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.

Abreviations:

  • 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

Start with your nipple colour

Form a magic ring

Round 1: 6sc in magic ring, pull ring tight

Round 2: 1sc in each st (6sts)

Round 3: 1sc in each st (6sts)

Turn your work right-side-out

Round 4: 2hdc in each st around (12 sts)

Round 5: *1hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * around (18 sts)

Round 6: *2hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * around(24 sts)

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 9: 1hdc in each st around (36 sts)

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

Round 11: *6hdc, 2hdc in next st, repeat from * around (48 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 18: *6hdc, hdc2tog repeat from * around (42 sts)


Round 19: 1hdc in each st around (42 sts)

Round 20: *5hdc, hdc2tog, repeat from * around (36 sts)

Round 21: *4hdc, hdc2tog, repeat from * around (30 sts)

Rnd 22: *3hdc, hdc2tog repeat from * around (24 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)

Round 25: hdc2tog around (6)

Round 26: hdc2tog around (3)

Finish stuffing, sew up your boob and weave in the ends
 
 

 © Charlotte Edwards. Not to be reproduced for profit. 

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!

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