The Tooth Fairy's Tooth Pillow is a fun free crochet tooth pillow pattern that celebrates those special milestones in every child's life - and can create its own family tradition!
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Did you know that August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day here in the USA? And did you also know that my youngest, now 7 and a half years old, has still not lost a single tooth?
Our tooth fairy window may close before it opens with this one... so I made the Tooth Fairy's Tooth Pillow in the hopes we'll get to use it sooner rather than later! And of course, I'm sharing the fun free crochet pattern with all of you!
Tooth Pillow Traditions
The Tooth Fairy's Tooth Pillow is perfectly unisex, while still being cute and fun! You can leave it as a pillow to tuck in next to their own, or add a strap to hang it from a doorknob or bedpost - whatever the tooth fairy at your house prefers.
And it works up quick - in less time than it takes for a little wiggle to go to "MOM! My tooth!!"
Tooth Fairy's Tooth Pillow
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- US - H, 5.0mm hook (Furls Fiberarts in Tulipwood used)
- 100 yds total of Worsted or Aran weight yarn (Bernat Handicrafter and Lily Sugar 'n Cream used; white: 40 yds, red: 10 yds, blue: 50 yds)
- tapestry or yarn needle (Susan Bates Finishing Needle used)
- small amount of fiber filling
- 2 small buttons (optional)
Finished size: Approximately 5.5" wide when stuffed and finished.
Note: This pattern is made in several pieces and then assembled at the end.
TOOTH INSTRUCTIONS: (worked from the bottom up)
Row 1: Ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the next 3 ch, sl st in the next ch, sc in the last 3 ch; turn. (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the last st; turn. (9 sts)
Row 3 - 7: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (9 sts)
Row 8a: Ch 1, sc in the first 3 sts, turn. (3 sts, leave remaining sts unworked)
Row 9a - 10a: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (3 sts)
Row 11a: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the last st; turn. (2 sts)
Row 12a: Ch 1, sc2tog. (1 st) Break yarn.
Row 8b: Skip the 3 sts after the last worked st in Row 8a, and join to the next st. Ch 1, sc in the last 3 sts, turn. (3 sts)
Row 9b - 10b: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (3 sts)
Row 11b: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in the last st; turn. (2 sts)
Row 12b: Ch 1, sc2tog. (1 st)
EDGE: Ch 1 and sc all around the tooth. Break yarn.
Row 1: Ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the last 7 chs; turn. (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in the 1st st, 3 tr in the next st, (2 dc, hdc) in the next st, sl st in the next st, (hdc, dc) in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, hdc in the last st. Break yarn.
Row 1: Ch 8, skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the last 7 chs; turn. (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in the 1st st, 3 dc in the next st, (dc, hdc) in the next st, sl st in the next st, (hdc, 2 dc) in the next st, 3 tr in the next st, dc in the last st, ch 2 and sl st in base of last st. Break yarn.
PILLOW INSTRUCTIONS: (make 2)
Round 1: Starting with a magic circle, ch 1 and sc 6 in the ring; join to 1st sc with a sl st. (6 sts)
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join. (12 sts)
Round 3: Ch 1, *sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (18 sts)
Round 4: Ch 1, *sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (24 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1, *sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (30 sts)
Round 6: Ch 1, *sc in the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (36 sts)
Round 7: Ch 1, *sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (42 sts)
Round 8: Ch 1, *sc in the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (48 sts)
Round 9: Ch 1, *sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sts; repeat from * around, join. (54 sts)
Round 10: Ch 1, *sc in the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (60 sts)
Round 11: Ch 1, *sc in the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the next st; repeat from * around, join. (66 sts)
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in each st around; break yarn and seamless join to 2nd st of round. (66 sts)
- Make all the pieces listed above.
- Sew the eyes to the tooth; add the smile with scrap yarn.
- Sew the wings to the sides of the tooth as shown.
- Sew the tooth to one of the pillow pieces, leaving the top of the tooth open to form a pocket. NOTE: You can sew it so that either end is "up" - just leave an opening for the cash!
- Sc along edge, through both pillow pieces, wrong sides together. When there's a bit of room left, stuff it with fiber filling before finishing seam.
