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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Life-sized foot skeleton

This is part of a series of patterns I'm making that build up to create a life-sized human skeleton. This pattern contains all of the bones of the foot, along with the majority of the ligaments. 


Difficulty:

Medium - difficult
This pattern is fairly complex, and the bones can be pretty fiddly. However, the stitches used aren't difficult. If you would like to give it a go, I'll be happy to help you if you get stuck :)

You will need:
  • A 1mm crochet hook
  • A 2mm crochet hook
  • anchor creative fino 4ply in white
  • Rico essentials #10 crochet cotton in white and smokey blue
  • Polyester stuffing
  • A darning needle
  • An embroidery needle
  • A pair of sharp scissors

Right foot

Part A: The bones

Section 1: The phalanges
I have referred to the toes in this section in the same way as you would refer to fingers (pinkie, ring, index etc.) to make it clear which one I am referring to. You should use a 1mm hook and #10 crochet cotton for the phalanges unless otherwise specified.

For the big toe distal phalange:
Using a 2mm crochet hook and 4ply yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (9sc)
Round 2: Sc in each st
Round 3: Sc2, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog (7sc)
Round 4: Sc in each st
Round 5: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc2, make 3sc in the following st, sc(11sc)
Round 6: Sc3, make 3sc in the next st, sc7 (13sc)
Round 7: Sc in each st
Round 8: Sc2, sc5tog, sc2, sc5tog (5sc)
Fasten off



For the index distal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: Sc2, make 2sc in the first st, sc2, make 2sc in the last st (8sc)
Round 2: Sc in each st
Round 3: Sc2, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog (6sc)
Round 4: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc2, make 3sc in the following st (10sc)
Round 5: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, make 2sc in the following st, sc (12sc)
Round 6: Sc2, sc4tog, sc2, sc4tog (6sc)
Fasten off

For the middle distal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the last st (8sc)
Round 2: Sc2, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog (6sc)
Round 3: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc2, make 3sc in the following st (10sc)
Round 4: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, make 2sc in the following st, sc (12sc)
Round 5: Sc2, sc4tog, sc2, sc4tog (6sc)

For the ring distal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn make a magic loop with 8sc
Round 1: Sc in each st
Round 2: Sc2, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog (6sc)
Round 3: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc2, make 3sc in the next st (10sc)
Round 4: Sc3, make 3sc in the next st, sc4, make 3sc in the following st, sc (14sc)
Round 5: Sc2, sc5tog, sc3, sc5tog (6sc)
Fasten off

For the pinkie distal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: Sc in each st
Round 2: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc (4sc)
Round 3: make 3sc in the first st, sc, make 3sc in the next st, sc (8sc)
Round 4: Sc, make 3sc in the next st, sc3, make 3sc in the following st, sc (12sc)
Round 5: Sc2, sc3tog, sc3, sc3tog (8sc)
Fasten off


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Note that the big toe doesn't contain a medial phalange.

For the  middle and index medial phalange (make 2 for each foot):
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into.Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Round 2: sc in each st
Round 3: (slightly over 1 round) Sc3, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog (6sc)
Rounds 4 - 5: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 6: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st (8sc)
Round 7: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc2 (10sc)
Round 8: Sc in each st
Round 9: Sc, Sc3tog, sc2, sc3tog (6sc)
Fasten off


For the ring medial phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into.Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Rounds 2 - 4: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 5: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc4 (10sc)
Round 6: Sc3tog, slip3, sc3tog, slip1 (6sc)
Fasten off


For the pinkie medial phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Rounds 2 - 3: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 4: make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (10sc)
Round 5: Sc2tog, slip3, sc2tog, slip1 (8sc)
Fasten off

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For the big toe proximal phalange:
With a 2mm hook adn 4ply yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc, make 2sc in each of the last 2sts (14sc)
Round 3: Sc4, sc2tog, sc8, (13sc)
Round 4: (slightly over 1 round) Sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc6, sc2tog  (10sc)
Round 5: sc in each st
Round 6: Sc3, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog (8sc)
Round 7: Sc in each st
Round 8: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc6 (9sc)
Round 9: Sc in each st
Round 10: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc3, make 2sc in the last st (12sc)
Round 11: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc5, make 2sc in the next st (15sc)
Round 12: Sc in each st
Round 13: (More than 1 round) Sc3, sc2tog, sc2, sc3tog, sc4, sc3tog (11sc)
Round 14: Sc2, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc, sc3tog (6sc)
Fasten off

For the index proximal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into.Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc, make 2sc in each of the last 2sts (14sc)
Round 3: Sc in each st
Round 4: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc3, sc3tog (8sc)
Round 5: (Sc2, sc2tog) twice (6sc)
Stuff the head of the bone
Rounds 6 - 8: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 9: (make 2sc in the first st, sc2) twice (8sc)
Round 10: Sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc2 (9sc)
Round 11: Sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc (10sc)
Round 12: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc (13sc)
Round 13: Sc in each st
Round 14: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, sc6 (15sc)
Round 15: Sc3, sc5tog, sc3, sc5tog (7sc)
Round 16: Sc2tog
Fasten off



