No need to strengthen
the sides to obtain& maintain cubic form as this pattern is using 2
rectangles to make cubes/cuboids instead of working in the round.
In the rectangles 'hinges'
are created by working one row in the
front loops only. By working in the front row, the hinge will be towards you.
Using the sizing
schematic, you can create any size creeper!
Please find the
schematic all the way below.
12 stitches creeper
(appr 20 cm tall)
HEAD (12x12x12)0 chain 13
112 12sc, ch1, turn (12 times in total)
13 12sc in front loops only, ch1, turn
1424 12sc, ch1, turn (11 times in total)
25 12sc in front loops only, ch1, turn
2636 12sc, ch1, turn (11 times in total)
make two, sew together
to form a cube, stuff. See schematic for help.
Make sure the 'hinges'
as explained above are in the correct way.This means that if you lay down the 2 rectangles, the unused back loops should be in the back (you are not facing them)
EYES & MOUTH
See face & mouth schematic
for help.For 12 stitches creepers and up, you can crochet the face. For smaller ones, I would recommend to embroider it.
Each black block
represents stitch & row (AxA)
For the 12 stitch
creeper, A=1, so the eyes will be 2sc2 rows (2Ax2A), and the mouth is 2sc 3
rows with 1sc2rows down on each side. See pattern below.
For other size
creepers, I would suggest to use 4A= 1/3X (so for 12 stitches, 4A=4 so A=1 :))
EYES (make 2)
0 chain 31 2sc, ch1, turn
2 2sc
MOUTH (see also mouth
schematic on right side for help)
0 chain 41 3sc, ch1, turn
2 3sc, ch2, turn
3 2sc (one in chain, one in block)
1 2sc (one in chain, one in block)
BODY (24x12x6)
For length, I used
twice the size in stitches (24).This is actually a little bit long, but I did
it to have more surface to stitch the feet so it would be more stable to stand.
However, I noticed that the little creeper is quite sturdy, so if you want, you
can make the body less long (about 1 ½ times the stitches, in this case 18) and
sew the feet on the bottom, to make it more gamerealistic.
I added the new stitchcount
& rows underlined.
Use the size schematic
below to calculate the correct counts for other sizes.
Rectangle A
0 chain 13 16 12sc, ch1, turn (6 times in total)
7 12sc in front loops only
830 12sc, ch1, turn (23 times in total) (for 1 ½ stitches: 17 times in total)
31 12sc in front loops only
3236 12sc, ch1, turn (5 times in total)
Rectangle B
0 chain 25 (for 1 ½ stitches: chain 19) 16 24sc, ch1, turn (6 times in total) (18sc, ch1, turn (6 times in total))
7 24sc in front loops only (18sc in front loops only)
818 24sc, ch1, turn (11 times in total) (18sc, ch1, turn (11 times in total))
19 24sc in front loops only (18sc in front loops only)
2024 24sc, ch1, turn (5 times in total) (18sc, ch1, turn (5 times in total))
sew together (just
like head) to create a cuboid, stuff.
FEET (make 4) (9x6x6)
Rectangle Ain grey
0 begin with long tail for sewing , chain 7
12 6sc, ch1, turn (2 times in total)
turn to green
39 6sc, ch1, turn (7 times in total)
10 6sc in front loops only
1115 6sc, ch1, turn (5 times in total)
16 6sc in front loops only
1722 6sc, ch1, turn (6 times in total)
turn to grey (keep beginning long for sewing)
2324 6sc, ch1, turn (2 times in total)
Rectangle B
in green0 begin with long tail for sewing, chain 7
17 6sc, ch1, turn (7 times in total), leave long tail for sewing
turn to grey (keep beginning a little longer for sewing)
89 6sc, ch1, turn (2 times in total)
10 6sc in front loops only
1115 6sc, ch1, turn (5 times in total)
16 6sc in front loops only
17 6sc, ch1, turn
turn to green (keep beginning long for sewing)
2824 6sc, ch1, turn (7 times in total)
sew together to form a cuboid, stuff. See schematic for help.
Begin at red circle with grey, then change to green at light blue and stitch all the way over until you need to swith to grey again (black circle and arrow).
Stuff and close by using and starting at the yellow circle following the yellow arrow.
Use the grey tail below the yellow circle to close the little grey gap.
For 1 ½X body, sew feet on bottom.
SIZING SCHEMATIC
X is the number of
stitches. This pattern is for X=12 stitches and with my yarn and hooknr 3,5 it became approx 20 cm tall.
NB Use an even X and ½X, as in this way the hinges pattern (all front loops) is correct.
X stitches creeper
NB Use an even X and ½X, as in this way the hinges
pattern (all front loops) is correct.
(If you want to use uneven, then pay close attention to the hinges. Make sure that they are all facing the same way (so you may need to stitch in back loops instead of front)). 

