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Free Crochet Baby Toy Pattern – a Yummy Carrot!

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a quick DIY gift for all the tiny “bunnies” in your life.

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comLast week I shared a free crochet bunny hat pattern and today I’d like to show you how to make the perfect crocheted baby toy to go with it. If you need a baby shower gift idea or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade present for their Easter basket, these two patterns together make a sweet little gift set.

This crochet bunny hat and carrot toy make a great DIY baby shower gift idea or Easter surprise! | MakeAndDoCrew.comAnd of course, if you know a vegan baby, this veggie rattle is a total slam dunk! 🙂

(Psst–there are lots more free crochet hat patterns where this came from.)

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comWhen planning this amigurumi carrot, I knew I wanted it to jingle. The trouble is, when you put a jingle bell inside a crocheted toy and then pack stuffing around it, the jingle bell isn’t able to move around enough to make a legit, satisfying jingle sound. And nobody likes a muffled jingle!

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comThe solution? Dive into the depths of the craft room, of course! I’ve been saving the small plastic containers that come with my hydrogen peroxide contact solution for a while, knowing they’d come in handy for something. Turns out they work perfectly to give the jingle bell a little space to move around and do its thing inside a crocheted stuffie.

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comIf you were blessed with 20/20 vision and can’t get your hands on one of these little cases, any small container will work. Try a mini Altoids box or one of those round plastic containers junk toys come in from a 25 cent machine.

This easy crochet pattern can be made in one sitting while you catch up on “House of Cards.” I used 100% cotton yarn because I preferred a yarn that isn’t fuzzy since this toy is going to get a lot of chewing action. You can really use any worsted weight yarn you’d like though.

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comA reminder: when crocheting amigurumi, use a crochet hook that’s smaller than the gauge on the yarn label calls for so that your stitches are really close together. Especially when you’re making a toy that’s going to be sucked on, you want to make sure there’s no stuffing poking out.

Seeing your finished projects brings me so much joy! I’d love for you to tag  me on Instagram to show me your DIY successes (or even less-than-successes!)

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comCarrot Crochet Rattle Supplies

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Lily Sugar ‘n Creme yarn – Mod Green + Hot Orange
G/6 (4.00 mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker or scrap of yarn
Jingle bell
Small plastic container to hold jingle bell
Tapestry needle
Stuffing (poly-fil)

Abbreviations
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc-dec – single crochet decrease
fsc – foundation single crochet (video tutorial)

Free Crochet Carrot Toy Pattern

You may make items to sell with this pattern. In exchange, please link back to my homepage (MakeAndDoCrew.com) as well as to this post. Do not use my photos as your sales photos. Now let’s make something awesome.

This baby rattle pattern is crocheted in a spiral, meaning that you won’t be joining each round. You’ll just keep crocheting around and around, without “stepping” up at the beginning of each row.

You’ll still want to mark the beginning of your row so that it’s easier to count your stitches. I like to just put a scrap of yarn at the beginning of a row and essentially crochet around it so that it stays put. Then after crocheting a few rows, I just pull it out and place it at the beginning of my next row.

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comTo crochet the carrot:
Round 1: Using a magic ring, sc 6, join. (6 sc total)
Round 2: [2sc in first stitch, sc, sc] 2 times (8 sc total)
Round 3: work even in sc (8 sc total)
Round 4: [2sc in first stitch, sc, sc, sc] 2 times (10 sc total)

Round 5: sc around (10 sc total)
Round 6: [2sc in first stitch, sc, sc, sc, sc] 2 times (12 sc total)
Round 7: [2sc in first stitch, sc, sc, sc] 3 times (15 sc total)
Round 8: work even in sc (15 sc total)
Round 9: [2sc in first stitch, sc, sc] 5 times (20 sc total)

Round 10 – 15: work even in sc (20 sc total per round)

Round 16: (2sc in first stitch, sc, sc, sc, sc] 4 times (24 sc total)

Round 17: work even in sc (24 sc total)
Round 18: (2sc in first stitch, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc] 4 times (28 sc total)

Round 19: work even in sc (28 sc total)

Round 20: (2sc in first stitch, sc, sc, sc] 7 times (35 sc total)

Round 21-24: work even in sc (35 sc total per round)

Round 25: [sc-dec using first 2 stitches, sc, sc, sc] 7 times (28 sc total)

>Round 26: [sc-dec using first 2 stitches, sc, sc] 7 times (21 sc total)

Round 27: [sc-dec using first 2 stitches, sc] 7 times (14 sc total)
Round 28: sc-dec around (7 sc total)

Fasten off and keep a long tail to attach the carrot greens.

