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21  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Amigurumi White Witch on: April 06, 2009 05:39:32 PM
Merrily met & wonderfully done! She is great! I especially love her eyes. How did you go about making her? All one piece or are the clothes removable? Well done once again  Grin
22  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / For a friend who underwent a hysterectomy, a happy uterus! **Now with patterns** 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


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!
23  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: That was a hoot! Heffer Wolfe from Rocko's Modern Life (with pattern) on: April 05, 2009 03:50:59 PM
Holy Crapola he is amazing!! The dimensions are just perfect Smiley I love all the things you create & I personally can't wait to see Spunky & Rocko!!
24  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Aloe & Green tea Goatmilk bars on: April 03, 2009 05:17:41 PM
What beautiful bars Smiley And the photo makes them look amazing! What base did you use to suspend the ingredients? Great job!!
25  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 4/1/09 - Macrame is Back-rame! on: April 01, 2009 08:46:38 PM
Oh, it's shag carpet. Geez, here I thought it was a slide of red blood cells under the micro. I've been hitting the radiography books a little too hard.  Undecided Maybe once my clinicals are done, I won't have anatomy on the brain & will be able to recognize 70's era throwbacks for what they actually are: just plain awesome. *giggles*
26  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vixen Series on: April 01, 2009 12:22:24 AM
I love Miss Kitty!!! I'm new to jewelry-making though, so I can't tell what they are made of.  Huh Maybe after a little more time I can eyeball it, but until then, can you put me out of my misery? I just have to know  Grin
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Easy Peasy Snap wallets - I'm so addicted! - TUTORIAL + SNAP TUTORIAL on: March 30, 2009 07:21:52 PM
These are so cute!! You could make one for every outfit Smiley I don't have a sewing machine, so I'll be doing them by hand. I'm hoping they come out as great as the ones in this thread  Wink
28  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: goddess charm bracelet on: March 30, 2009 06:33:10 PM
I love these charms. Do you drill your holes before or after you shrink?
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Nintendo Perler Bead Coaster Set on: March 30, 2009 05:58:44 PM
This is really awesome! Thanks for the up-close of the mushroom; how did he attatch the side of the box together? I've never used these beads before, but I think I'm going to have to start  Grin
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession on: March 28, 2009 10:40:34 PM
This is such an awesome blanket!! The font is even the same as in the game. This totally rocks!!
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