Breast Cancer Awareness Boobies

Breast Cancer Awareness Boobies

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These Breast Cancer Awareness Boobies is part of the Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.

This is a free pattern which I designed in September 2018, after a friend suggested that I do one.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in South Africa – make a set and donate to your local charity, or for a friend #crochetbreastprosthetics #breastcancerawareness #hope #mandmcrochetdesigns #freecrochetpattern #freepattern #breastcancersurvivor #breastcancerprosthesis

MATERIALS USED

60g x Moya DK 100% cotton – Natural (MC)

10g x Moya DK 100% cotton – Blush (CC)

200g plastic pellets (100g per Boobie)

40-60g pure wool filing or unicurl

Stitch marker

3.5mm hook (depending on your tension – if you work loose, go down a hook size)

Needle for sewing in ends

Scissors

You are welcome to make the Boobies in any yarn however depending on the yarn and tension the size of the finished item may vary from ours. I do however recommend that 100% cotton is used, as it is natural, washes well and is perfect for breast prosthetics.

Also, note that the pellets in my Boobies have been put in loose, but if you are worried about them falling out (which they should not – unless you work very loosely), so you can always pop them in a stocking, and then put into the Boobie.

MoYa Yarns are hand dyed and should be washed separately as there may be slight residual surface dye. Machine washable. Dry flat. Do not bleach. Made in South Africa

Weight – double knit

Hook size – 3.5-4mm

50g – 135m

I used three colourways in South Africa:

NOTES & TIPS

  • My pattern uses US terminology
  • Crochet skill level – easy (and if you struggle there are photo tutorials to help you)
  • I have also included helpful hints along the way, which help me, and I hope help you too, and are in italics
  • There are also photo tutorials for special stitches and techniques, as well as for the pattern itself and I have added the link to the relevant blog under each heading
  • Please follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry and so you do not miss out on my Crochet Along’s join my Facebook Group
  • Use your stitch marker as often as you can, to help with stitch counting
  • And lastly, COUNT your stitches and have loads of FUN

ABBREVIATIONS

US Term

  • chain – ch
  • slip stitch – ss
  • single crochet – sc
  • space – sp
  • stitch/s – st/s
  • single crochet two together – sc2tog
  • magic circle – mc
  • main colour – MC
  • contrast colour – CC

SPECIAL STITCHES

Magic Circle Photo Tutorial

Single Crochet Two Together Photo Tutorial

PATTERN

Lightly stuffed (worked in the round, so use a stitch marker to mark the end of each round)

Using CC and a 3.5mm hook make a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1 (does not count as a st), SC 5 into the mc (5)

Round 2: 2 sc into each st (10)

Round 3: 2 sc into each st (20)

If your stitch count is correct, stitch in the tails so it does not get in your way whilst you are doing the next few rows.

Round 4: 2 sc into next st, sc into next 3 sts, rep around (25)

Change colour – When you make your last stitch from round 4 (25th sc), do not pull colour through the two loops and finish the sc. Take the alternate colour and finish the sc with it, pull both threads tightly, and remember to put your stitch marker in the 25th stitch before you start on round 5.

Round 5: 2 sc into next st, sc into next 4 sts, rep around (30)

Helpful hint: The 2 sc into the next stitch is made in the sc before the 2sc from the round before, this will help you keep your stitch count and increase even and correct – see photo below.

If your stitch count is correct weave in both threads so that they are not in your way.

Round 6: 2 sc into next st, sc into next 5 sts, rep around (35)

Round 7: 2 sc into next st, sc into next 6 sts, rep around (40)

Round 8: 2 sc into next st, sc into next 7 sts, rep around (45)

Helpful hint: Be careful now, watch your stitch count and read the pattern, as the increases are not standard anymore. The circle is turning into a triangle.

Round 9: 3 sc into next st, 1 sc into next 14 sts, rep around (51)

Round 10: sc into next st, *2 sc into next st, sc into next 16 sts* rep *.*, 2 sc into next st, sc into next 15 sts (54)

Helpful hint: The first sc at the beginning of round 10 plus the last 15 sc makes up the 16 sc which are between the 2sc increases. The first 2 sc at the beginning of round 11 plus the last 15 sts makes up the 17 sc which are between the 2sc increases for that row, and so on…

Helpful hint:To avoid a “line” forming from “loose” stitches, from the stitch marker placement, make sure you pull the stitch tight when you begin the new round.

Round 11: sc into next 2 sts, *3 sc into next st, sc into next 17 sts* rep *.*, 3 sc into next st, sc into next 15 sts (60)

Round 12: sc into next 3 sts, *2 sc into next st, sc into next 19 sts* rep *.*, 2 sc into next st, sc into next 16 sts (63)

Round 13: sc into next 4 sts, *3 sc into next st, sc into next 20 sts*, rep *.*, 3 sc into next st, sc into next 16 sts (69)

Round 14: sc into next 5 sts, *2 sc into next st, sc into next 22 sts*, rep *.*, 2 sc into next st, sc into next 17 sts (72)

Round 15: sc into next 6 sts, *2 sc into next st, sc into next 23 sts*, rep *.*, 2 sc into next st, sc into next 17 sts (75)

Round 16: sc into next 7 sts, *2 sc into next st, sc into next 24 sts*, rep *.*, 2 sc into next st, sc into next 17 sts (78)

Round 17 – 19: sc into each st in the round (78)

Now to decrease

Round 20: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 24 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 18 sts (75)

Helpful hint:The sc2tog should fall below the increase of each corner of the triangle

Round 21: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 23 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 17 sts (72)

Round 22: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 22 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 16 sts (69)

Round 23: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 21 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 15 sts (66)

Round 24: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 20 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 14 sts (63)

Round 25: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 19 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 13 sts (60)

Round 26: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 18 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 12 sts (57)

Round 27: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 17 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 11 sts (54)

Round 28: sc into next 6 sts,*sc2tog, sc into next 16 sts*, rep *.*, sc2tog, sc into next 8 sts, sc2tog (50)

Helpful Hint:End of decrease in the triangle, now we decrease in the round (in the round)

Round 29: sc2tog, sc into next 3 sts, rep in the round (40)

Round 30: sc2tog, sc into next 2 sts, rep in the round (30)

Place 100g plastic pellets and the fibre stuffing until Boobie feels firm, we used approximately 25g per Boobie, but not too full, you want to be able to have a concave back.

Round 31: sc2tog, sc into next st, rep in the round (20)

Round 32: sc2tog (10)

Round 33: sc2tog (5)

Cut off yarn, leaving a 15cm tail, ss into all 5 sts, and pull tight, weave in ends carefully, keeping back inverted/concave

 

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