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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Innominate bone

This pattern is part of a series that I'm gradually releasing that fit together to form a life-sized skeleton. The innominate is also known as the hip bone and it forms the pelvis. This pattern is specifically for the female innominate, which is wider and more rounded than the male one.

Whilst this may not be the most obvious of patterns to publish first in this series (I was originally planning to post the hand/ foot pattern first), it's a relatively short/ quick pattern (at least in relation to some of the others in the series), so it ended up being the first one I finished with (and I'm hoping posting it will motivate me to get round to finally posting some of the other skeleton patterns I'm working on). Also if you're interested in seeing what the final skeleton looks like be sure to scroll to the end!


Difficulty:

Easy- medium

You will need:
  • A 2.5mm crochet hook
  • White rico essentials cotton dk yarn
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • White pipecleaners or craft wire
  • A darning needle
  • A pair of scissors

For the main body of the bone:
Ch9
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chin st from hook and the next 6 chain sts. make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous 6 chain sts you crocheted into. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (18sc)
Round 2: Sc8, make 3sc in the next st, sc8, make 3sc in the last st (22sc)
Round 3: Sc9, make 3sc in the next st, sc10, make 3sc in the following st, sc (26sc)
Round 4: Sc10, make 3sc in the next st, sc13, make 3sc in the following st, sc (30sc)
Round 5: Sc11, make 3sc in the next st, sc15, make 3sc in the following st, sc (34sc)
Round 6 : Sc13, make 3sc in the next st, sc16, make 3sc in the following st, sc3 (38sc)
Round 7: Sc13, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc17, make 3sc in the following st, sc4 (43sc)
Round 8: Sc15, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc19, make 3sc in the following st, sc5 (48sc)
Round 9: Sc17, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc22, make 3sc in the following st, sc5 (53sc)
Round 10: Sc19, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc24, make 3sc in the following st, sc6 (58sc)
Round 11: Sc21, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc27, make 3sc in the following st, sc7 (62sc)
Round 12: Sc22, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc30, make 3sc in the following st, sc7 (66sc)
Round 13: Sc24, make 3sc in the next st, sc32, make 3sc in the following st, sc8 (70sc)
Round 14: Sc25, make 3sc in the next st, sc34, make 3sc in the following st, sc9 (74sc)
Round 15: Sc27, make 3sc in the next st, sc46 (76sc)
Round 16: Sc28, make 2sc in the next st, sc47 (77sc)
Round 17: Sc28, make 2sc in the next st, sc48 (78sc)
Round 18: Sc28, make 2sc in the next st, sc49 (79sc)
Round 19: Sc29, make 3sc in the next st, sc49 (81sc)
Round 20: Sc30, make 2sc in the next st, sc38, sc2tog 3 times, sc6 (79sc)
Round 21: Sc31, make 2sc in the next st, sc35, sc3tog 3 times, sc3 (74sc)
Round 22: Sc31, make 2sc in the next st, sc37, sc2tog, sc3 (74sc)
Round 23: Sc30, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc34, sc2tog, sc3 (76sc)
Rounds 24 - 25: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 26: Sc33, sc2tog, sc41 (75sc)
Round 27: Sc30, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc37 (72sc)
Round 28: Sc32,  sc2tog, sc35, make 2sc in the next st, sc2 (72sc)
Round 29: Sc30, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc33, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc2 (72sc)
Round 30: Sc20, hdc10, hdc2tog twice, hdc10, sc18, slip10 (70sts)
Round 31: Slip5, sc14, hdc10, hdc2tog twice, hdc10, sc13, slip10, sc4 (68sts)
Round 32: Sc28, sc5tog, sc35 (64sts)
Round 33: (Over 1 round) Sc19, skip18, sc20, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc (44sts)
Round 34: Sc41, sc2tog, sc (43sc)
Round 35: Sc41, Sc2tog (42sc)
Round 36: (Over 1 round) sc41, Sc2tog (41sc)
Rounds 37 - 38: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 39: Sc19, make 2sc in the next st, sc21 (42sc)
Round 40: Sc19, make 2sc in the next st, sc22 (43sc)
Round 41: Sc20, make 2sc in the next st, sc20, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts (46sc)
Round 42: Sc20, make 2sc in the next st, sc23, make 2sc in the following st, sc (48sc)
Round 43: Sc20, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc25 (50sc)
Round 44: Sc21, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc26 (52sc)
Round 45: Sc23, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc26 (54sc)
Round 46: (Over 1 round) Sc24, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc20, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc5tog (50sc)
Round 47: (Over 1 round) Sc, sc2tog, sc43, sc2tog, sc, sc5tog (44sc)
Round 48: (Over 1 round) sc, sc2tog, sc37, sc2tog, sc5tog (38sc)
Round 49: (Over 1 round) Sc2tog, sc14, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc11, sc2tog, sc3tog (31sc)
Round 50: (Over 1 round) Sc2tog, sc12, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc11, sc4tog (25sc)
Round 51: (Over 1 round) Sc11, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc10, sc4tog (24sc)
Round 52: (Over 1 round) Sc11, make 2sc in the next st, sc11, sc4tog (22sc)
Round 53: (Over 1 round) Sc10, make 2sc in the next st, sc10, sc2tog (22sc)
Round 54: Slip2, sc5, hdc7, sc5, slip3
Round 55: Slip3, sc4, hdc7, sc4, slip4
Round 56: Sc10, sc2tog, sc10 (21sc)

It is at this point that you should insert pipe cleaners into the bone. Depending on how thick your pipecleaners are you can either use one or braid a number of them together. These lie around the edge of the structure, as can be seen below (but they go inside not out), and you should leave the ends of them poking out of the hole that you are currently crocheting around. The following rounds should be worked around these pipecleaners (as can be seen in teh last image).


