I decided I wanted to make a mobile for my baby girls room. I thought some sweet little lambs would be nice and crochet was the way to go about making them. Unfortunately these little lambs took a little longer to crochet and put together than I thought they would. But if you are up for a project than this is the one for you! Of course you could always just make the lambs and leave them as little stuffed animals. They are about 5 inches long.
First lets start with the crochet pattern:
- Worsted weight yarn in cream, brown, gray or any color of your choice. I also think a pink or blue lamb would be nice for a baby room.
- Furry Yarn. I used Bernat Pipsqueak in Whitey White
- Size H crochet hook.
- Tapestry needle
- Small safety eyes
- Stitch marker
- Poly-fil stuffing
Magic Ring Tutorial
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
With worsted weight yarn..
Magic Ring, chain 1, SC 8 inside ring, do not join, continue to SC in rounds (use stitch marker to mark your rounds)
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (24 SC)
Round 4-8: SC in each stitch around (24 SC)
Round 9: SC decrease, SC in next, repeat around (you should now have 16 SC)
Change to furry yarn...
Round 10: SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 11: SC decrease until closed. Be sure to stuff and add safety eyes before fully closing!!
Chain 4, SC in second chain from hook, SC in next 2.
Now working on other side of chain, SC in next 3, do not join, continue to SC in rounds
Round 2-4: SC in each stitch around (6 SC)
Round 5: SC decrease or stitch closed. Sew onto head where furry yarn meets worsted yarn.
NOTE: Body is worked with furry yarn. It is pretty much impossible to keep track of your stitches with this yarn. Do the best you can. If you are off by one or more stitches, that is ok. You won't be able to see the flaws!
With furry yarn...
Magic ring, chain 1, 8 SC in ring, do not join, continue to SC in rounds. Use stitch marker to mark your rounds.
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 3-6: SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 7: SC decrease in first, SC in next
Stuff with poly-fil
Round 8: SC decrease until closed
Leave tail to sew onto head.
Magic Ring, chain 1 in ring, make 10 SC in ring, continue to SC in rounds.
Round 2: In back loops only, SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 3-4: Working in both loops, SC in each stitch around (10 SC)
Round 5: SC decrease, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat around
Round 6: SC decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around
Stuff and sew onto body.
- I used the inside of an 8" wooden embroidery hoop and painted it white.
- Darice White Picket Fence (which I found at Jo-Ann Fabrics but if you google it you can purchase it online from multiple places). I had to buy two since one is too short to fit around the entire hoop.
- White worsted weight yarn to string everything together
- 3 white clouds which I cut out from felt (you will need to cut 6 clouds, lightly stuffed with poly-fil and stitched around the edge with 2-ply yarn and a tapestry needle). I used THIS as my template for the clouds.
- And my crochet lambs.
First thing you will want to do is cut a long piece of worsted weight yarn and string it through the cloud and crochet lamb. Use a tapestry needle to send the yarn up the middle of the cloud and then through the body of the lamb (near the neck). Now loop your yarn back up the bottom of the lamb and make a knot. You can weave it through again to make sure it is tightly secured to the crochet lamb.
Tie the yarn onto your painted embroidery hoop. Hopefully you still have a long end left that will tie together with your other two strings and attach to a hook from the ceiling. If your yarn isn't long enough, just tie on a second string so that you will be able to hang it. You will want to repeat this entire process with all three of your lambs/clouds and place them evenly around your hoop.
Now hot glue your white picket fence over the outer edge of the embroidery hoop and over the yarn that you have tied on.
Tie the strings together and hang from a cup hook in your ceiling.
Disclaimer: Please use extreme caution if placing this over a crib. Make sure all your pieces are secure. In fact, I decided to place mine in the corner of the room near the changing table. I don't trust this craft to be a safe object to place over the baby's crib.
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