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It was a challenge trying to whip this Dalek up in secret as a surprise for Dave’s birthday, but I just managed to get it finished in time. For the uninitiated (there may still be some of you out there?), Daleks are the scary villains from Doctor Who.

crocheted dalek
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I based it on amdowns’ Dalek Crochet Pattern, but I made a few modifications with the base and the eye and plunger attachments. I’d have made more modifications if I had time – I really wish the texture of the body was more distinct, and I’d probably redo the whole thing using 2 colours. It also looks a bit too plump and cuddly, but I’m happy with the attachments (they are wired inside so they are poseable) and I put an old CD inside the base to keep the bottom flat – it just happened to be exactly the right size. Now I just have to hope hubby likes it.

crocheted dalek

EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!!

8 Comments »

  1. Simon Beck said

    Now you know what this reminds me of? Old ladies used to sometimes have a crocheted toilet-roll cover shaped like a doll with a voluminous skirt. Hey – I’ve found another use for your Dalek! Seriously, what an excellent bit of work.

  2. Mary said

    OH MY GOSH!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!! Hubby and I are HUGE Doctor Who fans.

  3. June said

    Yes! It’s guarding his home office against intruders now ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Katrina said

      Is there any way you could describe what you did to modify those parts? I’ve been wanting to make this but was shying away because I didn’t know if I liked the way the eye or plunger looked, and I don’t think I’m experienced enough to figure out how to make changes myself. I would really, really appreciate it.

      • June said

        Katrina, I’d love to help, but 1) I made this almost 4 years ago now and 2) when I did make the modifications, I just made them up as I went along… I’m afraid I don’t remember at all what I did! I’m so sorry I can’t give you any advice ๐Ÿ™

  4. dawn said

    Did he like it?! XxxxxxX

  5. Xia said

    Wow! That’s really creative!

  6. Felicia said

    That is the most brilliant thing I’ve ever seen!

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