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Topic: Captain Jean-Luc Picard - Patrick Stewart afghan  (Read 9603 times)
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« on: November 20, 2009 11:36:02 AM »

Well, I got this Christmas present done early and I wanted to post it - somewhere! I can't post it in my blog yet as it is a super-secret surprise, but I'm pretty sure it will be safe to post it in here.

This is an afghan for my son's girlfriend who much-prefers Captain Picard over Captain Kirk, (as far as Star Trek Captain's go). (Please click on the photo to embigger them).  Cheesy

I used a size J cabled afghan hook and crocheted it in the tunisian (afghan) stitch.

He was a bit tricky as I've never crocheted a bald person before. I hope his head is in good proportion to the rest of him. He does seem to have a smallish head in all the photos I could find anyway.


Here's another front shot next to a shot which is the back of the afghan.

I made the "Star Trek" word part crocheting bottom-to-top. (Hence, the stripes here are vertical.) I used Simply Soft Shadows yarn in Merino.

When I crocheted the portrait, I stitched side-to-side so the stripes are horizontal behind his head. I joined the the pieces together and crocheted around the whole thing doing a basketweave stitch.

I'm glad I chose that yarn because it looks really "outer-space-like", <---  LOL - is that even a word?

I hope I got the badge right. There were several different versions as you can imagine.
This was Star Trek:The Next Generation's first version .... I think.

Anyway, I hope she likes it. *crosses fingers*

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009 11:44:08 AM »

She will LOVE it!  No Star Trek fan could help but adore this!  And you did an amazing job, regardless of Star Trek love-levels.  And no worries, it looks just like Picard....


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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009 11:47:28 AM »

I do believe whoever is receiving this is most likely among the luckiest people on the face of the solar system. Oh man. Unintentional pun. ANYWAY. Sexiest afghan ever.
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009 11:50:20 AM »

WOW great job ! love the series too  Smiley she will love it !

« Last Edit: November 20, 2009 11:52:19 AM by Handmadekitty » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009 12:06:06 PM »

This is awesome! I mean, just beyond all talented here. The dedication for such a huge project is beyond me, but to design something this cool and be able to follow through with it is just awesome! I'm going to you rock you.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009 12:09:54 PM »

I could snuggle up with that afghan all night long...

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009 01:19:41 PM »

Mmm I would love to wrap myself up with Patrick Stewart any day. Wink  It looks great--even from the back!
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009 02:34:38 PM »

I "rocked" this as well!

Oh my heck, I love this. Do you have another son that I could date? My husband might not be OK with the idea until I show him this awesome afghan!!!! Wow!

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009 03:17:45 PM »

*Rocked* you too!!! And I bow down to you!! This is so great, I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad, and I love Captain Picard.  You did such a great job!
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2009 04:01:52 PM »

Wow...I am blown away. I wish I had a Picard blankie just like this.

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