I have 2 little ones in my life who will start losing their baby teeth in the next year or so. They are both girly girls! The only question is whether you do pink, purple or “Elsa Blue” for the tutu! So I designed this super-cute and easy Tooth Fairy Pillow for them. You can hang it on the door to make the Tooth Fairy’s life much easier, or, as one of these girls explained to me, “it’s supposed to go in bed with you”! Either way, it works perfectly.
I used a sewing machine to sew the pocket on and to gather the tutu, but it can also be done by hand. My sewing skills are extremely limited, so it requires only sewing a straight line!
I don’t have any little boys of that age in my life right now, but I will in a few years. So if anyone wants to take this basic pattern and make a boy pillow, I’d love to feature it on this blog as well!
What You’ll Need:
- 90 yards of Worsted Weight Yarn in White – I used 2 skeins of The Sassy Skein Worsted in Coconut
- Small amount of yarn for the bow
- Yarn or embroidery floss for the mouth
- Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
- 2 safety eyes
- ¼ yard of tulle fabric
- Felt for the pocket
- 12” of 3/8” ribbon for the hanger
- 12” of 7/8” ribbon for the waistband
- Sewing Needle to sew tutu to tooth
- Small amount of Fiberfill
- Yarn Needle to weave in ends
- Not important for this project – 4” = 15 stitches and 11 rows
- My finished pillow measures 9” tall X 6” wide
- CH = chain
- HDC = half double crochet
- ST = stitch
- HDC2TOG = half double crochet two together
- SC = single crochet
- SC2TOG = single crochet two together
- DC = double crochet
Pattern (Make 2 of these)
- CH 19
- Row 1 – HDC in 3rd CH from hook and each CH across. Turn. (17)
- Row 2 – CH 2. 2 HDC in 1st ST. HDC in next 15 ST. 2 HDC in last ST. Turn. (19)
- Row 3 – CH 2. HDC in each ST. Turn. (19)
- Row 4 – CH 2. 2 HDC in 1st ST. HDC in next 17. 2 HDC in last ST. Turn. (21)
- Row 5-7 – CH 2. HDC in each ST across. Turn. (21)
- Row 8 – CH 2. HDC2TOG. HDC in next 17. HDC2TOG. Turn. (19)
- Row 9 – CH 2. HDC in each ST. Turn. (19)
- Row 10 – CH 2. HDC2TOG. HDC in next 15. HDC2TOG. Turn. (17)
- Row 11 – CH 2. HDC in each ST. Turn. (17)
- Row 12 – CH 1. SC2TOG. SC in next 13 ST. SC2TOG. Turn. (15)
- Row 13 – CH 1. SC in each ST across. Turn. (15)
- Row 14 – CH 2. 2 HDC in 1st HDC in next 13. 2 HDC in last ST. Turn. (17)
- Row 15 – CH 2. HDC in each ST across. Turn. (17)
- Row 16 – CH 2. HDC in 8 ST. Turn. (8)
- Row 17 – CH 2. HDC2TOG. HDC in next 6 ST. Turn. (7)
- Row 18 – CH 2. HDC 5. HDC2TOG. Turn. (6)
- Row 19 – CH 2. HDC2TOG. HDC in next 4 ST. Turn. (5)
- Row 20 – CH 2. HDC 3. HDC2TOG. Turn. (4)
- Row 21 – CH 2. HDC2TOG. HDC in next 2 ST. Turn. (3)
- Row 22 – CH 2. HDC. HDC2TOG. Turn. (2)
- Row 23 – CH 2. HDC2TOG. Turn. (1)
- Fasten off
- Join yarn on other side of tooth and repeat lines 16 – 23.
Do not fasten off.
Crochet around the tooth – it’s not important that you have the exact number of stitches around the tooth that I do. It IS important that you have the same number on both of your teeth!
- CH 1. 10 SC up the side to the last HDC row before the SC “waist”. SC in each row of the SC. 10 SC to 2nd row from the top. 3 SC in top corner.
- In unused loop across the top of the tooth, follow this pattern. SC. HDC. HDC. 2 DC. 3 DC. HDC. HDC. SC. SS to center ST. SC. HDC. HDC. 3 DC. 2 DC. HDC. HDC. SC. (this should take you across the top of the tooth)
- 3 SC in top corner. 10 SC to top of waist. SC in each row of the SC. 10 SC to the last ST at the root of the tooth.
- 3 SC in the point. 8 SC up the leg. 1 SC in the middle of the legs. 8 SC down the other leg. 3 SC in point. SS to 1st
- Weave in ends.
Decorating the Pillow
You’ll want to do as much as possible prior to joining and stuffing the pieces so it’s easier to work with!
- Attach eyes
- Embroider mouth
- Cut and sew on pocket. I wanted a rounded edge, so I made a pattern out of paper by drawing a 2 ½” square and then using a drinking glass to make a rounded edge. Then I cut that out and traced the design onto the felt. Sew on using a machine or by hand.
- Attach hanging ribbon. Sew both ends to the back of the pillow using white thread. Once again, use a machine or hand sew.
- Make bow & sew it on. I used this cute bow pattern from Whistle & Ivy. Use your starting and ending thread to hand-sew it on.
- Now attach the front and back. Line up the corners and put a stitch marker through both the front and back. Then with the front of the pillow facing you, SC into both front & back around. Skip a SC at the top center to allow the ribbon to lay flat.
- When you’re most of the way around, stuff with fiberfill. Finish SC around and SS to 1st Bind off. Weave in ends.
- Make the tutu and sew it on. Cut 2 4” strips of tulle. Machine or hand sew a seam 3/8” from the edge. If using a machine, make the stitch length as long as possible. Gently pull the bobbin thread, allowing the tulle to bunch up. Carefully spread the gathers evenly across the fabric. Repeat on the 2nd strip of tulle. Starting at the side seam, pin the one piece of the tulle across the front of the tooth and one across the back. Hand sew the tulle to the tooth along the waist of the tooth.
- Add the belt. Wrap the wide ribbon around the waist, fold it over, and sew it on through the button. I only attached this in the back. The front just lays over the tulle gathering.
You’re done! Now all you have to do is wait for the tooth fairy to visit!