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Free Crochet Baby Rattle Patterns

Updated on November 4, 2013

Crochet Toys Make Great Gifts!

I have several friends and family members who are expecting new babies and I decided it would be fun to give them each a little hand made toy. I found a few pictures of adorable crochet rattles online but I couldn't find the patterns to match the pictures. So, I decided to write the patterns myself and I think they turned out really well!

Here are 2 patterns that I wrote to make crochet rattles. Feel free to use them to make gifts or to sell but please do not redistribute the patterns without permission. I hope you enjoy!

Crochet Toy Pattern Book

Amigurumi Two!: Crocheted Toys for Me and You and Baby Too
Amigurumi Two!: Crocheted Toys for Me and You and Baby Too

This book contains over 25 fun, creative toys patterns to crochet! Everything from teddy bears to robots and bumble bees to cakes and cookies!

This one is on my wish list. It has a rating of 4 1/2 stars on Amazon and the reviews say that the patterns are easy to follow and the finished products are simply adorable!

 
Crochet Baby Toy
Crochet Baby Toy

Crochet Teething Ring Pattern

These homemade teethers make really great baby shower gifts. I like to attach them to the top of a wrapped present for that special homemade touch. They're great for baby because they're easy to grasp, fun to rattle and safe to chew on.

Loopy Teething Ring by RasuDesign

Materials Needed

- your choice of worsted weight yarn

- 3.25 mm crochet hook

- 2 or 3 small jingle bells

- stuffing material

Large Ring Instructions

Round 1: Chain 12

Round 2: Slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring

Round 3-13: 1 single crochet in each stitch around.

Begin to stuff piece firmly and continue to stuff as you go. Don't forget to add a couple jingle bells!

Round 14 - end: continue 1 sc in each st around (change colors as desired) until you have a tube that measures about 8 inches long (can do longer or shorter depending on what you want)

Set the large ring aside until small rings are completed

Small Ring Instructions

Round 1: Chain 6

Round 2: Slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring

Round 3 - 13: 1 single crochet in each stitch around

Begin to stuff piece firmly and continue to stuff as you go

Round 14 - end: continue 1 sc in each st around until you have a tube that measures about 5 inches long

Before finishing, test the small ring around your large ring to make sure it fits!

Finishing: bring the ends of the ring together and stitch closed

Repeat to create more small rings. My sample has 2 small rings. How many will yours have?

Finishing

Slide the small rings onto the large tube you created previously.

Bring the ends of the the large tube together to form a ring and stitch closed. Viola! Now you have a beautiful homemade baby toy!

Make Your Own Rattle
Make Your Own Rattle

Make Your Own Rattle Insert

It's super easy to make your own rattle insert for your homemade toys! All you need is 2 bottle caps and a jingle bell.Put the bell in on of the caps then tape the other cap on top! This helps keep the bell from being muffled by the stuffing so it can keep it's happy jingle sound.

Depending on the size of your toy, you can also use a prescription medicine bottle or a plastic Easter egg to hold your bell.

Looking for a more "rattle-y" sound? try putting beads, uncooked peas or beans, or any other small object in your rattle. Try out different items to get the sound you like!

Crochet Bear Toy
Crochet Bear Toy

Crochet Bear Rattle Pattern

This little rattle is sure to make baby smile! Create several in different colors for a family of bears or you can change the details to make a little bald person or different animals.

Lil Buddy Bear Rattle By RasuDesign

Materials Needed

- 3.25 mm crochet hook

- 4 colors worsted weight yarn of your choice (sample uses - Color A: Green, Color B: Purple, Color C: Brown, Color D: tan)

- stuffing material

- jingle bell or rattle insert

Instructions

Round 1: Start with Color A 6 single crochet in a magic ring

Round 2: 2 sc in each st around - 12 sts

Round 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 6 times - 18 sts

Round 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st) 6 times - 24 sts

Round 5 - 9: sc in each st around

Round 10 - 13: Using Color B sc in each st around

Round 14 - 17: Using Color A sc in each st around

Round 15: Using Color B (sc2tog, sc in next 2 st) 6 times - 18 sts

Round 16: (sc2tog, sc in next st) 6 times - 12 sts

Round 17-18: Using Color A sc in each st around - 12 sts

Round 19: Using Color C (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around: 18 sc

Round 20: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around: 24 sc

Round 21: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around: 30 sc

Round 22 - 24: sc in each st around: 30 sc

Round 23: (decrease, sc in next 3 sc) 6 times: 24 sc

Round 24: (decrease, sc in next 2 sc) 6 times: 18 sc

Round 25: (decrease, sc in next sc) 6 times: 12 sc

Fill sphere with fiberfill and place your rattle insert or jingle bell in the center.

Round 26: decrease around: 6 sc

Round 27: continue to decrease each st until the sphere is closed. FO

Snout, Nose and Mouth:

Round 1: Using Color D (tan), 6 double crochet in a magic ring

Round 2: stitch onto bear head

Round 3: Use black embroidery thread to create a nose and mouth on bear snout

Eyes:

Round 1: Using Color E (Black) ch 2

Round 2: slip stitch into 1st ch FO

Round 3: Repeat for 2 eyes

Round 4: stitch to bear head

Ears:

Round 1: Using Color D (tan) ch 2

Round 2: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook

Round 3: ch 1 in next sc, turn

Round 4: 1 sc in each sc around (6 sc)

Round 5: Using Color C (brown) join with sc in corner of first piece

Round 6: 1 sc in each sc around (6 sc)

I'd love to know your experience with using these baby rattle crochet patterns! I'm very new to pattern writing and want to make sure everyone can understand the instructions. Feel free to leave any questions or comments here.

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      grandmaleslie1 3 years ago

      I tried one bear but miss understood the pattern. I think I might have been too tired. I'm going to try again this weekend. I'll try to keep you posted