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16 September 2007 @ 10:00 pm
"Daleks in Love" filet crochet  
I had a silly idea while charting out a new dalek pattern and then just had to crochet it.
So, here's my "Daleks in Love" filet crochet doily-thing.

Close up view

Daleks in love in filet crochet

Made with size 10 cotton crochet thread.
Finished size is approximately 26" wide by 17" high (65 cm by 42 cm).
That's a U.S. quarter in the lower right for scale.

Current Mood: amusedamused
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Van: Doctor Who: 9 Fantastic!van on September 17th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Ahahaha that is so fantastic!!
basically anything that is awesome.iknitsocks on September 17th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
so incredible, i wish i knew how to filet crochet so i could ask for the pattern. my husband would DIE for this.

great job.
meredeemeredee on September 18th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Thanks! Filet crochet really isn't all that hard. I'm guessing from your username that you knit - I bet you could use the pattern to knit a dalek scarf! I posted a link to the pattern chart further down in the comments (here)
Emily: The Oncoming Stormemilyjane on September 17th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
That's amazing! And so much work - fantastic!
Rusty: roserustydog on September 17th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
That's just WONDERFUL!
Oddorable: Dr who: Quote geniusoddorable on September 17th, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)
hahaha oh man I LOVE THAT! Great job!
robith: A-Okrobith on September 17th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
OMG! That's brilliant! Now THAT'S talent!
Rob Vincent: applauserob_t_firefly on September 17th, 2007 04:38 am (UTC)
Aww, that's brilliant!

Now I have the song "Electric Dreams" stuck in my head.
therru: Dalek bite my asstherru on September 17th, 2007 08:21 am (UTC)
That's absolutely wonderful! Now I'm just wondering how big a quarter is.
Irritable Bat Syndromefledchen on September 17th, 2007 09:06 am (UTC)
meredee does not list a location, but I'm going to assumer U.S. Quarter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_%28United_States_coin%29
therru: LoM smiletherru on September 17th, 2007 09:14 am (UTC)
Thank you! I didn't think to consult Wikipedia. I should have known that it would be my friend.

So, a quarter is almost a quarter of a decimetre across, then. :)
meredeemeredee on September 17th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Oops! Yes, a U.S. quarter is shown for scale. I'll edit my post to show metric measurements. Thanks for pointing that out!
The sociable recluse: Daleksglitterybabe on September 17th, 2007 10:01 am (UTC)
OMG Icon love!
therru: Dalek bite my asstherru on September 17th, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)
He he, it's made by aimznemesis. I'm sure you can snag it, as long as you credit them. (I got it via someone else, myself.)
The sociable recluse: Daleksglitterybabe on September 17th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
That is gorgeous!

Do you have a pattern for it?
meredeemeredee on September 18th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Ask, and you shall receive:

Dalek pattern
(chart for one dalek - all I did was mirror it and add a heart between them)

That link will open in a new window, though you may have to click on the image to view full size. It should fit on one sheet for easy print out.

I'd love to see what other fans can do with the pattern! I don't knit, but I wonder if it could be used to make a dalek sweater or something...
The sociable recluse: Catherine Tateglitterybabe on September 18th, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
Thank you!
the non-sequitur girl: [Doctor Who] Scottish Tardisrapunzelita on September 17th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
Ahahaha XDD I love it! It's so ridiculously cute!
young, dumb & full of itsonormalithurts on September 17th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
There are no words to describe how much love this. XD
Vermithrax Pejorative: Dalekfyrdrakken on September 17th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is indeed fantabulous.
Sanna: the doctorsun_chan on September 17th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely fantastic! ♥
Maybe I'm the plucky comic relief...?: Doctor Who - Pertwee 2agentxpndble on September 17th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
SQUEE! That is *fabulous*!
finmagik on September 17th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ah, Dalek love. The purest love of all.
Saracontrarier on September 17th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful! Talk about skill.
Tryogeru Itsuki: Mummytryogeru on September 18th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Oh that's brilliant! I wish I knew now to crochet like that~!
meredeemeredee on September 18th, 2007 05:35 am (UTC)
Thank you
*aw shucks*
Thank you everyone for liking my dalek doily-thing. I'll keep your lovely comments in mind the next time I forget how to count and end up ripping out entire rows...

Filet crochet really isn't all that hard to do - just a series of chain and double crochet stitches to form open and filled squares. It can be somewhat tedious (lots of counting), but I usually crochet while watching tv anyway. This piece took me a little over a week of evenings to complete. Yay for daleks!
aimlesslight: smileaimlesslight on September 18th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
This has got to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen. Awesome! :D
ilisidiilisidi on September 19th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
Care-Innburtonworshiper on September 20th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Ooooo! That's so cool!
myster_webmyster_web on September 29th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Dear God, I am in love with it!