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I made this little lion rattle for my friend, who was expecting a little boy at a time. Her little boy is now three - how time flies! Perhaps you have a little one who'd like a Baby Bruno too?
This pattern uses written instructions for all parts, with added diagrams and pictures to help along the way. There are also step by step photos detailing how to begin crochet, assemble the parts and finish the embroidery. You will mostly need basic stitches - this is a very simple crochet that takes about 2-3 hours to do.
You will need a small plastic container (like an empty Kinder Egg shell or similar) and some beads to place inside the rattle. You will also need a bit of wire for reinforcing the handle.
The bit of a blanket shown in the picture is made with a basic granny square pattern - this little combo will make a great baby shower gift.
The finished rattle is approximately 19 cm (7 and a half inches) tall, when made with a 2.5mm hook and DK weight baby cotton.
Amigurumi are tightly crocheted toys, choose a hook that gets a stiff fabric with the chosen yarn.
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