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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Sternum

This pattern is part of a series of patterns I'm releasing that fit together to form a life-sized skeleton. This is probably the simplest pattern in this series, so is a good place to start.


Difficulty:


Easy - medium
The cartilaginous section at the base (not shown in the image above) can be a bit fiddly, but you can leave this off if you prefer

You will need:
  • Anchor creativa fino cotton in white
  • Rico essentials #10 cotton in pale yellow
  • A 2.5mm crochet hook
  • A 1mm crochet hook
  • Polyester toy stuffing
  • A darning needle
  • A pair of scissors 

For the manubrium:
With the 2.5mm hook and white yarn Ch5
Round 1: Sc in the 2nd chain ct from hook and the next 2 chain sts. Make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of each of the previous 2 chainsts you crocheted into. Make 2sc in the back of 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, sc3, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts (16sc)Round 2: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc3, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, sc3, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice (22sc)Rounds 3 - 5: (3 rounds) Sc in each stRound 6: make 2sc in the first st, sc9, make 2sc in each of the next 2sts, sc9, make 2sc in the last stRound 7: make 2sc in the first st, sc11, 2sc twice, sc11, 2scRounds 8 - 9: (2 rounds) Sc in each stRound 10: 2sc twice, sc12, 2sc 3 times, sc12, 2sc twiceRound 11: 2sc 3 times, sc15, 2sc 3 times, sc14, 2scRounds 12-13: (2 rounds) Sc in each  stRound 14: Sc2tog, Sc3tog, sc2tog, sc14, sc2tog, sc3tog, sc2tog, sc13, sc2togRound 15: Sc2tog twice, sc12, sc2tog 3 times, sc3, ch1, skip19Round 16: Sc3, sc2tog twice, sc2, sc2tog twiceRound 17: Sc2tog
Fasten offRejoin yarn to round 14 to the 4th st from this section, as shown below
Round 15: Sc in this st and the next 3sts, sc2tog 3 times, sc3, ch1Round 16: Sc in the first st of the previous round and the next 2sts, sc2tog twice, sc2, sc2tog twiceRound 17: Sc2tog twiceFasten off


For the body:Ch3Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook, make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crocheted into (6sc)Round 2: Sc in each stRound 3: Sc2, make 3sc in the next st, sc2, make 3sc in the last st (10sc)Round 4: Sc3, make 3sc in the next st, sc4, make 3sc in the following st, sc (14sc)Round 5: Sc4, make 3sc in the next st, sc6, make 3sc in the following st, sc2 (18sc)Rounds 6 - 7: (2 rounds) Sc in each stRound 8: Sc6, make 3sc in the next st, sc8, make 3sc in the following st, sc2 (22sc)Rounds 9 - 23: (15 rounds) Sc in each stRound 24: Sc9, sc2tog, sc9, sc2tog (20sc)Round 25: Sc in each stRound 26: Sc8, sc2tog, sc8, sc2tog (18sc)Rounds 27 - 29: (3 rounds) Sc in each stRound 30: Sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc8, make 2sc in the following st, sc7 (20sc)Round 31: Sc2tog twice, sc4, sc2tog twice, sc4, sc2tog (16sc)Round 32: Sc3tog, sc3, sc4tog, sc2, sc2tog (10sc)Fasten offStuff

Sew the upper part to the cast-off edge of this

For the xyphoid process (optional):With a 1mm hook and yellow #10 crochet cotton make a magic loop with 4scRound 1: make 2sc in each st (8sc)Round 2: (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 4 times (12sc)Rounds 3 - 6: (4 rounds) Sc in each stStuff firmlyRound 7: Sc, sc4tog, sc2, sc3tog, sc (7sc)Fasten offSew this to the bottom of the body

That's all from this pattern - I hope you've enjoyed it! If you have any questions please feel free to email them to me at lhodginscrochet@gmail.com. You can also contact me on my Instagram, which you can follow to be kept up to date with what I'm working on.
As alwas 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!

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Sternum

This pattern is part of a series of patterns I'm releasing that fit together to form a life-sized skeleton. This is probably the simples...