Crochet boobs (free pattern!)

Crocheted boobs are a brilliant tool for teaching mums about breastfeeding, and for showing them techniques which may make breastfeeding easier. (They also make awesome toys for Boobie Babies! The smallest boob shown in the photo above is actually a rattle!).

As breasts come in all shapes and sizes, this pattern is very versatile. You can use any yarn in any colour you like, DK or Aran works best. The pattern is written in American terms (even though I’m English 🙈 I’m sorry, I’m self taught and just think that the American way makes more sense!). A conversion chart can be found here.

If you’re an absolute beginner, I’ve added links to some YouTube tutorials that explain how to do the stitches used in this pattern at the bottom of this page.


  • st- stitch
  • sc- single crochet (or double crochet in English)
  • hdc- half-double crochet (half treble crochet in English)
  • hdc2tog- half Double crochet decrease (htc decrease in English)

Crochet boob pattern

Join breast colour, preferably with an invisible join to keep the border of the areola round

Round 10: *5hdc, 2hdc in next st repeat from * around (42 sts)

Begin stuffing your boob now. It wants to be quite firm but still squishy and don’t over-stretch your stitches. Think ‘it’s been a few hours since the last feed’ not ‘day 3-5 engorgement’ 😉

To make the areola larger, join your breast colour after round 7 or 8. Making the whole pattern up in single crochet makes a small boob, perfect for popping a rattle insert in!

Baby Alice loves her new rattle, and took the opportunity to demonstrate how NOT to latch on at our breastfeeding group!

Boobie Babies on Facebook

Breastfeeding support resources

YouTube tutorials

Magic ring

Single crochet

Half double crochet

Half-double crochet decrease

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