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Butterfly and Flower Baby Mobile

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Crochet a mobile for baby's crib with sweet butterflies and flowers. Use this baby mobile crochet pattern from Lily Sugar n' Cream to decorate the nursery.

Crochet Butterfly and Flower Mobile

Materials:

  • Yarn:

BUTTERFLIES Lily® Sugar ’n Cream (Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz/109 m/120 yds):
1 ball each of: Yellow (MC); White
(A); Blue (B); Aqua (C)
Lily® Sugar ’n Cream (Ombres: 56.7 g/2 oz/86 m/95 yds):
1 ball Ombres (D).

FLOWERS Lily® Sugar ’n Cream
(Solids: 70.9 g/2.5 oz/109 m/120 yds):
1 ball of each: Pink (MC);
Peach (A); Lilac (B); White (C).

  • Crochet hook: Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. E or 4) and 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stuffing
  • 1 yd [.95 cm] of ribbon ¼ inch [.5 cm] wide

Gauge: 16 sc and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller hook

Instructions:

BUTTERFLY
Wings

(make 1 each with MC, B and C).
Front and Back (make alike).
With MC, ch 7.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 6 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
**3rd to 5th rows: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Turn. 12 sc.
6th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
7th row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook - Sc2tog made. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
8th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. |1 sc in each st to end of row. Turn.
9th row: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Turn.
10th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.
With RS of work facing, join MC with sl st to rem sts and proceed as follows:
Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts. Sc2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Turn.
4th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.**
With RS of work facing, join MC with sl st to opposite side of foundation chain. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each ch to end of ch. Turn. 6 sc.
Work from ** to ** as given above.
Note: When joining Back and Front, place small mount of stuffing in each Wing.
Joining Back and Front: 1st rnd: With WS of Back and Front facing tog, join MC with sl st to side of foundation chain. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *7 sc up right side of first Wing. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) all in top st of Wing. 4 sc down left side of first Wing. 4 sc up right side of second Wing. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) all in top st of Wing. 7 sc down left side of second Wing. 1 sc between Wings. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: *Sl st in each of next 8 sc up right side of first Wing. Ch 3. Sl st in first ch of ch 3 - Picot made. Sl st in each of next 5 sc down left side of first Wing. Sl st in each of next 5 sc up right side of second Wing. Picot. Sl st in each of next 8 sc down left side of second Wing. Sl st between Wings. Rep from * around. Fasten off.
Body:With D, ch 2.
1st rnd: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join in rnd with sl st in first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in last sc. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Join with sl st in first sc. 8 sc.
4th to 9th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Stuff Body.
Head: Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 4 times. Join with sl st in first sc.
Next 2 rnds: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Stuff Head.
Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 8 times. Join with sl st in first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 4 times. Join with sl st in first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) twice. Fasten off
Sew Body to Wings as shown in picture.

lower Appliques
(make 2 for each Butterfly).
With D, ch 4. Join in rnd.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 10 sc in rnd. Join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join A with sl st to any sc. Miss first sc. (3 dc in next sc. Sl st in next sc) 5 times. Fasten off.
Sew one Flower Applique to each Wing as illustrated.

FLOWER
(make 1 each with MC, A and B).
Front and Back (make alike).
With C, ch 2.
1st rnd: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in same sp as last sl st. 2 sc in each of next 4 sc. Join with sl st to first sc. 10 sc. Break C.
First Petal: Join MC with sl st to any sc.
**1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 2 sc in next sc. 3 sc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in last sc. 5 sc. Turn.
3rd to 5th rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
6th row: Ch 1. Draw up a loop in each of first 2 sc. Yoh and draw up a loop through all loops on hook – Sc2tog made. 1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog over last 2 sc. 3 sts. Turn.
7th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. 1 sc in last st. 2 sts. Turn.
8th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over 2 sts. Fasten off.**
Second to Fifth Petals: Join MC with sl st to next sc of 2nd rnd. Work from ** to ** as given for First Petal.
Note: When joining Back and Front, place small amount of stuffing in each Petal.
Joining Back and Front: Place Back and Front with WS facing tog. Join MC with sl st between 2 Petals.
Working through both thicknesses, proceed as follows:
1st rnd: *5 sc up right side of Petal. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) all in top of Petal. 5 sc down left side of Petal. Sl st between 2 Petals. Rep from * around. Fasten off.
2nd rnd: Join C, with sl st to any sl st between Petals. *Sl st in each of next 7 sc up right side of Petal. Ch 3. Sl st in first ch of ch 3 - Picot made. Sl st in each of next 6 sc down left side of Petal. Sl st between Petals. Rep from * around. Fasten off.

CRIB RIBBON
With D and larger hook, ch 128.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Miss next 2 ch. 5 dc in next ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch.* Rep from * to end of ch. Do not turn.
Working in opposite side of ch, proceed as follows: 2 sc in same sp as last sc. Rep from * to * once more. 2 sc in last ch. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.
Short Ties (make 3).
With A, ch 15. Fasten off.
Med Ties (make 3).
With A, ch 20. Fasten off.
Long Ties (make 2).
With A, ch 30. Fasten off.
Sew Butterflies and Flowers to Crib Ribbon alternating Short and Med Ties as illustrated. Fold 2 long Ties and sew to each end to attach Crib Ribbon to crib.
Thread ribbon through shells as shown in picture.

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