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Amigurumi Rattle | Fox Rattle FREE Pattern

November 4th, 2021

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Every time I see an Amigurumi Rattle I go a little weak at the knees because they are so flippin’ cute! And this Amigurumi Fox Rattle by guest designer Ana Carolina @littlecrochetfarm is no exception.

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Shall we find out a little more about Ana? We asked her a few questions to delve inside the world of @littlecrochetfarm.

How long have you been crocheting?
25 years. My mom taught me when I was about 10 years old, and during my early age, I used to crochet scarves for friends and family. My second favourite thing was to make bath towels endings, I would make a set of them and sell them (I was some 14 years old when I was doing that! Great memories).
Crochet became my business after two major changes in my life: I moved to Serbia without knowing the language and 4 months before the pandemia. So it not only helped my mental health but also became my source of income.

Where do you find your inspiration?
All my friends around here in Serbia started to get pregnant. And also my long-distance friends from my country.
They were my close inspirations. I knew what they like, what colours they enjoy, what their favourite animals are… And giving them gifts made by me brought me so much joy. Especially for the far ones, since nobody could travel. I also have in total 8 nephews and nieces, who are constantly asking me for weird toys like a pirate skeleton, a crocodile, or a random monster. I love their challenges!

How many WIPS do you currently have on the go?
Oh, tough question! I have 8.
That is because in my free time guess what? I crochet!
I love creating my patterns around crochet toys and nursery room decor. But aside from that, I like to crochet everything. My WIPS are usually things different from my business. I have a pair of gloves to finish, 2 sweaters, 1 pillow cover, and 1 blanket. The rest are my working in progress patterns for the blog.
But believe me, I will finish them all. It’s not like they are sitting around for ages, they just take their time.
You know, some people read more than one book at the same time, right? I am that person for crocheting!
ps: I am completely incapable of reading two books at the same time.

What are your design ambitions for 2021?
I am currently trying to find my “design signature” where crocheters around will know that a specific toy or decor was designed by me just by looking at some image. Just by seeing the style of the toy and saying “ha, this is from Little Crochet Farm”. I am a newbie into creating my things and this feels unrealistic to achieve from where I am standing now.
I will work hard for 2021 to be that year!

Looking for more baby patterns?
Amigurumi rattle int he shape of a fox is laying on a marble background accompanied by a wooden crochet hook, gold embroidery scissors and red, cream and green yarn.

There are two things about this pattern that I love. The simplicity of the toy shape plus the little details to make it unique and, the use of the Front Post single crochet between the head and the rattle toy handler make it firm and with a better shape.

Materials need for the Amigurumi Rattle

Hook: 2,75mm (UK 12 or US C/2)

Yarn: Light worsted (DK – double knitting / 8ply) in 5 different colours. 1 ball of each 

I used beige, brown, and red as the main colours, plus yellow and green as secondary colours to be more interesting to the babies’ eyes! 

Black embroidery thread

Rattle sound of your preference

Notes

Final size: 17cm

Skill level: easy to intermediate.

Terms and abbreviations (US terms):

Yarn under Single crochet (sc): insert the hook into the stitch, pull up a loop yarn under the needle, you will have two loops on the hook, yarn under the needle and pull it through the two loops.

Increase (inc): make two single crochet inside the same stitch.

Decrease (dec): Insert hook into front loop only of next two stitches, yarn under, pull through, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn under and pull through both loops on the hook.

Back loop Slip stitch (blsl): Insert hook into back loop only of the stitch, yarn under, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.

Front post single crochet (FPsc): insert your hook from front to back on the first side of the stitch, and then bring it back out from back to front on the other side of the stitch. Yarn under, pull through, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn under, and pull through both loops on the hook.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Amigurumi Rattle Pattern

RATTLE

Start with beige colour yarn

1 rnd 6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd 6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 rnd (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

5 rnd (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

6 rnd (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

7 rnd (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

8 rnd (6sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 48sts

9 rnd (15sc, 1inc) repeat 3 times Total 51sts

10 to 17 rnd 51sc

18 rnd (15sc, 1dec) repeat 3 times Total 48sts

19 rnd (6sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

20 rnd (5sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

21 rnd (4sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

22 rnd (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

23 rnd 24FPsc

Image 1
Image 2

Add stuffing material before continuing to row 24

*here, together with the stuffing, add the rattle noise.

24 to 29 rnd 24sc

*add stuffing material as you go. I suggest every 5 rounds. 

