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Is there anything sweeter than a baby’s giggle? The sound is pure joy, and it’s often sparked by a playful toy. If you’re looking for a way to create a unique and adorable gift for a new little one, look no further than these free baby rattle crochet patterns for a rainbow caterpillar and a darling butterfly! These rattles are not only visually stimulating with their bright colors and fun shapes, but the squishy crochet texture and gentle rattle sound will provide hours of entertainment for your sweet baby.

Just like my Bijoux Butterfly Lovey Amigurumi pattern, I wanted to create a toy with simple, friendly features to appeal to young children, and so I created these sweet and smiling Rainbow Caterpillar and Butterfly Baby Rattle Free Patterns for you!

I hope y’all love this new pattern as much as I do!  🦋🐛

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Why Crochet Baby Rattles?

There are many reasons to love crochet baby rattles. First, they’re easy to customize! With endless color combinations and design variations, you can create a rattle that perfectly matches a nursery theme or a new parent’s favorite colors. Second, crochet rattles are safe and soft. Unlike plastic rattles with harsh edges, crochet rattles are gentle on a baby’s gums and can be safely mouthed during play. Finally, crocheting your own baby rattle is a thoughtful and personal gift. The time and effort you put into creating a handmade toy shows you care, and it’s something a new parent will cherish for years to come.

Amigurumi Baby Rattle Crochet Patterns!

I love designing amigurumi patterns, and have been making them since my kids were tiny. Once I had mastered the basic crochet stitches I started making amigurumis and absolutely fell in love with making fun toys – for my kids (of course), but honestly I’m a kid at heart too! I especially love to design toys that encourage learning and the use of imagination.

These free crochet rattle patterns are more than just adorable keepsakes. They’re designed to be interactive and engaging for little ones. The bright colors and playful shapes of the caterpillar and butterfly will capture a baby’s attention, while the soft, huggable texture provides a comforting cuddle buddy. The gentle rattle sound adds another dimension of fun, encouraging your little one to shake and explore.

Beyond entertainment, these crochet rattles offer practical benefits. The easy-to-grip size is perfect for developing motor skills, and the soft, washable yarn makes them easy to keep clean during all those exploratory drools and teething moments. So, not only will your crocheted rattles bring smiles and giggles, but they’ll also become a cherished companion for a growing baby.

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I am so lucky to have the best pattern testers! Thank you so much to my amazing pattern testers for your adorable crochet butterfly and caterpillar projects, for test crocheting the baby rattle crochet patterns and offering feedback! I couldn’t do this without y’all!

Plus, it’s just the BESt to get to see the fabulous projects you create using my designs! My talented pattern testers are such an important part of bringing y’all the best quality patterns that I can. Check out their sweet caterpillar and butterfly baby rattles my testers created using this pattern, below!

Thank you so much for testing the Rainbow Butterfly and Caterpillar Baby Rattles Crochet Patterns Kim Shaw, Linda Woodthorpe, and Frances Metallo!

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MAKE CROCHET BABY RATTLES!

A really fun and easy Caterpillar Baby Rattle Crochet Pattern! And beautiful Rainbow Butterfly Baby Rattles Pattern!

Materials:

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Silver Streamline Metal Crochet Hooks

 

 

Special Stitches:

Invisible Decrease (sc2tog): Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop, insert hook in FLO of next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook. Invisible sc2tog.

 

Puff st: Yo, insert hook in st, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yo and insert hook in same st, yo and pull up a loop (7 loops on hook), yo and pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1. Puff st complete.

 

 

Magic Circle Tutorial:  https://youtu.be/biDTzo6IRiQ (aka magic ring)

STEP 1: Create a loop with yarn, place hook through the loop, yo and pull the yarn through the loop, keeping the loop open in a circle instead of pulling the yarn tight.

STEP 2: Ch 1, insert hook back in circle, yo and pull up a loop through the circle. 

STEP 3: Yo again and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, 1 sc completed! Repeat Step 2 to create additional stitches. Hold stitches with one hand, gently pull yarn end with other hand to close the circle.

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NOTES:

  1. Read through the entire pattern first to familiarize yourself with the process.
  2. Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch of each round. 
  3. The Body and Head of both toys are worked continuously, with color changes at the end of each section.
  4. Each of the Butterfly Wings consists of 2 (small, large) sections that are crocheted together, then both wings are whipstitched together.
  5. Repeat stitches between [ and ] the number of times indicated.
  6. New colors should be joined in the last stitch of the previous round at the final pull through for the sc stitch for best results.
  7. This pattern is FREE, and has been thoroughly tested and tech edited. Please feel free to share any comments or ask any questions you may have! I welcome your feedback!!
  8. This post and all it contains including the pattern and photographs are my intellectual property and copyright protected property of GreenFoxFarms LLC © 2024. You are welcome to make as many as you like to sell, giveaway, etc. You may NOT sell, or alter and claim as your own this pattern. You may not use my photographs. This pattern is not for mass production.
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BABY RATTLE CROCHET PATTERNS:

Pattern Directions:

USING G/6 4.0 – 4.25 MM HOOK

 

RAINBOW CATERPILLAR BABY RATTLE CROCHET PATTERN:

  • Finished size should be approximately 5” in diameter.
  • Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch. 
  • Body and head are worked continuously. Do not FO between sections.

