Inspiration #4 – Amigurumi Tooth

Confession: I’ve had horrible luck with teeth. I’ve never had a cavity, but between braces and wisdom teeth, I’ve had some pretty unfortunate occurrences. Still, my dentist is a great guy, and I wanted to make him a little something to say thank-you!

  • 1/32  skein of Premier Yarns Cotton Fair – a fine weight (2) yarn (above: Cream)
  • 10g Loops and Threads Classic Fiber Fill
  • 2 safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Size E (3.5 mm) hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: SC = single crochet)

  1. Using the magic circle, start off with 8 SC. (8 stitches)
  2. SC in each stitch around the circle. (8 stitches)
  3. Repeat row 1 to 2 three times for a total of four circles. 20160419_173308
  4. Join all four circles together by using 7 SC in each circle. Use the extra yarn ends to help attach the circles together more closely. (28 stitches)20160419_174827.jpg
  5. SC in each stitch around the circle. (28 stitches)
  6. SC in each stitch around the circle. (28 stitches)
  7. *SC in the next six stitches. Increase by doing two SC in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * three times. (32 stitches)
  8. *SC in the next six stitches. Decrease by doing one SC over the next two stitches*. Repeat from * to * three times. (28 stitches)
  9. *SC in the next five stitches. Decrease by doing one SC over the next two stitches*. Repeat from * to * three times. (24 stitches)
  10. *SC in the next four stitches. Decrease by doing one SC over the next two stitches*. Repeat from * to * three times. (20 stitches)
  11. *SC in the next three stitches. Decrease by doing one SC over the next two stitches*. Repeat from * to * three times. (16 stitches)
  12. If using safety eyes, attach them at this point.
  13. Chain-4 and slip stitch into the fourth stitch down in the ring. Repeat three times. 20160419_183826.jpg
  14. Using the chain-4 and 4 stitches in the ring, do 8 SC to form a circle. (8 stitches)
  15. SC in each stitch around the circle. (8 stitches)
  16. Decrease by doing one SC over the next two stitches. Repeat three times. (4 stitches)
  17. Decrease by doing one SC over the next two stitches. Repeat once. (2 stitches)
  18. Close off the circle with a slip stitch.
  19. Repeat row 14 to 18 three times for a total of four little “roots”.
  20. Using the magic circle, start off with 6 SC. (6 stitches)
  21. *SC in the next two stitches. Increase by doing two SC in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to *. (8 stitches)
  22. Increase by doing two SC in each stitch around the circle. (16 stitches).
  23. SC in each stitch around the circle (16 stitches)
  24. Join with the chain-stitches that form the center at the base of the tooth.

This was my first time attempting to design an amigurumi creation, and it just increased my respect for all the people out there who regularly design their own patterns! I had so many trial versions of this little tooth before I was satisfied. In fact, my first version ended up looking more like a little rocket-ship than a tooth. My friends were very patient with me though, as I kept sending them pictures of my rough drafts, so a huge thank-you to them for their support and feedback.

This pattern owes a lot to inspiration from other things I’ve made, namely the amigurumi heart and elephant, which taught me some of the techniques I used here, such as joining two magic circles as well as creating that little rectangle of chain stitches to form the “roots” of the teeth.

Another reason that I wanted to design a tooth is actually because of my childhood. When I was in elementary school, my school secretary would make little tooth-holders for all of the students who lost a tooth at school. It always made me feel so special to wear it around the school for the day, so I suppose this pattern is a little shout-out to Ms. Adams as well!20160419_201504.jpg

Anyways, as always, I hope you enjoyed this post! Please let me know if I can clarify the pattern, or if you’ve attempted the pattern, I’d love to see what you’ve made! Feel free to tag the pictures #ticktockhobbies on Instagram, or to send them to me through e-mail at ticktockhobbies@gmail.com!

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding!

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