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Topic: For a friend who underwent a hysterectomy, a happy uterus! **Now with patterns**  (Read 15569 times)
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« on: April 06, 2009 05:21:04 PM »

Hi there everyone, it's my first post of a project, so be gentle  Grin This was a little something I whipped together for a friend of mine who underwent an emergency hysterectomy. She is an amazingly strong woman, with very unhappy female parts & she asked me to make her something that would make her laugh when she came out of her anesthetic fog. So I devised a pattern for a happy uterus, complete with Fallopian tubes & ovaries!

After she saw it, she immediately gave her a name & asked me to make her new toy an entourage. So I decided to make my friend all of the things she no longer needed to worry with, that way every time she looks at this happy bunch, she can find a glimmer of happiness in this unfortunate circumstance. They now reside on her desk at work. I was so glad she liked them!



This is Ursula Uterus. I think with that smirk she looks like she has a secret  Tongue Her tubes are crocheted around pink pipe cleaners so they are posable. Unfortunately, she doesn't stand on her own. I may rework her so she can.



And this is Ursula's entourage: Sally Sanitary-Napkin, Tammy Tampon & Sid the Sperm. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos; my digital camera is in storage so I had to use my cell phone.

Hope you get a little giggle from these!


*** I wanted to thank everyone for the amazing comments  Grin This type of positive reinforcement could make a girl get even more addicted to pattern-making  Wink I wanted to edit this post to include the pattern for Ursula, Tammy & Sid. I didn't write up Sally when I was making her, but I can dissect it & post it later. So now, on to the patterns. If you have any comments or corrections, just let me know & I'll fix them!


What you will need:

pink yarn (I used Bernat Softee Baby)
small amount of white yarn of the same weight (Again, I used Bernat SB)
small amount of black yarn for features
hook 1 size smaller than called for on the label (I used an F)
stitch marker
2 pink pipe cleaners
yarn needle
fiberfill


Abbreviations:

BO = Bind off
Ch = Chain
Ea = Each
Sc = Single crochet
St = Stitch
Sctog = Single crochet together, used as a decrease. You may use an invisible decrease if you prefer



Happy Uterus Pattern aka Ursula Uterus

This project is worked in the round throughout.

Using pink yarn, ch 2
6sc in first stitch (6 st)
(2sc in ea st) (12 st)
1sc in ea st around, using front loop only (12 st)
Work even for 1/2- 3/4" (mine was 3/4" to use as a reference)
(1sc, 2sc in same st) around (18 st)
Work even for 1 row
(1sc, 2sc in same st) around (27 st)
(2sc, 2sc in same st) around (36 st)
Work even for 1 row
(3sc, 2sc in same st) around (45 st)
Work even for 9 rows
(4sc, 2sc in same st) around (54 st)
(5sc, 2sc in same st) around (63 st)
Work even for 5 rows
(5sc, 2sctog) around (54 st)
(4sc, 2sctog) around (45 st)
(3sc, 2sctog) around (36 st)
***Stuff with fiberfill before continuing for a firmer finished result***
(2sc, 2sctog) around (27 st)
(1sc, 2sctog) around (18 st)
(2sctog) around (9 st)
***Stuff with fiberfill. Make sure it is as firm as you would like before you continue***
(1sc, 2sctog) around (6 st)
(2sctog) around (2 st)
BO & close hole


**I chose to embroider the features on her once she was stuffed, but if you would prefer you can put on the features before you stuff the main body of the project**



Fallopian Tube Pattern (Make 2)

Using pink yarn, ch 5
Sc in ea st around (5 st)
Work in the round for desired length (Mine are 4 3/4")
Thread pipe cleaner through center- this process can be eased by threaded pipe cleaner through yarn needle & using the yarn needle to help the pipe cleaner through the tube.
Weave in one end of loose yarn.
Use other loose yarn end to sew the tube onto the body of the uterus.
This is the tricky part & can be omitted or done differently if you would prefer: Attatch pink yarn to exposed end. Wrap yarn loosely up & around the stitched to create loops which form the Fimbriae of the Fallopian Tubes.



Ovaries (Make 2)

Using white yarn, ch 2
6sc in first st (6 st)
(2sc in ea st) around (12 st)
Work even for 1 row
(2sctog) around (6 st)
(2sctog) twice
Fasten off, stuff & close hole (To stuff, I use small balls of fiberfill & use the blunt end of my hook to push them into the small operning)
Sew ovary in the middle of the loops created at the end of the tubes.


Sid The Sperm

Using white yarn, ch 2
6sc in first st (6 st)
(2sc in ea st) around (12 st)
Work even for 2 row
(2sctog) around (6 st)
(2sctog) twice (3 st)
Stuff (using same method as ovary)
Instead of fastening off like the ovaries, ch 7
Sc in ea st back up to the body of the sperm
Sl st into a remaining stitch & use yarn end to close hole.


Tammy the Tampon

Using white yarn, ch 2
6sc in first st (6 st)
(2sc in ea st) around (12 st)
Work even for desired length (mine is a little over 2-3/4")
(2sctog) around in inside loop only(6 st)
(2sctog) twice
Fasten off & close hole, leaving long "tail" for realistic effect Smiley


I hope you enjoy this whether you're a "hyster syster" or just want your very own happy uterus! I'll work on getting the last accessory posted soon Smiley
Happy hooking!
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009 05:27:09 PM by lovely_enigma » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009 05:27:17 PM »

haha awesome!
 