- Add hanging cord if desired.
A NOTE ABOUT BUTTONS AND CORDS:
Before anyone gets upset that I am recommending cords and buttons on a children's item - the Tooth Fairy's Tooth Pillow pattern is intended for children 4 years of age and older - which is when most kids start losing teeth.
At this age, they shouldn't be chewing buttons off things (especially with gap-toothed smiles!), and if they are, these buttons are small enough that swallowing them won't hurt anyone.
But if you're really worried, please embroider on eyes using scrap yarn instead. And make the cord short enough they can't get it over their head, or just leave it off! It's all optional!
I hope both you and the toothless littles enjoy this free Tooth Fairy's Tooth Pillow crochet pattern!
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cute pattern! 🙂 my son was 9 before he lost a single tooth!! now he's 10 1/2 and lost the majority of his baby teeth - once he started they just all came out lol
Wow! Good to hear we're not alone! 😀 I suspect I'll have a toothless one myself once it starts!
This is such a cute idea!! I definitely need to make these for my niece and nephews 🙂
(My daughter didn't lose her first tooth until she was almost 8. My son is 6 and has no loose teeth yet. Apparently our kids want to hold on to their baby teeth!)
I always say it's just part of my kids' stubborn nature - he never likes to give anything up lol! Thank you Renee!
I am definitely making this for my son. Thank you! He is almost 8 years old and only has lost one tooth so far. The dentist keeps telling him that she is glad he is holding on to those baby teeth so long! But I know he really wants that toothless grin just like all his buddies!
Ah, a compatriot! 😀 I didn't even realize some kids waited so long til mine did! Thanks so much Abbie!
this is so cute! I'm going to make one for my almost 6 yr old that is about to lose her upper 2 teeth, she already lost the 2 bottom teeth. my kid doesn't mess around! 😉
😀 Thanks so much Stephanni! I think when my guy finally starts he'll be running at a similar pace lol!
This is EXACTLY what I needed! My youngest daughter lost her 1st one a few days ago and the 2nd on is loosely on it's way. I made a tooth pillow with felt some years ago for my big girl and now I didn't want to make a felt one but a crocheted one, couldn't find any I like but this one is just perfect! Thank you very much!
😀 Congrats to your little one, what a big day! And thank you Patricia!
so cute I will do one soon ....
😀 Thank you!
This is adorable, I'm making one now! Did you do a sc around the outside of the tooth and wings? My tooth didn't look nearly as smooth and it looks like yours has an edging to it. Just curious, thanks! And thanks for the pattern!,
Yes, I did sc around the tooth - I'm sorry I forgot to include that in the pattern! I'll add it now. 🙂
I love this! I made a cheap felt tooth pillow when my kids started loosing teeth, they're all going to get one of these now 🙂
Thank you Casey!
My story about teeth is very strange!.. When i got my PERMANENT teeth out, due to some matter!..... IT GREW AGAIN!!
lol.. We all were so shocked on that haha !
Oh my gosh! The tooth fairy owed you big time lol!
My Grandson was 7 in May and he still hasn't lost a tooth - tho' one is loose - so I still have time to make this up - Thanks
😀 Thank you!
Angela J FERN
My daughter who is almost 7 1/2 has her first loose tooth FINALLY! I don't want her to lose it, but she is dying for a visit from the tooth fairy! I better make one of these tonight or we wont have it in time!!!!! Thanks for another fabulous pattern! I just finished my big Day at the beach bag, I did it in navy and white just like yours! I love it!!
😀 Thank you so much Angela! <3
Thank you Niko!
This is adorable!
😀 Thank you Emily!
This is SO adorable... I think I'm going to be making a few!
😀 Thanks Richelle!
Just love it! Making one now. Thanks for sharing your pattern.
Thank you Penny!
So cute! I would love to make this for my grandson. It's nice that the pattern is printable but I have a Kindle Fire that you can't print from. I wish all patterns were downloadable. But will write it down so I can make it.
Thank you Cathy! You can also use the Print Friendly button to create a downloadable PDF. 🙂
This is a great pattern! Being a beginner crocheter and a dental hygienist....this is perfect! My only critic is....I think I'm going to turn it around to point the roots down!???!?
