So, I taught myself to crochet a few weeks ago. I had way too much free time on my hands and needed something neat to fill it with, plus my sister was making really cool amigurumis. I managed a hat (with some difficulty), a skinny scarf, and a dishtowel, so far.
Anyway, I wanted to crochet a metroid from the game series of the same name for one of my friends for his birthday. I couldn't find any patterns or tutorials anywhere, so I decided to wing it. I only found two examples of crocheted metroids, one on here as a hat.
My biggest problem is that I don't know how to/have never crocheted a ball. So I made a sort of hat thing - starting with a ring of 30ish, increasing from there a bit, spiraling for awhile, and then decreasing until it closed up at the top - and sewed a circle to the bottom to close it up. It came out a little bit wonky because the circle was a little bigger than the hole turned out to be, but I think it's respectable for a first stuffed thing!
I included the veiny things because someone commented on one of the previous crocheted metroid things that it needed them, so I figured they must be integral. (I really never played the game myself :x ) I omitted the white background behind the red spots because my embroidery skills were definitely not up to it and I didn't have any felt or fabric.
The teeth were the hardest part, at least the big ones, because I really had no idea how to do them.
It's hard to tell, but the wonky is there!
Aaaand an action shot! The recipient seems to like it
This picture came from him.
I don't know if my sorry excuse for a "pattern" is worth posting, but I semi-wrote something up just in case :p
I am pretty proud of it, I almost hate that I gave it away!
Thanks for looking!