Allons-y

The Doctor

For quite awhile, I had been hearing about Doctor Who.  It seems that I couldn’t go to my favorite craft sites without being inundated with crafts related to the series.  I felt like I was missing out on some wonderful inside joke that I just had to be there to get. Finally I saw that the 2005 version was on Netflix, so I decided to watch an episode or 2.  Can I just say that I hated it?  I was so disappointed because all the Whovians out there seemed to be having so much fun and I really didn’t like it.  Fast forward a few months… I was sitting down to crochet and I couldn’t find anything on so I thought I would give the series one more try.  I guess the third time is the charm because I found myself really getting into it.  I became addicted, obsessed really.  Doctor Who became my go-to show to watch while I crocheted.  My oldest daughter started watching right after the 10th Doctor met Martha Jones and she is even more into it than I am.  Since my daughter’s birthday is coming up next month, I thought I would make her a finger puppet of her favorite Doctor:  10.

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

 

The Doctor
Materials needed:
Small amount of size 10 tan crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 white crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 blue crochet thread
Small amount of size 10 burgundy crochet thread
Small amount of white, black, brown and pink embroidery floss
Small amount of worsted weight brown yarn
Size 7 steel hook
Fiberfill
Yarn needle
 
*Important Note:  You will want to embroider The Doctor’s face and add his hair after you finish making the body.  That will ensure that his suit is centered.
*Ch 1 at the start of a round does not count as a stitch.
Head and Body:
Head (use tan crochet thread):
Round 1:   make an adjustable ring, ch1, 6 sc in ring, join. (6 sc)
Round 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (12 sc)
Round 3:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in the next st, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * around, join.  (18 sc)
Round 4:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around, join.  (24 sc)
Round 5:  ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around, join.  (30 sc)
Rounds 6 – 10:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (30 sc) Round 11:  ch 1, sc dec over same st as join and the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, repeat from * around, join. (24 sc)
Round 12:  ch 1, sc dec over same st as join and the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, repeat from * around, join. (18 sc)  Stuff the puppet’s head.
Round 13:  ch 1, sc dec over same st as join and the next st, 1 sc in the next  st, *sc dec over the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the next  st, repeat from * around, join.  (12 sc)
Round 14:   ch 1, sc dec over same st as join and next st, sc dec over next 2 sts, around, join. (6 sc)�
Body (use blue and white crochet thread):
Round 15:  using the blue crochet thread, ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join and in the next st,  change to the white crochet thread, 2 sc in each of the next 3 sts, change to the blue crochet thread, 2 sc in the last st, join.  (12 sc)
Round 16:  using the blue crochet thread, ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, change to the white crochet thread, *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, repeat from * twice, change to the blue crochet thread, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st, join.  (18 sc)
Round 17:  using the blue crochet thread, ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts,  1 sc in the next st, change to the white crochet thread, 1 sc in the same st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts,2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, change to the blue crochet thread, 1 sc in the same st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, join.  (24 sc)
Round 18: using the blue crochet thread, ch 1, 2 sc in the same st as join, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, change to the white crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st, change to the blue crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, join.  (30 sc)
Rounds 19:  using the blue crochet thread, ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each of the next 15 sts, change to the white crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts, change to the blue crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sts, join.  (30 sc)
Rounds 20:  using the blue crochet thread, ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each of the next 16 sts, change to the white crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, change to the blue crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, join.  (30 sc)
Rounds 21:  using the blue crochet thread, ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each of the next 17 sts, change to the white crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, change to the blue crochet thread, 1 sc in each of the next 11 sts, join.  (30 sc)
Rounds 22 – 33:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (30 sc)  At the end of round 33, finish off and weave in ends.  Use worsted weight brown to add the puppet’s hair.  For the top part, I used the method found here http://amigurumipatterns.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-add-hair-to-your-amigurumi.html
I then trimmed it and embroidered the side burns and the rest of the hair.
Use black, white and brown embroidery floss to embroider eyes and pink embroidery floss to embroider the mouth.  Use black embroidery floss to add suit seam.
Lapel and Collar (use blue crochet thread):
Ch 30
1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each of the next 2 chs, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chs, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, sl st in the next ch, 1 sc in each of the next 9 chs, sl st in the next ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 chs, 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs, leaving an 8 inch tail for sewing, finish off.�
Tie (use burgundy crochet thread):
Ch 3
Row 1:  (right side) 1 sc in the second ch from hook and in the next hook, ch 1 turn.  (2 sc)
Row 2:  sc dec over both sts, ch 1, turn.  (1 sc)
Row 3:  working in back loops only, 2 sc in st, ch 1, turn.  (2 sc)
Row 4:  2 sc in both sts, ch 1, turn.  (4 sc)
Row 5:  sc dec over first 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (2 sc)
Row 6:  sc dec over both sts, leaving an 8 inch tail for sewing, finish off.  (1 sc)  Sew tie to the front of the puppet’s shirt.  Once that is in place, sew the lapel and collar to the front of the suit, around the neck and to the other side of the suit.
Arms (use tan and blue crochet thread and make 2):
Round 1:  using tan crochet thread, make an adjustable ring, ch1, 4 sc in ring, join. (4 sc)
Round 2:  ch1, 2 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (8 sc)
Round 3:  ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (8 sc)�
Rounds 4 – 11:  change to the bllue crochet thread, ch 1, 1 sc in the same st as join and in each st around, join.  (8 sc)  At the end of round 11, leave an 8 inch tail for sewing and finish off.  Sew arms to the sides of puppet’s body.

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2 thoughts on “Allons-y

  1. Lovely Ten; I’ve been putting off making him because patterns that really looked like him had very complicated hair, but I may have to have a crack in November. Will definitely be making the weeping angel too, may make from a few patterns so that I have a mob of them
    My sis used to obsessively watch the show when we were kids, but I just didn’t get it then. I picked it up when it came back with the Ninth Doctor, and suspect that it would have been far less enjoyable then if I hadn’t a clue what I was in for. I also stopped watching for quite a while when they changed actors to Matt Smith, as the dynamic felt different.

    • I’m glad you like him. Ten is definitely my favorite, but I like all of them in their own ways. If you decide to tackle this project in November and need any help, leave a comment and I’d be happy to do what I can.

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