This is a small keyring charm I made for my little sister, who has just qualified as a dental nurse, but it would be a great gift for anyone who has lost their first tooth, or is getting braces. Or anyone who is just fascinated by teeth.
Originally posted on my blog at http://amiguruthi.tumblr.com/post/26996125073/tooth-fairy
Round 1: 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Round 2: 1sc in each (6)
Round 3: 1sc in each (6)
Finish, leave a long tail for sewing. Repeat so that you have two numbs (or roots).
Sew together through one stitch. I also tied the spare tails at the top for security then trimmed them off.
To continue the tooth, insert your hook into any stitch and CH1.
Round 1: Sc around the outside edge of the roots (12sc)
(NB: The count gets dodgy, but try get 12sc to carry on following this pattern)
Round 2: INC around, 2sc in each stitch (24sc)
Round 3: Sc around (24sc)
Round 4: Sc around (24sc)
Round 5: DEC around (12sc)
Round 6: DEC around (6sc)
Finish off and sew closed. Leave a long tail to create a loop if you want to make this into a keyring as I will be doing, or you can make it just a tiny pocket buddy.
Cut the shape to the left out of yellow felt.
Tip: Fold in half and cut three rounded points on the non-folded egde. Unfold and you’ll have symmetrical wings.
Sew to the back of your tooth.
Join ends with SL ST and tie off leaving long tail for sewing.
Sew to head using the tail - I secured it at just one point at the back of the head. If you’re making a loop, remember to slip the halo over the white tail.
Embroider your face using the black thread.
Create your loop if you want one, and enjoy your Tooth fairy!