Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crochet Loop Baby Toy

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Here is a great craft if you know how to crochet and have a little one too!
I found this over at Herbst Handmade's Blog! 



Crochet Pattern - LOOP Baby Toy


Now that my littlest is almost four months old, I've been working on some fun, grabby baby toys. This is a cute one that I'm calling "loop". I've sold a handful in the shop. They are super-easy to make, so I've decided to post a little tutorial so you can make them for the little one's in your life. Enjoy!
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"LOOP" - A Baby Rattle Grab Toy
by Amy Herbst



MATERIALS NEEDED:
-3.25 mm crochet hook
-Worsted weight yarn of your choice (here I've used Patons Classic Wool)
-1 or 2 small jingle bells (they just need to be small enough to fit in the large tube)
-Stuffing material



INSTRUCTIONS:
- Starting with the first small outer ring, chain 6.
- Slip stitch in the first chain you made to form a ring.
Stuff the tube lightly as you work
- Make 1 single crochet in each single crochet around until you have a little tube measuring 6 inches long.




-Bring the two ends of your 6" tube together to form a ring, stitch closed.

Repeat above instructions to make a total of two small rings.

For the large inner ring:
- Chain 12 (or 14, depending on your tension)--you want it to be nice and tight
- Slip stitch in the first chain you made to form a ring.

Stuff the tube firmly as you work, adding in a small jingle bell or two

- Make 1 single crochet in each single crochet (changing colors as desired) until you have a tube measuring 10.5 inches long.



- Slide the two small rings onto the large tube.
- Bring the ends of the large tube together to form a ring and stitch closed.



TA-DA! Easy-peasy. You just made a "Loop" baby toy!





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5 comments:

Hee103 said...

Great tutorial!!

PinkSparkle And Lace said...

Laurie!!! What did I miss? Your littlest is 4 months old?? I know I've been busy but how could I miss you having a baby? I'm trying to do the math here ... we did the craft show in October.... Lol, maybe you mean Puppy? Cause you sure carried well :-)
Wonderful tutorial. I need to expand my crochet skills. I can do a straight line with no problem. I recently learned how to go in a circle but need to practice more. YouTube, here I come!
P.S. I finally took the machine out of the box!
xo
Tammy

Laurie said...

Hi Tammy! LOL no, not me! That is a craft post from Herbst Handmade :) My little giant is about to turn 20 months old. I can't crochet... would like to learn how to craft with yarn though! I'm happy you finally took your machine out of the box- next step.... Using it! lol

PinkSparkle And Lace said...

OMG!! LOL, wow, talk about jumping to conclusions :-) Geez, so sorry!
I should read a little s l o w e r! I actually sped up after seeing the "almost 4 months" part. Lol. I was so baffled at how great you looked in Oct ~ what with getting ready to deliver and all !!!
I know, I know... my son was anxiously pushing me to figure out how to embroider his initial on all his shirts. Lol. I'll get right on that.

Laurie said...

LOL - That would be the 'dream pregnancy' Tammy =)

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