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Topic: Alien facehugger bag charm (or brooch, key fob, magnet, fridgie, etc.)  (Read 8557 times)
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ax174
« on: December 27, 2007 02:40:06 PM »



I drew a picture of what I think is a chubby, cute Alien facehugger, then tried to crochet it for a bag charm (or keychain, brooch, magnet - haven't decided yet).  Success!

This was totally easy.  I've written out general instructions so that you can change the size of the facehugger.

For the body: crochet a circle.

Make an air bag by making a crocheted scallop.   This is how I did it: in any stitch, sc.  In the next stitch: hdc, 2 dc, hdc.  In the next stitch, sc.

For the legs: slip stitch to where you want the first leg to be.  ch 4, turn, and slip stich back to the body.  Slip stich to the next stitch, and repeat. Remember to leave a space between legs 4 and 5.  Make 8 legs total.

Make another air bag.

Make the tail: ch 12.  Turn.  sc, sc decrease, sc, sc decrease, etc., until you get back to the body.  This will make the tail curl.  Fasten off and weave the yarn tail into the back.

Optional: I made another crocheted circle to sew to the underside, so that I could add a little scrap-yarn stuffing for a slightly puffy bag charm.



P.S.  Here's a link to another Craftster's project: a full-sized knitted facehugger!

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ETA:

Another facehugger, more like the ones in the movies.


Here, doggy, doggy.


Inevitable.


Awww, Alien drone has a little dolly.


For this second one, I modified the pattern by adding longer legs and a longer tail. Also, there's an extra round for the air bags - it's the same sequence of stitches, just piled on top of each other. I originally did one round for the airbags, but after doing the legs, the air bags looked small, so I added the second round.

It was big enough to need more shaping, so I added a top piece:

Ch 12. Turn.

In first stitch, sc, 2 hdc, sc. In the top loops only, dc to the second last stitch.

sc, 2 hdc, sc in the last stitch. Do not turn (just rotate the piece).

In the "bottom loop" only (i.e. the other half of the loop that you haven't crocheted into yet), dc to the end and sl-st to join with the first stitch.

Stuff lightly, and sew this piece to the top of the facehugger.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007 02:54:49 PM »

Ummm, what is an alien facehugger? It sounds a little scary. Looks cool, but sounds scary. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007 02:56:20 PM »

Well, now that's just cute!  Although i have to admit, before i read the subject line i thought it was a scorpion!!  Super cool regardless!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2007 03:03:28 PM »

I love this!  Such a great idea, and I know several people who will be getting this! Thank you!  Does this mean you have watched the new movie?  Or are you just a fan?
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2007 03:17:27 PM »

I love this!  Such a great idea, and I know several people who will be getting this! Thank you!  Does this mean you have watched the new movie?  Or are you just a fan?

I'm a fan, so the new movie is on my list of must-sees for the new year.  OT, but have you seen the new movie?  Was it any good?
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2007 03:20:56 PM »

Ummm, what is an alien facehugger? It sounds a little scary. Looks cool, but sounds scary. Cheesy

It's from the movie series, which started with Alien.  There's a picture of the facehugger in action, here (scroll to the middle of the page).
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2007 05:01:07 PM »

Ok, thats just kick ass!  well done.

I need to learn how to crochet fast, because I now know what I'm putting in Easter Eggs this year!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2007 01:17:49 AM »

Yep, I saw the movie Xmas day!  I really enjoyed it, and so did the little screaming kids in the front row!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007 01:39:40 AM »

ip! Love it love it loveit!!! And you publish you pattern here. Youre a crohet genius and generous! Thank you a lot!
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2010 11:32:22 AM »

This is awesome! =) I just featured it in my weekly column on Fandomania:

Fandomestic: 10 Tributes to the Alien Franchise
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