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{ Rattles for babies... }

Materials:
- Crochet hook 3.00
- 100% cotton yarn for a 3.00 crochet hook (Three colors)
- A bit of brown or black yarn to embroider the eyes
- Tapestry needle
- Soft stuffing like polyfiber fill
- Two rattles to put inside (one for the ball and another for the stick). I use these ones.

Colors
- Pink, light blue, beige, lilac, etc. (color 1)
- One skin color (color 2)
- One contrasting color (color 3)

Abbreviations
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
increase = 2 sc in one same st
decrease = 1 sc joining 2 stitches
Stick + head
{Start with color 1 (pink, light blue, beige, etc.)...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Change to color 2 and crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. to 6. Crochet 24 sc
7. Change to color 1 and crochet 24 sc
8. to 9. Crochet 24 sc
10. Change to color 2 and crochet 24 sc
11. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (18)
12. Crochet 18 sc
13. Change to color 1 and crochet 18 sc
14. Crochet 18 sc
{Stuff firmly...}
15. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (12)
16. Change to color 2 and crochet 12 sc
17. to 18. Crochet 12 sc
19. Change to color 3 and crochet 12 sc
20. to 21. Crochet 12 sc
{Stuff firmly...}
22. Change to color 2 and, only through back loops, crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
23. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
24. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
25. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
26. Crochet 18 sc, then 1 popcorn stitch (see explanation below) and 17 sc
{Stuff firmly the neck area...}
27. to 35. Crochet 36 sc
36. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (30) 
{Embroider the eyes. Place the rattle inside!}
37. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (24)
38. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly...}
39. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (12)
40. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close and break the yarn.

{Popcorn Stitch}

In the next stitch, make 5 double crochet, keeping the last loop of each stitch on the hook (you’ll need 5 unfinished double crochets). Then slip stitch into all the 6 loops on the hook. Continue with the following sc stitches. 

Hat
{Using color 1}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. to 12. Crochet 36 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to head.

Horns
{Make two, using color 1}
1. Start with a magic ring of 5 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (10)
3. to 7. Crochet 10 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew to hat.

Assembly
1. Sew hat to head so it won't come off.
2. Stuff the horns and sew them to the head.
3. Weave in all ends inside the rattle.
Ball
{You'll be crocheting in spiral. Make two rounds with each of the three colors...}
1. Start with a magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)
6. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
7. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
8. to 16. Crochet 42 sc
17. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (36)
18. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (30)
{Place the rattle inside...}
19. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (24)
20. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly...}
21. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease,* repeat * (12)
22. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close and break the yarn. Weave in ends.

That's it!!! You are done!!!! Congratulations!!

© 2016 - These rattles are a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED RATTLES made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!