Archive | February 2020

Crochet Baby Yoda Frenzy

If you’re a knitter or crocheter, raise your hand if you’ve been asked to make a Baby Yoda? And most likely, not just once. I think that’s every single one of you. And by a show of hands, how many have done it? My hand is up. I’m feeling a bit like a doctor or a mechanic. You know, everyone asking for advice or help? As a crocheter, I do get asked to make this or that for someone, but nothing like the requests I’ve gotten for making Baby Yodas. This brings up the question of whether to sell versus giving them away. I hadn’t really thought I was going to sell them at all. But then, I changed my mind.

If you’re a fan of the show (The Mandalorian) and a crafter/artist of any kind, one of the first thoughts after seeing that adorable little face, was how to recreate him. I know that happened to me. I wanted to make him. I NEEDEDΒ  to make him. I especially wanted to make him for my hubby who is a mega fan of all things Star Wars. I daydreamed about it for a bit, imaging how I would go about making him, from yarn colors, yarn types, to what kind of eyes. I looked at images of the show and envisioned how I would approach making him.

But then, he was already all over the internet in all his crochet glory. I guess everyone had the same idea. I forged ahead to make one for hubby and my first attempt was fun but I wasn’t totally satisfied with it.

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Not bad for a first attempt.

Hubby loved it but I tried a second one and we all loved that one. I felt I got the proportions right and the face got better too. It got so good, hubby kept it! Continue reading

Crochet Creepy Doll Completed

I finished the doll and my kiddo loved it. I’m pretty proud of it myself. We took a stroll in my backyard for a photoshoot in my succulent garden. It came alive with all the rain we had.

Without further adieu, here she is.

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Scrap Yarn Crochet Baby Yoda

Some of the kids at work have seen my Crocheted Baby Yodas. Naturally, I have some fans of the show and they wanted me to make some dolls for them. I looked in our yarn box and only had two greens. One was a frog green (like the kind you find in a crayon box) and the other was a small ball of mint green repurposed from a blanket my mom had made. It was a tiny ball. I had a full skien of the frog green yarn, but I wanted to experiment using up scrap yarn, so I chose the baby mint green and a blue that came rescued as well from that same blanket. For the ears, I used pink, but the only pink we had was a bright, bold pink. What the heck, why not? This was an experiment anyway. I had more of the blue so that was going to be for the parts that would be under the doll’s outfit since I had more of it. The mint green would be for extremities, like the tips of the hands and feet, the ears and the head. I was pretty sure I would have enough and if I didn’t, I was going to improvise. πŸ™‚

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Luckily, I didn’t run out of the mint. Here he is in his scrappy goodness. But he cleans up well once he’s dressed. πŸ™‚

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The clothes really do make the difference! Even with those bright pink ears.