Charming Tauntaun Blanket Wrap

Over three years ago, I had a New Year’s resolution to start this project and I had a follow up post with some progress. But once this monster got big, it mostly stayed in the project bag, because it was too heavy and hot to take out and work on. This winter I decided I was going to finally finish it, then as I was working on it I realized some of the yarns had been discontinued, so the fire was really on my butt to get this done. Here it is, 3 years and 3 months later, the giant Tauntaun blanket that I made for my husband.

My husband modeling his new Tauntaun blanket

This blanket was inspired by the Tauntaun sleeping bag. My original sketches had legs instead of a sack and I thought of lining it and adding a zipper, but in the end I stuck with simplicity. There is no pattern for this, I cobbled together the hood, the body, and horn as well as some modifications. The rest is pretty much free hand outside of the inspirations of the patterns. The body is all hdc, the arms are dc. This thing is heavy and warm.

The cats love this blanket. Any time I was working on it, they would lay on it.

The entire thing cost about $400 in suplies:

Yarn Bee Snuggle Up White, 7 skeins

Yarn Bee Snuggle Up Silver Fox, 18 skeins

Yarn Bee Snuggle Up Silver, 26 skeins

Knitpicks Clarity Comfy Worsted,12 skeins

Knitpicks Light Blue Comfy Worsted, 40 skeins

Safety Eyes

And as much as I was afraid of running out of yarn, I ended up with a ton left over.

George Update:

He’s still with us, although not integrated with the other cats. He really doesn’t like them.

Star Wars Bounty Hunters

My husband is a Star Wars fan and loves the bounty hunters.  I decided to start making some additional crochet characters for him, in the same style as Lucy Collins.  I used her patterns to model my characters and changed up the color schemes.

I started with Bossk.  I found pictures of him online and of his action figure.  I used one of the regular sized characters from Star Wars crochet as my model, probably Han Solo.  For his head ridges, I added picots along his head.  I originally did his teeth in V shapes, but didn’t like them, so I replaced the teeth with just small stitches.  I thought it made his teeth look more jagged and razor sharp.  Overall I think he came out pretty good.  Bossk was a Valentine’s Day gift for my husband.

Bossk Head

Bossk’s Original Head with teeth

Bossk in progress

Bossk In Progress


Completed Bossk

Next up I tried Dengar.  Again, I searched for pictures online to use to model him off of.   For his head wrap, I started with a hood and made a hat.  Then I made a long tail coming off the end of the hood, that I wrapped around his head.  He’s pretty cute.  He was a birthday present for my husband.



My latest bounty hunter was IG-88.  For IG-88, I used C3P0’s pattern as a template to work from.  He has really thin arms and legs, so I tried to reduce his leg and arm width and extend them, since he is tall.  I also extended his head to a point. When I finished he turned out to be almost twice as tall as Boba Fett.  Oops.  Oh well, I still like the way he turned out.  He was a Christmas present for my husband.



IG-88 and Bobba Fett

IG-88 Towers over Boba Fett

So I have three more to make for him: 4-LOM, Zuckuss, and Boba Fett.  I already made Boba Fett from the Star Wars Crochet kit, but he’s mine.  I’ll have to make a new one for my husband.  I think I may try 4-LOM next.  Need to figure out how I will make his bug eyes.

Star Wars Crochet

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!

Star Wars Crochet

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:

  1. 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.
  2. I completely messed up the feet and forgot to do the bobble stitches.
  3. 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.

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