For the middle proximal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into.Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Round 2: (Sc3, make 2sc in the next st) twice (10sc)
Round 3: Sc in each st
Round 4: (Sc2tog, sc3) twice (8sc)
Round 5: Sc, sc2tog, sc5 (7sc)
Round 6: Sc in each st
Round 7: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (8sc)
Round 8: Sc in each st
Round 9: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (9sc)
Round 10: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc6 (10sc)
Round 11: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc4, make 2sc in the last st (13sc)
Round 12: (Slightly less than 1 round) Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc6 (15sc)
Round 13: Sc5tog, sc2, sc5tog (7sc)
Fasten  off


For the ring proximal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the frst st, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc, make 2sc in each of the last 2sts (14sc)
Round 3: Sc in each st
Round 4: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc3, sc3tog (8sc)
Round 5: (Sc2, sc2tog) twice (6sc)
Round 6: sc2, sc2tog, sc2 (5sc)
Stuff the head of the bone
Rounds 6 - 7: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 8: sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2 (6sc)
Round 9: make 2sc in the first st, sc5 (7sc)
Round 10: sc, make 3sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st (11sc)
Round 11: sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc9 (12sc)
Round 12: sc2tog 6 times (6sc)
Fasten off



For the pinkie proximal phalange:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts (14sc)
Round 3: Sc in each st
Round 4: Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc3, sc3tog (8sc)
Round 5: (Sc2, sc2tog) twice (6sc)
Rounds 6 - 7: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 8: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc3 (7sc)
Round 9: Sc3, make 3sc in the next st, sc3 (9sc)
Round 10: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, make 2sc in the following st, sc2 (11sc)
Round 11: Sc4, make 3sc in the next st, sc6 (13sc)
Round 12: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc7, make 2sc in the following st, sc3 (15sc)
Round 13: (Sc, sc2tog) 5 times (10sc)
Round 14: Sc2tog 5 times (5sc)
Fasten off





Section 2: The metatarsals
All of the metatarsals are made using a 2mm hook and 4ply yarn. Metatarsal 1 attaches to the big toe, and metatarsal 5 attaches to the pinkie toe.

For metatarsal 1:
ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into.Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into. (8sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 3 sts, sc, make 2sc in each of the last 2sts (14sc)
Round 2: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, (sc, make 2sc in the following st) 3 times, sc, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice (20sc)
Rounds 3 - 4: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 5: sc2tog, sc4, sc2tog, sc12 (18sc)
Round 6: sc3, sc2tog, sc13 (17sc)
Round 7: sc in each st
Round 8: sc6, sc2tog, sc7, sc2tog (15sc)
Rounds 9 - 15: (7 rounds) sc in each st
Round 16: sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc10 (16sc)
Round 17: sc in each st
Round 18: sc5, make 2sc in the following st, sc10 (17sc)
Round 19: sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc9 (18sc)
Round 20: sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, make 2sc in the following st, sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (21sc)
Round 21: sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, 2sc 3 times, sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (26sc)
Round 22: slip9, make 2sc in the next st, make 2hdc in the following st, hdc, make 2sc in the next st, slip7, sc2tog 3 times (26sts)
Round 23: (over 1 round) sc2tog, sc6, hdc2tog 5 times, sc4, sc2tog, sc3tog (16sts)
Round 24: (over 1 round) sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog, sc3, sc4tog (8sc)
Round 25: sc2tog 3 times (5sc)
Fasten off




For metatarsal 2:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Rounds 2 - 3: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 4: sc2tog twice, sc8 (10sc)
Round 5: Sc2tog twice, sc6 (8sc)
Round 6: sc6, sc2tog (7sc)
Round 7: Sc2tog, sc5 (6sc)
Rounds 8 - 9: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Stuff the head of the bone
Round 10: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (7sc)
Rounds 11 - 16: (6 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 17: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc3 (8sc)
Round 18: Sc in each st
Round 19: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, sc2 (10sc)
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Round 20: Sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (11sc)
Round 21: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc8 (12sc)
Round 22: Sc in each st
Round 23: Sc6, make 3sc in the next st, sc5 (14sc)
Round 24: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc11 (15sc)
Round 25: (This is more than 1 round) Sc4, sc4tog, sc3, sc4tog (9sc)
Round 26: Sc2, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (7sc)
Fasten off





For metatarsal 3:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Rounds 2 - 4: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 5: sc2tog 3 times, sc6 (9sc)
Round 6: (This is a little more than 1 round) Sc3, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog (7sc)
Stuff the head of the bone
Rounds 7 - 11: (5 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 12: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (8sc)
Rounds 13 - 14: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 15: sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (9sc)
Rounds 16 - 17: (2 rounds) sc in each st
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Round 18: Sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc (10sc)
Round 19: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, make 2sc in the following st, sc (12sc)
Round 20: Sc in each st
Round 21: Sc10, make 3sc in the next st, sc (14sc)
Round 22: Sc in each st
Round 23: Sc2, sc4tog, sc3, sc4tog, sc (8sc)
Round 24: Sc, sc2tog twice (6sc)
Fasten off







For metatarsal 4:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Rounds 2 - 4: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 5: sc2tog 3 times, sc6 (9sc)
Round 6: sc in each st
Round 7: sc2, sc3tog, sc4 (7sc)
Rounds 8 - 11: (4 rounds) sc in each st
Round 12: sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (8sc)
Round 13: sc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc (9sc)
Rounds 14 - 18: (4 rounds) sc in each st 
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Round 19: sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (10sc)
Round 20: make 3sc in the first st, sc9 (12sc)
Round 21: sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (13sc)
Round 22: sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, mke 2sc in the following st, sc4 (15sc)
Rounds 23 - 24: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 25: sc5tog, sc3, sc5tog, sc2 (7sc)
Fasten off




