Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Are you Sher-Locked?

So the question is, are you Sher-Locked??  I know I am :-)  I've fallen in love with the BBC's latest incarnation of that unparalleled detective intellect, Sherlock Holmes.

But this isn't an advert for the show (even though it sounds like one), but a sharing of my interpretation of Sherlock, in crochet and knit. 

Crochet Sherlock

I used the crochet Bleuette pattern for the basic doll, modifying it just slightly:  two extra rows in the torso, one extra row in the thigh, and remove two stitches from the buttocks.  I chose Vanna's Choice Baby in lamb for his pale skin, and purchased a wig from Antina's Doll Supply

Sherlock's shirt and pants are crocheted in size 10 crochet cotton, his scarf is knit in size 10 Cebelia #931 (steel blue).  His overcoat is knit in Vanna's Choice dark grey heather, and the shoes are crochet in size 3 crochet cotton.

I painted his acrylic eyes metallic silver, but left the mouth unstitched (no way to capture those amazing lips).   I like the drape that knitting gives his coat, and it was quite simple, just squares and the smallest  bit of shaping.


54 comments:

  1. Your Sherlock is amazing and so handsome;) I can't wait to see your Doctor Watson:)

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  2. *swoon* I Love him! He's absolutely wonderful! You are by far my favorite doll crocheter and complete inspiration. Thank you for sharing. Made my day. :D

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  3. We enjoy the series, too! :) Love your little doll. :))

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  4. Yay!! You all like him :-) I was happy too with the way Sherlock turned out.

    Hmmmm....Watson? Just may have to.

    Beth

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  5. He is awesome. Love the overcoat. Your capture is pure perfection. I must say, I've not watched this show. But I do know what the actor looks like and he is a babe. I'm partial to Robert Pattinson myself.

    Joyce

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    1. 'Babe' is a word and a half for him :-) Thanks so much, Joyce!

      Beth

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  6. Just so gorgeous. Simple not enough hours in my day to keep up with all your fantastic creations!

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  7. Seeing this made me squeal in delight like the little fangirl I am. :) Loved Sherlock BBC from the moment it aired, and it always makes me happy to see fans of the show! Sherlock!Doll turned out amazing, and so is your shirt. :) Thank you sooo much for sharing the pattern! Been wanting more Sherlock in my life, and I may just treat myself real soon by making this lovely doll. :) P.S. Fully support a Watson to be made by you. :-D

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  8. Our entire household is Sher-locked and anxiously awaiting an announcement of the newest season! In the meantime.....your little man is brilliant!

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    1. Oh yes...I think they are about to start production work in March, so it will probably be end of the year before season three...so long to wait!

      Beth

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  9. He is amazing! I just love the show and I am so glad you made him.
    Your patterns are always great and you share them so freely.
    Thank you!

    Now I will be waiting (not so) patiently for Dr. Watson! ;)

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  10. OHMY!!! It's gorgeous. I has a very big envy, Well done indeed!

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  11. Прекрасная работа!!! Настоящий Шерлок!

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  12. Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful words!

    Beth

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  13. Beth he is absolutely amazing! I too am Sher-locked and I am sure my husband will love this too when he clicks on over later!

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  14. Sher-locked here...and loving your creation! Fantastic!

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  15. Der Mantel mit der Rückenfalte einfach toll und so identisch.
    Sherlock ist phantastisch ,ich verpasse keinen Film ,ein genialer Mann und du eine geniale Frau.
    Regina

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    1. Vielen Dank für Ihre guten Worte, Regina :-)

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  16. Oh I love your sherlock. Unfortunally sherlock is not so populair here in the Netherlands, but we watch the english tv a lot and so we saw Sherlock came by. Were really sherlock fans. Do you make a pattern of him (and watson?) Oh and I love the Merlin serie also. Here in the Netherlands they only broadcasted season 3 so we had to buy all dvd's (lol)...just waiting for season 5 (not out here yet) and season 1 (so hard to get)...maybe there will be a merlin doll also??

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  17. Oh I must read better! Thank you so much for the pattern!

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  18. Hi Beth,
    You look amazing, and so does Sher-lock.
    Another wonderful creation.
    Thank you so much for your shares.
    I have a few other projects before I work Sher-lock.
    Take care

    till next time

    connie

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    1. Hi Connie; thank you for your good words :-)

      Beth

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  19. OMG! I love Sherlock so much!!! I totally fell in love with him at first sight! Your dolls are so adorable. I'm very happy to have found your blog and I hope you will continue to do amazing things. Thank you for being so generous and sharing your patterns with all of us doll enthusiasts! You're a peach.

