Looking for a cute DIY gift idea? Maybe a new item to sell at your local craft fair? Try adding crochet to your wooden teething rings!
- Wooden teething ring
- Worsted weight yarn in desired colors
- Crochet hook (size F or G)
- Yarn needle
- Small amount of stuffing (optional)
Start by crocheting a small stuffed animal or shape that will be attached to the wooden teething ring. You can find a variety of patterns online, or create your own. For this example, we will make a simple circle.
To start the circle, make a slip knot and chain 2.
In the second chain from the hook, make 6 single crochet stitches. Slip stitch into the first single crochet to join the round.
For the next round, chain 1 and make 2 single crochet stitches in each stitch around. Slip stitch into the first single crochet to join the round.
For the next few rounds, continue to increase the number of stitches in each round until the circle is the desired size. For example, for the next round, make 1 single crochet in the first stitch, then 2 single crochet stitches in the second stitch, and repeat this pattern around. Slip stitch to join the round.
Once the circle is the desired size, fasten off and weave in the ends with a yarn needle.
Next, attach the wooden teething ring to the crochet shape. Thread a length of yarn onto the yarn needle and tie a knot around the wooden teething ring, leaving a long tail of yarn.
Insert the needle through the crochet shape and then through the wooden teething ring. Continue to stitch around the teething ring, attaching the crochet shape as you go. Be sure to pull the yarn tight to ensure the shape is securely attached to the teething ring.
Once you have stitched all the way around the teething ring, tie the yarn off and weave in the ends.
Optionally, you can stuff the crochet shape with a small amount of stuffing before attaching it to the teething ring.
And there you have it! A simple but adorable crochet teether.