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mmmfruit
« on: June 26, 2005 08:44:56 AM »



Inspired by the knitted yodas on livejournal, I made my own crocheted version! ^^ I'll be giving it to the boyfriend on our three year anniversary (next week). It's a good thing he doesn't read my craft forums, because  I just finished it last night and I have been dying to show it off lol!

I made him with some leftover red heart brites (green), lionbrand homespun (i can't remember the color - but it's for his coat), and a bamboo-like toothpick for his cane.



I don't have a pattern for Yoda, but I'll try to jot down some notes.  He was relatively simple to make.

Make two ears with green yarn.  Chain 6, then work a few rows of 5 sc, then decrease to 3, then decrease to 2, then decrease to 1.

For the head/body, work green yarn in the round, working in a spiral.  Once I increased to about 30 stitches, I worked a few even rounds, then decreased to about 10.  Make sure to add his face, and if you want to make it easier to attach the ears, you can attach them on now, too.  Begin stuffing with poly-fil.  I increased again to around 20 stitches for his body and worked evenly until it was long enough, then I decreased, stuffed with more poly-fil, and then closed off the circle.  That's his body.

With the homespun yarn, I basically made a rectangle that was large enough to wrap around Yoda's body.  Then I wrapped it around, using the tail to stitch it closed (leaving a small opening at the top).

with green yarn, I made a small square (I think 5 stitches wide, and about 5 rows), and folded in half.  I attached this around his neck/chest area (where the opening of his coat is) -- these are his hands.  Then I just stuck the toothpick in this folded square, for his cane. ^_^
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rhythmgrl
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2005 08:48:14 AM »

that's freakin rad!  great job - love the background in the photo too Wink
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mmmfruit
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2005 08:50:51 AM »

^_- thanks! i thought it'd be funny to have crocheted yoda wandering around in the swamps lol.
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jezebel7383
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2005 09:03:50 AM »

That is so cute! Smiley I'm always amazed be crocheted things, but this is so cool. He will love it. Are you going to try making any other characters?
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mmmfruit
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2005 09:10:54 AM »

thanks! Smiley
& probably not, although i'll keep the idea in mind for the future ^^
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caribbeanjerk
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2005 09:11:44 AM »

Haha, fun.  Great job, this would be fun to make!  Hell yeah for Star Wars.  I don't crochet, do you have any links to the said knitted yodas on livejournal?  Thanks for sharing!
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mmmfruit
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2005 09:15:36 AM »

yeah, they are here:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/knitting/4641036.html
http://www.livejournal.com/community/craftgrrl/6198573.html

one of them is hosted on photobucket though :\ so the images are broken (it's the super-cute one that i love!). i believe the person who made the one on photobucket sells her pattern, and i'm not sure if there is a pattern for the other one.
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2005 09:16:03 AM »


Awesome job on that, I must say! I love yoda and I love to knit and crochet, now my boyfriend wants one! lol
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2005 09:19:50 AM »

:DDD yay!
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2005 09:37:34 AM »

My husband says I have to tell you that he really likes it. I had him come in here to see and he goes "Somebody made that?! It's awesome!"  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2005 09:40:46 AM »

^_^ awesome! you should make one for him! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2005 09:44:36 AM »

I want to make one for me! Grin I can't crochet at all, unless it's a straight line. Maybe once I get better I'll try. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2005 09:51:41 AM »

Wonderful and very cute. I will have to try...or come up with my own pattern.
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Goodbye Tucson! I will miss how everything dried so quickly!
mmmfruit
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2005 09:56:37 AM »

Smiley thanks so much!
good luck hoxierice! it's very simple, just worked in the round. ^^
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« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2005 10:22:57 AM »

I showed your picture to my boyfriend and he suggested that I could make a yoda ipod cozy for my ipod, where the ipod fits in the body of the doll. So maybe that is what I will do.
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Goodbye Tucson! I will miss how everything dried so quickly!
mmmfruit
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2005 10:26:14 AM »

omg that sounds awesome! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2005 10:28:44 AM »

I have been in love with all things yoda for as long as I can remember--and this is one of the coolest yoda things I have ever seen!  It is seriously so cute.  I don't think you stated this earlier (if you did, just ignore my question)--but how big is he?

