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Counting Sheep Baby Mobile Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Counting Sheep Baby Mobile Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Nicola Valiji

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Needle Type

    Needle Type


  • Techniques


    Stocking Stitch

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What you need to know

Make Nicola Valiji's baby mobile knitting pattern for a newborn's nursery.

Fluffy sheep graze among ethereal, drifting clouds in this serene construction, which will have any wide-eyed baby watching in awe until their little eyelids droop and they nod off to sleep. A beautiful gift for a newborn, this easy mobile project consists of five sweet lambs under floaty clouds, plus 14 woollen orbs, all suspended from an embroidery hoop on white ribbon. You’ll have it finished in two shakes of a lamb’s tail!

What do I need?

Yarn: King Cole Truffle, shade 4371 Vanilla, one 100g ball, King Cole Big Value DK, shades 4022 Sand, 4020 White, one 50g ball of each, Black DK, oddment
Needles: 4mm
Safety toy stuffing
Tapestry hoop: 21cm diameter
Ribbon: 1cm x 10m, white
Tapestry needle


Mobile drop (approx): 85cm
Lamb: 8cm x 6cm
Cloud: 10cm x 3cm
Ball: 2.5cm diameter

Top knit tip

This pattern suggests using a tapestry hoop, also known as an embroidery hoop, to form the ring from which the component parts hang. It’s a handy little item to use, as it forms a perfect circle, is nice and sturdy, and more than likely you’ll have one lying around somewhere already – if not, they are inexpensive and available from your local craft shop.

Meet the designer

Nicola Valiji is a regular designer for Let's Knit Together – she first learned how to knit while making a Jean Greenhowe doll with help from her nan. If you enjoyed making this mobile pattern, why not make this pineapple hat for baby? You can view more of Nicola's designs here.

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Techniques: Stocking Stitch

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