Up and Away Mobile BY SALLY SHEPHERD
A bright and cheerful mobile to keep summer lasting long after the weather has cooled.
MATERIALS ● DMC Natura Just Cotton, 100% cotton, 50g/155m/170yds Yarn A: Aguamarina N25 x 1 ball Yarn B: Lima N76 x 1 ball Yarn C: Crimson N61 x 1 ball Yarn D: Ivory N02 x 1 ball Yarn E: Ombre N39 x 1 ball Yarn F: Parme N50 x 1 ball Yarn G: Topaze N19 x 1 ball Yarn H: Tournesol N16 x 1 ball ● 3mm hook ● 2 bright beads ● Yarn needle ● 2 pieces 6mm/¼in wooden dowel YARN ALTERNATIVES You can use any DK weight cotton to achieve a similar effect.
MEASUREMENTS Balloon approx 11cm/4½in long. Mobile total drop is 21cm/8½in. DESIGNER BIOGRAPHY Sally loves designing and making small crochet shapes and amigurumi creatures. You can see more of her work on her blog www.ditzyanddotty.blogspot.co.uk. PATTERN NOTES The balloons are made by carrying the unused colours across the back of the balloon until they are needed again. This helps the balloons keep their shape. They are made in spirals so there is no need to join at the end of each round. BALLOON Each balloon requires 4 colours. Choose any 4 for each balloon, and label your choices A–D (ignore the yarn START
TENSION Tension is not critical for this project. 72 Inside Crochet OCTOBER 2013