Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Giraffe Teething Ring Rattle



This pattern is free to view on my blog. A PDF version is available here at a small cost which contains photo instructions of how to attach the head to the ring.



Measurements:
11cm tall from tip of ossicone to bottom of ring.  
6cm tall from tip of ossicone to neck.

You will need:
·      Yarn needle 
·      Soft toy filling
·      6mm safety eyes 
·      3mm crochet hook 
·      24mm rattle ball 
·      55mm teething ring 
·      Black 4ply yarn (for mouth) 
·      DK Yarn – Approx. 40m (note that these brands are a thinner DK yarn. 4ply maybe more suitable)
o  Baby Joy DY Choice DK – Sunrise (yellow)
o  Wendy Peter Pan DK – Cream
o  Wendy Peter Pan DK – Brown 


Stitches and abbreviations used: (US terminology is used)
·      MR - Magic ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
·      Ch - Chain 
·      SC - Single crochet 
·      Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
·      Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
·      FLO – Front Loop Only 
·      BLO – Back Loop Only 
·      YO – Yarn Over 
·      ST - Stitch                                                    
·      SLST - Slip stitch 
·      R – Round or Row 
·      FO - Finish Off

Other things to note....
·      Most of this pattern is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track.
·      The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round.
·      *  * indicates repeated series of stitches. 
·      Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product. This is done by using the FLO of the stitches while making the decrease. 
·      Changing colour – complete the stitch before the colour change by working the last yarn over of the stitch with the new colour. 
·      Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch.
·      Remember to stuff the product little and often as you work.


Head - Cream
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2. 
*inc* x6 (12)
3.
*1sc, inc* x6 (18)
4.
*1sc, inc, 1sc* x6 (24)
5-7.
Sc (24) – 3 rounds 
8.
*dec, 2sc* x6 (18)
9.
Change to yellow – FLO *1sc, inc, 1sc* x6 (24)
10.
4sc, *1sc, inc* x6, 8sc (30)the increase here will make the top of the head. It may be helpful to mark them to aid with the eye positioning.
11. 
Sc (30) – stuff the nose 
12.
6sc, *inc, 2sc* x6, 6sc (36) 
13.
*5sc, inc* x6 (42) – Place safety eyes (approx.) between R9-10, 7sts apart.
14-18.
Sc (42) – 5 rounds 
19.
*5sc, dec* x6 (36) – insert the rattle and continue stuffing until closing.  
20.
*2sc, dec, 2sc* x6 (30)
21.
*3sc, dec* x6 (24)
22.
*1sc, dec, 1sc* x6 (18)
23.
*1sc, dec* x6 (12)
24.
*dec* x6 (6)

FO – Close hole. Leaving long yarn tail. This will be used later to sew the head to the teething ring.
Using a strand of brown yarn, embroider on the nose detail and thinner black yarn to embroider the mouth.



Ears x2 – Yellow
1.
4sc into MR (4) 
2.
*inc, 1sc* x2 (6)
3.
*inc, 2sc* x2 (8)
4.
*inc, 1sc* x4 (12)
5.
*inc, 2sc* x4 (16)
6-8.
Sc (16) – 3 rounds 
9.
*dec* x8 (8) 

FO – leaving yarn tail. Flatten the piece and then fold the bottom in half sewing into shape. Sew to head at approx. R13-15. 14st apart. 



Ossicones x2 – Brown
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2.
*inc, 2sc* x2 (8)
3-7.
Sc (8) – 5 rounds 
8.
Change to yellow – *1sc, inc* x4 (12) – stuff the piece

FO – leaving yarn tail. Sew to head between the ears at approx. R14-16. 5st apart.



Teething ring cover – Yellow
1.
Ch 21 
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 20sc
3-13.
Ch1, turn, 20sc – approx. 11 rows. Check this fits snuggly around the ring, you may need more or less rows.

FO – Leaving long yarn tail. Place the piece around the ring and use the last row and back loop from the chains to sew together into place. Sew the head to the teething ring. 



Spots x2 – Brown
1.
6sc into MR (6)
2.
*inc* x6 (12)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to ring cover either side of the head. 

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1 comment:

Bindy said...

A Big thank you for this cute Giraffe Rattler and teether..