Ewok.

EWOK

This is the second Star Wars character I made. His name is Ewok and that’s basically all I know. It was also part of the combo I gifted for my big brother. As a bonus the tutorial of making the spear is also added here.

It was most fun making him. I studied the pictures hard and tried to find a way to compliment him the most. I think he is quite recognizable.

The special thing was crating the spear. I searched for some perfect tiny pebbles and used up a couple of toothpicks and some thread. It really turned out better than I had hoped.

The pattern is in US terminology and the measures are in metric.

Feel free to use this pattern refer back. I would love to see how your Ewoks turned out!

You need:

  • Brown (furry) yarn
  • Orange yarn (I used it a bit finer than on the body but with the same hook)
  • Beige yarn (for his hands and toes)
  • Toy eyes
  • Toy animal nose
  • A small craft/paper ball for his head (approx 2cm in diameter)
  • stuffing
  • Crochet hook – a bit smaller than you would normally use with the kind of yarn you choose (I used a 3mm hook with a yarn that recommended 4-5mm hook)
  • Large-eyed blunt needle

Abbreviations:

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Ch – chain stitch
  • 1+1 – two stitches into one stitch, increase
  • 2-1 – crochet two stitches together, decrease
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Trc – triple crochet
  • 3dc puff – crochet 3 dc’s into one stitch but pull the last yarn through all of them so there would be no increase
  • 3trc puff – crochet 3trc’s into one stitch but pull the last yarn through all of them so there would be no increase
  • ** – repeat between the marks
  • BLO – back loops only
  • FO – finish off
  • (0) – total stitches in round/row

Head/body

With brown:

  1. Sc 6 in a circle
  2. *1+1sc*repeat around (12)
  3. *sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (18)
  4. *2sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (24)
  5. 24sc
  6. 24sc
  7. *2sc, 2-1sc* repeat around (18)

Insert ball.

  1. *1sc, 2-1sc* repeat around (12)
  2. 12sc
  3. *sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (18)
  4. 18sc
  5. *2sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (24)
  6. – 19. 24sc

With beige (toes):

  1.  BLO 4sc, 2-1sc, 2-1sc, 3dc puff, 2sc, 3dc puff, 2-1sc, 2-1sc, 4sc (20)
  2. 3sc, 2-1sc, 2-1sc, 6sc, 2-1sc, 2-sc, 3sc (16)

Add stufing.

  1. *2-1sc* repeta around (8)
  2. 2sc, 2-1sc, 2sc, 2-1sc (6),

FO, weave in ends.

Hand (make two)

With beige (fingers):

  1.  6sc

With brown:

  1. – 8. 6sc

FO, leave ends as a stuffing in hands.

Hat/hood

With orange:

  1. Sc 6 in a circle
  2. *1+1sc*repeat around (12)
  3. *sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (18)
  4. *2sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (24)
  5. *3sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (30)

From here on work in rows ( for the face opening)

  1. 12sc, ch, turn, 24sc, ch, turn, 12sc (24+24 – two rows in total)
  2. 12sc, ch, turn, 24sc, ch, turn, 12sc (24+24 – two rows in total)

Now in circles again:

  1. 12sc, ch 6, 12sc (30)
  2. *3sc, 2-1sc* repeta around (24)
  3. 24sc

Now again in rows (the back flap part of the hat):

  1. 6sc, ch, turn, 12sc, ch, turn, skip one sc, 5sc (23 stitcheson last row, two rows in total)
  2. 5sc, sl st, ch, turn, skip one sc, 9sc, sl st, ch, turn skip one sc, 4sc (20 stitches on last row, two rows in total)

Next row continues on the side of the back flap reaching to the front side of the hat:

  1. 4sc, 4sc to the ends of previous rows, 12sc, ch, turn (20)
  2. Skip one sc, 8sc, ch, turn (8)
  3. 7sc, sl st, ch, turn (8)
  4. Skip one sc, 6sc, sl st, ch, turn (7)
  5. 5sc, ch, turn (5)
  6. Skip one sc, 4sc, sl st, ch, turn (5)

Next row continues on the side of the front flap reaching to the back side of the hat and the last row ends at the front again:

  1. Skip one sc, 3sc, 8sc to the ends of previous rows, 4sc (on the back flap)(15)
  2. 16sc, 5sc on the side, sl st (22)

FO, weave in ends

Optional: Join yarn to the topp right corner of the face opening:

  1. 6sc to the ends of the rows, 5sc, 6ksc to the ends of rows, 6sc, sl st into first stitch (23)

FO, weave in ends.

