Sweet dreams for baby
A hand crafted baby mobile with lots of textures and colours to keep them entertained. As well as being on trend, its a great stash buster!
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Layer two cloud shapes together and starting on the flat side, stitch around the edges with a blanket stitch using the white embroidery floss. Stop 2cm from the end, stuff with a teeny bit of filling and carry on stitching until you close the shape.
You don’t necessarily have to be made with crochet, you could use pom-poms or beads, or even crochet around beads.
It just so happens that I can crochet I had lots of yarn to hand. If you like to crochet heres a simple pattern I used to make the balls.
Working in rounds:
Round 1: ch2, 5sc in 2nd chain to create a magic circle (5)
Round two: 2sc in each stitch (10)
Round three and four: sc10 (10)
Add in some stuffing if you want to give it a more plump look.
Round five: dec 5 (5)
Round six: dec 2 (3) And use the tail to close the stitches and fasten off the ball
My long ones had: small cloud, large cloud, small cloud. And my short ones have smallcloud and a large cloud on one, and reversed (large cloud, then small cloud) on the second. Throw in the balls and tassels as you like, making sure you have a tassel at the bottom.
Once you’ve planned it out (or used my plan in the photo) we need to start threading the pieces on. Cut your cotton crochet thread to 80cm lengths (there will be an extra long tail so you can play around with the hang afterwards).
Thread a needle (single thread) and tie a knot at the end. To keep each piece (cloud, ball, tassel) in place along the thread you’ll need to secure it with a double knot. Starting from the bottom of strand- for tassels put your needle through the bottom and come out of the centre of the head part.
Wrap the tail around a few more times and secure with a bit of tape on the outside of the hoop. These will be hidden by the outer ring of the embroidery hoop.
Repeat this with the other strands making sure they are evenly distributed around the hoop- but play with the lengths. I like that each of mine has a slightly different drop- it gives it a more interesting effect.