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on: January 10, 2009 10:34:59 PM 
Started by a_falsario, Message by a_falsario
Relevance: 47.8%

For my boyfriend's Christmas present I decided to take on Sackboy from the PS3 game, Little Big Plant.  I think I did a pretty good job! I was surprised!  My boyfriend really love it.  I'd be pretty upset if he didn't! The whole little guy took about two stressful weeks!  I couldn't find a pattern that I really liked so I decided to figure it out myself.  It involved a LOT of trial and error.  Roll Eyes

I don't know if anyone will want a tutorial but honestly I'm not very sure about how I made him. I completely winged it. I believe that the actual character is supposed to be knitted but I'm not very good at knitting. Instead I crocheted him! 

I used a I/9-5.50MM hook and sport weight yarn.

I just used single crochets and decreases/increases.  I made each piece a few times before I came up with something I was happy with. He is made up of 21 pieces (head, flat circle for the top of his head, body, two arms, two hands, two legs, two feet, and ten fingers) all sewn together with either yarn or two strands of brown thread. I bought the yarn and button eyes at Wal-Mart for a total of about 3 dollars. His tongue is a piece of felt and the fabric in his mouth is like a canvas material.

----Mouth (The most time consuming part for me!)

In order to have the mouth fit, you obviously need to skip a bunch of stitches in the crochet work to leave room to sew in the mouth piece. You need to make sure you have a place to put it!

Anywho, I broke a CD in half and then laid it on a piece of the black canvas. I made sure that there was at least half an inch of fabric showing around the CD. This fabric was used to sew the mouth piece to the head. The CD pieces were placed so that the broken sides are almost touching, so it almost looked like the CD was whole. I left a little less than 1/16in in between the pieces going all the way across. I then taped both pieces to the canvas so they wouldn't move. After that I laid another piece of fabric (the same size) on top of the CD pieces. I then sewed around the inside of the little circle. Once that was done I outlined the round edges of the CD so that I could easily see where the CD was. That made it much easier when I stitched all around the CD. I removed the tape as I got to it during the sewing.

Once the stitching was done, you could see the outline of the CD and the hole in the middle. I then stitched across the CD through the space I had left between the pieces. Because the CD was sewn in between the fabric while laying flat, there is some resistance when it's folded in half. That's what keeps the mouth open. I then sewed the mouth to the inside of the head.

**I guess it would be the time to say that I crocheted the head from the bottom of the neck up. I inserted the mouth piece once I crocheted a few rows above the mouth space.

The crocheted head keeps the mouth from opening too far.

----Sackboy guts...

Since his head is much bigger than his body I have a canvas tube of stuffing sewn to the bottom of his body going up through his neck and attached to the back of his mouth. That way his head stays up. Without it he looked really, really creepy.  His head slumped over to one side and looked like it was going to fall off.  Undecided

----Hands and fingers

The hands and the fingers are crocheted in amigurumi fashion just like the rest of him. It's a completely closed shape. The two ends are the back and palms of his hands. The hands were started from 5 stitches and then increased to the size I thought was proportionate. I then sc around for 3 rows and then decreased to close.

The fingers were all crocheted separately and then sewn on with thread. I believe that they are all 6 stitches around and about 4 or 5 rows long. I left the ends open.


The white stitching around his body is purely decorative.

The zipper was cut out of felt and sewed onto his body with regular thread. The zipper pull is made out of polymer clay and painted with acrylic paint.  It is attached to the body with thread.

If you have any questions or comments just let me know!
on: January 12, 2009 10:22:45 AM 
Started by a_falsario, Message by causticmuse
Relevance: 14.5%
Great job! You did the mouth pretty much the same way I figured out how to do mine, though since I work on a smaller scale (latest Sackboy is only 9.5"), I found that the backing wasn't needed for it. The hands are so well done!

Here's my Mr. Spock version of Sackboy (finished yesterday):

on: January 12, 2009 02:04:13 PM 
Started by a_falsario, Message by a_falsario
Relevance: 14.5%
WOW! I did not know that my Sackboy would get this much attention! Shocked I'm not complaining though...

I really don't know anything but scarves when it comes to knitting so I'm probably not much help! lol However, here is a link to a knitting pattern for a Sackboy http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00686/SKM49_2__proj_sackb_686954a.pdf.

I'm flattered that you would want to steal my idea!! Have fun!

I'm probably not going to attempt Sackboy again. I would have written down my pattern if I would have know it was going to get so much attention! Buuuut...I didn't.  Sad He was a "work in progress" for about three weeks. I didn't work on him every day so it's more like two weeks, but I could only stand to work on him for a few hours at a time! It was so frustrating to figure out all of his components. Now, with most of the construction work written out hopefully it will be easier for others to figure out the proportions of his parts.  Cheesy

I originally intended on making him some costumes but I finished him the day before Christmas! Once I had his body done, I really procrastinated on the decorating part... Roll Eyes

Your Sackboy is cute! My Sackboy saw yours and is now embarrassed that he's still naked... Embarrassed

on: December 26, 2009 04:25:23 PM 
Started by a_falsario, Message by uchihamikoto
Relevance: 14.5%
I loved this so much I had to try and make one too. I tried to follow your pattern, but I can't follow on to save my soul. Thanks for the inspiration. I would never had tried it without seeing yours
. I hope that he measures up. (^_^)
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