Round 57: Slip3, sc5, hdc5, sc5, slip3
Round 58: Sc in each st
Round 59: Slip4, sc4, hdc6, sc4, slip3
Round 60: Sc in each st
Round 61: Slip4, sc5, hdc2, hdc2tog, hdc2, sc4, slip2 (20sts)
Round 62: Sc in each st
Round 63: Slip6, sc4, hdc4, sc4, slip4, slip2
Round 64: Sc in each st
Round 65: Slip6, sc4, hdc, hdc2tog, hdc2, sc3, slip2 (19sts)
Round 66: Slip6, sc4, hdc4, sc4, slip1
Round 67: Sc in each st
Round 68: Slip5, sc4, hdc, hdc3tog, hdc, sc4, slip1 (17sts)
Round 69: Slip5, sc3, hdc5, sc3, slip1
Round 70: Slip5, sc3, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, sc3, slip1 (15sts)
Round 71: Slip4, sc4, hdc2tog twice, sc3 (3sts)
Round 72: Sc7, hdc, hdc2tog, hdc, sc2 (12sts)
Round 73: Slip5, sc7
Rounds 74 - 78: (5 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 79: Sc4, sc2tog, sc6 (11sc)
Round 80: Sc8, sc2tog, sc (10sc)
Rounds 81 - 83: (3 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 84: make 2hdc in each of the first 2sts, sc, slip5, sc, make 2hdc in the last st (13sts)
Round 85: make 2hdc in each of the first 3sts, sc2, slip6, sc3 (16sts)
Round 86: Hdc, make 2hdc in each of the next 3sts, hdc, sc3, slip6, sc2 (19sts)
Round 87: Sc2, hdc, make 2hdc in each of the next 3sts, hdc, sc3, slip7, sc2 (22sts)
Rounds 88 - 91: (4 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 92: Sc17, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc3 (24sts)
Round 93: Sc18,make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc2 (27sts)
Round 94: Sc5, sc2tog 3 times, sc9, slip6, sc (24sts)
Round 95: Sc4, hdc3tog twice, sc5, slip8 (20sts)
Round 96: Sc2, hdc3tog, hdc, hdc3tog, sc4, slip6, sc (16sts)
Round 97: Sc2, hdc2tog twice, sc8 (14sts)
Round 98: Sc3, hdc5, sc2, slip4
Round 99: Sc3, hdc5, sc6
Rounds 100 - 101: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 102: (Sc2, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times, sc2 (18sc)
Round 103: (make 2sc in the first st, sc3) 4 times, sc2 (22sc)
Fasten off


Rejoin to the next st of round 33(Where you skipped 18)

Round 34: sc in this st and the next 17sts (18sc)
Round 35: Slip4, sc4, 2sc, sc5
Round 36: Skip10, sc3, sc3tog, sc2
Fasten off

Sew up the gap made by the 10 skipped sts

Stuff the bone lightly and sew the pipe-cleaners in place around the edge of the bone. You may also want to make some stitches through the centre of the bone to ensure that it lies relatively flat.



Fold the tip of this section (round 103) back and sew it just behind the bottom corner of the main body of the section you just made (as shown in the images below). If you're making a left and right bone remember that they need to be mirroring each other. 



For the leg joint:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (18sc)
Round 3: (sc2, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (24sc)
Round 4: (sc5, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (28sc)
Round 5: sc3, (make 2sc in the next st, sc6) 3 times, make 2sc in the next st, sc3 (32sc)
Round 6: (sc7, amke 2sc in the next st) 4 times (36sc)
Round 7: sc4, (make 2sc in the next st, sc8) 3 times, make 2sc in the following st, sc4 (40sc)
Round 8: (sc9, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (44sc)
Round 9: Sc in each st
Round 10: (sc9, sc2tog) 4 times (40sc)
Round 11: Sc4, (sc2tog, sc8) 3 times, sc2tog, sc4 (36sc)
Rounds 12 - 14: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Fasten off neatly

Fold this into a bowl shape and sew to the lower corner of the main body of the main section of the bone, as shown below.


You may also wish to add small stitches around the lower of the bone to keep the pipecleaners in place and add definition.


That's it for this pattern! Please let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below, or contacting me via my Ravelry or Instagram page. I hope to be posting some more skeleton patterns here soon, but in the mean time I have a lot of other anatomical crochet patterns that you can check out! As always you are very welcome to sell finished products but I do ask that you don't re-post this pattern or claim it as your own. Thank you!

And finally as promised, here are photos of the final skeleton!



3 comments:

  1. That skeleton is amazing! I hope you post all the patterns!

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    1. Thank you!!! I very much intend to (it just might take me a while)

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  2. Impresionante. Gracias por este maravilloso y difĂ­cil trabajo. Eres una artista y seguro que una buena doctora!

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