False Teeth

Feb 22, 2008
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Introduction

A friend of mine asked me to crochet some spare teeth for him (strange, I know) and this is what I came up with!

I'm very very new to crochet so bear with me. I did this mostly on the fly, making it up as I went along. This pattern should be considered more of a guide. Gague isn't important, and neither is yarn type. It just depends on how big and fuzzy you want you false teeth to be! I welcome any suggestions to better this one. The teeth had me scratching my head for awhile and I'm still convinced there's a better way!

This is my first pattern I've ever submitted, so all suggestions are welcome...

Materials List

I used the following materials:

3.5mm hook

Sirdar Supersoft Baby Double Knitting wool in red for the gums

King Cole (a beige color, didn't make a note of the name) for the teeth

Finished Size

The finished size is totally up to you! As far as I can tell, no standard has been set for crochet false teeth :o)

Gauge

Gauge doesn't matter for this pattern

The Pattern

Gums: (make 2)

Chain 26, sc in 2nd stitch from hook.
sc in each stitch (24sc)
In the last stitch, 4sc
sc in the other side of each stitch
Continue crocheting in rounds until your oval is desired size (when folded in half) for the bottom 'gum'.

Finish off.

Ch 4, sc in 2nd stitch from hook.
1 sc in each stitch (2sc)
Ch 1, turn
1 sc in each stitch (3sc)

Continue until the strip is long enough to join your oval together when it is folded in half.

Stitch the strip to your oval creating one gum. Make sure you leave an opening to stuff it with fuzz or old yarn before you stitch it up.

And do it all over again for your second gum!

Teeth: (top)
Ch 2, 2 dc in 2nd stitch from hook
In the same stitch as last 2 dc, 1hdc and 1 sc
Chain 4
In 3rd stitch from hook, 2 dc, 1hdc, 1sc
Repeat this until you have twice as many teeth as you need for the upper gum.

Once you finish off, fold the strip together and stitch them together so 2 teeth become 1 tooth. Stitch these to your upper gum.

Teeth: (bottom)

These are the same as the top, but you don't have to stitch 2 teeth together to make one tooth. Just make enough to peek out the bottom. Making a whole row will make the mouth to look too full.

When both gums and teeth are finished and assembeled, stitch the two top teeth that are farthest back to the bottom gum. Now you're done!

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Comments

dewi wrote
on Feb 22, 2008 10:42 AM

Hilarious! Now I've seen everything!

PaulineL wrote
on Feb 22, 2008 1:23 PM

Wonderful!!

yoursandi1 wrote
on Feb 23, 2008 12:18 AM
"Seven days without crochet makes one weak"

http://yoursandi.blogspot.com

Love this! Every dentist should have a set on display.

"Be true to your teeth, or your teeth will be false to you"

Britann86 wrote
on Mar 5, 2009 12:52 PM

I've been looking for a denture pattern for months! I work at a dentists office that also make's dentures (we're actually known as The Denture Store) and have wanted to make that for my job! Thanks so much! It's tooo cute!!

on May 13, 2010 8:08 PM

told my husband if he ever loses his dentures, he won't need to go get new ones...I can now make them for him! LOL

psychicfiles wrote
on Jun 10, 2010 6:15 AM

i just got new false teeth and want to make these for my dentist to thank him..can these be converted to knitting as i am not a good crocheter.....would love to knit them ...brenda