Picture of Crochet Locutus

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).

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Step 1: What you will need

Picture of 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

Step 2: His head

Picture of His head
finished head.JPG

With off-white yarn.
Rnd 1: Magic Circle 6
Rnd 2: 2sc in each (12sts)
Rnd 3: 2sc in first sc, sc in next, repeat (18sts)
Rnd 4-8: sc in sc (18sts)
Rnd 9: sc2tog in first, sc in next, repeat (12sts). Stuff head.
Rnd 10: sc2tog in each
Fasten off. Leave tail.

Step 3: His torso

Picture of His torso

With black yarn.
Rnd 1: Magic Circle 6
Rnd 2: 2sc in each (12sts)
Rnd 3: 2sc in first, sc in next, repeat (18sts)
Rnd 4: 2sc in first, sc, sc, repeat (24sts)
Rnd 5-11: sc in sc (24sts)
Rnd 12: bpsc in each sc (24sts)
Rnd 13: sc2tog in first sc, sc, sc, sc, repeat (18sts)
Rnd 14 sc2tog in first sc, sc, sc, repeat (12sts). Stuff torso
Rnd 15: sc2tog in rest
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
NameAnxiety5 months ago

I am Locutest, of Borg.

Seriously though, this is amazing. The electronic bits were a nice touch.

Ninzerbean1 year ago
I love Jean Luc and I love this
ChrysN (author)  Ninzerbean1 year ago
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... :)
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.
Crochet Jean-Luc is pretty awesome. Nuff said.
ChrysN (author)  astroboy9071 year ago
ccase iii1 year ago
Congrats, you just won instructables! Fantastic work.
How can something so adorable want to assimilate Earth?
I think this came out great, and I loved this episode of TNG. What an original idea!
ChrysN (author)  mikeasaurus1 year ago
Thanks! That is the problem with crochet, everything ends up looking cute.
bram22021 year ago
I've got one word for this.. Epic!!!
ChrysN (author)  bram22021 year ago
-sharpie-1 year ago
Just saw this and loved it!!!