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Amigurumi TARDIS Plush by Craftigurumi Amigurumi TARDIS Plush by Craftigurumi
OMG >.<

I'm so happy to be done with this. :fallsover:

As promised, here is my version of a crocheted (aka amigurumi) TARDIS. I'm a bit of a detail enthusiast with my crafts/art and the TARDIS really tried my patience and desire near the end. I'd like to think the results made it worth it.

This is my first project to feature the use of paint (for the weathering effect/detail), stitched and written on felt. :D I even added latches on the bottom so the battery can be accessed and changed. It makes me much happy and was a true labor of love.

Picture taken with Doctor Dolls in attendance for height gauge and cause I thought it was only proper. ^_^ You can find better images of the Doctors on their own posts.

Time: 1 week (approx. 26-30 solid hours of work)
Materials: Yarn, Thread, Felt, Inking Pen, Watercolor Paint, Sound Module, Cardboard, polyfil.

The Doctor fully supports that the TARDIS is the only real way to travel.
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:iconwildflower182:
wildflower182 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Nine's ear! Ten's HAIR! This is so... fantastic! :)
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D :dance: It's always the little details that make it for me. :nod:
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wildflower182 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
*ears, of course. both of them. all sticking out and cute. ^^
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TisaKyouki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh clever... i should make amini tardi key chain
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ImyAnt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Very interesting.
You are greatest!
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww you are too sweet! :hug: Thank you :)
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ImyAnt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You too!!
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is great! A sound clip, too? That's really cool!
Can you tell me, how did you incorporate the layered look of the panel, the squares? Did you just crochet rows on top of the body of the tardis, or is that a different type of stitch? I'm working on my own Tardis, and this is one of the best one's I've seen. :] The detail is spot-on.
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
It took me about a week to create the initial pattern; which involved much trial and error. Even then I wasn't happy with the final result since I'm a detail freak, lol, obviously. The pattern in it's current form is over here: [link]. As with my dolls, layering here is a combination of illusion and real layers. I don't shy away from hand sewing like some crocheters. In regards to your inquiry specifically, the panels are created with a base an a top layer. Feel free to send me a pm if you have any more questions or anything about working on your own. :)
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bandotaku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Haha, trial and error is usually how it goes. That's neat that you used cardboard to give it support, I think I might try some craft foam or stiff felt for my own. And great, I was planning on sewing on rows to create the panneled look, I'll see how it goes. Thanks for the inspiration!
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lucysamaze Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
i wanna make this for my fiance. is there anyway i can get your pattern for it? This is the best crocheted tardis i have seen.
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :) I tried very hard to make something as accurate as I could when I designed it. Once I have some down time after my next convention, I'll be working on making a few of my patterns available for sale through my Etsy shop.

This is probably my most complex piece though because of all the sewing and layers it has, so I worry about if others will be able to reproduce it successfully; which is why I generally just take commissions for one. If you don't mind waiting and really want to try and make it yourself though, I'm hoping to have the pattern up for sale sometime in May.
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:iconriftmaker:
riftmaker Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012   Digital Artist
That is... amazingly awesome. o_o
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Pictures don't really do it justice either. One day I'll hold on to one long enough to take a video clip of it as it plays the sound. :)
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Irish-Clover Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
you...you...wow
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm flattered by your speechlessness :D Glad you like. One day there will be video proof of the sound...
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
This is awesome on so very many levels . . .
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) Next time I make one I'll be taking a video of the sound play back so it can be seen and heard.
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ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   General Artist
Very cool :D
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wolfylunarstar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Totally made of awesome!
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bakayaro-onna Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Excellent work!
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank ye ^_^
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catti Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
So awesome.
I might have to try to make one...
You didn't put up a pattern somewhere did you by chance? ^^
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) and no, I haven't for the sad fact that I don't want anyone claiming it's their design. So the best solution I have come up with is that I am going to make a pdf of the pattern and put it on my etsy store for download.
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Feilan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love, LOVE this! It is the single coolest thing I have seen in a while and it's the coolest thing I will see for a long while yet! You are a god of amigurumi! I am humbled and long for skill comerable to yours! This is so cute! I love the tiny 10th Doctor too. My little boy and husband are going to love them too.
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*blushes* Thank you so much for the glowing comment! I wouldn't say I'm a god of amigurumi but I think I've got a knack for it. :D

