I'm new here, so I'm hoping you'll all be gentle
Anyways, to the subject of the thread. I've been crocheting for over two years and it's high time I start working on developing my own pattern!
Here is the subject of my crochet devotion http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/nyan-cat-pop-tart-cat, Nyan Cat.
I began looking for a pattern for a Nyan cat scarf a few weeks ago and found a few decent ones, the most notable being Kelley Freeman's on ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nyan-poptart-cat-scarf
However, I would much rather have Nyan cat captured in its original, 8-bit form. I mean, that's the cat I fell in love with.
Steps taken so far:
1. Obtained graph version from angeldeathwarrior's deviantart: http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/220/1/e/nyan_cat_by_angeldeathwarrior-d45umtq.jpg
2. Enlarged it in Excel, 1 pixel = a 4x4 sc square
I'm having issues with the method, however. I'm not quite sure how to work the increases and decreases.
With a normal inc/dec, you get an edge that looks sloped:
But nyan cat is not slope-y! I need a way to make it go more like a block:
Here's a method for dec in filet crochet that may work: http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/filet-crocheting.html (Example #1)
I haven't found a viable method for inc yet.
What do you all think would be best?