Recently, I’ve been brainstorming unique gift ideas for my son’s dentist. I started taking my daughter to her pediatric practice when she was six years old (she’s 27 now, yikes!) and then started taking my son to her when he was three (he’s now 16, double yikes!). His next appointment will probably be his last with her. Firstly, he’s ready to transition out of going to a pediatric dentist and secondly, she’s added two new dentists to her office and her availability has decreased dramatically. They didn’t say it but it sounds to me like she’s planning to retire from her practice.
I feel so fortunate to have found her. I always felt she had my children’s best interest at heart and not her pocket-book. I trusted her. Best of all, my children never feared going to the dentist when they saw her. Even when we moved out of the area, I drove the extra hour to her practice. My kids have been going to her for 21 years and I want to give her something special to let her know how much was appreciated her.
At first I thought I might make her a doll but then I came across these cute crocheted molars.
All Photos courtesy of Pinterest
I’ve been looking them over and thinking about how to make up my own. I looked over the free patterns to see how they made them but I needed a little help so I found some helpful videos on YouTube. There were only two and one was in Spanish! Luckily, I speak Spanish so it’s not a problem for me but even if I didn’t, I think the video speaks for itself. So now I’ve read some patterns, looked at some videos and studied some pics and I think I’m ready to try my own design. I will post a pic of my very own finished tooth and hope my kids dentist likes it. 🙂
YouTube video #1 This is the one in Spanish. It was the most helpful in teaching me how to create the indents for the molar. Her finished version is bigger than the one I want to make but the construction is what I’m after.
Youtube video #2 This one is small and simpler to make. It’s more round than I want but it is still cute and worth sharing.
I am not affiliated with any websites nor do I make any money from these sites. They are simply patterns I like or would like to try myself.