How To: Knit Bird Mobile

by Meg Bakewell, Knitty

We have lots of love for all the bird mobiles you've made using Spool Sewing's softie pattern, but there's still love to go around and today we're sharing some with this adorable knitted bird mobile pattern. Oh, and did we mention it's a free pattern?

This seems like the perfect pregnancy project since you could do a bird every few weeks and then piece it all together when you're in full-on nesting mode. The pattern creator, Meg Bakewell, points out that this is a great way to use up yarn remnants since you need only small amounts of different colors. If you're not in need of a mobile you could make just the birds and hang them on your Christmas tree or on a doorknob.

See more photos of this beautiful mobile and find the knitting how-to at Knitty.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.