Friday, October 14, 2022


This is a life-sized crocheted model of the human spleen, made as part of a series of life-sized human organs I'm working on. The eyes are optional but I've added them as I think they make it cuter.


You will need:
  • A 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Anchor creativa fino 4ply cotton in teddy brown
  • Black dk yarn
  • A scarp of white embroidery thread
  • Polyester toy stuffing

For the spleen:
With 4ply cotton ch8
Round 1: sc in the 2nd chain st from hook and the next 5 chain sts. make 3sc in the first chain st you made, then sc in the back of the previous 5 chain sts you crocheted into in turn. Make 2sc in the back of the first chain st you crochcted into (16sc)
Round 2: Sc in each st
Round 3:  make 2sc in the first st, sc5, make 2sc in each of the next 3sts, sc5, make 2sc in each of the last 2sts (22sc)
Round 4: sc, make 2sc in the next st, sc5, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) 3 times, sc5, (sc, make 2sc in the next st) twice (28sc)
Round 5 - 16: (12 rounds) sc in each st
Round 17: Sc2tog, sc12, sc2tog, sc12 (26sc)
Round 18: Sc2tog, sc11, sc2tog, sc11 (24sc)
Round 19: Sc2tog, sc9, sc2tog twice, sc9 (21sc)
Round 20: Sc2tog, sc7, sc2tog twice, sc8 (18sc)
Round 21: Sc2tog, sc5, sc2tog twice, sc5, sc2tog (14sc)
Stuff firmly
Round 22: Sc2tog, sc2, sc2tog 3 times, sc2, sc5tog (6sc)
Fasten off

For the eyes (make 2):
With black 4ply yarn and a 2mm hook make a magic loop with 6sc
Fasten off

Use white thread to embroider highlights onto each eye then sew them to the face. Use black yarn to embroider eyebrows and a mouth. You can also add other facial features if you wish.

That's all from this pattern! I hope you have found it interesting. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, either by leaving a comment below, or via my Ravelry page. However, if you're hoping for a speedy reply its best to contact me via email at You can also follow me on  my Instagram to find out more about the patterns I'm currently working on, and be alerted when I publish anything new, You are very welcome to sell finished products but I do ask that you don't re-post this pattern, or claim it or any of its images as your own. Thank you!