Ewok’s spear

  • 2 toothpicks
  • A bit of thread (greyish)
  • Small stone/chip
  • Superglue
  • Tape
  • Sharp knife/scissors
  1. Cut one sharp end off of one toothpick and both from the other
  2. Glue the two pieces together with flat ends
  3. Wrap the connection with a tiny piece of tape
  4. Wait a bit for the glue to dry
  5. Stick the sharp end through Ewok’s hand so that the join would be right below it (sharp end at the topp)
  6. Secure thread with glue to the join part
  7. Cover the tape with thread (wrap)
  8. Cut the thread and secure the ohter end also with glue (carefully not to stick fingers)
  9. Secure the thread right above the hand
  10. wrap a litte around there as the ohter side of the handle
  11. secure ohter end with glue
  12. glue the stone/chip to the sharp end of the spear
  13. secure thread to the stone
  14. wrap a bit of it around the stone like a fastening
  15. secure last end with glue

PS! Please, let me know if there is any fouls in the pattern as it is not yet tested by anyone else.

PPS! Can anyone tell why this picture can’t be enlarged like in the previous posts?

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Yoda the Jedi Master.

Here it is – my first amigurumi pattern! I would have liked to use black safety eyes but as I have found none small enough in Estonia I used what I had. I really like the way he came out as this really is my first personal pattern. I decided it was the time as for I had been making amigurumi from patterns about a year+ now.

I should note that this is an untested pattern. So if there is any kind of misunderstandings then just let me know and I’ll try to work that out. I am just really exited about posting my own real pattern for the first time. I hope someone else likes it as much as I do. You can use the pattern as many times as you like for personal use but I’d really appreciate a relating link etc to my blog here. Also I should probably tell that the pattern is in US terminology. I have not used many UK patterns so far and am not so familiar with their terminology so if you could tell me the stitches names in UK I could add them at least to the abbreviations.

I have no pictures of the WIP or the details but I will be happy to help you if there is anything mysterious written down. You can see the bigger picture by clicking on it, though.

Have fun making your own Yoda!

For YODA you’ll need:

  • Green yarn
  • Beige yarn
  • Brown yarn (tiny bit for his belt)
  • Toy eyes
  • Stuffing
  • A small craft/paper ball for his head (approx 2cm in diameter)
  • Crochet hook – a bit smaller than you would normally use with the kind of yarn you choose (I used a 3mm hook with a yarn that recommended 4-5mm hook)
  • Large-eyed blunt needle

Abbreviations:

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Ch – chain stitch
  • 1+1 – two stitches into one stitch, increase
  • 2-1 – crochet two stitches together, decrease
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Trc – triple crochet
  • 3dc puff – crochet 3 dc’s into one stitch but pull the last yarn through all of them so there would be no increase
  • 3trc puff – crochet 3trc’s into one stitch but pull the last yarn through all of them so there would be no increase
  • ** – repeat between the marks
  • BLO – back loops only
  • FO – finish off
  • (0) – total stitches in round/row

Head/body

With green (head):

  1. Sc 6 in a circle
  2. *1+1sc*repeat around (12)
  3. *sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (18)
  4. *2sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (24)
  5. 24sc
  6. 24sc
  7. *2sc, 2-1sc* repeat around (18)

Insert ball.

  1. *1sc, 2-1sc* repeat around (12)
  2. 12sc

With beige (body):

  1. *sc, 1+1sc* repeat around (18)
  2. 18sc
  3. 4sc, 1+1sc, 8sc, 1+1sc, 4sc (20)

With brown (belt):

  1. 20sc

With beige:

  1. 20sc
  2. 4sc, 1+1sc, 1+1sc, 8sc, 1+1sc, 1+1sc, 4sc (24)
  3. 24sc
  4. 24sc

With green: (toes):

  1. BLO 4sc, 2-1sc, 2-1sc, 3dc puff, 2sc, 3dc puff, 2-1sc, 2-1sc, 4sc (20)
  2. 3sc, 2-1sc, 2-1sc, 6sc, 2-1sc, 2-1sc, 3sc (16)

Add stuffing.

