We are so excited to share our free pattern for a crochet fox rattle (or change the colours and you have an amigurumi wolf rattle!)! It’s been a while since we released a free amigurumi pattern. We’ve been caught up with the kids being home during the summer – plus we did our first-ever craft fair with our amigurumi here in Karachi (we shared a bunch of our top craft fair tips here if you’re looking for craft fair ideas).

However, we’re back with lots of new free patterns up our sleeves! Recently, we have been getting a lot of requests for amigurumi crochet baby gifts (post-lockdown baby season?) and so we started making little crochet baby rattles to match our Juna series of amigurumi animals.

Today we are sharing our first rattle with you from our new crochet baby gift series – Ferdi the crochet fox rattle (or Walt the Wolf crochet baby rattle)! The rattle works up really quickly so can be a great last-minute crochet baby shower gift. You can even pair it with our crochet fox or crochet wolf free pattern for an adorable crochet baby gift set.

The crochet rattle stem is made up of four different balls that you can vary the colours of as you like. We personally try to work in a gradient, from light to dark – but have fun with the colours! We designed this stem so that it’s easy for a baby to grip. Plus, because it’s made up of little balls, it stays more firm when stuffed than a long stem. This pattern is very easy and is suitable for beginners.

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Materials

  • Yarn: You need a small amount of DK yarn in orange (for fox) or grey (for wolf), white, black, and four colours for the stem of the rattle
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyfill stuffing
  • Embroidery thread: A small amount of black and white for eyes and eyebrows
  • 24 mm Rattle insert

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in US terms.

Sl st: slip stitch

SC: single crochet

INV DEC: invisible decrease

INC: two SC in the same stitch

Finished size: Approximately 7.5 inches

Method

Head

Using the orange (for fox)/grey (for wolf).

Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)

Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 5: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)

Round 6: (4 SC, INC) six times (36)

Round 7: (5 SC, INC) six times (42)

Round 8-13 (6 rounds): SC around (42)

Change to white

Round 14: SC around (42)

Round 15: (5 SC, INVDEC) six times (36)

Round 16: (4 SC, INVDEC) six times (30)

Round 17: (3 SC, INVDEC) six times (24)

crochet rattle body

Now stuff the head and place the rattle insert inside the head. Make sure that the rattle insert is well surrounded by stuffing to keep the softness of the head.

Round 18: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 19: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to colour of the first ball

Keep stuffing as you go.

Round 20: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 21: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 22-24 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 25: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 26: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the second ball

Round 27: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 28: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 29-31 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 32: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 33: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the third ball

Round 34: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 35: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 36-38 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 39: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 40: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Change to the colour of the fourth ball

Round 41: (SC, INC) six times (18)

Round 42: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)

Round 43-45 (3 rounds): SC around (24)

Round 46: (2 SC, INVDEC) six times (18)

Round 47: (SC, INVDEC) six times (12)

Round 48: INV DEC six times (6)

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

ears for wolf rattle

Ears (make 2)

Using black yarn.

Do not stuff

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Change to orange/grey

Round 2: (SC, INC) twice (6)

Round 3: (2 SC, INC) twice (8)

Round 4: (3 SC, INC) twice (10)

Round 5: (4 SC, INC) twice (12)

Round 6: (2 SC, INVDEC) three times (9)

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the head at approximately Round 3.

crochet muzzle for wolf rattle

Muzzle

Tip: The muzzle can be a little tricky because there are a lot of colour changes, since each row is done in two colours. When changing colours between orange/grey and white, there is no need to cut the yarn and re-attach. Just pull the new colour up each time. When bringing in the new colour, do not keep the yarn taut. Allow it to have some give as you pull it across so that it doesn’t affect the shape of the muzzle.

Begin with black yarn

Round 1: SC 4 in a magic circle (4)

Round 2: (SC, INC) twice, change to orange/grey (6)

Round 3: 3 SC, change to white, 3 SC, change to orange/grey (6)

Round 4: SC, INC, SC change to white, SC, INC, SC change to orange/grey (8)

Round 5: SC, (INC) twice, SC change to white, SC, (INC) twice, SC, change to orange/grey (12)

Round 6: 2 SC, (INC) twice, 2 SC, change to white, 2 SC, (INC) twice, 2 SC, change to orange/grey (16)

Round 7: 3 SC, (INC) twice, 3 SC, change to white, 3 SC, (INC) twice, 3 SC, change to orange/grey (20)

Round 8: 2 SC, INC, 4 SC, INC, 2 SC change to white, 2 SC, INC, 4 SC, INC, 2 SC, change to orange/grey (24)

Fasten off both orange/grey and white. Leave a long tail of both colours to sew onto muzzle.

Stuff the muzzle lightly and sew it onto the head, centred and with the colours aligned. Embroider on a smile.

crochet wolf rattle up close

Eyes (Make 2)

Using embroidery thread

Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)

Sl st to the first SC. Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Use white embroidery thread and embroider on eye glints on each eye. Sew the eyes at approximately between Rounds 8 and 10. Embroider on the eyebrows.

crochet fox toy with a matching crochet fox rattle

Your crochet fox rattle (or crochet wolf rattle) is now ready! You can pair it with our Ferdi the Fox/Walt the Wolf toys from our Juna series for a cute crochet baby gift. Or check some of our other free patterns in our crochet baby gift series.

We would love to see your finished toys, so share them on our Facebook group Amigurumi with Chai Coffee Crochet or tag us on Instagram @chaicoffeecrochet We like to share a selection of makes from our patterns in our stories and highlights.