Star Wars (Even More) Crochet: Get Your Geekcraft On!

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Even More Star Wars Crochet

As we count down the days to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” perhaps you’re itching for something to help fill the void. Never fear - cue up “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and pull out this Star Wars Even More Crochet kit, by Lucy Collin.

The kit is a “sequel” to Collin’s Star Wars Crochet, and comes with nearly everything you need to create two projects – a Jawa and BB-8:

  • yarn
  • size 3.5mm/E-4 metal crochet hook
  • plastic safety eyes
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • a tapestry needle
  • instruction book

I say “nearly everything” because you also need a stitch marker to keep your place between rounds. A regular safety pin works well for this purpose.

In addition to instructions to create the Jawa and BB-8, the book also provides step-by-step instructions with more than 100 color photos for:

  • Rey

  • Finn

  • Poe Dameron

  • Kylo Ren

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Lando Calrissian

  • Admiral Ackbar

  • Nien Nunb

  • The Cantina Band

  • Greedo

As an avid crocheter since the early 80s (and even earlier Star Wars fan), I was anxious to dig into this kit. I chose to create the Jawa.

While I did enjoy creating my Jawa, I have a few comments.

  • Since I have decades of crochet experience, I barely glanced at the eight pages of beginner tutorials on basic crochet stitches and techniques. While they would be helpful to a beginning crocheter, I would not recommend amigurumi (creating dolls/toys with crochet) as a beginner project. You really need to have quite a bit of experience to tackle these sorts of projects. I would suggest starting with at least a basic beanie hat to get the hang of crocheting in the round first.

  • The book has a typical paperback book binding, but that made it hard to keep the pages open to the pattern while working on the project. I had to use my phone to hold it open. If you plan to use this book often, I would suggest taking it to a copy center and getting it spiral bound so it will lay flat.

  • The quality of the included yarn was poor. It kept splitting as I stitched, which was annoying. Also, some are the yarns were DK weight, and some were worsted weight, so the gauge was different. You might be better off using yarn from your own stash for consistency and quality.

  • While the instructions for the Jawa were relatively easy to follow, I found that the hood opening didn’t quite provide the drape and depth depicted in the example, so I had to rip out the stitches and start over to add a few more stitches. It’s possible I stuffed the head too full, so it could have been user error, but something to watch for. Test the hood size on the stuffed head before stitching to the body.

Overall I would give this book/kit a 4 out of 5 stars. While the materials in the kit weren’t the best, the patterns in the book are cute and fairly easy to follow for an experienced crocheter.  I’m looking forward to creating the Cantina Band!

 

About the Author:

Angie Pedersen is the Editor and Head Geek of KCGeeks.com, a resource hub for everything geeky in Kansas City. A self-dubbed “geek reporter,” her writing highlights local geek groups and events, with the goal of promoting and nurturing geek culture. She is a former contributor to GeekCrafts.com, and the author of four books, including The Star Trek Craft Book. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @kcgeeks.


 

 

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