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Topic: Crocheted Uterus... for science!  (Read 2124 times)
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« on: February 08, 2013 01:57:09 PM »

A good friend of mine is an OB/GYN finishing up her residency.  A few weeks ago she asked me if I'd be willing to crochet her a uterus that she and her fellow residents could practice emergency procedures on.  I took up her challenge.  Here's my end results:



I made the smaller one first, using a fellow craftster's post (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=392292.0) and link to a Swedish blog (http://elings.info/livmoder.html) which my browser was able to translate.  I modified a little bit, but it came out as expected. 



My friend was thrilled, but asked if I could make another, larger and less stuffed, one.  This one is completely my own pattern/free-formed. 



Close up of the tubes/ovaries:



I wanted this one to not be limited by the amount of stuffing (in case she wanted it more or less stuffed) so instead of sewing it closed I made a fetus (http://ramenneedles.blogspot.com/2011/08/fetus-in-jar-pattern.html?m=1) that fits nicely inside. 





For more details, please visit my blog:
http://stephanysstitches.blogspot.com/2013/02/crocheted-uterus-for-science.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013 02:11:45 PM »

Awesome! The little fetus is very cute Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013 02:38:49 PM »

This is awesome.  The wee fetus makes me smile.  Great work!
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013 05:27:29 PM »

It's cool that your friend knew they could go to you for something like this. Well done! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013 10:32:43 AM »

Very cool.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2013 10:04:46 PM »

That. Is. Awesome. ! ! !

I would love to make up a few of these and send them out to friends. What says "Thinking of you" like a crocheted uterus?! Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013 01:12:08 PM »

creative! Grin
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