Crochet from a galaxy far, far away

“How you doin’, ya old pirate?”

Hey hey nerf herders! It’s been a while since I last updated this blog, but if you don’t have time to make a few blog posts in a pandemic lockdown, when will you?

So the last few months have been strange and unsettling for just about everyone. For me it has mean grabbing as much as I could muster and decamping to my other half’s. I’ve been able to do a little more crochet then normal – at least until we both came down with Covid-19. It was a bit more challenging after then!

With only a small selection of yarn and tools at my disposal, I took the opportunity to crack out one of my Christmas presents – the Lucy Collins’s Star Wars: Even More Crochet kit. The kit includes a small book of 12 patterns plus enough yarn, stuffing and safety eyes to create a Jawa and BB-8.

“Wutini!”

I kicked things off with the Jawa pattern, as who doesn’t love these pesky scavengers – especially after their starring role in The Mandalorian? Lucy’s pattern was easy to follow and these tiny critters don’t take long to crochet at all. The special safety eyes included in the kit are a nice touch, and I’m a happy droid with how this turned out.

“Beep. Whistle.”

Lucy’s BB8 pattern is a little more challenging with the colour changes but it’s also deeply satisfying to see a round droid come together from what are essentially little granny squares. This little fella took a touch longer than the Jawa to create but both were easily managed within the space of a few episodes of Tiger King!

There’s a host of additional patterns in the book accompanying the kit but with only a small selection of yarn with me to play with, Lando Calrissian was the only other pattern I could manage. Lando was hooked up using some scraps of Stylecraft Special DK and with no more safety eyes to hand, the rogue-made-good had to make do with some roughly stitched features.


You can pick up the Star Wars: Even More Crochet kit from Lucy Collins at Amazon

From a galaxy far, far away… it’s a Porg

Hey hey young padawans. I resisted the urge to crochet any Christmas presents this year until the absolute last minute, when I finally surrendered to the power of the Force. The Porgs are a fluffy breed of birds that infest the planet of Ahch-To in The Last Jedi – the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise. While completely redundant to the plot, they add a cuteness and levity that’s hard to resist.

I made this first Porg the day before Christmas as a gift for my brother and sister-in-law. It’s one of the quickest makes I’ve done, as it’s so tiny, which made it a perfect last-minute gift. I’ve since made another one for us too as they’re just too adorable.

All I want for Christmas is Porgs

Pattern: $1 from Heather Jarmusz https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/star-wars-porg

Yarn: White, honey, brown and yellow DK cotton from Patons and Sirdar

Hook: 3.5mm