Skip to main content

Happy Day Mobile.


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
Needles: 3.5mm


Comments

  1. such a sweet mobile and sweaters!! the short style is cute, like little boleros!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I also like the loose fit of the sweaters, I like it when the baby has a little room to move in their clothes.

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Salut Chéri! Beret Pattern.

Here is the pattern for the berets I've knitted. The name for the beret is from the t-shirt I was wearing when I took the project photos of the first beret for Ravelry. I thought the name suited the beret, since it's quite classical take on the hat that has become the icon of everything French. Happy knitting! Salut Chéri! You need:  yarn: 105-125 m (114 - 137 yards) worsted weight yarn. The sample was knitted with Novita Joki ( 104 m or 114 yard per 50g) needles : 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm (US size 4 and 6) circular needles (40 cm or 16 inches) size 4.0 mm (US size 6) DPNs 6 stitch markers , one of a different color to indicate the beginning of the round Gauge : 10 sts and 16 rounds = 5 cm (2 inches) in straight Stockinette stitch with 4.0 mm needles Cast on 88 sts on 3.5mm circular needle. Join in round, careful not to twist the stitches. Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the round. Knit in straight Stockinette stitch (knit all

Saving A Curling Scarf.

Don't you just hate it when a piece you've spent hours working on doesn't turn out the way you imagined it? It looks like this... ...when it should be more like this. After just a couple of rows into the Trellis scarf I noticed the cast on edge started to roll upwards ever so slightly. As I continued to knit the curling got worse and worse until it seemed to calm down when the scarf measured 10 cm or so from the CO edge. I didn't really stress much about it thinking it would be easily fixed later on and continued to knit further. Halfway through knitting the scarf I faced another problem with the scarf. The CO edge still rolled up and now the sides started to curl inwards. So badly that the scarf lost more than half of it's width. I hate it when it happens. If this was something I designed myself I could maybe live with the mistake, but when it's a pattern that is published I would assume such things would have been fixed. Or at least

Cloud Mittens - the Pattern part 1.

This is so long overdue, but I have now finally managed to write down the pattern for the Cloud mittens. Here it is, my Christmas present to all you guys! Enjoy! CLOUD MITTENS ( Here is the link to the pattern on Ravelry ) You need: 125 m or 135 yards of DK weight yarn (blue sample knit with Novita Wool, 100% wool, 135 m/ 50g) 125 m or 135 yards of sport weight yarn for the lining (blue sample: Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 167 m/ 50 g)  Needles : a set of 2.5 mm (US 1 1/2) DPNs or circular needles if you prefer Magic Loop method like me Gauge: 16 stitches and 22 rows = 5 cm (2 inches) To fit an average woman hand Intermediate knitting skills required LEFT MITTEN Cast on 54 stitches loosely on size 2.5 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle if you like knitting with magic loop method like me. I used the long-tail method to cast on. You can place a marker (beginning of the round) if you want, the