Some of you knew I was working on a crochet Link, I needed some help with his ears (thanks Bunniebard!) and working in rows...
Now he's finally done! Party designed by me and with a little help from two patterns. Tanoshimou translated a Japanese Link pattern with a Link with a movable head. I wanted that too and also liked the boots she made. I changed both into shapes and sizes I liked better but had a great example! I also used the Nerdigurumi Toon Link pattern a bit, to learn how to make a vest. I changed the Nerdigurumi vest and liked the hat from that pattern too, also changed that, made it a bit wider till the end and longer. The shield from that pattern is perfect in my opinion, so I just made that one. Because I wanted to attach the shield and sword permanently to my Link, I didn't make the shield blade but an own designed sheath and her handle. So, in the end only the belt medallion, sword handle and the shield are as same as the patterns.
My goal was to make an unique and new Link. But because I'm still quite new to crocheting, I was grateful I could use these patterns as examples! I think I reached my goal though
. And ooh, the face was a tricky part! I wanted to give him the toon Link eyes, because he's supposed to be Wind Waker Link. It took a while before I was content with the them, tried things like felt eyes and embroidered eyes, but liked this the best. I painted a piece of felt with acrylic die to make it feel more steady and pinned safety eyes in them. The nose mouth and eyebrows took also a while. Link looked from a complete dork to an anry chap before I got the final expression.
Anyway, I hope you guys like him! C&C is very welcome! I now have written and posted the pattern on my blog. The link is below the pictures!
Here he is:
Thanks for watching.
And here you can find the pattern