Stanley

We did Secret Santa this year, with the idea that whatever we give should be handmade, if possible. I got my husband’s bestie, who just happened to have his gallbladder out a couple of weeks ago, and I was all, “THAT’S PERFECT! I’LL DO THAT.”

So I did that. This is Stanley the gallbladder!

“A gallbladder looks like a pear?”

Well, yes. Basically. I went a-googlin’ for images, and I got a ton of different shapes. It looked like a penis, it looked like an eggplant, but the most common shape was the pear-esque shape, so… Stanley.

PATTERN! Gauge- no. I used an E-hook with worsted weight yarn, but for reals, just as long as it’s tight enough to keep your stitches in.

Gallbladder – stuff as you go
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st (6)
2) ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, join with sl st (12)
3) ch 1, *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (18)
4) ch 1, *sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (24)
5) ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (30)
6) ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (36)
7) ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around, join with sl st (42)
8-14) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (42)
15) ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (36)
16) ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (30)
17) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (30)
18) ch 1, *sc in next 8 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (27)
19) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (27)
20) ch 1, *sc in next 7 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (24)
21) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (24)
22) ch 1, *sc in next 6 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (21)
23) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (21)
24) ch 1, *sc in next 5 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (18)
25-27) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (18)
28) ch 1, *sc in next 4 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (15)
29) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st (15)
30) ch 1, *sc in next 3 sc, dec over 2 sc* around, join with sl st (12)
31) ch 1, dec over 2 sc around, join with sl st (6)
32-37) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st, finish off rnd 37, do not sew closed (6)

Common Bile Duct
1) ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring. ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with sl st (6)
2-9) ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with sl st, finish off rnd 9, do not sew closed (6)

Eyes – make 2
1) ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st, finish off (6)

Assembly
Sew rnd 37 of gallbladder to middle of common bile duct as shown. Sew eyes to gallbladder, embroider mouth. Weave in all ends.

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2 responses to “Stanley

  1. Love it!! So nice to find another yarner as crazy as me!! lol 😀

  2. I was literally looking through Pinterest for a gallbladder pattern like this, for a friend who is having theirs removed in a few weeks. This is perfect!

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