lemming invasion!

My lemmings pattern continues to take over the world :) Here’s another commission I just finished, (currently on their way to Italy):

crocheted lemmings by planetjune

And this is just too cool not to share: JS left me a comment on my original lemmings post to tell me about a project planned and executed to perfection by the craft club at the Helsinki University of Technology. The girls in the club spent five months secretly crocheting about 200 (yes! two hundred!) lemmings based on my pattern, and then strategically arranged them – walking, building, climbing, floating, etc – all around the IT building.

Here are some waiting to be arranged:

planetjune lemmings crocheted by HUT students
(image source)

And some action shots:

planetjune lemmings crocheted by HUT students
planetjune lemmings crocheted by HUT students
(image source)

Isn’t that the coolest thing ever?! Congratulations to everyone involved in the epic project – it looks amazing. I’d love to walk through a building and see tiny lemmings popping up everywhere I looked!

If you’d like to make your own lemmings, the basic Mop Top Mascots pattern is free (donationware). If you leave a donation, the PDF version also includes hints for how to adapt the Mop Tops into the various lemmings :) Thank you to those who have donated already – I really appreciate your support!

12 Comments »

  1. melissa said

    oh my gosh june!

    that is the coolest thing ever!

    :) melissa

  2. Jana said

    How AWESOME!!! I would love to see that too!

  3. Puglette said

    wow! that is the cutest secret plot! i would love to come across a cute little batch of lemmings where i worked.
    that is so sweet!
    hugs,
    puglette
    :o)

  4. Nicole said

    Wow, thats great! Good Idea!

  5. Lynda Fryer said

    June, that is an awesome plot & a wonderful surprise for you!! would love to see that!! xo

  6. futuregirl said

    Helsinki is *the* place to be! Wow! That’s awesome. :) How cool that your pattern inspired that kind of installation art piece. :) xo!!!

  7. Wow! Great action shots! Love them all!!! ^_____^

  8. They really are very cool. I would love to come across a little batch of lemmings. great photos too

  9. cheeses_h said

    Wow, love this stuff!

    I worked on the computer game remake of this and recognise those lil critters very well indeed :)

  10. Laura said

    LOL I so thought these were Fraggles.

  11. Jessica said

    I was wondering if it was possible to purchase these?

    • June said

      Jessica, I’m afraid I don’t have time to accept commissions for finished items based on my patterns, but some of my customers do: you can find the list of customers who sell items based on my patterns at http://www.planetjune.com/buytoys – maybe you’ll find one of them who has what you’re looking for in stock, or can custom-make it for you :)

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