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.
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