I wanted to make something special for baby…let’s be honest, there are a ton of items both Russell and I want to make for baby. We’re currently on hardcore nesting mode. This involved us blocking off days on our calendar because we hadn’t realized how fast our days filled up when we kept saying yes to things. So for our sanity, we’re buckling down and spending more time at home to get it ready for Baby Henry.
One of the projects I took on – and more importantly, finished – is a baby mobile! I honestly did not know how this was going to go. Also, I had already been gifted a musical, rotating mobile by my sis-in-law since she had an extra one. The fancy one is actually on the crib but the one I made is hanging in our room. I love it. I’m hoping baby Henry will like to stare up at it when I breast feed him in our room.
Here’s how I made the mobile:
- Loop – I re-purposed one of my embroidery hoops
- Yarn – I stuck to 3 main colors for the hanging balls. The thicker beige yarn I used to wrap around the hoop
- Crochet hook
*You’ll also need to know basic crochet techniques
- I started by crocheting all the balls first. I made about 4 balls of each color. This will also be dependent on how many balls you want hanging down the string or on how many balls you want around the hoop. The trick is to have fun with the size of the balls. Some of mines were larger and others were smaller. Stuff each ball as you go.
- Once you have all the balls crocheted, string a piece of yarn through each ball vertically. I had 4 strings of balls, each with 3 balls hanging on it.
- Crochet around your hoop.
- Tie the end of each of your yarn strings to the hoop. Space them out evenly. Additionally, tie strings (with no balls) to the hoop. The length will be dependent on how low you want the mobile to hang. You will use these additional strings to hang the mobile up.
And you’re done! This was a simpler project than what I thought it would be. It was also therapeutic crocheting a whole bunch of balls and stuffing them. If you don’t know how to crochet a sphere, I found a lot of helpful tutorials on YouTube.
Since I liked crocheting the balls so much, I ended up making extra so that I can make a garland and hang them on my mantel. So cute.
I hope you get a chance to make this. Whether if it’s for a baby nursery or for decor for your home. I didn’t use any money on this project since these were all materials I had lying around. A secret: the stuffing was from one of my dog’s larger toys that he decided to destroy completely and de-stuff. 🙂 Be creative! (And thrifty)