I have seen a bunch of tiny crochet fidget toy patterns, and those are great for stealth fidgeting, but I got interested in making a bigger, fluffier one! Because of the mobius construction you can pull the ruffle through the center opening – well, forever.
This type of crochet fidget toy has a couple of extra benefits – it’s soft and pretty, quiet to pay with, unbreakable, and washable when you make it in acrylic yarn like I did!
I am participating in the Crochet to Donate Challenge running in May of 2023! These fidget toys are great to donate to senior centers, and local schools. Click on the link below to learn more about the Challenge and check out all the great patterns –
If you are looking for the small, pocket sized version, check out this other post!
Finished Size: Approximately 6 1/2” wide x 4” tall.
1 skein Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in the Retro Stripes colorway
Crochet Hook size 4.50mm or size needed to create a firm fabric. Gauge not critical for this pattern.
Locking stitch marker
Ch-3 counts as 1 dc
Crochet Fidget Toy Pattern:
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. 15 dc
Rnd 1: Set up to work in the round in a Mobius (see videos if needed) by joining in the bottom of Row 1, adding a 180 degree twist. Ch 3, place marker in that st, put 2 more dc in the same sp as the rnd join, 3 dc in (bottom) of each of next 14 dc, continue the round by working in the top of Row 1, placing 3 dc in each dc. Join rnd with sl st in marked st. 90 dc
Note: Now is a good time to weave in your starting tail, closing the gap between the first and last dc in the round if there is one. It will be hard to reach later.
Rnds 2- 3: Ch 3, place marker in that st, work 2 more dc in same sp as rnd join, 3 dc in each dc around. Join rnd with sl st in marked st. 270 dc after Rnd 2, 810 dc after Rnd 3.
Rnd 4: Dealers choice on edging – see video for three options – but the toy in the photos was simply sl st in each st around.
End off, weave in ends.