Dr Mae Jemison Amigurumi Astronaut by Ada Lovelace Day
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Dr Mae Jemison Amigurumi Astronaut

Crochet
February 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
3.75 mm (F)
110 - 140 yards (101 - 128 m)
n/a
UK
This pattern is available for free.

Dr Mae Jemison became the first woman of colour in space on 12 September 1992, going into orbit on the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

This pattern depicts Dr Jemison in her orange Nasa flightsuit, producing a doll around 25cm tall.

UPDATE 31 July 17: This pattern has been updated to make the neck more robust, with changes to the last two rounds of the head, and rounds 6 to 20 of the body (and both collar options).

Techniques: Magic ring, double crochet (US: single crochet), increase, decrease, jogless colour change.
Yarn: Aran/DK or worsted yarn. The sample uses KnitPicks Brava worsted, but you can substitute any similar yarn, though your end size may change.
Colours: Orange, black, white, mid-brown, mid-grey.
Hook: 3.75mm, or appropriate hook for your yarn, but use a smaller size than your yarn usually demands.
Gauge/tension: No specific gauge/tension.
Notions: Embroidery flosses in blue, white, red, gold, black, and deep plum or raspberry (eg DMC 1006). A small amount of lightweight white cotton lawn or similar OR white, black, blue and gold felt. Safety eyes, brown, 12mm. Stuffing.
Additional tools: Tapestry needle, embroidery needle, embroidery hoop, fabric glue. Optional: Thin knitting needle.