With this crochet pattern, you can make a happy little sun crinkle toy for babies.
Size & Age
This toy is light weight, flat and not too big (diameter is about 20 cm or 7 ¾ inch). As such, it is easy for little hands to pick up and intended as one of the first toys for babies.
The different colors and shapes of the sun rays invite the baby to investigate the toy. As babies mainly see contrasts in the beginning, the seventies rings on the back are not just stylish, but also meant to attract the baby’s attention. Lastly, the crinkle material also adds sound.
In short, it is a toy for babies to feel, see as well as hear!
Easy: only basic crochet stitches are needed.
I used four colors of fine cotton yarn and 1 ball of 50 g per color. You only need about 20 g of the main color (face) and about 10 g of the other three colors. I like to use Schachenmayr Catania or Scheepjes Catona yarn, but you can use any fine yarn that is 100 % cotton.
Free Gift Labels
It is a lovely handmade gift for a babyshower. In case you want to make this toy as a gift, Home of Yarns also has a gift for you: a free printable gift label to make your present look even more awesome!
This pattern is available in 4 languages: UK English, USA English, German (Deutsch) and Dutch (Nederlands)!
Color blind friendly
I made an effort to make all of the Home of Yarns patterns color blind friendly, with dark text on a white background and if a chart is included, it is always in addition to written out instructions. For the charts, I use symbols in either black and white or other highly contrasting color combinations. I am quite positive that I did a good job, but I am no expert on color blindness. If you need any assistance reading the pattern, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will be happy to help you out.
I am also interested in making my patterns accessible for more people, for example, for users of screen readers. If you are interested in a special version of this pattern, so that it meets your specific needs, please feel free to contact me. Tell me all about what would work for you and I will try my best to make the pattern accessible to you. I would love to learn from you and make Home of Yarns more inclusive.
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