A baby mobile to spark the imagination of Lincoln, the 3-month old son of Susanna's friend Heidi. The gnome is at the center of the forest, surrounded by his friends: snail, mushroom, bluebird and owl.
The Gnome-y and his "friends" are attached to the hanging mobile with jump rings. The idea being that once Lincoln is too old for a mobile, the toys could easily be removed and played with.
The pattern for the leaves is from Crochet Bouquet (plain vein leaf pattern). I used two colors, and adapted the pattern to make a smaller size leaf as well. Since the leaves were curling a bit, I also used a little spray starch to get them to lie flatter.
This is my second hard-working gnome, and I've made a few changes from Mr. Gnome, #1:
- Added ears and changed the hat shape.
- made the overalls higher, in the hopes that it would make his belly look fatter.
- made his feet more pronounced, and made the pants legs a little differently.
This was a great pattern from Leslie Robinson Stone. It is the best bird pattern I've made so far, and is available on Ravelry (called Amigurumi Dove).
(there were a couple of mistakes in the pattern, though: rounds 16 & 17 should repeat 3 times, not 2 times. And there are actually a total of 24 rounds in the head/body/tail portion, not 23).
This happy snail is from Ana Paula Rimoli's Amigurumi World. It's the second time I've followed this pattern, and it's one of the quickest and easiest.
The word from Susanna is that the mobile was well-received.
Happy 3 months, Lincoln!