Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Pillow/Breastplate



Brooke at Talking Trash & Wasting Time drew this great ironic drawing when she had a bit of a cancer scare.  I asked her if I could use it to design a 3D pillow/breastplate.  I thought this would make a great accessory for anyone running in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.  If you don't need a breastplate you could turn it into a pillow.

Talking Trash & Wasting Time


Materials

  • F or 5 hook
  • 8 steel hook
  • H/8 5.00 mm hook
  • Light pink yarn, DK Weight, 1 skein
  • Medium pink yarn, Worsted Weight, 1 skein
  • Dark pink yarn, Worsted Weight, 2 skeins
  • Dark green yarn, Worsted Weight, small amount
  • Black yarn, Worsted Weight, small amount
  • White yarn, Worsted Weight, 30 yds
  • Gold crochet thread, small amount
  • 1/4" pink ribbon, for breast cancer symbol
  • 1" to 1 1/2" ribbon
  • Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

ch(s)--chain(s)    sc(s)--single crochet(s)  sc2tog--single crochet 2 together
hdc(s)--half double crochet    dc(s)--double crochet  tr(s)--treble or triple crochet

Breast
Make 2

With dark pink yarn and F hook, make a magic circle.
Rnd 1: 6 scs in magic circle.  (6 scs)

The rounds are done in a continuous spiral so clip a marker on the first stitch of each rnd from now on. (You can move your marker up with each row.)
Rnd 2: 2 scs per sc all the way around to last st. Start next sc and add light pink yarn. (12 scs)

Rnd 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc all the way around. (18 scs)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc all the way around. (24 scs)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc all the way around. (30 scs)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc all the way around. (36 scs)
Rnd 7: 1 sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc all the way around. (42 scs)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in next 6 scs, 2 scs in next sc all the way around. (48 scs)
Rnd 9: *1 sc in next 7 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, *1 sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sc (58 scs)
Rnd 10: *1 sc in next 8 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, *1 sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times, sc . ( 67scs)
Rnd 11: *1 sc in next 9 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, sc in each sc to end of rnd. (70 scs)
Rnd 12: *1 sc in next 10 scs, 2 scs in next sc*3 times, sc in each sc to end of rnd. (73 scs)
Rnd 13: *1 sc in next 11 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, sc in each sc to end of rnd. (76 scs)
Rnd 14 to 17: sc in each sc to end of rnd. (76 scs)

Rnd 18: sc in next 38 scs, *sc in next 10 scs, sc2tog* 3 times, sc in next 3 scs. (74 scs)
Rnd 19: sc in next 38 scs, *sc in next 9 scs, sc2tog* 3 times, sc in next 3 scs. (71 scs)
Rnd 20: *sc in next 12 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, sc in next 8 scs, sc2tog* 3 times, sc. (70 scs)
Rnd 21: *sc in next 13 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, sc in next 7 scs, sc2tog* 3 times, sc in next 2 scs. (71 scs)
Rnd 22: *sc in next 14 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, sc in each st around to end. (74 scs)
Rnd 23: 2 scs per sc to end, sl st in first st, Fasten off, leaving a tail. (148 scs)


Hand

With Light Pink Yarn and F hook, Ch 32, join in first ch with sl st.


Rnd 1: sc in next ch and each ch around. (31 scs)

The rounds are done in a continuous spiral so clip a marker on the first stitch of each rnd from now on.
Rnd 2 to 7: sc in each st around. (31 scs)


Rnd 8: sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each st around to first sc. (30 scs)
Rnd 9 to 17: sc in each st around. (30 scs)

Rnd 18: sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each st around to first sc. (29 scs)
Rnd 19 to 23: sc in each st around. (29 scs)

Rnd 24: 2 scs in next 4 scs, sc in eacs st around to first sc. (33 scs)
Rnd 25: *sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times, sc around to first sc. (36 scs)
Rnd 26 to 27: sc in each st around. (36 scs)

Rnd 28: ch 12, sk 6 scs, sl st in 7th sc, sc in next sc and continue to sc around to first ch of ch-12. Sc in 1st ch, turn. (29 scs)

