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Solar System Mobile

Crochet
April 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in sc
2.5 mm
25 - 50 yards (23 - 46 m)
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Contemplate the universe in a ball of yarn!


This is a crochet pattern suitable for intermediate crocheters, and involves the following techniques:

  • Working flat and in rounds
  • The following crochet stitches: ch, sl st, sc, dc, tr
  • Working in back loops only
  • Foundationless sc/dc/tr (optional)
  • Magic ring (instructions for this are included with the pattern, also known as adjustable ring)

Finished mobile is about 6 1/2 inches across the main ring and about 10 inches from the top of the main ring to the lowest planet.

I’ve also made a few quick videos to demonstrate various techniques used in the pattern:

Solar System Crochet Pattern: Making Saturn’s Rings, Working in Front Loops (right handed)
http://youtu.be/Xv6xrelFIxs

Solar System Crochet Pattern: Making Saturn’s Rings, Working in Front Loops (left handed)
http://youtu.be/M7ukbFhQwGk

Solar System Crochet Pattern: Making Saturn’s Rings, sl st Around Edge (right handed)
http://youtu.be/kY6PvP_1ne4

Solar System Crochet Pattern: Making Saturn’s Rings, sl st Around Edge (left Handed)
http://youtu.be/8KaGRS0XGWc

Foundationless single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet (right handed)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPcotNpV_4M

Foundationless single crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet (left handed)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-W9FGrEsD8

This pattern is written in English and all needle sizes, abbreviations, etc. are American. Contains 18 fully-illustrated pages with large, easy-to-read text and lots of photos, diagrams and charts to accompany the written instructions.


Suggested Materials:

  • Yarn: (less than 1 skein/110 yd each)

    Blue: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Marina Green: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Grass Black: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Black White: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: White Light Yellow: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Semolina Yellow: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Caution Orange: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Orange Red: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Red Gray: KnitPicks Wool of the Andes: Silver (optional)

  • US Size C crochet hook

  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in yarn ends)

  • Scissors

  • Needle and thread

  • Size 10 Crochet Cotton, Black

  • Filling (I used 1 1/4”, 3/4”, and 1/2” wood balls)

  • Hoop (I used the inner ring of a 6” wood embroidery hoop)