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Crochet by Midknight
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Hot Pink DA-LEK 
30th-Jun-2007 10:02 am
DW- Jedi!Rose
I finally finished it! My daughters Hot Pink and Black Dalek.
This one is completely my design, it is more models from the new series Dalek models.
I am very happy with the way the arms and eye stalk turned out this time and I figured out a way to "stiffen" them with still keeping them child friendly. I am happy with the "chest plate" area between the arms. I love post stitches! The entire body was made in one piece, with the plunger cup, the actual "eye", and the "voice lights" made separately, then sewn on.
To give a little more stability at the base, I cut out a piece of plastic canvas, and inserted it after stuffing, then crocheted around it. My first one turned in to a "weeble" after my son started to carry it around more lol Every time I look at it, all that I can hear in my head is "Weeble wobble, but they don't fall down" LOL

My daughter actually squee'd for the first time over one of my crocheted projects for her and it was when I showed her what I did with the eye. I made a "lens" for it, by sewing in a transparent cobalt blue size 6 seed bead in to the crocheted "eye". I wish that I was able to get a close up picture of the eye, but my camera sucks, being that its my phone and I haven't anything else.

I apologize for how poorly these came out. I even tried to touch them up on my photoshop, but it didn't work as well as I hoped.






I hope to have my notes on the pattern "translated" and posted within the next week or two.

cross posted to who_knits and my personal LJ
Comments 
30th-Jun-2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
This is brilliant!
Mind if I link from my own knitting blog?
1st-Jul-2007 01:00 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I don't mind at all! Thanks for asking :)
27th-Jul-2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is really funny!! I crochet too (well, used to) but have never thought of crocheting a dalek!! (Have you crocheted a Tardis yet?? I must go and look!!
27th-Jul-2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Not yet, the TARDIS is next on my list to crochet lol
I have a few Who-inspired things that I want to crochet :)

A friend of mine in who_knits and I are planning on designing a full sized Knit TARDIS lol The nice thing is that we live in the same area and shop in the same yarn store lol

She is going to do the knitting part and I am going to do the diagrams and graphs lol
14th-Sep-2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely brilliant, easily the best crocheted Dalek I've seen. Any chance of posting the pattern soon? This would make the perfect Christmas present for my friend.
15th-Sep-2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! I made this one because I really didn't like the other patterns "out there".

I am really hoping to get the pattern written up, but I can't find my notes that I wrote when I made that one *headdesk*

So, I am going back though the process of trying to remember how I made that one and trying to recreate it between my paying jobs (I am restoring an antique thread crocheted bedspread and teaching crochet classes right now). I wish I could guarantee that I would have it done soon, but I can't right now.

Keep a watch out though because when I do finally get it written, I will be posting (and cross-posting) it, along with better pictures (I hope)

:)
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