For metatarsal 5:
Make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (9sc)
Rounds 3 - 5: (3 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 6: Sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc3 (7sc)
Rounds 7 - 11: (5 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 12: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (8sc)
Rounds 13 - 16: (4 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 17: make 2sc in the first st, sc7 (9sc)
Round 18: make 2sc in the first st, sc8 (10sc)
Rounds 19 - 20: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 21: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc8 (11sc)
Round 22: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc9 (12sc)
Round 23: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc9 (13sc)
Round 24: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc10 (15sc)
Round 25: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, sc3tog, sc3 (14sc)
Round 26: Sc10, sc3tog, sc (12sc)
Round 27: Sc9, sc3tog (10sc)
Round 28: (This is a little more than 1 round) sc7, sc5tog (6sc)
Round 29: Sc, sc2tog (5sc)
Fasten off





Part 3: The tarsal bones

For the first cuneiform:
With a 2mm hook and 4ply yarn ch6
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in each next st) 6 times (18sc)
Round 3: sc in each st
Round 4: sc7, sc3tog, sc8 (16sc)
Round 5: sc in each st
Round 6: sc7, sc2tog, sc7 (15sc)
Rounds 7-9: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 10: sc8, make 2sc in the next st, sc6 (16sc)
Round 11: sc in each st
Round 12: sc7, sc5tog, sc4 (12sc)
Round 13: sc6, sc2tog 3 times (9sc)
Round 14: sc2tog 3 times (6sc)
Fasten off
Stuff this bone

For the intermediate (second) cuneiform:
With a 1mm hook and #10 yarn ch7
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 4sts. make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of each of the previous 4 chain sts you crocheted into in turn. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (14sc)
Round 2: Sc6, sc2tog, sc5, make 2sc in the next st (14sc)
Round 3: Sc13, make 2sc in the last st (15sc)
Round 4: Sc14, make 2sc in the last st (16sc)
Round 5: Sc6, sc2tog, sc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc (16sc)
Round 6: Sc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc7, make 2sc in the following st, sc (18sc)
Round 7: Sc in each st
Round 8: Sc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc9, make 2sc in the following st, sc (20sc)
Round 9 - 10: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 11: Sc7, make 2sc in the next st, sc10, make 2sc in the following st, sc (22sc)
Round 12: Sc6, sc2tog 3 times, sc4, sc2tog 3 times (16sc)
Round 13 (note that this is slightly more than 1 round): Sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog 3 times, sc2, sc2tog twice(10sc)
Round 14; Sc2tog twice (8sc)
Fasten off
You may with to add a few stitches through this bone to shape it, ensuring that it looks like the  images below.



For the lateral (third) cuneiform:
With #10 yarn and a 1mm crochet hook ch5
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in the next 2 chain sts. make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the bake of the previous 2 chain sts you crocheted into in turn. Make 2sc in the back if the first chain st you crocheted into (10sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the first st, sc3, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts (16sc)
Round 3: Sc6, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc8 (18sc)
Round 4: Sc in each st
Round 5: make 2sc in the first st, sc8, make 2sc in the next st, sc8 (20sc)
Round 6: make 2sc in the first st, sc9, make 2sc in the next st, sc9 (22sc)
Round 7: Sc in each st
Round 8: make 2sc in the first st, sc10, make 2sc in the next st, sc10 (24sc)
Round 9: Sc in each st
Round 10: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc11, make 2sc in the following st, sc10 (26sc)
Round 11: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc12, make 2sc in the following st, sc11 (28sc)
Round 12: (Sc, sc2tog) twice, sc5, (sc, sc2tog) 3 times, sc5, sc2tog (22sc)
Round 13: (Less than 1 round) Sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc2, (sc, sc2tog) 3 times, sc2, sc2tog (16sc)
Round 14: Sc3tog, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog twice (8sc)
Fasten off



For the navicular:
With a 2mm hook and 4ply crochet cotton make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (9sc)
Round 3: Sc in each st
Round 4: make 3sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc6 (12sc)
Round 5: Sc, make 3sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc6 (16sc)
Round 6: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc6 (19sc)
Rounds 7 - 13: (7 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 14: Sc5, sc2tog, sc7, sc5tog, sc (15sc)
Round 15: (this is slightly more than 1 round) sc3, sc2tog twice, sc2, sc5tog, sc2tog (8sc)
Fasten off

Flatten this bone so that it looks as shown below



For the (right) calcaneus:
For the sustentaculum tali:
This forms a large bump on the side of the bone
With a 2.5mm hook and 4ply yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 2: Sc in each st
Round 3: (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (15sc)
Round 4: (sc4, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (18sc)
Round 5: (sc5, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (21sc)
Fasten off neatly

