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A couple months ago, I created a crochet dalek which traveled around the internet and made some crafty people excited for a pattern.

I am offering this pattern here, free of charge. You are free to use this pattern for personal use, making gifts and creating your own, personal, cuddly dalek army.

If you are so inclined, please make a charitable donation via my PayPal link on this page to help a family in need (or you can send a donation via PayPal to eegadler at hotmail dot com). My friends have a baby boy who recently underwent surgery for a rare heart defect (http:\/\/babymichal.blogspot.com\/). He is just a few months older than my daughter. Watching our babies grow has been a great thing. It has also been heartbreaking, terrifying and hopeful as I see them struggle. I count my blessings and wonder how they can endure so much.

He is now home after many weeks. This is great news. But I know Michal’s family will feel a financial strain and people tend to forget about helping after getting past the stress of merely surviving.

So if you can afford it, please donate. Any amount will be accepted, no matter how small. The funds will be donated anonymously. So if you know Tim and Antje, please don’t spill the beans.

I think it would be amazing to see an army of daleks marching ‘round the world while helping out this family.

Donate if you can and if you can’t afford it, please make as many daleks as you like without guilt! Be sure to send me images via email so I can compile a gallery and map where these evil aliens are populating our planet.

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CROCHET DALEK* PATTERN

This pattern uses a variety of stitches. Though I would call this an ‘advanced’ pattern because of this, don’t let it discourage you from learning some new stitches regardless of your level of ability. I am including instructions for how to make these stitches (see end of pattern).

This is my first pattern so if you see any glaring errors, please email me and I will make corrections.

Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver yarn (6 oz), light grey or any worsted weight yarn, color of choice.
Black scrap yarn, approx. 3 yards.
F hook.
Stitch Marker(s)
Large eye sewing needle
Stuffing (fiberfill, etc.)
Button(s) suitable for plunger arm\/head bumps

All instructions written in U.S. terms.

Gauge is not important with this project. However, it is best to make the stitches tight to prevent fiberfill from escaping. But don’t make them so tight that you can’t work your hook in!

Pattern is worked from top down. Rows 10 and 22 are the rows that create the dalek's nose and arms (ch 5\/ ch 8). Do not make these stitches too tight or your dalek will have curly arms.

Abbreviations:
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(s)
sc2tog: sc nxt two sts together – pull up a loop from next two stitches, yarn over and draw through all three loops on hook. Also know as decrease (dec).
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
fpsc: front post single crochet
bpsc: back post single crochet
nxt: next
ea: each
rep: repeat
Pc: popcorn stitch

Please note: Mark each row, worked in rounds and joined by a sl st.

Body:
1) Ch 6, sl st in to first st to form ring.
2) Ch 1. 2 sc in each st all around (12 sts)
3) Sl st to join, ch 1. *sc in nxt st, 2 sc in nxt st * Repeat from * to * (18 sts)
4) Sl st to join, ch 1. *sc in nxt 2 sts. 2 sc in nxt st * Repeat from * to * (24 sts)
5) Sl st to join, ch 1. *sc in nxt 3 sts. 2 sc in nxt st * Repeat from * to * (30 sts)
6) Sl st to join, ch 1. *sc in nxt 4 sts, 2 sc in nxt st * Repeat from * to * (36 sts)
7 - 9) Sl st to join, ch 1. Sc in ea st. (36 sts)
10) Sl st to join, ch 1. sc in each st to st #18. Ch 5, turn, 4 sc sts in back loop only. Continue Sc in next 18 sts. (36 sts)
11 - 13) Sl st to join, ch 1. Sc in each st (36 sts)
14) Sl st to join, ch 2. *hdc in back loop only nxt 5 sts, 2 hdc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to * (42 sts)
15 - 16) Sl st to join, ch 2. *hdc in back loop only nxt 6 sts, 2 hdc in nxt st * Repeat from * to * (48 sts)
17) Sl st to join, ch 1. *sc in nxt 7 sts, 2 sc in nxt st. * Repeat from * to * (54 sts)
18) Sl st to join, ch 1. Sc in each st (54 sts)
19 - 21) Sl st to join, ch 2. *fpsc in nxt 2 sts, bpsc in nxt 2 sts. * Repeat from * to * (54 sts)

