Kingdom Hearts is my absolute favourite series of games, with the first Playstation2 game being released in 2002 and I think I owned and played it not long after its initial European release. Since then there has been a string of sequels and spin-offs, growing the story of Sora and the keyblade in a world with interactions with Disney lands and Final Fantasy characters - basically a dream come true game wise (at least for me!).
Of the 8 game titles, my favourites are easily Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep and to my delight they announced last year that Square Enix would be releasing the HD Final Mix versions of these games this December as Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Final Mix (further to the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix last year - originally thought to be an exclusive Japanese release many years ago). Or in fact 2 days ago, and mine arrived in the post the very same day!
|new game, new pin, and a heartless made by me|
I've now got the game, with a free Kingdom Hearts pin too (wit woo) and before I hole myself up in my room with my PS3 for the foreseeable future I wanted to share with you some Kingdom Hearts crochet that I made not long after I learned to crochet for the first time just over 2 years ago.
Heartless are the main enemies in the first game, and continue to be monsters you fight in the later games, and so even though you are supposed to dislike them some of them do have a cute look to them that transfers really well into crochet! After learning to crochet I wanted to get straight to making Pokemon, but couldn't afford to buy all the different colours at the time. However Heartless are all black with just yellow eyes, and so this guy was a lot cheaper to make.
If you fancy having a go at making this guy (be warned, crocheting exclusively in black is pretty difficult, but easy to hide mistakes) use this pattern which I managed to locate again, some years later, to share with you, and make sure you have some pipe cleaners for the heartless' anntenae!
Now excuse me, the PS3 is calling....