I’ve had the idea for some crochet toys rattling around in my head for some time (see what I did there?). I wanted it to be an organic, scrappy looking rattle that’s super easy to make and can be made from scraps you have lying around the house. This is a great baby gift for anyone who doesn’t particularly want to make a baby blanket and for anyone who wants to dip their toe into the world of amigurumi.
I’ve had many Crochettes ask for an amigurumi project so I thought it was about time I did one.
These are a very quick make (pretty sure I made the sample in a single evening and I was writing down the instructions as I went!) and you can make them in any colours you like. I have a musician mate who’s pregnant and I’m definitely making a black and white rock star version for her bub!
I generally always make blankets for babies – they tend to get used and loved a bit more than clothing in my experience but I know that a lot of people live in very hot climates and aren’t too keen on making blankets for gifts for tropical babies.
I thought a baby rattle pattern would be a perfect introduction into crochet toy making as well as being a great gift pattern for the little ones in your life.
Yarn: Moda Vera Yarns Beetle (50% cotton/50% acrylic; 1.76 ounces/50 g; 120 yards/110 meters) Color A: 1 ball in cream, Color B: 1 ball in turquoise
US C/2 (2.75 mm) hook
1 – 0.87 x 0.43-inch (22 x 11 mm) rattle insert
1 – 2.20-inch (56 mm) smooth baby teething ring
Small amount of embroidery thread and embroidery needle for eyes.