For the main body of the bone:
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)
Rounds 4 - 8: (5 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 9: Sc15, (sc, sc2tog) 3 times (21sc)
Round 10: Sc14, sc2tog 3 times, sc (18sc)
Rounds 11 - 12: (2 rounds) Sc in each st
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Round 13: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc12 (20sc)
Round 14: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc13 (22sc)
Rounds 15 - 16: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 17: Sc4, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc16 (24sc)
Rounds 18 - 20: (3 rounds) Sc in each st
Round 21: Sc5, sc3tog, sc, sc3tog, sc12 (20sc)
Round 22: Sc in each st
Round 23: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc16 (22sc)
Round 24: Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc12, make 2sc in the following st, sc6 (24sc)
Round 25: Sc in each st
Round 26: sc2tog 3 times, sc7, sc2tog 3 times, sc4 (18sc)
Round 27: sc2tog 3 times, sc4, sc2tog 4 times (11sc)
Round 28: Sc2tog 5 times (6sc)
Fasten off

For the posterior facet:
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: make 2hdc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, slip5, sc, make 2hdc in the following st, sc, slip1
Fasten  off neatly

Rejoin yarn to the back loop of one of these sts
Round 4: Sc in the back loop of each st
Fasten off

For the shaping:
Stuff the main body fof the bone, then sew the posterior facet and sustentaculum tali in place as shown below. (in the first image the posterior facet is the bump facing you, and the sustentaculum tali is on top). You may also wish to enlarge the ridge on the opposite side of the bone to where these are sewn by making repeated stitches back and forth. This can be seen in the second image. (If you'd like to see a video tutorial for the assembly of this bone let me know because it's quite hard to explain with images!)




For the cuboid:
With a 2mm ho0k and 4ply yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (9sc)
Round 2: make 2hdc in each of the first 3sts, sc6 (12sts)
Round 3: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, sc6 (15sc)
Round 4: make 2hdc in the first st, (sc2, make 2sc in the next st) twice, sc2, make 2hdc in the following st, sc5 (19sts)
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Round 5: sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc16 (20sc)
Round 6: sc2, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc16 (22sts)
Rounds 7 - 9: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 10: sc, sc3tog twice, sc6, sc2tog twice, sc5 (16sc)
Round 11: sc, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc5, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc5 (21sts)
Round 12: sc in each st
Round 13: sc, sc2tog 3 times, sc5, sc2tog 3 times, sc3 (15sc)
Round 14: sc2tog 3 times, sc2, sc2tog 3 times (9sc)
Fasten off


For the talus:
With a 2.5mm hook and 4ply yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: make 2sc in each st (12sc)
Round 3: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (18sc)
Round 4: (sc2, make 2sc in the next st ) 6 times (24sc)
Round 5: (sc3, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (30sc)
Round 6: sc in each st
Round 7: (sc, sc2tog) 4 times, sc19 (26sc)
Round 8: Sc2, sc2tog twice, sc7, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc7 (22sc)
Round 9: Sc in each st
Round 10: Sc7, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc10, make 2sc in each of the following 2sts, sc (26sc)
Round 11: Sc3, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc4, make 2sc in each of the following 2sts, sc4, sc2tog twice, sc4, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc (30sc)
Round 12: Sc5, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc5,make 2sc in each of the following 2sts, sc4, sc2tog twice, sc4, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc2 (34sc)
Round 13: Sc in each st
Round 14: Sc3, hdc9, sc7, slip9, sc6
Round 15: Sc in each st
Round 16: Sc3, hdc9, sc8, slip9, sc5
Round 17: Sc3, (hdc, hdc2tog) 3 times, sc8, slip9, sc5 (31sts)
Round 18: Sc4, hdc, hdc2tog twice, hdc, sc6, sc2tog, sc6, sc2tog, sc5 (27sts)
Round 19: Sc5, hdc2tog twice, sc6, sc2tog, sc3, sc2tog, sc4 (23sts)
Round 20: Sc3, hdc3 times, sc5, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc3 (18sts)
Round 21: (Hdc, hdc2tog) 6 times (12sts)
Round 22: Hdc2tog 6 times (6sts)
Fasten off
Stuff this section

For the calcaneal articular surface:
Ch7
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 4sts. make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of each of the previous 4 chain sts you crocheted into in turn. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (14sc)
Round 2: make 2sc in the first st, sc4, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc4, make 2sc in each of the last 2sts (20sc)
Round 3: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, sc4, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice (26sc)
Round 4: Sc in the back loop of each st
Fasten off

Stuff anf sew this section to the base of the talus, as shown in the images below






Part B: The foot ligaments

Making up:
Place the medial (first) cuneiform so that the cast-off edge is on the top, with the little point at the base of the bone pointing downwards (see below).


Place the intermediate (second) cuneiform to the right of the first, again with the cast-off edge at the top and the point at the base pointing downwards.


For the dorsal C1-C2 intercuneiform ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next 2sts. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in both of these sts. ch1, turn
Row 3: sc in both sts
Fasten off

Sew on edge of this (perpendicular to the grain of the rows) to the left-hand side of the face closest to you on intermediate cuneiform. Sew the other edge to the lower right-hand side of the face closest to you on the medial cuneiform (as shown below)



Place the lateral (third) cuneiform to the right of the intermediate one. The cast off edge should be facing towards you, with the largest side next to the intermediate cuneiform. (as shown below)




For the dorsal C2-3 intercuneiform ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew one side of this to the centre of the left-hand side of the lateral cuneiform (on the side facing you), and the other side to the right-hand side of the intermediate cuneiform, as shown below


Place the cuboid next to the lateral cuneiform of that the cast-off edge is at the top and the point on the top is lying flat, as shown below.

