Liver

 This liver is part of a series of life-sized crocheted organs I have been working on. It fits together with a number of other patterns to create a full human digestive system.



Difficulty:
Easy


You will need:
  • A 2.5mm crochet hook
  • A 2mm crochet hook
  • Anchor creativa fino cotton yarn in dark garnet red
  • Black 4ply yarn
  • White sewing thread
  • A regular sewing needle
  • A darning needle
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • A pair of scissors


The liver is an extremely important organ, producing a fluid known as bile that helps to break down fats, as well as playing a crucial role in the removal of toxins. If you'd like to know more about the liver, I recommend watching this Ted-Ed video.

For the liver:
With the 2.5mm hook and garnet red yarn make a magic loop with 4sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (8sc)
Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (12sc)
Round 3: (sc2, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (16sc)
Round 4: (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (20sc)
Round 5: (sc4, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (24sc)
Round 6: (sc5, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (28sc)
Round 7: Sc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc6, make 2sc in the following st, sc8, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc4 (32sts)
Round 8: Sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc8, make 2sc in the following st, sc9, make 3hdc in the next st, make 2hdc in the following st, sc4 (37sts)
Round 9: Sc27, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc6 (41sts)
Round 10: Sc29, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc8 (45sts)
Round 11: Sc30, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc11 (49sts)
Round 12: Sc33, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc12 (53sts)
Round 13: Slip20, sc14, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc15 (57sts)
Round 14: Sc37, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc16 (61sts)
Round 15: Slip22, sc17, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc18 (65sts)
Round 16: Sc42, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc19 (69sts)
Round 17: Slip24, sc20, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc21 (73sts)
Round 18: Sc46, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, 2sc, sc23 (77sts)
Round 19: Slip30, sc18, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc18, slip7 (81sts)
Round 20: Sc50, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc27 (85sts)
Round 21: Slip31, sc22, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc22, slip6 (89sts)
Round 22: Sc55, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc to end (93sts)
Round 23: Slip33, sc24, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc24, slip8 (97sts)
Round 24: Sc59, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc to end (101sts)
Round 25: Slip36, sc25, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc25, slip11 (105sts)
Round 26: Sc63, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, make 2sc in the following st, sc38 (109sts)
Round 27: Slip38, sc29, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc29, slip11 (11sts)
Round 28: Sc68, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc41 (113sts)
Round 29: Slip49, sc29, make 2sc in the next st, sc29, slip5 (114sts)
Rounds 30 - 34: (5 rounds) sc in each st
Round 36: Sc13, sc2tog 4 times, sc4, sc2tog 4 times, sc43, sc2tog, sc5tog, sc2tog, sc29 (100sts)
Round 37: Sc13, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2, sc3tog, sc2tog, sc41, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, sc26 (89sts)
Round 38: Sc11, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc, sc3tog, sc2tog, sc2, slip30, sc6, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, sc6, slip15 (78sts)
Round 39: Slip12, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, sc33, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, sc17 (68sts)
Round 40: sc11, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, slip27, sc2tog, sc, sc4tog, sc, sc2tog, slip12 (58sts)
Round 41: slip10, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, sc22, sc2tog, sc, sc4tog, sc, sc2tog, sc8 (48sts)
Round 42: sc9, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, slip17, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, slip6 (38sts)
Round 43: slip7, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, sc13, sc2tog, sc4tog, sc2tog, sc2 (28sts)
Round 44: sc6, sc2tog
Fasten off
Stuff firmly

Sew closed the gap in the top of the liver.


Fun fact 1:
Your liver is the only organ in your body that is able to completely re-grow itself, requiring only 25% of the original tissue to be able to do so. This is an evolutionary advantage as the liver carries out so many vital functions.


For the eyes:
With black yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Fasten off

Add highlights to the eyes using white thread, then sew them to the face. Add a mouth using black yarn.


That's all from this pattern - I hope you have enjoyed it! If you did I have lots of other similar patterns ready to publish in the near future - you can see what I have designed so far and am currently working on by following my Instagram. That's also a good place to contact me if you have any questions about this or any of my other patterns. Alternatively you can get in contact with my via my Ravelry page, or by leaving a comment below.


References:
Mentalfloss.com

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