To crochet the greens:

Make 2. If you’d like the two strands of greens to have different lengths, reduce the number of total foundational stitches (fsc) for one of the greens and then simply slip stitch (sl-st) fewer stitches in the middle (just stop slip stitching 8 stitches before the end of the foundation row so you can complete the leaf pattern.)

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comRow 1: fsc 40, ch 1 (Learn how to do a foundation single crochet stitch in this video from PersiaLou.)

Row 2: 5 dc in next 5 fsc, 3 sc in next 3 fsc, sl-st in next 24 fsc stitches, 3 sc in next 3 fsc stitches, 5 dc in next 5 fsc stitches (to the end of row). 3 sc around the corner of the last dc to meet at the corner of the original foundation stitch.

Stack the greens on top of each other to form an “X.” Fold them upward and use a tapestry needle and piece of orange yarn to tack them together.

Insert the base of the greens into the open carrot top. Use orange yarn to sew some criss cross stitches, ensuring the greens are sufficiently attached. Fasten off.

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comWe parents are always trying to get their kids to eat more vegetables, so who wouldn’t like to receive a nutritious crocheted carrot baby toy for their wee one? I mean, just look at how strong it makes little Popeye here.

Free amigurumi carrot toy rattle pattern! This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a perfect DIY baby shower gift or Easter basket surprise, especially when paired with our free crochet bunny hat. | MakeAndDoCrew.comDon’t forget to pin and download the free bunny hat pattern. Wouldn’t the set be sweet for Easter photo props?

This free crochet bunny hat pattern makes a darling DIY Easter gift for your favorite baby or toddler. Sizes newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, toddler/preschooler. Pair with our free crochet carrot baby toy pattern. Click for free pattern. | MakeAndDoCrew.com

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8 Comments

  • Alexis
    March 18, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Oh my goodness! This is just the cutest little thing! I love the bunny hat too. Pinned both! Beautiful work! (And thanks for sharing my fsc video!!)

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      March 19, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Thanks so much for pinning, Alexis. I always really appreciate it! I love pinning your stuff too because people love it (and so do I!) And thanks for making the FSC video. I didn’t know how to do that stitch until I watched your video, but I’m going to be using it a lot more now. Buh bye twisty chains! 🙂

      jess

      Reply
  • Jane
    April 8, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This so cute and colourful carrot, pinned it .I am loved it.

    Reply
    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      April 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks Jane! My kiddo likes it too. Although I think she’d like it more if it were real food 🙂

      Your elephant hat is ADORABLE! I can’t wait to pin like every single thing on your site.

      Happy crocheting!

      Jess

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  • Alexandra A.
    August 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Dear Jess
    Thanks tons for this beautiful patterns, I’ll tag you when we have made one! 🙂

    Reply
  • Lynn G.
    October 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I have my 1st granddaughter due on Dec 1, 2017. I cannot wait to make the carrot rattle and bunny hat set. I am starting the Dutchess blanket today. When that is done, I will make the bunny set. Thank you so much for these patterns. I have not crocheted in over 10 years but your patterns had me out buying crocet hooks and yarn. Wishing you much success in all your endeavors. God bless.

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    • Jess @ Make and Do Crew
      November 2, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      Aw, Lynn. What a wonderful thing to hear. Thank you for that compliment.

      And wow–congrats on your granddaughter! That is such exciting news! If you’re anything like my mom, having granddaughters might kick your crocheting into high gear! 😉

      Jess

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