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My sweet little nephew has been teething. Poor guy! It’s never fun to watch your little one gnawing on everything and not getting relief. So when my sweet sister-in-law told me that he was teething, I decided to get started on a project that I have been meaning to do since I started my blog: The Jungle Animals Teething Rings Series.
I am of the opinion that you can never have too many teething toys for your baby. But to start, I decided that I would make a Koala Bear. I mean, who doesn’t love Koalas? They are so cute!!
I have so much grey cotton yarn, because of some baby booties I’d made a while back for a craft sale, but didn’t know what to do with it. Well, here’s my solution!
This Koala Bear Teething Ring is very quick and easy. It can be whipped up in just under an hour. That would be about as long as it would take you to bake the best fudge brownies ever and then let them cool in time to eat!
So whip up some brownies, snuggle up with a warm blanket and your favorite show, and crochet an adorable teething ring for the sweet little baby in your life. Happy Crocheting!
Koala Bear Teething Ring
Grey 100% Cotton Yarn (I used Lily Sugar ‘N Cream Yarn in Overcast)
Black 100% Cotton Yarn (I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love this Cotton)
2 8mm Black Safety Eyes (optional)
mc – magic circle
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together
ch – chain
Row 1: Work 6 sc into a magic circle, pull tight, but do not join. Place stitch marker in last stitch. (You will continue to move the stitch marker up to the end of each row throughout.)
Row 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12)
Row 3: *2sc, sc* around (18)
Row 4: *2sc, sc 2* around (24)
Row 5: *2sc, sc 11* 2 times (26)
Rows 6-9: sc around (26)
Row 10: *sc2tog, sc 11* 2 times (24)
Row 11: *sc2tog, sc 2* around (18)
Add safety eyes between rows 6 & 7 about 4 stitches apart.
*If not using safety eyes, sew eyes using black yarn in spot where safety eyes would have been inserted.*
Sew nose on between eyes starting with top in middle between rows 5 & 6 and bottom in middle between rows 8 & 9.
Row 12: *sc2tog, sc* around (12)
Stuff with poly-fil.
Row 13: sc2tog around (6)
Fasten off and sew shut.
Ears (Make 2):
Row 1: Work 6 sc into magic circle, pull tight, but do not join. Place stitch marker in last stitch of row.
Row 2: *2sc, sc* around (9)
Rows 3-4: sc around
Leaving long tail, fasten off.
Sew Ears on sides of head starting with top between rows 4 & 5 and bottom between rows 8 & 9.
Attaching to Teething Ring:
Attach yarn at bottom of head on the side of row 11.
Row 1: sc 6 across bottom, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-8: sc across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Fold long piece over ring and sew row 8 into row 1.
Check out the other patterns in the Jungle Teething Rings Series: The Monkey Teething Ring & The Lion Teething Ring & The Tiger Teething Ring & The Zebra Teething Ring.
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