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Keeping abreast

Recently, my sister inlaw began training as a midwife. As part of her Course she and the other trainees needed knitted or crocheted breasts.

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My sister inlaw can crochet and asked if I could help her crochet some  breasts for her cohort.  She found a pattern on the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain’s  website.

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So far, I think I’ve made about 8 breasts. I’ve adapted the pattern so that rather than making two parts that needs to be stitched or crochet together, I just crochet one continuous piece. For round 22 I crocheted into back loops only (to create a sharp turn) and also began reducing.

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Although not something I thought I’d be crocheting I do hope they prove useful.

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Pinterest, you are stealing my life!

Massive discovery!!! The Crochet crowd have Pinterest boards http://www.pinterest.com/thecrochetcrowd/ ! I could be gone for some time lol

Oh! Here’s a link to my Pinterest crochet board http://www.pinterest.com/markdobson/crochet/. It mainly consists of things I’d like to make… so much inspiration!

 

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An elephant never forgets…

After a while I was a little Dragoned out. Wanting a new challenge I perused Pinterest and found a really cute crocheted elephant. What I loved straight away was the way the legs were seemlessly attached to the body.  After reading the pattern (which is free; written by Dawn Toussaint, and available here), I realised the legs, trunk and ears were all made independently and then crocheted together as the body was worked.

The legs were quick and easy to crochet. Attaching them to the elephant’s belly was a little more difficult but  manageable and has become easier with time. The body works up beautifully and the ears, trunk and tail are simple to crochet in. Really, the only issue I had was keeping count of the stitches .

Little and largeI have made a fair few of these elephants and particularly like making them for younger children as I feel they are much more resilient than the baby snow dragons that have so many more parts. This is also why I stitch the eyes rather than using plastic eyes or buttons. 🙂

 

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