Today’s post is coming to you from another time and relative dimension in space…. Christmas to be exact.
If you haven’t noticed I love love love Doctor Who. Especially the tenth Doctor….but maybe I’ll save that for another post. I wouldn’t quite call this past Christmas Doctor Who themed but my kids and I are pretty enthusiastic about Doctor Who and that was reflected in our gift giving. There were Weeping Angel t-shirts, Tardis snow globes, character pins, models, and mini figures. It was great!
One of my favorite Doctor Who themed gifts was the TARDIS scarf I made for my now thirteen year old son.
I wanted to make something Doctor Who related that a boy that age would wear and my son does not wear hats. It would hide all his pretty red hair…don’t tell him I said that. I’m fairly certain teenage boys don’t like to be called pretty especially by their moms.
So anyhow, a scarf was the logical choice.
I started by Googling Doctor Who scarves and found this TARDIS night sky scarf by Gamer Girl Universe.
It’s pretty good but the idea of stitching the lines to create all the little boxes on the TARDIS did not appeal to me. Plus I like to make my own adaptations to pretty much everything. Following directions all the time is just boring.
Instead of stitching black lines on top of the scarf I decided to use front & back post stitches to create texture for the boxes on the TARDIS.
I made a great pattern chart to make sure I was getting the size and number of boxes right but of course I can’t find it now. Christmas was like four months ago and I’m not always the most organized person. Sorry about that.
So the basic order of operations went like this: make a Tardis, make another Tardis to be sure they’d match, attach the black to one of said Tardises and double crochet row after tedious row of black until the scarf was close to the desired length. Attach the second Tardis and add the finishing details.
I couldn’t find the cool color speckled yarn that Gamer Girl used so I stitched something resembling stars above each Tardis with a sparkly thin yarn.
I also wove some dark grey lines just inside the boxes on the Tardis that wouldn’t get other details.
Then I made signs on some off white fabric pieces. One Tardis was normal and the other became the Bad Wolf Tardis from the end of the Doctor’s ninth incarnation.
There is one inaccuracy to my Tardis scarf. I didn’t make the windows white.