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Crochet Yoda

Crochet Yoda from the Star Wars Crochet kit. Easy and fun to make - a great gift for Star Wars loving friends!

I made this little crochet yoda using this Star Wars Crochet kit (which of course went on sale at Costco for a great deal right after I bought it. It was still in our local store when I looked yesterday, if you are interested, along with this Frozen crochet kit.)  I planned to make this little guy as Star Wars loving Mike’s Christmas present, but then couldn’t resist giving it to him early – especially since the kids knew it existed and were bound to tell him what it was at some point. I also justified the early gifting by the fact that, since Yoda is a mere 3 inches tall, he can accompany Mike on business trips to make for some entertaining photos to show the kids. For now, “Baby Yoda” as he was dubbed hangs out in Mike’s office at work, where he attracts lots of comments.

The kit comes with the yarn to make Yoda and Darth Vader. I don’t especially like the Darth Vader design, but I adore the Ewok, so I think I will use the leftover materials to make him. Yoda was cute enough to inspire nine-year-old Emma to give crochet another go. She is still struggling, though. Do you have any tips on teaching a nine-year-old how to crochet, or great first projects for a nine-year-old?

Amigurumi style crochet makes for very fun and quick to make handmade gifts! I also invested in Once Upon a Time . . . in Crochet: 30 Amigurumi Characters from Your Favorite Fairytales and AmiguruME: Make Cute Crochet People. I have a couple ideas of things that I want to make patterns for to add to my crochet pattern collection, but first I want to look at more techniques that other people are using.

Are you making any gifts this Christmas? Do you have a crochet pattern for me – or Emma – to try?

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

8 thoughts on “Crochet Yoda”

  1. Elisa | blissful E

    Your crochet Yoda is simply darling! :) How fun that he gets to hang out with Mike at work – and possibly get some travel, too!

    If you find crochet techniques that work for your 9yo, they might be just whatl I need to finally figure it out, too.

  2. I bought the same kit at Costco, but I haven’t made anything yet! Yoda turned out great!

    Those books look awesome. Amigurumi is so much fun. If you also knit, I have the book Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. That book has some fun, quirky patterns like a Kraken (giant squid) and the Loch Ness Monster. However, the final products are pretty big, so they are more of a time commitment. (I knit pretty slowly, so they each took me over 10 hours.)

    1. I don’t knit (other than a scarf 17 years ago!) Every once in a while I find a cute knitting pattern and think about trying, but I haven’t actually invested in the supplies and time to go for it yet.

      1. I started off crocheting, but now I prefer to knit. I had a rough start with knitting though. If you mess up while crocheting, it’s usually pretty easy to fix (or ignore), but if you drop a stitch while knitting, I spent my first year essentially thinking you had to start over. Now that I’ve learned how to fix almost any mistake, I think knitting is easier and (usually) more relaxing.

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