Dear readers, please welcome Martin ‘The Martian’ McIntyre, reporter for The Meteorite News, covering Sol 3 (aka Earth) and neighboring planets.
Some time ago one of his articles appeared at my old blog The UFO Garage & Fabric Depot which is now part of Beyond The Boudoir. It seems he’s gonna stay with me for a while – I only hope he doesn’t use my WLAN to connect to the intergalacticnet, the bill would surely be astronomical.
Made from some leftover DK acrylic yarn from my Rainbow blanket, using a 3 mm hook.
The book Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium by Kerry Lord offers great design options for an endless number of monsters (I’d rather prefer aliens, they’re so friendly). And I’ve got a feeling that some of the parts will make great corals and other reef dwellers as well. 😉
Although I followed the chart for the arms down to the last comma they turned out a little different than pictured in the book. They’re not flat with the fingers all in a row but triangular. Because of that I decided to omit the thumbs. I got stuck as I had planned to make similar feet (F21, same as A22). When I picked my little alien up again yesterday I decided to go for a different pair of feet (A2) instead.
If you want to crochet your own, Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium (ECI) code is H:10, A:22, F:2. (Note: A22 chart says 4 rounds for the ‘thumb’ instead of 8 as pictured.)