Square #5: Tenth Doctor (Whovian CAL)

Happy Wednesday, crafters!

I’m excited to share with you the graph for square #5 of our Whovian CAL. This square features one of the most-loved Doctors of all time–David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor!

Ten is one of my personal favorites (let’s face it–I love all of the Doctor’s regenerations!), and I’m so happy that his square is completed.

DW Graph 5-1

DW Graph 5-2

I apologize for the pictures–the colors look WAY darker than they actually are. I will adjust them later today when I have the chance.

Download the PDF pattern for square #5 now!

The PDF includes two copies of the graph (pages 1 and 2) AND includes written instructions (page 3), all of which were designed for right-handed crocheters. If you’re a leftie, you can work in the opposite direction of the arrows on the graph or work each row of the written instructions backwards to get the same effect.

When I got about halfway through this square, I started to question my color choices. For all of my squares that have a blue background, I am using Caron One Pound yarn in Cape Cod Blue (I have a ton of it). This yarn doesn’t contrast as much as I had hoped with the Vanna’s Choice Colonial Blue of Ten’s suit, and I’m afraid the recommended Sapphire won’t contrast enough, either.

That being said, there are a couple of options.

You could try a sample square (think 5×5) with Sapphire and Colonial Blue and see how it contrasts in person.

If you don’t think the contrast is enough, you can always use a lighter blue yarn for Ten’s suit (I’m thinking Vanna’s Choice Dusty Blue), or you could make him in his brown suit (some have suggested Vanna’s Choice in Toffee or Honey). If you’re using Red Heart Super Saver yarns, I think the contrast between the Royal and the Blue will be enough, but if you don’t think it is, try making a sample square and going from there. If you need to, you can change blues as well.

The most important thing is that the blue you are using for the background color stays the same. For instance, since I am using this Cape Cod Blue yarn for my background, I wouldn’t want to all of a sudden switch to RHSS in Royal–that would mess with the color combinations for the blanket! The Ninth Doctor’s square and the Tenth Doctor’s square wouldn’t match (and neither would the other squares with the blue background), and we wouldn’t want that!

Picture1After working square #4, this square was so much easier! The color changes are, for the most part, less frequent, and there’s a bit more of a background to this square than the previous one.

I just love how he turned out, even though my yarn doesn’t contrast as much as I’d hoped. He looks like he’s ready for anything!

So grab your 3-D glasses and let’s get going! Allons-y!

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