I made this cute puppy rattle from an unfinished toy, which was missing the limbs. I had it made a few years ago and the problem was that I didn`t have the beige yarn left to complete it. But I loved his cute face and was unhappy to simply through it away. So I got this idea of turning it into a rattle. I did have some leftover of the blue shades so I decided to use these in this project.
On the photos below you can see how it looked like in the beginning.
Here`s what I did:
- I disconnected the head from the body. Then removed a bit of stuffing from the head, inserted a small metal bell in it and put the stuffing back.
2. I ripped off most of the body and made a new handle for the rattle.
Here`s the guide for my new handle (sc = single crochet):
1: Work 6 sc in a magic ring 
2: Work 2 sc in each st around 
3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times 
4: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times 
5: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times 
6-8: Sc in each st around
9: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times 
10-11: Sc in each st around
12: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times 
Here I started creating stripes with contrasting colors.
13-33: Sc in each st around
It`s important to keep in mind that the head and body should end up with the same amount of stitches. Then you can easily sew them together.