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Topic: Not *the* Willie Nelson... (ATHF amigurumi)  (Read 3402 times)
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Thrynity
« on: September 21, 2009 07:12:30 AM »

I recently did the Adult Swim Swap; my partner was moxiepurple. I decided to base all of my crafts on her favorite episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "The Shaving" - a Halloween episode complete with a purple Meatwad ("The Incredible Plum"), Frylock in a sailor hat, and a mysterious onion/garlic monster named Willie Nelson. I already had a few ideas of what I was making (a shirt, a necklace) and then I had a brilliant idea. I would make Willie Nelson. It had to be easy, right? Surely there was an onion pattern somewhere online! I found one on Ravelry and set to work. However, the pattern didn't turn out looking much like Willie Nelson (reference pic), so I frogged the whole thing and made it up as I went along. Body is ww acrylic and I used a G hook. His legs are made from pipe cleaners threaded through his body and twisted together. They cross in the middle of the inside for extra stability; he's completely free-standing. His face is made from felt with fabric paint details. His "beard" is simply some yarn tied onto the bottom and frayed. I had so much fun making this, I couldn't look at it without giggling. Thanks for looking!


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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009 10:10:11 AM »

This is fantastic! I saw him on the front page and immediately giggled. I'll have to show my boyfriend when he gets home. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009 04:39:38 PM »

There is no "freeking awsum" button on here, so I'll have to settle for the This Rocks button instead. :p

I'm a recent ATHF fan. I used to think the series was stupid and made no sense, but when I realized that its nonsensical nature is what makes it so funny, I came around. :p

Somehow I missed seeing this episode, I think. I don't remember any of it. o.o Still, the only ATHF I've seen has been on the DVD sets, so if it's a newer episode, that's why. I recognized the style right away though. xD GREAT job!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009 06:31:04 PM »

anyone want some juice? ha ha ha
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009 10:09:52 AM »

this is so great! lol i watched that episode last night!
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009 07:07:30 PM »

I also saw that episode last night, hilarious!  This looks just like him.  Hubby and I both think he looks awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009 11:11:30 PM »

"The SHAVING!"  Cheesy I <3 ATHF and I LOVE your Willie--Too cute!
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009 07:03:49 AM »

He is completely awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2009 09:08:10 PM »

OMG! I love Willie! One of my fave ATHF episodes! Do you have a pattern please?
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2009 08:55:22 PM »

OMG! I love Willie! One of my fave ATHF episodes! Do you have a pattern please?

I tweaked this pattern - Small Onion & Turnip. I used the onion instructions but increased the number of small rounds at the top. I just kept referring to the picture and seeing if it looked right - I usually frog something a few times before I'm happy with it and this was no exception. I'm fairly sure I made the main "body" size larger, as well. The pattern I linked is a good start, though. Just make the "tip" longer (don't increase right away after round 2) and add a round or two to the middle bit.

I'm still surprised this many (being, you know, like, eight) people have seen this episode. Heh. This is why I love Craftster.
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