The Little Monstera Teething Ring is a trendy wooden teether featuring a washable cotton leaf! Perfect for baby showers and last-minute gifts for all the plant-loving parents – make your own with the free crochet pattern on Moogly!
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Make One… or Dozens!
The Little Monstera Teething Ring uses only 9 grams of yarn – which means you can get 7 out of each skein of Lily Sugar’n Cream! In 10 rows you’ll have a finished project, so you might run through that skein in an evening. This means that this pattern is great not only for quick gifts but also for craft fairs! Like all Moogly patterns, you are welcome to sell your finished items – and I think that this Monstera-themed teether has a lot of potential.
Easily Washable Cotton
While my kids moved past the teething stage a while ago, I do remember those days – and all the drool! So in addition to being cute, I designed the Little Monstera Teething Ring to be practical. The leaf is 100% cotton, so it’s absorbent. Yet it’s thin, so it can be used as a little washcloth (or get chewed on directly!) and still dry quickly. And best of all, you can remove it from the wooden ring to machine wash and dry it whenever needed!
Little Monstera Teething Ring
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US-H, 5mm Susan Bates hook
17 yds Lily Sugar’n Cream (4 – Medium; 100% cotton; 71g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
Colorways Shown: Sage Green and Dark Pine
Wooden Ring – 2 – 2.5″ diameter
Finished Size: Approx 5″ long x 6″ wide excluding hanging loop/ring
Little Monstera Teething Ring Tutorial
CSDC – Chainless Starting Double Crochet
FDC – Foundation Double Crochet
Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
pm – place stitch marker
hdc/sc2tog – yo and insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops on hook to finish st
dc/sc2tog – yo and insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next indicated st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops on hook to finish st
joining sc – insert hook in bottom loops of the previous fdc (as if to make another foundation st), yo and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next sc, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and pull through all loops on hook to finish st
Monstera Leaf Instructions
Row 1: Ch 27, pm in bottom of chs #14 and 15 (counting from the ch closest to the hook), skip the ch closest to the hook, sc in the next 3 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog twice, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the next 4 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog twice, hdc in the next 2 sts, sc in the last 3 sts; turn. (22 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, ch 6, skip 8 sts, sc in next 4 sts, ch 6, skip 8 sts, 2 sc in last st; turn. (8 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, hdc/sc2tog twice, hdc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, hdc/sc2tog twice, hdc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st; turn. (18 sts)
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, ch 4, skip 6 sts, sc in next 4 sts, ch 4, skip 6 sts, 2 sc in last st; turn. (8 sc)
Row 6: CSDC in the first st, dc in the next 2 sts, dc2tog, hdc in the next st, sc in the next 4 sts, hdc in the next st, dc2tog, dc in the last 3 sts; turn. (14 sts)
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in the first st, ch 3, skip 5 sts, sc in the next 2 sts, ch 3, skip 5 sts, sc in the last st; turn. (4 sc)
Row 8: CSDC in the first st, dc in the next st, hdc/sc2tog, sc2tog, hdc/sc2 tog, dc in the last 2 sts; turn. (7 sts)
Row 9: Skip the first 3 sts, dc/sc2tog in next st and last st (skipping 2 sts in between); turn. (1 st)
Edging/Attaching Loop Rnd: Ch1, sc evenly around leaf to first marked st, sc in first marked st, fdc 12, joining sc in second marked st, sc evenly around remainder of leaf; join and finish off. Block to shape if desired.
To attach the leaf to the wooden ring, lay the fdc loop over the bottom half of the ring. Wrap the leaf around the bottom of the ring, and through the fdc loop. Remove to launder.
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I have a friend who is a botanist and I know she would love this! Although she doesn’t need a teething ring, I’m sure I could figure out something else to make this into. It’s DARLING!
♥ I do think it would make an adorable little cloth or doubled up even a little trivet!
Love the pattern. Love the way it is attached.
Thoughts about safety of the ring: Special brand or just rings form craft store? OK for baby to suck on it -chemicals, shredding from biting? I have used some plastic rings, but would rather use the wood-just hesitant.
I did a little bit of research, and from what I was able to find, untreated wood is generally safe for babies – but I totally understand wanting to take extra caution with whatever you do buy!
These are PERFECT!! My family has a decided affinity for plants and animals. My niece and her husband have goats, dogs and cats. They just had their first baby last night. So I’ve made him a goat, a dog and cat. But I just saw your monstera leaf teething rings. I’m making her 7 so she’ll have several to wash, dry and use.
♥ Thank you so much!!