Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's much bigger on the inside.



An order came in for a TARDIS and I was so excited. The trial and error process was a little more than I expected, but I'm alright with how it turned out. It's so easy to make. As always, email me pictures of finished products or if you've got any questions. (armyofowls@gmail.com)


Materials:
3-5 oz. worsted weight yarn in blue
white and black yarn for embroidering
g hook
yarn needle
stuffing

Pattern Note: I crochet tightly anyways, but I find that crocheting tightly helps a lot in this aspect because it makes the rectangles a little bit more sturdy.

Side: (Make 4)
Ch 16
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across.(15 sc)
Row 2-25: ch 1, turn. sc in each sc. (15 sc)
Fasten off.

[if you want a taller TARDIS make more rows here]

Bottom:
Ch 21
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across (20 sc)
Row 2-20: ch 1, turn. sc in each sc. (20 sc)
Fasten off.

[make as many rows as needed to make a square.]

Top:
ch 16
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each sc across (15 sc)
Row 2-15: ch 1, turn. sc in each sc. (15 sc)
Fasten off

Assembly:
1: With white yarn, embroider "Police Box" on the top of each of the sides. Under that, embroider 6 "windows" in 2 groups of 3. Directly under that, embroider 2 sets of 3 windows again.

2. On one of the sides (I picked the best looking one because I'm not the best embroiderer) stitch lines around the windows to make doors. (using black yarn) See photo.

3. Sew all four sides together to make a 3-d rectangle.

4. Sew bottom to 3-D rectangle. It should be bigger than the rectangle by about 2 stitches on each side.

5. To make the light on top, ch 5, sl st in second ch from hook and in each across. Sew this, upright, to the top.

*If desired, cut cardboard to fit inside the bottom and all four sides. You don't need to attach these in any way. They'll be held down and up by the stuffing.*

6. Sew top to top of rectangle 3/4 of the way. Stuff TARDIS. Sew last side of top. If you pull a little bit on the light in the middle of the top it gives it a peaked appearance.

7. Find a handsome Scottish gentleman and go gallivanting across space and time.

14 comments:

  1. LOVE this! I have a good friend who is obsessed with Doctor Who and I'm definitely going to make one of these for her. Also, I really like number 7. Is David Tennant included if I buy one from you? ;)

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  2. Thanks for posting these instructions! I just added the project on ravelry. I'm going to attempt to triple the size, though... Hope that my math works out :)- I thought *I* had dibs on 10... wait, Georgia Moffett does, and I think my husband would have something to say about it anyway.

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  3. If you manage to make one triple the size work out please email me some pictures! I love seeing things people have made from my stuff.

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  4. Thanks for posting this! On what will be the front panel, I made a little alteration I thought you might find interesting: for row 3, I did sc front loop only; then row 4, sc back loop only. For the next 15 rows, I alternated the middle (8th) stitch as sc front and back post -- so, row 5 the 8th stitch is sc front post, row 6 the 8th stitch is sc back post, and so on. The row after those, I did sc front loop only. I think it adds some neat definition to the "doors." I'm out of fibrefill, but I hope to assemble the tardis and post it to ravelry this weekend -- I'll be sure to message you. Thanks again!

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  5. I'll have to try that out! Thanks for letting me know. This is such a basic pattern that I'm always open to alterations to make it look nicer.

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  6. Loving this! Going to be part of Little Brother's Christmas present. I've watched 3 seasons so far in under two weeks. Addicted! Ha!

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  7. Hey, just wanted to thank you for posting this pattern. I've been modifying the design for a while now to try to get as many details on the TARDIS as I can. Instead of embroidering windows the white in the windows, I'm using tapestry crochet (a.k.a. intarsia in knitting) - or coloring changing within rows - to create more definition. I'm also adding embroidery for more definition on the doors/sides. Really, the basic shape instructions (how many stitches/how to form the top) are the only things I'm following strictly at this point.

    So, I was wondering, is there any way I can post my heavily modified version of this pattern - with a link/credit to you for the inspiration of course - on Ravelry/a personal blog?

    Thanks again!

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  8. I'm turning this into a dice bag for 2 of my gamer friends. Where do I post pics?

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  9. You can email it to me at armyofowls@gmail.com or post some on ravelry and I'll add them to the photos for the pattern there. A dice bag would be such a cool use for this pattern!

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  10. I surprised my husband with a TARDIS afghan for his birthday. He doesn't know a matching pillow is in the works. I think I'll have to make this, too. Thanks.

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  11. What is the finished size? I think im going to make this as a birthday present.

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    1. It depends a bit on your gauge and what yarn you use. Mine turned out about 4-5 inches tall and 3ish inches wide and deep. if it helps at all to size it, its sitting in the middle of my computer chair in the photos. I'm sorry I don't have anything more concrete for you. It's been a long while since I made one.

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