Friday, March 28, 2014

Baby Teether Toy

My baby loves playing with crochet swatches so I made a few toys just for her.  Made with cotton yarn, these toys can be wet and frozen to give cool soothing relief to sore gums.  Your baby will love the bright contrasting colors and textures.


You only need scraps of cotton yarn such as Sugar 'n Cream.  I used a size G crochet hook but you can use any similar sized hook.

This pattern uses US crochet terms, if you have any questions about this pattern, leave a comment and I will do my best to help you out.

Teething Toys

As with all toys, supervise baby at play and remove any toys which become damaged or unsafe.


Triangle Teether
Special stitches used: fpdc = front post double crochet; bpdc = back post double crochet; popcorn
To make the popcorn stitch: *yo, insert the hook into the st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook, repeat from * 4 more times working into the same st, yo and pull through all the loops on the hook.
    Foundation: with black, ch 15, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.
  1. Ch 1, *1 sc in next 4 st, 3sc in next st, repeat from * 2 more times, sl st in first sc to join round
  2. Ch 1, 1 sc in next 4 st, 3 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 st, repeat from *2 more times, 1 sc in next 2 st, sl st in first sc to join round, fasten off. Your work should be a triangle with 27 st around, 8 stitches on each side and 1 stitch in each corner. The corner st will not be worked into.
  3. Find the center sc of any corner, in the next st join on blue and ch 3, 1dc in next 7 st.
  4. Ch 3, turn, *1fpdc in the next st, 1 bpdc in next st, repeat from * 2 more times, 1dc in top of ch 3.
  5. Repeat row 3, fasten off
  6. Find the center sc of the next corner, in the next st join on yellow and ch 3, skip 1 st, [dc, ch 3, dc] in the next st, skip 2 st, [dc, ch 3, dc] in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in next st
  7. Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in space between the first 2 dc, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 sc in space between the dc and beginning ch.
  8. Ch 3, turn, *skip 2 st, [dc ch 3, dc] in next st, repeat from * once, skip 2 st, dc in last st
  9. repeat row 7, fasten off
  10. Find the center of the last corner, in the next st join on red, ch 2, *popcorn st in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * 2 more times, dc in last st.
  11. Ch 2, turn, *popcorn in the next st, sc in next st, repeat from * 2 more times,
  12. repeat row 11
  13. repeat row 11, fasten off.
  14. Weave in ends, launder to remove any residual dye or processing chemicals before giving to baby.

Circle Teether
Foundation: with black, ch 17, sl st to first ch to form a ring
  1. ch 1*1 sc in next ch, 2sc in next ch, repeat from * 7 more times, sl st into beginning ch 1 to join the round
  2. ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st in first sc to join round, fasten off.
  3. Join red on any st, sc in same st, 1sc in next 4 st
  4. *ch 1 turn, 1sc in each st across, repeat from * 4 more times for a total of 6 rows, fasten off.
  5. repeat step 3-4 for each color in turn
  6. weave in ends, launder to remove any residual dye or processing chemicals before giving to baby.

Square Teether
Foundation: with black, ch 17, sl st into first st to join round
  1. ch 1, *1 sc in next 3 st, 3sc in next st, repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in beginning ch 1 to join
  2. ch 1, 1 sc in next 4 st, 3sc in next st, *1 sc in next 5 st, 3 sc in next st, repeat from * 2 more times, 1 sc in next st, sl st to beginning ch 1 to join round, fasten off
  3. find the center sc of any corner and join on green. Skip 3 st, 8 tr in the next st, skip 3 st, sl st into the next st.
  4. repeat step 3 with orange, yellow and purple on the other 3 sides.
  5. weave in ends, launder to remove any residual dye or processing chemicals before giving to baby.


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