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Topic: Crocheted Yoda (photo & tutorial!)  (Read 43152 times)
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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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