FREE crochet pattern for a fun and cuddly teething lovey for babies.
Here is my first baby teething lovey for babies and toddlers who are going through their teething stage. The pattern features a nice texture to help stimulate the gums, and also is great for the little hands to play with.
I used a wooden ring, which I purchased on Amazon here: Wooden Teething Rings. There are good and bad reviews, but at the time of purchase, this was the only seller that would ship to Canada; so I decided to take my chances. And luckily, my shipment was in fairly good condition. There were a few rough ones, and some with marks, but most of them were in fairly good condition.
Care instructions? There were none, so I washed mine with a mild soap and warm water. Then, I read somewhere online that you can treat them with coconut oil, so I did that too, and so far, so good; and no chips yet.
And if you don’t feel comfortable with wooden rings, you can use plastic rings, or anything else that works. My one tester used a binky, and another used a shower curtain ring for use as a kitchen hand-towel.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% Cotton, 1.75 oz / 50 g – 80yds / 73m
Crochet Hook: I 5.50mm
Other: 2 2/8″ Wooden Teething Ring
Gauge: 10 sts = 3″
Finished Size: 5.7″ wide by 9.25″ long, not counting the wooden ring.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Sc = Single Crochet
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
Row 1: Sc 10 sts around teething ring. Turn. [10 sts]
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, (tr, sc) in next st and into each st across. Turn. [19 sts]
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [19 sts]
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *tr in next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across. Turn. [19 sts]
Rows 5-33: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 ending last row with Row 3. Fasten off at last row.
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