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Topic: My full-size Companion Cube... (IMG heavy) Edit: Pattern included...  (Read 32695 times)
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sprocketfish
« on: March 17, 2008 04:05:28 PM »

OK, I've been a lurker (I'm really addicted actually, but shy) for quite some time, but I've never felt worthy of posting my original work, so here goes... I started this project in November for my boyfriend after watching him callously incinerate the companion cube in Portals without blinking an eye... so I carefully sketched out the dimensions of the cube I wanted to make and then slowly made the pieces praying that they would come together and at least resemble a companion cube... ANYWAY, I've seen a few companion cubes on here before, but here's my take on it (and it's full-size  Grin)... I wrote down the pattern I used for this monstrosity as I went, so if anyone is stupid interested enough to try this I can type it up and email or post it... thanks for listening to my story to anyone took the time  Wink...

Here is the cube pre-assembly...



Here is my my boyfriend's cube in all it cubey goodness...




Companion Cube Pattern

Size G hook throughout entire pattern.

Yarn: (approximate, may vary depending on your gauge, etc.)
Dark Gray/Gray Brown (taupe): 20-24 oz.
Light Gray (linen): 18-20 oz.
Pink (pink): 3-6 oz.
(I would get extra yarn just to be on the safe side; I bought my yarn on sale at Joann's, Vanna's choice (lol))
Abbreviations:
dc=double crochet
sc=single crochet
ch=chain
slst=slip stitch
DEC=decrease
INC=increase

Background: (sides)
Using dark gray, ch 41.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (count as 1st dc) and dc in every chain to end, ch 3 and turn.
(39 dc)
Row 2-19: (ch 3 counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc to end, ch 3 and turn. (39 dc)
Row 20: dc in each dc and finish off at end. (39 dc)
--Make 6 background pieces; finished size approximately 12x12 inches

Middle pieces (see picture; pieces at the mid-point of each side)
Using light gray, ch 20.
Row 1: sc in 3rd chain from hook (count as 1st sc) and sc in every chain to end, ch 3 and turn. (19 sc)
Row 2: dc in ch 3 space, dc in each sc with two dc in last sc of row, ch 3 and turn. (21 dc)
Row 3-4: DEC, dc in 3rd dc and dc in every dc until 3rd to last dc, DEC again, ch 3 and turn.
(19 dc & 17 dc)
Row 5-6: dc in ch 3 space, dc in each dc with two dc in the last dc of the row, ch 2 and turn. (19 dc & 21 dc)
Row 7: DEC, sc in 3rd dc and sc in every dc until the 3rd to last dc, DEC again and finish off.
(19 sc)
--Make 12 middle pieces; finished size it about 4x2.5 inches (see picture as a shape reference)

Double Corner piece (see picture)
Using light gray, ch 31.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (count as 1st dc) and dc in every chain to end, ch 3 and turn.
(29 dc)
Row 2-3: (ch 3 counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc to end, ch 3 and turn. (29 dc)
Row 4-6: DEC, dc in 3rd dc and dc in every dc until 3rd to last dc, DEC again, ch 3 and turn.
(27 dc, 25, dc, & 23 dc)
Row 7: DEC, dc in 3rd dc and dc in every dc until 3rd to last dc, DEC again and finish off. (21 dc)
--Make 8 double corner pieces; finished size is about 5.5x11 inches.

Single Corner piece (see picture)
Using light gray, ch 16.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (count as 1st dc) and dc in every chain to end, ch 3 and turn.
(14 dc)
Row 2-3: (ch 3 counts as 1st dc), dc in each dc to end, ch 3 and turn. (14 dc)
Row 4: dc in each dc until 3rd to last dc, DEC, ch 3 and turn. (13 dc)
Row 5: DEC, dc in 3rd dc and dc in each dc to end, ch 3 and turn. (12 dc)
Row 6: dc in each dc until 3rd to last dc, DEC, ch 3 and turn. (11 dc)
Row 7: DEC, dc in 3rd dc and dc in each dc to end and finish off. (10 dc)
--Make 8 single corner pieces; finished size is about 5.5x5.5 inches.

