Friday, August 19, 2011

Rattle Pattern

I love making these rattles for baby showers -- so quick and simple! And cute!

G Hook
Worsted weight yarn
Ch 15, join with a sl st in first ch you made -- this forms a circle.
Round 1: 2 sc in each st around (30 stitches total)
Round 2: (2 sc, sc) around (45 total)
Round 3: (2 sc, sc, sc) around
Round 4-8: Sc in each
Round 9: (Dec, sc, sc) around
Round 10: (Dec, sc) around
Round 11: Dec around

Line the holes up and stitch them together, stuffing the middle with fiberfill as you go, until closed into a donut shape.
Top with any shape you like! I love to make the flower you can find HERE, then make it a rattle by doing the following:

Ch 2
Round 1: Sc 7 in the first ch
Round 2: 2 sc in each
Round 3: Sc each
Then tie a jingle bell to the inside of the circle (or any kind of rattle), and sew it onto the flower.

See? Easy, right?! I've also made one with a ball or a dog head for little boys.  Get creative :)

(oh, and if you like the hat in the picture, it's on Ravelry HERE; and the headband is a very simple one -- like the one HERE)

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