Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Companion Cube

I decided to make my fiancé a weighted companion cube from the video game Portal. I looked online for a pattern, but all the ones I found were either really puffy--so much so that they almost looked more like spheres than cubes--or otherwise not quite what I was looking for. I finally said, "I'll just make a pattern myself. How hard can it be?" It took a little trial and error, but I eventually got it figured out.

Actually making the cube was insanely tedious work. It took me about 4 months to complete just because I would get annoyed with making the same pieces over and over again and eventually would have to put it down for a while. I finally finished it though, and I think it's pretty awesome.

You can download the pdf of the pattern from Ravelry. Let me know what you think of it, and if you make one, please be sure to let me know (and send me a picture if you can)!


  1. I can't get it to download! :-( It's a really nice pattern though. I have a couple other decent ones queued, but they are knitted so maybe that's why you didn't find them useful to you.

  2. Sorry about that. It worked when I tested it before. I replaced it with a different link, so hopefully it will work for you now.

    I haven't taught myself to knit yet, so I had to stick to crochet patterns. I do remember seeing some nice looking knit ones though when I was looking on Ravelry and Craftster.

  3. thanks for the pattern! Portal is a good game :)

  4. I found a good heart substitute if you're like me and have absolutely no idea how to make a heart... http://boysandbunting.blogspot.de/p/jammy-dodger-pattern.html