Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pacifier Clip

The most recent baby shower gift I gave was a purchased item from a gift registry. To add a personal touch, I knitted a pacifier clip and used it as a package topper.


Free Pattern: Flower Pacifier Clip by Susan B. Anderson
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic
Needles: US 3 DPNs

The challenge of this project for most people is the finishing. Most of the parts are knitted seperately then sewn together. There are five petals, one center, two leaves and one cord. I found the construction of the petals interesting and clever--bascially, you knit a tube on two needles. Knitting the center of the flower was the most fiddly part for me due to the small number of stitches that must be knit in the round. Even with all the parts to sew together though, I was able to finish this project in one afternoon. I think that's a reasonable amount of time for a gift this cute.

30 comments:

  1. That is just adorable! What a unique idea. I bet it was the hit of the shower. I love the colors you picked too!

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  2. That's a new one for me! I'm knitting some bibs for a baby shower right now, but I may have to try and find time to make that clip.

    Your handiwork is beautiful!

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  3. That is SO cute! I love it! I've never seen a knit pattern for a pacifier clip before. Your work always looks fantastic!

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  4. This is adorable...what a great idea for a pacifier clip! Yours is lovely...the colors are so pretty and sweet. Mom and Baby will love it! Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  5. A totally darling idea for a baby gift!!!

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  6. Adorable! What a super idea!

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  7. How sweet. It looks lovely on your package.

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  8. Lovely! I just got that book a week ago when Susan was signing @ a LYS. I'm hoping my sister and brother-in-law will find out soon if they are having a boy or girl so I can start on some accessories. :)

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  9. That is too cute! I have that book and I'm going to remember that for a gift idea. With all the weddings in the family this year babies are sure to follow soon.
    I'm glad you enjoyed the fall pictures and thank you for commenting. I will tell my daughter.

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  10. I like it; what a clever idea!

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  11. Adorable! I have three pregnant neighbors right now and at least one of them is having a girl!

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  12. What a clever idea for a gift! Your clip turned out so well made! The yarn colors are so pretty too. Hmmm....so it's different pieces knit and then sewed together. Sounds a little hard for me, but I'm sure it's worth trying!

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  13. Adorable! Such a great idea to use it as a package topper!

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  14. what a fabulous gift!

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  15. It's adorable, and so unique!

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  16. Lovely pacifier clip - too pretty to use! I know the recipient will love it - your work is so beautiful.

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  17. LOVE THE PACIFIER CLIP.YOU CAN TELL YOU PUT A LOT OF LOVE IN YOUR WORK.

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  18. Once again....FABULOUS!

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  19. I think this gift is so thoughtful and will be very useful to the new mother. I especially like the fact that is is a home made item, which is far better to receive. It sure beats picking up a pacifier over and over and over again.

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  20. The pacifier clip is quite ingenious and pretty, too. I noticed the little fish with bubbles on the pacifier..too cute.

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  21. Indeed, it turned out very nicely. I'll bet the new mama loved it! I know I would have. :)

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  22. OK that is just darling! I'm not sure I'd have the patience to put it all together, but it sure is tempting.

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  23. Great idea using it as a gift topper...it looks super! I have some scraps of cotton classic...I might have to try this! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Great color choices and thanks for the link! (Much as we don't want to use those pacifiers, they sure come in handy!)

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  25. What a lovely idea for a baby present. It's so sweet. I love the colours.

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  26. What a lovely gift! I knew you'd come up with something adorable when you posted about learning how to make flowers:~D

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  27. Got grandbaby #3 on the way and this is so unique! Thanks Tracy:-)

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  28. I have the book and love these. I can find pacifiers to use but where did you find the clip?? This is so cute and a great baby gift!

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  29. Love it! All that sewing together is worth it in the end:)

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  30. Ooh, I'm always looking for good flower patterns for trim. That's too cute, I love it!

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy