I remember in high school before classes started each morning a bunch of kids would play hacky sack. I was not coordinated enough to play but I did love to watch.
I am still not coordinated enough to play so my way of getting involved in this sport is to crochet the hacky sacks!
I wrote up this quick and easy free pattern for hacky sacks. They are filled with dried beans. I have used pinto & black beans but any dried bean could be used.
These are crocheted in the round without joining at the beginning of each round.
worsted weight acrylic yarn
F hook (3.75MM)
RND1: sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sts)
RND2: 2sc in each st. (12 sts)
RND3: *2sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 5 times (18 sts)
RND4: *2sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 5 times (24 sts)
RND5-10: sc in each st. (24 sts)
RND11: *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * 5 times (18 sts)
RND12: *sc2tog, sc in next st; rep from * 5 times (12 sts)
-fill mostly up with dried beans
RND13: *sc2tog; rep from * 5 times (6 sts)
cut yarn leaving tail. Use the tail to sew the hole shut. Weave in ends and cut tail.