Meet Yoda. He's little, but he can still do great things! My daughter told me she wants one in purple after meeting him ;) lol.
Remember, these instructions can be adjusted to what you have. Feel free to try different hook sizes, different types of yarn, etc. And, I forgot to meaure him before I mailed him, but he was about 5 inches maybe? No bigger than my hand for sure.
What you will need:
-Green, brown, and off white medium worsted yarn
-Size G and H crochet hooks
-Optional: safety eyes (you could use yarn to make them or felt circles; mine were size 12mm)
-Polyfill or some kind of stuffing
With green yarn and size H hook,
1. Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring
2. sc 8 times in center of ring0 (8)
3. *2 sc in next stitch* 8 times (16)
4. *sc, 2 sc in next* 8 times (24)
5. sc around (24)
6. *dec, sc, sc* 6 times (18)
7. sc around (18)
8. repeat #7
9. *dec, sc, sc* 4 times and dec (13)
10. dec around 6 times
*Attach eyes (see instructions on package) and stuff head with stuffing.
Switch to brown color for the body. Simply use a sl st to bring in the new color.
*Please note: This next part is connected to what you have done so far. But, think of it as starting over. The first 9 sc's you make will be overlapping, as there were only 7 stitches left open after doing round 10 above.
1. *sc in next stitch* 9 times (9)
2. *2 sc in next stitch* 9 times (18)
3. *sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next* 9 times (27)
4. sc around (27)
5. *sc in each of the next two stitches, dec in next stitch* 6 times, then sc in each of the next three stitches (21)
6. sc around (21)
7. *sc in next stitch, dec in next* 7 times (14)
8. On back loop only, sc around (14)
9. Stuff the body with fiberfill, etc.
10. dec until closed. Fasten off.
Ears (make 2) with green yarn and size H hook
1. ch 6
2. sc in 2nd ch from hook
3. hdc in next ch
4. dc in each of the next two ch's
5. tr in next ch
*Leave long tail and sew onto head
Feet (make 2) with green yarn using size G hook
1. ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to create a ring
2. 6 sc in middle of ring
3. ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook
4. sc in next ch
5. sl st in middle of ring
6. ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook
7. sc in each of the next two ch
8. sl st in middle of ring
9. ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook
10. sc in next ch
11. sl st in middle or ring
*Leave tail and sew feet onto bottom of body
Arms (make 2) starting with green and size G hook
1. ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring
2. 5 sc into ring
3. *2 sc* 5 times (10)
4. sc around (10)
5. *sc in each of the next two stitches, dec next* 2 times, sc in each of the next two stitches (8)
*Switch Colors to brown. Use a sl st to do this
6. *sc in next stitch* 8 times (8)
7. repeat #6
8. repeat #6
9. sl st in next stitch leaving tail to sew it on the body.
*Sew arms on the body. There is no need to add stuffing to them.
The jacket was just rectangular shapes using off white yarn with a size H hook. Here is how I did it if you would like to try it.
1. I created three pieces like this. I just crocheted a chain that was as long as his back then did rows of sc's until it was the height i wanted it. I made it from the top of the neck to a little above the bottom. The smaller front sides were the same height and almost equaled half of the back pieces length. I left a long tail on them all for sewing the pieces together.
2. I then sewed the small sides onto the back leaving a hole big enough for the arms to fit through.
3. For the hood, I just started a little in from the front top edge and used sc stitches across until it was almost at the end of the other side. Then I kept making rows using sc stitches until it was long enough to go over his head.
4 &5. I fold the new rectangle in half and sewed the edges together. I squooshed the point in so it would look more smooth.
Update: A fabulous crocheter, Cheryl, came up with how to do the jacket all in one piece! Here are the instructions.
Row 1: Chain 19.
Row 2 : Turn and sc in 2nd ch from hook and across
Row 3 - 6: Ch 1 turn. Sc across
Row 7: Ch 3. dc in next 3 sp. Ch 2, skip 2 st, dc in next 8 sp. Ch 2, sk 2 st, Dc in 4 remaining st.
Row 8: Sl st in first 4 st. sc in next 12 sp ending at front edge of the other arm hole made in previous row.
Row 9 - 20: Ch 1 turn, sc across.
Cut and finish leaving a long tail. Fold corner to corner, right sides together, and sew up this edge to form the hood
The belt was just a ch with a row of sc. I just made it long enough to go around and tie.
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