This next part is done in rows, turning after each row is finished ROW 29: sc in each sc up to ch-12, sc in 12th ch of ch-12, Turn. (30 scs)
ROW 30:  sc in the next sc and in each sc around with 3 scs in last sc before ch, sc in 2nd ch of ch-12, Turn. (32 scs)


ROW 31: sc in next sc and in each sc across with 3 scs in last sc before ch, sc in 11th ch of ch-12, Turn. (34 scs)

Now the pattern goes back to spiral rounds.
Rnd 32: sc in 10th ch of ch-12, and sc in each ch across, sc in first sc on other side of ch, place st marker, sc in each sc around to st marker. (42 scs)

Make sure to place a st marker in the first st of each round through Rnd 39.
Rnd 33 to 36: Sc in each st around to marker. (42 scs)

Rnd 37: sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, sc in each sc around. (43 scs)
Rnd 38: sc in each st around to marker.  (43 scs)
Rnd 39: sc in each st around to marker, remove marker, sl st in 1st st. (43 scs)
Rnd 40: sc, place st marker, sc, hdc in next 3 scs, dc in next 3 scs, tr in next 3 scs, dc in next 3 scs, hdc in next 3 scs, sc in next 5 scs, hdc in next 3 scs, dc in next 3 scs, tr in next 3 scs, dc in next 3 scs, hdc in next 3 scs, sc to marker, sl st in first st.  Fasten off.



Fingers

Place markers about 1" apart on either side of the hand.

Insert yarn in 1st st marked ch 4 and attach in marked sc on other side. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Do this for each marked area.


Pointer
Insert hook in sc at right edge of hand with thumb hole on right side.

Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in next sc, attach marker, sc in next 2 scs, sc in right side of 1st ch of ch-4 and in next 3 chs, sc in each sc around to marker. 

Attach place marker in first st of each row from now on.
Rnd 2 to 6: sc in each st around to marker.

Rnd 7: sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog, sc in last 2 scs.
Rnd 8 to 10: sc around to marker.

Rnd 11: sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog, sc in last sc.
Rnd 12: sc around to marker.
Rnd 13: sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog.
Rnd 14: sc2tog around to marker. Fasten off and sew tip togehter.



Stuff lightly so you can shape the finger.

Middle Finger
Attach yarn in sc next to pointer finger on palm side (thumb hole on right).

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc, sc in next 3 sts (or up to ch-4), sc in right side of 1st ch of ch-4 and in each ch across, sc in 1st sc on back of hand, sc in each sc towards pointer finger,


sc in left side of ch-4 at bottom of pointer finger, and in each ch across to beginning sc of rnd.

Rnd 2 to 3: Sc in first sc, mark stitch, sc in each sc around to marker.

Rnd 4: Sc in first sc, mark stitch, sc2tog 2 times, 5 scs, sc2tog 2 times, sc to marker.
Rnd 5 to 9: Sc in first sc, mark stitch, sc in each sc around to marker.

Rnd 10: Sc in 1st sc, place marker, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog, sc to marker.
Rnd 11 to 14: Sc in first sc, mark stitch, sc in each sc around to marker.

Rnd 15: Sc in next st, sc2tog 5 times, fasten off.  Sew tip of finger together, stuff lightly and shape finger.

Thumb
Attach yarn in base of thumb hole.
Rnd 1: On palm side, ch 1, sc in same st, place marker, sc in next 4 scs, sc in side of each row and in each ch of ch-13 around to beginning sc.


Rnd 2 to 3: Sc in first sc, mark stitch, sc in each sc around to marker.

Rnd 4: Sc, place marker, sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, sc in next  8 scs, sc2tog, sc to marker.
Rnd 5: Sc, place marker, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 8 scs, sc2tog, sc to marker.
Rnd 6: Sc, place marker, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 7 scs, sc2tog, sc to marker.
Rnd 7: Sc, place marker, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog, sc to marker.
Rnd 8 to 13: Sc in first sc, mark stitch, sc in each sc around to marker.

Rnd 14: Sc in first sc, place marker, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog, sc to marker.
Rnd 15: Sc2tog 5 times, fasten off.  Sew tip of thumb together, stuff lightly and shape thumb.