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mmmfruit
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2005 10:34:12 AM »

oh yes! he's about 5" tall, and 2" wide.
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« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2005 11:07:14 AM »

good ganesh!!! my husband would die for one of those!!!  hmmm maybe he'll get one for our first anniversary next month Smiley 
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2005 05:59:26 PM »

:DDD yay!
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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2005 08:06:38 PM »

Ha, that's so awesome!
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2005 08:46:44 PM »

Love it!!
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2005 03:21:24 PM »

!!! I love it!!! I will be making one for my boyfriend (if he wants it....he doesn't really care for stuff like that haha)

Thank You!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2005 09:21:57 PM »

^_________^

i gave it to my boyfriend on sunday for our anniversary and he loved it. ^^

thanks for the comments everyone!
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2005 07:37:51 AM »

Aww, that Yoda is the cutest.  My mom loves Yoda, so I may just have to make one of these for her.
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« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2005 06:45:40 PM »

i made my borther in law an r2-d2 phone cozie  but i can't load the pictures of it yet because i lost the cable for my camera .  My boyfriend is a huge star wars fan, i'll definately have make him a yoda for his up-coming birthday.  Thanks for including the tutorial.
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2005 03:41:08 PM »

I finished my yoda.  I made him into a finger puppet.  you can see it here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/70763891@N00/47241729/
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2005 09:13:19 PM »

teeeheeee! it's so cute! love how you did the eyes!
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« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2005 08:20:16 AM »

Puttenkat, did you have instructions for Darth?  Looks very nice!
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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2005 09:32:25 PM »

I used a pattern i found in another thread on starwars finger puppets and modified it a bit

here's a link to the post i was inspired by:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=42327.0

she includes a link to another site that has a pattern for the darth vader .  I added a row of single crochet across the head to make more of a visor, i also made the pannel seperate and sewed it on.
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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2005 12:57:42 PM »

I LOVE IT!

Must. make. one. now.
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2005 07:36:03 PM »

ahhhh yoda!!  that is so cute!  are you gonna sell those?
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mmmfruit
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2005 08:58:50 PM »

nope ^^ i made one for my boyfriend and just gave it to him as a gift, that's all. Grin
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« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2005 05:28:09 PM »

 Shocked
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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2005 08:39:59 PM »

looks like the real deal!
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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2005 08:38:55 AM »

 Shocked Shocked that is so cute! what other things did you crochet?
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« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2005 06:02:27 AM »

awesome! now i know what to give my star wars loving friend for Xmas! great idea!
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« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2005 08:34:36 AM »

Cheesy yay! glad everyone likes it Smiley

crazyevildevil -
i also like to crochet food (sushi, fruits, cakes, coffee cups), and also accessories like hats, scarves, etc.
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« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2005 08:55:51 AM »

my little brother wants one
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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2005 12:31:52 PM »

I started my own Yoda prototype using your ideas and mixing it up a little.  It's so cute! Thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2005 04:26:34 PM »

I saw the yoda on the featured projects and thought he was a cutie. Someone else did a knitted one and now I'm undecided about which one to do so I think I'll try both. Love the ideas that are floating around. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2005 09:08:03 AM »

Jealous. ;(
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« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2005 06:30:58 AM »

lol wow xx
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« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2005 07:22:00 PM »

I finally did one!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70085.msg660203#msg660203
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2006 06:58:58 AM »

THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME TOY EVER!  I AM GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A BUNCH OF THESE FOR MY GUY FRIENDS.  THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
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« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2006 07:33:04 AM »

thanks for the comments & you're welcome!

+ edit on the front page: reuploaded the photograph since i think i accidentally removed it from my server. ^_^
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« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2006 02:36:55 PM »

Love it!!!!!  He's so cute!
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No Pattern but very helpful! I sent to a friend for her DGS & he went BONKERS over it. It's about 6 inches tall. Thank You som Much!
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