Saturday, March 31, 2012
Crochet Flower Mobile
I'm away from my sewing machine this week so figured this would be a great time to do a crochet post. I was actually motivated to do this when I saw this link you stuff post on Annemarie's Crochet Blog.
To make the mobile, I just took yarn scraps and crocheted flowers using various patterns I found online and ones that I made up myself. I made the mobile last year so I don't remember all the patterns I used. I am sure that I would have used patterns from one of my favorite crochet bloggers - Lucy at Attic24. I also used some simple circles. I strung the flowers and circles on ribbon yarn that I knotted at the end - if I was do a project like this again, I think I might try using a thinner thread or even something that would make it seem as if the flowers were floating.
I hung the strings of flowers from the center piece of an embroidery hoop. To cover the hoop I measured the diameter and then crocheted a rectangle the same length which I wrapped around hoop to create a tube. I then crocheted 6 individual chains and attached them securely to the hoop on one end and to each other in a giant knot on the other.
I have this mobile well out of reach of any little hands since I do not know how secure it is. And I wouldn't put it anywhere near the baby's crib or let her sit under it without adult supervision. It is just for decoration. Although the baby does love staring at it!