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Topic: Darth Vader amigurumi [EDIT: Now with SUPER long and SUPER lame pattern on p3!]  (Read 15979 times)
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mplsdeanna
« on: November 25, 2007 01:26:19 PM »

"The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of crochet."



I am slowly creating a crocheted cast of Star Wars, and here's the latest addition. I have a vague plan for each one that I make, and I've been trying to work up a real pattern, but the shoulders always throw me! (Sorry, jmigs -- that's what's taking so long!)

Here's a bit of a close-up on his chest and belt. I thought this would be so easy to embroider and make it look great, but then everything I tried just looked lame. So after this version, I gave up and called it done.



I'm pretty pleased with his helmet, but if I had it to do over again, I'd make his head one or two rounds taller, because the helmet would look better if it sat up just a little higher off his shoulders. But I think the cape turned out really well.

Here's a photo with my hand to show size perspective, but it probably would have made more sense to show him with a ruler.



I would love to hear what you think (especially if you have any advice for writing up patterns!)! Thanks for looking!

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mplsdeanna
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007 01:29:17 PM »

Does anyone know why my photos are so small? Usually they're quite a bit larger.
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planetjune
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007 04:02:45 PM »

Your Darth Vader is fantastic! I think this is your best one yet Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007 04:28:46 PM »

Are you going to make a book with all the patterns when you are finished?  I would buy something like that. Smiley
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tiffy482
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007 04:31:51 PM »

That is awesome!  I love it!  Great job!
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fortressia
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007 05:13:13 PM »

that's wicked!
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mayrag
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2007 05:15:29 PM »

Hi there, is there a way to get the pattern???
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mplsdeanna
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2007 07:13:01 PM »

Okay, I fixed the photos so you don't have to squint!

As soon as I'm able to write the patterns in a way that makes sense, I'll post everything. (I don't think Lucasfilm would like me selling the patterns ... curse you, copyright law!)

I sort of freehanded the cape (does this happen to anyone else while you're, say, watching Bionic Woman ... it sort of gets away from you, then you have to rip out the weird bulge and try again?), but I took fairly good notes about the helmet, which I think is key to Darth Vader.

Thank you for your comments!
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*Owly*
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007 11:04:51 PM »

I love your Darth Vader! What a neat idea to crochet all the Star Wars characters.

Darth is one of my sister's nicknames because of a bad haircut she had about 10 years ago, not to mention, she's not the nicest person- at least to me Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007 06:22:40 AM »

Oh he is fantastic...he's perfect!!  What a great gift for a Star Wars fanatic!!!  Grin
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