Sea Babies Mobile by Amanda Berry

Sea Babies Mobile

September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3.5 mm (E)
1200 yards (1097 m)
One size: Clownfish is 15cm long, Crab is 15cm wide (from end of leg to tip of claw), Octopus is 15cm tall, and Starfish is 9cm wide.
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I have used bright tropical colours for my sea creatures, to catch baby’s eye and brighten up the nursery. Try inserting small bells into each animal to give baby a musical treat, too!

Knit in pieces and sewn together, these sea babies are the perfect gift for a baby girl or boy. I have used an embroidery hoop to make my mobile; they are a cheap alternative to mobile making kits, and can be picked up for a few pounds at most good craft stores.

IN THE PATTERN: The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 8 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, sew seams, and change colours at the end of a row to knit stripes. The clownfish also uses a three needle bind off. The mobile is suspended on single crochet chains worked on a 3.5mm crochet hook.


  • A pair of straight 3.25mm (US 3) knitting needles; minimum length 20cm
  • A third 3.25mm needle for the clownfish bind off
  • 4 ply acrylic yarn; less than 50g per colour
  • Toy filling
  • 2 x 6mm black buttons for eyes per toy, or use safety eyes if you prefer
  • Stitch holder
  • To make the mobile, a 15cm embroidery hoop and a 3.5mm crochet hook

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The mobile was first published in “Simply Knitting” magazine issue 177.