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.
A: Worsted weight yarn - Black
Crochet hook size F
Light-weight cardboard or plastic canvas
Polyester fiber-fill stuffing
A small bit of white felt
A small bit of purple felt
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.
Repeat Rnds 1-4 above – 28 sc
Sl st to fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to head with.
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.
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.)
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.