    I really like your t-shirt too.

    - Momma Cat

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  20. He's so Cute! I haven't seen that show before but now I want to!

    -Baby Cat

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    1. Momma Cat and Baby Cat, thank you so much for the good words. If you haven't seen Sherlock, you really should try to catch it. I think it is broadcast on PBS, but I was able to rent copies from our library to catch up (I'm a late adapter :-)

      Beth

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    2. Oh, I've seen Sherlock! I watch OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) all the time. I love the show. I'm quite fond of Doctor Watson too! I can hardly wait until the season starts up again!

      - Momma Cat

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    3. Yeah, I'm impatiently waiting for season three as well!

      Beth

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  21. Oh this is amazing! My husband and I love the new Sherlock! Your doll is terrific!!!

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  22. Wow its so Wonderful to see you Beth - You Look So COOL! Your Sherlock is Awesome and I do hope you make Watson too! I am still gathering up my nerve to make your fully jointed Bleuette, I am so Incredibly Grateful to you for sharing all your beautiful patterns - You truly enrich all of our lives - Thank YoU!

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  23. Thanks so much for your good words, Heather and Tiggy :-)

    Beth

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  24. I was very surprised when I saw your latest doll. He is so different from your other dolls. But he is amazing, authentic and lovely. Another project that cries out to start. Ooohhh! Hartelijke groeten, Beerta

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    1. Hi Beerta; I was challenged by a Flickr friend to try to create a doll in the image of the BBC's Sherlock, and this was the result :-)

      Beth

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  25. I love the new BBC Sherlock. I have the first two season on DVD:) I love your little Sherlock doll....he's wonderful!!!

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  26. I love that show, Beth. Are you going to do a Watson too? wouldn't that be cute?

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  27. Wonderful! Can't wait for your take on Dr Watson.

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  28. What an amazingly gorgeous Sherlock! I love him.

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  29. We LOVE Sherlock, and you're doll is amazing!! Please, please make one for me!!!

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  30. Terrific! Thank you sharing your Sherlock!

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  31. Wow!! It has been a year since I've had any comments on Sherlock...where on earth did you all find out about him??? Thank you so much for your good words, Harpa, Ursula, Many Flowers, and la Cabeza :-)

    Warmly,

    Beth

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  32. Hi Beth, you ask where on earth did people find out about you? You've been featured on Oprah.com And I am on her mailing list. Here's the link your website is mentioned. The title is: What to do when you are feeling defeated. By the way your dolls are very beautiful.
    http://www.oprah.com/spirit/What-to-Do-When-Youre-Feeling-Defeated

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    1. Chiara, thanks so much for the link! Never in a million years would I have expected this :-) So go ahead, crochet a Sherlock!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  33. CanYouMakeASherlockForMe? ladoyle85@gmail.com

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    1. I am afraid not, but you can make your own!

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  34. Beth, My son has asked for a crocheted James Dean, I can't find one and wondered if you knew of one? I'm English but live in Spain. I absolutely love your Sherlock. <3. <3

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    1. Hi Patricia,

      I don't know of any pattern per se, but if you do a google search for images of James Dean, you could probably take just about any crochet doll pattern and create your own James Dean, which would be truly an awesome gift for you son!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  35. Hi Beth! Thank you for the pattern! It made for a Christmas present which was quite a hit. I changed it a bit to make a Beethoven, which my niece is obsessed with right now! He came out awesome!

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    1. How wonderful, and thank you for sharing this with me!

      Happy New Year!

      Beth

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  36. Can I check something with you? I am making Sherlock's shirt following the instructions, but the shirt ended up being about four sizes too small. I'm obviously doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Size 8 steel hook is 1.25 mm, right? I did it using a 2mm hook and it still came out teeny. I'm at a loss. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

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    1. It does not sound like the hook size is your problem; did you check your gauge? 8 single crochet = 1 inch for the shirt. If the gauge is right, then maybe your doll worked up bigger than mine did, so you might want to check the gauge on the doll.

      If the pants fit, I'm not sure why the shirt did not. If you make another shirt, you might check the fit against the doll as you work, and add stitches as needed.

      warmly,

      Beth

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