Saturday, 20 June 2015

The Croobs

So when your good friend, who is a lactation consultant asks if you can make some Croobs (crochet boobs), what do you say?


Obvious, really.

The perfect gift for a midwife, breastfeeding councillor, health visitor or any other in-need-of-a-boob-type-person. 



Here's the pattern, written in UK terms:
By varying it slightly you can create a normal, inverted and flat Croob (explanations below). 
Each Croob measures approx 10cms in diameter.


You need:
Hook and yarn (any dk or Aran weight will do it)
Toy stuffing

I used a 4.5mm hook and Drops Paris Cotton in Dark Beige (26) for the nipple and Powder Pink (58) for the flesh. You'll probably need 2 balls of the pink to make all three Croobs.

Normal Croob
In beige
Rnd 1: 6dc in magic ring or ch2, 6dc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnds 2 and 3: 1dc in each st around 
Rnd 4: 2dc in each st around (12 sts)
Rnd 5: (1dc, 2dc in next st) repeat around (18)
Rnd 6: (2dc, 2dc in next st) repeat around (24)
Rnd 7: (3dc, 2dc in next st) repeat around (30)

Change to pink
Rnd 8: (4dc, 2dc in next st) repeat around (36)
Rnd 9: (5dc, 2dc in next st) repeat around (42)
Rnd 10: 1dc in each st around
Rnd 11: (6dc, 2dc in next st) repeat around (48)
Rnd 12: (7dc, 2dc in next st) repeat around (54)

Rnds 13-17: 1dc in each st around.

Rnd 18: (7dc, dc2tog) repeat around (48)
Rnd 19: (6dc, dc2tog) repeat around (42)
Rnd 20: 1dc in each st around
Rnd 21: (5dc, dc2tog) repeat around (36)
Rnd 22: (4dc, dc2tog) repeat around (30)
Rnd 23: (3dc, dc2tog) repeat around (24)
Rnd 24: (2dc, dc2tog) repeat around (18)

Stuff firmly

Rnd 25: (1dc, dc2tog) repeat around (12)
Rnd 26: dc2tog around (6)

Finish stuffing and sew closed.

Flat Croob
Make as normal, but miss out rounds 2 and 3.

Inverted Croob
Make as normal, but leave a long tail of the beige when you begin. Once you get to round 24, pull the tail to invert the nipple. Stuff as usual and complete the pattern. Tie the beige tail to the pink to prevent the nipple from un-inverting and sew closed.




Happy days!

Enjoy your crochet,
Sarah xx