Recently the two part episode of Star Trek the Next Generation called  Best of Both Worlds was released on DVD.  If you are a fan of Star Trek :TNG you would remember this episode as the one were Captain Picard is assimilated by the Borg and becomes Locutus.  As I was watching these episodes I was inspired to make a crochet Locutus.  My Locutus has a working laser on the side of his head and his arm prosthetic has a small motor that spins a claw (see video below).

Step 1: What you will need

Yarn weight 4:
  • Black
  • Off-white colour
  • Small amount of grey yarn or embroidery thread (for eyebrows)
  • 2.25mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needles
  • 5mm doll eyes and small piece of grey felt
  • Black felt
  • Silver and gold metallic paint
  • Black wire
  • Glue
  • Small laser pointer
  • 3V (CR2016) and two 1.5V button battery (LR44H and LR1120)
  • Black wire
  • Battery holder
  • Electric tooth brush (I used a Oral-B Cross Action)
  • Needle nose pliers, soldering iron
Here is the nomenclature that I used for the crochet pattern (these are US stitches see link for conversion to UK):

            Rnd         round
            ch(s)       chain stitch(s)
            sc            single crochet
            fp            front post
            hdc          half double crochet
            bp           back post
            sl st         slip stitch
            st(s)        stitch(s)
            sc2tog    decrease by crocheting 2 stitches together
I love Jean Luc and I love this
Thanks, he is my favorite Star Trek captain.
When I was pregnant I told people I was going to name the baby Jean Luc, boy or girl.
Hahaha... Did you do it? I keep telling people if I had kids, I would probably end up naming them Kirk, Picard, or Janeway. Maybe Archer if I had a lot of kids (forgot DS9 names... oh well). But so far, Picard is my favorite captain. I feel so weird liking a television series more than 10 years older than me... :)
<p>what about guinan?</p>
I know some people who named their daughter Dax and they had never seen DS9. And no, I didn't do it, if I had been prescient I would have named my son Q.
<p>the best part of that is that it works</p>
<p>I am Locutest, of Borg.</p><p>Seriously though, this is amazing. The electronic bits were a nice touch.</p>
Crochet Jean-Luc is pretty awesome. Nuff said.
Congrats, you just won instructables! Fantastic work.
How can something so adorable want to assimilate Earth? <br />I think this came out great, and I loved this episode of TNG. What an original idea!
Thanks! That is the problem with crochet, everything ends up looking cute.
I've got one word for this.. Epic!!!
Just saw this and loved it!!!

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