Link Love: Doctor Who Crafts and Free Crochet Patterns

My companions, in all of time and space you will never find such a stockpile of incredible DIY crafts and free crochet patterns.

For those of you who don’t know the TV show Doctor Who, you’re probably going to be slightly lost. I’m sorry, just run with it. This is my second favorite pop culture trend (next to Harry Potter) and it has been getting a lot of attention. Whovians everywhere are making their own DIY costumes for Halloween and Comic-Con, not to mention their everyday representation of the incredible fandom. With the 50th Anniversary being just last year, and our introduction of the War Doctor and 12, fans are going crazy trying to get their hands on easy crafts and free crochet patterns. Let’s be honest, why would we spend our hard-earned money on something we can just make ourselves? Why would we especially spend a ton of money on handmade geeky crafts when you will save when you make it yourself and have the satisfaction of a job well done. You can make your very own Doctor like no one has ever seen with free amigurumi patterns, homemade t-shirts, and DIY crafts.

Link Love: Doctor Who Crafts and Free Crochet Patterns

Doctor Who Crafts and Crochet

If you thought I just talked a lot of gibberish, I thought the same thing before I became a Whovian. I highly encourage you to take the time and watch the show (please don’t be that person who skips 9). Even if you don’t watch the show yourself, there is somebody you know who does. Daughter, son, grandchildren, husband…one person does. I can guarantee it. Maybe they aren’t the incredible crocheter that you are, so a cuddly dalek pattern will be a great homemade gift. Amigurumi figures are small, doll-like figures that are normally crocheted and they are becoming a new trend with the younger population. There are amigurumi patterns that are really easy to follow and they’re so cute!

Now, my crafters, don’t panic. I haven’t forgotten you. I will admit that it was a little more difficult to find full craft tutorials. You can admit that Doctor Who is very much defined by the wardrobe and the faces of the characters. That said, you can easily make their accessories. Whoever (pun intended) is your favorite Doctor, they are each defined by a specific accessory. Think inside the TARDIS box. Your ideas are all there! But if you’re having a little trouble, you’re going to love these easy crafts that you can use over and over again.

 

Free Crochet Patterns

Tardis Amigurumi from Army of Owls on ravelry.com

Dalek Amigurumi from Lucy Ravenscar on ravelry.com

Amigurumi Adipose from Jennifer Christensen on ravelry.com

Fez Toilet Paper Roll Cover from Irish Lace

10’s Sonic Screw Driver from The Bean Patch

Time Traveling Police Call Box Scarf from Happy Hooker

Doctor Who Set of Doctors (1-11) + Tardis from Allison Hoffman on ravelry.com

Doctor Who War Doctor from Allison Hoffman on ravelry.com

Dalek Amigurumi Pattern from Craftster

Rose’s Scarf from Boomtown Pattern from The Worst Crochet Blog

4’s Scarf Pattern from Sandra Petit on ravelry.com

Baby Dalek Dress from Random Ramblings

Free Knitting Patterns

Insulate! Hat from Amy van de Laar on ravelry.com

Free Craft Projects

Homemade Fezzes from Tally’s Treasury

Tardis Needle Case from Craftster

Adipose Plush Toy from Tuts+

Doctor Who Painted Tardis Heels from Doodle Craft Blog

Bow Tie Necklace from 3 Chic Geeks

Tardis Closet from Madin Crafts

 

Interested in more geeky stuff? Check out this collection of easy superhero crafts!

Super Hero Crafts

The Ultimate Superhero Crafts Roundup

Who is your favorite Doctor, and how do you show your Who-love?

Geek Crafts Roundup: Have a Nerdy Holiday

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your bi-weekly dose of geeky goodness.

Deck the halls with golden snitches and death stars (fa la la la laaaa)…

Now that we’re all feeling nice and festive, here are six DIY holiday projects that will have you spreading some seriously nerdy holiday cheer in no time flat!

1. Retro Space Age Stocking Tutorial from Tried & True

2. Death Star Ornament from Chris McVeigh

3. Golden Snitch Truffles from Girl Meets Bowl

4. DIY Star Wars Snowflakes from Matters of Grey

5. Gingerbread TARDIS from therru and pnr on LiveJournal

6. Tutorial: Nerdtastic Felt Ornaments from Nerd Jerk

Need something nerdy to fight those cold weather blues? Check out my Geek Crafts Roundup: Cozy Yarn Crafts right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts Roundup: Cozy Yarn Crafts

 

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your bi-weekly dose of geeky goodness.

If you’re going to venture out into the cold this winter, why not do it in style? Here are six cozy fiber projects that are sure to warm any geek’s heart—and, you know, various other parts of the body!

1. Bigger on The Inside Doctor Who Scarf from Knitty

2. Harry Potter Scarf! from Live. Love. Laugh.

3. Skull Stockings from Vintage Stitch-O-Rama Free Pattern Emporium

4. Dr. Montville’s Double Helix Seaman Scarf from TwoSheep.com

5. Das Monster Leggings from Hrönn Jónsdóttir on Ravelry

6. R2-D2 Hat from SO MUCH YARN, SO LITTLE TIME!

Want more? Grab your crochet hook and check out my list of 8 Awesomely Geek-tastic Crochet Projects right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts: Fairy Wing Roundup

 

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your bi-weekly dose of geeky goodness.

