This girl has had more injuries than both of her brothers combined! Ugh! My sweet Zoe was jumping on the trampoline at gymnastics class and landed wrong on her right leg. We just left the pediatric orthopedist and it looks like she broke her tibia. This might mean she will be hanging out at home with me for awhile until she can get used these crutches or we figure out another way for her to get around (we are considering a wheelchair or stroller). She currently can’t bear any weight on her right leg.
The first request I got was to crochet crutch covers! I went straight for my Caron Chunky Cakes yarn which is super bulky and soft. Plus it has the perfect colors that add some pizzazz to the metal crutches. In fact, I might just have to yarn bomb the rest of the crutches to make them as pretty as possible for my princess!
– Caron Chunky Cakes Yarn. Shop colors HERE
– Size I Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle
Crutch Cover Pattern: Make 2
Chain 21, SC in second chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, make 4 SC in last chain, now working on other side of chain, SC in each stitch down backside of chain, make 4 SC in last chain, join to first SC, chain 1 (46 SC)
Round 2: SC in first 20, 2 SC in next 3, SC in next 20, 2 SC in last 3, join, chain 1
Round 3-5: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (52 SC)
Round 6: SC in first 20, SC Decrease 3 times, SC in next 20, SC Decrease 3 times, join, chain 1
Round 7: SC in first 18, SC Decrease in next, SC, SC Decrease in next, SC in last 18, join, chain 1
Round 8-12: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (42 SC)
Round 13: *Skip a stitch, 4 DC in next, skip a stitch, slip stitch to join to next stitch, repeat from * around making 9 scallops.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Knee brace for now. We are going to wait and see if the whole leg needs to be casted. Send your positive thoughts and prayers to Zoe for a quick healing. At least she’s in good spirits!