Fingernails
Make 3
With Dark Pink Yarn and F Hook, Ch 3, sc in second ch from hook, 3 scs in last ch, turn to back side of ch and do one sc  in bottom of first ch, fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.

Sew fingernails onto fingers.

Sew rest of palm together because you don't need any more fingers, they wouldn't show.


Joining Breasts

Insert hook through both breasts at inside corners on the backside. 

Sl st together through down 2 times. Fasten off.


Insert
Make 2
With Light Pink Yarn and F Hook
Row 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc, turn. (2 scs)
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 scs in each sc, turn. (4 scs)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (4 scs)
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 scs in first sc, sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in last sc, turn. (6 scs)
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. (6 scs)
Row 7: Ch 1, 2 scs in first sc, sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in last sc, turn. (8 scs)
Row 8: Ch 1, 2 scs in first sc, sc in next 6 scs, 2 scs in last sc, turn. (10 scs) 
Row 9: Ch 1, 2 scs in first sc, sc in next 8 scs, 2 scs in last sc, turn. (12 scs)
Row 10: Ch 1,2 scs in first sc, sc in next 10 scs, 2 scs in last sc, turn. (14 scs)
Row 11: Ch 1,2 scs in first sc, sc in next 12 scs, 2 scs in last sc, turn. (16 scs)
Row 12: Ch 1,2 scs in first sc, sc in next 14 scs, 2 scs in last sc, turn. (18 scs)
Row 13: Ch 1,2 scs in first sc, sc in next 16 scs, 2 scs in last sc. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. (20 scs)



Sew inserts in between breasts.


Bottom of Breasts
To even out breasts and insert area, insert light pink yarn 9 scs to the right of the bottom insert in the breast.  Ch 1, sl st in next sc, sc in each sc and in seam between insert and breast, sl st in first sc in insert.  Fasten off.

Insert in 2nd sc from end of insert on other side, sl st in next sc, sc in seam and 7 more scs, then sl st and fasten off.


Sew hand onto bottom of breasts.








Breast Cancer Support Necklace
Ribbon
Cut a pink ribbon to 3 1/4" in length and tack down in center and then sew between breasts.



Necklace
With Gold Thread and 8 steel hook Ch 59 or long enough to make the necklace. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing, string it through the Ribbon and sew onto breast insert.



Ribbons

Ch 62.
Row 1: Sc in the back bump in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, Sc first sc and in next 10 scs, start next sc and add black yarn then follow the chart for the lettering. Each square is a single crochet stitch.  At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn then sc in first sc.





Row 1: Sc in the back bump in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, Sc first sc and in next 7 scs, start next sc and add black yarn then follow the chart for the lettering. Each square is a single crochet stitch.  At the end of each row, ch 1 and turn then sc in first sc.




You can use this ribbon instead.


Backing
Make 2 for pillow, 1 for breastplate

Ch 58,
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2 to 22: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) dc in next dc and each across and in the turning ch, turn.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Roses and Leaves

For the Roses and leaves I used this pattern from Crochet Spot.  Make 5 leaves according to the pattern.
For the smaller roses I chained 30 and then followed the Crochet Spot pattern for the medium sized rose and chained 21 and then followed the pattern for the rose bud.  I also put a sl st in the last dc on Row 3 for each rose.



After rolling up the rose, sew the bottom together to hold it in place.

Place the breasts on the backing between the 4th and 19th rows.


Stuff the breasts and sew them onto the background.



Sew on the ribbons, the roses and the leaves. To make the pillow just sew the two pink baking pieces together on 3 sides, stuff and then sew up fourth side.



To make the breastplate sew wide ribbon (5/8" to 1" wide) onto breastplate so that you can tie it around your neck and in two places on your back.



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5 comments:

  1. You are beyond amazing!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!
    so talented :-)

    thank you, thank you, thank you <3

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  2. This sends such a great message and you have such a talented skill. At the moment I could only knit hats and scarves haha.

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    1. That's why I do tutorials, I have everything from beginning patterns to advanced, just take a look around.

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