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Carl the Crab Teething Ring

Don’t you just love it when you find that perfect color for a project? It can really give it just the right look and put you in a great mood. That’s why I am so thrilled with my newest teething ring: Carl the Crab! Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! saves the day again.

hobby lobby i love this cotton papaya

The color I used is called Papaya. It’s super bright and just perfect for a crab! Seriously, when I was at Hobby Lobby picking out yarn for this project, it just popped out to me.

Carl the Crab

Ok, enough about the yarn, just look at how cute this little crab is! And the baby chewing on it is pretty adorable too, if I may say so myself. She was so excited about this teething ring! It was so fun watching her eyes get big as I finished sewing it all together. Babies are adorable.

Crochet the Carl the Crab Teething Ring! A perfect baby shower gift using cotton yarn and a wooden teething ring.

If you’re wondering if a baby will like this little guy, I can tell you that my little girl does! Just like she loves Olly the Octopus and Sandy the Starfish. Can a baby really have too many teething rings? I don’t think so!

Crochet the Carl the Crab Teething Ring! A perfect baby shower gift using cotton yarn and a wooden teething ring.

Have fun making this little guy for a sweet baby in your life! Happy Crocheting!

Crochet this amigurumi teething ring: Carl the Crab for any sweet little baby in your life. Perfect for a baby shower gift!

Carl the Crab Teething Ring

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Materials:

-1 skein Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton! in Papaya

-3.5mm (E) crochet hook (I like these hooks)

-black embroidery thread or black scrap yarn

-yarn needle

55mm wooden teething ring

Poly-fil

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Stitches:

Magic circle

sc – single crochet

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

Gauge:

6 sc x 5 rows = 1 inch

Pattern Notes:

  • The beginning of the crab will be worked in continuous rounds.
  • After Round 6, you will be working in rows. Row 7 will work in 2 stitches from Round 6. This will be the same for each leg for the crab.
  • There will be lots of ends to sew in if you wait until you have crocheted all the legs and claws. I suggest sewing in ends as you go.
  • You can embroider the eyes any way you choose. I just did small lines repeated 3 times.

Pattern:

Crab (make 2 panels):

Round 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle (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)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 4* around (36)

Round 7: *2sc, sc 5* around (42)

Continue with crab legs:

Row 8: sc in next 2 stitches, ch 1, turn. (2)

Rows 9-11: sc 2, ch 1, turn. (2)

Row 12: sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (1)

Row 13: sc in stitch, ch 1. Finish off and sew in ends.

-*Skip next stitch from round 7, repeat rows 8-13.* 2 times.

-Skip next 14 stitches from round 7, repeat rows 8-13.

-*Skip next stitch from round 7, repeat rows 8-13.* 2 times.

-Skip next stitch from round 7, continue with claws:

Row 1: sc 3, ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-5: sc 3, ch 1, turn. (3)

Row 6:sc2tog, sc, ch 1, turn. (2)

Row 7: sc 2, ch 1, turn. (2)

Row 8: sc2tog (1)

Row 9: ch 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next chain, sl st in stitch from previous row.

Row 10: ch 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next chain, sl st in sl st from previous row. Finish off and sew in ends.

-Skip next 4 stitches from round 7, repeat rows 1-10 for claws.

 

-After making both panels, embroider black eyes onto first panel at round 5 on the side with claws.

-Using yarn and a yarn needle, sew to panels together most of the way starting at the bottom.

-Stuff lightly with poly-fil.

-Finish sewing shut, leave a long tail for sewing onto teething ring wrap.

Teething Ring Wrap:

Ch 19,

Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in each chain across, ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-7: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.

-Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

-Sew closed around teething ring.

Have fun!

Mary

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