Pattern: Baby mobile with hot air balloons (DIY)

The pattern for this cute (and unisex/neutral!) baby mobile is very, very similar to the pattern for our stroller toy bar, only the balloons for the balloons are bigger, attached to a ring instead of a band - and there's an extra balloon. Therefore you'll have to use the same technique for color change as explained in the pattern.
Tools & ressources:
Hook #12 (2,5 mm)
Thin cotton yarn: approx. 2 oz (50 g) of white and then only a bit of brown for the baskets and four other colors (a great opportunity to get rid of yarn leftovers!)
A large ring (such as these)
Fiberfill for stuffing (stuff the balloons as you go)

MR = magic ring (see how to right here)
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch 
sc = single crochet
OC = other color (one OC for each balloon)
tog = together

Balloon (make 4)
1) Do a MR in WHITE with 6 sc
2) 2 sc in each st = 12
3) *1 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* 5 times and yarn over with OC in the last sc = 18
4) *OC: 2 sc, 2 sc in next st, WHITE: 2 sc, 2 sc in same st* Repeat *-* 2 times = 24
5) *OC: 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, WHITE: 3 sc, 2 sc in same st* Repeat *-* 2 times = 30
6-7) Even rounds of 30 sc (*5 sc in OC, 5 sc in WHITE*) 
8) *OC: 4 sc, 2 sc in next st, WHITE: 4 sc, 2 sc in next st* Repeat *-* 2 times  = 36
9) *OC: 5 sc, 2 sc in next st, WHITE: 5 sc, 2 sc in same st* Repeat *-* 2 times = 42
10) Even round
11) *OC: 6 sc, 2 sc in next st, WHITE: 6 sc, 2 sc in same st* Repeat *-* 2 times = 48
12-13) Even rounds
14) *OC: 4 sc, 2 sc tog, WHITE: 4 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* 2 times = 30
15) Even round
16) *OC: 3 sc, 2 sc tog, WHITE: 3 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* 2 times = 24
17) *OC: 2 sc, 2 sc tog, WHITE: 2 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* 2 times = 18
18) *OC: 1 sc, 2 sc tog, WHITE: 1 sc, 2 sc tog* Repeat *-* 2 times = 12
From now on only use WHITE
19-20) Even rounds.
Fastem off, stuff, weave ends

Basket (make 4) - BROWN
Ch 1 at the end of each row to turn
Ch 9
1-9) 9 sc
Mark the last st because from here you'll work in rounds
10) Work around the bottom of the basket and make 8 sc on each side of it = 32
11-15) Even rounds of 32 - make a slip stitch in the last st
Fasten off and leave enough yarn to attach the basket to the balloon. 

*Using a needle sew through the next st in the basket and then attach the yarn to the balloon and weave ends* Using a new piece of brown yarn (in order to get the basket hanging evenly from the balloon) repeat *-* 3 times, so that 4 strings of yarn hold the balloon and basket together. Make the attachements in every 8th st so that it looks nice and even.

The ring
Using WHITE yarn ch a suiting amount of ch - it should be a little longer than your ring. Join the ends together with a slip stitch. Sc around until your work covers the ring, then do a round of slip stitches that closes the work around the ring.

Using a needle attach a long string of white yarn to the ring - attach the other end of the string on the opposite side of the circle. Repeat this procedure so that the two strings of yarn cross over. The yarn strings should not be straightened out, but remain long and loose so that you can lift them up, and the ring will hang below them. 
Hold the ring up ind the handle and carefully adjust it so that it won't be uneven and then tie knot at the top of the handle in order to make a tiny loop as "handle".

Attach the hot air balloons to the ring using white yarn. It looks the best (I think) when strings are alined with the string forming the handle. Remember to make sure that all four strings have the same length.

Crochet away!

NB! Note that the pattern is for private use only! You may not sell the pattern nor anything you made using it.

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