Crochet Baby Yoda Embroidered Disney Hat

So, I got bullied by my daughter’s dog while I was trying to type up this blog post. Okay, maybe bullied is too strong a word. I’ll say encouraged. She likes it when I come out with her, even though she can come outside any time she wants.

It’s better with company.

I have to admit it’s much better typing this post outside.

It’s 80 degrees and and a slight breeze is blowing the smell of citrus blossoms my way from my neighbor’s yard.

It’s a very nice view. The sun was hitting the plants just right…

A humming bird has already visited me quite a few times. Unfortunately, a bee keeps messing with me too. But the sound of the birds singing is nice, so I will ignore the bee.

Anyway, back to Grogu and his hat. I pulled out an old Disney hat I had made for my other Baby Yoda that I gave to my sister. I’ve bounced around the hat on other dolls, but now that I have a new Baby Yoda, I unceremoniously took the hat back from the other dolls and embroidered the name Grogu on it. Originally, I was going to embroider ‘Baby’ on it, but he has a name now, so he gets Grogu.

I’m not the best at embroidery, but it got the job done.

Then, I spent a few hours trying to make him a little harness for the day Disneyland opens again, and I can take Grogu with me. I made and unmade a doll carrier over and over. I didn’t like any of the designs I came up with. I abandoned the project and decided to think on it some more. For now, Baby Grogu has a cute hat and no doll carrier.

Oh yeah, he has an outfit too. 😁
He likes it.

I haven’t forgotten about his vampire costume, I just put that on the back burner for now. I’ll probably wait until Halloween for that. I’m going to keep focusing on a carrier for now. Disneyland is closed, but we might get a chance to go to Downtown Disney to walk around, and I definitely want to have a hands free way to carry him. I can’t wait!

Crochet Baby Yoda Has Ears

I finished his ears and couldn’t wait to share. I’ve been walking around the house holding him like a baby.

It’s almost a shame I have to make him a little outfit. I kinda just want to make him a little diaper. His head wobbles a little because the head is heavier, but it’s perfect because it makes him feel MORE like a baby.

I worked his ears a little differently than past dolls I made. I used two strands of yarn for the green part and one for the pink part. That gave me three strands of yarn total, which made the ears stiffer.It also made the pink part smaller than the green part. I had to stretch it more to make it fit. This made it curl in a bit, which is what I wanted. These ears are stiffer than previous ears, but still flexible. I like it.

Even though I don’t want to dress him, I guess I better.

I started his outfit, and as happens sometimes, I chose a yarn ball I thought would last for the entire outfit. It didn’t. I got that yarn from a yard sale or something like that–many years ago–so I can’t get more. I had to rip it back and choose another, bigger ball. This time I picked something I can get more of. I never learn. 🤣

Another Crochet Baby Yoda

Is anyone surprised? I didn’t think so. I was so done with making Baby Yodas. In fact, I was so done, I gave my personal and large doll to one of my sisters so I wouldn’t have to make another one.

But then, a few months had passed, and my daughter asked if I was willing to make a little one for her friend who wanted to buy one. Her friend has a grandson that loves the Mandalorian, and she thought he would love it. How could I say no to that!

I had to borrow my daughter’s doll so I could copy it. I know, I know, it’s my own design but, I never remember what I did.
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Finished Funko Pop Crochet Doll

The doll is finished and delivered. It didn’t have far to go, just down the hall. But first, the doll demanded a photo shoot. Kinda reminded me of my husband. 😊

My hubby wanted his own Mini Me in his music persona. He creates music and wanted a doll he could photograph as a stand-in for himself. The doll has already started its photographic debut! My hubby took a picture of him and posted it on Instagram. I was surprised and delighted to see it one morning. I posted that pic last.

I started with the head…
Wasn’t sure I could do the body in Tunisian but I did it!
Just taking a stroll in the garden.
And here’s my hubby’s pic of him. I love it!

Funko Pop Crochet

Now that the crochet Rosalina birthday gift is finished, it’s on to the next birthday gift. My husband wants a Funko Pop inspired doll of him. He created an image of what he wanted, and I’m in the process of making it.

