Astronaut Pattern – My Little Crochet Doll

You’ve all been very patient and I hope the wait was worth it (blame all the work at Uni).

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Finally the next patten has been finished and is ready to make.

The astronaut pattern has a jump suit, made with a few rows, but mostly rounds in single crochet (double crochet to us Brits). It has a zip at the back, buttons wouldn’t do for an astronaut.

The boots are worked in BLO, giving the soles a ridged effect similar to the ones used on the moon.

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The helmet has a plastic covering to keep oxygen in.

But most important, the front panel has working LED lights. Of course, when you’re playing on the dark side of the moon you need some lights to see your way.

I buy my electronics from Kitronic, a UK company. They’re easy to find on line, but Maplins are starting to sell sew-able electronics too (although expensive from them).

If you’re stuck please email me and I’ll see if I can help.

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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