Anatomical Crochet Body Parts Patterns for Studying Biology

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A crocheted heart, a brain, and a pink teddy bear.
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Biology is one of the hardest subjects in school. If your child is struggling to learn all the terminology and important facts, there’s a way to help. We’ve put together some anatomical toy models for you. They are realistic and reproduce the shape and structure of real human organs. Plus, they’re not so scary when they’re plus, so your child will have an easier time learning the organs and their names. Another idea is to use these free crochet body parts patterns for making gifts for your friends – doctors and biologists. Give it a try!

Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Thoracic Vertebrae

An anatomically correct human spine in the form of a crochet toy. This unusual crochet project is a nice way to remember the number of bones in the human spine and its structure. Plus, the realistic size shows how large the size of the grown man is compared to a child. Not as scary as it looks and actually easy to crochet with a free spine pattern.

  • DESIGNED by L Hodgins
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a crocheted thoracic vertebrae

Photos by L Hodgins / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on anatomicalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Anatomical Lungs

These realistic crocheted lungs are far better than any model in the classroom. They’re just as anatomically correct, but much funnier and more pleasant to touch. It may not be for play or everyday use, but it’s nice to show your child the structure of the human lungs without scaring them. The project is made in pieces and then sewn together.

  • DESIGNED by L Hodgins
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A picture of crocheted lungs

Photos by L Hodgins / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on anatomicalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Mini Anatomical Heart Amigurumi

This tiny crocheted heart makes a great keychain, and it’s anatomically correct. Such a cute piece is a nice way to let your little one understand what the real heart looks like. Plus, this pattern is very easy and quick to make. Nice gift for cardiologists or any other doctor. You can also use up your leftover yarn and put it to good use. The heart is not completely correct, of course, but it gives a good general understanding.

  • DESIGNED by Lacy Moss
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A crocheted heart with a blue and red heart.

Photos by Lacy Moss / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Cerebrum

A realistic human brain can be made with your hands, a crochet hook, and a bit of yarn. One of the most amazing anatomical patterns, not only for educational purposes, but also for decoration. If you like your decorations to be a bit eclectic, or if you have a biologist friend, it’s a nice thing to do. And of course, it’s useful in the classroom.

  • DESIGNED by L Hodgins
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two pictures of a crocheted brain.

Photos by L Hodgins / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on anatomicalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Lumbar Vertebrae

This anatomical toy is part of the spine series. Like the others, it’s great for biology classes and simply to help your little one better understand the anatomy of the human body and not be afraid of it. The pattern is easy to follow and the project is quite interesting to work on. Save it along with others in the series.

  • DESIGNED by L Hodgins
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A crocheted spine.

Photos by L Hodgins / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on anatomicalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Blood Drop

A cute crocheted blood drop toy that will make a great decoration in science class. It would also make a nice gift for a blood donor, so if you have one, spend some time making it. The pattern is really simple and doesn’t take much time to complete. Also, it’s quite a meditative experience to make such simple things.

  • DESIGNED by Jackie Laing
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pair of crocheted blood drops in human body parts.

Photos by Jackie Laing / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on amidorablecrochet.ca, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Anatomically Correct Skull

If you’ve been dreaming of a decorative skull after reading Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, this project is for you. The pattern will allow you to make a full-size, anatomically correct human skull. You will need some additional equipment, so be sure to check the requirements before you begin. The project is interesting to work on and will certainly improve your skills.

  • DESIGNED by L Hodgins
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Two different angles of a textured crochet decorative skull on a checkered background.

Photos by anatomicalcrochet / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on anatomicalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Life-size Skeleton Arm

Another anatomical project that will get you closer to making a life-size crocheted skeleton. Although the pattern looks a little creepy, it’s actually interesting to make. You will see how your hand is constructed, but this time not in the books, but on the real model. The pattern is generally simple, but requires good concentration.

  • DESIGNED by L Hodgins
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Crocheted body parts: a skeleton hand and arm on a beige fabric surface.

Photos by anatomicalcrochet / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on anatomicalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. Large Intestine

This project allows you to create an anatomically correct replica of the large intestine. Perfect for biology enthusiasts or students looking for a creative way to study anatomy. The pattern is engaging and informative, making learning fun and hands-on. The pattern is easy to follow and is suitable for everyone.

  • DESIGNED by L Hodgins
  • PROJECT TYPE anatomic toys
  • CRAFT crochet
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Handcrafted peach-colored crocheted pillow shaped like human body parts with decorative white trim.

Photos by L Hodgins / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on anatomicalcrochet.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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