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Teething Necklace & Teether

Now that most of The Animator's Wife's friends have settled down and gotten married, everyone's gone on to the next step of having babies. Two of our friends are due in October, so you know what that means: time for a new baby crochet pattern!

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.

Mommy's Teething Necklace


A new design this year is our teething ring.

Teether

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.

Materials
MC: Size 10 crochet thread
CC: Size 10 crochet thread
2.75mm crochet hook
1-inch wooden beads: 7 for necklace, 4 for teether
3/8-1/2-inch wide ribbon
Yarn needle
Sewing needle
Sewing thread in color to match ribbon

Crochet Beads
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.

Accents
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.

Assembly

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.

Abbreviations
beg          beginning
CC          contrasting color
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
ea          each
MC          main color
rep          repeat
rem          remaining
rnd          round
rnds          rounds
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
tog          together

4 comments:

  1. Looks easy! I hate always making a blanket for everyone. It just gets put in the pile of other blankets received:(
    I'll be making some!

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    1. It's our new favorite thing to make for moms-to-be since we have less time to crochet now. :)

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  2. This looks lovely! What an awesome idea. My little one just LOVES to chomp on anything and everything. Why not chomp on something pretty (that mommy made)? Thanks for sharing your pattern.

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  3. This is seriously awesome and now my go-to gift for baby showers! There are SO MANY dumpy looking nursing necklaces out there. This is something I'd wear even if my baby wasn't with me!

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