Whether it’s ren faire season, Halloween, or a night out with your fanciest pals, every geek needs a good set of fairy wings. (What? It’s true!) Are you ready to get your DIY pixie on? Here are a few of my favorite ideas to get you started:

 

 

1. How to Make Easy Cellophane Wings from Janel Norris on Instructables

2. Tutorial: Fairy Wings from Documenting Delight

3. How to make Fabric Fairy Wings from Firefly Path

4. Lightwings: Fiber Optic Fairy Wings from the_gella on Instructables

5. Crocheted Fairy Wings from Fruppi on Instructables

6. Twinkling Fairy Wings from Sparkfun Electronics

Want even more sparkly goodness? Head on over to my Geode and Rock Craft Roundup right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts: Test Tube Craft Roundup

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your weekly dose of geeky goodness.

It might sound a bit strange to the uninitiated, but there’s something about lab glass that always sparks my creativity and gets my crafty brain cranking. Do test tubes and beakers have you seeing projects and tutorials too? Here are a few of my favorite ideas:

1. DIY: Test Tube Spice Rack from Jenny Linquist

2. diy | hanging test tube flowers from A Daily Something

3. Easy Halloween Crafts—Homemade Slime from The Idea Room

4. How to Make a Book Vase from Fresh Home Ideas

5. Give the Gift of Green With a Terrarium Necklace (DIY Tutorial) from ecouterre

6. Test Tube Spice Rack from Dream Book Design

Looking for more projects from the lab? Head on over to my Robot Craft Roundup right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts: Geode and Rock Craft Roundup

 

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your weekly dose of geeky goodness.

When I was visiting a friend in Chicago a couple of months ago, we stopped by a toy store to pick up a few of those geodes that you break open with a hammer. (I’d been dying to try it since I was a little kid!) We only found a few sparkly spots inside our volcanic stones, but that was more than enough to start a full-on rock-related project obsession! Here’s a roundup of my favorite ideas:

 

1. DIY: Geode Ring from UNIQUE

2. DIY Turquoise Inspired Jewelry from Delighted Momma

3. DIY: Geode Bottle Stoppers from Cupcakes and Cashmere

4. Kryptonite Candy from BrittLiv on Instructables

5. Tutorial: Rain Chain from Wire-Wrapped Rock from Dollar Store Crafts

6. How to Make a Felted Stone from Lil Fish Studios

Need a double shot of science-tastic crafting? Head on over to my Steampunk Craft Roundup right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts: Geometric Craft Roundup

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your weekly dose of geeky goodness.

We know that you secretly loved your high school geometry class. (Don’t worry—we’re not telling!) And sometimes there’s just nothing better than straight lines and bold shapes to really get your creativity going. So, for all of you polygon-loving makers out there, here are six geometric project ideas that are sure to make your inner mathematician happy!

 

 

1. DIY 3D Geometric Sculpture from CRAFT

2. DIY Geometric Pouch from Dismount Creative

3. I ♥ Mathematics {Platonic Solids Garland} from Mini Eco UK

4. DIY Geometric Felt Bookmarks from How About Orange

5. Tape painting from Maria Teorien

6. Geometric Wedges from Sincerely, Kinsey

Looking for more math-tastic ideas? Head on over to my Back-to-School Ruler Craft Roundup right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts: Back-to-School Ruler Craft Roundup

 

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your weekly dose of geeky goodness.

Whenever I’m walking through an antique shop or flea market, vintage rulers and yardsticks are usually the first thing to catch my eye. Someday, I’ll have that ruler-topped kitchen counter (and maybe yardstick baseboards too), but for now, I’ll have to practice on the small stuff. With that in mind, here are six of my favorite ruler and yardstick projects to help you embrace your own inner geeky decorator!

1. Yardstick Buffet Tutorial from Corner House

2. How-to: Ruler Clutch Purse from Hands Occupied

3. Entryway Ruler Box Tutorial from Being Brook

4. Wednes-DIY: Ruler Lamp from A Case of the Mundays

5. Repurposed Folding Rulers from My Salvaged Treasures

6. Ruler Table Runner from Country Living

Like letters better than numbers? Head on over to my Keyboard Key Tie Tack or Lapel Pin Tutorial right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts: Robot Craft Roundup

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your weekly dose of geeky goodness.

Get your Kraftwerk albums ready kids, because it time for the robot craft roundup!

1. Crinkle-bots from Prudent Baby

2. Green Robot Fabric Stencil from Lil Blue Boo

3. Paperbot – Paper Robot to Print Out and Make from robives on Instructables

4. Mr. & Mrs. Robot from Plaid Kids Crafts

5. Zak the Robot Quilt from tried & true

6. Blue Robot from STYROFOAM Brand Foam Crafts

Like your crafts a little more analog? Head on over to my Typography Crafts Roundup right here on FaveCrafts!

Geek Crafts: DIY Dice Bag Roundup

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your weekly dose of geeky goodness!

Dungeon Masters, gamers, and RPGers, this week’s column is all about you. Isn’t it high time that you stepped up your dice bag game? Satisfy your urge to make—and keep your collection safe and organized—with a tutorial from my dice bag roundup!

1. Dice Bag of Doom! from Lara Breese on Ravelry

2. Pirate Dice from purly on LiveJoural

3. Dice bag with D6 pattern from Selana on Ravelry

4. Legend of Zelda Triforce Chainmaille Dice Bag from RabbitDance on Instructables

5. Elegant Dice Bag Tutorial from Be My Goth

6. Pattern for Fibonacci’s Dice Bag from I *heart* Stash

Looking for more game-related goodness? Check out my Rubik’s Cube Roundup right here on FaveCrafts!