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Crocheted Pacifier Clip

When I haven’t crocheted in while, I always think I’m going to forget what to do. But honestly, it’s just like riding a bike. The second I put that crochet hook into my hands, it just goes. In this case, my friend had recently had her 5th child and being her fourth boy, I just did not know what to get her. She had all the baby equipment she needed, all the toys you could think of, and plenty of boy clothes to go around. So I asked her straight out and all she really wanted was a pacifier clip (and help with making dinner!) Helping with the food was a given, but I also wanted to make her gift a personal one. Crocheting the pacifier clip made for an adorable gift and gave it the personal touch I was looking for.

This crochet project is super easy and perfect for beginners. You can use any yarn scraps you have lying around as well.


size f hook
worsted weight yarn in 2 colors
Tapestry needle
pacifier clip (available on Etsy)
buttons or other decorative accents

How to:

Crochet a chain of 30 stitches. Single crochet (sc) in each stitch across. Repeat until you have reached exactly the width of the loop of your pacifier clip (should be 4-5 rows). With a contrasting color, slip stitch all around and weave in the ends with a tapestry needle.

Pull the top of the crocheted strip through the loop of the pacifier clip and fold over. Sew the folded edge down with a tapestry needle.

To form the loop that holds the pacifier clip, crochet a chain of about 18 stitches. Slip stitch through each stitch to reinforce the chain. With a tapestry needle and some strap yarn, attach the chain to the ends of the strip you made earlier, forming a loop (or you can just continue to crochet into it and secure together with a chain or two).

Decorate the top of the pacifier clip with a button, applique or decoration of choice (that complements the colors of your yarn).

To attach the pacifier to the crocheted loop, pull the loop through the pacifier ring and pull the opposite end of the pacifier clip around the ring and through the loop. Pull to tighten.

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Shell Stitch Crochet Hat

It was about two years ago when I finally taught myself to crochet. I started off taking some knitting classes. I loved to knit but my wrists didn’t. I don’t know if it was carpel tunnel or what, but it hurt! I also didnt “get it.” I’d knit basic things, like scarves, and I could never count my stitches. I didn’t know where they started, or where they’d ended. And forget about repairing a lost stitch! I would just unravel the whole thing and start from scratch. But that’s not what got me into crocheting. The love of beautiful hats with big petaled flowers is what did. Oh how I wanted to make those! But the task of circular knitting was too daunting, and so, I gave up. My sister told me about the Knifty Knitter knitting loom and I decided to try a hand at that. It was incredibly easy to make a hat using the loom, but I still yearned to be able to make big, beautiful flowers to adorn my hats. Finally, I decided to give crocheting a try. I started watching YouTube videos by a lady named Teresa, who teaches everything you need to know about crocheting. I remember the first time I tried to make a flower. I had no clue what I was doing, and I must have taken it apart 50 times until I got it perfectly right. I found crocheting to be really easy on my hands. With only one needle, it was quick and I understood what I was doing. I could count and “read” my stitches! So as they say, the rest is history. I like to use basic crochet patterns to start myself off, and go from there, unscripted. Adding earflaps, tassels, aviator foldovers, and of course, lots of flowers, allows me to a finish each project off with my own personal touch. I made the following hat this week for my niece Anya. She lives in Florida, and since it’s been kind of a cold winter for the Floridians this year, I figured she could use it. I opted for the beautiful shell stitch, which is more of an openwork pattern, due to the warmer climate.

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