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25 March 2007 @ 02:40 pm
Crocheted tardis ornament  
I've just wandered over to this community, so I thought I'd share my crafty-tardis.

A TARDIS ornament that I made last year:


It stands around 4" (10cm) tall.


How I made it:
Crocheted from size 10 cotton thread, with thread backstitched details. Each of the 4 panels was completed separately, then whipstitched together and attached to the base. The signs and base were made from shrinkable plastic (Shrinky Dinks). The roof was added after it was stuffed. My favorite bit is the "light" on top, which is a clear glass bead sandwiched between two flat beads which I painted blue.

Relatively easy to make, but took a while to do, with all the fiddly details...

I'm totally inspired by all of the knit/crochet Daleks here - I want to work on a little Dalek ornament now!  What do you think of tiny rounded gold buttons or brads for the bobbles and clear cone beads for the top of the head? I'm not sure, though, how to pull off the eyestalk, plunger probe, and laser gun, on such a small scale.
Make them out of wire?
Lily of Shalott: The Doctor dances (by lfire1)lilyofshalott on March 25th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
That's adorable. ^_^
Irritable Bat Syndromefledchen on March 25th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Emily: Everything's coming up Doctor.emilyjane on March 26th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! I have so much respect for people who do thread crochet - I just don't have the patience for it ;p
penwiper337penwiper337 on March 26th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Awww, that's so CUTE! Thanks for posting it!

I bet some combination of beads and wire would work for the guns, etc. on the Dalek. You could thread seed beads or bugle beads on the wire to make the stalks, then use larger beads or small buttons for the plunger/eye.
meredeemeredee on March 26th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
ooh, I hadn't thought of seed beads + wire - great suggestion! I saw some grommet things in the scrapbook section at the craft store that would work well for the base of the laser/gun, then I could twist up some wire for the sticky-outy part
atellix: Awesome - Doctor Whoatellix on March 26th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
That is BRILLIANT! It's so fantastic -- I wish I knew the first thing about crocheting, because I would love to try this. Fantastic job!
Sunshiny Mesunstar77 on March 26th, 2007 10:23 pm (UTC)
That is awesome! I think I might have to give this a try.
Celiaceliaka on April 7th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
Awe. Some.
faithib: pic#55116299faithib on November 28th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
too cute!
I've got to try this!
logicisfailing: Out of this worldlogicisfailing on July 20th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
wow, i'm impressed! I can only crochet a little bit but I'll have to get better so I can make this!
(Anonymous) on August 25th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
do you store loo rolls in it !!!!
(Anonymous) on January 23rd, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
tardis ornament
Hi Kate, This is a really creative project. I love it.
ext_116642 on June 27th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
I ended up here when looking for some Doctor Who patterns. I just love this! I may have to try it out for myself. My dad wants to know if it's bigger on the inside. ;)
(Anonymous) on November 19th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Love it!!
That is the coolest thing ever, I love it!! I want one, but really don't have the expertise to make one (my only accomplishment so far is a blanket made out of granny squares!)

Have to say, I think you'd make a fortune selling these!!
(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
You could use bugle beads for the gun etc. with a round bead at the end.

JaqueDarkjaquedark on November 25th, 2010 11:55 am (UTC)

Could you make one so I could buy it? Do you do commissions?