Patterns of a theme is a series featuring patterns in knitting and crochet based on a specific theme.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and with the many celebrations around the world (including the Starfleet Academy Experience), I thought of taking a different approach, and look into what knitters and crocheters have come up with during the years. Here are 16+ Star Trek knitting & crochet patterns:
1. First, we have Trek Girl Dress by Joan of Dark, a knitted mini dress designed after the costumes of the original series. This lovely design is part of a book that features another 29 designs inspired from Science Fiction, Comic Books and Fantasy.
2. Then, there is a crochet dress, the Rockin’ Red Dress by Doris Chan. Not entirely copying the costumes of any of the shows, this design takes inspiration by the V-formation that appears in different installations in Star Trek. I have already made it, and I am seriously thinking of remaking it in the future!
3. Aside from clothes, some designs, recreate the tools used in the Star Trek universe. An excellent example is the knitted Star Trek Phaser Softie by Ilana R. Marks. Really pretty and cute!
4. Just as another toy, this time in crochet, the USS Enterprise by Andrea Bruce. Who wouldn’t want one hanging in any (or every) room?
5. One of the most interesting and mysterious characters in Star Trek: Next Generation is the alien Guinan, which, among other things, wore peculiar, but very interesting clothes. Inspired by her wardrobe, there is Guinan by Akua Lezli Hope, a crocheted hat with innovative construction.
6. A tribute to Star Trek by Patrick Hassel-Zein is another excellent garment, worked in Tunisian crochet, and modeled after the Star Trek: Next Generation crew uniforms. (and with a big size range: 8yrs to 3XL)
7. Lovin’ some aliens? Aran Shran by Becca Stundel will make you look like a true Andorian!
8. Or are just Vulcans your thing? With the knitted hat Live Long and Keep Warm by Becca Stundel, you will definitely blend in.
9. Of course, beer cozies couldn’t be absent from this list, hence the knitted Star Trek Next Generation Beer Cozy by Elizabeth Lawson
10. and the crocheted Star Trek Beer Cozy by Larkin Duelge.
11. For the fans that like to take the opening monologue of Star Trek with them and keep their necks warm, there is a short scarf/cowl knitting pattern, called Where No One Has Gone Before by Judd. I think this chart would look awesome as a huge pillow!
12. Speaking of awesomeness, here is some inspired by Klingons! Bat’leth by Kimberly Gintar is an impressive knitted Klingon weapon interpretation that also makes a great scarf!
13. Admittedly, Spock gets a lot of love from knitters. But IMHO, almost nothing can compare with this incredible photorealistic crochet portrait “painting” by Lee Mac. This is true art!
14. Lastly, we have a simple, but still cute approach, the LLP Fingerless Mittens by Audrey Paquin, depicting none other than the Starship USS Enterprise.
The list is not over! There’s more! There are two more sources, that I really wanted to include, but couldn’t fit in the collage above (it is already huge as is! xD).
is Ships of Star Trek Hat by Carol Schoenfelder. This is an awesome design, it includes the Star Trek insignia, the star field as a ship goes into warp, and a whole bunch of different Starships. In particular:
[…] the Enterprise (NX-01, a NX-class starship), the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701, a Constitution-class ship), Terok Nor (Deep Space 9), the USS Enterprise-D (NCC-1701-D, a Galaxy-class ship), and USS Voyager (NCC-74656, an Intrepid-class ship).
is Star Trek Charts by Jean Dale, a collection of 10 charts that can be used in any craft (or art): knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross stitch, you name it!
A big thanks to all designers for their awesome and beautiful work!