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Topic: Pattern for Amigurumi Na'vi from James Cameron's Avatar  (Read 10690 times)
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« on: February 01, 2010 01:42:59 PM »

I'm new to crochet and I'd like to tackle making an amigurumi of Neytiri, a Na'vi from James Cameron's Avatar movie. I have sort of thought out what I want to do about certain things but I still need an actual pattern for the doll.

Reference Image: Front

Reference Image: Back

I was going to use tapestry crochet to make her stripes. I'd have to make a test doll first and mark on it which stitches I want to be the darker blue.

Bioluminecent Spots:
I thought about using bead crochet techniques to add beads for her bioluminescent spots, but I thought that would be too limiting as to their placement, so right now I'm planning on sewing the beads on after completing the doll.

Clothes (Top):
I was going to embroider her feather necklace/top on with yarn, to give it additional depth while ensuring that it covers the right areas (I don't want this to be an "X" rated doll! Hahaha) I also plan on giving her breasts as per the instructions suggested here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=331340.0

Clothes (Bottoms):
I haven't decided if I wanted to have her loin cloth part of the doll or a separate item that is tied onto her body.

Skin Color:
I have *no* idea what color/type of yarn would be ideal for this. Any suggestions? (Pretty please?)

I figured I would just attached some chain crocheted strings to her head since she's got dreads in the movie. Most of the could be short and I could have one that's actually braided and a little thicker that could be her queue. Maybe I could even unravel a piece of pink floss and put that in the middle.

Face (Eyes):
I haven't decided if I want to just tapestry crochet a block of gold on her face to represent her eyes and just embroider floss to create pupil and white and eyelashes or if I should attach gold colored safety eyes. Any opinions?

Face (Nose):
I was thinking of using the idea of this doll as inspiration for the nose and maybe the mouth too.

Face (Ears):
I don't have any idea what kind of pattern I could use to make her ears. Any suggestions?

I need help finding a pattern that produces a doll that has thin body proportions. I know this won't be easy since most amigurumi are supposed to be cute, but I'm sure that there's a pattern out there that would work. I just need help finding it!

I was just going to crochet a tube, using tapestry crochet to make stripes, and use some black fun fur or something at the end for the fluff.

So, in summary, my questions are these:

Does anyone know of an amigurumi pattern that would have these proportions?
Any thoughts on the bead-attachment plan?
Any ideas what type/color material to use?
Should I stitch loincloth as part of doll or separate piece of clothing?
Any thoughts on Eye type?
Any pattern suggestions for ears?

Thanks again!!!

ETA: removed image tags from hotlinked pics - fantasticmio
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010 03:22:33 AM »

Do you want it to be realistically proportioned, like the movie? Or cutefied?

If a cutesy version is fine with you, there are plenty of doll patterns that could work. But if it needs to be realistic, I can honestly say I have never seen a pattern for a crocheted humanoid doll that was really accurate in proportion and anatomic detail.

Anyway, if you don't mind making a cutesy doll, I think these dolls have an elegance to them that could work for a Na'vi, possibly with some minor adjustments:

The Patch doll: http://www.irenestrange.co.uk/shop_reeneegurumi.html#

The Free Spirit doll: http://byhookbyhand.blogspot.com/2009/07/one-of-things-ive-really-wanted-to-do.html
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010 08:50:44 AM »

I wish I could get something that looked sort of realistic, but these look like they will get me at least close enough to work with! Thank you!

« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010 10:57:36 PM »

omgosh! I hope you figure this out; I have a friend who's addicted to Avatar (as am I haha)
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 06:25:10 PM »

Have you begun yet???
I just found the link to this and I had the same idea and have begun a Thread Crochet Neytiri ...
just have the head done so far - am working on hair now  ... can't wait to finish her tho.

Would love to see your doll!!!

Here's mine:


Have an Awesome Creative Day!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010 06:09:37 PM »

Wow phreed! that is so nice!!

I am also going to try to do my own avatar will keep you posted on how it works.. good luck to everybody
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