Oh, this wonderful moment, when your baby starts not only to hold toys but to take them from you! Finally you can really play with him or her! Is it possible to teach a baby to take toys or does it happen by itself? I don’t know, but I am sure that a baby takes a toy only if it really wants the toy! And of course it has to be able to hold the toy (little hands are soo small!). A thin ring with a funny face is what you need right now! And again, there is no better toy that the one which is made by the mom!
This pattern is very very simple and 2 hours will be more than enough to complete it! I crocheted it so fast so I forgot to take pictures in the process. That’s why the tutorial contains only pictures of the result. But as I said, it’s easy! Just start and remember: you don’t have to take exactly the same colours or make the exact same face for the piggy. Just be creative and think what your baby will like!
You will need:
- 3.00 mm crochet hook
- Beige, light pink and brown yarn
- 6 mm safety eyes
- Scissors and sewing needle
- Kinder Surprise plastic egg (or any other small container) and a couple of coffee beans (or any other noise makers)
- ch – chain
- st – stitch
- sc – single crochet
- inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase the number of stitches)
- dec – 2 sc together (used to decrease the number of stitches)
- X 6 – repeat 6 times
- at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets
Before you start have a look at my tricks for crocheting amigurumi. I am sure you will find it helpful! Have fun crocheting!
Ring (start with light pink yarn):
Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Round 2 – Round 6: sc in all 6 st (6)
Change to brown yarn.
Round 7 – Round 12: sc in all 6 st (6)
Round 13 – Round 54: sc in all st. Keep changing the colours every 6 rounds (6)
Change to beige yarn, we will crochet the head now.
Round 55: inc X 6 (12)
Round 56: (sc in next st, inc) X 6 (18)
Round 57: (sc in next 2 st, inc) X 6 (24)
Round 58: (sc in next 3 st, inc) X 6 (30)
Round 59: (sc in next 4 st, inc) X 6 (36)
Round 60: (sc in next 5 st, inc) X 6 (42)
Round 61: (sc in next 6 st, inc) X 6 (48)
Round 62 – Round 68: sc in all st (48)
Round 69: (sc in next 6 st, dec) X 6 (42)
Round 70: (sc in next 5 st, dec) X 6 (36)
Now insert safety eyes (one eye between rounds 63 and 64, the second one between rounds 66 and 67), embroider a mouth. Insert a wire in the ring but don’t stuff it. Insert a noise making container in the head, stuff the head.
Round 71: (sc in next 4 st, dec) X 6 (30)
Round 72: (sc in next 3 st, dec) X 6 (24)
Round 73: (sc in next 2 st, dec) X 6 (18)
Round 74: (sc in next st, dec) X 6 (12)
Round 75: dec X 6 (6)
Cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing. Sew the head to the second end of the ring.
Nose (work with light pink yarn):
Round 1: (3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) X 2 (10)
Round 2: (sc in next st, inc, sc in next 3 st) X 2 (12)
Round 3 – Round 4: sc in all st (12)
Cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing, stuff the nose and sew it to the head.
Ears (work with rose yarn, make two):
4 sc in magic ring (4)
Round 1: inc X 4 (8)
Round 2: (inc, sc in next 2 st, inc) X 2 (12)
Round 3: (inc, sc in next 4 st, inc) X 2 (16)
Cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing, stuff the ears and sew them to the head.
So, it looks like the rattle is finished! You did a good job, I hope your baby will have a lot of fun with the piggy rattle!
Was it fun to crochet with this tutorial? Have a look at my other patterns, maybe you will find something you like there!