The African Animal Baby Mobile is made up of 5 African animals commonly found in our national parks and game reserves around the country, they are not quite the Big 5 but they are my favourite five. This pattern is for the hippo only and includes instructions for making a mobile. If you would like the patterns for the other animals, lion, elephant, giraffe and zebra, they are available individually and also as an e-book.
You will need:
Yarn - DK woolscraps of grey
Eyes and nostrils - black
Mobile Stick - sky blue
3mm knitting needles
3mm double pointed knitting needles
Super wash Merino tops for stuffing
Dowel stick length to suit you
Elasticised transparent beading cord
5 buttons to match your animals
12 crimp beads
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