Silly Monster Rattles
Babies chew on absolutely everything! Keeping that in mind, Brenda made sure that the rattle inserts in each eye would stay put. Both the knitted and crocheted versions are made all in one piece beginning with the eyes, then working the top of the head downward to the front of the mouth, then through the center of the donut (while adding bobbles for teeth), and through to the back of the donut. This design lessens the chance of any pieces coming loose in the baby’s mouth. Suitable for all ages.
Skill Level Intermediate
Yarn Weight 2
Finished Size 5″ wide and 4 ¼ ” tall (not including eyes).
Yarn Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport (100% pima cotton; 197 yd [180 m]/1 3/4 oz [50 g]): #105 young leaf (MC), #117 bright white (CC1), and #121 phantom (CC2); 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.
Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); waste yarn; size D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; set of two 3/4″ x 1/2″ rattle inserts (mini rattles available from from www.FeltandCraft.com); polyester fiberfill.
Gauge 27 sts and 40 rows = 4″ in St st.
Hook Size C/2 (2.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Removable st markers (m); tapestry needle; set of two 3/4″ x 1/2″ rattle inserts (mini rattles available from from www.FeltandCraft.com); polyester fiberfill.
Gauge 26 sts and 30 rnds = 4″ in sc worked in the rnd before stuffing with fiberfill. (Cheater’s gauge: finish one eye and fold flat. Eye should measure 11/2″ diameter.)