These Tooth Fairy Pouches are great for kids that are starting to lose teeth and need a safe place to keep them until the Tooth Fairy visits! My five year old daughter had to have four of her baby teeth pulled a few months ago and shew as so nervous. I made her this little Tooth Fairy Pouch and she brought it with her to the dentist and cuddled it the whole time. Afterwards, she got to put her teeth inside (in a tiny baggie) and she was so excited to bring them home to put them under her pillow for her first Tooth Fairy experience!
On the back of the Tooth Fairy Pouch, you’ll find a perfectly sized little pocket where the teeth can be safely kept. I found it best to put the tooth/teeth in a little baggie inside the pocket so they didn’t get lost. Baby teeth are so small! The pocket on the back is also large enough to put a small treat, some coins, or a folded bill, depending on what the Tooth Fairy’s going rate in your home is (*wink).
This crochet pattern is worked up in two tooth shaped panels which are stuffed and crocheted together. Then the pocket will be sewn on the back and the bow, hair, and smile are added at the end.
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- Worsted-weight yarn – You can use any worsted-weight yarn for this project. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in White. I also used a little bit of pink for the bow and black for the hair.
- Crochet Hook – I used a 4mm crochet hook. Please note that I crochet on the tighter side. If you are a looser crocheter, you might want to go down to a 3.75mm or 3.5mm hook. I always use (and love) my Clover Amour hooks!
- Safety Eyes – I used 9 mm size
- As an alternative to safety eyes, here is a great tutorial for making crochet eyes. https://www.graceandyarn.com/2018/03/crochet-eyes-tutorial-alternative-to.html
- Yarn needle
- Ch – chain
- Sl St – slip stitch
- SC – single crochet
- DC – double crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- Worked in Rows – This pattern is worked up in rows. After each row you will be chaining 1 and turning. Made the first stitch of the next row in the same stitch as the chain 1. The chain 1 does not count towards the stitch count for each row.
- Right Side/Wrong Side – For this pattern there is a “right side” and a “wrong side” to help make sure each part lines up correctly with the other parts. This will only be important a couple of times in the pattern. When you are looking at your project, the “right side” of the project will be facing you when the starting yarn tail is on the bottom left side and you are working on odd numbered rows. When you are working on even numbered rows and the yarn tail is on the bottom right, you are working on the “wrong side.”
- Finished Size – When complete, your Tooth Fairy Pouch should measure about 2.5”x 3”
Tooth Panels – make two (one for the front and one for the back)
Row 1: Chain 13, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each across, ch 1, turn (12)
Rows 2-7: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (12)
In the next rows, you will be making one of the roots. You will be only be working part way across the row before chaining and turning.
Row 8: SC in first 6 stitches only, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 9: SC in each stitch, ch 1, turn (6)
Row 10: SC DEC, SC in next 2 stitches, SC DEC, ch 1, turn (4)
Rows 11-12: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (4)
Row 13: SC DEC twice, ch 1, turn (2)
Fasten off and cut your yarn. Continue below to add the other root on the tooth.
Adding the second root on the tooth:
To add the other root on the tooth, first flip your project over so the “wrong side” is facing you (the root you just completed is on the right side of the tooth). Join your yarn in the next stitch beside the first root (as pictured), chain 1 and repeat rows 8-13 above. Fasten off and cut your yarn.
Adding the stitches at the top of the tooth:
To add the stitches at the top of the tooth to make it more “tooth shaped,” start by flipping the panel over so that the “right side” is facing you and the roots of the tooth are pointing downwards (the starting yarn tail should be at the top right). Join yarn in the top right stitch on the tooth. Chain 1, SC in first stitch, HDC in next 3 stitches, SC, slip stitch in next 2 stitches, SC, HDC in next 3, SC. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Next, follow all the steps above again to make the second tooth panel. Then weave in any ends you have hanging out on both panels.
Adding the face:
Choose one of the panels to be the front of the tooth and make sure that the “right side” is facing you (the top of tooth stitches you just did should be facing you). Insert the safety eyes between the 3rd and 4th row from the top of the tooth about 2-3 stitches from the outside edges. If you are adding eyelashes, it’s easier to stitch them on now before securing the eyes in place. First, insert the safety eyes where you’d like them, then take them out and use your yarn needle and black embroidery thread to stitch on the eyelashes, then insert the safety eyes again and secure the backs in place. (see photo). You can sew the mouth on at this time too, or you can wait until the end.
Crocheting the two tooth panels together:
Lay the top of the tooth (panel with the face) on top of the other tooth panel, making sure the “right side” of each panel is facing outwards (front and back of the tooth) and the “wrong sides” of the panels are on the inside. Join your yarn through both layers in a stitch between the roots of the tooth, chain 1, and SC in the same stitch and in each stitch around the outside of the tooth. To help prevent the corners from curling, make 2 SC stitches in the two stitches at the bottom of each root, as well as in each of the top corner stitches. Also, when you are working along the top of the tooth, the SC stitches in the middle where the two slip stitches are will go in the row below to help keep the curves at the top of the tooth.
When you are about 2/3 of the way around, start adding stuffing to the inside. I just added enough stuffing to fill the tooth while still keeping the shape relatively flat. Continue working the SC stitches around, making sure you have added enough stuffing before the opening gets too small. Join with a slip stitch to the first SC stitch. Fasten off, weave in ends.
If you haven’t added the smile to your tooth, you can
do that now before you add the pocket on the back.
Next you will be crocheting the pocket that you will be sewing to the back of the tooth.
Row 1: Chain 13, SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each across, ch 1, turn (12)
Rows 2-8: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (12)
Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail for sewing. Weave in one of the ends.
Use your yarn needle to sew the pocket to the tooth by sewing in and out of each stitch on the bottom and the sizes of the pocket, passing through the tooth each time. Leave the top open. Weave in ends.
You’re all done the base of your Tooth Fairy Pouch! Now you can personalize it in any way you’d like.
Adding the Bow and/or Hair
For the girl tooth pouch, I added a little bow. To make the bow, using a 2.25 mm hook, start with a magic circle and chain 2. Work 3 double crochet stitches into the ring, chain 2 and make a slip stitch to the center of the ring. Chain 2 again, make 3 double crochet stitches, chain 2, and slip stitch to center ring again. Wrap the yarn ends around the middle of the bow a couple times. I wrapped one of the yarn tails around one way and then went the opposite way with the other yarn tail. Use your yarn tails to make a knot at the back of the bow. Weave one of the yarn tails in and cut yarn. Use the other tail (and your yarn needle) to sew the bow onto the tooth pouch.
If you’d like to make a different size of bow, check out the Easy Crochet Bows pattern on the blog!
To see a video tutorial for making the bow, you can find one on my YouTube Channel here! Keep in mind that for this pattern I changed to chaining 2 (instead of 3) and making double crochet stitches into the ring (instead of treble crochet stitches).
On the other tooth pouch, I added some hair to the top. Start by cutting a few strands of black yarn (or another fun color) and then tie them around the stitches in the middle of the top of the tooth. Cut them to your desired length.
That’s it! You’re all finished your little Tooth Fairy Pouch! I’m sure it’ll make losing teeth an extra exciting experience for little ones and help bring them comfort if it’s a less fun experience.
This pouch is a great size for putting under or beside a pillow, but if you’d like to hang the pouch on a bedpost or doorknob, you can easily make a crochet chain to attach to the top for hanging. Before putting teeth in the pocket, it’s a good idea to put them in a little plastic baggie or plastic wrap so they don’t get lost in there (baby teeth are so tiny)!
Here is my little girl being brave at the dentist while waiting for her appointment!
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