  • Change to orange yarn

30 to 32 rnd 24sc

  • Change to green yarn

33 to 35 rnd 24sc

  • Change to red yarn

36 to 38 rnd 24sc

  • Repeat rnds 30 to 38 one more time.
  • Change to brown yarn,

48 to 50 rnd 24sc

51 rnd 24BLsl

For round 52, you will work in the remaining front loop of the round 50 (image 03). This will make the slip stitches from round 51 to be inside of the toy (image 04). 

52 rnd FL(3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

Image 3
Image 4

53 to 57 rnd 30sc

58 rnd (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

59 rnd (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

  • Stop here to finish stuffing the fox rattle,

60 rnd (1sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 12sts

  • Cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the remaining tail inside the toy.

TOP HEAD

Start with red color yarn

1 rnd 6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd 6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

4 rnd (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

5 rnd (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

6 rnd (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

7 rnd (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

8 rnd (6sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 48sts

9 rnd (15sc, 1inc) repeat 3 times Total 51sts

10 to 17 rnd 51sc

  • Cut the yarn and fasten off.
  • Find the 12 central stitches in the detail and attach the red yarn to continue working the top of the head detail. Start working single crochet in rows. 

1 rnd 12sc, chain one, turn

2 rnd 12sc, chain one, turn

3 rnd 2sc, 1dec, 4sc, 1dec, 2sc, chain one , turn Total 10sts

4 rnd 10sc, chain one, turn

5 rnd 2sc, 1dec, 2sc, 1dec, 2sc, chain one, turn Total 8sts

6 rnd 8sc, chain one, turn

7 rnd 2sc, 1dec, 1dec, 2sc, chain one, turn Total 6sts

8 rnd 6sc, chain one, turn

9 rnd 1sc, 1dec, 1dec, 1sc, chain one, turn Total 4sts

10 rnd 4sc, chain one, turn

11 to 13 rnd 4sc, chain one

For rnd 14, you are going to work single crochet shaping an outline in the edges. Make 11sc on one side, 39sc going around the detail, 11sc on the other side and finish by joining with a slip stitch. See images 05 and 06.

Red coloured yarn creating the face of the fox is show next to a wooden crochet hook.
Image 5
Red coloured yarn creating the face of the fox is show next to a pair of gold embroidery scissors.
Image 6

Cut the yarn, fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing it.

EARS

Start with brown color

1 rnd 4sc in a magic ring

2 rnd (1inc, 1sc) repeat 2 times Total 6sts

3 rnd (1inc, 2sc) repeat 2 times Total 8sts

4 rnd (1inc, 3sc) repeat 2 times Total 10sts

  • Change to red yarn,

5 rnd (1inc, 4sc) repeat 2 times Total 12sts

6 rnd (1inc, 5sc) repeat 2 times Total 14sts 

7 rnd (1inc, 6sc) repeat 2 times Total 16sts

8 rnd (1inc, 7sc) repeat 2 times Total 18sts

9 rnd 18sc

  • Cut the yarn, fasten off and make another one. Leave a tail for sewing.
Amigurimi Rattle in the shape of a Fox shown on a white marble background.

SNOUT

With beige color yarn start,

1 rnd 6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd 6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd

SNOUT BROWN DETAIL

With brown color yarn start

1 rnd 6sc in a magic ring

Join with a slip stitch.

Cut the yarn, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing it.

ASSEMBLING YOUR AMIGURUMI RATTLE

  1. With the help of pins, fasten the snout between rounds 12 and 20 of the head. Sew the snout.
  2. Place the top head in the finished rattle. Make sure that the central backside of the head top is touching the edge border between the head and the handler (round 22 of the head). As shown in image 07. Sew it around the head.
  3. With the help of pins, fasten the ears on the top of the head where it looks symmetrical to you. I sewed the ears starting in round 6 and finishing in round 11. Leaving 8 stitches between them.
  4. Sew the snout detail in the tip of the nose.
  5. Now, take a piece of beige yarn and make a couple of uneven lines on the red part of the head. With the leftover yarn, make a couple of lines in the central part of the ear. Like in images 08 and 9.
  6. Embroider a sleeping eye in round 14 and 15 taking the length of 4 stitches.
Creator holds Amigurimi Rattle in the shape of a Fox in her hands showing where to place facial features.
Image 7
Creator holds Amigurimi Rattle in the shape of a Fox in her hands showing where to place thread.
Image 8
Creator holds Amigurimi Rattle in the shape of a Fox in her hands.
Image 8

Congratulations!

Your rattle toy is ready! Did you enjoy making your Amigurumi Rattle? Please make sure you show us your gorgeous Fox Amigurumi Rattle on social media!

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