African flower soccer ball begins to take shape

Today was long on driving and short on crochet.

My day began in Birmingham, Alabama; from there, I headed north to Huntsville for my youngest son’s Space Academy graduation.

After a well-organized presentation of the graduates, we returned to Birmingham to pick up my husband who had been at the Institute for Genealogical and Historical Research (I call it genealogy camp) held at Samford University. We then stopped at Jim and Nick’s Bar-B-Q to refuel ourselves before beginning the trek home.

At some point along the 270 mile path we traversed from Birmingham, Alabama, to Anderson, South Carolina, where we have stopped for the night, I did manage to piece together a part of the future African Flower soccer ball, and here is what I came up with:

A future crochet soccer ball made of crochet hexagons and crochet pentagons
One view of a future African Flower soccer ball

After piecing it together, I realized that the joining method I chose (single crochet through both loops with right sides together) is probably not the best choice, as I will have at least two short seams that cannot be completed that way.

In any event, I am looking forward to tomorrow which will be (I hope) a day of more crochet and less driving.

Update: Since this post was originally written, I have completed a pattern so that you can make your own crochet soccer ball:

Related: Free crochet soccer ball pattern

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