This pacifier keeper is a quick and easy baby gift, and it’s a fun project because you can make it different each time, decorating it with any kind of animal, flower, etc. that you like. I bought a package of clips and plan to just keep them on hand for whenever I need a quick and easy gift for a new baby.
I Love This Cotton Yarn (Hobby Lobby)
– 2 colors
3.75 MM Hook
Suspender Clip – either 3/4” or 1”
Using color 1, chain 50. Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and continue down length of chain. In last chain, work 5 hdc.
Working on reverse side of chain, continue with hdc all the way back to the other end. Be sure to pick up only 1 loop of the chain with each stitch. Finish with a slip stitch in the 1st hdc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
With color 2, pull up a loop in the center stitch of one end. St st into next st if using a 3/4” suspender clip, or single crochet if using a 1” clip, and continue sl st or sc down the length of the strap (50 st).
Then ch 25 to create the loop, and sl st/sc into next st, and continue back down the length of the chain. to complete the border all the way around. Fasten off, leaving long piece (about 12”) for attaching to clip.
For the clip end, you can use any applique or flower you like. Here is the flower I used in the example:
In a magic circle, work 12 dc. Join. * Sl st in next st. Ch 2. 2 dc in same st. 2 dc in next st. Ch 2. Sl st in same st as last dc. * Repeat * 6 times. Sl st in first st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Either leave as is, or add this second smaller flower to the top:
Ch 3, dc in 1st ch, ch 2, sl st into 1st ch. *Ch 2, dc into the 1st ch of the flower, ch 2, sl st into the 1st ch of the flower.* Repeat * 4 times. 5 petals in total. All the petals are worked into the first chain of the flower. Fasten off, leaving about 6” for attaching to bottom flower.
Sew the two flowers together, and weave in ends.
Put the end without the loop into the clip and fold over. Using the length of yarn left after finishing the strap, sew the strap closed around the clip, and attach the flower/animal at the same time. (To the right is a picture of the what the back looks like after finishing.)
For those who prefer a printable PDF pattern: