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Martha and Jack crochet doll variants

A few people have commented on my Doctor Who series dolls that they'd like to see Martha Jones and Jack Harkness. Right now I don't have plans to make them, but I have thought of how I would do them as variations of the previous patterns.

For reference images, see photos at the Doctor Who BBC site 's gallery and time-and-space.co.uk.


  • ETA: Here's Martha Jones, by ladymoony.
  • I would make Martha with her Shakespeare Code outfit and spiky hairstyle. That was my favorite outfit on her.
  • Yarn colors: light brown or dark tan for skin color, dark rose for tank top, browny-red for jacket, black for legs and hair.
  • Martha would have the Rose Tyler pattern's torso, arms, head and jacket. Her legs would be from the Tenth Doctor pattern.
  • For her torso, I would crochet in dk rose for the tank top up to where the armpits would be, then switch to skin color. Then, make two crochet chain straps in dk rose and sew onto the torso as tank top straps.
  • Her arms would be completely in skin color.
  • For her hairstyle, I would first stitch on her hair (which is pulled tight in a bun). I would take a small bundle of short yarn strands, fold them in half, and tie a knot around them to form a "palm tree" a la Pebbles Flintstone. Then snip the ends of the yarns irregularly to create the spiky-ness. The folded bun end I would sew or glue to the head.
  • Silver hoop earrings are an absolute must for Martha. Glue or sew on silver split rings about .63 inch diameter or large jump rings to her ears.

  • ETA 2/27/08: Here's photos of Jack Harkness doll by [info]ladymoony
  • Jack would be the same as the Master pattern, with these changes.
  • For the overcoat, add more rows (10 or so) to the jacket fronts and back. Create wider lapels by adding half double crochet and double crochet stitches. A belt for the overcoat might be nice to add also-- just a row of single or half double crochet. ETA 2/21/08: Working on pattern with ladymoony!
  • After completing the torso in your preferred shirt color, sew on "suspenders" to the edges of the pants. These can be just a simple crochet chain or even felt cloth.
  • Jack's hair is spiky as in the Tenth Doctor pattern.
  • A funny thing to add would be a big toothy grin on Jack's face, stitched in white embroidery thread or glued on white felt.

HAVE FUN!!! Do send me a photo if you make a Martha or Jack. I would love to see it.


( 23 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)

After I finish the other million projects I have =D
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)
Wow! I JUST posted this. Ha, ha, ha! :D
Jan. 23rd, 2008 03:16 am (UTC)
I'm just effecient like that =D

Other than the fact I can't spell.
Feb. 18th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Hey, question for you! When you say add more rows (10 or so) to the jacket fronts and back do you mean just add rows to the base, or add some sc rows to the actual fronts and back? And if it was the latter, how would you do that? This is my first project for the who_knits GvE Knit/Crochet along and I just want to make sure =D;
Feb. 18th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Hiya. I meant that coat could be lengthened by adding rows to the base. In the Master pattern you work 10 rows before decs. You might try 20 or more rows before decs instead, to make the coat go down to the shoes. You can use the Tenth Doctor you made as your fit model!

Does Jack's coat back split in two at the bottom? You'd have to check photos. Anyway, you can try to create a split in the back, creating 2 tails at the bottom to flare out. Make 2 separate pieces each 16 sc across, work for 1 inch, then join by sc'ing across both pieces (32 scs).
Feb. 18th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!
Feb. 18th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
Also: http://doctorwho.time-and-space.co.uk/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=99&pos=44

From what I can tell? There's a pleat there, but not a split as in "Gap of fabric-less-ness"... I've already started the jacket, so I may not be able to use your suggestion (partly because I'm not quite sure what you mean), but I may try something else to create the illusion of a pleat.
Feb. 18th, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
Aha, a pleat! I knew there was something there. I look forward to seeing your little coat! I hope to play in the knitalong too with a new doll. :D
Feb. 18th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
I can't wait! Also, while I'm bugging you, you said to add some double crochets to make the lapels wider. Where at, exactly?
Feb. 18th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
I will have a think on this and get back to you. I have to find some photos first. BTW, I think Tenth Doctor wants a coat too. He has coat envy of Jack.
Feb. 18th, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
I'll have to do that later, I don't have the brown right now D=
Feb. 22nd, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Between your dolls and paxieamor's, I can't resist! I'm going to try my hand at an Eighth Doctor one, just to be different. ^_^ Thank you so much for posting the different patterns! They're immensely helpful (esp. for a first-timer like me)!
Feb. 27th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
I had never made anything but scarves and hats before I found these patterns ♥ snuffykin is a master of idiot proofing things
Feb. 27th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Aww. Hehe. I think some of the patts need diagrams to clarify bits like Ten's jacket. I'll try to add those in sometime to improve the pattern.
Feb. 28th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
I'm almost done with a pattern for Ten's long coat. Which is really your pattern with a few adjustments. I'll post it as soon as I get it done =D
Feb. 27th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Ooh. Please let us know when you've got a photo to share! The patterns are written for more intermediate crocheters. After getting some really useful feedback, I've decided to try to add some diagrams to clarify bits. Don't know when I'll get to it though.
Mar. 30th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
Snuffykiiiiiiin! I'm working on Martha and I need your opinion!On the Rose torso pattern it says:

7. Switch to white yarn. Sc around.
8. Switch to pink yarn. Sc around.

Now, for Martha, should I just go straight to the Martha's tank color, or do a second sc around of the trouser color for row 7 and start the tank color at row 8?
Mar. 30th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Moooooony!!!! Switch to the tank color. Rose wore a cropped pink thing with a white shirt peeking below the hem, that's why there was a round of white.
Mar. 30th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
okay, thanks!!
Dec. 24th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Sorry, I just have to say it...your icon is utterly utterly gorgeous *dies* where did you get it? Did you draw it yourself? :D
Dec. 24th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
It was posted on whooligan
Jan. 11th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
11th Doctor pattern?
Hi! Happened upon your blog and must say I LOVE it! This is what a blog is SUPPOSED to be. Congrats on a fun and engaging and EDUCATIONAL site!

And now for the question: do you have or are you planning on making a pattern for the 11th doctor? A family member offered to make the 10th for me (joy!) but I know my daughter (all of 6 years) would adore an 11th.

No pressure, just wondering!

ps. sorry to user the annon thing, I can't remember my live journal log in!
Jan. 14th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: 11th Doctor pattern?
Hi Kass, thanks!

I do not have plans to make an 11th Doctor, but I've seen modifications of this pattern transforming him into 11.

See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13370398@N08/4633152583/

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