For the dorsal cubo-cuneiform3 ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next st. ch1, turn
Rows 2 - 3 (2 rows) sc in these 2sts. ch1, turn
Row 4: sc in both of these sts
Fasten off
Sew one edge of this to the lower left-hand side of the face closest to you on the lateral cuneiform. The other edge should be sewn to the left-hand side of the face closest to you on the cuboid (just above where the bone slopes back to the point at the end) as shown below:


Next position the navicular below the cuneiforms so that it is curving away from them, with the point at the medial cuneiform edge.

For the  dorsal cuneo1-navicular ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next st. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in these 2sts. ch1, turn
Row 3: sc in both of these sts
Fasten off

Sew the this to the lower end of the side facing you of the medial cuneiform, with the other side being sewn to the left side of the top of the navicular as shown below.

For the other dorsal cuneo-navicular ligaments (make 3):
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next st. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in both of these sts
Fasten off


The first of these ligaments should be sew to the lower edge of the intermediate cuneiform and the edge of the navicular just beside where you attached the previous ligament.

The other should be sewn to the lower edge of the lateral cuneiform, slightly to the left, and the other side should be sewn to the upper edge of the navicular, just to the right of where the previous ligament was attached.


For the dorsal cubonavicular ligament:
ch5
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next 3sts. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in each of these 4sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the cuboid just to the right of the lower end of the ligament previously attached. The other end should be sewn to the navicular just to the right of where the previous ligament was attached. 

The next step is to position the calcaneus. This should be positioned so that the fasten-off edge is below the cuboid and the sustentaculum tali is pointing to the left. The posterior facet should be facing upwards (as shown below).

For the dorsolateral calcaneocuboid ligament:
ch5
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next 3 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the cuboid jut to the right of the ligament you last attached. Sew the other end to the upper edge of the cuneiform, about 1/3 of the way along from the right edge.






Place the talus to the right of the calcaneus. The calcaneal articular surface should be on the bottom on the side furthest away from you, as shown below.



For the dorsal talonavicular ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts. ch1, turn (3sc)
Rows 2 - 10 (9 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 11: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew one side of this to the upper face of the talus so that it curves around the edge, as shown below. Sew the other side to the edge of the navicular, close to where the cuneo-navicular ligaments were attached.


For the cervical ligament:
ch5
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 3 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this ligament to the centre of the face on the right-hand side of the talus  (see image)
Sew the other end of the calcaneus.




The next 2 ligaments form the bifurcate ligament, which begins at on the calcaneus and then branches off into a v-shape. I have therefore made it in 2 parts.

For the calneonavicular component of the bifurcate ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the right-hand side of the navicular, and the other to the left-hand side of the end of the calcaneus (as shown below)




For the medial calcaneocuboid component of the bifurcate ligament:
ch6
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in each of the next 4 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the cuboid in between the 2 ligaments that are already attached. The other end should be threaded underneath the calneonavicular component and sewn to the calcaneus just to the left of it.




You should now turn the bones over so you can work on the plantar ligaments (those on the bottom of the foot). I have propped the bones up slightly so they are easier to see.
The calcaneus should be resting on top of the talus. It should keep its place better once we have added more ligaments.


For the plantar cuneo3-cuboid ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in both of these chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one side of the to the left-hand side of the 3rd cuneiform, to the face closest to you. The other side of the ligament should be sewn to the centre of the light-hand side of the cuboid. Make sure that the point on the end of the cuboid (next to the calcaneus) is lying on the right-hand side of the bone when you do this.


For the navicular-cuneo3 ligament:
ch6
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 4 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the lower side of the 3rd cuneiform, to the face closest to you next to where you attached the previous ligament.

The other end should be sewn to the navicular, approximately in the centre of edge facing you.




For the interosseous intercuneiform (C1-C2) ligament:
ch3
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then make 3sc in the first chain st you made. Make 2sc in the back loop of the first chain st you crocheted into (6sc)
Fasten off
Sew this between the first and second cuneiform, just above where you attached the dorsal ligament. Note that the image below is looking from the end of the foot (where you will later attach the metatarsals).


For the lateral interossus (C2-C3) ligament:
ch3
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then make 3sc in the first chain st you made. Make 2sc in the back loop of the first chain st you crocheted into (6sc)
Fasten off
Sew this in the gap between the 2nd and 3rd cuneiform, just above the dorsal ligament.


For the planar intercuneiform ligament:
ch2
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in this st
Fasten off
One one edge of this (perpendicular to the grain of the rows) to the end of the intermediate cuneiform closest to you. The other end should be sewn to the left-hand side of cuneiform 1

For the navicular-cuneo2 ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st
Fasten off
Sew one end of this to the lower edge of the intermediate cuneiform to the face closest to you. The other end should be sewn to the upper face of the navicular, as shown below


For the navicular-cuneo1 ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn
Rows 2 - 3: (2 rows) sc in both sts. ch1, turn
Row 4: sc in both sts
Fasten off

Sew one edge of this to the navicular, just to the right of where the previous 2 ligaments are attached. The other edge should be sewn to the lower edge of the face closest to you of the 1st cuneiform, around where the pointed bit of the bone is.



