I don't crochet anything often, and I must admit I'm even not very good at it, although I would like to get better. I don't think I've ever purchased a single crochet hook and the ones I have are "heirlooms" and hand-me-downs. This is also the first blog post that I've written about crocheting and I had to create a "crochet" tag especially for it.
However this baby mobile pattern was so cute that I decided to gather all my crocheting skills and give it a go. The pattern was just challenging enough for me, but if you are more familiar with the craft it's probably just a piece of cake and won't take multiple afternoons to pull together like it did for me. The mobile was a good way to use leftover bits and pieces of colourful yarns. I used mainly DK weight yarn, and for example ran out of orange yarn after finishing the sun so my rainbow has a purple stripe instead of an orange one. The pattern can be found on Ravelry and is freely downloadable from HERE.
We are going to hang the mobile above the baby's changing table so he'll have something nice to look at while he's being changed and clothed.
I've also finished a little jacket and a sleeveless top for the baby. The pattern name implies that they are meant for a baby girl but I didn't think there was anything fundamentally girlish about the set that it wouldn't suit a baby boy if I just steered away from girlish colors. So I made the jacket camel brown and the top is light mint green.
Pattern: Baby girls sweater and sleeveless top P034 by OGE Knitwear Designs
Yarns: Drops Alpaca #302 camel and Drops Baby Merino #28 light mint