 

Caterpillar Body: (7 Sections plus Head)

Body Section 1:  

With Orange yarn, make a magic circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle. Do not join. Mark 1st st, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around, (12 sc, 3 rounds). Lightly stuff section.

Round 6: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). Join Red yarn. Secure ends and continue with section 2.

Body Section 2:

Round 1: With Red yarn, sc in each st around, (6 sc0.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around, (12 sc, 3 rounds). Lightly stuff section.

Round 6: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). Join Pink yarn. Secure ends and continue with next section.

 

Body Section 3:

Repeat Section 2 with Pink yarn. 

 

Body Section 4:

Repeat Section 2 with Purple yarn. 

 

Body Section 5:

Repeat Section 2 with Blue yarn.

 

Body Section 6:

Repeat Section 2 with Dark Green yarn.

 

 

Body Section 7:

Round 1: With Light Green yarn, sc in each st around, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 3: Sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts,] 3 times, (15 sc).

Rounds 5: Sc in each st around, (15 sc). 

Round 6: [Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts,] 3 times, (12 sc). 

Round 7: Sc in each st around, (12 sc). Lightly stuff section. 

Round 8: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). 

 

Caterpillar Head:

Round 1: With Yellow yarn, sc in each st around, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Rounds 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Round 4: Sc in each st around, (18 sc).

Rounds 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts,] 6 times, (24 sc).

Rounds 6-9: Sc in each st around, (24 sc, 4 rounds). 

Round 10: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts,] 6 times, (18 sc). 

Round 11: Sc in each st around, (18 sc). Add 8 mm safety eyes between Rounds 8 – 9, placing them 2 sts apart. Use Black yarn scrap to stitch mouth at Round 6.

Round 12: [Sc2tog, sc in next st,] 6 times, (12 sc). Lightly stuff head and add rattle insert.

Round 13: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). FO leaving an 8 inch yarn end. Use yarn end to stitch Round 1 of Section 1 of the body to Round 13 of the head. Weave in ends. Create Antennae.

 

Caterpillar and Butterfly Antennae:

With Yellow yarn ch 6, puff st in the second ch from hook, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 7, puff st in the second ch from hook, sl st in next 4 sts, leaving last ch unworked. Fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail. Use yarn end to stitch the Antennae to Round 11 of the Head. Weave in ends.

 

 

RAINBOW BUTTERFLY BABY RATTLE CROCHET PATTERN:

  • Finished size should be approximately 6” tall x 6” wide.
  • Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch. 
  • Body and head are worked continuously. Do not FO between sections.
  • Wings are worked in 4 pieces that are crocheted together into Right and Left Wing. Wings are then stitched together and to the body of the Butterfly.

USING G/6 4.0 – 4.25 MM HOOK

Butterfly Body: (2 Sections plus Head)

Body Section 1: 

With Dark Green yarn make a magic circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle. Do not join. Mark 1st st, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Rounds 3-5: Sc in each st around, (12 sc, 3 rounds). Lightly stuff section.

Round 6: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). Join Dark Green yarn. Secure ends and continue with section 2.

 

Body Section 2: 

Round 1: With Light Green yarn, sc in each st around, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Rounds 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Round 4-7: Sc in each st around, (18 sc, 4 rounds). 

Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next st,] 6 times, (12 sc).

Round 9: [Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts,] 2 times, (10 sc). Lightly stuff section. 

 

Butterfly Head:

Round 1: With Yellow, sc in each st around, (10 sc).

Round 2: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts,] 2 times, (12 sc).

Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Round 4: Sc in each st around, (18 sc).

Rounds 5: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts,] 6 times, (24 sc).

Rounds 6-9: Sc in each st around, (24 sc, 4 rounds). 

Round 10: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts,] 6 times, (18 sc). 

Round 11: Sc in each st around, (18 sc). Add 8 mm safety eyes between Rounds 8 – 9, placing them 2 sts apart. Use Black yarn scrap to stitch mouth at Round 6.

Round 12: [Sc2tog, sc in next st,] 6 times, (12 sc). Lightly stuff head and add rattle insert.

Round 13: Sc2tog 6 times, (6 sc). FO. Weave in ends. Create Antennae.

Caterpillar and Butterfly Antennae:

With Yellow yarn ch 6, puff st in the second ch from hook, sl st in next 4 sts, ch 7, puff st in the second ch from hook, sl st in next 4 sts, leaving last ch unworked. Fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail. Use yarn end to stitch the Antennae to Round 11 of the Head. Weave in ends.

