It makes me so happy that so many of you are loving these rattles! I was thinking of waiting until the end of the week to post more pattern mods, but you all have been so excited and sending me the best messages. So, here is Hans the elephant Rattle! My boys get so excited when I work on the patterns that are named after them. Hans, my 4 year old, is pretty certain that all of my creations need to be named Hans.
***Please read through entire pattern before beginning***
This pattern is written in US terminology.
chX – chain X amount of stitches
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
F/O – Fasten off.
You will need to add your rattle insert into the center of the elephant head before closing. Remember that safety is first! These are designed for our sweet babes to enjoy, so please make sure you are using baby safe items. Always include notes for choking hazards when using small parts.
Yarn I am using for this example is Scheepjes Stonewashed in Smokey Quartz.
- Completed head and ears from Hans the Elephant Comforter Pattern available in my Etsy/Ravelry shops, with added rattle insert.
- 3.75mm crochet hook
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
- 70mm or 72mm baby safe wooden/silicone ring. Hobbii
- Rattle insert (I would recommend these from Amazon)
- Small amount of yarn in elephant color
Fabric Around Ring
Starting with Hans color and a 3.75mm hook
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in the next 17 ch st (18) do not ch 1, turn
Rows 2-6: 18 sc across, do not ch 1 at the turn.
F/O and leave 8 in tail.
This is meant to be a snug fit around your ring without stretching the stitches, you may need to adjust the number of rows, depending on the thickness of your ring. Sew animal head to center of this fabric, using the tail from the end of your elephant head. Use straight pins to hold it in place. Then sew closed, around the ring, with a whip stitch. Seam should be on the inside of the ring. Sew in ends.
Tail Fabric Around Ring
Starting with 3.75mm hook
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in the next 5 ch (6) do not ch 1, turn
Rows 2-6: 6 sc across, do not ch 1 at the turn. F/O and leave 6 in tail.
This is meant to be a snug fit around your ring without stretching the stitches, you may need to adjust the number of rows, depending on the thickness of your ring.
Adding the tail
Starting with 3.75mm hook
In the center stitch, of the center row, pull up a loop. Using both strands of yarn, ch 7 and F/O. Snip the tail, leaving about an inch for the tail hair. To add more hair to the tail, sl st small pieces of yarn to the tail, tie off and cut to match. Sew fabric closed, around the ring, with a whip stitch. Make sure the tail is on the outside before you start sewing. Seam should be on the inside of the ring. Sew in ends.
Congratulations! You have finished Hans the Elephant rattle modification!! Please feel free to contact me
with any questions or concerns, you may have.
Thank you for your support, and I hope you have enjoyed this pattern as much as I did designing it for you!
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Please note that this pattern is for personal use only. You may make as many items as you wish for yourself or as gifts. You may sell the item that you make from this pattern, but I ask that you please refer back to me as the designer. Please do not share, reproduce or sell this pattern, online or in print.