I discovered that Thomas the Tank Engine’s friend, James, is not actually a tank engine when I started looking for crochet patterns. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a crochet pattern for James *or* Thomas, so that discovery didn’t help much…
I decided to make my own, as a present for a friend. Now the intended recipient has unwrapped the present, I can post pictures!
So, this is how it turned out:
Given that it is the first crochet pattern I’ve ever created from scratch, I’m quite pleased with how it came out!
I’m trying to get the pattern into a decent format to be useful to other people. Comments/questions about anything that’s not clear are very welcome!
Pattern available to dowload as a PDF here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/92056711/James%20-%20crochet%20pattern%20-%20public.pdf
I forgot to note the gauge there. I crochet fairly tightly, so got three sc to 1.3cm (0.5″), with the width of three rows of scs being about the same. The total length of the main platform is 23cm (9″) and its width is 8.5cm (just over 3″).
EDIT – pattern correction
The pattern for the sides of the cab should read as follows, or the curves are on the wrong sides: