Happy #geekprideday, fam!
To celebrate this supreme day of geeky glory, I wanted to share with you my 5 favorite geeky patterns, most of which are available here at Two Hearts Crochet for FREE!
Ready to get started? Grab your hooks/wands/sonic screwdrivers and let’s go!
5. Nerdy Cardi
The Nerdy Cardi definitely makes it into my top 5 favorite geeky patterns. Made with Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn, it’s super comfy and so much fun to wear! I particularly love the Deathly Hallows symbol and the Hufflepuff badger that make up the backs of these cardigans (that’s right–two different designs!)…it’s just subtle enough to display my love for the Harry Potter universe without having to shout it from the owlery!
This pattern can be easily customized and made with pretty much any yarn you wish, making it an easy favorite for this list!
4. TARDIS Cowl
I’ll be honest, I don’t wear cowls very often, but I absolutely adore this one! That gorgeous blue yarn really pops against the black background, and since it’s made by using tapestry crochet techniques, there are hardly any yarn tails to weave in once you’re finished!
When worn, it’s another fine example of geek incognito, by which I mean it’s a subtle nod to your love of all things Time Lord. It’s also quite cozy and lightweight, making it a perfect addition to your fall wardrobe!
No list of geeky crochet patterns would be complete without miniature Star Trek dolls! This is a growing set (hoping to add some of the crew of Discovery soon!), featuring the major characters from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. I haven’t seen Star Trek: Enterprise yet, but I’m sure I’ll be adding the crew of Enterprise NX-01 to the group when I do!
My favorite thing about these dolls is that the (mostly) all use the same basic pattern. They’re quick to work up and easy to customize, so if you don’t see your favorite character here, you can probably mix and match the patterns to make that character yourself!
2. Kraken Shawl
Okay, so this one is not a free pattern, but I couldn’t write up this list without including one of my favorite geeky patterns of all time! The Kraken Shawl was the first filet crochet shawl I’d ever made, and I instantly fell in love with it. In fact, it’s the flagship pattern of my mythological creatures wearable pattern series, which also includes a Dragon Shawl and a Nessie wrap! I love absolutely everything about this pattern, from the drowsy ocean-colored yarn down to the fluid tassels! And while this particular pattern isn’t available for free on my blog, I do offer a free tutorial on how to make your own custom tassels!
My favorite geeky pattern is, without a doubt, the Solar System Blanket that I made in early 2018. I made this as a gift to my husband’s aunt, an avid lover of all things outer space, but I find myself wishing I had one for myself! Naturally, the planets and orbits on this blanket are not to scale, but the unique shape of this blanket and its out-of-this-world appliques make it quite possibly my favorite pattern of all time!
Not only can you position the planets in any way you choose, but you can also add other fun space- or sci-fi-themed appliques to this blanket. For this blanket, I chose to add Earth’s moon, the International Space Station, Voyager-1, and a space shuttle. I also designed applique patterns for the Death Star, the TARDIS, and the USS Enterprise!
So there you have it, my top 5 favorite geeky crochet patterns. It was so hard to narrow down the list from all of my other patterns (after all, almost all of them are geek-related!), but it’s a list I’m pretty proud of! If you’d like to see more, I highly encourage you to take a look at my complete pattern library–there are lots more geeky patterns to enjoy!