Crochet Band-Aid Pattern

My kids are suddenly into playing doctor…it might have something to do with their new interest in the show Doc McStuffins :) Little brother calls this game “time for your check-up.” I found a doctor kit for $3 at Toys-R-Us but it was missing one of the most important items… the band-aids! A crochet version was easy to make and worked perfectly. You can pretty much make these in a variety of sizes just by crocheting different widths and lengths of single crochet stitches.

Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable (sold at Michaels) in soft taupe, white, and a bit of red if you want to stitch on a heart.
– Size G Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
– Velcro sticky back circles
Optional:
– My First Doctor Kit
– ArtMinds Wood Box (found at Michaels in the wood crafts section)

Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet

Band-Aid Crochet Pattern:
Chain 4, SC in second chain from hook and in last two chains, chain 1, turn
Row 2-14: SC in each stitch across, chain 1, turn (3 SC)
Feel free to continue SC rows to make longer.
After last row continue to SC around the edges. Join, fasten off and weave in ends.
To make thinner/wider band-aids, start with more or less chains.

White Band-Aid Gauze Pattern:
Same pattern as above except only make about 3 rows.

Before sewing on the white gauze to the band-aid, you can use your tapestry needle to stitch on a small heart on the top of the bandage. 
Then sew on the white gauze. I only sewed two of the sides down and made sure my stitches showed through the top (kind of like a regular band-aid would look like).

Next take your sticky velcro and put one piece on the top and the other on the opposite side on the bottom. You can reinforce by using hot glue or by sewing it down. 
Paint a medical cross symbol on your wood box and fill with doctor supplies!

Your new crochet band-aids will for sure take the ouchies away :)
And speaking of Doc McStuffins, ever notice the lovely crochet afghan in her living room?! :)

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  1. says

    Great idea and save to play with. I am going to make these in different sizes. Also in White like a bandage.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Love, Margaret

  2. says

    How great is that? My boys are always wanting bandaids for their toys and this is way better than giving them the bandaids from the medicine cabinet. LOL!

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