For the plantar cubonavicular ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn
Rows 2 - 3: (2 rows) sc in both sts. ch1, turn
Row 4: sc in both sts
Fasten off

sc one side of this ligament to the right-hand side of the cuboid, around where the pointed end section is. Sew the other side the the centre of the edge facing you of the navicular. The cast-off end of this bone should tuck below the point on the end of the cuboid.


For the plantar calcaneonavicular ligament:
ch6
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next 4sts. ch1, turn
Row 2: hdc2, sc, slip2. turn
Row 3: slip2, sc, hdc2. ch1, turn
Row 5: sc5
Fasten off

Sew the larger end of this to the calcaneus to the end of the sustentaculum tali. The other end should be sewn to the right-hand side of the navicular.



For the deep calneocuboid ligament:
ch3
Row 1; sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn
Rows 2 - 4: (3 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 5: sc in both sts
Fasten off

Sew one edge of this to the curve of the lower side of the cuboid. The other side should be sewn to the calcaneus, as shown below.



Turn the foot around so that it is on its side, with the 1st cuneiform closest to you on  the left.

For the long calcaneocuboid ligament (this forms part of the long plantar ligament):
ch19
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in each of the next 17sts. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 3: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew one end of this ligament to the centre of the cuboid, and the other to the lower end of the calcaneus, around the section where you started decreasing the number of stitches to form the bump at the end of the bone (as shown below - the second image shows the side view)



For the posterior talocalcaneal ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the 2 next chain sts. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in both sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to right-hand side of the base of the section you added on after making the main body of the bone (see image below). The other end should be sewn to the calcalneus, just slightly in from the right-hand end.




For the medial talocalcaneal ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in both sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the talus slightly left of where you attached the posterior ligament. Sew the other end to the calcaneus about 1cm left of where you attached the previous ligament.



Section 2: The joint capsules
Use a 1mm hook and grey #10 crochet cotton throughout

For the end toe ligaments of the pinkie and ring (make 2):
Ch7
Round 1: Sc in the first chain st you made, make 2sc in the next chain st, sc2, make 2sc in the following chain st, sc, make 2sc in the last chain st (10sc)
Round 2: Sc, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (7sc)
Fasten off

Sew these between the distal and medial phalanges of the pinkie and ring toes (see image below)

For the middle and index end toe ligaments (make 2):
Ch8
Round 1: sc in the first chain st you made, sc in the next chain st, then make 2sc in the following st, Sc2, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the last st (11sc)
Round 2: (Sc2, sc2tog) twice, sc, sc2tog (8sc)
Fasten off
Sew these between the distal and medial phalanges of the middle and index toes

For the thumb interphalangeal joint:
Ch16
Round 1: sc in the first chain st you crocheted into, sc in the following 2 chain sts, then make 2sc in the next chain st, (sc3, make 2sc in the next chain st) 3 times (20sc)
Round 2: (sc4, make 2sc in the next st) 64 times (24sc)
Round 3: Sc in each st
Round 4: (sc4, sc2tog) 4 times (20sc)
Round 5: (sc3, sc2tog) 4 times (16sc)
Fasten off
Sew this between the distanl and proximal phalanges of the toe

For the medial/ proximal phalange ligaments (make 4):
Ch9
Round 1: sc in the first chain st you made, sc in the next chain st, then make 2sc in the following chain st, (sc2, make 2sc in the next chain st) twice (12sc)
Round 2: Sc in each st
Round 3: (sc2, sc2tog) 3 times (9sc)
Fasten off
Sew these between the medial and distal bones of each of the 4 toes (not including the big toe)

For the proximal phalange/ metatarsal ligaments (make 4):
Ch12
Round 1: sc in the first chain st you made, sc in the next 2 sts, then make 2sc in the following chain st, (sc3, make 2sc in the next chain st) twice (15sc)
Rounds 2 - 4: (3 rounds) Sc in each st
Fasten off
Sew these between the base of the proximal phalange and the top of the metatarsal of each of the 4 smaller toe bones


For the thumb metatarsal-phalange ligament:
Ch20
Round 1: sc in the first chain st you made, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, (sc4, make 2sc in the next st) twice (24sc)
Round 2: (sc5, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times (28sc)
Rounds 3 - 5: (4 rounds) Sc in each st
Fasten off
Sew this between the base of the proximal phalange and the metatarsal of the big toe




Section 3: The foot-toe ligaments

We will now move onto adding the toe bones. I will start with the bones of the pinkie toe and move through to the big toe.

Start by turning the foot so that the dorsal face is upwards and place the pinkie toe next to the cuboid so that the end curves around the side of the bone.


For the dorsal cubo-M5 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts. ch1 turn (3sc)
Rows 2 - 3: (2 rounds) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 4: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew one side of this to the middle of the curve on the base of the toe. Sew the other end to the right-hand corner of the top of the cuboid, as shown below.

Next position the toe connected to M4 next to the pinkie toe. It should be positioned so that it bends downwards (the parts of the joint capsule you sewed closed should be on the lower side)

For the dorsal cubo-M4 ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn (2sc)
Row 2: sc in both of these sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the base of metatarsal 4, and the other end to the upper edge of the cuboid.

