Chick Rattle

Easter cannot be celabrated without a cute chick rattle. A new addition to all the cute rattle that I have made the past year. Also this rattle is crocheted with Ricorumi DK. I love that I can use only 1 boll of yarn for the rattle without having a lot of rest yarn.

Materials:

  • Yarn Ricorumi DK: yellow (25gram), orange (5 gram) and a little black and white for the eyes (2gram).
  • Crochet needle 2,5mm
  • Tapestry needle
  • Wooden ring, diameter 70mm
  • Stitch markers, you can also use a rest piece of yarn that you place in between the stitch.
  • Stuffing for the body
  • Rattle

Pattern:

Abbreviations:

Name stitchAbbreviation
roundrnd
Magic ringMR
chainch
slip stitchslst
single crochetsc
crochet 2 stitches in the next stitchincr.
crochet 2 stitches together in one stitchdecr.
repeat everything between (...) x times(...) x

Patch wooden ring

Crochet with yellow in rows. If you have bought another size ring, then make sure that the width of one row matches the circumference of the wooden the ring.

Rnd. 1:11ch, trn.(=11)
Rnd. 2-21:20 rounds of 10sc, 1ch trn.(=10)

Break yarn and leave long tail. Fold the patch around the wooden ring and sew togehter. Knot the beginning strand and the end yarn together and hide into the crocheted work.

Head

Crochet with yellow in rounds.

Rnd. 1:6sc in MR(=6)
Rnd. 2:(incr.) 6x(=12)
Rnd. 3:(1sc, incr.) 6x(=18)
Rnd. 4:(2sc, incr.) 6x(=24)
Rnd. 5:(3sc, incr.) 6x(=30)
Rnd. 6:(4sc, incr.) 6x(=36)
Rnd. 7:(5sc, incr.) 6x(=42)
Rnd. 8-16:9 rounds of 42sc(=42)
Rnd. 17:(5sc, decr.) 6x(=36)
Put the rattle bead inside the head and stuff slightly.
Rnd. 18:(4sc, decr.) 6x(=30)
Rnd. 19:(3sc, decr.) 6x(=24)
Rnd. 20:(2sc, decr.) 6x(=18)
Stuff the head completely.
Rnd. 21:(1sc, decr.) 6x(=12)
Rnd. 22-30:10 rounds of 12sc(=12)

If you have bought a different wooden ring then crochet more or less rounds between rnd 22-30. Make sure the rounds just fit around the ring. I always have to pull a bit to make it around the wooden ring. You want to avoid that the head will hang loose when the child plays with the rattle. Fold the last round and close with 6sc. Break yarn and leave long thread to sew the head around the ring. Sew to the head on rnd 19.

Beak

Crochet with yellow in rows.

Rnd. 1:6sc in MR(=6)
Rnd. 2-3:2 rounds of 6sc(=6)
Rnd. 4:(1sc, incr.) x3(=9)
Rnd. 5:9sc(=9)

Crochet 1ss in the next stitch and break yarn with a long tail. Sew the beak on the head between rnd. 16 and rnd. 18, 4sc wide.

Eyes

Embroider with black yarn 2 eyes between rnd. 13 and 15 with 5sc in between them. Embroider 3 black lines over each other and embroider a small white line over 1 of the black lines to add a white accent.