Crocheting a baby rattle proves to be practical in several ways: Firstly, you can use your cotton wool leftovers, because babies like it colourful. Secondly, you can quickly make and finish a personal gift when a dear friend is about to have a baby. And thirdly, you've made something useful with this toy that will help the little sweetheart in its development. You have various options for making the rattle yourself. You can add a funny animal head to the rattle toy and crochet a bunny baby rattle or a frog rattle. Alternatively, you can connect your crocheted rattle ball with more wooden beads and crochet a very individual baby pacifier chain. Or you can hide a rattle ball in a cute little Amigurumi item. This can be a self-crocheted animal, a fruit or a simple cone. By the way, you don't necessarily have to use the rattle balls you bought. Refilled Kinder Surprise eggs or small boxes are also suitable as rattle balls.
Crochet tutorials for baby rattles and dummy chains for beginners
To crochet a baby rattle you do not necessarily have to have a lot of handicraft experience. However, you should know how to crochet single (US: double) crochet, chain and slip stitches. Some projects also require double (US: treble) crochet stitches. You should also know how to increase and decreases the number of stitches. On our portal you can find patterns for crocheting baby rattles and dummy chains, which are suitable even for beginners. These are usually the simple rattles with a shaft. If you are looking for a more challenging project because you are already an advanced crocheter, you can choose an Amigurumi animal, which you not only stuff with cotton or wool, but also fill with a rattle ball. So, you see, with us you will find something for every level of knowledge.
Crocheting rabbit baby rattles
The rabbit baby rattle not only delights the little darling with its great rattling sound, but also offers him several ways to grab his toy. Whether you're making a rabbit head on a handle for grasping or crocheting a complete bunny baby rattle, the long bunny ears always offer your sweetheart an extra option for holding and shaking. Keep in mind that although the rabbit may look more professional with the safety eyes attached this is not quite baby-friendly. You should always be aware that frequent use of the toy may cause the eyes to come loose and be swallowed by the baby. To avoid this danger, you should definitely embroider the bunny face. As this is a baby toy, you should also embroider the moustache completely and NOT let the moustache hair hang down in the shape of individual wool threads.
Crochet rattle from Kinder surprise egg
To make a simple baby rattle yourself, you can buy rattle balls and rattle boxes of different sizes in numerous shops in a craft shop or on the internet. Alternatively, you can also make the little "noisemaker" yourself. You need either an empty little box, such as the small containers used for beads which are used for crafting. Or, even easier, you buy a Kinder surprise egg, enjoy the chocolate and use the yellow oval plastic egg. If you want to crochet a rattle from a surprise egg, you should make sure that you close your plastic cover well. To be on the safe side, either glue the surprise egg together after filling it with plastic glue or wrap a strip of adhesive tape around it. For a bright sound, use small wooden or plastic beads as contents. For a muffled, deeper sound you can use a large wooden bead or a small, light screw nut.
Crocheting an Amigurumi baby rattle
The term amigurumi comes from the Japanese and actually only means the art of knitting or crocheting small animal dolls or objects. So, every rattle that you crochet yourself is an Amigurumi baby rattle. You will always work with single (US: double) stitches, because besides the rattle box your self-crocheted Amigurumi rattle contains additional filling wool. On the one hand, you need this to stuff the body of your object. On the other hand, the soft cotton wool additionally protects the baby from injuries with the plastic box. In order for your crocheted rattle to look pretty and to not show any steps even with colour transitions, you should mark each round with a round marker. Do not crochet in spirals but start each round anew with a chain stitch and finish the old round with a slip stitch.
Crochet frog rattle
The frog rattle with its large mouth and small ears is usually very popular with babies. You can make a frog's head, which you either attach to a small wooden gripping ring which is surrounded by crochet work. Or you can crochet a thin handle on the funny animal head for the baby to hold onto. If you choose the rattle with handle, you fill your thin crochet tube with cotton wadding. This gives it stability and at the same time makes sure that your crocheted frog rattle is not too heavy. If you find the baby rattle with a ring more beautiful, you should only crochet around half of the ring. This way your little darling can decide for herself whether she prefers the soft crochet part or the firm wooden part. This way, in addition, a pretty teething ring is available to her when teething.
Crochet baby dummy chain
Even though for many babies the pacifier is one of their most important accessories, they like to pull the beloved dummy out of their mouth as soon as they can. As a result, it often happens that the pacifier gets "lost" in the pram or even falls out of the pram and lands on the floor. To avoid this, there are the practical dummy chains. These chains are attached to the baby’s clothes with a clip on one side. On the other side they have a loop where the pacifier can be threaded on. If you want to crochet a baby pacifier chain yourself, you have to pay attention to a few things:
The pacifier chains are standardized and may not exceed a length of 22 centimetres measured without clip.
No square or angular objects should be threaded onto the dummy chain so your sweetheart won’t hurt him- or herself.
everything you sew on the chain must be fastened in such a way that it cannot come loose even with strong pulling and frequent use.
To crochet the chain for the baby pacifier, you can either make a narrow crochet ribbon that you decorate with different objects, such as crochet flowers or crochet hearts. Or you can make little crocheted baby rattles and thread them on a string alternately with wooden beads.
What is important for a crocheted baby rattle?
The most important thing when crocheting a baby rattle is the material. Therefore, make sure that the yarn you use feels nice in your hand and is not scratchy. Because the skin of your little darling is still very sensitive. Your yarn must also be colourfast, because the baby not only picks up the toy in their hand, but also likes to test it for its taste. There must be no small objects attached to the homemade rattle for the baby that can come loose and be swallowed by the baby. In addition, the rattle should be light and not too big, because your little one does not have a lot of strength yet.
More ideas and patterns for crocheted baby rattles
Besides the rattles with a handle or the baby rattles which are made of an animal figure, you can crochet cones that resemble an ice cream cone. Your offspring can also grab and hold on to these pointed shapes with ease. Fill the form with filling wool and embed a rattle ball in the thicker part of the top. Alternatively, you can also simply fill the oval plastic tin of a Kinder surprise egg with small wooden beads, glue it shut and then crochet around it. Since this Kinder surprise egg rattle is not padded, you should make the filling as light as possible so that your sweetheart cannot hurt herself with the "heavy" egg. The baby rattle is usually crocheted with single (US: double) crochet stitches so that the filling does not push through the holes of the pattern. For parts that you don't need to fill, you can use double (US: treble), half double (US: treble) or even treble (US: double treble) crochet stitches.
Sell crochet tutorials for baby rattles
If you have invented your own baby rattle, you can even earn some money with your crochet patterns for baby rattles on our website. To do so, you have to summarize the individual crocheting steps in an easily understandable text and illustrate them with descriptive pictures. You can find out how to upload your tutorial on our portal and what you need to keep in mind in our guide to selling patterns. By the way, this does not only concern your tutorials for baby rattles. We are not a pure crochet portal. If you like knitting, sewing or other crafts, you will also find a separate section for each of your hobbies. And of course, you can also sell your great manuals in the other categories.
Crochet tips and tricks for baby rattle
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