For the cuneiform3-M3 ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn (2sc)
Row 2: sc in both of these sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the base of the 3rd metatarsal, and the other side to the top edge of the 3rd cuneiform


For the cuneiform2-M2 ligament:
ch3
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the following chain st. ch1, turn (2sc)
Row 2: sc in both of these sts
Fasten off

Sew one end to the base of metatarsal 2 and the other to the centre of the top edge of the 2nd cuneiform


For the cuneiform3-M2 ligament:
ch5
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 3 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the base of the 2nd metatarsal, just right of the previous ligament you attached, and the other to the 3rd cuneiform to the left of where the last ligament you attached is found.


For the cuneiform1-M2 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end to the base of metatarsal 2 just to the left of where you attached the cuneiform2-M2 ligament. The other end should be sewn to the top left-hand corner of cuneiform 1.



For the dorsal Cuneo1-M1 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next 2sts
Rows 2 - 6: (5 rows) sc in each st. ch1, turn. ch1, turn (3sc)
Row 7: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew to the base of the 1st metatarsal. The other edge should be sewn to the upper edge of the face closest to you of the 1st cuneiform.


Now we will work on the plantar ligaments
Turn over the foot so the plantar side is facing upwards.


For the Cuneo1-M1 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next chain st. ch1, turn
Rounds 2 - 9: (8 rounds) sc in each st. ch1, turn
Row 10: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew one edge of this to the base of the first metatarsal, and the other end to the upper edge of the first cuneiform


The next 2 ligaments actually form one ligament which begins at the first cuneiform and branches into 2, but I have made them separately.

For the Cuneo1-M2 ligament:
ch9
Row 1: sc in the 2nd st from hook and the next 7sts
Fasten off

Sew on end of this to the base of metatarsal 2, and the other end to the lower edge of the face closest to you of the first cuneiform, as shown below.


For the cuneo1-M3 ligament:
ch9
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 7sts
Row 2: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew on end of this to the base of metatarsal 3 , and the other end to the same place on the first cuneiform as you attached the cuneo1-M2 ligament.

The cuneo3-M3,4 ligament again divides into 2, and so I have made it as 2 separate ligaments.

For the cuneo3-M3 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the top edge of  cuneiform 3, and the other end to the base of metatarsal 3.




For the cuneo3-M4 ligament:
ch7
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 5sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the base of metatarsal 4, and the other end to cuneiform 3, in the same position as where to you attached the cuneo3-M3 ligament.


For the cubo-M4 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the base of metatarsal 4, and the other end to the right-hand side of the upper edge of the cuboid. (as shown below).


For the cubo-M5 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew one end of this to the centre of the base of metatarsal 5, and the other end to the left-hand side of the upper edge of the cuboid.


The next step is to create the interossus ligaments, which fit between the metatarsals at their base.

For the cuneo1-metatarsal2 ligament (AKA Lisfrac's liagment):
ch5
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2sts, then make 3sc in the first chain st you made. Sc in the back of the previous chain sts you crocheted into in turn, then make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (10sc)
Rounds 2 - 4: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 5: sc3, sc3tog, sc2, sc3tog (6sc)
Fasten off

Slip this in between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal so that the grain of the rows is parallel to the direction of the metatarsals.

Sew one end of this to the very top of the 1st cuneiform, and the other end to metatarsal 2, as shown below.


For the middle interossus ligament:
The exact positioning of this ligament changes from person to person but I have used the most common
arrangement in this skeleton.
ch4
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, sc in the next chain st, then make 3sc in the first chain st you made. Sc in the back of the previous chain st you crocheted into, then make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (8sc)
Round 2: sc in each st
Round 3: make 2sc in the first st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc3 (10sc)
Round 4: sc in each st
Round 6: make 2sc in the first st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (12sc)
Round 7: sc in each st
Round 8: (slightly under 1 round) sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, make 2sc in the following st, sc5 (14sc)
Round 9: sc3tog, sc4, sc3tog, sc3 (10sc)
Round 10: sc3tog, sc2, sc3tog (6sc)
Fasten off

Place this in between metatarsals 2 and 3. Sew the cast-on edge to the top of the 2nd cuneiform, then flatten the other end slightly, sewing one face to metatarsal 2 and the other to metatarsal 3.


For the third interossus ligament:
ch5
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2sts, then make 3sc in the first chain st you made. Sc in the back of the previous chain sts you crocheted into in turn, then make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (10sc)
Rows 2 - 3: (2 rows) sc in each st
Row 4: sc3, sc3tog, sc2, sc3tog (6sc)
Fasten off

Place this in between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals. Sew the bottom of the ligament to the top of the 3rd cuneiform and the top to the top of the 3rd metatarsal.


We will now work on the intermetatarsal ligaments, starting with the dorsal ones.
Begin by turning  your foot over to the dorsal side.

For the M2-M3 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew between the 2 metatarsals just above the interossus ligament.


For the M3-M4 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew between the 2 metatarsals just above the interossus ligament.


For the M4-M5 ligament:
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew between the M4 and M5 ligaments


Now turn the foot back over to make the plantar ligaments:

For the plantar intermetatarsal ligaments (make 3):
ch4
Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 2 chain sts
Fasten off

Sew between the metatarsals the same way as you did for the dorsal ligaments.


