Hand crocheted baby rattle toys featuring animals.

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Shake, RATTLE and hum!

Without a doubt, rattles are some of the best toys for little pudgy hands. Not only are they made in fun, interesting and clever shapes, they are also great for developing hand-eye coordination and spatial hearing. Indeed, I can’t imagine too many kids that didn’t play with rattles as babies and even some adults do (think maracas). Therefore, here are some baby rattle ideas to get your creative juices and favorite childhood memories flowing. Moreover, you’ll definitely put a wonderful, toothless, gummy smile on any baby’s face. After all, can there be anything more wonderful than that.

Fish Rattle

This baby rattle is one project that showcases crocheting techniques in an easy gift for the youngest of us, whether it be for your own baby or as a gift to a new niece or nephew. Although the pattern is not difficult in itself, and the entire trick is to use two strands of yarn in parallel, giving the fish a dense structure capable of withstanding playtime and a ferocious gumming.

Fish Rattle

The full article about this pattern is on Ravelry:

 Fish Rattle

Ferdi the Fox & Walt the Wolf Rattle

However, as many babies exist, there are as many individual baby rattle ideas. Thus, here is a fox and wolf straight rattle that the little one can wield like a club… and gum to their little heart’s content.

Ferdi the Fox & Walt the Wolf Rattle

The full pattern is on chaicoffeecrochet.com blog:

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