Heart
Using pink, ch 2.
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1 and turn. (2 sc)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc, ch 1 and turn (4 sc)
Row 3: 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1 and turn. (6 sc)
Row 4-5: sc in each sc. (6 sc)
Row 6: slst in 1st sc, 5 dc in next sc, slst in 3rd sc, slst in 4th sc, 5 dc in 5th sc, slst in 6th sc, ch 3 and do not turn.

Border: dc in each row to point of heart, 3 dc in point, dc in end of each row to beginning of 5 dc shell,*1 dc in 1st two dc, 3 sc in center (3rd dc), 1 dc in next two dc*, sc in space between shells, repeat from * to *, slst to join to 1st dc. Finish off.
--Make 6 hearts; approximately 3 inches in diameter.

Circle (see picture; background for heart)
Using light gray, ch 4, slst to form ring.
Row 1: 12 dc in ring, slst to join. (12 dc)
Row 2: ch 3 (count as first dc) dc in ch 3 space, 2 dc in each dc, slst to join. (24 dc)
Row 3: ch 3, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc*, repeat from * to *, slst to join.
Row 4: ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next two dc*, repeat from * to *, slst to join and finish off.
--Make 6 circle pieces; finished size about 4.25 inches

Ridges (see picture; lines which bisect each side)
Using pink, ch 44 and finish off.
--Make 12 ridges; finished length about 14 inches.

Joining (use pictures as reference)
--Center heart on circle and join.
--Center ridges on background pieces and join. (whip stitch along the length of the ridge)
--Center heart/circle pieces on background piece and join. Use polyfil to add dimension before finishing off.
--Join single corner pieces to double corner pieces. Long side of double corner piece to both long sides (long sides=sides without DEC). Use pictures as reference; resembles a pyramid.
--Join background pieces (sides) to form cube. Orient hearts as desired or according to reference. Fill with polyfil before finishing off; do not over stuff.
--Center middle pieces on cube and join. Use polyfil to add dimension before finishing off.
--Align single corner piece on cube and join single piece only (stitch the entire perimeter of the single corner). Use polyfil to add dimension before finishing off.
--Fold down double corner piece and join to cube. Use polyfil to add dimension before finishing off.

NOTES:
--It is not necessary to weave in the ends; all ends can be hidden within the pieces of the cube or the cube itself.
--When joining pieces, you may (probably will) need to stretch and shape the pieces to get the desired look.
--Do not over stuff with polyfil; if more polyfil is needed even after finishing off, carefully add through dc. If more polyfil is needed a pencil or chopstick is useful for adding polyfil between dc.
--When joining background pieces or sides, attaching middle pieces, heart/circle, and corners, ridges are a good reference point for alignment.
--Good luck and be patient, the final product will be well worth it!
--PM sprocketfish with an email address for the pdf of this pattern.
--If you have any specific questions about the pattern or changes, please PM (sprocketfish) or email me. If anyone completes this pattern, please post pictures or PM and let me know if the pattern was helpful.
--Please feel free to share this pattern, but please acknowledge the original source. Thanks!
« Last Edit: March 19, 2008 06:12:14 PM by sprocketfish » THIS ROCKS   Logged
tmbrunschen
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008 04:12:51 PM »

I'm a bit lost as to what a Companion Cube is (I know it has to do with a game, online, I believe), but that is pretty fricking awesome!

Outstanding job! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008 04:22:31 PM »

The cake might be a lie, but the cube lives forever!

God, companion cube makes me cry.... so pathetic. haha

you did an awesome job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008 04:23:26 PM »

oh and I would love the pattern if you'd like to post it here!
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2008 04:24:39 PM »

Oh, i love you for this.

I'm seem to be having an outspoken day, but that's not always bad.
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008 04:52:27 PM »

If I wisted things, this would get wisted about a hundred times over.
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2008 04:55:28 PM »

um. holy CRUD. see, i still don't know what a  companion cube is,  but i've seen the crafts around here about this, and this is just utterly amazing! how patient you are Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2008 05:05:19 PM »

if I knew how to crochet...my boyfriend would LOVE this.  Tongue  Amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008 05:10:18 PM »

OK, I've been a lurker (I'm really addicted actually, but shy) for quite some time, but I've never felt worthy of posting my original work, so here goes...


Psshht!  This is fantastic!  Hot topic for sure; this Rocks!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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Yeah,  I definitely want my own companion cube!

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