Just in time for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, the Weeping Angels have been crocheted, have been turned into Christmas tree toppers and even turned into costumes. But now, Lanikins has taken the Weeping Angel from creator Steven Moffat to the next level….and it’s strangely cuddly.
Lanikins is a dollmaker by trade and owns the Etsy shop of the same name, as well as being a regular poster to Craftster. Typically, her posts on Craftster show off the pop culture poppets she’s made. Of her Weeping Angel, Lanikins said,
“”Blink’ is my favorite episode [of Doctor Who], so I decided that I needed to make a Weeping Angel poppet. I thought, “Hey Lani, this should be a piece of cake!!!…I mean, it is just one color, right?!?!” Oh, I was SO WRONG!!!! I sat there, staring at the basic body pieces, and my mind started racing…how was I going to get those hands to stay on her face? How was I going to pull of the wings? And what about the hair? I looked at her, and my thought was that when you look at a statue, their hair isn’t made from a different material, so for me, it had to be fabric. I made several little worms, and after attaching them, I needle-sculpted it to make it look like hair…and stone. After a lot of zoning out, some SERIOUSLY sore hands, and countless hours into this, here she is!!!”
For anyone interested in making their own Doctor Who character poppet, Good Cookie Creations has a free pattern available to use as your poppet base.
I’ve seen amigurumi sets of dolls for Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Firefly, but this was a new one to me: Dune Sandworm and Muad Dib by smapte on DeviantArt.
Be sure to check out her Gallery of other creations, such as Final Fantasy, Firefly, Mad Men, Li’l Trekkies, and Li’l Losties. Girl’s got mad stitchin’ skilz, yo!
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Why would you want to do that? Well, how about when the nightmare is a huggable version of Jack Skellington from the Nightmare Before Christmas? Jack is crocheted in not-so-living black and white acrylic yarn. The free pattern is the creation of April Folts of April Draven Designs. When completed, Jack measures about fifteen inches tall and is worked in single crochet throughout.
While I don’t think Loki would appreciate being described as “cute”, “adorable”, “darling” and “huggable”; he really is when you crochet him in this cute, adorable, darling and totally huggable pocket version. From his removable hat, to his long flowing black hair, and his familiar black and green robes, Loki can go anywhere with you to
cause mayhem and disaster keep you company when you need him.
Now you can not only be hooked on Sherlock but you can hook him as well! Justine Meunier, or Retsnimel as she is known on Ravelry, has created a free pattern for an amigurumi BBC Sherlock Holmes. From his curly hair to his coat, you can see the character as his mind works through the details of his latest case. Quite accurate, right down to his blue scarf and purple shirt.
Of course, Sherlock must have his companion and Justine has provided a free pattern for Doctor John Watson as well.
And the cube is not companionless once you crochet this mini weighted cube and Chell! Chell even has her own Portal Device too. Designed by Nerdigurumi, the pattern is free. It uses various colors of worsted weight yarns and some wire for Chell to allow her to be posable. Nerdigurumi warns that this pattern is a bit more than beginner as it requires some ‘cobbling and fiddling’ to assemble.