Crochet IV Drip Pole

It's hard to believe it's hasn't even been a month yet since my daughter broke her leg. It was a scary first week after she broke her leg as we did not know if she would need corrective surgery. Turns out she is healing up fine w/o surgery and soon will have the cast removed!

During this time the days have flown by with hospital visits, x-rays and of course designing this amigurumi hospital series.. after all one must find the amigurumi inspirations during these tough times!

Since I made my first crocheted wheelchair I have received some of the most heart warming messages from people all over the world who have been in or are in wheelchairs or have loved ones in wheelchairs. It has been a truly touching and a humbling time for me. My heart goes out to all those of you who are dealing with crippling injuries, whether it's temporary like my own daughter's injury or be it a lifelong journey. May you all find physical and emotional healing.

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Copyright 2014 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go - All rights reserved

Supplies List:
Grey worsted weight Red heart Super Saver Yarn
White worsted weight Red heart Super Saver Yarn
3.75 mm crochet hook
yarn needle
18 gauge florist stem wire (3 pieces 18 inches long)
pliers with wire cutters
1 pipe cleaner
Optional - small scrap piece of fabric and fabric glue
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
f/o = finish off

Click here for the full video tutorial ~ the video was filmed in the following order:
  • Introduction including supplies list
  • How to start each tube (includes how to bury the starting yarn tail into the 2nd row)
  • Making each tube (includes how to finish off each one as well)
  • Getting the wire cut, shaped and ready for inserting into the main pole
  • Sewing the main pole and the top bar together
  • Inserting the wire
  • Sewing the 3 legs to the main pole
  • Making the IV Bags (includes how to start/end the 1st 3 rows & bury the starting yarn tail)
  • Cutting and gluing on the first aid crosses
  • Making and assembling the cuff and chains
  • Attaching the bags to the pole

Main Pole: Make one with grey
1) magic circle with 5sc (5)
2-24) 1sc in each st for 23 rows
f/o and leave a long tail for sewing

Top Bar That Holds The Bags:
make one with grey
1) magic circle with 5sc (5)
2-10) 1sc in each st for 9 rows
At the end of row 10  bend a pipe cleaner in half and push it to the end of the tube. Pull the open end of the yarn back just a bit and cut the excess pipe cleaner off then sl st across to close up the end of the tube and f/o. Hide the yarn tail inside the tube

Bottom *Legs*: make three with grey
1) magic circle with 5sc (5)
2-7) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
f/o and hide 2 of the yarn tails inside the legs. f/o and leave a long tail for sewing on the 3rd leg which you will use to sew all 3 legs to the bottom of the main tube

Assembly of  Drip Pole in order:
1) make all the tubes
2) bend and measure out the wire inserts for the main pole (see video on how to do this part)
3) sew the top bar to the main pole
4) insert wire into the main pole
5) sew on bottom legs

Bag: Make 1 or 2 (depending how many you want to hang from the pole) with white - for rows 3-13 remember to ch1 and turn at the end of every row and start the next row with the 2nd st from the hook
1) ch6
2) starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (5)
3-13) 1sc in each st for 11 rows
f/o and leave a long tail fore sewing.
Fold the piece in half. Sew up the 2 open edges, leave the top edge open for stuffing. Once stuffed then stitch the open edge closed. Weave the yarn tail to the middle and then push your crochet hook through both sides, grab the yarn tail, pull it through and ch 6 then f/o leaving a long tail for sewing to the pole. View the video tutorial if this part is confusing.

Wrist Cuff: make one with white - for rows 3-11 remember to ch1 and turn at the end of every row and start the next row with the 2nd st from the hook
1) ch3
2) starting with the 2nd ch from the hook, 1sc in each ch (2)
3-11) 1sc in each st for 9 rows (you can add more rows if needed)
fold piece in half, sc through both side across the top edge 3 times then chain 50. f/o leaving a tail for sewing to the bag

You can attach the 2 IV bags with a chain of 15. Once you ch 15 then f/o with a long yarn tail that you will weave in and out along the longer chain then sew to the bag itself.

Please view video on how to assemble and sew the bags and their chains

I hope you  enjoyed this pattern!
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  1. You're amazing. You still have time to publish so many patterns and write here, I am really admiring you! Have to work on my laziness, I guess...

    1. thanks so much! I appreciate your kind comments. I do a lot of my work at night when I should be sleeping, and this last month my mother has helped me out a lot by taking my youngest son quite a bit so I could get the wheelchair pattern published and the related patterns for it. I couldn't have done this without help from my family!

  2. thank you for taking the time to write this up and share it with us!!! I know several young people who will love this- its not often that toys come along that acknowledge that some folks need the "tool" of a wheelchair. Glad that your daughter will not have to have surgery!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  4. Hi, I just wanted to say that i love your patterns and you are by far my favourite pattern designer :) I was also wondering if you would consider making a armchair/couch pattern?
    thank you for all your lovely patterns and your time :)

  5. Hi, thx for your wonderful crochets and training. would you mind please training how to crochet tiger? Thx for everything <3

  6. Thanks so much for the wheelchair pattern. My son has a degenerative muscle disease and it is nice to find something he can relate to. Very much appreciated.

  7. Thanks for the pattern. I am part of the Feel Better Friends group and we often receive requests for wheelchairs so this will be very helpful?


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