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Craft Challenge Winner:
In real life, a 10-week fetus is 3/4 of an inch long and weighs half an ounce. That would not hold much change, so this knitted version has been enlarged.
"Will The Fetus Be Aborted"
7" long, excluding umbilical cord.
You will be using needles several sizes smaller than the yarn ordinarily calls for to make a sturdier fabric. Do not stress about this pattern, if you are missing a stitch here or there it does not matter. Should your fetus be slightly off, this will merely add to the creepy factor and can be attributed to the decaying process as a 10-week fetus cannot live outside of its human host.
12sts x 16 rows = 4"
Cast on 100 (preferably using a knitted cast on)
On the opposite side place the zipper centrally, sew it in place and seam the remaining edges. To give the fetus a crescent shape use thread or yarn to gather sections together on the sides opposite the zipper.
Cast on 16, knit, bind off. Attach by the middle to the chest of the fetus.
Knit a 3 stitch i-cord for 12-14 inches and bind off. Attach to the midpoint of the fetus.
Optional Umbilical Vessels:
Loosely braid 2 16" pieces of blue yarn and one 16" piece of red yarn together. Thread these through the center of the umbilical cord for biologic authenticity.
These can be made with whatever you have handy. You can needle felt them, embroider them with a french knot, or draw them on with a marker.