Hello my faithful friends!
I’ve been watching The 100 for about a year now, and I’ve become a little obsessed. (By now you likely are familiar with my obsessive personality, so I doubt this comes as a surprise.) It takes place after a nuclear apocalypse where humanity lives in a space station, the Ark, and 100 teenagers are sent to the ground to see if the earth is habitable. Hence the name. 🙂 It’s definitely more violent than I care for, but the characters make it worth watching, so I’m hooked. I just caught up on all four seasons and am now waiting in agony with the rest of the fandom for Season 5. That cliffhanger was awful! 😛
Another reason I like the show so much is that it has a language invented for it, created by the guy who did languages for Game of Thrones! It’s called “Trigedasleng” and it’s basically a derivative of English, and I believe it’s verbal only (of course you can transcribe it, but in the show they speak rather than write it). The title of this post is Trigedasleng and means “Our fight isn’t over.” I’m absolutely fascinated by languages, so I really enjoy this aspect of the show – I think it’s amazing that a linguist actually created a language with working grammar, and he translates stuff into Trigedasleng for the writers of The 100. Also, the grammar is super interesting because of how the verb tenses are formed: from what I understand, there are a bunch of little words added to verbs that make the tense different. Which is super interesting to me, a French and English major. (French has at least 12 verb tenses, including the subjunctive, which doesn’t exist at all in English – we just have a subjunctive “mood”!) But you probably didn’t come here for an unsolicited French grammar lesson, so let’s move on. 🙂
So I made Clarke and Lexa, two of the main characters! Clarke is the main character, and Lexa is introduced in Season 2. Major spoiler alert! Scroll down and highlight to read:
Lexa is Clarke’s love interest later in the show, and I thought they were perfect for each other, so I wanted to pay homage to it in crochet form. :}
As usual, I used the Free Spirit pattern from By Hook, by Hand. Click on the ‘Fandomgurumi’ link at the top of the screen to see the basic details of how I do fandom dolls! My sister helped me do Lexa’s warpaint, with some of her eyeshadow. I’m very grateful for her help, and I absolutely love how it turned out!
I’m trying something new and just posting the notes I took. If you’re keen on making one of these dolls, it should be fairly self-explanatory by the time you get to my notes, but please feel free to ask for clarification!
Same as Cinder’s pants and shirt.
She has a quilted coat in the show, so I learned a new stitch for this purpose: the Diamond Stitch, with a super awesome tutorial from Hopeful Honey! I used Loops and Threads Woollike and a C (2.75 MM) hook. For the sleeves, I chained 17, and for the main coat body I chained 40. Then when it came time to divide for the armholes, I left nine stitches for the fronts and three for the armholes. Other than that, I worked straight in the pattern.
Hair was Red Heart Super Saver in this light blonde color. I think it’s called “Buff.”
Lexa kom Trikru
Using 2 strands of Loops & Threads Woollike held together, and an E (3.50 MM) crochet hook:
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across (28)
Row 2-4: Ch 2, turn, hdc across
Row 5: Ch 2, turn, hdc 10, ch 8, sk 8, hdc 10
Row 6-9: Ch 2, turn, hdc across
Row 10: Cut the yarn. Flip the shirt over so the WS of Row 9 is facing, skip 10 stitches, and join to the 11th one. 2 hdc in that st. Hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. *Hdc 1, 2 hdc in next st* 2 times. Now work on the chain side, and do the same thing: skip 10 stitches and work that same sequence. Do not join; we’ll be working in rows, and sewing it up the side once it’s on the doll. (That whole thing counts as Row 10.)
Row 11: Ch 2, turn. Hdc across, doing one increase at each armpit.
Row 12-14: Ch 2, turn, hdc across. Fasten off.
Using Patons Metallic yarn (I think that’s the name), and a G hook:
Ch 30, sl st to join.
Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2). Sk 2 sts. *Dc, ch 2, sk 2 sts* around, sl st to 3rd ch.
Ch 5, sk chain sp, dc in next dc. *CH 2, dc in next dc* around, sl st to join.
Using same yarn and hook, ch 4, 7 dc in 3rd ch from hk. Fasten off.
Using dark red yarn and an H (5.00 MM) hook:
Row 1: Ch 31. Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next ch, hdc 3, dc to end.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn (or use a standing dc). Dc until 7 sts remain. Hdc 5, sc 2.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc 2, hdc 3, dc to end.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sl st loosely across.
Fasten off and sew to shoulder guard on left shoulder.
The hair was the really fun part! I followed this YouTube tutorial and was super happy with the result. Although it’s really implausible that Lexa could manage this hairdo on her own, but I’m willing to suspend my disbelief. The costumes on this show are amazing!
Have any of y’all watched The 100? Are there any shows you’d recommend to watch in the long wait for season 5? 😉
Thank you so much for reading! I’m so grateful for your blogging friendship. ❤