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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Force Is Strong With This One *Free Pattern FINALLY added* on: August 05, 2008 10:12:00 AM
Thank you so much for posting pictures Samwise!
Your Yoda is so cool :]

And thanks to everyone for the great comments
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Bubble Bobble:Bub Plushie on: May 31, 2008 05:12:50 PM
I have no idea what it is (forgive my ignorance) but it's super cute

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Shrink plastic robot!!!! on: May 19, 2008 08:28:57 AM
This is a very cool necklace.
I love it.

This might seem like a weird question but does the robot have a name?

I always name my projects.


4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help? Searching For A Music Themed Stencil or SOMETHING on: February 25, 2008 07:58:49 AM
Thanks, but I've already been there.
I love Stencilry, I've used a couple of other stencils I found there, but they don't have what I'm looking for a the moment.
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Help? Searching For A Music Themed Stencil or SOMETHING on: February 24, 2008 01:47:51 PM
I'm looking for a music themed stencil.
I've been to several stencil sites but I can't seem to find anything right.
I'm trying to spice up a plain white t-shirt  I have and since I'm a huge fan of music (mostly rock, metal, etc.) I thought that would be a good theme.
Maybe a stencil of a stereo or some sort of interesting music related saying?
Stencil ideas would be MUCH appreciated.

6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Force Is Strong With This One (Plushie Yoda Pattern FINALLY added) on: February 12, 2008 07:22:57 PM
So, sadly I'm back from vacation. It was so nice and warm where I went.
I really didn't want to leave because it's so very cold and snowy where I am now.
Anyways, if anyone has any problems or finds mistakes with the Yoda and cloak patterns please let me know.
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Force Is Strong With This One (Plushie Yoda Pattern FINALLY added) on: January 25, 2008 05:40:44 PM
Here's the second half of my Yoda pattern: Yoda's outfit.
There is some guesswork involved because everyone's toymaking is different. If the cloak comes out too small you might have to use a bigger sized hook or maybe add a few rows (especially for the hood). Or if it's too big you might have to do the opposite.
Here's the basic pattern. Don't be surprised if you have to modify it a little.

Be warned, I'm not good at explaining things. I've tried my best here. I hope that will do. I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone might have of course. The only thing is I'm going on vacation tomorrow so if you ask a question or something and I don't get back to you, it's not because I'm ignoring you; I just don't have internet access.

May the force be with you

Sleeves (x2): CH 18 join with sl st to first ch
- Working in spirals work 14 rows
- Now switching to working back and forth ch 1, turn work 9sc, ch 1, turn
- Work 1 row on these 9 sts, FO

Back Piece (x1):(Worked back and forth): Ch 20
- On 19 sts (20 ch was turning ch) Work 10 rows sc
- DEC, 1sc, DEC, 9sc, DEC, 1sc, DEC
- DEC, 1sc, DEC, 5sc, DEC, 1sc, DEC
- Work 1 more row sc
- FO

Front Pieces (x2): (Worked back and forth - There's no right or wrong side here. Because both pieces are the same when sewing the everything together just turn one of these pieces around to fit correctly): CH 12
- On 11 sts (12 ch was turning ch) work 10 rows
- 7sc, ch 1, turn, work 2 rows on just these 7sts
- FO

Hood (x1): CH 31
- On 30 sts work15 rows sc
- * DEC, 1sc * across
- DEC, * 1sc, DEC * across
- *DEC, 1sc* till 1sc remains, 1sc
- Continue in this manner (Work DEC, 1sc across rows) until 6 sts are left
- FO
Fold hood in half. Sew the final edge to itself.

To Assemble:
Put the sleeves on Yoda. The little flap on each sleeve should face upwards. Pin the back piece and front pieces together on Yoda. Using an invisible stitch sew the cloak's pieces together while it is on Yoda to ensure a good fit. To put the hood on: the starting chain will rest on the top of Yoda's head, the cast off side will be sewn to itself and the two edges will be sewn to top of the back piece and the tops of the sleeves (using the flaps). There might be a triangle left between the bottom of the hood and the top of the back piece depending on your tension or how firmly you stuffed your Yoda. If so I suggest picking up stitches in the middle of the top of the back piece and for a triangle that you can sew to the hood.
As with most everything weave in ends when you're done. It would be a good idea to use some of the tails for sewing.
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Force Is Strong With This One (Free Plushie Yoda Pattern On The Way!) on: January 24, 2008 09:41:57 AM
You wanna hear about a nerdy child?
When I was 6 years old, with the help of my sister, I put on long black pants, a black shirt, I might have had a cape and I took a paper plate and decorated it to look like Vader's helmet/mask.
I wore it around the house that day for no particular reason.
I've loved Star Wars (and almost all things Sci Fi) since
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Force Is Strong With This One (Free Plushie Yoda Pattern On The Way!) on: January 24, 2008 09:16:09 AM
Sorry about that.
I'm not very good at clearly explaining things.
Here's are some step by step photos. Hope this helps

Step 1: Double up the yarn used and Chain 30. Fasten Off.

Step 2: (Sorry, forgot to mention this part) Tie the ends together to form a circle

Step 3: Bunch the chain together to form this shape.
It might be a good idea to use safety pins to keep it this way while you sew.

