Please bear with me.. this is the first time I have ever tried to write a pattern. It has not been tested either, so all feedback is greatly appreciated and will go to improving the pattern (not to mention my pattern writing skills)
Patons Jet- colour number 8 variegated reds x1
Spotlight Basics Entwine- colour number 231 variegated purples x1
Set of 4 9mm dpns for placenta
2 6mm dpns for icord umbilical cord
(I used a long circular with the work divided into three sections)
4 stitch markers
Fleece, hobby fill or waste yarn for stuffing
Worked in the round all in one piece
R1 kfb each stitch. Arrange stitches on 3 dpns, using a marker after the first stitch to indicate the start of round [12 stitches]
R3 *k1 kfp k1 kfb k1* continue this pattern for the round [18 stitches]
R5 *k1 kfb k3 kfb k1* as above 
R7 *k1 kfb k5 kfb k1* continue 
Continue increasing 6 stitches in this pattern every second round until the placenta reaches the desired circumference
Purl 1 round for a defined edge
R1 *knit to halfway along dpn k2tog pm knit to last two stitches on dpn k2tog* repeat on other two dpns
R3 *k to 2 stitches before marker k2tog sm k to 2 stitches k2tog* repeat
Continue decreasing this way until there are 12 stitches left.
Cut the two strands of yarn about 1 meter in length (longer if you want a longer umbilical cord)
Thread both strands of wool on a tapestry needle and run the needle through the stitches.
Remove 1 strand from the needle and thread the remaining one through a further 6 stitches.
Don't pull tightly yet as you will need to stuff the placenta.
Using desired fill, lightly stuff the placenta through the hole.
Picking up stitches either side of 1st strand, make an icord. Repeat for second icord. As I mentioned, the wools I used were two different sizes so to make the icord the same size I used 4 stitches for the red and 3 for the purple.
Once icord reaches desired length thread the remaining yarn through tapestry needle, run the yarn through the stitches, pull and secure.
Wrap icords around each other and sew together.To help the fill stay in place, sew the top and bottom together with just a couple of stitches along each decrease line.
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