MAKE YOUR OWN RATTLES FOR SOFT TOYS & AMIGURUMI

Making your own rattles is easy and affordable! I got the idea from We Wilsons, so it’s nothing new, but I needed to make some rattles for my amigurumi and here’s how I did it…

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Small plastic pill bottle
  • Beads
  • Duct tape
  • Stuffed toy. I used CritteRattles.

How to make a rattle for inserting in soft toys and amigurumi

Make sure you choose a bottle that will fit inside your toy, with space for stuffing around it. I got these little pill bottles from a local pharmacy. I used 8 beads per rattle, and I noticed that these small wooden ones (about the size of a BB pellet) had the best sound.

With the beads inside, tape the bottle up with duct tape to seal it so you can still wash the toy without getting water inside the bottle.

How to make rattles for inserting in soft toys and amigurumi

Pad it with enough stuffing to conceal the shape, insert it into the toy and sew it up! I crocheted handles for my rattles and put the bottles inside with some stuffing before attaching cute animal heads.

How to make rattles for inserting in soft toys and amigurumi

How easy was that?!

These are the finished rattles that I made for my nephew. My brother asked me to crochet a set of them for his shiny new baby. Little J – being an infant – naturally loves putting everything in his mouth, so we chose features for the animals that would be especially pleasing on the tongue! I’m looking forward to his verdict on all the mouthwatering pointy bits.

How to make rattles for inserting in soft toys and amigurumi

From a design perspective, I was especially excited about figuring out the shaping for the jester hat and the contours of the elephant’s face, and I must say I am very happy with how they came out – I think they’re super cute!

How to make rattles for inserting in soft toys and amigurumiI had so much fun making these guys. If you would like to make your own, go grab a copy of the pattern:

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  1. Is this pattern still available ? I have a friend with twins on the way and would love to make two rattles for them.

    1. Hi India! I’m in the process of updating all my patterns, so that one has been pulled from the shelf along with all the others. It will be re-released again, but I’m not sure of the date for that one. If you’re on my mailing list you’ll get a notification when it’s released 🙂
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