 

 

Butterfly Wings:

  • Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the 1st stitch. 
  • Wings are worked in 4 pieces that are crocheted together into Right and Left Wing. Wings are then stitched together and to the body of the Butterfly.

 

Small Lower Section: (Make 2)

With Pink yarn make a magic circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle. Do not join. Mark 1st st, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Rounds 4-8: Sc in each st around, (18 sc, 5 rounds). 

Round 9: Sc2tog 6 times, sc in next 6 sts, (12 sc). FO. Weave in ends.

 

Large Upper Section: (Make 2)

With Blue yarn make a magic circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle. Do not join. Mark 1st st, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc).

Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc).

Rounds 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts,] 6 times, (24 sc).

Rounds 5-11: Sc in each st around, (24 sc, 7 rounds). 

Round 12: Sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog 4 times, sc in next 14 sts, (20 sc). 

Round 13: Sc2tog 4 times, sc in last 12 sts, (16 sc). FO. Weave in ends.

 

Small Wing Spots: (Make 2)

With Orange yarn make a magic circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle. Do not join. Mark 1st st, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc). Fasten off and leave 8 inch tail. 

 

Large Wing Spots: (Make 2)

With Red yarn make a magic circle.

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in magic circle. Do not join. Mark 1st st, (6 sc).

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around, (12 sc). 

Round 3:  [2 sc in next st, sc in next st,] 6 times, (18 sc). Fasten off and leave 8 inch tail. 

 

 

 

Attaching Wing Spots:

Right Wing: Flatten one Large Wing so the decreases of R12-13 are at top left, and stitch one Large Spot to between Rounds 3-11. Flatten one Small Wing so the decreases of R9 are at bottom left and stitch one Small Spot between Rounds 3-8. Weave in ends. 

 

Left Wing: Flatten the other Large Wing so the decreases of R12-13 are at top right. Stitch the other Large Spot between Rounds 3-11. Flatten the other Small Wing so the decreases of R9 are at bottom right, and stitch the other Small Spot between Rounds 3-8. Weave in ends.

 

 

 

 

 

Joining the Wings:

Right Wing:

Attach Purple yarn at the right (top) edge of Large Right Wing, in 3rd decrease stitch of R13. 

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 7 st of Large Right Wing section. Insert hook into same st as last sc, pull up loop, insert hook into 1st st at right edge of Small Right Wing section (10th st of R9), pull up loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook to sc2tog both wing sections. Sc in same st on Small section again, sc in next 11 st, working around both sides. 

 

Insert hook into same st as last sc, pull up loop, insert hook into next st at edge of Large Section, pull up loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook to sc2tog both wing sections. Sc in same st on Large section again, sc in last 7 st, sl st to 1st sc to join, (30 sc).

 

Round 2: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog 4 times, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog twice, sl st to 1st st to join, (22 sc).

Round 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog twice, sl st to 1st st to join, (18 sc).

Round 4: Sc in each st around, sl st to 1st st to join, (18 sc). Fasten off leaving 10 inch tail.

 

 

 

 

 

Left Wing: 

Attach Purple yarn at the right (bottom) edge of Small Left Wing, in 4th decrease stitch of R9.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in same st and next 5 st of Small Left Wing section. Insert hook into same st as last sc, pull up loop, insert hook into 1st st at right edge of Large Left Wing section (12th st of R13), pull up loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook to sc2tog both wing sections. Sc in same st on Large section again, sc in next 15 st, working around both sides. 

 

Insert hook into same st as last sc, pull up loop, insert hook into next st at edge of Small Section, pull up loop, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook to sc2tog both wing sections. Sc in same st on Small section again, sc in last 5 st, sl st to 1st sc to join, (30 sc).

 

Round 2: Ch 1, sc2tog twice, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog 4 times, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog twice, sl st to 1st st to join, (22 sc).

Round 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog 2 times, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog twice, sl st to 1st st to join, (18 sc).

Round 4: Sc in each st around, sl st to 1st st to join, (18 sc). Fasten off leaving 10 inch tail.

 

 

 

 

Finishing Butterfly: 

Match up the wings, with spots facing up. Use one yarn end to stitch the Round 4 of both wings together. Use other yarn end to stitch the wings to the back of the Butterfly, placing the Large section of the wings toward the Head, and the Small section toward the Body, spots facing outward. Stitch the center of the joined wings to the middle of the back between Round 6 of the Butterfly Head and Round 7 of Section 2 of the body. Weave in ends.

 

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Please Share your Baby Rattles!

I hope you enjoy making these adorable Rainbow Butterfly and Caterpillar Baby Rattle crochet patterns as much as I enjoyed designing it just for you! I would love if you would share your crochet butterfly amigurumi Projects on social media and on Ravelry!!! I adore getting to see your finished crochet caterpillar rattles!! Theabsolute best part of being a crochet pattern designer is getting to see the amazing creations y’all make with my patterns! It makes me smile and it’s the reason I do what I do!! (TBH: The yarn benefits also rock! 😉)

 

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