Easy Carrier Teething Pads

 

Free Crochet Pattern for soft structured carrier Drool Pads

My sweet 10 week old baby just graduated from a wrap to a big boy carrier. I had bought the Ergo soft structured carrier after many hours of research and could not be happier.

While I was doing all this research I came across the drool/teething covers you can get online for these carriers and didn’t really think twice about them. Where do you think his favorite chewing spot was just seconds after we tried it on for the first time? Well, yes. Those wonderfully textured tan straps!

I looked at my stash of cotton yarn and my vegetable ivory buttons and decided there was no reason to wait and order them. I love crochet!

Get the free crochet pattern after the tag

This pattern is sized for the Ergo, so just measure where to place your buttons for your specific straps!

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Skill level
Easy

Materials

Cotton yarn – babies love the feel of it and it is a natural material that’s easy to wash, there are many organic options out there!
4.5 mm crochet hook
Buttons of your choosing (I love wood or vegetable ivory!)
Yarn needle for weaving in the ends
What you need to know

ch….Chain stitch
Sc,,,,,single crochet
Hdc….half double crochet
Pattern

Ch 17
Row 1: Hdc In third ch from hook, hdc in each st to end, turn, ch 2
Row 2 – 19: same as Row 1
Row 20: hdc, ch 2, skip one st, hdc in next 11 st, ch 2, skip next st, hdc in last
Depending on you patience and skill level, you may choose to stop now, fasten off and sew on the buttons.
If you are making a border:
Do not fasten off!
Ch 1, sc around your work making 3sc in each corner.
Fasten off
Weave in ends
Sew your buttons on the first row between st 2 an st 3 opposite the holes made in Row 20

Happy babywearing!

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