HEAD (X * X * X)


chain (X +1)
X sc, ch1, turn (X
times in total)
X sc in front loops only, ch1, turn
X sc, ch1, turn ( (X
1) times in total)
X sc in front loops only, ch1, turn
X sc, ch1, turn ( (X
1) times in total)


FACE


12 X creeper and up:
you can crochet the face (see 12X pattern)
4A= 1/3X
For smaller
creepers, embroider face. (see face schematic for help)


Body (2 X * X *½ X) (2X stitches, sew feet so they
are ½ overlapping)
for
shorter body & feet at bottom, use the 1 ½X schematic below)


chain (X +1)
X sc, ch1, turn (X
times in total)
X sc in front loops only
X sc, ch1, turn ( (2
X 1) times in total)
X sc in front loops only
X sc, ch1, turn ( (½
X 1) times in total)

chain 2 X
2 X sc, ch1, turn (½ X times in total)
2 X sc in front loops
only
2 X sc, ch1, turn (X 1 times in total)
2 X sc in front loops
only
2 X sc, ch1, turn (½ X 1 times in total)

Body (1 ½ X * X *½ X) for shorter body & feet at bottom


chain (X +1)
X sc, ch1, turn (X
times in total)
X sc in front loops only
X sc, ch1, turn ( (1 ½ X 1) times in total)
X sc in front loops only
X sc, ch1, turn ( (½
X 1) times in total)

Chain 1 ½ X
1 ½ X sc, ch1, turn (½ X times in total)
1 ½ X sc in front loops only
1 ½ X sc, ch1, turn (X 1 times in total)
1 ½ X sc in front loops only
1 ½ X sc, ch1, turn (½ X 1 times in total

FEET (½ X *3/4 X
*½ X)
For the grey lower
part, I would suggest that the grey rows do not exceed 1/4 X.
For calculation,
number of rows grey = Y


in grey
begin with long tail
for sewing , chain (½ X
+1)
½ X sc, ch1, turn (Y) times in total)
turn to green
½ X sc, ch1, turn (3/4X  Y) times in total)
½ X sc in front loops
only
½ X sc, ch1, turn ( (½ X 1) times in total)
½ X sc in front loops
only
½ X sc, ch1, turn ((3/4X  Y) 1)times
in total)
turn to grey (keep beginning
long for sewing)
½ X sc, ch1, turn (Y times in total)

in green
begin with long tail
for sewing, chain (½ X
+1)
½ X sc, ch1, turn (3/4X  Y) times in total), leave long tail for
sewing
turn to grey (keep beginning a
little longer for sewing)
½ X sc, ch1, turn (Y times in total)
½ X sc in front loops
only
½ X sc, ch1, turn (½ X 1) times in total)
½ X sc in front loops
only
½ X sc, ch1, turn ( Y  1 times in total)
turn to green (keep beginning
long for sewing)
½ X sc, ch1, turn ((3/4X  Y) times in total)

Note: You may NOT use this pattern, or the Creepers produced following the pattern for commercial/retail purposes. You are free to use this pattern to make as many Creepers as you like for personal use/gifts. Please do not post this pattern anywhere else. If you follow my pattern and blog about it I would appreciate a link back to my blog (so others can make it too!).
*****
Hallo, leuk patroon!
ReplyDeleteMaar heb je het misschien ook in het Nederlands?
Ik wil het graag voor mijn zoon maken maar het ziet er nu wel erg ingewikkeld uit.
groetjes Pauline
Thank you for the creeper pattern!
ReplyDeleteI am making one for my friends Birthday, she will love it!
@Pauline: ik zal kijken of ik het naar het Nederlands kan krijgen. Ik werk nml altijd met Engelse patronen dus ik moet even kijken wat de juiste Nederlandse benamingen zijn :) Als het gelukt is, zal ik het je laten weten op ravely!
ReplyDelete@Gaianna: thank you! I hope she will be very happy with it ^^
Misschien lukt het me ook zo wel hoor, met de tekeningen.
ReplyDeleteIk kan wel alle tekens lezen, dat is het probleem niet.
Ben van plan om deze week nog te kijken, mijn zoon vindt het namelijk geweldig!
In ieder geval bedankt hoor voor je patroon.
Ik ben begonnen met de creeper, maar toch wel ingewikkeld nu hij in het Engels is. Heb je het patroon misschien ook in het Nederlands voor me?
ReplyDeleteI loved that you were able to make this pattern without having something to make it more cube shaped and less round.
ReplyDeleteSuper cute creeper! Making one for my daughter for her birthday because she is a huge Minecraft fan! You are so talented to be able to envision this and so nice for putting it up for other people to use! I did however, use cardboard in the head and body because mine wanted to turn roundish. Thank you for the cute creeper!
ReplyDeleteThank you! It's perfect and easy. I have a question though. When you sew the pieces together should the unused back loop be on the outside or the inside of the piece?
ReplyDeleteI love this Creeper, I was looking all over to find a creeper that didn't need reinforcement for the sides. It wasn't the easiest thing I've ever made but turned out really well. I hope you don't mind but I mentioned you in my blog. There are pics of the creeper that I made on there too if you want to have a look. Thank you so much for the pattern :) I'm not skilled enough to make my own patterns this complex yet.
ReplyDeleteMy blog: http://lariath.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/crochetcreeper.html
Thank you so much! I loved this pattern. I took your smallest size creeper and made him with extreme crochet. He turned out a treat, as you can see from my Ravelry page. http://goo.gl/cAk5SR
ReplyDeleteIt's people like you, sharing your designs freely, who make people like me, newly introduced to the world of modern crochet, adore the craft.
Thanks so much again
Caz