I didn't want to use wire and though I thought about it, I wanted to avoid plastic canvas if I could. But the curved claw-like hand posed a challenge. I wound up making a rectangle and then SC around the edges making 1 decrease in the center of each of the two longer sides on my first round. Then I followed by making 2 decreases in each center on my second round.
The decreases pull the hand into a curve. Once the hands were stitched to the arms, the hands held their shape better, but they do need to be "re-shaped" after playing.
With the hands attached to the arms, I went ahead and attached the arms to the torso using the large 12mm safety eyes I inserted into the arms.
And the I stitched the head to the torso.
I think he's coming along nicely. It's amazing how motivating it is to see a project start to really take shape...
Now to get the hips and legs...no easy task, I think...
Part 1: Getting Started
Part 2: The Head
Part 3: The Body
Part 4: The Arms
Part 5: The Hands
Part 6: The Legs
Part 7: The Pattern - complete your own crochet Lego Minifigure