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Okay, so about a year and a half ago, I saw a great idea for knitting these really cute Arthur and Merlin mice, and quickly taught myself how to knit so I could have a set of my own (and make a few for my friends). They turned out pretty adorable, and I've been knitting up a storm ever since.


And then, about a month ago, I decided I wanted to learn crocheting (lol Can you tell unemployment is getting to me?). I found a cute pattern online to use as a starting point, and modified it to fit some characters from Glee this time.

The result: Kurt and Blaine dolls!

Preview:


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Blaine was the first attempt, and it being my first try at crocheting, he came out a little disproportioned. One of his legs had to be refashioned. His jacket also drove me crazy. I didn't have a pattern for the tie, so I had to improvise, and stitched the contrasting colour over top of it.

Kurt, on the other hand, is a bit closer to what the pattern intended (meaning he's a bit bigger, but more in-proportion than Blaine). His outfit is modeled after one of my favourites of his, from 2x06 Never Been Kissed. His hairstyle also started out a bit more like Blaine's, before I realised that Kurt often wore the swept-back Big Hair in S2. So, I restitched it, and it added to his height considerably.

Size-wise, they're each a little less than 14" tall.

Blaine






Kurt
 






Currently, I'm trying to decide if I should make another Kurt one with his Born This Way outfit (complete with that oddly attractive plaid coat, for strategic re-enactment purposes). If I can figure out how to crochet plaid on such a small pattern, we'll see how it goes.



Comments

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jdbracknell
Sep. 28th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
They're adorable.
batgurl88
Sep. 28th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
mcgarrygirl78
Sep. 28th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
OMG, Kimmie they are adorable! I cant knit/crochet to save my life so that's pretty awesome.
batgurl88
Sep. 28th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I wouldn't have gotten far without YouTube, to be honest - it's a lot easier to learn stuff like this nowadays than it was when I tried to learn as a kid.
mimiheart
Oct. 3rd, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
That is too cute. Aww.
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
niniblack
Oct. 3rd, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
These are SO CUTE! :D
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
carmidoll
Oct. 3rd, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)
I am dying, these are so cute and I would cuddle them forever!! You are really talented **
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! They are fun to cuddle lol
chartreuse_77
Oct. 3rd, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
My goodness they are adorable! That is ridiculously impressive!
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked them.
previouslydead
Oct. 3rd, 2011 03:39 pm (UTC)
I just....these are adorable! Coupled with the fact that spencer reid is on your background and you have a happy merlin mood icon thing, you're just made of awesome
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Aw Thank you very much! It's nice to find someone else who appreciates all those things ;)
glitzy09
Oct. 3rd, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
These are amazing, I can't tell you how much I love them. I totally need to knit Kurt and Blaine dolls for myself now! I would love to see the Kurt BTW doll if you make it, I think that would look awesome. PS, sorry about the unemployment, that really sucks :(
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you liked them. And I definitely encourage giving it a try!

I'm still mapping out plans for the BTW Kurt, so if I do end up making it, I'll be sure to post pics.

PS, sorry about the unemployment, that really sucks :(

Thanks, but things might be looking up! (I got an interview shortly after your comment lol).
subitodolcediva
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
These are just precious! I salute you. My level of arts and crafts skills is about at bead pet, Defcon Four, lol. Very nice job!
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
heartsasmagnets
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
You even made the Blaine doll shorter than the Kurt doll! Nice work! Totally adorable.
glitzy09
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I noticed that too!
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
lol Yes that was a very conscious decision, so I'm glad someone else picked up on it! xD Glad you liked them.
rikke_leonhart
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
They are so adorable. I'd pay for those since I ahev no skills of my own xD
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! It means a lot that you'd say that :)
brighton_girl
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Adorable.
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
kgavin2
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Those are really cute. I crochet - but I make a lot scarves. I've only done one amigurumi in my life, and it was Pavarotti. :) I can follow a pattern, but these are just amazing.
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm so used to knitting that crocheting is still a bit of a mystery to me, but it was certainly fun to try! There seem to be a lot of cool things you can make with it.

You made a crochet Pavarotti? That's so adorable! <3
seanix00bs
Oct. 3rd, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Oh these are just so adorable!!! I've been looking for a new project to do and you just inspired me! I'm gonna look at the pattern next, but would you mind sharing your tips when you did the costumes? Also, are the patterns from the ravelry site worth purchasing?
p.s. unemployment also got me into crocheting, but nothing hurts if it's to produce art like this! esp ones so cute like yours! :D
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad to hear this inspired you. And I'd be happy to share my tips :)

Personally, I wouldn't have gotten far without the pattern, since I've never crocheted before, so it was worth it for me to buy. I looked through the ones she has and chose to buy only the PeeWee Herman one, since it was the closest to what I wanted for both the boys. It was about $6.50, so a little expensive, but I wouldn't have been able to do much without it (if you already know a basic amigurumi pattern, you might not need it).

For Blaine, I made his jacket just a little longer than the pattern specified, so it went all the way to his crotch. All of the red on the jacket was embroidered over top of it at the end. And I used yarn rather than embroidery floss for the eyebrows (because we all know Darren's are bushy lol).

For Kurt, the biggest change from the pattern was the lapel. Instead of having it go out-in-out like Blaine's (as a suit lapel would), I did all double-crochets across that part to make it rounded. And I also lengthened the jacket a lot from the pattern so it reached his upper thighs.

Also, I had a hard time finding doll eyes/small enough buttons at my local store, so I ended up using black and white brads (those metal push-pins that have the two ends you push apart to keep them in place) for eyes and jacket buttons.

Hope that helps a bit! Good luck with your project, and if you have any questions, let me know! :)
seanix00bs
Oct. 7th, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
thanks so much! i've just started it, using a different pattern, but i'm keeping it in line with what you modified. thanks again!!! :D
seanmegansean
Oct. 3rd, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh my, they are precious. Too adorable for words really <3
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked them.
verdandil
Oct. 3rd, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
I might just have melted at the sight of these. Adorable.
batgurl88
Oct. 3rd, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks! They were fun to make, so I'm glad you enjoyed them.
webeh
Oct. 3rd, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that Kurt!Doll is taller than Blaine!Doll!!! This kills me for the attention to detail! :)

These are amazingly adorable. Especially the bow tie and Dalton tie.
batgurl88
Oct. 4th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I had a lot of fun working on their outfits.
hpfan6
Oct. 3rd, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
so cute
batgurl88
Oct. 4th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
mochachiato
Oct. 4th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
This is truly awesome! I mean, who thinks to crochet Klaine dolls?

You do, you amazing person!
batgurl88
Oct. 4th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
lol Someone with a lot of time on their hands!

And thank you! :)
byjinder
Oct. 4th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
This is your first attempt? Damn I feel like I'm doing nothing with my life. These are gorgeous!
batgurl88
Oct. 4th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
I was lucky enough to have a lot of knitting experience to fall back on lol. I'm glad you enjoyed them!
longforlovers
Oct. 4th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
I just died from the cute. These are amazing.
batgurl88
Oct. 4th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
winged_entity
Oct. 4th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Wow, that is just adorable! And the craftsmanship is really impressive. Beautiful work! <3
batgurl88
Oct. 4th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked them.
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