Monkeyroo Baby Rattle

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This is a fun rattle for your baby or for a child you love, whether it is your niece,nephew, your grandchild or the baby of your best friend. It is easy and quick to make and you will delight any child you give it to.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Cafe, Red Heart Buff, scraps red Heart Black, Red Heart Carrot)
Crochet size F and size H hooks
1 little bell (I used a cat's little ball with a bell inside)
stuffing tool
measuring tape
scissors
pins
fiberfill
blunt needle

Note: If you prefer, you can use cotton yarn, but personally, I prefer acrylic yarn because it can be thrown into the washer and into the dryer without shrinkage and the toy could be kept clean for the child.

Body, make 2. With H hook and Cafe, ch 17.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (Ch 1 stands for 1 sc throughout). Row 2- 1 sc in next sc and in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (16 sts.)
Rows 3 to 15- Rep row 2. Fastenoff, leaving long tail to sew with. Place both squares right sides facing one another and whip stitch together the sides and the top using the long tails you left when you fastened off. Leave the bottom open.
Turn inside out and proceed to make the "face".

Monkey's face- Face Mask: (Make 2) With hook size F and Buff, ch 2. Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk.Sl st to close rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around.Sl st to close rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Muzzle- With Buff and F hook, ch 2. Rnd 1- 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk.Sl st to close rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around.Sl st to close rnd. Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Sl st to close rnd. Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, *1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Slip st to close rnd.
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each sc around. Fassten offl leaving long tail to sew with.
Eyes- With F hook and Black, ch 2. (Make 2) Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Rattle's Ring- With Carrot and H hook, Ch 7. Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hk and in all achians across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc). Rows 3-32: Rep row 2. Fasten off, leaving a tail as long as the strip you just crocheted. Thread a blunt needle with the end of the long yarn tail you just left and begin to whipstitch thestrip into a tube. Using a stuffing tool or a small dowel, push the fiberfill into the tube until the tube is firm. Sew both sides together into a doughnut. Fasten off.
Ears- With H hook and Buff, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st to close rnd. Rnd 2- Mke 2 sc in each sc around. Sl st to close rnd. Fasten off. Weave in tail. Join Cafe. Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep aropund. Sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leave a long tail to sew with. Sew in place following photos.
Insert cat bell inside the Body/Head of Monkeyroo, pad the ball around with fiberfil stuffing. Insert rattle's ring into the bottom opening of the toy and whipstitch across. Fasten off securely.
This is not the loudest rattle but it is a run toy to entertain baby and it does rattle a bit.
Enjoy!


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2 comments:

  1. just printed funmigurumi and kids' stuff
    keep it up, i just adore all of them.
    now the children in Montifiore hospital in the bronx new york will have
    them for next christmas, today i get started on my project for the winter of 2011, next month i will be delivering my stuff toys/animals/ for this year. thank you and your staff for thinking of us . bless you
    hugs phyllis grossman bronx ny. 10475

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  2. Thank you Phyllis, you just made my day! I make ALL my funmigurumi for orphans in a Christian charity program I'm involved in. That is one of the reasons why I give the patterns away, because I jsut want to make children happy (there's so much pain in the world!)When I sell a pattern, I use most of the money for the same thing (what is not materials and such)I just love doing it and it gives me joy. Thank YOU for using Craftybegonia patterns for your charity work, it is an honor!

    Take care and God bless.
    Clotilde

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