Hacky Sacks

Hacky sacks are a great way for our local Troops and First Responders to both exercise and boost their morale. These easy to make hacky sacks are a fun project to make and a great way to use up your scrap yarn!

Due to military rules, these balls cannot be shipped overseas because they contain a food/seed item. The hacky sacks will instead be sent to National Guard members, US military installations, and first responders within the USA.


Ball is crocheted in continuous rounds. Do not join. Use stitch markers or yarn to mark rows.

If you are new to amigurumi, here are a couple of suggested stitches to learn:

  • Use the “Yarn Under” technique to lessen the possibility of holes in fabric.
  • Use “Invisible Decrease” and “Invisible Increase” for the same reason.

While not necessary, these techniques can greatly improve the look of the finished product. Search the Internet and Youtube.com for instructional videos for these stitches and other helpful hints. Good luck and most importantly, HAVE FUN making them!


Operation Gratitude in Action

We now have a Facebook group called Operation Gratitude in Action for our Handmade With Love donors and we hope you’ll join us! Come and meet volunteers from across the country, share pictures of your work, and join our virtual crafting circles!

Every Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon, we have Zoom meetups and chat that brings together our volunteers for some crafting and chatting. You do not need to be a crafter to join the conversation!

You can find the links to our Zoom meeting in the “events” menu of the group.


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