Wishing you a Very Logical New Year
Well folks, 2012 is now upon us!
I don’t know about you, but when I was a kid in the 1980s the 21st century sounded like some still-distant science fiction dream world our planet might never get to. I thought for sure we’d all be flying around in Jetsons cars by now, sending our holographic images into our friends’ living rooms and pushing on our retinas to watch embedded television. Well, the future is now, and I can’t say we’re too far off from all that, but the technological realities our modern age has come up with are pretty impressive and mind-boggling.
Or at least they would be… if Star Trek hadn’t come up with them first.
While we might not be traversing far-off galaxies, transporting ourselves onto to Klingon spaceships, or shuffling off to the holodeck for exasperating Sherlock Holmes RPGs, many of the objects people use today — cell phones, video conferencing, GPS devices, stun guns — were predicted by Star Trek many decades ago.
Well, Christmas has come and gone and you’ve already gotten all the fancy stun guns and tricorders and communicators your heart could desire, so why not try out some of that fabulous Star Trek fashion sense with my pattern for crocheted Spock Ears?
These little cuties will show off your nerdly Trekkie fanboy/girl status while also keeping your ears toasty warm! It’s a really quick little project that works up in under a half hour.
©2011 Shove Mink
The pattern is worked continuously in the round until row 11 (after which you will work back and forth). While an F hook was used for my particular ear size, you may have to go up or down a hook size to get a proper fit for yourself.
Worsted weight yarn in “flesh” color (Spock beige, Sarek tan, or Tuvok brown)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
inc – increase
PATTERN: (make 2 ears)
Sc 6 in magic ring or double loop.
Round 1-2: sc 6
Round 3: [sc 1, inc] 3 times (9)
Round 4-5: sc 9
Round 6: [sc 2, inc] 3 times (12)
Round 7-8: sc 12
Round 9: [sc 3, inc] 3 times (15)
Round 10: sc 15
Row 11: sc 8
Row 12-14: ch 1, turn, sc 8 across
Row 15: sk 1st st, sc in next 7 sts (7)
Row 16: sk 1st st, sc in next 6 sts (6)
Row 17: sk 1st st, sc in next 5 sts (5)
Row 18. sk 1st st, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next 2 sts (3)
Row 19: sk 1st st, sc in next 2 sts (2)
Row 20: sk 1st st, sc in next st (1)
Bind off and weave in tail.
Place “point” opening (after row 11) over the top of your ear and fold the bottom flap formed by the decreases on row 18 under your ear lobe.
If you want to get “authentic” (aka psychotic) with the look like I did, you can cut your hair into a sassy banged ‘do, shave the ends of your eyebrows off, fabric glue some gold rick-rack to the sleeves of a $5 Goodwill sweater, and ROCK OUT WITH YOUR SPOCK OUT!!
Hope everyone lives long and prospers in 2012!