Free Pattern to for a Crocheted Baby, Placenta & Womb


Together Crocheted Baby, Placenta and womb.

Crocheted Baby and Placenta up close.

Are you a doula, midwife, delivery nurse or mom to be? Do you know someone who is? A Crocheted Baby, Placenta and Womb is a perfect learning tool as well as gift. I had midwives and home births for all 4 of my boys and my midwives are a special part of my life. When I was pregnant with my 4th son I wanted to create this pattern but never had the time to do it. A few weeks ago I was contacted by a friend who is a Doula and she asked if I could make her some birth teaching aids. I literally made this entire pattern in 3 days. I was so excited and it’s so special to me to be able to create this Crocheted Baby, Placenta and Womb pattern.  

Crocheted Baby in Crocheted Womb

I used Bernat Blanket Yarn in Camel for the baby and it’s a discontinued color however Sand is a perfect color as well as Cream, Mink (is sold exclusively at Joann’s) or Taupe. The Body is worked in 5 pieces: head, 2 legs and 2 arms. The Placenta is worked with a front and back joined then the cord is created and sewn on. The womb is made up like a cocoon. The Crocheted Baby, Placenta and Womb pattern is life-size so the baby can be made solely for purpose of use as a model for photography of your handmade items. Since the pattern uses bulky yarn it works up quickly too.

 I hope you enjoy making a Crocheted Baby, Placenta and Womb as much as I loved designing it. The pattern is laid out to make assembly and detail easy to do as you go along. 

 

Materials:

Worsted Weight Yarn. Bernat Blanket Yarn Sand , Bernat Blanket Yarn Purple Plum & Bernat Blanket Yarn Teal  

L Hook, I use Clover Amour  

G Hook, I use Clover Amour to weave ends in 

9 MM Eyes 

Poly Fill  

Tapestry Needle, If needed 

Stitch Marker 

¾ inch Button. I used a wooden button to match yarn. 

Tan Embroidery Floss 

Abbreviations:  

CH = Chain  

SC = Single Crochet  

SC TOG = Single Crochet Together\Decrease

HDC: Half Double Crochet  

DC = Double Crochet  

SL ST = Slip Stitch  

 

Crocheted Baby on a Nursing PillowBaby:

Head: Using Color of your choice and Stitch Marker as you’ll work in a continuous circle make a magic ring.

Row 1: CH 1, 8 SC’s into center, mark for spot with stitch marker. (8 SC)

Row 2:  2 SC in each stitch around, mark your spot. (16 SC)

Row 3:  1 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (24 SC)

Row 4:  2 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (32 SC)

Row 5 – 10: SC around to stitch marker. (32 SC)

This is a good place to stop and put your eyes in, I took a piece of same color and just woven around a stitch from inside to outside twice for a nose and used a piece of pink scrap yarn for mouth. You will crochet ears directly on.

Row 11: SC, SC, SC TOG in next 2 stitches. Continue this around. This is a good place to stuff 1/2 full. (24 SC)

Row 12: SC, SC TOG in next 2 stitches, continue around. (16 SC)

Row 13: S, SC TOG in next 2 stitches, continue around. SC in last stitch. Leave a long tail and fasten off. (11 SC)

Pattern for Crocheted Baby, Placenta & Womb.

Ears:

If you look Baby’s head you can crochet left ear with top of faces your right hand and bottom faces left basically right side up and working top to bottom. For right ear top of head will be facing left and bottom right hand but you be working from bottom to top. This way you will have 2 ears facing forward.

For left ear find a spot on side that will be parallel with eye level and SL ST with your yarn, CH 2, on next stitch down 2 DC, on next stitch down HDC and SL ST to head. It should look like a little ear. You may have to try another time if it’s not straight up and down but it’s easier to do the second time.

Now for right ear you will find matching spot on other side of head but line up with the bottom of the ear you just made. SL ST your yarn to head, CH 1, HDC in stitch above, 2 DC in stitch above that, CH 2 and SL ST to head.

You can finish stuffing your head. I made mine full but not too full so it was firm but soft.

Body:

Working in a continuous circle, use a stitch marker to mark your rows, make a magic ring with your yarn. You are also working from Bottom to Top of Body.

Row 1: CH 1, 10 SC’s into center, mark for spot with stitch marker. (10 SC)

Row 2:  2 SC in each stitch around, mark your spot. (20 SC)

Row 3:  1 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (30 SC)

Row 4 – 5: SC around to stitch marker. (30 SC)

Row 6:  SC in 5 stitches then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (35 SC)

Row 7-8: SC around to stitch marker. (35 SC)

Row 9: SC in 5 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (30 SC)

Row 10 – 11: SC around to stitch marker. (30 SC)

Row 12: SC in 4 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (24 SC)

Row 13: SC around to stitch marker. (24 SC)

Row 14: SC in 3 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (18 SC)

Row 15: SC around to stitch marker. (18 SC)

Row 16: SC then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (12 SC)

SL ST to next stitch and leave a long tail for sewing body and head together.

