Hello again! I hope this post finds you well and that the bright colours of the bunnies below attracted you to this page; away from all the negativity that have been going on around the world. I really hope that this FREE pattern will help brighten your day and please share this with your friends and family! It's a very easy pattern to learn but you will require basic crochet knowledge.
When I was pregnant with my first child, I've always wanted to have a jewelry piece that I could wear with me all the time. You hear women getting a 'push present' and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon to see if my husband would buy me a special gift for the special day. However, as many of you who have gone through labour would know that things can be pretty unpredictable. My daughter's expected due date was supposed to be December 10th - but then with SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction), we had to schedule an induced labour for December 4th (hoping that she might or might not come earlier). With so much uncertainty up in the air, it was difficult to settle with a 'push present' that I wanted. BUT I did want something special so I thought getting a ring with her birthstone on it would be the perfect gift! I went into jewelry stores, here in Canada and asked if they had blue topaz rings and it was almost impossible to find. I guess birthstone rings aren't that popular these days? Until I searched online and found the perfect gift! Now, both my husband and I know we want a second child; and if you checked out what the perfect gift was; then you'll know that I would have to wait for the birth of my second child before I could get my perfect 'push present'.
As for now, I will have to settle on these birthstone bunny teethers! If you want a more detailed PDF version with no ads, you can purchase it in my store for a small price or on Etsy (whichever one you prefer). The one of a kind bunny teethers below with or without the ribbon are also available in my Etsy store.
Materials & Yarn:
Cotton Yarn DK (in this pattern; I made my own 3 ply cotton yarn. Read my blog on how I create this at here)
Crochet Hook Size: 3.0 mm
Wooden Ring Teether (any size)
Ch = Chain
Inc = Increase
(Inv)Dec = (Invisible) Decrease
Sc = Single Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Dc = Double Crochet
Tc = Triple Crochet
Slst = Slip stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
MR = Magic Ring
F/O = Fasten off
[repeat everything within brackets]
Pattern Notes: This is a very simple pattern that can be worked up in less than an hour. The pattern is worked up in rounds. The bunny teether is a fun little project to do while your newborn is sleeping. They can be a simple teether, or you can add ribbon to the other side of it to create a hand kite as well. Using cotton, ribbon, and a wooden ring creates a sensory toy for your baby to explore. This is considered a Waldorf toy which is the preferred type of toys used in Montessori teachings. Each bunny teether (without the ring) works out to be approximately 3 x 3.5" (7.5 x 9 cm).
Rnd 1: 4 sc into MR (4)
Rnd 2: [Inc, sc] repeat 2 times (6)
Rnd 3: [Inc, sc, sc] repeat 2 times (8)
Rnd 4: [Inc, sc] repeat 4 times (12)
Rnd 5: [Inc, sc, sc] repeat 4 times (16)
Rnd 6-8: Sc in all sts (16)
Rnd 9: Dec 8 times (8)
Rnd 10-40: Sc across all sts (8)
Rnd 41: Inc all across (16)
Rnd 42-46: Sc across all sts (16)
Rnd 47: [Sc, sc, invdec] repeat 4 times (12)
Rnd 48: [Sc, invdec] repeat 4 times (8)
Rnd 49: Invdec all around. F/O and sew in loose thread.
To assemble the bunny ear; I found this website to be very helpful!
Once you know how to assemble the bunny ear; then you can assemble the ribbon just the same way.
Thank you for purchasing my pattern. Please let me know if you have any questions. To further support me, please check out my Etsy Store @themadknatter or on Instagram @the_mad_knatter.