I've been wanting to share the gorgeous Birdie Mobile I made from Linda Permann's Little Crochet book for ages.
I mentioned it here, actually made it for my brother and sister-in-law's new baby ages ago and then it sat (hung..or is it hanged?!?) in our upstairs hall for ages waiting to be delivered.
But delivered it was and now their new baby girl has some pretty birds to sit and float about above her cot.
|The hoop is crocheted too!!|
I really, really love this pattern. The birds are so easy to make and stuff and then the construction of the mobile is genius as it is all crocheted and linked together to form one piece, very simple and not at all as difficult as I thought it was going to be.
I decided to use the same primary colour scheme as Linda and I like how it has turned out, very bright and vivid. I am about to start my second one and this time I'm going to make it in pastel colours so it will be cool to compare the two.
|Linda's version from her book Little Crochet.|
I got it from Purplelinda Crafts after searching around for ages for a worsted weight yarn - this type of wool doesn't seem to be so common in the UK and you do need the thickness of the yarn to hide the white colour of the stuffing inside the birds.
I didn't use the pink in the end but I'm thinking it's going to look lovely with the bright yellow. Oh yeah!
So May is over - the month of essay writing is behind me (thank goodness) and I have now already got my crochet groove back on. I spent the weekend puzzling over my Springtime Throw, trying to figure out how many more square I'm going to need to make.
I've made 210 so far and I think I need to make 90 more (am suitably glum too!) so that my blanket can be 15 x 20 squares in size.
This is a big reduction on the size in the Nicki Trench pattern but I've decided that this blanket will be perfect for a new baby and come September time me and Mr P are going to need it :o)
I hope you all had a lovely Jubilee weekend and had some time to get your crochet groove on too.