This is the first in a 3-part pattern series to create a life-sized, anatomically correct human spine, as part of my life-sized skeleton series. A full list of all patterns published fo far in this series can be found here.
Medium - difficult
This pattern can be quite fiddly, but I'm hoping that the accompanying images will explain everything well
You will need:
- A 2mm crochet hook
- A 0.8mm crochet hook
- Anchor creativa fino 4ply cotton in white (you will need multiple balls of this)
- Rico essentials #10 crotton in cream
- A darning needle
- Polyester toy stuffing
- This pattern includes the back-to-front single crochet stitch (bfsc). A video to show you how to do this can be found here. It's pretty simple but if you can't work it out you can just use a regular single crochet stitch, but this will give it a slightly different look.
- 'Fasten off neatly' refers to a special way of fastening off which is neater and makes it easier to see where you should be crocheting on the next round (also known as invisible fastening off). This involves pulling up your yarn through your stitch, threading the yarn underneath the second stitch from where you pulled your yarn up, then threading your yarn back through the top of this stitch and down through the back of the work. There is a very helpful site that explains it clearly found here. Just make sure when you do this that you thread your needle through the SECOND stitch after the last stitch you made, otherwise you will end up with an extra stitch which may mean that all of the following rounds are out of line with each other. The false stitch that you create is referred to in this pattern as the 'new' st.
- There are various points throughout this pattern noted as 'Point ...' that will be referred to later on - I'd recommend somehow marking these so that you can refer back to them later on
- Rounds marked with * are slightly more than a single round. They will likely end with a sc2tog, and this will bleed over to the following round. In this case the round marker sould be moved to after the sc2tog.
For the bones
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 email@example.com. If you want to hear more about my work and find out when I publish a new pattern the best way is to follow me on my Instagram page. As always you're very welcome to sell finished products but I ask that you don't re-post this pattern or claim it as your own. Thank you!