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« on: September 17, 2012 04:16:55 AM »

Several years ago I made a few amigurumi Daleks, two for swaps and one for a friend, but I never made any for myself. A photo of one even made it onto Have I Got News For You when Tom Baker was the guest host! So, with the latest season of Doctor Who just starting, I decided that now was the perfect time to make myself a Dalek or two, and perfect the pattern while I was at it. I'm now really happy with all the details of the pattern, and have made a grey and black Dalek from the classic 1970s era of Who (that I grew up watching) and a bronze and gold one from the new series that I also love.





I had fun trying to get all the details as correct as I could, given their size (they're about 7" tall). The bumps are made with bobble stitch and the vertical slats in the 'chest' area are made by working round the post of the single crochet to give a ribbed effect.





They're great fun to play with - while I was doing their photoshoot they ended up dancing:



I also think they'll be fun to dress up. The grey one decided to wear a wig I'd made for something else, I think he looks a bit like Boris Johnson in it.



If you want to have a go at making one for yourself, you can download the pattern at the bottom of this post. It is quite detailed and complicated, so I think you'd need to be a fairly experienced amigurumi crocheter to make it. If you do make them, feel free to give them to family and friends, but please do not sell them.    
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012 05:57:57 AM »

Undecided whether to be creeped out by their Dalek-ness or attracted by their cuddliness... you are messing with my mind! Great pattern though, from what I've seen, very well explained. Thanks for... more Daleks in the world... err... Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012 06:24:56 AM »

I. Love. You. This pattern is awesome!!! You are definitely one of my favorite crochet designers. There aren't nearly enough nerdy patterns out there. I'm going to have to make one for my sister for Christmas. Perfect. Thank you so much for the free pattern!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012 07:30:15 AM »

These are so great! The one with a wig looks like it has a tribble on it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012 07:31:25 AM »

Whee!  how awesome!  And how awesome of you to share, thank you! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012 08:04:17 AM »

Thanks everyone! 'Real' Daleks are scary, but there's something about being silly with them, or making them small and cuddly, that totally changes them. I hope people will make these in all sorts of colours, I'd love to see a pink and purple one for instance.

These are so great! The one with a wig looks like it has a tribble on it.

I did wonder if it was Shatner's wig!
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012 08:05:33 AM »

Thanks so much, I can't wait to try it out! I plan on making a small army of different colored ones...
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012 08:13:37 AM »

this will make such an awesome xmas gift for the Husband. Thank you for the pattern!
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012 08:25:28 AM »

Thanks for putting a pattern together-- I can't wait to start one for my little sister! Congrats for the Tom Baker love as well Cheesy
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These are amazing and I love you and askjfsdkjfdksjflsdakjflksdjkj I never make things from other people's patterns but for these I might have to make an enormous exception. So very well designed they are utterly brilliant. Bravo! Cheesy
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