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’s Original Head with teeth
Bossk In Progress
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 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.
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.
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Poor footless Yoda
Footless Yoda and C3PO
Decorating my cubicle at work
Jabba the Hutt
The Skywalker Family Photo
Ewok conquers Storm Trooper
Han and Leia
Ewok (isn’t he cute)
R2D2 and R2KT