Sew button on belly of baby using 2 stands of embroidery floss making sure its secure and knotting under button.

Arms:

Row 1: Magic Ring, CH 1, 8 SC’s into center, mark for spot with stitch marker. (8 SC)

Row 2: 3 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (10 SC)

Row 3: 4 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (12 SC)

Row 4 : SC around to stitch marker. (12 SC)

Row 5:  SC in 4 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (10 SC)

Row 6: SC around to stitch marker. (10 SC)

Row 7: SC in 3 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (8 SC)

Row 8 – 9 : SC around to stitch marker. (8 SC)

Row 10: SC TOP in every 2 stitches and left a tail for weaving on, fasten off. (4 SC)

Legs:

Row 1: Magic Ring, CH 1, 8 SC’s into center, mark for spot with stitch marker. (8 SC)

Row 2: 3 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (10 SC)

Row 3: 4 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (12 SC)

Row 4 : 5 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (14 SC)

Row 5: SC around to stitch marker. (14 SC)

Row 6: SC in 5 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (12 SC)

Row 7: SC in 4 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (10 SC)

Row 8 – 10 : SC around to stitch marker. (10 SC)

Row 11: SC in 3 stitches then SC TOG in next 2 SC, repeat, mark your spot. (8 SC)

Row 12: SC TOP in every 2 stitches and left a tail for weaving on, fasten off. (4 SC)

Assembly:

Sew head on to body with a large tapestry needle. I find sewing a straight stitch with head to body looks best. Make sure you’re head is on straight and if needed sew through head twice to make sure it’s secure. Then sew arms and legs directly onto body in spaces that match up so baby looks same on both sides. I like to knot and weave my ends to the body in back and fasten off any loose ends.

Placenta:

Crocheted Placenta to go with Crocheted BabyMaking back piece first, with Plum yarn using a Magic Ring.

Row 1: CH 1, 8 SC’s into center, mark for spot with stitch marker. (8 SC)

Row 2:  2 SC in each stitch around, mark your spot. (16 SC)

Row 3:  1 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (24 SC)

Row 4: 2 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (32 SC)

Row 5:  3 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (40 SC)

Row 6 : SC around to stitch marker, leave a tail and fasten off. (40 SC)

For front using a Magic Ring and Plum yarn.

Row 1: CH 1, 8 SC’s into center, mark for spot with stitch marker. (8 SC)

Row 2:  2 SC in each stitch around, mark your spot. (16 SC)

Row 3:  1 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (24 SC)

Row 4: 2 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (32 SC)

Row 5:  3 SC, then 2 SC same stitch, repeat around, mark your spot. (40 SC)

Row 6 : SC around to stitch marker, leave a tail and fasten off. (40 SC)

Row 7: SC around to stitch marker, DO NOT fasten off. (40 SC)

GRAB Teal Yarn, to make your veins on top of placenta surface slip stitch wavy lines to your desired look. Start from middle and work your way out.

Cord:

Magic Ring with Plum yarn, 6 SC in center, pull center close, make sure you turn your work so you’re working on the with right side facing out or your cord will be wrong side out. Working using a stitch marker, make 20 rows. At end leave a long tail for sewing on and fasten off.

To make views you will use Teal and attached with a SL ST where you just fastened off. CH 2 slightly turn your cord and SL ST, Ch 2, slight spin and SL ST. You can make the vein as swirly as desired. once at top SL ST and fasten off leaving a tail to sew ends in. Sew end hiding under CH 2.

Sew on to top center of front side of placenta in center of veins your just make.

Knot any loose ends on wrong side of both sides. Place wrong sides together and assemble.

Row 8: CH 1, SC through top and bottom around, 3/4 way stuff until full but soft. Finish SC around and SL ST to CH 1, leave a tail and fasten off. Weave end on back side.

To make Button Loop SL ST Plum yarn to end of cord that you started with CH 3 and SL back to cord, leave tail and fasten off. Sew ends in.

Womb:

View of Crocheted Womb laying flat
With Plum yarn CH 15, working around both sides of CH 15 you’ll be creating an oval.

Row 1:  4  DC in 3rd chain from hook, 13 DC, 5 DC in last ST. Turn your work on other side of chain 13 DC. SL ST to top of CH 2.

Row 2: CH 2 and DC in same stitch,  2 DC in next 3 stitches. 13 DC, 2  DC in next 5 DC, 13 DC, 2 DC in last stitch and SL ST to top of CH 2.

Row 3: CH 2 and DC in same stitch, *DC, 2 DC*, Repeat DC, 2 DC 3 more times. 13 DC, *DC, 2 DC* 5 times, 13 DC, DC in last stitch, SL ST to top of CH 2.

Row 4 – 9: CH 2, DC in same stitch, DC around, SL ST to Ch 2.

Row 10: CH 1, SC in same stitch and SC around. SL ST to CH 1, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew in. Sew end in.

Crocheted Baby in a Crocheted Womb.

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