Pretty good!

I decided on using Tunisian crochet for this one because I want to give it a knitted look. I don’t knit, so I like to pretend sometimes… I also thought the Tunisian simple stitch would work well here.

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Crochet Rosalina From Super Mario Galaxy

I’ve been working on a challenging project for a little over a week now, and I finally finished. My son is into video games, and he liked the Sora doll I made for him as a Christmas gift. His birthday was only a few days away and he asked if it was possible for me to make another game character.

Could I! Of course I could! I love when my family challenges me with something they want out of crochet. What he wanted was a character named Rosalina. As usual, I didn’t know anything about that character, but he showed me illustrations as well as video from the game. I got a good sense of her.

At first, I thought…easy peasy. And for the most part, she was. But that hair! And the eyes! I normally like to use buttons for the eyes. I asked my son if he wanted me to try embroidering them as we could always fall back on buttons if I couldn’t do it. I watched some videos for inspiration, and I did my own thing anyway.

So far so good…
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EEK! What did I buy on Wish!

I’m human. I have weaknesses. Books (I have thousands), jewelry (which I hardly ever wear), figurines (which I finally stopped buying), hooks (which I have sort of stopped buying), and small scissors (because they’re so cute). I hate shopping in general so I don’t fall for many gimmicks. I tend to overthink every purchase. But then I discovered Wish, and my weaknesses got triggered.

My son recently told me he purchased some shirts on the site Wish for a decent price and I was curious about it. I had seen a YouTuber that had a post about Wish, and I checked that out. Granted, many things on the site turn out to be junk and not worth even the small amount you might spend. But still…  I dangerously went on the site to see for myself, and I couldn’t help myself. I bought something, something I didn’t need.

Weakness 1) Some of you may remember that I have a wee bit of a problem with crochet hooks. Not surprising, I’m sure. I absolutely and unequivocally don’t need more crochet hooks but… they had a set that I couldn’t resist.

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Admittedly, I have plenty of tunisian crochet hooks but I don’t have any with the string. I don’t have any projects in mind at the moment but now I will be prepared for anything!

New Crochet Pink-Haired Doll

After finishing my son’s Sora doll for Christmas, I started work on this new doll for my sister’s acquaintance. The only direction I had was for pink hair. Using the techniques I describe in my book (like how I snuck my book in there?), I made the body.

My sister and I picked out the colors for the dress. She had an idea on how the dress should look, so that’s what I set out to do. As with all my dolls, it’s the doll that decides what it wants. I started working on a dress, but it, or the doll–I don’t know which–didn’t want it to be a dress! I made several attempts at a dress before I admitted defeat. I liked how the top was coming out, so I kept that. The part that was supposed to be a skirt desperately wanted to be pants.

Then, it was on to the hair! I didn’t necessarily struggle with the hair, but I didn’t like it at first. She looked like a clown! But I kept at it, knowing I might have to take it all out and start over.

Luckily, I didn’t have to do that, and I ended up liking it.

The pins reminded me of a Star Trek character. 😂
The hair worked out!
My succulent garden makes for a great photo shoot.

I even included a little purse.

What do you think? Do you like how she came out?

Selling My Crochet

My sister that ended up with one of the crochet coats I made, claims she gets a lot of compliments on it and people asking if I sell them. I don’t, nor do I want to. Part of the reason is that they are very time consuming AND, I never know how they are going to turn out. I’d rather have something already made, and if someone likes it and wants to buy it, great. There’s no pressure. But I also don’t go around just making coats. Plus, that coat, the one with the plugs that took me ages to make and nearly drove me insane, is a coat I don’t want to revisit.

This one man in particular really, really, really liked it. He thought someone in his family would love it, but she told him I definitely didn’t want to make another one. She did however, show him my site showing my work, and he decided he wanted a doll. Let me point out I don’t necessarily sell my dolls either. I have sold them before, but it isn’t a business for me. If someone wants to buy one, or have me make them one, sometimes I do it, but that’s about it.

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