For years, the only crochet I ever really did was baby blankets. Every time someone had a baby, I would make an afghan. So, about two years ago I was standing in line at the craft store, buying yarn for another baby blanket and there it was, on the shelf with all the pattern books and magazines…Star Wars Crochet! I had to run out of line to grab it. I just knew that once I was done with my next baby blanket, I was going to make Yoda!
The kit comes with the materials to create the Yoda and a Storm Trooper. I started with Yoda, of course. And I made a lot of mistakes, also of course.
My Yoda mistakes:
- I was crocheting in back of rows only. This is a sloppy habit I picked up when I was young. Now that I’m back to doing it regularly I’ve corrected this bad habit, but in Yoda it’s pretty noticeable.
- I completely messed up the feet and forgot to do the bobble stitches.
- I corrected my back of rows folly when I made Yoda’s robe, which made his robe look like it shrank in the wash.
Well, every mistake is a learning experience and I didn’t let my Yoda mistakes stop me. I continued on with the entire book.
Lucy Collins’ instructions are actually very easy to follow. I like the fact that she includes illustrations for the patterns. The set came with 12 patterns and I completed all 12. And one day I will go back and make a new Yoda, that has feet and a robe that fits. And I will also make a ton of Storm Troopers and Ewoks, so I can create battle scenes.