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Hey Crafters! Here's a free crochet breast pattern for you!


Crochet demo breast in blues and salmon on a bed of seashells
Demo Breast in Fun Colors


If you're a lactation consultant, childbirth educator, midwife or other professional who's passionate about supporting breastfeeding families, chances are you've got at least one "breast" in your toolbox! I love love love tools with visual and kinesthetic aspects that can help reinforce hands-on demonstration and a portable breast can do that! They're great for demonstrating hand expression, breast massage, proper latch and more!


When building my own toolbox for virtual and home visits, I knew exactly what I wanted! I wanted a crochet breast of a certain size for easy portability. It had to be single crochet only, quick to complete in one piece and no sewing! I'm not picky. At all. However, finding the holy grail of crochet patterns was a challenging task. I could not find exactly what I wanted so I made my own! Excited to share it with you here and I promise it's easy peasy! If you do make one (or more!) of your own, let's see it in comments!


Crochet Demo Breast


Supplies:

3 mm crochet hook

Medium weight yarn in your choice of 2


Stitches:

sc = single crochet

inc = increase by crocheting two stitches in one stitch from previous round

dec = decrease by crocheting two stitches together from previous round


Nipple/areola (Color 1):

Make a magic ring then 8 sc into ring. Close ring.


Round 1, 2 & 3: sc (8)

Round 4: 2 sc in each stitch (16)

Round 5: (sc, inc) x8 (24)

Round 6: (sc, sc, inc) x 8 (32)

Round 7: 32 sc (change to Color 2 in last stitch)


Breast (Color 2)

Round 8: (sc, sc, sc, inc) x8 (40)

Round 9: sc (40)

Round 10: (sc, sc, sc, sc, inc) x 8 (48)

Round 11, 12 & 13: sc (48)

Round 14: (sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, inc) x 8 (56)

Round 15, 16 & 17: sc (56)

Round 18: (sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, inc) x 8 (64)

Round 19, 20 & 21: sc (64)


Base (Continue with Color 2)

Round 22: (sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, dec) x 8 (56)

Round 23: (sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, dec) x8 (48)

Round 24: (sc, sc, sc, sc, dec) x 8 (40)

Round 25: (sc, sc, sc, dec) x8 (32)

Round 26: (sc, sc, dec) x 8 (24)

Round 27: (sc, sc, dec) x 8 (24)


Continue (sc, sc, dec) around until opening is 1cm (or size of preference) and stuff with filling. Continue to work around (sc, dec) and close.



Pattern notes:

Worked in a continual spiral.


A stitch marker is helpful to mark beginning of rounds.


Nipple variations: for a longer nipple, add a row after Round 3 or for a flatter nipple, eliminate one or two of the first three rows.


Happy Crafting! Jennifer




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