Saturday, 13 June 2015

Star Wars Crochet

There's a fabulous new crochet kit out, featuring 12 characters from Star Wars, and designed by Lucy Collin. I had a couple of requests to make some of the characters, so I spent a few days frantically crocheting and managed to complete five of them. The patterns are pretty easy, and like most amigurumi, if something isn't clear you can generally fudge it and still get a good result. They were really quick to make, each one taking about three or four hours in total.

Here are Luke Skywalker, Yoda and a storm trooper. Luke was made with my own yarn, but the yarn for the others was included in the kit. I used DK acrylic, which seemed to work out perfectly. 






I also made Han Solo and Chewbacca, using my own DK yarn and the safety eyes from the kit. I wasn't 100% happy with Chewie's look, as his head seemed a bit funny shaped when I'd finished with him. I loved making him furry though, you just use a wire brush to fluff up the yarn - simple but effective! 



The kit also includes patterns for Princess Leia, Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, C3P0, R2D2, Darth Vader and Wicket the Ewok, so I'll probably go back and make some more another time. They're so quick to complete, and small enough to make good last minute presents for a Star Wars fan.