I love her expression!
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009 05:27:46 PM »

Oh wow, these are so funny!
And not to mention, a great idea for someone undergoing such a thing. I'm glad she liked them!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009 05:41:57 PM »

You are an awesome friend!!!   Cheesy  Great job; they're hysterical!  I can see why she loved them!
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009 05:42:59 PM »

so fun! how nice to have a uterus with no unpleasant side effects
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009 05:48:07 PM »

This project made me lol. Very, very loudly.

Cute.
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009 06:47:19 PM »

I love how shes all like, 'Yup, I'm a uterus.' hehe Nice.. very very nice.. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009 06:58:11 PM »

Oh I totally want one of these!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009 07:03:36 PM »

This is so funny. I would want someone to do the same for me, if I had to go through something like that.
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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009 07:06:42 PM »

Thank you all for the great comments!! I did write up a pattern as I was making her. If anyone is interested, I can definitely post that   Wink

*dawnsierra- That is exactly the expression I was going for! If she were a man, I like to imagine she would do the "what's up" head nod thing. Awesomeness2
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009 07:12:05 PM »

this has got to be the cutest thing EVER! awesome job! you put the HYSTerical in HYSTerectomy!
sorry, couldn't help myself  Roll Eyes!
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009 07:12:19 PM »

That's really cute, you are a great friend.  

I love her entourage... just what ever happy uterus needs  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2009 08:59:31 PM »

This is so many kinds of awesome.

What a thoughtful idea.

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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2009 09:06:44 PM »

holy geez!
This may very well be my favorite thing that I've seen on here!
LOVE IT.
seriously love it.
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2009 03:40:25 AM »

Holy hell, I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw the second picture.  This is awesome.  Your friend is very lucky to have you!
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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009 05:59:19 AM »

I love it! its so cute!
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2009 06:12:34 AM »

Just awesome!  Grin If you decide to post the pattern, I'd make one for sure!  Your friend is very lucky to have you.  And Sally. And Ursula, Sid, and Tammy! LOL!
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2009 07:23:25 AM »

What a great idea, and so funny!
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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2009 01:16:55 PM »

i love how you made the "whole crew!" -- tampon, sperm, pad, everything! LOL. thanks so much for sharing; you're a wonderful friend for making such a thoughtful gift! and very talented, at that. :]
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2009 05:36:50 PM »

What a great, hilarious idea! I have a friend who went through a similar situation who would have LOVED these- she likes to joke about her new "bionic cervix." She also threw herself a death party when she got a terminal diagnosis. Five years later, she's cancer free, with an even stronger sense of humor! I would bet that maintaining a positive attitude about things and being able to laugh bumps in the road goes a long way to recovery. 
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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2009 06:33:52 PM »

there is something about cuddly uteri that is just so... cuddly. I knitted a womb from knitty and it's so cute....

Oh girl parts...
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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2009 12:26:42 AM »

WOW! That rocks!
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2009 02:31:04 AM »

These are perfect! Your friend is very lucky to have a friend like you, even if she's unlucky in the health department. What a wonderful project!
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« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2009 02:38:58 AM »

What a great gift, and so cute!
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« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2009 04:01:02 AM »

I think those are just too funny.  I'm glad they made your friend laugh because they are certainly going to start my morning off well.   Cheesy  This project ROCKS!
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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2009 06:25:52 AM »

my mother just had a partial hysterectomy, and now i am really wishing i had made time this winter to teach myself to crochet!
this is just too great.

and thanks for the pattern, hopefully this will be a motivator to learn to crochet!
you're awesome.
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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2009 08:02:09 AM »

Such a great gift!
I think the idea of being blunt to friends are brilliant. One of my friends was hospitalized for manic depression and she had anxiety that was like crazy, so I gave her an Anxietyblob. It was just a big black blob with eyes and a smirk made out of fleece and she loved it. It made her days a little bit easier and when she flet the anxiety come, she beat the h**l out of her blob. She's also the reciever of my first suicide bunny.

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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2009 08:57:20 AM »

Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Grin x
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THESE ARE AWESOME.
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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2009 03:14:34 PM »

This is absolutely fantastic.
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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2009 04:25:15 PM »

That is simply wonderful.  You and your friend have great sense of humor.  Phenomenal.
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« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2009 05:54:21 PM »

Way awesome
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« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2009 08:14:00 AM »

i wish you were my friend!!! you are too cool and your friend is soo lucky! this totally made me wish i could crochet. maybe ill learn Roll Eyes

the anxiety blob ewushka made is a good idea too, i think i need that one more. haha
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« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2009 11:17:56 AM »

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I freakin' love it!
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Laughter is the best medicine....You are truly a great friend and I bet she loved your gifts.

great job.

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HAHAHA I love it!!
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Wow...Great job..I think that this is the most original and funniest work I saw allready on the amiguruma section..this work realy rocks...and I saw on your blog you are a horrorfanatic too..same here..
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