Since I published the post about my making a pacifier holder, there have been quite a few people finding my blog with the search phrases “knitted pacifier holder” and “diy pacifier holder.” Since I for one know that I could not find a pattern for a pacifier holder when I wanted to make one, I feel guilty that people have been coming to my blog for a solution and not getting one.
I applaud you, internet friends, for your desire to make something yourself. Let me at last reward you with a pattern.
For this project you will need:
- Cotton Yarn — check your scraps!
- Knitting Needles, Size 7
- Polyester Cord
- 1″ Mitten Clip (found in the sewing section of your local craft store)
- Fabric Glue
- Measuring Tape
- Upholstery Needle
Stitch gauge: 5 stitches per inch.
Cast on five stitches (leaving a long tail) and knit until your desired length. (I knit about eight inches.) Bind off. Cut yarn leaving another long tail.
Run the knitted lanyard through the mitten clip and then use the long tail sew the sides together as shown below. (For extra support, I sewed along the top of the lanyard to secure the mitten clip in place.)
For the opposite end, you will want to have about six inches of cut polyester cord. Fold about an inch of the lanyard on top of itself. Run the folded cord through the lanyard. Fray the edges of the cord a bit and then glued the lanyard flap shut. Follow the instructions for the setting of the glue. (I set mine under some heavy books for 24 hours.) After the glue is set, use the tail to sew the sides of the lanyard together.
Voilà! A pacifier clip for your baby.
This is my first attempt at sharing a knitting pattern. Please leave your feedback below!