  1. *2-1sc* repeat around (8)
  2. 2sc, 2-1sc, 2sc, 2-1sc (6)

FO, weave in ends


Ear (make two)

With green:

  1. ch7
  2. 2.       second from hook: sc, dc, 2 trc, dc, sc (6),

FO, leave long ends for sewing


Hand (make two)

With green (hand):

  1. sc 6 into ring
  2. 6 sc

With beige (sleeve):

  1. -7. 6sc

FO, stuff the ends in for filling


Cloak (optional)

With beige:

  1. Ch 14
  2. Sc in second ch from hook, sc 12 (13)
  3. 1+1sc, 11sc, 1+1sc (15) (increase in both ends)
  4. Sc 15
  5. 1+1sc, 13sc, 1+1sc (17)
  6. Sc 17
  7. 1+1sc, 15sc, 1+1sc (19)

Crochet up the side:

  • Sc9
  • Ch 7
  • Sl st in other corner of cloak
  • Sc on side
  • Sl st 7 on the row of chains
  • Sc on side
  • Sl st 7 on row of sl sts’
  • Sc9 down the other side
  • FO, weave in ends

Lightsaber

You will need:

  • (neon) green yarn/thread for the blade
  • Grey yarn/thread for the handle
  • Toothpick
  • Super glue
  • Sharp knife/scissors
  1. Cut off the sharp ends of the toothpick
  2. Attach green yarn on the pick with glue
  3. Wind the yarn tightly around the pick until you have about 1cm uncovered
  4. Glue yarn end on the toothpick
  5. Attach gray yarn to the bare part
  6. Wind the yarn around, covering the yarn ends
  7. Add glue to the end of yarn, roll it around carefully, not to glue your fingers

Assembly:

  1. Sew hands on both sides of the body
  2. Sew ears on sides of the head
  3. Add toy eyes
  4. Make a few stitches around the eyes for eyelids
  5. Stitch a mouth
  6. Add cloak
  7. Extend a hole in Yoda’s hand and put the Lightsaber in there

Sneak-Peak: Star Wars Army.

This is what I have been doing for so long. To tell the truth, the figures were made in December. It took me some time to get the patterns down and some are not even ready yet. These really are the first ones I have ever came up with. I had basically no time for taking the pictures as it was dark when I left the house to get to work and dark when I got back. So I had a little help that managed to capture some shots. Lately I have just forgotten to take the photos with me when I am about to blog. I rarely do it behind my own computer as I usually just don’t find the time when behind it.

Today I have progressed and remembered in the morning to copy the pictures to my flash memory stick. If all goes well I’ll be able to post the pattern tomorrow. After which we have a long weekend due to a holiday – Estonian Independence Day.

I just noticed I have done nothing for this month’s Crafteroo Pinterest Challenge. I also remember I made one extra in January that I again didn’t have the time to capture on a photograph. I am still confident that I will show you it some day and I am kind of worried what to do this month. I have no special Crafteroo Board on Pinterest as I have relatively few pins. I just let myself to choose out of them all. I believe I can pick at least something out.

Jumping back to the Star Wars Army I should tell I have never see any of the films properly. My big brother asked me to make him some. So I Googled and made a little research on who is important or somehow just cool-looking and these fellows appeared.  They are called Yoda, Mace Windu, Ewok and of course Darth Vader. The first and last ones I actually did know so thy were must-do’s. If I had more time I had probably made Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, C-3PO and Han Solo.

These were all I had in mind when choosing who to make first as I knew I wouldn’t be able to make them all. And as my brother said when he unwrapped her Christmas present “So the others you’ll make for my Birthday, right?!” Oh, well, it is an option. If any of you know’s someone I missed that’s worth to be amigurumified feel free to let me know.

To tell the truth, as little as I knew of the characters and as little interest I have for the film, I really enjoyed making them. Looking at different pictures and the important details on them. I wanted them to be kawaii but still recognizable, also as simple as possible. They could be a little tiny for babies toys and include some small particles but I guess that shouldn’t be a problem as the most Star Wars fans I know are old enough not to put everything in their mouth. But I really do love the outcome! I hope you will too!

PS! If anyone has a character they would like to see an amigurumi version of I would be more than happy to give it a shot!