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« on: March 09, 2018 11:01:47 AM »

Well, yes, torturing my poor, patient doggie once again.  She was very vexed she was not allowed to eat it after she posed, but sorry, sweetie, that was 15 hours of my life and you'd rip it apart in about 15 seconds.  Never fear, she got a new squeaky toy afterwards, which might last a few days.


This is the pattern I used with a few tweaks.

One, I used different yarn (Caron One Pound in some taupe color) and size 7 and 5 needles - when she said to switch yard and needles, I just switched down needle size.

Two, I did not knit the legs onto the body, I knit them separately and then sewed them on because I didn't want to flop the body around as I was knitting in the round.

It's not quite as clean a look, but I went with it on the "less frustration/ease of knitting" front.

Three, there are a few places where the pattern writing is a little confusing.  I'm not complaining, it's a free pattern and I'm eternally grateful, but here are a few things I found:

The legs say this:

Rows 10-25 (16 rows): K to last 3, K2tog, K1

BUT you're only working with 8 stitches to start out with, so it's not possible.  Reading other comments I found the pattern maker meant it literally - the the LAST 3 stitches of all 16 rounds!  I would have written it thus:

Rows 10-24: (15 rows): K
Rows 25: K to last 3, K2tog, K1

And that works out perfectly.

The breathing flaps say this:

*Row 12: K1, ssk, K to last 3 st, K2tog, K1
Row 13: K*
Repeat from * to * 6 times, til 8 stitches remain

You're starting with 32 stitches and if you look at the picture, it shows a right and left decrease on the TOP of the flap, and presumably there is a mirror image on the BOTTOM.  I think because the pattern writer was working on two circular needles, and explicitly states that half the stitches are on one and half are on the other, these directions are meant per set.  There's no easy way to write it out because the number of stitches in between decreases each round, but if you wrote it all out...

Row 12: K1, ssk, K 10, K2tog, K2, ssk, K 10, K2tog, K1 (28)
Row 13: K
Row 14: K1, ssk, K 8, K2tog, K2, ssk, K 8, K2tog, K1 (24)
Row 15: K
Row 16: K1, ssk, K 6, K2tog, K2, ssk, K 6, K2tog, K1 (20)
Row 17: K
Row 18: K1, ssk, K 4, K2tog, K2, ssk, K 4, K2tog, K1 (16)
Row 19: K
Row 20: K1, ssk, K 2, K2tog, K2, ssk, K 2, K2tog, K1 (12)
Row 21: K
Row 22: K1, ssk, K2tog, K2 ssk, K2tog, K1 (Cool
Row 23: K

And there are your 6 repeats and 8 stitches remaining, which you bind off and sew to the body!  That's what I did, at any rate, and I think (yarn and needles differences aside) it looks very much like the pattern picture!

Super-awesome pattern, if you want your own facehugger I highly recommend it and so much appreciation for the pattern maker for sharing it for free!  It had to be a lot fo work to put together.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018 06:09:19 PM »

So awesome!!! I love your model too!

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018 07:28:17 PM »

Truly horrifying!   Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018 03:27:12 PM »


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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018 08:48:34 AM »

Awesome crocheted rendition of the infamous xenomorph's initial hatched form!  I don't think I've ever seen one done in this medium either.  Seeing it on your dog reminds me of Alien 3, as that's what the facehugger used as its' incubating host in said film.
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