HOW TO MAKE… A CRO­CHET MO­BILE

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Paint­box Yarns Cot­ton DK, 100% cot­ton, 125m/137yd per 50g ball, one ball each of Candyfloss Pink (4500 (Yarn A), Pis­ta­chio Green (425) (Yarn B), Blush Pink (454) (Yarn C), Ba­nana Cream (421) (Yarn D), Pa­per White (401) (Yarn E) and Soft Fudge (410) (Yarn F) 3mm (UK 10, US D/3) cro­chet hook 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) cro­chet hook 20cm (77/ 8") em­broi­dery hoop Em­broi­dery thread in black Em­broi­dery nee­dle Long doll nee­dle, ap­prox. 12cm (4 ") Yarn nee­dle Soft toy stuff­ing Stitch marker

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not im­por­tant for this project but stitches do need to be tight so no stuff­ing can show through. It’s im­por­tant to use a smaller hook size than rec­om­mended for the yarn

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet inc in­crease by work­ing two dc in next st dec de­crease by work­ing two dc to­gether magic ring hold yarn and wrap work­ing yarn around fore­fin­ger twice to cre­ate ring, slip ring off fin­ger and in­sert hook to pick up first st, ch1, then work the nec­es­sary sts for Round 1 and close the ring tightly by pulling the loose end

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Each fruit is ap­prox 8-10cm (31/ -4") tall Smi­ley fruits in dreamy pas­tels, each with en­vi­able lashes – baby mo­biles don’t get much more whim­si­cal than this. Join us in crank­ing the kawaii up a notch and make your own ver­sion for a mama-to-be or new ar­rival.

In­struc­tions

The body of each fruit is made in con­tin­u­ous rounds. Use a stitch marker to in­di­cate the end of each round. Go slowly with the stuff­ing to achieve an even shape.

Cher­ries (make two)

Round 1 us­ing Yarn A, start with a magic ring, 6dc into ring, pull ring closed [6 sts] Rounds 2-3 1dc in each st around Round 4 (inc) 6 times [12 sts] Round 5 (1dc, inc) 6 times [18 sts] Round 6 (2dc, inc) 6 times [24 sts] Round 7 (3dc, inc) 6 times [30 sts] Rounds 8-14 1dc in each st around Round 15 (3dc, dec) 6 times [24 sts] Start stuff­ing and con­tinue as you go Round 16 (2dc, dec) 6 times [18 sts] Round 17 (1dc, dec) 6 times [12 sts] Round 18 (dec) 6 times [6 sts] Fin­ish with a ss, sew re­main­ing sts closed and hide the ends Stalk Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn B, ch21, turn Row 1 ss in 2nd ch from the hook, then in each st across Break yarn and fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for sewing At­tach a long tail of yarn to the op­po­site end of the stalk for at­tach­ing later

Leaves (make two) Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn B, ch9, turn Row 1 1dc in 2nd ch from the hook, then in each ch across, turn [8 sts] Row 2 ch1 (does not count as st), 1tr, 2tr in next st, 2tr in next st, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 2ss, ch2, (turn to work down the op­po­site side of the foun­da­tion ch), 2ss, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 2tr in next st, 2tr in next st, 1tr, ss into base Break yarn and fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for sewing

Cheeks (make four) Round 1 us­ing Yarn C, start with a magic ring, 4dc into ring, pull ring closed, ss in the first dc [4 sts] Break yarn and fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for sewing

Fin­ish­ing Thread the stalk through each cherry from top to bot­tom. At­tach and hide ends. Po­si­tion each leaf at the top of the stalk, us­ing the main image as a guide, then sew in place. Sew on the cheeks, then em­broi­der the eyes and smile us­ing black em­broi­dery thread.

Ap­ple

Round 1 us­ing Yarn C, start with a magic ring, 6dc into ring, pull ring closed [6 sts] Rounds 2-3 1dc in each st around Round 4 (inc) 6 times [12 sts] Round 5 (1dc, inc) 6 times [18 sts] Round 6 (2dc, inc) 6 times [24 sts] Round 7 (3dc, inc) 6 times [30 sts] Round 8 (4dc, inc) 6 times [36 sts] Round 9 (5dc, inc) 6 times [42 sts] Rounds 10-13 1dc in each st around Round 14 (5dc, dec) 6 times [36 sts] Rounds 15-16 1dc in each st around Round 17 (4dc, dec) 6 times [30 sts] Rounds 18-19 1dc in each st around Round 20 (3dc, dec) 6 times [24 sts] Start stuff­ing, then con­tinue sutff­ing as you go Round 21 (2dc, dec) 6 times [18 sts] Round 22 (1dc, dec) 6 times [12 sts] Round 23 (dec) 6 times [6 sts] Fin­ish with a ss, sew re­main­ing sts closed and hide the ends

Stalk Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn B, ch9, turn Row 1 ss in 2nd ch from the hook, then in each st across Break yarn and fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for sewing

Leaf Us­ing Yarn B, work as for the leaf of the cher­ries.

Cheeks (make two) Us­ing Yarn A, work as for the cheeks of the cher­ries.

Fin­ish­ing Thread the stalk through the ap­ple from top to bot­tom. At­tach and hide the ends. Po­si­tion the leaf at the top of the stalk and sew in place. Sew on the cheeks, then em­broi­der the eyes and smile us­ing black em­broi­dery thread.

Pear

Round 1 us­ing Yarn B, start with a magic ring, 6dc into ring, pull ring closed [6 sts] Rounds 2-3 1dc in each st around Round 4 (inc) 6 times [12 sts] Round 5 (1dc, inc) 6 times [18 sts] Rounds 6-7 1dc in each st around Round 8 (2dc, inc) 6 times [24 sts] Rounds 9-10 1dc in each st around Round 11 (3dc, inc) 6 times [30 sts] Rounds 12-13 1dc in each st around Round 14 (4dc, inc) 6 times [36 sts] Round 15 (5dc, inc) 6 times [42 sts] Rounds 16-21 1dc in each st around Round 22 (5dc, dec) 6 times [36 sts] Round 23 (4dc, dec) 6 times [30 sts] Round 24 (3dc, dec) 6 times [24 sts] Start stuff­ing, then con­tinue sutff­ing as you go Round 25 (2dc, dec) 6 times [18 sts] Round 26 (1dc, dec) 6 times [12 sts] Round 27 (dec) 6 times [6 sts] Fin­ish with a ss, sew the re­main­ing sts closed and then hide the yarn ends

Stalk Us­ing Yarn C, work as for the stalk of the ap­ple.

cher­ries ap­ple

ba­nana pear

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