Not too long ago, I started watching Deep Space Nine, and I haven’t looked back since. My love for Star Trek has only grown, and I just knew that the time was right to pick up my hook and my Star Trek crochet projects!
A couple of years ago, when I first started experimenting with amigurumi figures, I made myself a miniature Mr. Spock doll and a miniature Captain Kirk.
Sadly, they weren’t well-made (Kirk’s hair comes out with the slightest tug and Spock’s Vulcan eyebrows are quite crooked–and illogical), so they mostly sit on my shelf in sadness. I don’t even have that captain’s chair anymore! It must have beamed itself out of the house…
So what’s the big news? I’m writing a series of patterns to cover the main characters from The Original Series, Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine!
I’ll also be writing up a pattern for both the USS Enterprise NCC 1701 and NCC 1701-D. There are no current plans in the works for my beloved station DS9, but that may change in the future.
I don’t know why-perhaps it’s because I grew up with Next Gen on TV and it’ll always be my favorite-but I’ve decided to start with Picard and his crew.
Worf isn’t quite finished (note the lack of cranial ridges), but that’s okay.
I still don’t know if I will follow up my Next Gen crew with TOS or DS9 characters, but either way will prove to be a lot of fun! I will be making miniature verisons of the following characters:
TOS: Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, Chekhov
NG: Picard, Riker, Worf, La Forge, Data, Dr. Crusher, Troi
DS9: Sisko, Kira, Odo, Dr. Bashir, Jadzia Dax, O’Brien, Quark
What’s particularly exciting is the simplicity of the pattern! The same pattern is used for ALL of the characters (except for Quark, whose head starts out a little differently to accommodate those lobes for business)–all you have to do is swap out the uniform colors and add the character-specific details!
I’m also really excited for the pattern for the Enterprise. The plan is to make it large enough to be able to enclose all of the TOS (or NG) characters in the saucer section of their ship. I’m even considering using a zipper to keep everything in place, and the possible use of plastic canvas to help the Enterprise keep her shape. Nifty, right?
I’ve been averaging one character per evening after work, so I’m hoping to have the pattern for the characters available in the coming weeks. Two down, only nineteen to go!
One last question: arms or no arms?