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Topic: Star Wars amigurumi: Jabba the Hutt  (Read 5514 times)
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mplsdeanna
« on: March 14, 2008 01:50:08 PM »



"This amigurumi is my kind of scum: fearless and inventive."

No, wait -- that's what Jabba says about Princess Leia. Anyway.



This took a while to finish! But not because it's all that big -- I just couldn't settle on how to make it. First I thought the way to go was with two strands of yarn and a larger hook, but all that did was consume vast quantities of yarn. Then I started over using a G and Sugar 'n Cream sage worsted weight. Then I tried to make him as all one continuous piece, starting at the end of the tail, so that I didn't have seams, but his head area never looked right. So then finally I realized a seam wouldn't look bad if I sort of hid it under his lumpy torso. (Heck, that's why you can't see seams on MY body, either. They are hidden under my girth.) It ended up looking a little "gathered" as I stitched it all together, but I can live with that.

The other end -- the end opposite his tail -- wouldn't snug up very well, so sometimes there's that bump. Argh. Makes it look like Jabba has contracted some sort of abdominal goiter.

For scale:


(The blue nails were not my idea. Well, not THIS time, anyway.   Smiley)

I would love feedback! Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2008 01:53:45 PM »

That is truly awesome!
That would probably be the one crocheted project my boyfriend would truly appreciate!
GREAT JOB!
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2008 02:02:27 PM »

Hah, that's so funny!  I never would have thought of something like that.  Those are some lucky boys there!  I hope to see some crochet Ewoks or Stormtroopers in the future ;-)
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2008 02:06:04 PM »

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I hope to see some crochet Ewoks or Stormtroopers in the future ;-)

Actually, that's what inspired me!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=130572.0
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008 02:22:17 PM »

i thought this was jabba
hilarious!
love it awesome work Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008 05:35:27 PM »

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!!! That's soo cute!!!!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008 06:34:57 PM »

Fantastic! You did a great job.  And I love the blue nails... my son had red and pink!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008 06:35:55 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008 12:35:21 PM »

Thank you very much!
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008 07:46:21 PM »

Totally creepy- and completely awesome pattern. Every stitch and lump looks like it should be there- after all, Jabba is, well, lumpy.

Maybe if we all combine our star wars projects we could present the lego fanatics with some real competition!

uh- yes, I do realize just how geeky that sounds  (I am not, however, so geeky yet that I go to work in, say, a Starfleet uniform with a duct tape tricorder on the hip....). But I am a hookin geek and proud of it.
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