At last I can share with you the project I have been beavering away to finish, the crochet Butterfly & Flower Mobile, made using the new pastel selection of Planet Penny yarn.
I’m really happy with this pastel version of the rainbow shades and hope you like it too. I’ve got lots of ideas for pretty pastel blankets and cushions, but for now I’ve been having fun surrounding myself with loads of butterflies and flowers. We may not have had much sunshine this year, but it’s definitely been summer on Planet Penny!
I made lots of butterflies in different colour combinations, used the Lemon Sherbet to make the flower centres and saved the Peppermint Cream for the leaves (and then had a happy half hour arranging them for the photos!) But the ultimate goal was to make a mobile. I used a wooden hoop as the base and crocheted round to cover it (but actually it would be fine left ‘au naturel’ or painted)……and added three crochet chains for hanging.
After arranging and pinning the flowers to cover the hoop……I used my trusty hot glue gun to fix them securely.(and then got very excited about the idea of a coronet bed head with filmy drapes over a little girls bed, or a bridesmaid headdress, or framing a mirror…or…or… shhh…calm down dear!)
Anyway, for now it’s butterfly time and I added these with nylon thread which is nearly invisible, hanging each butterfly at different lengths and… da-DAA…! The finished Crochet Butterfly & Flower Mobile…And then the sun came out so I was able to let those butterflies loose to flutter in the breeze… You can find a downloadable PDF of the instructions here: Crochet Butterfly & Flower Mobile and the yarn is available in the Etsy shop.
I’ll be back soon…x