Steps 4, 5 and 6: You can either use one of the 4 tails (normally you'd have 2 tails; one at the beginning and one at the end but remember that since you doubled the yarn you'll have 4 tails, 2 at the beginning, 2 at the end) to secure the shape of the foot or you can cut another lenght of yarn to sew it all together. I used a spearate piece of yarn.

Hopefully this picture doesn't confuse you even more(forgive the blurry red "here"):

Steps 7 and 8: You migh have to bunch the foot together a little more so the toes are close enough together. Once you do that place it as shown on the bottom of Yoda. Once you sew it on only the tips of the toes should be seen. All those pesky ends can just be worked into the toy.

This is the underside of the finished head/body

Here's what it should look like from the front:

10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: The Force Is Strong With This One (Pattern On The Way!) on: January 23, 2008 02:22:18 PM
Okay, I have written up the pattern for the Yoda doll and instructions for his lightsaber. All I have left is to write up the pattern for his walking stick and little cloak.
Here's the first part of the pattern; the body and lightsaber instructions. I'll try to get the rest of it, the cloak and stick, posted no later than Friday.

Karissas Kreations Amigurumi Yoda Pattern:
Please be kind and do NOT sell this original pattern
This was made only for personal use and not material gain

- Decent amounts of green, brown and off-white WW yarn - I used Red Heart Super Saver in Light Sage, Coffee (I think) and Aran Fleck
- Crochet hook( I used an 8 ) and darning needle appropriate for yarn used
- Mini glow stick with connector (optional)
- Small amounts of duct tape (optional)
- Black and red permanent markers (also optional)
- Stuffing
- Google Eyes

Terms used:
Sc Single crochet
Inc(rease) Work 2 sc in 1 stitch
St Stitch
Dec(rease) Insert hook into next chain, draw up loop. With two loops on your hook, insert hook into next chain, draw up a loop. Yarn over a pull through all 3 loops on hook. Decrease made.
Tbl - through back loops
FO Fasten Off
Ch - Chain

Do not join rounds. Leave a long tail at the beginning of the work to use as a marker. Stuff toy as you go along

Head and body: With green ch 2
-     6 sc in 2nd ch Place marker (yarn tail) here; every time you finish one round move the marker into the newest stitch of the newest round.
- Inc in each st
- *Inc, 1 sc* to marker
- *Inc, 2 sc* to marker
- *Inc, 3 sc* to marker
- *Inc, 4 sc* to marker
- *Inc, 5 sc* to marker
- Inc, 1sc, inc, 3sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 17sc, inc, 1sc, inc, 7sc, inc. You should now have 51 sts.
- Work 10 rows with the 51 sts; no increases. What I did here was keep my marker in one stitch. I kept it there so I could count up from it 10 rows. Once I completed the 10 rows I moved it into the newest st of the newest row as usual
- Dec, 5sc till 2 sts remain, end w/dec
- 4sc, dec till 1 st remains. Change to brown in this last st.
- If youre giving this to a youngling I suggest forgoing the google eyes and embroidering the eyes at this point.
- Working even with brown, work 17 rows
- ON THIS ROW ONLY, TBL FOR EVERY ACTION ON THIS ROW - tbl 4sc, tbl DEC till 1 st remains, tbl 1sc
- 4sc, DEC till 1 stitch remains, 1sc
- 2sc, * DEC, 2sc * around
- * 2sc DEC * around
- * 1sc, DEC * around
- DEC around
- FO leaving long tail to sew up the hole that might be left. If your Yoda looks a little lumpy in some places don't worry, it's pretty easy to shape the toy when you stuff it to make it look how you'd like.

Ears (x2): Note ears are worked back and forth using a turning chain
- W/green ch 6
- Work 8 rows on 5 stitches (6th ch is turning ch)
- DEC, 1sc, DEC
- DEC, 1sc
Weave in end. Use the other end, the string left over from when you started, to sew the bottom of the ear together. (Pinch the bottom of the ear, sew in place)

Arms (x2): Note Arms are worked in spirals, do not join rounds
- W/green Ch2
- 6sc in 2nd ch from hook
- 2sc in each stitch
- On these 12 sts work 14 rows
- FO

Feet (x2): Note The feet are just a chain 30 ch long. Take the green yarn used and double it. (What I did was cut a length, very long, of my working yarn then folded it in half). Then chain 30 with the doubled yarn and fasten off. This part can get a little tricky but what you have to do is fold the chain is such a way so that you have 3 points like this: \l/ Sew the chain together so it will keep that shape.

To Assemble: Glue Yoda's eyes on. Then based on that placement pin each of the other pieces, the ears, arms and feet, before sewing them. Once you feel the placement is good go ahead and sew everything in place.

How to make Yodas Lightsaber: Put the glowstick connector at an end of the glowstick. With a little bit of duct tape wrap the connector and just a little bit of the actual stick. With some permanent markers you can decorate the handle of the lightsaber. Use a red marker to draw on the activator button and a black marker to draw some other little details. Snap the glowstick as directed on the package and let Yoda take down some Sith.

I'll start writing up the rest tonight. Thankfull it should go quickly. Rectangles, no problem.
Hopefully this can keep you busy till I'm completely done.

Let me know how is goes

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