This is the last in a series of patterns that make up the spinal column; I've already released the patterns for the cervical and thoracic vertebrae, and this pattern assumed you've already made these (it contains less description as many of the techniques are the same as used to make those bones). If you get stuck at any point though please do reach out and I'll try to help in any way I can.
This pattern also forms a larger series that fits together to form a life-sized anatomically correct human skeleton.
Medium - difficult
This pattern can be quite fiddly, but is very similar to my previous vertebrae patterns.
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
- '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.
- 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.