Rockin' Rocket Ship Amigurumi by Claire Houck
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Rockin' Rocket Ship Amigurumi

Crochet
April 2011
4.0 mm (G)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Meet the Rockin’ Rocket Ship Amigurumi! More than 50 years ago, the smartest scientists in the world met in Detroit with a momentous task: design a space ship that would take mankind to the stars! To achieve this goal, the brilliant physicists, engineers, astronomers, chemists, biologists, geologists, podiatrists, and many others discussed every facet of what they knew about outer space and the challenges that would be entailed by inter-stellar travel. In the end, though, it was one of their wives, a slightly frumpy woman named Nora Ann S. Allerton who presented them with their first potential solution, when she showed her husband this prototype. At first, everyone agreed that the solution to all of their problems had been found. After all, wool is sturdy, warm, strong, unaffected by vacuum, and otherwise clearly well suited to the rigors of the vast dark. It was the meteorologists who ended this happy dream, pointing out that the wool spaceship would never survive re-entry. Thus, the project was abandoned, until it was re-discovered and re-created for you! The ship has been labeled NASA in honor of Mrs. Allerton. It may never fly us to the moon, but it’s a reminder of the dream for our future in the stars, of exploration beyond our imagination.

Finished Size:
Height: 10 inches
Circumference: 9 inches

Materials:
Worsted Weight Yarn (color of your choice): Approximately 150 yards (75 grams)
If you’d like to use a contrast color like in the example, you’ll only need about 100 yards of your primary color, plus about 50 yards of the contrast color.
Crochet Hook, Size G (4.0 mm)
Yarn needle
Polyester polyfill