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May the 4th…Be with me and my crochet hook ! A Star Wars blanket !

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

TA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !! May the 4th ! … Star Wars day !! **

I usually tend to hide a bit of my geekness, trying to please both of my geeky and non-geeky readers… Today…I have to apologize to the non-geeky ones but they are going to be flooded by geekness in this article :D You are now warned ^^ 

Newsletters subscribers may have guessed it when I announced that I would publish my article on Monday rather then Tuesay this week… I couldn’t miss this date to show you my fan-girl blanket :D

** (May the 4th = may the force…Be with you)

 

But let me tell you its story from the beginning : 

At the end of February, I ran into this crochet blanket on Ravelry

Star wars blanket by spinayarn32
© Spin a yarn 32

 

My heart went BOOM straight away…But… Maybe do you know me well enough now to know that I don’t have any patience…at all ! I admire those girls who crochet those giantic granny squares bedspreads, but I can’t !! It’s genetically impossible for me ! 

What motivated me to make this blanket was that each squares where different (and that it was a f****** Star wars blanket !) and if I made a single square each evening, in front of a serie, it would be done in no time… 

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

I started to reproduce the squares on Photoshop, so that I could try the colors that I would use on, and choose the yarn I would use too. 

I finally chose a French brand of yarn : Phildar Cabotine as I like that it is a mix of acrylic and cotton. 

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka
Here’s my desk in the living room (handmade by Mr Ahooka ! ^^) during the blanket making !

 

Then, I changed some squares, moved them, and created (a lot) of new squares

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka
General Grievous !

 

What was meant to be a teeny tiny baby blanket of 4*6 squares ended up to be a 6*7 squares, 17 cm each (6.7 inches) for a total of approximately 100*120cm (40*47 inches) 

What should have been “done in no time”, took 2 months, or 150 hours of intensive crocheting ! (2h30 to make a square and 30 minutes to wave in the ends !) 

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

I also was very optimistic on the amount of yarn required, and I had to go back to the store twice (including a very urgent one, 4 days ago, to  purchase the 3 missing black skeins to be able to assemble the blanket !). I used a total of 34 skeins of 50gr. 

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

But enough talking, here are the 6 episodes of the saga summarized in one blanket :)

Disclaimer : Be warned, you should be at least a bit of a Star Wars fan to understand following lines, if you’re not, please just look at the pictures :p

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

I tryed to keep the squares in a chronological order and to recount some of the most iconic scenes. 

– The order 66 followed by the fight between Dark sidious and Yoda : 

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka pattern04 star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

– The purchase of the 2 droids to the jawas and the famous “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for”

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

– The precious help of those tiny Ewok plushes during the Endor battle : 

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

– And of course, the confrontation between Luke Skywalker and his beloved daddy :)

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka

Oh, of course, some are still missing ! Obi-Wan, count Dooku, Leia, Han Sola, Chewie…?! I had to make choices, but I’m thinking of making some cushions now :p 

By the way, as I told you earlier, I ended up not using that much of the existing squares : actually, I only used 7 of them as they were, modified 9 of them and created 18… Which means I will probably  publish the charts for those 18 squares I’ve made soon :) Stay tuned ! 

Edit 05.21 : The Star Wars charts are now online here !

Now, I have a book to finish ;)

star wars crochet blanket by ahooka
This blanket is “cat approved” :p

 

See you soon !

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33 Responses to May the 4th…Be with me and my crochet hook ! A Star Wars blanket !

  1. Wow how long did it take and could you try making a my li’l pony series or a Kiki from a ghibli film kikis delivery service it would mean the world to me Because I absolutely adore you and your crochet☺️☺️✌

    • It took about 150 hours ! Thank you for your nice words but I’m sorry to say I don’t think I’ll be making any other blanket soon ! I’m not kind of a patient person and this one was already a feat for me :D

      • Thank you for these amazing charts! I am impatient like you and I don’t think I can sit long enough to make one large star wars or darth vader afghan! I am going to attempt this blanket for my husband and hopefully gift it to him for Christmas! Thank you so much!

  2. This is awesome!!! Great job! Hope you can publish the squares soon (plus the other missing characters that you will use for the cushion) so that we can choose what to make for our blanket. Thanks so much!

    • Thank you ! :) I’ll be on holidays next week but I think I’ll be able to publish the grids the next Tuesday.
      For the others I can’t give you a date right know, but I’ll sure publish them as soon as I make them :)

      • Wow! That looks great!

        I’ve only recently taught myself to crochet, but I apparently have a natural talent for it. I’ve been looking for a large project to work on in the evenings while my husband and I watch TV. (My ADD makes me incredibly irritating to watch television with because I’m constantly fidgeting like a five-year-old. Crocheting satisfies my need to fidget!) I can’t wait to see the squares you’re going to publish.

  3. amazing. my son would love love love one of these. when you post patterns for the squares please let me know !

  4. This yarn is beautiful! Your stitches are all so clear and the colorwork is fantastic! Obviously your crochet and the pattern are great, but your choice of yarn is spectacular.

    • I agree ! The mix of cotton and acrylic is very successful, because it has the softness of acrylic and the neatness of cotton !

  5. Your blanket is absolutely gorgeous! But even more than this blanket I enjoy photos of your desk and your room, lol! Your creative space is so inspiring to me!

  6. […] This incredible crochet Star Wars blanket was created by super-crocheter Ahooka. It took 2 long months (150 hours) to create and finish in its entirety with every square taking around 2.5 hours to create. Weaving in the ends took another half an hour, although we think that's totally worth it as the finished project looks so cool! Ahooka is now considering creating matching cushions featuring more characters from the 6 episodes and we just can't wait to see them! Website: AhookaMigurumi […]

    • Fabulous! I would love to see more characters! My 5 year old is really into Star Wars, so guess what he’s getting for Christmas! If you do chart more, please let me know. I’d gladly pay for them!

      Thanks!

      Wendy

      P.S. I’m only 6 squares in, but I’m LOVING this!

      • I’m glad you love it :) I myself had a great time making this blanket !
        I’ll surely keep you inform if I make more, feel free to subscribe to the newsletter in order to receive all the new articles and pattern as soon as they come out :)
        See you soon !

  7. OMG!!!!! I’m speechless. Really, I don’t know what to say, this is by far the most incredible thing I’ve seen someone made using yarn and a hook. You are amazing!

  8. That is the greatest blanket I have ever seen! I’m starting one now for my daughter who is a Star Wars expert (40 years old). I can’t wait until Christmas to give it to her. I have made several Star War hats which is wears a lot! Thank you for your generosity. I printed out my charts, have my yarn so now I just need to learn to crochet from a chart!

    • Thank you so much :) I love to imagine all those Star Wars blankets under the trees next christmas :) May the force be with you !

  9. Hello

    I love your blanket and I can’t wait until I start making one for my husband. I was wondering how much wool I would need of each colour?

    Thank you xx

  10. Thank you for the amazing blanket. I am learning to ‘picture crochet’ as I go and it’s a wonderful challenge. I started it for my sons friend as a ‘going away to uni/leaving home’ blanket but underestimated how long it would take! It’s now going to be a Christmas present. Thank you again for all your hard work in designing all of the squares and putting them together in the wonderful order you have.

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