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Baby Yoda Grows Up (Free Pattern)

Baby Yoda / The Child 1WoodenButton style became a passion for friends and family over the Christmas season. By the time I’d made the tenth little cutesy I swore I would never ever forget how, that I could make them in my sleep, and possibly my soul was forever changed. Since the part of me that was forced to grow up knows I remember nothing much, particularly if it will be useful, I made notes. They changed with different iterations for the purpose of ‘product improvement’ until here is one I present to the interwebs, hoping someone may find it useful, and someone may tell me how to get better at pattern writing.

Using worsted weight yarn and a 5.5mm hook…

Head

6sc in a magic ring

Increase every sc. (12sc)

Increase every second sc. (18 sc.)

Increase every third sc. (24sc.)

Increase every fourth sc. (30sc.)

Increase every fifth sc. (36sc.)

6sc in 6, sc, hdc, 2dc, 2dc, hdc, sc, 24 sc in 24. (38st).
[To create a brow bulge.]

6 sc in 6, sc, sc, 1sc in 2, 1 sc in 2, sc, sc, 24 sc in 24 (36st).

36 sc in 36

36 sc in 36

Ch over 7 for eyebrow, 4sc, ch over 7 for eyebrow, 18 sc in 18. (36st including the 14 skipped stitches in the previous row.).
[To create eyebrows.]

6 hdc in 6, sc, sc, 6dc popcorn stitch in 2, sc, sc, 6 hdc in 6, 15 sc in 18 (32st).
[To create a nose.]

(Sc+hdc in 1 , 2 dc in 1, dc, dc, 2 dc in 1, hdc+sc in 1) x3, 12 sc in 15. (42st.)
[To create the tops of the cheeks, and upper lip.]

1 Dc in 2 x 5, 1 sc in 2 x 5, 1 dc in 2 x 5, 12 sc in 12. (27st.).
[To create the middle of the cheeks and mouth opening.]

1 sc in 2 x 3, 2 dc in 1, dc, dc, dc, 2dc in 1, 1sc in 2 x 3, 9 sc in 12. (22st.).
[To create bottom of cheeks and bottom lip.]

2 sc in 3, sc, 1 dc in 4 [to create a chin], sc, 2 sc in 3 x 3, sc. (12st.)

Sc around. (12st.). [Neck.]

Body

3dc in 2sc around. (18dc.)

4 dc in 3 around. (24dc.)

DC around. (24dc.)

DC around. (24dc.)

DC around. (24dc.)

3 dc in 4 around. (18dc.)

2 dc in 3 around. (12dc.)

1 sc in 2 around, close off.

Legs

6sc in a magic ring.

Increase every sc. (12sc.)

Increase every second sc. (18sc.)

(Sc+ 5ch in front loop) x 3. [for toes], sc x 15 in back loop. (18sc.)

Dc in back loop x 3, sc x 15. (18st.)

18 dc around.

Arms

(Ch 5, sk, slst x 4) x 3 (3st.). [For fingers.]

Sc, hdc, sc (3st.). [To make a palm.]

Cast on 6 hdc. [To make an arm.]
(Alternately 2sc in 3st, and sc around x 8.)

Ears

Cast on 10 dc and 2sc, picot. (12st.)

2sc and 10 dc down other side. (12st.)

Fold in half, sc along. (12st.)

Ch, skip stitch, sc, hdc, 9 dc. (11st.)

7dc, hdc, sc, slst. (10st.)

Coat

DC around width of tummy, join, ch 2, as many times as needed to reach the armpit.

Skip 1 dc to leave a hole for the arms.

DC 5-7 rows to make collar.

SC around armholes. DC 7 rows to make sleeves.

Notes:

I crochet in spirals to avoid having a seam. Sometimes I use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the row, but usually I can see where the first spiral starts on the second row and line it up good enough.

Although I write “increase every third sc” or such, I actually always increase on the first stitch while counting to four. It means the same thing.

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The Child (Baby Yoda) – It Begins

After having this post about Allison Hoffman’s Baby Yoda sent to me three times in one day I took that as a sign from the google gods that my go with the flow life was flowing back into encouraging nerdom. I’m a nerd appreciator in real life: I love nerds, they’re interesting, engaging, usually intelligent people who are fun to hang around with. Unfortunately my bucket list had to have becoming a bona fied nerd removed some time ago due to my brain being as compatible with the job as using a wooden sword to mine diamonds in Minecraft.

Surprisingly I actually got started on my new mission that day, and finished the next while drinking at my “local” amidst the Saturday crowd madness. Madness of a fully blown Baby Yoda obsession pandemic as it turned out. My first effort was adopted by a disapproving man who, why’ll saying he admired my entrepreneurial spirit, and looking like he didn’t, had to have it for his suitably intoxicated wife. She was thrilled to death. It was awesome to see.

I first studied the screen captures online for reference, and could see why The Child is thought to be cute, but didn’t really get it. I figure my ‘that’s so cute’ gene is a little underdeveloped, so ya get that. Turns out, when I got the chance to see the first couple of episodes of The Mandalorian, even I could understand the appeal. The Child totally deserves it’s own series, and I even harbored hopes that it would turn out to be a girl, have been ‘just tricking’ about the whole not speaking (broken) sentences yet thing, and secretly be waiting for a chance to escape because it was totally in control of the whole situation all along.

It took at least 8 hours for me to make, as I was making it up as I go along, but was a good start with a few ideas on how I wanted to improve the next one. The obsession pandemic had caught hold!

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Hearty Bear Pattern

FREE PATTERN!

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12dc in magic loop

2sc, hdc, 2dc, 2dc, hdc, 2dc (24)

2sc, hdc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, dc, dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, hdc, 2sc. (36)

36 dc around.

36dc around.

2dc in 3 around. (24)

Dc in 2dc around. (12)

2dc in DC around. (24)

3dc in 2 around. (36)

Dc around (36)

Dc x 18, cast on 6dc, ch, sc, slst, 1/2 around, sc, slst top of dc (24)

24dc around leg x 2

Dc in 2dc around leg. (12)

Sc in 2sc around (6)

 

Nose

12dc in magic loop.

3dc in 2  around (18)

 

Arms

12dc in magic loop. (12)

2 DC in 1 around (24)

2dc in 3 around (18)

 

Ears

Ch 5, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc, 2dc, torn, dc in same ch, dc, dc, join (8)

Ch 2, dc in same dc, 2dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, 2dc, 2dc, dc, join (14)

2ch, dc around, join (14)

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Bee Compliment Tree

This week I started a project I’ve been thinking of for a couple of years for supporting people, and affirming loved ones’ value. Compliments mean something from people we care about, so why not give some in a collection form. It’s a tool I could use when the depths of depressive despair stare into me, so I hope it will help others, and I’ll probably write me some too.

Please share as many and as often as you like if you would like to say the same things to people you know.