Wednesday, February 23, 2011

AMPUTEE'S STUMP COVERS


This isn't my preferred "stump cover", I like the knit one. That said, people who don't knit want to make them for vets as well, so here you go.
AMPUTEE'S STUMP COVERS


NOTES:
1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. When joining with a slipstitch, pull the slipstitch tight.
3. Always use a soft washable yarn.

LEG COVER:

SIZE:
To fit above the knee amputees
20-23 inches around, 12 inches long

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 4 ounces
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (if you crochet loosely use a H hook)

Chain 5 and join to form a loop, ch 2 (don’t count as a dc of the next round)

ROUND 1: 12 dc in loop and over tail, join with a slipstitch, ch 2 (12 sts) (remember to not count the ch 2 as a dc)

Pull tail tight to close hole.

ROUND 2: 2 dc in ea st, join with a slipstitch. (24 sts)

ROUND 3: Ch 2, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (36 sts)

ROUND 4: Ch 2, (dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (48 sts)

ROUND 5: Ch 2, (dc in 7 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (54 sts)

ROUND 6: Ch 1, sc in ea st, join with a slipstitch. (54 sts)

ROUND 7: Ch 2, (dc in 8 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (60 sts)

ROUND 8: Ch 1, sc in ea st, slipstitch around first dc as if to front post, be sure to skip the ch 2. (60 sts)

ROUND 9: Ch 3, *bpdc, around next dc, fpdc around next dc*, repeat from * around. Bpdc, around last dc, ending with slip stitch around ch 3, as if to front post. (60 sts)

Repeat round 9 until it measures approximately 12 inches from start.

Fasten off and weave in end.

SMALLER LEG COVER:

SIZE: To fit below the knee amputees
17-20 inches around, 12 inches long

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 4 ounces
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (if you crochet loosely use a H hook)

Chain 5 and join to form a loop, ch 2 (don’t count as a dc of the next round)

ROUND 1: 12 dc in loop and over tail, join with a slipstitch, ch 2 (12 sts) (remember to not count the ch 2 as a dc)

Pull tail tight to close hole.

ROUND 2: 2 dc in ea st, join with a slipstitch. (24 sts)

ROUND 3: Ch 2, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (36 sts)

ROUND 4: Ch 2, (dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (48 sts)

ROUND 5: Ch 2, (dc in 11 st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (52 sts)

ROUND 6: Ch 1, sc in ea st, join with a slipstitch. (52 sts)

ROUND 7: Ch 3, *bpdc, around next st, fpdc around next st*, repeat from * around. Bpdc, around last st, ending with slipstitch around ch 3, as if to front post. (52 sts)

Repeat round 7 until it measures approximately 12 inches from start.

Fasten off and weave in end.



WRIST OR ANKLE COVER:

SIZE:
To fit foot or hand amputees
12-14 inches around, 9 inches long

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn, approximately 2 ounces
I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (if you crochet loosely use a H hook)

Chain 5 and join to form a loop, ch 2 (don’t count as a dc of the next round)

ROUND 1: 12 dc in loop and over tail, join with a slipstitch, ch 2 (12 sts) (remember to not count the ch 2 as a dc)

Pull tail tight to close hole.

ROUND 2: 2 dc in ea st, join with a slipstitch. (24 sts)

ROUND 3: Ch 2, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) repeat around, join with a slipstitch. (36 sts)

ROUND 4: Ch 1, sc in ea st, join with a slipstitch. (36 sts)

ROUND 5: Ch 1, sc in ea st, slipstitch around first dc as if to front post, be sure to skip the ch 2. (36 sts)

ROUND 6: Ch 3, *bpdc, around next dc, fpdc around next dc*, repeat from * around. Bpdc, around last dc, ending with slip stitch around ch 3, as if to front post. (36 sts)

Repeat round 6 until it measures approximately 9 inches from start.

Fasten off and weave in end.

Comments:
Bless your heart for sharing patterns. I have just now found your blog, I am very interested in the baby diaper covers, lately they have been called Soakers or the shorties are really cute, I also saw your instructions on felting the hat, I would like to felt diaper soakers and am having a problem with what kind of yarn, I love your pattern http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2010/04/suzies-girly-diaper-cover.html

My problem is my yarn is so very thick that I think felting it would turn it into board like material. I have no clue as to how to adjust patterns, My 12 month old grandbaby would really like me to get this right, do you have any suggestions? I used Alpine wool Lion brand #5 and red heart full of sheep #4 and Patons classic wool #4 all with the same results seems way too thick :-(
#g hook, very similar to your pattern , I crochet only thanks for any responce,
Wanda C
 
Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool can be felted so that it isn't stiff. I've had problems with it not being stiff enough for a few projects.
 
I was looking for a golf club cover patter when I ran across this post. I've seen "charity projects" for hats for deployed troops. It never occurred to me something like this was needed. What an awesome idea! Thank you so much for posting!!!
 
my friend is in need of a stomp cover for his foot i was looking everywhere ty so much
 
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