High Contrast Toy – Baby Teether Crochet Pattern

Black, white, and all the colors of the rainbow – the perfect high contrast tactile toy for infants. Crocheted in cotton, it doubles up as a teething ring.


It’s no secret. Babies are naturally drawn to high contrast toys. Black and white are the easiest for the maturing infant’s eyes to perceive and babies’ interest in these starkly contrasting colors continues until they are six to nine month old. Which gives you enough time to handcraft this amazing high contrast toy for that special baby in your life.

This crochet pattern will guide your through a project to create a stimulating and engaging infant toy. While the black and white stripes offer the perfect visual interest, the different crochet elements attached to the rings allow little fingers explore intriguing textures and shapes.

And when teething time comes, this tactile toy turns overnight into a practical teething ring. As a bonus, this high contrast teether holds really well to washing. Seriously. If you crochet it with the recommended cotton thread, you can regularly toss the ring into the washer and dryer for a cleaning cycle. Win-win!

Are you ready to start creating the most adorable baby shower gift? Add the pattern to your cart and start crocheting.

Please see additional pattern information below.


  • Size 3 crochet cotton thread
  • 1.75 mm (0) hook
  • 2.25 mm (B) hook, optional
  • Three 1-inch stainless steel rings
  • Stitch marker, optional
  • Blunt, large-eye tapestry or upholstery needle
  • Scissors
  • Poly-fill or similar toy stuffing

Pattern Format & Download Instructions

This is a crochet pattern and instructional guide written in English in standard American terms and sold as an instantly downloadable PDF. All standard and non standard stitches are described in detail but the pattern does not contain a photo tutorial. As soon as payment clears, you will receive an email receipt containing both transaction details and a download link to immediately access the file.

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You can access each file up to five times. Please note that merely opening the file to view it counts as one access. I recommend saving the file immediately upon opening, ideally in the location on your smart device or computer that you can easily access. Should you need to download the files more times than that, please get in touch.

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