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« on: August 14, 2009 11:53:22 AM »

I couldn't leave Spock just hanging all alone. He belongs with Captain Kirk.



So I crocheted this Captain Kirk afghan and joined them into one huge Star Trek afghan.



I added the words 'Star Trek' to the bottom by crocheting another scarf-sized panel and joining it underneath the other two. (My son said it would have made a neat scarf).

Kirk is also tunisian crocheted using the size J cabled afghan hook.
I decided to make his shirt green because that's what color he actually wore in the  original series. (Early television sets couldn't get the color right and it came out as a yellow or gold color.) However I did surround him in yellow because that's the color we're most used to seeing him in.

I didn't like the Kirk stencil at Pinkraygun so I googled around and found a pretty decent stencil of a young Kirk, (William Shatner).

I've got more pics including the front and back of this afghan in my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009 12:01:17 PM »

You are a genius of epic proportions.
This made me smile so much when I saw this Cheesy

Its really cleanly done, and the colours are LOOOOVELY!
Instant favourite, I am so adding you to my wists!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009 12:47:17 PM »

Woah, this is crazy awesome!  Congrats on a job well done!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009 01:33:29 PM »

Well done - this is incredibly epic!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009 02:06:36 PM »

Surely this should have a bazillion comments already!  This is crazy awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009 02:17:10 PM »

This is so awesome! How do u find the time to whip these up so fast?! Huh
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009 02:33:09 PM »

That is effing gorgeous. I love it! It's so excellently done, I love how clean cut and sharp it is while still being a soft blanket. Oh, to curl up with the Captain and Spock!

You did the Dobby Afghan of Awesomeness too, am I correct?
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009 07:45:09 AM »

Legend-wait for it-ary

You are the queen, I bow down at your feet.  I am a trekky through and through, so of course now I have spock and kirk envy  Wink  Thank you so much for sharing your talent, this rocks.  Awesome job!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009 12:39:43 PM »

wow, this turned out amazing! I can only imagine the time and frustration involved! lol.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009 07:02:57 PM »

Holy shi...dude, I have to learn tunsian crochet, pronto. I remember thinking just Spock alone was amazing but Kirk, too and with a border and logo perfectly rendered in the right font? You're like a crochet mad scientist or something. Maybe a Picard/Riker or Janeway/Tuvok combo afghan are in order?
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2009 07:41:45 PM »

Hyper-Piston, Yes! I did the Dobby afghan too. I love him!

nfirehazzard, I started on the Kirk when i had posted Spock because I knew I'd want to make him too. And like HippiePunk has guessed, I am a crochet mad scientist!! LOL!

I think I'd love to see a Picard/Data afghan. They are my faves from The Next Generation.

Thanks for all the nice comments guys!  Cheesy




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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009 03:22:48 PM »

I've been wanting to try tunisian crocheting an afghan for awhile now and have two questions:

1. What length hook did you use and where did you buy it?

2. What do you do to keep the edges from rolling up?
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009 07:27:19 PM »

Ah! I knew it! So freaking cool<3

Oh, I have a question too actually. I know they make cabled J hooks, did you use that?
And if so, do you know of super long ones?
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009 07:56:54 PM »

Very awesome work. I love it!
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009 09:13:08 PM »

I used a cabled J hook I got from Hobby Lobby that is approximately 16" long in the cable part.

But, I know you can get a much longer cable one at Jo Ann Fabrics which has doubled ended hooks. (It doesn't matter about the second hook that is attached to the other end. Just wrap a rubber band or hair band on one of the hooks ends to stop the stitches from slipping off.) Then you can make a much longer afghan.

Here's a 22 inch cabled hook at Jo Fab http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2873&PRODID=prd28062

Here's a 40" cable double ended hook http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2873&PRODID=prd27714

To stop the curling when your done with the afghan you need to crochet a border around it. Single crochet stitches work well. (The more rows you do the better it will flatten out). Or a basketweave stitch in double crochet works great too!

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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2009 08:58:29 PM »

Thank you much for answering my questions!  Smiley

I just have one more, about how long does it take you to make one of these afghans?  You seem to get through them in no time...

And I realize that I have yet to echo the praise and tell you how absolutely wonderful these and all the rest of your afghans are!  Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009 04:15:26 PM »

Oh wow, thank you so much! That helps me a LOT with what I'm planning to do. I can't wait to see more of your stuff! <3
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2009 06:40:41 AM »

Just when I thought I was totally impressed by the Spock afghan post I found this one. OMG! Totally awesome project.
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2014 02:36:53 PM »

I would like to make the Mr. Spock afghan for my trekkie sister, he's her favorite character. Where can I find a pattern/instructions on how to make one? I've been trying/searching for help with this for a while, please help me!!!! Thank you!!
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2014 08:27:53 AM »

Hi, cubanqueen!

The site where I got the Star Trek stencils has removed them from their site.
But I used the wayback machine site to locate the page they were on.

The spock one is https://web.archive.org/web/20081119144559/http://www.pinkraygun.com/wp-content/uploads/HalloweenGallery/Star-Trek/StarTrekTOSSpock.pdf

 http://www.pinkraygun.com/2007/10/08/pumpkin-carving-templates-star-trek-the-original-series/

or
https://web.archive.org/web/20081012225807/http://www.pinkraygun.com/2007/10/08/pumpkin-carving-templates-star-trek-the-original-series/3

http://www.pinkraygun.com/2007/10/08/pumpkin-carving-templates-star-trek-the-original-series/

Hope one of those works for you. If not, I uploaded it to photobucket. But the image might not be as large as thr one fom the site.



Take the Spock image and upload it to http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ to make a graph in which to crochet from.
I always choose the largest grid size and leave the stitch size where it is already at which includes crochet.
Click choose file, upload your Spock image, and then submit. (It's free.)

Good luck with your project!
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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2014 03:00:31 PM »

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  I love it!
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2014 01:22:03 AM »

Wow. Just wow.
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2014 06:20:41 AM »

Epic, just epic.  Great job!
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