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Sonic the Hedgehog Crocheted by cyla-knits Sonic the Hedgehog Crocheted by cyla-knits
I've wanted for a while to knit a Sonic doll, but I didn't know how to knit some things, so I picked up crocheting. I would say about 3/4 of this is crochet and the other 1/4 was knit. I think I'm going to do more video game characters. I really like the button eyes, it gives it that home made look to the MAX.

The head, body, shoes, tail and muzzle was crochet. His ears, spines, soles of the shoes, gloves, socks, arms and legs were knit.

I used Red Heart nappy cheap yarn, size 5 knitting needles, size H crochet hook.

If I was smart I would of wrote down directions, but I made up everything off the top of my head. So much yarn wasted....

If you want to do this here's some tips I can remember learning the hard way: use two strains of yarn with size 5 needles when doing the spines so it will be stiff enough to stand up by itself. I used short rows to get the curves in the spine. Arms, legs, and socks were knitted I-Cords.

The eyes...you're on your own, haha. I believe the eyes took the longest because I had to do some paper cut outs to get the right size in proportion to his head, then figure out if I should knit or crochet the eyes, or actually wait and get some felt stuff at the store. I first crochet the eyes, but didn't like how it looked crocheted, so then I knitted the eyes. As usual it was slightly uneven when finished, so then I had to attempt to fix it, which didn't turn out that great. Nevertheless, it is finished.

Also because I'm poor I stuffed him with plastic grocery bags. Hurray!

I think I'm going to do Master Chief next. Stay tuned.

A side view: [link]
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MadnessWearsGlasses Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He is staring into my soul...gg
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senechoghog Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SONIC THE LEGHOG
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ArtisanDeeo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for the print request, wrong click :X
Anyways, I love your tutorials! They helped me a lot xD
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cyla-knits Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've done the print request thing as well many-a-times, haha.

I am glad that my tutorials helped you! Spread the word of knitting!
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ArtisanDeeo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I will! I'm getting lots of friends hooked in it xD
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keenster86 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
KNIT KNERD!

people would kill for those things yunno.
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cyla-knits Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, probably. I spent too much time on this guy though. While I'm open to the idea of selling things I knit, people often don't want to pay the price for them. They would expect something like this to be $20 or something cheap, haha.
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fuzzymutt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
I have the same problem with regards to my pipe cleaner sculptures - people don't realize how difficult and time consuming the craft is and they expect me to quickly make them for around $20, like you said.
"Oh, it's 'just' pipe cleaners" I've been told...
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cyla-knits Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ditto. I have sold things I've knitted, I basically sold them for the price of materials because these were co-workers of mine that I actually liked, haha. I would have a hard time selling things to people who don't understand the hours put into something. I was talking with a friend about this doll and I said I would sell it for $200 because of the work I put into it with all the failures from making up a pattern as I went along, haha.
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keenster86 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
too bad you can't mass knit.
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