A Merry Star Wars Christmas

Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas season has started. Disney has blessed us this season by introducing us to an adorable Baby Yoda. Of course, I had to have one, so I made my own Baby Yoda!

And you can have one, too! Here’s the crochet pattern to bring home your own Baby Yoda. Merry Christmas!

Baby Yoda

Materials
• Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in green and tan

• US size E hook (3.5mm)
• Stuffing
• 12mm safety eyes (I used the brown colored eyes)
• Tapestry needle
Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)
dec – decrease
flo – front loop only
lp(s) – loop(s)
ml – magic loop
rev sc – reverse single crochet
rnd(s) – round(s)
rpt – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over

Notes on Amigurumi

• When working in rounds, do not join. Just continue crocheting in the next stitch creating a spiral. Use an open stitch marker to keep up with beginning of round.

• Decrease: (Insert hook in flo of next stitch, yo, pull up a lp) twice, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook.

• Invisible Finish Off: Pull the last lp up until tail comes through st. Using tapestry needle, sew tail under next st and then through the center of the previous st. Draw yarn to back and secure. Weave in end.

Head (green)

Rnd 1: Starting with a ml, ch 1, sc 6 times.
6 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
12 sc

Rnd 3: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st around
18 sc

Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around
24 sc

Rnd 5: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts around
30 sc

Rnds 6-8: Work 3 rnds even.

Rnd 9: Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts around
24 sc

Rnd 10: Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts around
18 sc

Rnd 11: Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st around
12 sc

Add eyes in center of ball about 6 sts apart. Stuff firmly.

Rnd 12: Dec over next 2 sts around. Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
6 sc

Sew 1 long st each for top eye lid and bottom eyelid.

Ears (green)

Right Ear

Row 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd st from hook. Turn.
1 sc, 2 chs

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in sc. Turn.
1 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in sc. Turn.
2 sc

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc. Turn.
3 sc

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Turn.

Rpt last row twice more. Turn.

Ch 1. Rev sc in end of each row along long edge of ear. Reverse sc in first ch, 3 rev sc in second ch, rotate ear and rev sc in remaining loop of first ch. Continue rev sc in end of each row along edge of ear. Finish off leaving long tail for sewing.

Left Ear

Work rows 1-4 same as first ear.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next sc. Turn.
3 sc

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc. Turn.

Rpt last row twice more. Turn.

Finish the same as the other ear.

Sew on ears onto head in a slight curve.

Body (tan)

Rnd 1: Starting with a ml, ch 1, sc 6 times.
6 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around.
12 sc

Rnd 3: 2 sc in next st, sc in next st around
18 sc

Rnd 4: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around
24 sc

Rnd 5: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts around
30 sc

Rnd 6: 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts around
36 sc

Rnds 7-12: Work 6 rnds even.

Rnd 13: Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts around
30 sc

Rnd 14: Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts around
24 sc

Rnd 15: Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts around
18 sc

Rnd 16: Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st around
12 sc

Stuff.

Rnd 17: Dec over next 2 sts around.
6 sc

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip st in each st around and cinch hole closed. Sew yarn through opposite end, pull tight and secure end.

Collar (tan)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, ch 5.

Row 1: Sc in second st and next 3 sts. Turn.
4 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st. Turn.

Rpt row 2 until you have 37 rows or collar is long enough to wrap around the widest part of body with 3 extra rows overlapping.

Last row: Ch 1, sc 2 together twice. Invisible finish off.

Sew ends together with rounded end overlapping square end by a few rows. Slip collar around neck and sew in place.

Hide all ends inside body and head.

Katie Clark Crochet on Tour!

Well, it’s not a rock ‘n’ roll tour, but it’s a class tour and I may be coming to a city near you!

Come by and see me at 2019 Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip in Vicksburg, MS September 26-28. I will be joined by other big names in fiber for a slate of classes unprecedented in Mississippi! Click here for a list of classes. Besides the classes, come visit the marketplace heaven for fiber enthusiasts. Click here for info on the vendor hall.

In October, you will find me in Ashville, NC for Southeastern Fiber Fair! I’m so excited to be joining this renowned and respected fiber festival October 24-27! Here are links for classes and event info. Or click the logos for more information on each festival.

Check out Katie Clark Crochet on Instagram and Facebook for updates on my classes and workshops.

It’s time to Let the Good Times Roll!

Let the Good Times Roll Shawl Mystery Crochet Along is live! We are gearing up for 2019 Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip with this fun MCAL. Our vendors have put together yarn kits especially for this pattern. Visit the Let the Good Times Roll page under the Patterns menu or click here for full details!

Ready to jump in? Preregister now!

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Mystery Crochet Along Coming Soon!

Fiber Fun in the ‘Sip is coming this September and I have been working on a Mystery Crochet Along, or MCAL, especially for the event! The theme is “Let the Good Times Roll” and we are going to have a great time August 2 through 30 stitching together. More details are coming soon. Stay tuned!

Ravelry, Free Speech and Personal Determination

Ravelry’s administration has made a decision to not only oppress free speech, but also to create a hostile environment by encouraging divisiveness in politics on a platform that should be encouraging unity by exploring those things we have in common: family, friends and a love of knitting.

I believe these divisive topics should be discussed in small groups with friends who will listen, debate, and respect relationships despite disagreements. I don’t believe it is useful to divide people in a worldwide group.

I also believe that business owners have the right to make decisions about their own companies. Likewise, users have the right to choose which companies they partner with. Therefore, as a Trump supporter and a Constitutionalist, I have removed my patterns from Ravelry. My patterns will be available on my website http://www.katieclarkcrochet.com within a month.

If you are interested in exploring alternatives to Ravelry, please contact me at katieclarkcrochet@gmail.com