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« on: October 22, 2011 10:20:26 PM »

Growing up, getting to see Calvin and Hobbes in the newspaper before heading off to school was a daily treat. I was so infatuated with the strip that naturally I wanted my own plushies. Sadly, I never got them because there were no officially-sanctioned Calvin and Hobbes dolls.

Until last year, when I decided to make my own!



The bodies are stuffed with garden wire to make them poseable. Unfortunately,
I don't really flex them too much since it is a bit fragile. Is there any other
type of wire suitable for this purpose?



Calvin is about six inches tall while Hobbes is a foot tall.



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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011 10:29:15 PM »

These are adorable! Awesome job.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011 10:33:55 PM »

Great job!  My sons were huge Calvin and Hobbes fans when they were younger and I'm sure they would have loved these.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011 10:43:46 PM »

These are great and look just like the real thing
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011 12:39:24 AM »

absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job. I can't crochet very well. I am in AWWWWW of these 2 and will say over and over again... FANTASTIC JOB!!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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ps i would LOVE to get my hands on these!!!!! LOL
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011 02:46:36 AM »

Fantastic job! I can only crochet blankets and am always fascinated how people make 3D-things willy-nilly! And then Calvin and Hobbes, my favourites! Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011 02:56:52 AM »

great job!
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011 05:41:40 AM »

Fantastic job.
I grew up with those two and have a great deal of love for em. You did em justice for sure.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011 06:06:26 AM »

Great job on these two! There is plenty of variety nowadays in craft wire. You should check out your local Michaels or Joanns and see what they've got!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011 06:20:12 AM »

Great job!
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2011 06:34:57 AM »

awwwwwesome!! We are huge Calvin & Hobbes fans at my house..... I may need to copy this idea!  Well rendered!
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2011 07:48:09 AM »

those are really cute.  I love that you made them posable.
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2011 10:21:34 AM »

I'll echo the crowd:  NICE WORK!  Especially Hobbles -  you got his expression, hands and proportions, just right!
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011 11:51:21 AM »

Great job!  I so want these two! 

Sometimes twisting the wire into a "wire rope" adds to the stability.  I don't work with it much so Huh
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2011 05:17:57 PM »

Me likey - and wanty!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2011 06:25:44 PM »

I love them!!!!!!!!! (Great Big Squeeeee!!!)
 You might want to try a flexible plastic armature from the doll craft section of Hobby Lobby. 
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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2011 09:26:26 PM »

They both look amazing! You have got all the details correct!

Like sewbead already said, there are many different types of craft wire in the shops. When I work with amigurumi I usually put there quite strong wire inside - I want the doll to be posable but I am always worried that the wire will break if I put something smaller. I got it from my father so I'm guessing it's something that you could get from a hardware store.
But yeah, there is suitable wire in almost every craft store also. But at least in here (Finland) the craft stores take much more money out of everything than the other shops.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011 01:29:29 AM »

This is absolutely amazing!
That's the best Calvin & Hobbes crochet i've ever seen, really!
is that difficult to crochet? can you share any tips? Cheesy

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2011 02:05:10 AM »

Wonderful!!
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2011 11:28:31 AM »

Holy guacamole!  They are amazing!
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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2011 12:36:38 PM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2011 04:05:08 AM »

love love LOVE these!
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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2011 06:13:17 AM »

You hit the tone just right! I love the expressions you gave and the pose on Hobbes is absotutely perfect!
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2011 01:54:13 PM »

Hehe, so cute!
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« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2011 07:02:01 AM »

Too cute not to hit "this rocks"!
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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2011 08:35:46 AM »

Absolutely fantastic! I have a couple of friends who would love these!!
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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2011 08:45:21 AM »

I looooooooove those!! Amazing!
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« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2011 01:03:45 AM »

wooow! you did an awesome job! Im so jelly right now. I wish i had your skills!
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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2013 06:46:25 PM »

I am looking for the pattern for both Calvin and Hobbes posted by Pensive. Can anyone help?   Cry
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2014 10:14:35 AM »

Is there a place where we could get the pattern for these cute little dolls.  Looking to make them for my girlfriend who is having a baby.  If we could get the patterns for these that would so help.  Yours are the cutest and nicest we have seen.  Thanks Kim
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« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2014 06:30:40 AM »

Those are fantastic!
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« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2014 08:10:49 PM »

Awesome attention to detail!
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