I have a couple of new patterns to release this week and the first one is one of the cutest things I have ever made. The inspiration for this came from my good friend Julia when she was expecting. She asked me to make her a mobile for her baby's crib with owls hanging on it.
I began making some little crochet owls using the lovely bright coloured yarn she had chosen - I do like bright colours for babies. I had only made one or two when she told me that she was expecting twins and now would like two mobiles!
My two beautiful godchildren, Jensen and Jellica, are now here and getting into mischief but they do still seem to like their mobiles that hang on their cribs.
Each owl body is crocheted in the round and lightly stuffed so it is not too heavy. Full instructions are given on how to make each owl, including how to thread the yarn in a bale sling knot for the ears.
The frame the owls hang from is the inside ring of a sewing hoop. I covered it with the same yarn and created crochet chains to hang the owls and the frame with. Full instructions with a picture tutorial are given to create the mobile, including how to make the knot holding it all together at the top.
To hang the mobiles over the cribs we used a mobile crib arm purchased at a charity shop, so each mobile turns and plays music to lull babies to sleep.
This was a really fun make and a great present for any expecting mum.
The pattern can be purchased here and there is a discount code if you sign up to my newsletter for this week only.
Thank you Julia for the inspiration, for letting Jellica be a wonderful model (although she needs to work on the wriggling a bit, the mobile was swinging and difficult to get a photo of!) and have a wonderful first birthday as a mum today.