Monday, February 23, 2015

Android Free Crochet pattern


Free Android pattern!!

I used to made these Android dolls, many years ago. I remember made all 22 of them. My customer said he want a football team of green android and black android with apple icon (Apple vs Android; what a fun theme LOL). So I decide to share this pattern for free, in my facebook page. And today I just determine to write it down in this blog. The pattern here are written in Standard American term, if you are not familiar with it, there XVA term in the picture below with Thai description







ABBREVIATION
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
dc - double crochet  
sl- slip stitch    
sc2tog- decrease single crochet.

Body  green color
Rnd 1: 3 ch, 12 dc into the circle, sl :: 12 stitches 
Rnd 2: 3 ch, [2 dc in next stitch] 12 times, sl :: 24 stitches
Rnd 3: 3 ch, [dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch] 12 times, sl :: 36 stitches
Rnd 4: 3 ch, [dc in next 2 stitch, 2 dc in next stitch] 12 times, sl :: 48 stitches
Rnd 5: 3 ch, [dc in next 3 stitch, 2 dc in next stitch] 12 times, sl :: 60 stitches
Rnd 6: 3 ch, dc in next 60 stitch, sl :: 60 stitches
Change color to white
Rnd 7: 1 ch, sc in next 60 stitch, sl :: 60 stitches
Change color back to green
Rnd 8 - Rnd14: 3 ch, dc in next 60 stitch, sl :: 60 stitches
Rnd 15: BLO3 ch, [dc in next stitch, dc2tog] 12 times, sl :: 40 stitches
Rnd 16: 3 ch, [dc2tog] 20 times , sl :: 20 stitches
Rnd 17: 3 ch, [dc2tog] 10 times , sl :: 10 stitches
Rnd 18: 1 ch, [sc2tog] 5 times , sl :: 5 stitches
Fasten off.
Tips for body. Do not stuff the fiber too much, if you over stuff, its body is going to expand from the side and not in the shape that android should look like. But tricky stuff here, if you stuff it too less, it will also affect the shape and may lead to sloppy doll when the time pass. Key is stuffing tight enough that it not turning into fatty android. This issue is also help the doll standing properly.

Arm  green color
Rnd 1: 3 ch, 12 dc into the circle, sl :: 12 stitches 
Rnd 2- Rnd 4 : 3 ch, dc in next 12 stitch, sl :: 12 stitches
Rnd 5: 3 ch, [dc2tog] 6 times , sl :: 6 stitches
Fasten off.

Legs green color
Rnd 1: 3 ch, 12 dc into the circle, sl :: 12 stitches 
Rnd 2: 3 ch, [dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch] 6 times, sl :: 18 stitches
Rnd 3- Rnd 4 : 3 ch, dc in next 18 stitch, sl :: 18 stitches
Fasten off.

Legs is the part that you must stuff them as tight as you can. The stable legs keep the android stand still. And make sure its arms and legs aligned in the same way, try to balance the body when you set it stand.

Antenna 
Rnd 1: 5 ch, sc into the 2nd stitch from hook, sc in next 2 stitch, 3 sc in next stitch, sc in next 2 stitch, 2 sc in next stitch, sl :: 12 stitches
Fold half and sew.

I use chain stitch (picture below), to embroidery a circle to create eyes. Also for create alphabet for the word android on doll's belly.



For the black one, I cut felt sheet in to apple shape and glue on belly part.


At that time when I made all of these, I'd got only poor mobile camera, so the picture is in low quality.  




If you sewing them  carefully they can all stand by themselves as shown in the picture. I also crochet small red ball for them. :)