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Impact Wrench Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern

Drill Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern - Impact Wrench Rattle Crochet Pattern
Drill Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern – Impact Wrench Rattle Crochet Pattern

Since today is Collector Car Appreciation Day, I thought it would be fun to post a cute pattern I designed a few years ago, a baby rattle shaped like an impact wrench. It can be crocheted using cotton or polyester worsted, but I prefer I Love This Cotton for baby toys. It makes a great baby shower gift for expectant parents who are car enthusiasts, NASCAR fans, and automotive technicians, and even serves as a drill rattle for a future dentist.

Impact wrench rattle measures approximately 3 1/4” x 5”

Materials:

Sport yarn or cotton worsted –

2 oz. gray

Few yards black

Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook

Fiberfil

Yarn needle

Rattle insert column

BODY:

Rnd 1: With black yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around. Do not join.

Rnds 4-7: Working in both loops, sc in each st around. At the end of Rnd 7, join with sl st. Fasten off black.

Rnd 8: Attach gray yarn, *sc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts* repeat around (18 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (27 sc).

Rnd 12: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc). Join with sl st.

Rnd 13: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around.

Rnds 14-23: Working in both loops, sc in each st around. At end of Rnd 23, join with sl st.

Rnd 24: Working in back loops only, *sc in each of next 3 st, dec,* repeat around (24 sc). Do not join.

Rnd 25: Working in both loops, *sc in each of next 2 st, dec,* repeat around (18 sc). Fill with Fiberfil and rattle insert.

Rnd 26: *Sc in next st, dec,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 27: Dec around (6 sc). Fasten off leaving length for sewing. Thread through yarn needle and weave through last 6 sts. Pull tight to close opening and sew closed.

HANDLE:

Rnd 1: With gray yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12 sc).

Rnd 3: Sc in each st. Continue to work even in sc until piece measures 2 ½”.

Next rnd: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (18 sc).

Last rnd: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (24 sc). Fasten off leaving length for sewing.

HAND GRIP:

With black yarn, ch 13. Join with sl st to form ring. Sc in each ch. Continue to work even on 13 sc until piece measures 1 1/2’”. Slide over handle and sew in place. Stuff handle firmly and sew to bottom of wrench body.

The matching baby auto mechanic sweater is also available at My Fingers Fly which includes the sweater and rattle patterns.

auto mechanic sweater

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Who doesn’t love a cute little kitten? Several months ago, I published the Addi Fat Cat Pattern. He’s adorable and makes a quick project to use up your stash. Also in the cat world, this Kittens in a Row Afghan is currently 40% off on Etsy.

Head Start on Halloween 

I know it’s the middle of summer, and the heat that goes along with it sometimes limits our crojo. Try making a few small projects that won’t cover you in yarn. My mind has been set on Halloween lately, and I came up with this spooky plague masks for Halloween using I Love This Cotton yarn.

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Halloween projects are so much fun – I’m looking forward to doing a few more in the next couple of months.

Coming Up:

In two weeks I will publish a special blog post for Christmas in July. Several other designers will be joining me to offer free Christmas patterns so you can get a head start on your holiday crafting. By that time, my new A to Z Animal Crochet book will be available on my website, Amazon, and Etsy. It will feature over 50 animal patterns – from home decor to Christmas ornaments to plush toys to silly hats.

Happy Crocheting!

There are still a few days left to take advantage of my 50% off crochet pattern sale. Use coupon code CGOA for any crochet pattern or ebook at My Fingers Fly.

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First Day of Summer

butterfly flip-flops

Remember those lazy summer days of your youth? I spent my summers in Texas climbing trees, chasing butterflies, catching lightning bugs and horny toads. One summer my dad built us cages for our pet snakes and helped us catch some. My mom would get her ice cream maker out of the garage, and we would take turns churning it. She made many different flavors with fresh fruit, but my favorite was always peach. Last week I bought a peach milk shake from Chik-fil-A just for the nostalgia. It was close but not quite homemade peach ice cream.

We also had “tea parties” in the back yard with lemonade, homemade popsicles, and tuna fish sandwiches. Have your own crochet Garden Party with this amazing amigurumi bundle. 

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Summer Solstice Giveaway

Shannon from The Loophole Fox has rounded up 25 great summer patterns from independent designers to start your summer off right. Visit The Loophole Fox to get started on your summer crochet vacation. Use coupon code SUMMER2020 from 6/20/2020 through 6/24/2020 to receive these patterns free on Ravelry. I am proud to have my Butterfly Flip Flops included in this fabulous designer roundup. 

Butterfly Flip Flops

Butterflies have always been special to me, so I’m kicking off summer with a butterfly flip flop crochet pattern. I used I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby, but any yarn will do. It takes less than an ounce of yarn to decorate a pair of flip flops with a butterfly motif. The pattern is so quick and easy, you can make several pairs in an evening.

YouTube instructions

https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/butterfly-flip-flops-crochet-pattern

Materials needed:

I Love This Cotton yarn – ½ oz.

Crochet hook size H

Plastic flip flops

SPECIAL STITCHES:

V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc in same st

Butterfly stitch: Sl st into V-stitch, working from top to bottom around post of 1st dc of V-stitch of previous row, ch 3, 3 tr, 3 ch, sl st, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st, turn piece to work around post of 2nd dc of V-stitch, sl st, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sl st, ch 3, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st.

Directions:

Row 1: Holding flip flop with toe facing you, sc around line strap using 30 sc. Continue to work 30 sc around the other side of the line strap (60 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in 2nd st and every other st across (30 hdc).

Row 3: Repeat Row 2 (15 hdc).  

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, sk 1st st, V-stitch in next st and every other st across. Dc in last st. Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sk dc, sc in next 3 V-st, butterfly in center V-st, ch 1, sc in remaining 3 V-st, sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

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This week I booked my hotel and flights to attend the CGOA Chain Link Conference in Manchester, New Hampshire in July. This will be my first time attending, and I’m excited to get to meet other crocheters from across the country. Comment here if you plan to attend so we can meet in person.

https://www.crochet.org/general/custom.asp?page=CL19Location

Besides crochet, and I have also dabbled in poetry since I was a teenager. This week I submitted my third poetry book to Amazon for publication. Yellow Roses is a collection of poetry with many different themes.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1075215625

Special offer on Ravelry through 6/30/2019 – 50% off any $5.00 purchase https://www.ravelry.com/designers/lisa-ferrel