These ribs are life-sized and are part of a larger series of patterns that make up an entire human skeleton. If you don't want to dedicate yourself to creation of the whole skeleton, You may wish to create a ribcage by combining this pattern with the sternum pattern I've previously published, and the spine pattern I will be publishing shortly. I also plan to publish a pattern with instructions on how to make up said ribcage.
Easy - medium
These can be a little fiddly, but aren't too complicated to make
You will need:
- A 2mm crochet hook
- A 2.5mm hoook
- Anchor creativa 4ply cotton in white
- A large number of white pipecleaners (I used just over 60 but you may find you require fewer)
- Craft wire (optional)
- A darning needle (for sewing in loose ends)
- A pair of scissors
- A pair of pliers
- You should make 2 of each rib
- All of the ribs (apart from rib 1) are filled with pipecleaners that help them keep their shape. I used 3 pipecleaners plaited together, although simply twisting them together would also work. You may feel you require less than 3 pipecleaners in each rib - it depends how sturdy the exact brand you are using is. Craft wire can also take the place of one or more of these pipecleaners. Once you have woven your pipecleaners together you should cut them to a little longer to the rib in question and then use pliers to fold the ends over to stop them being so sharp.
For the 1st rib: