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?