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Topic: Give me a go/no go for launch: Crochet Space Shuttle!!  (Read 7871 times)
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« on: February 11, 2010 04:59:32 PM »

I've been having quite a bit of ridiculous fun making rockets lately. My last one was a Saturn V, (which I love and hug frequently and make blast-off noises with), so I thought, What to do next? Redstone? Atlas? But I decided on something a little more modern: the Shuttle!


Turns out, it was a lot more complicated than I originally thought. I just had to do it all to scale, so it took some work to make sure all the parts were proportional. I found lots of images online and took loads of measurements. (I have about 3-4 pages of scribbly notes!) Lots of measuring was involved during the crocheting process too ... and ripping out and redoing, etc. I also had an awful time finding orange yarn (go figure)!


The SRBs and Orbiter are detachable from the External Tank - so you can properly reproduce a launch in the comfort of your living room.



Every time I thought I was pretty much done, my boyfriend kept suggesting little details that I needed to include. I drew the line at 'You should make the cargo bay doors open'.   Wink

I'm really happy with it! *Hugs Shuttle*
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010 05:03:15 PM »

THIS ROCKS!!!!!  It looks like so much fun!  Once you had the pattern down, was it very hard to actually crochet?
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010 05:56:33 PM »

That's amazing!  I'm in the process of making a space-themed nursery, and would love to buy the pattern if you get it worked out   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010 06:10:31 PM »

GO! I think this is amazing! It looks so perfect!
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010 06:11:18 PM »

wow that is really neat
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010 06:50:08 PM »

I think I love this even more than the Saturn V, but mostly because the shuttle is detachable. Its amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010 08:41:38 PM »

AMAZING.  I'm not one for space stuff, but I'm in awe of this.  You have some serious crochet skills!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010 08:42:22 PM »

I literally don't even know what to say to this...it's sheer magnitude of awesomeness is too much for my brain to comprehend all at once. I would like to start a slow, deliberate clap that will turn into applause for you now.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010 08:59:22 PM »

This is jaw-droppingly amazing! A bucketful of kudos for you~
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010 06:04:15 AM »

Thanks guys!!
THIS ROCKS!!!!!  It looks like so much fun!  Once you had the pattern down, was it very hard to actually crochet?
The actual crocheting wasn't too bad - it's all Sc (of course there were a bunch of alterations once you actually start doing it). The real trick is to figure out how many rows/stitches per cm or inch and then you can figure out a rough pattern before you start.
That's amazing!  I'm in the process of making a space-themed nursery, and would love to buy the pattern if you get it worked out   Cheesy
A space themed nursery sounds SO COOL! The pattern is on my Etsy shop now, if you are interested.
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