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.
- st- stitch
- sc- single crochet (or double crochet in English)
- hdc- half-double crochet (half treble crochet in English)
- hdc2tog- Double crochet decrease (htc decrease in English)
Crochet boob pattern
Round 3: 1sc in each st (6sts)
Turn your work right-side-out
Join breast colour, preferably with an invisible join to keep the border of the areola round
Round 7: *3hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * around (30 sts)
Round 8: *4hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * around (36 sts)
Round 10: *5hdc, 2hdc in next st repeat from * around (42 sts)
Round 12: *7hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from *around (54 sts)
Next 4 rounds: 1hdc in each st around (54 sts)
Round 17: *7hdc, hdc2tog, repeat from * around (48 sts)
Round 19: 1hdc in each st 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’ 😉
Round 23: *2hdc, hdc2tog, repeat from *around (18 sts)
Round 24: *1hdc, hdc2tog, repeat from * around (12 sts)
Finish stuffing, sew up your boob and weave in the ends
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!