The Practically-Free Paci Clip

Learn to knit the Practically-Free Paci Clip with items you have on hand, and make it in less than one hour!

the practically-free paci clip is made from currently owned materials

the practically-free paci clip is made from currently owned materials

Every little bit of saving counts, that’s why my latest motto has been “Can I make it?” particularly from currently-owned materials.  A pacifier clip is one of those items that I so happily made at home without spending even one penny – all I needed was some yarn, a set of knitting needles, and a safety pin.  If you do not have yarn on hand, you can unravel an old sweater you do not wear any more.

When searching online, I could not find a simple knitting pattern for a paci clip; most of the patterns available were for crocheting.  I have never made a pattern before, but I thought it could not be hard to make a simple paci clip, so I set out to try it.  You will find my pattern for the paci clip below.

Please comment with how you used my paci clip pattern as I would love to hear from you!  Feel free to ask questions and to add constructive feedback as well!  I will do my best to answer all questions in a timely fashion.  You can sell what you make with the pattern, but do not sell the pattern.  You can even share it and modify it, just link back here and share-alike according to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  Thank you!

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Knitted Paci Clip

Skill Level

Takes an hour or less to complete

Completed Size



4 stitches = 1 inch in garter stitch


1 set of US 10 (6mm) knitting needles

Size 4 yarn


Step 1.  Cast on 4 stitches.

Step 2.  Knit across the row.  Repeat for 54 rows (approximately 9 inches).

The Loop

Step 3.  The goal of this step is to start the loop.  You are going to close the two middle stitches by binding them off, while keeping the first and fourth stitches open.  The reason you leave the fourth stitch open is so that you can join the knitting back onto itself to form a loop.  You want the project to be one continual piece in order to maintain the integrity and strength of the object, which is very important when it comes to babies.

Knit 1.  Bind off the middle two stitches.  Knit 1.

Step 4.  Now you are going to create the loop by knitting only one stitch per row.

Knit 1.  Ignoring the other stitch, repeat for ~18 additional rows (2 inches).  At the end of two inches, make sure to have one stitch on the right needle and the other open stitch on the left needle.

Step 5.  Knit 1.  Congratulations!  You just finished the loop!

Finishing the Project

Step 6.  Weave in the yarn ends.

Step 7.  Securely attach a safety pin to the end of the clip opposite the loop.

Step 8.  Optional.  Sew on a button for decoration.

Congratulations!  You completed the Practically-Free Paci Clip!

I will be altering this pattern in a few of weeks to include instructions for how to make the Practically-Free Paci Clip using an actual paci/suspender clip instead of a safety pin.  A how-to video will also be included.

’Til next time,

Allison L. Goodman


About Allison L. Goodman

I am a stay-at-home wife and mother. I fill my days making taking care of my daughter, encouraging others, cooking meals for my family, managing my resources through DIY projects, and writing.
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