Star Wars + Yarn = Fabulous Geeky Knits and Crochets

I recently saw a wonderful kit for crocheting amigurumi versions of various Star Wars characters. All I have room to show you is Yoda, but you get the idea. Awesome cute! You can see more of Lucy Ravenscar’s wonderful Star Wars designs at her website. (Note: She’s listed as Lucy Collin on the book, but seems to go by Ravenscar online.)

Amigurumi yoda, design by Lucy Ravenscar Collin
Amigurumi Yoda, design by Lucy Ravenscar (Collin)

It got me thinking: I could be knitting fan stuff. My first knitting project ever was the fourth Doctor’s long striped scarf (it turned out four feet wide), but I don’t think I’ve paid attention to geeky knits since. Ravenscar’s adorable patterns got me thinking I should let other things that I love inspire my knitting.

Looking around for other geeky yarn projects, I stumbled across a goldmine. Geek Crafts has plenty of DIY ideas for the sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book fans out there. Many of the projects have patterns or instructions available. Geek Crafts showcases every needlecraft there is, plus lamps, rugs, furniture, cars — you name it, someone has poured their fan love all over it.

To give you just a taste of the wide variety of wonderful stuff at Geek Crafts, here are some of the knitted and crocheted projects that caught my eye.

They have the basic projects you would expect, like geeky hats and scarves. This knitted Yoda hat and crocheted TARDIS hat are both mentioned in a winter hat review.

Knit me, you should!
Knit me, you should!
Bigger on the inside.
Bigger on the inside.

More ambitious fans have made entire outfits, like this knitted Captain America costume and this crocheted Starfleet uniform.

knitCaptAmerica

crocStarfleet

They even have mini-projects for people like me, in a wide range of styles. Everything from fairly ordinary (but cute!) knitted planets to the rather odd (and still cute!) Avenger snails.

Wouldn't these make a great mobile?
Wouldn’t these make a great mobile?
I know, I know. Totally odd. I think that's why I love them so much.
I know, I know. Totally odd. I think that’s why I love them so much.

For the true die-hard fan, they even have directions for making your own tools. Who needs lightsaber knitting needles or a lightsaber crochet hook? We do!

Do yourself a favor and go check out Geek Crafts. I’ve barely scratched the surface of the wonderful geeky goodness of this site. You’ll be amazed by the wide range of fans that they cater to and the mind-boggling variety of crafts that they display.

Have you ever made a geeky craft or been tempted to? I’d love to hear about it! Please share.

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Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore has believed in the magic underlying the muggle world since she was a child searching for the Shetland pony pooka she was sure was hiding in her back yard. She learned early on that books were magic doors into other worlds, and that she could revisit a beloved character or place by opening the right book. As she grew, she decided she wanted to make magic with words, too. Today Kit writes about things she loves: poodles and dragons, witches and artists, quirky underdogs and loyal friends. Whether her setting is 6th-century England, the imaginary Twelve Kingdoms, or an art-obsessed version of modern America, magic always finds its way into her story. She enjoys turning fairy tales inside out and watching characters sacrifice everything to reach their goal, but she also believes in happy endings. When she isn't writing, Kit experiences magic by making things with her hands. Over the years, she's made quilts, fabric sculptures, collages, sweaters, and blank books. Her newest interest is learning how to spin her own yarn, a skill guaranteed to strengthen one of her many delusions: that she is a self-sufficient pioneer woman. She also thinks she is a hobbit, a witch, an artist, and a good cook. Living in the foothills of Colorado, Kit enjoys the giant skies and prairie landscapes which suit her need for wide open spaces. In addition to hiking through glorious scenery with her husband or imagining herself living in the Middle Ages, Kit works as a pillow for her miniature poodle and polishes the next small piece of her handmade life.

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