A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 314,853
Currently Running With Scissors:
321 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Every boy should have a Hobbes  (Read 6173 times)
Tags for this thread: calvin_and_hobbes  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: August 28, 2010 03:26:12 PM »

I haven't crafted much at all during 2010.  I don't know why, but I just haven't felt the urge to make anything in awhile.  But, my son was turning 9 and he had been asking me to make him a Hobbes for awhile, so I decided to pick up my crochet hook and see what I could do. 
I really like how he turned out.  He took me two days to complete.  I was almost afraid to stop (since lately if I stop, I don't finish).  My son is thrilled with him and that makes me happy.

I hope you like him Smiley

Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1426
Joined: 20-Oct-2009

Reject only your ignorance, and you may survive.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010 03:34:18 PM »

Cute! I really like your version of Hobbes.

« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010 04:10:22 PM »

Thank you.  He's a little sloppy and floppy, but I'm proud of him Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010 04:50:10 PM »

LOVE him! I want to make a Hobbes for my own blond headed "Calvin" but I don't know the first thing about drafting a crochet pattern. Did you write your own? I'd love you forever if you have any tips!!  Cheesy
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010 06:24:34 PM »

I sort of freestyled him.  I kept telling myself I should write down what I was doing, but I never did.  I just kept referencing a picture in one of our books.  I can tell you that I crocheted him in the round (that's why the body stripes don't line up).  And that the biggest round (his head) had 60 stitches in it.  I also used half-double crochet for a lot of his body. 
My younger son wants his own Hobbes now, so if I make another one, I'll try to write down what I do.  
Thanks for commenting Smiley
« Last Edit: August 28, 2010 06:26:07 PM by teachingjonah » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2010 10:03:12 PM »

Love your Hobbes! Good job on creating him, I haven't ever tried to create my own patterns it just looks to complicated for me. I'm better on following the directions than giving them, lol Roll Eyes

I'm very important. I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany...
Craft Nerd
Offline Offline

Posts: 56
Joined: 03-Nov-2009

Flerp Derp doin' muh crafts

View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010 11:59:09 AM »

Wow, I have my own "Calvin" that would love his own Hobbes (it's my 23 year old boyfriend!).
I love that you just went with it and made it up as you went, referencing the character. That is how I do a lot of my work. I enjoy just going with my gut and seeing how it turns out. Well done!
Twee Louffle
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010 09:23:08 AM »

Your Hobbes looks really great! Want it (or just the pattern pelase? :p )

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5902
Joined: 23-May-2007

I've got a smile on my face & trees all around me

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2010 09:44:46 AM »

Great job, it looks just like him.

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

The only PhD I earned stands for Pretty Happy Dropout! Now starting new adventures!
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2010 04:12:19 AM »

Thanks again folks Smiley  I still haven't made my second one yet, but I'll take notes and pass them on when I do. 

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Vegan Root Vegetable Stew
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Molasses Candy
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Elf on a Shelf Tutu

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.