Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the Fourth Be With You (opening up the Star Wars crochet kit)

My sad attempt at crochet from 2008: Yoda is not impressed
It's May the fourth, which means you can expect a day filled with Star Wars puns!  Rather than inflict more of them upon you, how about we take a closer look at the Star Wars crochet kit that I mentioned in last month's project post? Nothing wrong with two days in a row of project updates, right?

Back in 2008, I actually found a free crochet Yoda pattern online and gave it a try. Unfortunately (probably since I'd never crocheted anything before) I didn't manage to complete it (as I recall, the end result looked more like a tangled blob than anything else).  But since then I've taken a class (although to be honest, the blanket I made for the class assignment was no work of art either), and this time around I have a book that promises step-by-step instructions.

I haven't gotten very far with it yet, but let's take a closer look at the kit itself, shall we?



The kit.

The kit contains a book with 12 patterns, five skeins of yard, one crochet hook, a bag of stuffing, and a few buttons to use for eyes for two characters (as the box states, the supplies will make Yoda and a Stormtrooper - for the rest I'll need to buy more yarn).

The contents of the box.
A close-up of the goal.

Current progress.
Admittedly it doesn't look like much now, but hopefully in a week or so this will actually start to look like a green Jedi master. Fingers crossed!

And enjoy your day of Star Wars puns! ;)

14 comments:

  1. Love it! I am intrigued to see him finished. He looks very cute in the photo on the book....as do the others too I have to say. I wish you well.
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  2. Well, it looks like you are off to a good start! Looking forward to seeing your finished product!

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully there won't be too many errors in between. :)

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  3. Oh my! This Jedi master is going to look VERY green around the gills if that last photo is anything to go by JS! Still wish you could make the Ewock though, they are so cute. :)
    Hugs,
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    1. LOL, I think the green looks greener because of the sunlight, but a neon-green Yoda would be funny. If this one turns out well, maybe I'll make him an actual neon twin! ;)

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  4. I knew you would have a Star Wars post today! Even a naysayer like me knows about May the Fourth. Happy crocheting.

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes it's good to be predictable! ;)

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  5. Happy Star Wars pun day ;) I can't wait to see the finished Yoda! He's the best!

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    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to share him once he's done! :)

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  6. Oooh, I can't wait to see how it turns out :)

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    1. Me too! Hopefully it won't be too embarrassing to share... ;)

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  7. I actually totally missed May Fourth. I can't remember what I was doing that day! The crochet is looking good. Are you finding the instructions easy to follow?

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    1. The instructions are pretty solid, although if I hadn't taken that crochet class last year I think I'd be confused, so I don't know that I'd recommend this as a first project, although they're not difficult patterns.

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