Free Pattern: Captain Capacitor

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Hey geek knitters! Get started on a knitted circuit board with Captain Capacitor! He’s ready to save the day with his superhuman energy storing capabilities.


You’ll need:
– Worsted-weight yarn, such as Cascade 220, in dark gray, light gray, and a small amount of white
– Set of size 6 US (4.0 mm) double-pointed needles
– Polyfil stuffing
– Tapestry needle
– Safety eyes

Gauge: N/A!

CO = cast on
k = knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
rnd(s) = round(s)
dpn(s) = double-pointed needle(s)
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

—–Pattern starts here!—–

With dark gray yarn, CO 4 sts onto one needle to work as i-cord
Rnd 1: [kfb] 4 times (8 sts)
Distribute sts onto 3 needles to continue to work in a rnd.
Rnd 2: [kfb] 8 times (16 sts)
Rnd 3: knit
Rnd 4: [kfb, k1] 8 times (24 sts)
Rnd 5: knit
Rnd 6: [kfb, k2] 8 times (32 sts)
Rnds 7-10: knit (4 rnds)
Rnd 11: [k2tog, k2] 8 times (24 sts)
Rnds 12-14: knit (3 rnds)
Rnd 15: [kfb, k2] 8 times (32 sts)
Rnds 16-31: knit (16 rnds)
Switch to light gray yarn.
Rnd 32: [k2tog, k2] 8 times (24 sts)
Rnd 33: knit
Rnd 34: [k2tog, k1] 8 times (16 sts)
Rnd 35: [k2tog] 8 times (8 sts)
Stuff body and attach eyes before closing up, then break yarn and draw tightly through sts.

Legs (make 2)
With light gray yarn, CO 8 sts onto 3 dpns, leaving a long tail for seaming, and join in a rnd.
Knit 6 rnds, break yarn, and draw tightly through sts.

Feet / aka blobs of solder (make 2)
With light gray yarn, CO 6 sts onto 3 dpns and join in a rnd.
Rnd 1: [kfb] 6 times (12 sts)
Rnd 2: knit
Rnd 3: k3, [kfb] 6 times, k3 (18 sts)
Rnds 4-9: knit (6 rnds)
Rnd 10: k3, [k2tog] 6 times, k3 (12 sts)
Rnd 11: knit
Rnd 12: [k2tog] 6 times (6 sts)
Stuff before closing up, then break yarn, leaving a long tail for seaming, and draw tightly through sts.

Making up
Weave in all loose ends, except for the long tails you left on the legs and feet.

Stuff legs, and with your tapestry needle, attach open ends to bottom side of body using mattress stitch.

Attach feet to legs using mattress stitch, referencing the below photo for placement.


Use tapestry needle to embroider a white dotted line down the side of the body, just to the right of the eyes.

© 2008 Anna Hrachovec / Mochimochi Land

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Update: Thank you to Michelle at the Craft blog for featuring Cap’n C!

10 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Captain Capacitor

  1. One time I worked for an electronics company and had to answer the phone with “Powell Electronics, your capacitor source.” For some reason I frequently said “Powell Electronics, your commode source.” !!! Then I would laugh myself into a fierce case of hiccups. That campaign didn’t last long……

  2. YES! A new pattern! One last thing to knit before school starts… I wish I had more free time during school.:-(

  3. I’m right with ya, BFF Anla. I am more of a sewer than a knitter, so I think I’ll try and make a version for those of us whom are better at Singers than size sevens… :)

  4. I love your patterns! However, I can’t knit at all, so I am currently working on crochet and sewing versions (a crochet dust bunny is my first and I am currently still working on it.) I love this blog, and I read through EVERY page to catch up. You inspired me to hope to one day go to Japan. (Sorry part of this is off topic. I just had too much to say and no where to post!)

  5. Once again, this makes me wish I mastered DPNs. I turn them into a rope instead of hollow!
    I know my BF would like one, we could hang it from the rearview mirror if it were made tiny [and with a friend on the other side]

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