Thursday, February 9, 2012

a simple rattle*

With the small amount of yarn I had left over from my sister-in-law’s baby shower set, I decided to create a rattle pattern. It is so quick and simple you can crochet it on the way to the baby shower for a last minute gift. This pattern calls for two balls to be made, one having a longer tube crocheted from it, and then sewed together.  I haven't measured exactly, but I think one small skein of Sugar'n Cream may make two rattles.

Simple baby rattle

after round 4
Materials needed: Small amount of Sugar’n Cream in a fun color, 2 large jingle bells, stuffing, F (3.75mm) hook
Do not join with a slip stitch, worked in rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your first stitch and keep count of your rounds.
For the first ball, in a magic ring, sc 6x.
Rnd1: 2sc ss 6x (12sc)
Rnd2: *2sc ss, sc, repeat to marker. (18sc)
Rnd3: *2sc ss, sc 2x, repeat around. (24sc)
Rnd4: *2sc ss, sc 3x, repeat around. (30sc)
Rnds5-8: sc in each, move your st marker as you go. (30sc)
Rnd9: *sc2tog, sc 3x, repeat around. (24sc)
Rnd10: *sc2tog, sc 2x, repeat around. Stuff and add your bell now. (18sc)
Rnd11: *sc2tog, sc in next st, repeat around. (12sc)
Rnds12-21: sc around, move your st marker and stuff as you go. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing onto the other ball.
Repeat rounds 1 through 12 for the second ball. Leave the end long enough to sew to the first ball.

second ball completed

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  1. Replies
    1. Rounds 12 -21 says to continue single crocheting in rounds and stuffing as you go. Leave the tail long to sew to the other sphere.

  2. I simply sew them together with whip stitches.


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