The other day, I went shopping for yarn at Hobby Lobby. There was a huge sale on yarn, and I just had to be there! I got enough for about 7 different projects, so I’m super excited. And Sandy the Starfish was the first project I made with said yarn.
This starfish is so adorable and perfect for babies. I didn’t think it would be as cute as it is. That is always the best: when you make something and it turns out even better than the picture you had in your head. And my baby girl just loves it!
Teething is in full swing with my almost 6 month old, so she is really appreciating these teething rings! She loves Olly’s spiral legs and Sandy’s little points. And to make that girl smile gives so much more meaning to life. I mean, doesn’t this just make your day?
So if you’d like to make Sandy the Starfish, head over to Hobby Lobby and pick up some I Love This Cotton! It’s a fun, quick, and easy pattern. Happy Crocheting!
Sandy the Starfish Teething Ring
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-1 skein Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! in Pink
-3.5mm (E) crochet hook (I like these hooks)
–black embroidery thread or black scrap yarn
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sc – single crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
6 sc x 5 rows = 1 inch
- The beginning of the star will be worked in continuous rounds.
- After Round 5, you will be working in rows. Row 6 will work in 6 stitches from Round 5. This will be the same for each point of the star.
- You can either leave a long tail for sewing at the bottom of the star or for the teething ring wrap. Whatever you are most comfortable with works.
Star (make 2 panels):
Round 1: work 6sc in magic circle, pull 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)
Continue with Star Points:
Row 6: sc 6, ch 1, turn. (6)
Row 7: sc2tog, sc 4, ch 1, turn. (5)
Row 8: sc2tog, sc 3, ch 1, turn. (4)
Row 9: sc2tog, sc 2, ch 1, turn. (3)
Row 10: sc2tog, sc, ch 1, turn. (2)
Row 11: sc2tog, ch 1. (1)
-Finish off and sew in ends.
-Work Rows 6-11 four more times around round 5. (6 stitches at a time)
-Finish off and sew in ends of first panel.
-Embroider 2 eyes just above center of first star panel.
-For second panel, slip stitch to first panel, stuffing lightly with poly-fil.
Teething Ring Wrap:
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain across, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-8: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
-Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
-Sew closed around teething ring.
-Sew star onto top of Teething Ring Wrap by the bottom two points.
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