Make a classic kids toy! This crochet hacky sack, or crochet foot bag, is a fun summer and spring past time for everyone in the family. It takes skill and coordination, but keep practicing and you will get it!
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FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Hacky Sack | Make your very own foot bag with this easy crochet pattern! Mix and match colors to make it your own.

The idea for today’s free crochet pattern is brought to you by my husband Dallas! He was a real whiz with a hacky sack back in the the day (still is!). It’s funny, and really cool,  how you can be married to someone for almost a decade but still learn little things about him/her. He can keep this crochet hacky sack going for a while, and it’s fun to watch him teach our 5 year old his mad skills!  I was never good at it, but it’s fun to stand around in a circle laughing, chatting and kicking around a foot bag (fun fact: “foot bag” is the generic term for a Hacky Sack). 

Crochet Hacky Sack

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3.25 mm hook
-Fingering Weight Yarn, Cotton works best (Knit Picks Comfy Fingering)
– Plastic Filler 
Darning Needle

Abbreviations: (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease
Sl st – Slip Stitch

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Notes: The ch 1 does not count in total row count. 1st st will always be worked in same st at the beginning chain. Always join with first sc, not with the beginning ch 1. 

Start with a Magic Ring
1. Sc 8 into ring. Join with sl st. (8 sts)
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (16 st)
3. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc in last st. Join with sl st (21 sts)
4. Ch 1. *Sc in next 3 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 5 times. Sc in last st. Join with sl st. (26 sts)
5. Ch 1. *Sc in next 5 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 2 sts. Join with sl st. (30 sts)
6. Ch 1. *Sc in next 6 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Sc in next 2 sts. Join with sl st. (34 sts)
7. Ch 1. *Sc in next 8 sts. Work 2 sc in next st*  work 3 times. Sc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st. (37 sts)
8. Ch 1. *Sc in next 9 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work  3 times. Sc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st. (40 sts)
9. Ch 1. *Sc in next 9. Work 2 sc in next st*  work 4 times. Join with sl st. (44 sts)
10. Ch 1. *Sc in next 10 sts. Work 2 sc in next st* work 4 times. Join with sl st.  (48 sts)
11. – 16.  Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (48 sts)
17.  Ch 1. *Sc in next 10 sts. Sc2tog.* work 4 times. Join with sl st. (44 sts)
18. Ch 1. Sc in next 4 sts. Sc2tog. *Sc in next 9 sts. Sc2tog* work 3 times. Sc in next 5 sts. Join with sl st. (40 sts)
19. Ch 1. *Sc in next 9 sts. Sc2tog.* work 3 times. Sc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st. (37 sts)
20. Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts. Sc2tog. *Sc in next 8 sts. Sc2tog* work 3 times. Sc in next 2 sts.  Join with sl st. (33 sts)
21. Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sts. *Sc in next 6 sts. Sc2tog* work 3 times. Sc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st. (30 sts)
22. Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog. *Sc in next 5 sts. Sc2tog* work 3 times. Sc in next 5 sts. Join with sl st. (26 sts)
23. Ch 1. Sc2tog. *Sc in next 3 sts. Sc2tog* work 4 times. Sc in next 4 sts. Join with sl st. (21 sts)

Fill the hacky sack with your desired filling about 3/4 full. 

24. Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sts. Sc2tog.* work 5 times. Sc in last st. Join with sl st. (16 sts)
25. Ch 1. Sc2tog in each st around. Join with sl st. (8 sts)

Leave a long tail.

Sew up the remain hole with your darning needle and tail. Weave in ends. 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Hacky Sack | Make your very own foot bag with this easy crochet pattern! Mix and match colors to make it your own.
FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Hacky Sack | Make your very own foot bag with this easy crochet pattern! Mix and match colors to make it your own.

The Boy was having so much fun! Unfortunately, he is like me in that he gets frustrating quickly when things don’t come easily, but I think he will get it soon.
I think we found our  new family game. 

Do you remember playing Hacky Sack? 

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22 Comments

  1. Could you kindly explain what line 3 mean or how to crochet it. It is probably simple for a lot of and also very simple. I can come up with how I think it should be its just I have never read it in a pattern before. This is in the Crochet Hacky Sack – Whistle and Ivy. Need answer now, please. Thanks, Tutorial with the pattern is always very helpfu.l

  2. OMGosh! I can’t believe this is in my newsfeed today. Literally, 2 days ago my oldest grandson said, “Hey! We need hacky sacks! They’re so much fun!” He’s about to turn 23… and wants to teach his little brother to play. THANK YOU!!!

  3. So glad you shared this pattern. We participate in Project Christmas Box and I like to make boxes for the older kids. I messed around trying to get the right size hacks sack, but it just wasn’t quite right. I’ll be whipping up a few of these this year!

      1. Please, do not use beans or rice and anything else that puffs when wet. Not only will it absorb moisture, but can also rot.

        Either use steel BB’s {this makes for more of a trick/stall bag} or get the plastic pellets from: http://www.footbagshop.com/plastic-footbag-filler.html {These are typically better for passing games and good to do a full 90 – 100% fill to keep the round shape better}.

      1. Bethany
        I bought the hacky sack pattern and had trouble down loading . can you send again. Bought on 4-10-17
        Thank you
        Janet

    1. It’s a game! You stand in a circle and kick it back and forth to the different people standing in the circle. You can also get pretty fancy with the kicking by using the sides of your feet. It’s pretty fun when you get the hang of it.