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.

– 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)

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, slip 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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  1. says

    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…

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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.

    • says

      I had that problem too-but, I just made sure my two slip stitches where as close to the middle as I could make it. I just counted and I had 5 hdc, then two slip stitches, then 5 hdc. :)

  4. Shaena says

    Do you think these would look ok in pink with purple mouth and the black eyes? And maybe blue with green mouth and the black eyes? I know teeth are not those colors but I am trying to be creative for the craft fairs that I have coming up in November.

  5. PegS says

    Oh I just saw this and will start on one, (actually two!) tomorrow. My grands are 4 & 5, and I would like to have these before they start losing teeth. Great idea, and too cute! Thank you for posting it.

  6. KaseOfKors says

    Thank you for this pattern. I turned it into “bat-tooth” for my Autistic batman obsessed guy.

  7. Sheila Allen says

    I’m feeling very proud of myself as I’ve just finished making your tooth pillow for my grandson. Your pattern is very clear but I had to convert it to suit my English style of crotchet. I also sewed French knots for the eyes which look good. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

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