Introduction: Amigurumi and the Perils of Space Exploration


The ocean isn't the only place full of danger! Follow along as our intrepid astronaut explores the starry unknown.


All items were made and designed by me using my Clover Soft Touch US Size E (3.5 mm) hook, and stuffed using polyester fiberfill. Some of the crochet patterns which I used here are available online, and I have included links where applicable. Some patterns have not yet been released. :)


Also, because I am exceedingly lazy, the speech bubbles were made using a tool available here:
http://wigflip.com/ds/


Astronaut :
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Measures about 4.5" tall.
Made using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Almond and Charcoal
Pattern is not yet available, but a ready-made astronaut is available here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/48529352/amigurumi-astronaut


Rocketship:
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Measures about 4.5" across at its widest point, and 8" long from tip to the end of the flame
Made using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Stone, Maize, Terracotta, and Charcoal
Pattern is not yet available, but a ready-made rocketship is available here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/48529806/amigurumi-rocketship


Robot:
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Measures about 3" tall.
Made using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Almond, althrough really, the color of yarn doesn't matter. The finished crocheted robot was covered in layer of gesso, then spray painted with silver metallic paint, and given a wash of darker pigment to bring out the texture. Washers and screws were added once the paint was dried. (The screws can be screwed directly into the finished item)


Effectively the same as the pattern available here:
http://needlenoodles.com/home/node/140


Which is, in turn, based on a pattern available in my book, Creepy Cute Crochet.


Space Worm:
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Measures about 4.75" across at the mouth and 22" long.
Made using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Hazelnut, Almond, and Golden Glow
Pattern not yet available, but a ready-made space worm is available here:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/48858033/crocheted-space-worm

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bethany42 made it! (author)2011-07-13

I love it! Crisp clean lines and full round shapes and good complimentary symmetry. Nice tight stitches. These are pieces that I would pay money for or invest my time in reproducing with pleasure.

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Asa J made it! (author)2011-06-15

You're my hero, these are great!

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legolord96 made it! (author)2011-03-10

Great work, I'm eagerly awaiting some patters :)

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maxm2820 made it! (author)2011-03-10

AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks for making me giggle! That's fantastic!

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Lettucehead made it! (author)2010-08-07

You are one fantastic crocheter! Keep making your awesome slideshows, they're the best!

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kcls made it! (author)2010-06-04

This is a great sequel to "The perils of deep sea diving"! I can't wait for the next one.   Great Job!

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laxap made it! (author)2010-06-03

I totally love your crochet cartoons!
Can't wait for the next one!!!
Fav, 5*

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Jayefuu made it! (author)2010-06-03

Never before have I thought "I want that <insert crochet item here>!". Until I saw that worm! I want one :)

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canida made it! (author)2010-06-03

Oh, fabulous! 

Though is relative mustache location really the biggest concern when you meet yourself from another dimension?

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mikeasaurus made it! (author)2010-06-02

want more worm!nom nom

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kelseymh made it! (author)2010-06-02

Most excellent!  A terrific followup for your deep-sea diver :-)

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whamodyne made it! (author)2010-06-01

Have I mentioned recently just how utterly made of the Awesome you are?

This is fantastic.

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