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« on: January 31, 2017 05:55:30 PM »




I made this amigurumi for my mathematical pal, Rebecca ^___^ Marceline is the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time and, hoo boy, was this amigurumi an adventure to make! I started off with the Bat Girl pattern by Ilaria Caliri, which was published in the 49th issue of Simply Crochet. I used Patons Dreamtime Merino 4 ply in grey for Marceline's body and a 2.50mm hook. I did add in extra rounds for her legs and arms though, to fit in more with Marceline's proportions. I added wire to her limbs so she is slightly posable.



Marceline's lush hair was easy but time consuming to do; I crocheted a wig cap and then looped lots and lots and lots of lengths of yarn through each stitch of the wig cap. I used three balls of Bella Baby cotton wool 8ply in black for the hair, but I didn't use up the third ball completely. The good thing about this lengthy process is that her hair is super thick and therefore can totally be done up in different hairstyles without showing a patchy looking scalp.



Marceline's boots are simply tubes, with red bows tied onto them. I put a little dab of pva glue on each bow, to hopefully prevent them from coming undone. I used the same Bella Baby brand yarn for all of Marceline's hair and clothes, by the way. It's a 75% cotton, 25% wool blend and it's very soft and nice to work with.



I wanted to make all of Marceline's clothes removable so that there is potential for making more of her outfits for future gifts. Her pants were a bit tricky since I've never crocheted any dolls clothes before and had little idea of what I was doing. I crocheted two tubes to go up her legs, and then kinda crocheted a big tube around the tops of them. I sewed up the gap between the pant legs afterwards. I didn't write any of the pattern down though, which I totally should have done. A lot of the time when I am trying to create something without a pattern I just end up trying things and frogging them and trying again until I get something close to what I want, and I am terrible at keeping records during this process.



Marceline's top was very simple; it is just a rectangle with slightly curved in sides (to make it fit to the curve of her torso better) and straps made with a chain stitch. I sewed snaps onto the back edges for the closures.



The last thing to do was to add details to her face; I used embroidery thread to create her mouth, her fangs, and the bite marks on the side of her neck.

Overall I am pleased with how she turned out, although I think a haircut might be needed to give her a proper fringe and tidy up the ends a bit. I did attempt a bit of a trim, but then I was worried I was going to mess up her hair (her time consuming hair!!) and didn't go any further.
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017 06:16:33 PM »

She completely rocks! Her mega long locks are fantastic and making removable clothing was a great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017 06:50:16 AM »

She is fantastically oogly worthy. I adore that goofy show, you did such a great job with this character.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017 08:49:12 AM »

Marceline looks great! I love the hair! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017 11:01:29 AM »

OMgosh!!! How amazing is this. Seriously brilliant!! The adventure time crew are soo simply designed that they're all just perfect for amigurumi projects but it wasnt until seeing your marceline that that idea just clicked in my head. Its so obvious now that i feel really silly.
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