The Tardis is actually in flux for refinement (see plush w/no sound for example) and I hope to have the top light up when it makes sound for the final version but yes, I loved the idea when I first had it. ^_^

Aww, sharing in the Doctor love, that's fantastic! :) If you're ever interested I do take commission work. :D
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Feilan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
He he he! I totally disargee! You are an amigurumi god and it will take much more than your say so to convince me otherwise.
I may have to take you up on your offer some time. I don't know if you'd be up for making an other tardis and tenth Doctor but if you are and if I can get the mulah, that's what I'll be asking for. Also maybe a k-9, a Rose, Martha and Donna. But yeah My boy would love it so much!
How much would it run me anyway? I have a new baby on the way and currently that's where all my money's going.
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well I suppose we shall have to agree to disagree then ;P

At the very least I'll be making another Tardis to take pictures of for this pattern (which I eventually plan on selling) at some point. Not to mention I promised my friend on for her kids when ever she starts having them. :D

I'm always willing to make a doll I've done before. Hatter's winning with about 5 of him out in the world right now, and I'm making a second 10 for my older brother's birthday right now actually. One day I plan on making all the companions so those wouldn't be a problem either.

Both of the Tardis I've made have sold for $80 and the dolls range depending on the amount of detail. Rose would be $25, Ten is $35 and I'd tentatively place K9, Martha and Donna at $25 each as well as they most likely wouldn't be any more complicated than Rose.

I completely understand the lack of money due to baby on the way so don't feel like you have to commission them all at once if that would help you. :) Course, you could always point your family/friends my way to have them commissioned as gifts to save you on cost. ;)
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Feilan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ha ha ha! That's a great idea! The prices are reasonable as well. I will have to get back to you after October though. That's when the baby's due to arrive. Thanks very much for the quick responce.
Good luck on more sales!
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Vickster Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I really wish I could do something like that o__O <3
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) I actually plan on making a pattern for it available for sale one day, so maybe then you could take a stab at it. ^_^
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Vickster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? That would be awesome, I would definitely buy it and give it a try :D its really one of the best Tardis I have seen in amigurumi form.
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup. I have most of it written down, I just need to make another one and take pictures so I can assemble a nice looking pdf document of it.

That's actually the reason I designed my own pattern. Nothing was meeting my standards for resemblance or cleanliness of design.
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BerryCollector Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
This just made my day. <3
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy to oblige :D I'm actually making a second one right now with some adjusted proportions (see: slightly taller) so that picture will replace this one by the end of the week. :)
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BerryCollector Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Oooh, sounds awesome! I'll keep an eye out for that. :la: (It's going to be bigger on the inside, right?)
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol well it's bigger than the last on the inside so I suppose that counts for something. ;) I didn't get to put a sound chip in the new one though so I'm posting it as it's own deviation now. :P
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EpicPanda10 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
OMG, PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO MAKE THAT TARDIS!!!!!!!!!! <3
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol, well, good to know you approve of my design I suppose. I'm about to make the another one (w/some slight modifications I learned from making the first) and writing down the rest of the pattern as I do...but I've decided I won't be posting it online as I don't want people stealing as their own or selling ones they've made.

That being said, if you are looking to make one for your own pleasure/use, drop me a line by note or e-mail. I may be willing to share it on a case by case basis. :)
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xakana Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really freaking awesome. I'd love to see the video!
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I keep forgetting to make one honestly :P I'll see if I can squeeze time in this weekend to get that done and linked here. :)
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xakana Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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WindQueen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
This is simply amazing <3
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Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
would you be willing to share your pattern for this?
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm actually working on writing out the pattern for this prototype version. I have things I'll be changing for when I make it again (Little taller and some edits on the top) and I'm attempting to work them into the pattern.

When it's done I'll be putting up a tutorial with directions here. It probably won't have instructions for the sound chip though since I'll be going for better visual accuracy.
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Child-of-Eire Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kay, thanks
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DragonRider-Xankira Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
This is a billion levels of amazing.
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TheSkozo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Doctors and tardis how i love you!!!
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Craftigurumi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol, why hello there. ^_^ Guess what?
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Eleven should be done tonight ;)
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darkknet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
omg! teh cuutteness!! :icondroolplz:
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