22) Sl st to join, ch 2. *fpsc in nxt 2 sts, bpsc in nxt 2 sts* Repeat from * to * for 16 sts. On 17th st, sl st around post, ch 8. Turn, sc in back loop only (7 st). Sl st in fpsc of st 18. Continue bpsc in nxt 2 sts. *fpsc in nxt 2 sts, bpsc in nxt 2 sts* repeat from * to * (12 sts). Sl st around post of st 29. Ch 8. Turn, sc in back loop only (7 sts). Sl st in fpsc of st 30.
*Bpsc in nxt 2 sts, fpsc in nxt 2 sts.* Repeat from * to * (54 sts)

23 - 25) Sl st to join, ch 1. Sc in each st. (54 sts)
26) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 8 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to * (60 sts)
27) Sl st to join, ch 3. *Pc in nxt st. Dc in nxt 3 sts.* Repeat from * to * (60 sts)
28 - 29) Sl st to join, Ch 1. Sc in ea st (60 sts)
30) Repeat row 27
31 - 32) Repeat row 28
33) Sl st to join, Ch 3. *Pc in nxt st, dc in nxt st, 2 dc in nxt st, 1 dc in nxt st. Pc in nxt st, 1 dc in next 3 sts.* Repeat from * to *. (68 sts)
34) Sl st to join, ch 1. sc in ea st. (68 sts)
35) Repeat row 34
36) Sl st to join, Ch 3. *Pc in nxt st, dc in nxt 4 sts, pc in nxt st, dc in nxt 3 sts.* Repeat from * to *. Dc in remaining sts (68 sts)
37-38) repeat row 34 (68 sts)
39) Sl st to join, ch 1. 2 sc in nxt st. sc in nxt 33 sts, 2 sc in nxt st. sc in nxt sts (72 sts)
40) St st to join, ch 1. *sc in nxt 10 sts, 2 sc in nxt st* Repeat from * to *. Sc in nxt 3 sts (76 sts)
41) sl st to join, ch 1. Sc in ea st, sl st in last st to finish. (76 sts) Leave a length of yarn approximately 1 yd in length to stitch base to body of Dalek.


Base:
1) Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.
2) Sl st to join, ch 1. 2 sc in ea st (12 sts)
3) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt st, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (18 sts)
4) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 2 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (24 sts)
5) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 3 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (30 sts)
6) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 4 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (36 sts)
7) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 5 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (42 sts)
8) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 6 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (48 sts)
9) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 7 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (54 sts)
10) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 8 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (60 sts)
11) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 9 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. (66 sts)
12) Sl st to join, ch 1. *Sc in nxt 10 sts, 2 sc in nxt st.* Repeat from * to *. Sc in last sts. Sl st to finish.

Stuff dalek body with fiberfill, shape with hands to desired plumpness. Sl st base to bottom opening of dalek body.

Add decorative stitching detail to dalek using large-eye needle and black yarn. Stitch button to end of right ‘arm’ of dalek to create a manipulator\/plunger arm. Add other buttons as desired for head bumps or jaunty accessories. EXTERMINATE!

Stitches used:

Single crochet: Insert hook (under both strands) in f next stitch, hook the yarn and draw up a loop. With two loops now on hook, catch yarn over hook again and pull through both loops on hook. 1 single crochet is now created.

Slip stitch: Insert hook under both strands of the next stitch, yarn over the hook to draw up a loop, and, in one continuous motion, draw it on through the loop on the hook. One slip stitch created.

Double crochet: Wrap yarn over hook and insert hook (under both top strands) in next stitch; hook yarn and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over hook and draw through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook). Yarn over again and draw through the 2 remaining loops on hook to complete the double crochet stitch. One loop remains on the hook. Repeat across the row.

Half double crochet: Wrap yarn over hook, insert hook (under both top strands) in next stitch; hook yarn and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over hook again and draw through all 3 loops on hook in one continuous motion. One half double crochet created.

Front post single crochet: Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around the post of next stitch. Draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Back post single crochet: Yarn over, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around the post of next stitch. Draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Popcorn stitch: Work four (4) double crochet in next stitch. Remove hook from loop and insert in the first of the 4 double crochet just made. Then pick up dropped loop and draw this loop through the first double crochet. Chain one (1) to secure stitch.


(*Dalek image is property of BBC Worldwide and no copyright infringement is intended, merely intense appreciation of the Doctor Who series. This pattern is free and intended for gifts and entertainment only; please does not reproduce this pattern for profit or produce these infernal yarn creatures to sell.)

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