I wanted to make something for a friend of mine who is having a baby soon. While browsing at patterns over at Ravelry, I came across this adorable Knit Strawberry pattern by Pez Diva. I saw it and knew that it would make a perfect baby rattle.
I used two yarns held together, Lamb's Pride and Berkshire, so it would be large and have a pretty variegated effect.
For the rattle, I filled a small plastic egg with peppercorns and sealed it with my favorite low VOC silicone glue.
I also added a small plastic ring onto the stem of the strawberry so the toy may be clipped onto a stroller or whatever. To cover the plastic ring in yarn, I used a crochet tutorial which was written up over at Lula Louise.