This garter stitch ball is about 4 or 4.5 inches in diameter — about the size of a grapefruit — and is shaped by short rows. It’s a good for using up odds and ends of yarns of different colors. Each section takes about 4 yards of yarn.
This is a perfect toy for a child about a year old, just at the age they begin to walk — it’s soft, easy to hold onto, machine washable and dryable (if made and stuffed with synthetic materials), and can be made in bright, attractive colors.
Find the free knitted ball pattern here: link