For the deep transverse metatarsal ligament:
ch29
Row 1; sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, then sc in each of the following 27 chain sts. ch1, turn
Row 2: sc in each st
Fasten off

Sew over the head of each of the metatarsals (as shown below)




Left foot
The phalanges are all the same as for the right foot

For the 1st metatarsal:
Same as right foot

For the 2nd metatarsal:
Same as right metatarsal up to ------
Round 20: Sc in each st
Round 21: make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc7 (12sc)
Round 22: Sc in each st
Round 23: make 3sc in the first st, sc11 (14sc)
Round 24: Sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc8 (15sc)
Round 25: Sc2, sc4tog, sc3, sc4tog, sc3 (9sc)
Round 26: Sc2, sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog (7sc)
Fasten off

For the 3rd metatarsal:
Same as the right up to ---
Round 18: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc4 (9sc)
Round 19: Sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc4, make 2sc in the last st (11sc)
Round 20: Sc in each st
Round 21: Sc4, make 3sc in the next st, sc6 (13sc)
Round 22: Sc in each st
Round 23: Sc3, sc4tog, sc3, sc4tog (7sc)
Round 24: Sc, sc2tog (6sc)
Fasten off

For the 4th metatarsal:
Same as the right up to ---
Round 19: sc4, make 3sc in the next st, sc4 (11sc)
Round 20: make 2sc in the first st, sc10 (12sc)
Round 21: sc5, make 2sc in the next st, sc6 (13sc)
Round 22: make 2sc in the first st, sc6, make 2sc in the next st, sc5 (15sc)
Rounds 22 - 23: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 25: sc2, sc5tog, sc3, sc5tog (7sc)


For the left navicular:
With a 2mm hook and 4ply yarn make a magic loop with 6sc
Round 1: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 6 times (9sc)
Round 1: sc in each st
Round 2: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 3sc in the following st, sc5 (12sc)
Round 3: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc, make 3sc in the last st, sc6 (16sc)
Round 4: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc3, make 2sc in the next st, sc7 (19sc)
Rounds 5 - 10: (6 rounds) sc in each st
Round 11: (less than 1 round) sc in the first 18sts
Round 12: (less than 1 round) sc5tog, sc5, sc2tog, sc5 (13sc)
Round 13: sc5tog, sc3, sc2tog twice, sc2 (7sc)
Round 14: sc2tog (6sc)
Fasten off

For the left cuboid:
Same as the right until ---
Round 11: Sc11, make 2sc in the next st, sc7 (20sc)
Round 12: Sc11, make 2hdc in each of the next 2sts, sc7 (22sc)
Rounds 13 - 15: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 16: Sc2, sc2tog twice, sc5, sc3tog twice, sc5 (16sc)
Round 17: Sc2, make 2sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc5,make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc4 (22sc)
Round 18: Sc in each st
Round 19: Sc2, sc2tog twice, sc5, sc3tog twice, sc4 (16sc)
Round 20: Sc2tog twice, sc3, sc2tog 3 times, sc2 (11sc)
Round 21: Sc2tog twice (9sc)
Fasten off

For the cuneiforms:
Same as for the right foot

For the left talus:
Same as for the right foot

For the left calcaneus:
Same up to ---
Round 13: Sc9, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc5 (20sc)
Round 14: Sc10, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc6 (22sc)
Rounds 15 - 16: (2 rounds) sc in each st
Round 17: Sc12, make 2sc in the next st, sc2, make 2sc in the following st, sc6 (24sc)
Rounds 18 - 20: (3 rounds) sc in each st
Round 21: Sc13, sc3tog, sc, sc3tog, sc4 (20sc)
Round 22: Sc in each st
Round 23: make 2sc in the first st, sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc17 (22sc)
Round 24: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc, make 2sc in the following st, sc18 (24sc)
Round 25: Sc in each st
Round 26: Sc, sc2tog 3 times, sc7, sc2tog 3 times, sc4 (18sc)
Round 27: Sc2tog 3 times, sc3, sc2tog 3 times, sc3 (12sc)
Round 28: Sc2tog 6 times (6sc)
Fasten off

Left posterior facet:
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: sc, make 2hdc in the next st,  sc, slip5, make 2sc in the following st, sc2, make 2hdc in the following st, sc, slip1 (21sts)
Fasten  off neatly

Rejoin yarn to the back loop of one of these sts
Round 4: Sc in the back loop only of each of these sts
Fasten off

Sew the posterior facet and sustentaculum tali in place the mirror image of how you did for the right bone.

To make up:
The ligaments are all made in the same way as for the right foot, but attatched in the mirror image (let me know if you'd like a separate tutorial for this)

That's all for this pattern, I hope you liked it! Please let me know if you have any questions, you can contact me either by leaving a comment below, via my Instagram or 
Ravelry pages, or by emailing lhodginscrochet@gmail.com, and I'll do my best to help!
As always you're very welcome to sell finished products, but please don't re-post this pattern or claim it as your own. Thank you




References:
[1] A.S Kelikian, Anatomy of the foot and ankle, p.163-223, Sarrafian's, 1983
[2] T.D. White, Human Osteology p.245-264, Academic Press, 1991
[3] J.T. Hansen, Netter's anatomy flash cards, Fifth Edition, Upper Limb, Elsevier

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