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Apple Tree Crochet Baby Rattles

By: Kathleen Mccafferty for
Apple Tree Crochet Baby Rattles

Designed by crochet master Annemarie Haakblog, these Apple Tree Crochet Baby Rattles are a perfect gift to make for any newborn baby. Lightweight yarn is used to crochet these easy baby rattles, along with a bit of stuffing. You can also attach a small jingle bell for an optional finishing touch. Each rattle measures 3 inches tall and 6 inches wides, so they are the perfect size for tiny baby hands. Babies and new moms alike will love these cute and practical crochet baby rattles.

The Apple Tree Crochet Rattles are featured in the crochet book, Baby Brights: 30 Colorful Crochet Accessories by Kathleen McCafferty.


Crochet HookC/2 or 2.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeNot critical for this project

Finished SizeHeight: 3 inches/7.5 cm; Circumference 6 inches/15 cm (at widest)

Materials List

  • Schachenmayr Catania (100% cotton; 1.75oz/50g = 137yd/125m) and Phildar Coton 3 (100% cotton; 1.75oz/50g = 132yd/121m):
    small amounts each of (A), color dark brown; (B), color dark green; (C), color light green; (D), color orange; (E), color red; (F), color mustard; (G), color turquoise; (H) rust approx 1056yd/968m of double knit weight yarn <3>
    Note: You will not need a whole ball of each color.
  • Crochet hook: 2.75mm (size C-2 U.S.)
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Small jingle bell (optional)
  • Sewing needle (with eye large enough to accommodate cotton yarn)

  1. Gauge is not critical for this project, but work tightly so that stuffing will not show through stitches and rattle is sturdy.
  2. All parts of rattle can be made with any color desired.
  3. The tree top begins with an adjustable ring. If preferred, you can begin by working a ch 2 and working the first round of stitches into the 2nd ch from hook.
  4. Change color when instructed and as desired to make stripes on tree top.
  5. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color, leaving a long tail to weave in and hide inside rattle.

Tree Top

With tree top color of your choice, make an adjustable ring. Rnd 1 (RS): Work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc8 sc. Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 2 hdc in each sc around; join with sl st in first hdc16 hdc. Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in first hdc32 hdc. Rnds 48: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in first hdc. Rnd 9: Ch 1, *sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc16 sc. Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. If RS of stitches are facing inside tree top, turn tree top inside out. Fill tree top with fiberfill. If desired, wrap a small jingle bell inside the fiberfill before inserting in tree top to make a rattle. Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Rnd 12: Ch 1, *sc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc8 sc. Fasten off.

Tree Trunk

Rnd 13: With RS facing, draw up a loop of trunk color of your choice in the joining sl st of the previous rnd, ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc. Rnds 14-20: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc. Fill trunk with fiberfill. Rnd 21: Ch 1, *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; join with sl st in first sc12 sc. Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc. Rnd 23: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Add a little more fiberfill if needed. Weave tail through stitches of the last round and pull to close opening. Weave in end securely.


Make as many apples as desired. With apple color of your choice, ch 2. Row 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join into a round. Fasten off, leaving a long tail


Tie the apples to tree using the long tail on the apples. Pull a length of cotton (color of your choice) through the middle of each apple for a tiny branch; tie a tight knot and trim ends. Weave in any remaining ends

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These apple rattles are too cute! I am finding all kinds of baby things to make for my nephew, due to arrive in October, and this is definitely going on my list! I love cute little things like this that will take almost no time at all and hopefully the baby will love!

So sweet. Another simply darling, easy pattern. After reading thru it I can see it will make up fast. I will need to make two of them for my twin grand sons. Their parents will be heAring in stereo! Thank you for sharing this as well as other very nice patterns for free.


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