Since she was 3 months old, my sweet baby Heidi has been trying to fit her entire fist into her mouth. She’s gotten pretty close, too! But now at 5 months old, I’ve decided enough is enough! This little girl needs some teething rings.
And since I have a ton of these wooden teething rings and I’ve gifted/sold all of the teething rings I made for my Jungle Animal Teething Ring Series, I figured I might as well start a new series of teething rings! So meet Olly the Octopus. He is the first of 3 patterns in my Sea Creatures Teething Ring Series.
I haven’t completely decided what other sea creatures I’ll be making, but I’m excited to make them all! And I know my baby girl will love them. She took to Olly pretty quickly. See?
I love these wooden teething rings. They are so smooth and the perfect size for little hands. I got them in a pack of 20, so I have plenty! Maybe I’ll be doing one more teething ring series in the future. But we’ll stick with sea creatures for now!
In the meantime, enjoy Heidi’s friend Olly. She sure does love him!
Olly the Octopus Teething Ring
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1 skein Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Seabreeze
3.75 mm (F) crochet hook (I like these hooks)
Black embroidery thread
2.25mm (B) crochet hook (optional)
55mm wooden teething ring
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sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together/single crochet decrease
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
5 sc x 4 rows = 1 inch square
- The head will be worked in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch
- Ch 1 and ch 2 will always be turning chains and should never be counted as stitches.
- The tentacles will be spirals.
- You have the option of either making a chain with the embroidery thread for each eye and then sewing it on or embroidering eyes directly onto the head. It is entirely up to you.
Round 1: Work 6 sc into magic circle, pull circle tight (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)
Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* around (24)
Round 5: *2sc, sc 3* around (30)
Rounds 6-11: sc in each stitch around (30)
Round 12: *sc2tog, sc 3* around (24)
Rounds 13-14: sc in each stitch around (24)
-Using 2.25mm (B) hook, ch 5 in black embroidery yarn. Finish off leaving a long chain. (Make 2 for eyes)
-Sew chains onto head for eyes 2 stitches apart between rounds 7 and 8.
-You can also just embroider eyes directly onto head instead of making chain, if you’d rather.
Round 15: *sc2tog, sc 2* around (18)
Round 16: *sc2tog, sc* around (12)
Round 17: sc2tog around (6)
-Finish off leaving a long tail to sew onto Teething Ring Wrap.
Tentacles (make 8):
Row 1: 2hdc in 2nd chain from hook, 2dc in next 22 chains, dc in last chain.
-Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing onto body.
-Sew tentacles across 2 stitches onto head at round 13 with a stitch between each.
Teething Ring Wrap:
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain across, ch 1, turn. (21)
Rows 2-6: sc in each stitch around, ch 1, turn. (21)
Row 7: sc in each stitch around. (21)
– Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing around wooden ring.
-Wrap around ring and sew tightly around.
*Teething Ring Wrap will not go all the way around the ring. Some wood will be exposed. This is safe for baby, but if you’d rather have the whole ring covered, you can make the chain longer, so that it will wrap the whole ring.
-Sew head onto center of Teething Ring Wrap after you sew wrap closed over wooden ring.
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