May 3, 2012

crochet pacifier clip

When I had Ava, I started making her crocheted pacifier clips. 
I had two boys before her but I couldn't seem to make them manly enough - so they had to settle for the store-bought pacie clips :)

My friends liked the clips too, so I made some for them :)
Oh the beauty of a handmade gift ~ there's nothing that compares!

I was making one tonight and my hubby said I should put them on etsy and see if they sell.
I don't know what he's thinking! 
He is such an encourager and such a cutie hunk of burning love...
but, we have 3 kids and I really don't know
when I would find the time to sell handmade items.

Maybe one day...
So, I will pass on opening an etsy shop [at the moment] and just share my design with you!

~ If you make one of these, I'd love to see it ~

OK, here we go....

I use Ironing Board Cover Fasteners.
Joann's sells suspender clips in a package of 2 for $3.99.
The ironing board clips are $3.65 and you get 8 clips!
OH YES, I love a good deal!

Ok, all crocheting masters, please forgive me if I totally hack your language.
I love to crochet but don't have the patience to memorize the lingo.
I use Google to look up the stitch abbreviations all the time ;)

Start with a magic circle...

Chain 2 from the circle (this counts as your first double crochet)...

 Double crochet 9 more times into the center of the circle...

Slip stitch into the top of the first double stitch. This closes the circle...

Chain one...

 Double crochet into the next stitch on the circle...

Triple stitch into the same place you just double stitched...

Double stitch into the same place you just TS & DS...

Single stitch...

Slip stitch into the next stitch on the circle. You now have your first petal!...

Continue that same pattern until there are no more stitches along the edge of the circle. You will end up with a 5 petal flower :)

Turn the flower over.
You will have 2 yarn ends...

Tighten the magic circle.
Tie the two yarn ends together in a double knot & then cut off the ends.

 For the pacie cord, chain 60-65 stitches (depending on the length you'd prefer).
 
 Now to assemble it all...

You will use one end of the chained cord to sew the button onto the flower...

I love this button. So cute!...

Tie the clip onto the base of the crocheted cord...

Ta-da!!!!!!...

The back of the Crochet Pacifier Clip...

And, here is my sweet Ava modeling her Pacie clip...

I hope you have fun making these! 
I love how beautiful they always turn out :)
Blessings!
Janiene

8 comments:

  1. They look so cute, thank you for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! YAY! I am following you back!

    ;) Janiene

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  3. This is great! Thanks for linking up this week at Fantabulous Friday!!

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  4. How fun. I have been wanting to do this. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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  5. What a great idea! I've never seen a crochet pacifier clip and it's so cute!

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  6. this so cute..thank you for sharing..:)

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  7. Great idea! Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  8. It looks like a beautiful baby headband, except as a paci clip you get the cuteness without the trouble of a headband constantly falling off! Way cute!

    Stopping by from Lines Across. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for the comment!! :)