The ray of sunshine teething toy is designed to help soothe aching gums associated with teething. The crocheted teething toy has ten points, which fit nicely into the baby’s mouth for them to chew on. It’s also a great cleanser for the entire mouth and tongue, so you’ll definitely want to make a few and keep them handy for your little one.
For this pattern, I used the Wooden Teething Rings available at Amazon. Any wooden or plastic ring will do, however.
One thing to keep in mind with these teething toys is that you want to keep them nice and clean for your baby. You will want to wash it after each use and make sure to thoroughly dry it, wood and all. Otherwise you could end up with nasty germs and other yuck-yucks. For that reason, I would almost recommend a plastic ring as it is easier to clean, and dry, than wood.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight (#4) – 100% Cotton – 1.75 oz / 50g – 80yds / 73 m – 1 ball)
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
Other: A 2 2/8″ Wooden Teething Ring
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
A Ray of Sunshine Teething Toy
Row 1: Sc 40 sts around teething ring; join with sl st in first. [40 sts]
Row 2: *Ch 7, working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc into next ch, hdc in next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, skip next 3 sts, sl st in next st; repeat from * around. Fasten Off. [10 Points]
You may also want to check out more teething toys here on CNC.