eviltedi reminded me that this dude really should be on here too under the game and geekery tabs.
Our gamertags were inspired by the game Conkers Bad Fur Day where this is the namesake character.
Now nearly 10 years ago I fed the picture into a cross-stitch pattern generator I got free in a magazine, gave the list of threads to my Mum, she picked them up in Glasgow and then over a few weeks this guy grew
For those that don't know cross-stitch but do know computer games, think of a building a picture a couple of hundred pixels wide, by a few more pixels deep, building pixel by pixel and that will give you a rough idea.
A slightly closer pic... I think I might be able to get a better picture now so this post may update tomorrow (daylight gets better pics lol)
Perfect as a tree decoration using oddments, or for leaving little seaonal yarnbombs around your town
For the pictures I used an Aran weight (worsted/10ply) dark green yarn and a 5mm hook, but changing the yarn weight and hook size will determine the size. ie if you would like REALLY small ones using 4ply and a 2.5 hook, for larger use a bulky yarn and a 7mm or larger hook. You may also need to add or remove a DC or so at stage 3 to get a neat round wreath.
American terms used, for UK use Treble Crochet instead of DCs at stage 2 and 3
1. Chain 4, slip stitch into 1st chain to make a circle, chain 2
2. work a double crochet into the middle of the circle
3. Work a further 19 DC into the circle (total 20DC and the 2 chain)
4. Slip stitch into the top of the1st DC ... sew ends in neatly at back
5. Cut a length of contrast yarn for bow, knot around one of the DC make a bow, pull the bow loops to size and neaten.
Double knot the bow again to secure firmer if wished. Cut a length of contrast yarn for hanging (about 20cm), hold yarn in center and feed through top edge opposite the bow, pull both ends through loop and pull tight to create a hitch knot
6. either leave hanging loop ends open to tie to tree or knot ends together to create a loop. Further decorate with some glue and glitter or sequins if desired for that snowy/iced effect
Around 4 years ago there was a few of us who blethered away regularly on the Red Bull F1 teams forums. There were a few competitions put on and that inspired me (with a few other influences) to make the Motorsport Dudes
Time has continued, faces have come and gone ... but every once in a while something works it's way onto your newsfeed or a blogpost and you think ... OH, I could do that.
So what has been the creative kick up the jacksie... THIS circulating again after Toto Wolff took a tumble off his bike and ended up with metal holding his wrist back together with the #Totonator tag
OOOOOHHHHH .... i have silver yarn said the wee seed that popped into the brain ... and in between the other ridiculous amount of projects i already have started I felt it was a great idea to just add another one to them :D
So for the last couple of days, I've taken the odd few minutes here and there and come up with
Sproglet1 has Aspergers so it was fitting to design a simple-ish pattern to offer for others to make to help create awareness
There is intarsia used, but as it is blocks of colour it would be a good way for someone wanting to learn to give it a go. If you don’t want to do so tho you could knit the simple beanie and use the chart to duplicate stitch/swiss darn on the logo
This pattern is free to use for awareness purposes, please do not sell pattern, but please do feel free to donate to Autism and Aspergers charities.
Yes took me a while to get Queen Elsa done too. This was made for Sproglet2 to give as a birthday present.
Her train/cape was a bit of a challenge. I could have wimped out and used some wide lace, or net, or a gossamer fabric, instead rose to it and used dropped stitch and blocked it well to create a large open stitch.
You may (or may not) have noticed that the cheeks of the Dudes are showing colour in the last few varieties.
Very simple to do, just lightly rub the end of a colouring pencil over the area, being careful not to pull at the stitches. This works great using brown/grey/black to make a 5 o'clock shadow or other colours for eyeshadow. Remember tho that if you wash the colour will probably need to be reapplied