Thanks Marianne! I debated making it a top tooth or bottom tooth... but eventually went with top tooth so that the real teeth didnt' get lost down in the little roots! 😛 I've seen both since though and either way works!
what does the "sc2tog" mean? I know "sc" means single crochet but what does the rest mean? I am not familiar with it. Thanks!!
Hi Laura! sc2tog is single crochet two together, sometimes referred to as a sc decrease, or sc dec. You can see a tutorial video for it here: sc2tog video
My son got his first loose tooth this week. i was going through patterns on here and we both seen this and loved it. it took me about 2 hours to complete. start of "what colors do u want K" to Here it's done. Last night was out first tooth fairy encounter with him. He was sooo tickled to have a tooth pillow. he talked to it till he fell asleep last night. This little project sure made his experience a memorable one for the whole house. One thing i changed though was, i put about 1/4 cup of rice in the bottom of an old sock and sewn it up, then put that in the pillow part along with some stuffing. that way this pillow had a little weight to it. "to make sure the envelope with the tooth in it didn't blow away" 🙂 thank u for this idea
😀 That's fantastic Christina! Great idea on the rice. And such a sweet story! ♥ Thank you!
Wip'ed up this cute tooth fairy's tooth pillow today for my 7yr old. Just wanted to say how quick an easy it was and how smoothly the pattern flowed. Thanks!!! Loved it is there any way I can post a picture of mine?
😀 I'm so glad you enjoyed it! You are welcome to share photos on the Moogly Facebook page!
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😀 Thank you so much Betty!
This pattern is great, is it in USA terms ? Do I need to change the stiches to the English way? Thank you x
Thank you Kathy! Yes, all my patterns are in US terms.
Do I need to swap the double and treble stitch to something else? X
This chart has all the changes: http://www.yarnfwd.com/main/crochet.html 🙂
Thank you x??
I saw this and thought that I need to make it for my 2nd grandson because he's 6½ and hasn't lost any teeth yet. Then I saw that your child still hasn't lost any either. Are you aware that it is actually an advantage? Studies have shown that kids who lose teeth later end up having better dental health. I think it makes sense because the later they come in, the less wear and tear they have years later. I have also read that one factor is the child having been breast fed. Anyway, it's really cute. I hope it's small enough that I will be able to finish it. I am not a crocheter and might just knit it if I can't figure out the crochet pattern. Thanks for posting it.
Hi Rhoda! I did not know that! Now that he is 8 he has finally lost a couple. I hope it holds true for him. (And he was definitely breast fed, how interesting!) Thank you! 🙂 It's a pretty quick project!
I've made several of these and just now looking at this pattern I've noticed Row 8 is missing. You go from from Row 7 to Row 8a and are down from 9 stitches to 6. I'm going to fudge what I can to get it back down to 6 but can you give me the actual instructions for Row 8 please?
Hi Mary! Row 8 is broken into A and B portions - there is nothing missing. When you straight from Row 7 to 8A, note that the last 6 sts of Row 7 are left unworked, as stated in the instructions. Then you skip 3 and work in the last 3 for 8B.
Thank you for this response. I do see it that now.
When my son and his friends were beginning to loose their teeth; I made up pillows for them from material. It was the birthday present for all that year. Now my granddaughter was just born. I will make up one of these and put it in the "box" for the baby in the future
My granddaughter is 5 and she had a fall two weeks ago and loosened her two bottom teeth and lost one that day and called me crying cause she didn't want to loose that tooth but when the tooth fairy came she was all smiles. Then a few days later lost the other one. All this happened while grandma was on vacation so when I get home I need to maker her a tooth Fairey pillow.
♥ Aw, love the magic of the tooth fairy!
I've started to make this adorable tooth fairy pillow for my grandson but find myself stuck on row 8b. Could you please tell me how to join my yarn to the tooth to make those remaining 3 sc on that row? Thanks very much!!
Hi Anne! You'll want to make a slip stitch with the yarn in the indicated stitch. 🙂
Ok then I should sc in the same stitch as the slip stitch?
Thank you I am making one for my grand son