Many of you will recognize our Teething Necklace, whose pattern we are publishing for the first time ever today. Little Lovely loved feeling the textures of this necklace so much while she was nursing that she still has an obsession with necklaces to this day.
A new design this year is our teething ring.
Wouldn't they make an adorable pair as matching accessories for Mother and Baby?
Safety Note: Federal guidelines state that in order for a toy to be safe for infants, it cannot have any removable parts that are smaller than 1 inch in diameter. Objects smaller than 1 inch in any dimension can cause a choking hazard. Therefore, if you intend to make either of these projects for an infant, be sure the bow is secure by sewing it firmly with a needle and thread (or any means necessary) so that it doesn't become untied. And be sure to inform the recipient that Baby should only be allowed to play with it under direct supervision.
If you have never crocheted over beads before, please see this tutorial for a primer.
MC: Size 10 crochet thread
CC: Size 10 crochet thread
2.75mm crochet hook
2.75mm crochet hook
1-inch wooden beads: 7 for necklace, 4 for teether
3/8-1/2-inch wide ribbon
Sewing thread in color to match ribbon
Make 3 for necklace or 2 for teether.
With MC, ch 6. Join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1. Ch 1, 6 sc in ring. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn between rounds. 6 sc.
Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea sc around. 12 sc.
Rnd 3. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.
Rnd 4. *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.
Rnds 5-11. Sc in ea sc around.
Insert bead with hole aligned with beginning ring.
Rnd 12. *Sc in next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.
Rnd 13. *Sc in next sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.
Rnd 14. *Sc2tog over next 2 sc; rep from * around. Finish off. 6 sc.
Make 2 for necklace or 4 for teether.
With CC, ch 6. Join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1. Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. 12 dc.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, 5 dc in same dc as joining, 6 dc in ea rem dc around. Finish off. 72 dc.
Weave in all ends. Cut ribbon to desired length and thread onto a yarn needle. Thread on Beads and Accents as shown in photos. If desired, knot the ribbon between beads to prevent them from sliding. Tie ribbon in a bow to close, and sew bow securely to prevent it from becoming untied (see Safety Note above). Trim tails of bow evenly.
CC contrasting color
dc double crochet
MC main color
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch