Monday, January 14, 2013

Crochet Star Wars.... That's Right!!!

 The lead up to Christmas was very frustrating for me blog-wise as all my crochet had to be kept secret until the big day. Archie asked earlier on in the year if I could please make him a set of crochet star wars characters... hooo hoo hoo hoo. Yes! 
 After much thought I decided to buy the patterns online rather than make them up myself, time being a huge factor in the quest so I went searching and found Lucy Ravenscar's amazing etsy shop. Her pattern writing is brilliant and I learnt so many new techniques while making all of the little creatures.
 I split the set in two, so that the boys would have to combine their set to play a full game. That being said, I also promised to double up on a couple each that were particular favourites. Hugo would like to have a Yoda like Archie and Archie would like an old Obi-Wan Kenobi like Hugo.
 Darth's buttons don't work which is a little bit of a relief to tell the truth. It is hard enough at home without the dark side coming too much into play.

 Best pals forever.
 Nice backsides fellas.
The gang. I have found a few more patterns since making these little guys so will add to the clan as time goes on.
Meanwhile, may the force be with you.
Love Kate xxooxx.
p.s. Thank you so much for all of your lovely sponge cake comments. They gave me a good laugh and warmed the cockles of my heart (what are heart cockles?).

52 comments:

meg said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! My boys would be mad for those. Shame I can't crochet. they'll have to make do with the lego and plastic guys. You are super clever Kate.

CurlyPops said...

These are brilliant!
I hope you don't mind that I tweeted and FB'd the link. I know lots of Star Wars fans that would love to check them out.

Megan said...

OMG, those are FABULOUS!!! :) :)

adelina said...

Those are amazing!!!!

Alessandra said...

yeah! may the force be with you!!! just lovely!!
xxx Ale

Catherine Flynn said...

These are so great, it's lovely to see someone making toys for boys. I made a birds nest with little birds in it last christmas for my little boy but he hasn't played with it a lot. He's totally into superhero play one, so I'm thinking next of making him a sword and gun holster- fighting play must have a raft outlet for mums! X

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Just brill, they are very lucky boys! :) x

Bree said...

Absolutely frickin brilliant! !!!!

Henry's Shed said...

Oh how funny! I love them!! There really is no limit to what you can crochet!! xx

Lise said...

They are GORGEOUS! I know that crocheting something that small is quite difficult - you obviously spent a lot of time and love on these characters. I am sure your boys love them.

Sheila said...

These are incredible...I have only learned to crochet a straight line! My fave are C3Po and R2D2!

Sara at A Mixed Media Life said...

Well done! These are fantastic!

Robyn of Oz said...

I have a couple of starwars nuts in the family. If they see your blog, I will be toast. So far I can manage granny squares and things in long rows. :)

Helen said...

these are so fantastic, I'm not yet up to amigurami, still in a blankety crochet world but I'd love to make some little people too

Jodie said...

Kate is my cousin AND sister-in-law and right now we are living on the other side of the world. Just to let you know that my 10 year old son hops on Greedy for Colour regularly to get a bit of homewise contentment and creativity from his Aunt. Because she is a gem. And we love her especially when she makes such little teeny tiny adorable Star Wars darlings xxx

Sue said...

Brilliant and hilarious Kate I think you've created a new family heirloom!

Embley said...

I love this SO MUCH! xxxxx

the nest said...

SO, SO FUN!!! your boys must be crazy for them! really excellent.

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Are you taking orders?! These are just the MOSTEST FABULOUS dolls EVER! Thank you so much for sharing and making me smile!

Juliab said...

Lucy's patterns are fantastic aren't they. I bought a couple so I could make presents for my kids for Xmas, but I am still yet to finish them - eek! The kids have been very understanding though. The Star Wars toys really are incredible. You did well to make so many. x

Trudy said...

...and also with you.

Trudy said...

Seriously cute characters. What a star Mum!!!

Alison said...

You know the nicest thing about these homemade toys? It's that your boys asked you to make them and didn't expect you to go out and spend a small fortune on plastic ones. What wonderful boys!

aimymichelle said...

i saw those on pinterest! hilarious.

EMMA said...

Amazing! I can't decide which one is my favorite, they are all fantastic.
Luck boys!

Nicole said...

haha they are fantastic! One of my best friends would absolutely love these, better not show him or I'll be making a set myself :) x

Jacqui said...

Amazing!
I would love to have enough patience to make these.

Katie said...

I've just bought the set of patterns to make these for my son. I've just finished my first figure (Darth Vader!) he will be so excited when he sees them. Thank you for the inspiration.
Katie x

Airin HeartMade said...

WUAUUU Amazing!!!!

Zoe Rogers said...

They are great I am making some slippers for my son

Betsy said...

What a beautiful job you did, and an excellent job photographing them as well. Love love love them!

Carolyn Cook said...

Do you have a pattern for sale for these? I would love to buy them

Anonymous said...

May the force be with you!

"From This Day Forth…" said...

Totally awesome!!! You are a genius and i would love the pattern to these little people/creatures/robots please. Do you have patterns available and where can I buy them? Well done you…xxx

Kristin Dragos said...

These are great! Do you have a pattern for them? I'd love a set! :D

aradia1963 said...

These are fantastic! Will love to make these for my grandsons!

Craftysoprano said...

I SO need those patterns!!! My children "speak" Star Wars around this house like a second (or even primary) language!!!!!!! LOVE them so much I pinned them to my Pinterest board!!!

missheidi's life said...

I thought Iwas the only one who thought that!

missheidi's life said...

I would love to make them! 37.00 is a bit steep for the patterns for me right now :-(

Gayla Allen said...

My 23 year old son would LOVE those!!! Would you be willing to make a set for him for his Birthday if I paid you to make them?

jjthomas805 said...

I would love to order some!!! A set. Would you be willing to make one to sell? Email mr at jjthomas805@gmail.com. thank u. They are absolutely awesome!

Nancy Hall said...

me too I want to order a set would you make a set for me too? My name is Nancy

Nancy Hall said...

I am matty mayo on facebook.

Anonymous said...

You want to make these for me and sale them ? bigmomma0674@yahoo.com

Creative Custom Printing said...

Sure would love to get the pattern. Could you email me? creativecustomprinting@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would buy a set of these from you in a heart beat......please!

Pam Myers said...

where can I purchase the patterns for these Star Wars characters? You did a great job on yours!
Pam Myers

Sara R. Murphy said...

This is amazing! I want to make one!

MyBellsPalsyBaby said...

Can you tell me what brand of yarn you used to get those colors, or did you just use a bunch of different brands?

Anna B said...

They are seriously cool!!!!! Just found your blog today through casual, casual easy thing! Very enjoyable read :) I'm a big star wars fan and I think Archie has good taste!

Russelt said...

Wonderfull !
I'm a gamer ( star wars of course) and I can't imagine the talent you must have to release these figurines...
Congratulations

CraftyDee said...

U are very talented thank u so much for sharing. Wondering if u can come up with a free pattern for the smurfs that would be excallent trying to find one for my soon to be one year old son his birthday party is the theme of smurfs and I would really appreciate it u could do that I will be on the look out for your response thank you...

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