Crochet Star Baby Mobile – Free Patterns

There’s this adorable crocheted baby mobile hanging in Griffin’s nursery, and it was so easy and fun to make! Here’s a tutorial and free patterns so you can make it, too.

Crochet Star Baby Mobile with free patterns and a tutorial!

Here’s how I did it:

  • I made 8 large star appliques and 8 mini ones (both of which are free patterns on my blog).
  • Then, I stiffened them with (affiliate link to Amazon) Plaid Stiffy Fabric Stiffiner (a water and white glue mixture would also work, or diluted corn starch I’ve heard does the trick, but haven’t tried it myself). This helps the stars to be flat.
  • With a tapestry needle, I strung them onto four strands of clear jewelry thread that I bought at JoAnn’s (like this thread on Amazon).

Crochet Star Baby Mobile Pattern

  • I tied double knots at the bottom of each star to keep it in place.
  • Then, I tied the 4 strands onto an embroidery hoop (like this one on Amazon).
  • I cut 3 inch strands of yarn from each color that I used and tied them onto the hoop to give more visual interest. To cut tons of strands quickly, I wrapped the yarn around my four fingers on one hand about 20 times. Then, I just cut down the middle! It took me about 30 minutes to tie all the strings on.
  • I trimmed the fringe once I had tied all the strands on.

Tie a bunch of strands of yarn onto an embroidery hoop for a super cute baby mobile

I used mostly Red Heart Super Saver yarn for this project. I love that yarn because it’s so cheap and sturdy, great for projects where you don’t need a high quality yarn like this one. Here are the colors I used, with links to buy them on Amazon:

The stars work up so quickly that this is really quite an easy project. Who doesn’t love easy and cute? I also alternated the size of the stars so one strand started with a large star, and another started with a small star.

Crochet Star Baby Mobile with free patterns and a tutorial!

And I asked Griffin what he thinks of it, and got lots of smiles and wiggles from him. He loves to look at it when he wakes up in the morning and the happy colors and cute shapes brighten my morning, too. I only wish I’d made it sooner, although, he’s only three months old so that’s not so bad!

Baby Approved Crochet Star Mobile

Did I also mention that this is a fabulous stash buster? I made it to match a beautiful quilt made by a friend of my mom. She could make a lot of money off her creations, but chooses to generously give them as gifts.

Here are the free patterns for the stars used in this mobile:

Free Pattern for a Crochet Lacy Star

and

Crochet Mini Star - Free Pattern

and another post to make matching nursery decor!

Nursery Wall Art DIY

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Comments

  1. My baby’s name is Griffin too! I had never heard it anywhere until now! Well its an awesome name, and my baby is in cloth diapers too, and has a craft filled room :) Very much alike. I post about all those things my blog. Nice to ‘meet’ another Griffin!
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  2. My name is Sara and my son’s name was Griffin. Crazy!! That was a bit of a fight with hubby but name-wise he wouldn’t have it any other way.

    I’m a new follower, found you through your homemade face powder post. What a great idea!

    Sara
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  3. Hi, I’ve only just found your lovely site from the Hookin on a hump day link party.
    This is so lovely. Next person at work who leaves to have a baby is definitely getting one of these (or variation thereof!)It feels like it is infinatly changeable as an idea, any little crochet shapes could go on – oooh I’m excited about the possibilities!
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