Puppy rattle made from an unfinished toy

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:

  1. 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 [6]

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [18]

4: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [24]

5: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [30]

6-8: Sc in each st around

9: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [24]

10-11: Sc in each st around

12: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [18]

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.

3. I finished the rattle by sewing the head to the handle.

 

If you are lacking ideas then here are some free head versions for you: teddy bear head, pig head, cat head, bunny head and frog head. Be my guest to use them!

2 thoughts on “Puppy rattle made from an unfinished toy

  1. Margaret says:

    Great idea to make a rattle of this cute puppy head. He has a sweet, bit funny look on his face. Thanks for this lovely pattern.

    Have a wondeful weekend, Margaret

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