Whales of the Universe by Ruth Haydock

Whales of the Universe

June 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in Single crochet
3.0 mm
656 - 766 yards (600 - 700 m)
Two (Small and Large Whale)
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The universe is so vast and huge, that I often stare into the stars wondering what fantastical creatures are gracefully flying through the cosmos thousands and thousands of light years away, and whether a pod of multicoloured whales are out there circling star.

I have always liked to imagine what it would be like to see a pod of whales swimming through the cosmos, a thought that came to me after hearing about Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home where they go back to save the whales. The thought then came to life more recently when the new Star Trek: Discovery TV show on Netflix featured a large whale like creature flying through space.

It has been a dream of mine to see whales swimming in the wild, they are such graceful and majestic creatures, a dream I hope to fulfill soon. One dream I am honest with myself about never seeing, is a pod of Whales of the Universe, so my way of seeing them swim through the cosmos was to create it myself in crochet form and hang the mobile up my living room so I can see it every day.

Pattern Info
The mobile is made up of seven Small Whales crocheted using amigurumi techniques that are attached to the mobile ring with a thread of yarn.

The Large Whale is about double the size of the Small Whale and is perfect for putting in the cot with the baby as they look up at the mobile.

The small whales can also be made up individually or as a set for a child to play with.

About Me
I am a Knitting and Crochet Designer currently based in the UK. My mum taught me to knit in 2008, just before I started university and then a few years later taught me how to crochet. Throughout the years, knitting and crochet has been a constant in my life, helping me to overcome depression, find purpose and to become the person that I am today.

My designs are inspired by my travels abroad, my love of science fiction movies and TV shows. My most popular designs include my knitted and crocheted Globes, Knitted Solar System Pattern and Spheres, which are available on Ravelry. This year I had a design featured in Simply Crochet Magazine in the Hook to Hook Designer Challenge in issue 71.