Friday, August 15, 2014

Crochet Tooth Fairy Pillow


My oldest is almost 5.5 and I've noticed a lot of his friends have started loosing their baby teeth! So to be completely prepared, I whipped up a tooth fairy pillow to hold his tooth and the money the tooth fairy brings when the big day comes :) And bless his heart, my son already has it under his pillow "because that's where I want to keep it." This tooth shaped pillow has a smiley face on the front and a pocket on the back for the tooth/money exchange. I also included a ribbon handle so it could also be hung on a bedroom door knob.

Materials:
- White worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice. And a small bit of black to stitch on the smile.
- Size H crochet hook
- Two safety eyes
- Small amount of poly-fil stuffing
- Tapestry needle and sewing needle
- Small piece of felt or fabric for the pocket and another piece in yellow for the crown (optional)
- Ribbon for the hanging handle (optional)

Abbreviations:
HDC = Half Double Crochet
HDC Decrease = Half Double Crochet Decrease

The tooth pattern would also make a great appliqué! Maybe on an afghan or hat for a dentist or hygienist friend?!

Tooth Pattern: Make 2
Chain 13, HDC in 2nd from hook and rest of way down (12 HDC), ch 1, turn
Row 2: 2 HDC in first stitch, HDC in next 10, 2 HDC in last, ch 1, turn (14 HDC)
Row 3-4: HDC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (14 HDC)
Row 5: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 10, HDC Decrease over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 6: HDC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (12 HDC)
Row 7: HDC Decrease, HDC in next 8, HDC Decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 8-9: HDC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (10 HDC)
Row 10:, HDC in first 5, ch 1, turn
Row 11-12: HDC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (5 HDC)
Row 13: HDC Decrease, HDC in next, HDC Decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 14: HDC in each across (3 HDC)
Fasten off,
Join yarn to next stitch in row 10
Row 10-11: HDC in 5, ch 1, turn
Row 12: HDC Decrease, HDC in next, HDC Decrease, ch 1, turn
Row 13: HDC in each stitch across
Continue to SC around edge, when you get to the top HDC in first 6, silk stitch in next two, HDC in rest and continue to sc down the other side.
Leave a long tail on of the teeth that will be used to sew the two pieces together. Weave in all other ends.

When making the second Tooth, you will want to chain 1, turn and SC around the edge the opposite way. This is so when you match them up back to back, the SC edging will be neatly facing out on both sides.

After you have made your two teeth, you will want to add your safety eyes and stitch on a smile to one of them.


Stitch on the pocket to the other tooth. You could use embroidery thread or 2-ply yarn (4-ply yarn separated)



Start stitching your two teeth together.


When you get to the top, add in your crown and ribbon and stitch right through them!


Before closing, stuff lightly with poly-fil and then sew completely shut. Weave in ends.



So what is the going rate for a tooth these days? I was thinking a $2 bill would be fun for the first tooth lost. Maybe a 50 cent piece for the others?


Totally unplanned, my blogging/crocheting buddy Tamara at Moogly has also made and posted a pattern for a Tooth Fairy pillow today! They always say great minds think alike, right?! I adore her version! You can check it out HERE:

 
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10 comments:

  1. Love it! My daughter just lost a tooth (number 4! ) so I must make one! She gets new tooth brushes from the tooth fairy though :) wonder how long that will fly...

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  2. One of my friends asked the exact same question on Facebook earlier this week! General consensus was $2 bill for the first tooth, then a $.50 or $1 coin for the remaining teeth.

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  3. love this! what a cute tooth pillow and thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  4. Perfect! Mr 7 has lost several teeth now but we've just been using a little baby food container lol

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  5. When it comes to sc around the edges, when you get to the top should it be hdc 5, slip stitch two then hdc 5?
    There wasn't enough stitched along the top (12) to get it to line up using 6 hdc.
    Thanks!1

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  6. Love this pattern... I use to get your emails, but haven't seen you in a while...
    ~Tess

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  7. Instead of silk stitch could you mean slip stitch?

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  8. It's great! May I borrow your idea?
    Thank you!

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    1. By the way, according to what I've read at the bottom of your post, I published some stuff I borrowed from your blog, but I had already linked to your web, as you are the designer. This is the link, in case you'd like to check it. http://yodelosextranostalentos.blogspot.com.es/2014/07/138-disfraz-de-mickey-para-bebe.html
      I always do it, I'm very bad at creating new patterns, but I love people who can (as you) so I must respect your job and link it. For me, it's a must.
      Thank you for your patterns, they are really useful. You have great ideas.

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