Happy breast cancer awareness month! Introducing my very own Knotty Lace Knotty Knockers aka Crochet Boobs! These knockers come in 8 sizes and are easily adjustable. You can also find the Video tutorial on my YouTube channel where it is worked up in cup size B.
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So who would need these you might ask? Well, these crochet knockers are designed specifically for our Pink sisters who have had a mastectomy or two. These crochet knockers are so versatile and are the perfect alternative to prosthetic breasts. They are light and breathable and ergonomically shaped.
Watch The Video Tutorial Here
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This pattern is written for 8 sizes – A to H Cup, however, it can be adjusted to your liking. (Like into a large Pillow perhaps!) Working in rounds, the nipple is constructed first using the magic ring foundation.
The nipple height can be adjusted to your liking or just have it flat if you prefer. Once the areolas width is met, a quick switch of yarn color and a continuous increase is worked up until the ideal size is achieved. This will be done while working in spiral rounds.
For the yarn, I am using Coboo yarn by Lion brand. They are the approved yarns used by the Knitted Knockers Organization which is a nonprofit group that supports, teaches, and donates crochet and knitted knockers to anyone that needs them. These yarns are made from a blend of cotton and bamboo which will give you a soft and smooth finish.
I am also using a 2.5mm crochet hook, which is a much smaller hook size recommended by the weight of the yarn but perfect for the entire pattern.
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Tools And Materials:
Yarn weight: Category 3
Brand: Lion Brand Coboo
Color: Pink & Tan
Gauge: 23 Sc Sts x 20 Rows = 4”x 4”
No. Skeins for Yarn A: 1 for all sizes.
No. Skeins for Yarn B: [A/B/C/D] [E/ F/ G/H] – [1/ 1/ 1/ 1] [1/ 2/ 2/ 2]
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, Stitch markers, Fiber Fill Stuffing
Things to Note:
- Prepare gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or hook size to obtain the same gauge
- Yarn A refers to Center or Nipple yarn, Yarn B refers to Skin tone Yarn
- Cup sizes: [A/B/C/D] [E/ F/ G/H] – [6/ 7/ 8/ 9] [10/ 11/ 12/ 13] in or [15.2/ 17.8/ 20.3/ 22.9] [25.4/ 27.9/ 30.5/ 33.0] cm – Ref to Chart here
- Knotty Knockers in images are made in cup size B for reference
- Check out the Video tutorial here
- Abbreviation is available in English US format here.
Crochet Knotty Knockers - Free pattern
PART 1: Nipple ( Watch Tutorial)
Start with Yarn A
1. Foundation Rnd: Work up a Magic Ring and Ch 10, Slst to close Rnd, Ch 1
Tip: You can adjust the nipple tip to your liking. Go straight to Rnd 3 for a flat nipple or keep rep Rnd 1 for more protrusion.
2. Rnd 1: In the same Slst, Sc each St, Slst into the 1st St to join, Ch 1
3. Rnd 2: Rep Rnd 1. [10 Sts]
4. Rnd 3: From the Slst, *(Sc, 2Sc), Rep (*) in the round. Slst to join, Ch 1 [15 Sts]
5. Rnd 4: From the Slst, *(Sc2, 2Sc), Rep (*) in the round. Slst to join, Ch 1 [20 Sts]
6. Rnd 5: From the Slst, *(Sc3, 2Sc), Rep (*) in the round. Slst to join, Ch 1 [25 Sts]
7. Rnd 6: From the Slst, *(Sc4, 2Sc), Rep (*) in the round. Slst to join, Ch 1 [30 Sts]
8. Rnd 7: From the Slst, *(Sc5, 2Sc), Rep (*) in the round. Slst to join, (Switch to Yarn B at Slst) Ch 1 [35 Sts]
PART 2: Skin (Watch Tutorial)
1. Rnd 8: From the Slst, *(Sc6 2Sc), Place a SM in the 1st St, Rep (*) in the round until the SM [40 Sts]
We will be working in spirals from here
2. Rnd 9: From the 1st SM, *(Sc7, 2Sc, place a SM on the last inc St), Rep (*) in the round until the last St at the 1st SM [45 Sts]
3. Rnd 10: From the 1st SM *(Sc until the last St bfor the next SM, work 2Sc on SM, place SM back in the last inc St), Rep (*) in the round until the last St at the 1st SM
4. Next Rnd: Rep Rnd 10 until you have completed a total of [7/ 10/ 12/ 15] [17/ 20/ 22/ 25] Rounds or your pref width.
Place a new SM in the middle point from the 3rd and 4th SM. Then remove 3rd and 4th SM. Ref to Image 1
5. 3rd Last Rnd: From the 1st SM, *(Sc until the last St bfor the next SM, work 3Sc, place SM back in the 2nd inc St), Rep (*) 2 more times. Sc until the 2nd last St bfor the 1st SM, work 2Sc.
6. Last 2 Rnds: Rep Step 13 for 2 more rounds. On the last St, Slst into the 1st SM to close. Ch 1. You should have a total width of [6/ 7/ 8/ 9] [10/ 11/ 12/ 13] in or [15.2/ 17.8/ 20.3/ 22.9] [25.4/ 27.9/ 30.5/ 33.0] cm when measured from the 2nd to 4th SM across (see image 2)
Measure cup size from the 2nd to 4th SM across.
PART 3: Back Panel (Watch Tutorial)
1. Rnd 1: From the last Slst, *(Sc through the front post (FP) in each St across until the 2nd last St before the next SM, Sc3tog) (See how in video tutorial here), place SM back in the last dec St. Rep (*) for 2 more times. FP Sc across until the 1st SM, Slst to close, Ch 1
Round 1 will start to fold inwards
2. Rnd 2: Work a *(Sc BLO on each St across until the 2nd St bfor the next SM, Sc3tog), place SM back in last dec St. Rep (*) for 2 more times. Sc BLO across until the 2nd St bfor the 2nd SM
3. Next Rounds: Rep Rnd 2 for a total of [10/ 13/ 15/ 18] [20/ 23/ 25/ 27] Rounds or until you’ve reached the width that will fit approx 2 fingers.
You should be able to fit two fingers for stuffing.
4. To close: Work your last Sc3tog, Slst into the next St to close. Leave a long tail for weaving in the round and bind off.
PART 4: Stuffing (Watch Tutorial)
1. Take a handful of Fiber Filling and start stuffing them through the gap / space opening.
2. You may stuff as much or as little as you pref.
3. Thread the yarn tail through a tapestry needle and weave through each St in the round. Pull tightly to close the gap.
4. Weave the remaining yarn to secure tail and bind off.
Great job if you made it this far! If you have any questions about this pattern, do check out the video tutorial or get in touch with me by dropping a comment below.
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