HOW TO MAKE… A CRO­CHET MO­BILE

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Leaf Us­ing Yarn C, 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 down through the pear from top to bot­tom. At­tach and hide the ends. Po­si­tion the leaf at the top of the stalk then sew in place. Em­broi­der the eyes and smile us­ing black em­broi­dery thread. Sew on the cheeks.

Ba­nana

Round 1 us­ing Yarn F, start with a magic ring, 6dc into ring, pull ring closed [6 sts] Round 2 cro­chet this round in the back loops only, 1dc in each st around Round 3 1dc in each st around Change to Yarn D Round 4 (inc) 6 times [12 sts] Rounds 5-6 1dc in each st around Round 7 (1dc, inc) 6 times [18 sts] Rounds 8-9 1dc in each st around Round 10 (2dc, inc) 6 times [24 sts] Rounds 11-21 1dc in each st around Round 22 (2dc, dec) 6 times [18 sts] Round 23-24 1dc in each st around Round 25 (1dc, dec) 6 times [12 sts] Start stuff­ing, then con­tinue stuff­ing as you go Rounds 26-27 1dc in each st around Change to Yarn F Rounds 28-29 (dec) 6 times [6 sts] Fin­ish with a ss, sew re­main­ing sts closed and leave a long tail

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

Fin­ish­ing Take the long tail from the stalk and, us­ing the doll nee­dle, pass through the length of the ba­nana from end to end. Gen­tly pull the tail to curve the ba­nana then se­cure with a stitch and hide the end. Sew on the cheeks, then em­broi­der the eyes and smile us­ing black em­broi­dery thread.

Hang­ing chains (make two)

Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn E, ch100, turn Row 1 ss in 2nd ch from hook, then in each st across Break yarn and fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for sewing. Take a long length of yarn and at­tach a long tail to the op­po­site end of the chain for at­tach­ing to the hoop.

As­sem­bly

At­tach each end of the chains to the hoop per­pen­dic­u­larly, en­sur­ing it’s bal­anced. At­tach a hang­ing loop to the top of the chains where they in­ter­sect – hang­ing the mo­bile at this stage will make it eas­ier to as­sem­ble. Se­cure a yarn length at each point where the chains are at­tached, then thread them through the top of each fruit. Se­cure and hide the ends when you’re happy with the po­si­tion­ing.

Char­lotte Gray For­ever en­vi­ous of crafty types, Char­lotte taught her­self to cro­chet by watch­ing YouTube tu­to­ri­als. She lives in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia and loves noth­ing more than cre­at­ing with cot­ton yarn in pas­tel shades, shar­ing her makes on In­sta­gram @lit­tle­hap­py­gor­geous. www.lit­tle­hap­py­gor­geous.big­car­tel.com

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