Solar System Mobile by Ruth Haydock

Solar System Mobile

Crochet
July 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 10 rows = 2 inches
in dc (UK)
3.5 mm (E)
3.0 mm
One size: From Mobile ring to Pluto 55cm (2x2in)
both US and UK
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Wonder at the planets from the comfort of home with your own Solar System Mobile.

This design was first launched in Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 74.

Essential Information

Sizing

From mobile ring to Pluto 55cm (21.5inch)

The diameter of the planets will depend on your tension and yarn use.

Diameter of planets
Mercury 3.5cm (1.25in)
Venus 4.5cm (1.5in)
Earth 5.5cm (2in)
Mars 4.5cm (1.5in)
Jupiter 8.5cm (3.25in)
Saturn 7.5cm (2.75in)
Uranus 5.5cm (2in)
Neptune 5.5cm (2in)
Pluto 2.5cm (1in)
Bonus:
Sun 12cm (4.5in)

Yarn

Authentic Version
Mercury
Stylecraft Special Twirl DK
6g in Slate (Grey)

Venus
Stylecraft Wondersoft
7g in Pebble (Light Brown)

Earth
Women’s Institute Premium Double Knitting
6g in Turquoise (Blue)
6g in Lime (Green)
4g in White

Mars
King Cole Big Value Double Knitting
5g in Wine (Red)

Jupiter
King Cole Splash Double Knitting
11g in Frappuccino (Red/Brown)

Saturn
King Cole Splash Double Knitting
14g in Sweet Dreams (Variegated yarn containing Pink / Grey / Yellow tones)

Uranus
King Cole Splash Double Knitting
9g in Powder Blue (Variegated Blue and White)

NOTE: The Uranus pictured uses a different yarn. Powder Blue is much better.

Neptune
King Cole Big Value Double Knitting
9g in Cornflower (Light Blue)

Pluto
Stylecraft Special Twirl DK (Same as Mercury)
3g in Slate (Grey)

Bonus: Sun
King Cole Big Value Double Knitting 15g in Gold (Yellow)

Alternative Version
Caron Simply Soft
70g of each colour:
Purple Violet (A)
Iris (B)
Lavender Blue (C)
LT Country Blue (D)
Dark Country Blue (E)

Hook

Authentic: US D/3 (UK 3mm)
Alternative: US E/4 (UK 3.5mm)

Caron Simply Soft is a Worsted weight yarn. I used a 3.5mm hook for this to achieve a tighter fabric. Tighter is better as this prevents fibrefill stuffing from coming through. A smaller hook is better for this type of project.

Gauge

Authentic Version
11 sts x 11 rows = 5x5cm (2x2in) over single crochet using a 3mm hook or size needed to obtain stated tension

Alternative Version
10 sts x 10 rows = 5x5cm (2x2in) over single crochet using 3.5mm hook or size needed to obtain stated tension

As this is not a garment that requires accurate tension, do not worry too much if your crochet comes out smaller.

Other Supplies

Fibrefill Toy Stuffing
Sewing needle to sew in ends
Scissors
Stitch marker (Start using a stitch maker on rnd 2).
25cm full rounded polystyrene wreath
Small metal ring with a hook for the very top of the mobile

The planets are all very straight forward once you get in the zone. The Earth takes a little bit more concentration with the colour changes but is also very quick to make. This mobile is perfect for any space loving kid or adult.

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Use of this pattern

Pattern & Images  © 2021 Ruth Haydock
All content in this PDF pattern are the copyright and design right of Ruth Haydock. You are not permitted to sell the written instructions or images in any way, amended or as they are. You are not permitted to alter this design and sell the altered pattern. You may only print this pattern out for personal use. You are allowed to sell completed items that you have made using this pattern but you must credit me as the designer of the pattern (Ruth Haydock)  and provide a link to my website, www.ruthhaydock.com

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