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)
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.
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?