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Airplane Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Oct 19, 2019


I’ve always loved crib mobiles.


They are almost a magical element in the baby’s nursery as they create an alternative phantasy world before the baby’s eyes.

Colors and shapes give babies endless adventures to dream about and take a special place in the heart of their parents.

Often we want the mobile to have a meaningful design or a story behind it… this is why many prefer a custom handmade mobile!


I’ve made a few custom mobiles over the past years…some inspired by movie characters (like Totoro) others by video games (Pokemon and PacMan). Some feature lovely animals like bees, sea creatures and sheep.

One of my favorites is the nautical themed mobile. I received the request from a couple who had decorated the nursery for their baby with elements and colors from the ocean. I had such a nice time designing all the attachments!








Yesterday I started to work on a new project: an aviator mobile!

I was inspired by my niece’s love for airplanes.

When she was two years old, she was always the first to spot the airplanes in the sky and used to point her finger at them shouting “Plane! Plane!”


I’m planning to include two airplanes, two clouds and an aviator. I usually look for some symmetry in the mobile design, as it looks more balanced and harmonious.


I’ll show you pictures of the mobile once completed, but for now I’d like to share with you the instructions to crochet the airplane!!


Let's crochet the airplane and have some fun!



Here is the free pattern for my Airplane:


YARN: 24/7 Cotton by Lion Brand (Lace 4) in Red and Grey

HOOK SIZE: 3.5 mm

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling


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STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), back loop only (BLO), fasten off (F/O), round (rnd).


INSTRUCTIONS:

Work in rows otherwise instructed; join with a sl st and ch1at the end of each row.


BODY (gray and red yarn)

1) start working with gray yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) inc around (12)

3) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (18)

4) *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat ** around (24)

5) switch to red yarn, working in BLO, 24 sc (24)

6-11) working now in both loops, sc even (24)

12) *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat four times, 4 sc (20)

13-16) sc even (20); start stuffing the body of the plane firmly

17) *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat around (16)

18-22) sc even (16)

23) *2 sc, 1 dec*, repeat around (12)

24-27) sc even (12)

28) *4 sc, 1 dec*, repeat twice (10); finish stuffing

29) *3 sc, 1 dec*, repeat twice (8); F/O and close the hole



PROPELLER (gray and red yarn)

1) starting off with red yarn, crochet 13 ch, 2 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 10 sc, 4 sc in the last ch, keep working on the opposite side of the foundation chain, 10 sc, 1 sc inc in the last st that already contains 2 sc; join with a sl st to the first sc, F/O and hide the yarn.

Now working with gray yarn, crochet 6 sc in a mr (6); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn.


Position the propeller on the grey section of the body. Center the small grey rounded piece at the center and use the tail of yarn to attach the two parts to the plane's body, as shown in the picture.


WINGS (gray and red yarn; make two)

1) starting off with gray yarn, 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat three times (9)

3) *2 sc, 1 inc*, repeat three times (12)

4-7) sc even (12)

8) switch to red yarn, sc even (12)

9) switch back to gray yarn, sc even (12)

10) sc even (12)

11) switch to red yarn, sc even (12)

12) sc even (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn.

Do not stuff the wing.

Flatten the wings and sew them to sides of the plane's body, between rnd 8 and rnd 13.



HORIZONTAL STABILIZERS (gray yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat three times (9)

3-4) sc even (9)

Flatten the stabilizers and sew them to sides of the plane's tail.



VERTICAL STABILIZER (red yarn)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) *1 sc, 1 inc*, repeat three times (9)

3-4) sc even (9)

Flatten the stabilizer and sew it onto the plane's tail.




I can't wait to see your version of this crochet airplane! Feel free to tag me in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like! @elisascrochet


Elisa



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