I’m definitely in a season of babies and toddlers! Where once my Facebook and Instagram feeds were full of wedding photographs and parties, now they’re full of bouncing babies and their proud (panda-eyed) parents (myself and my husband included!). What a wonderful (albeit sleep-deprived) season it is. Each day really is a new adventure.
At the moment, we are in the throws of teething. The time where my dear little boy transforms into a cranky, drool monster and chews EVERYTHING. And I mean everything… yesterday he crawled across the room to chew on the kitchen door frame!
He’s already got some cheeky monkey curtain tie backs in his room, so I thought it would be fun to make something to match – and so the cheeky monkey rattle / teether was born! I’m so happy with how it turned out. It was a great way to use up the leftover yarn from the curtain tie backs and I love the upcycled use of a wooden curtain ring. How vintage!
One of the buzz phrases that you hear about with babies Bub’s age is “sensory play”. This is where play activities encourage babies to use a variety of different senses in their play time. Sensory play is crucial for development. The cheeky monkey rattle / teether is a wonderful tool for sensory play. It has both soft and hard surfaces, textured and smooth surfaces and it also makes a sound when rattled. There are also no harmful paints or fibres so baby can chew to his hearts content! If you are new to crochet, or haven’t ever crocheted amigurumi, make sure to check out my top tips before you get going.
Where to find the pattern
You can purchase a copy of the pattern from any of my online shops.
Yours in craft,
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