These Sea Babies have big eyes and expressive faces. Suspended on a mobile, they give the illusion of bobbing about under water; the movement will fascinate baby as they float about above them, and the bright tropical colours brighten up the nursery. Designed by Amanda Berry @fluffandfuzz, the toys are knitted on a pair of single pointed needles (not in the round). A third needle is needed for the clown fish pattern which incorporates a three-needle bind off. Each toy (clownfish, crab, octopus and starfish) is worked in acrylic 4 ply yarns, although you can use DK (double knitting/light worsted) if you prefer. An embroidery hoop is used to make the mobile. For confident beginners and above, other techniques used include casting on and off, knits, purls, increases and decreases, knitting stripes, and seaming to finish. The mobile is suspended on single crochet chains.
- Instructions for making the mobile.
- The pattern is 8 pages and written in English.
- Measurements are in metric.
Materials you need at home:
- Three straight 3.25 mm (US 3) single-pointed knitting needles
- 4 ply yarns
- Toy filling
- A 3.5mm crochet hook
- Buttons for eyes
- A stitch holder
- A 15cm embroidery hoop
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My name is Amanda Berry, a designer and knitter specialising in creating knitted toys stuffed with a little fluff and fuzz!
My designs have been published in magazines including Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting and Knit Now.