Monday, April 15, 2013

Entering the "End"




Here's the first of many Minecraft inspired creations. The best part about Minecraft is that once you have a solid square form to make the head and bodies, you can make just about anything in the game. My kids LOVE it! More to come. 
Let me know if you find any problems.

Enjoy!

Minecraft Enderman

Notions:
A: Worsted weight yarn - Black
Crochet hook size F
Yarn Needle
Light-weight cardboard or plastic canvas
Scissors
Polyester fiber-fill stuffing
A small bit of white felt
A small bit of purple felt
Fabric Glue

Head:
With A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6 sc
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc
Rnd 3: *sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 20 sc
Rnd 4: *sc in 4 sc; 3 sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 28 sc
Rnd 5: sl st in next sc, ch 1, sc around TBL – 28 sc
Rnd 6: sc in ch-1 sp, then sc around as normal – 28 sc
Rnd 7 – 12: Repeat Rnd 6 – 28 sc
Fasten off with sl st . Weave in end.
Head Lid:
Repeat Rnds 1-4 above – 28 sc
Sl st to fasten off,  leaving a long tail to sew to head with.

Finishing head: 
1. Using the Head Lid as a pattern, cut out 6 squares from light-weight cardboard. (I used a soda box. You could also use plastic canvas.)
2. Place one square inside the Head on the bottom. You may need to trim your square’s sides a bit. I also rounded the corners by snipping off the pointy tips.
      3. Begin stuffing the Head. As you stuff, slide the 4 side pieces in as the stuffing gets to the top. The stuffing will hold the squares in place.
      4. Take the Head Lid and begin sewing it to the top of the larger Head piece. When you get to the final side, slide the last piece of cardboard into the Head on top of the stuffing. Finish sewing the Head Lid on.
Weave in end.  Set aside.

Body: (pattern begins at bottom of Body)
With A, ch 7.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch to end. Do NOT turn.
Row 2: In same ch, make 3 sc. Working in back loops of foundation ch, sc in next 4 loops. In last loop before end, make 3 sc – 16 sc.
Begin working in the round.
Rnd 1: sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc – 20 sc.
Rnd 2: sc through back loop (TBL) in each sc around – 20 sc.
Rnd 3: sc in each sc around as normal – 20 sc.
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 3 until body measures 2 inches.
Fasten off. Weave in end.
Body Lid:
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 above, then repeat Round 1 above – 20 sc.
Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to body with.

Finishing Body:  Stuff large body piece firmly. Sew body lid to top. Set aside.

Arms and Legs – make 4:
With A, ch 42.
Single crochet in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
(These Arms and Legs will curl around. If you’d like them to be straighter, try knitting I-cord or get each arm/leg wet with a spray bottle, stretch until straight and allow to dry.)

Finishing Enderman:
 1. Center Head onto Body. Sew around to secure.
       2. Sew Arms onto sides of upper Body.
       3. Sew Legs onto bottom of Body.
4     4. Cut 2 thin rectangles out of white felt. (Each rectangle is about as wide as a row of single crochets and about 4 sc long.)  Cut 2 small purple squares out of purple felt. (Each square is as wide as the rectangle and 1 sc long.)
       5. Glue the purple square onto the white rectangle and then onto the lower part of the head. (I centered mine on top of one row of single crochet.)

PS - You can even make a Ender-woman. Just add a bow from my tutorial found here and fancy it up!
Not so scary now are ya??!!



Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Minecraft and Mojang Co. 
I have not been compensated for this creation. 
Please do not sell this creation for profit. For personal use only.

~ S

5 comments:

  1. Love it love it love it, must make one today for my son who is absolutly obsessed with minecraft, thanks for taking the time to post this pattern it is great. I thought about using plastic milk containers cut in to squares after reading your clever idea with cardboard. Think I might try to use your square pattern and make a couple of creepers, the ideas are endless. I would love to see any more of your creations for minecraft and patterns if you have the time. Thanks again from me and the boys. Jules

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  2. What a great idea to use the milk containers! I just might try that one too!
    And...you are most welcome.
    See you around.
    ~ S

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  3. My boys asked for Minecraft plush and they are $$$ and very small. So thanks to you and another kind soul on Ravelry, I will be making my own. This is adorable and instructions are very easy to follow. Merci beaucoup!

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  4. Do you have the pattern for the enderman crocheted hat you have shown in your blog? When I click it I get a message that the blog was removed. If you will share please email to nina2eta3@gmail.com. Thank you.

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    1. Hi friend,
      Thanks for you comment on my blog. I haven't been able to locate the link that you mentioned in your comment. I'm not sure where I even mentioned the top hat. lol
      Nevertheless, I made the hat out of two pieces. A flat circle and a tube.

      Circle:
      With hat color, ch 2.
      Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first ch. Place marker in first st for beg of rnd; move marker up as each rnd is completed.
      Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
      Rnd 3: *2 sc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * around – 18 sts.
      Fasten off and weave in ends.
      (You could make the base smaller or bigger just by changing the amount of stitches you increase or decrease.)

      Tube:
      With hat color, ch 8-10 (you need to choose the amount of sts here depending on how wide or narrow the hat needs to be)
      Slst into last chain to create a circle.
      Rnd 1: Sc into all chains around.
      Rnd 2- 10+: Continue sc in each sc around until the hat is as tall as you'd like it to be.
      Fasten off and weave in one end, leaving a long tail to sew top on with.

      Top of hat:
      Using the circle motif above create a flat circle the same diameter as the tube, increasing or decreasing depending on the size of your hat tube. Then fasten off and sew onto the top of the tube.

      I did stuff the hat to make it sturdier. I also cut out a small circle from some lightweight cardboard and inserted it into the top of the hat for structure. To attach it to the head of the Enderman you could do two things: one, would be to sew it on as a permanent application or two, attach a snap to the head and the other side to the hat, then it can be removed as wished. My son chose to have the snap.

      If you have any further questions, please let me know. I hope this helps.
      Sincerely,
      Stephanie Ripley
      A is for Amigurumi

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