For emergency Tooth Fairy gifts, this amigurumi tooth makes a cute – and FAST – mini plushie friend. You only need oddments of yarn and a very small amount of toy stuffing. Size it up or down with different needles or substitute toy stuffing with scraps of yarn! This is perfect for knitting, while the Tooth Fairy waits for your child to fall asleep…
Amigurumi Tooth Pattern
Cast on 6 sts using 4mm (US: 6) needles and DK (US: light worsted) yarn.
Row 1: kfb, k4, kfb [8 sts] [RS]
Row 2: pfb, p7 [9 sts] [WS]
Row 3: kfb, k7, kfb [11 sts]
Row 4: pfb, p10 [12 sts]
Row 5: k12
Row 6: p2tog, p8, p2tog [10 sts]
Row 7: k8, k2tog [9 sts]
Row 8: p2tog, p5, p2tog [7 sts]
Row 9: kfb, k5, kfb [9 sts]
Row 10: pfb, p8 [10 sts]
Row 11: kfb, k8, kfb [12 sts]
Row 12: p12
Row 13: k10, k2tog [11 sts]
Row 14: p2tog, p7, p2tog [9 sts]
Row 15: k7, k2tog [8 sts]
Row 16: p2tog, p4, p2tog [6 sts]
Bind off and weave in or trim the yarn ends. Make a second tooth.
Sew optional features to RS of one tooth piece; I used French knot eyes and a running stitch smiling mouth. Arrange your teeth pieces, WS together, and whip stitch edges – leaving a small gap of about an inch. Fill your amigurumi tooth with toy stuffing and then continue to whip stitch the gap and fasten off the ends.
By way of variation, you could blanket stitch the edges in a contrasting colour or use different colours for the front and back tooth pieces. The amigurumi tooth is worked sideways so, if you want to use multiple colours or self-striping yarn, any stripes will run vertically. If you’re not fond of sewing, you could crochet the edges together and use scraps of felt for the optional facial features.
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
kfb = knit through front and back loops
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 stitches together
pfb = purl through front and back loops
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side