Monday, June 6, 2011

(Belated) May pattern: Teal'c

Well, it finally made it. The May pattern is here. Because some people wouldn't put in any requests, pattern requests almost went down the drain. But thankfully I was saved at the last minute and worked really hard to get this pattern done, it's a little late but no biggie.
Now, this is a character from Stargate and, sadly, I've never seen Stargate. My parents are strict about tv and Stargate is one of those things that's still off limits. I'm stuck watching older classics like Star Trek and Macgyver, but that's ok because I like that kind of thing. Anyway, because of never having seen Stargate I apologize for any sloppiness or any details that aren't correct.
Now, you'll see this style of amigurumi quite a lot. Some of the most notable are Geek Central Station and Creepy Cute Crochet. It's not my favorite or my forte but it works well for humans. Let's get to the pattern!

G Hook
Light Brown yarn
Black yarn
Clay (optional)
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Glue gun

With Light brown , work 2 ch

Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc around
Rdn 3: (sc in next st, sc in next st) 

Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 5: Sc around
Rnd 6: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 7: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 8: Sc around
Rnd 9 (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) 
Rnd 10-14: Sc around
Rnd 15: (sc in next 7 st, dec)

Rnd 16-17: (sc in next 6 st, dec)
Rnd 18: Sc around
Rnd 19: (sc in next 5st, dec) 
Rnd 20: (sc in next 4 st, dec) 
Rnd 21: Sc around
Rnd 22: (sc in next 3 st, dec) 
Now is a good time to put in the arms

ARMS: Make two 
With SC, ch 2

Rnd 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 3-8: Sc around
leave a long yarn tail to attach arm to body

Attach these to the body and pick up the stitch on the stitch holder with the skin color to finish the head.

Rnd 23: (sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 24: (sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 25: (sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 26: (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) 
Rnd 27-29: Sc around
Rnd 30: (sc in next 4 st, dec) 
If you have safety eyes, now would be a good time to put them in--try to place them around row 22
Rnd 31: (sc in next 3 st, dec) 
Rnd 32: (sc in next 2 st, dec) 
Now is when you want to stuff the whole body, and even put a weight down at the bottom if you are so inclined. Make sure you stuff the body very tightly.
Rnd 33: (sc in next 1 st, dec) until end of row or until the head is completely closed up.
Weave in all ends.

I made his armor out of clay but I know a lot of people don't really know what to do with it, so I made crochet armor too. It's not quite as cool but it's ok. This is what it looks like:

With silver yarn, Ch 35
Sc in first ch making a loop
Rnd 1-2: Sc around
Rnd 3: (sc 3, dec)
Rnd 4: {in front loop of st only} (sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, dc inc, dc 3 in next st, dc inc, dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2) Repeat twice
Rnd 5: Sc around but sl st in any previous sc
Fasten off. This is the top breast plate thingy.

With silver, ch 7
Row 1-5: sc across, ch 1
Fasten off. This is the middle breast plate thingy.

With Silver, ch 32
Sc in first ch making a loop. 
Rnd 1: Sc 14, ch 4, skip last ch and sc in rest, skip 1 sc, sc in reast.
Fasten off. This makes the belt

With Silver, ch 2
Sc 5 into second ch, inc around
Fasten off. This makes the shoulder plates. Make two

And there ya have it. Simply sew the armor pieces to the body and make the face out of felt,beads, whatever. As always you guys are my best editors so let me know if you see a problem. Hope you enjoyed this. :)


  1. Gah! Oh my gosh - he is perfect!! I adore his armour ^_^ Well, I'm totally going to have to make him, but I'm sure I won't finish him as quickly as you did! ^_^ Thanks again - you're totally awesome!

  2. Haha awesome! The Stargate series is one of my favourite shows and Teal'c is my favourite character! :D

    I think your parents would let you watch Stargate. Richard Dean Anderson is in SG1...haha MacGuyver :D It's an excellent show and you did fantastic on him for not watching it.

    I'll have to try and make him sometime ;)