Finally took the plunge to try making one of these – a crochet Star Wars lightsaber! 

Since making my crochet R2-D2, I have been thinking about making some crochet lightsabers for a while now but I wasn’t too sure whether I would be able to make something that would look ok. After much deliberation I thought I would give it a go and see what I could come up with. After a while of researching lightsabers (I never realised there were so many different ones!) I got cracking on making the lightsaber using a rough design I sketched up based on some I had seen. After completing it I was very pleased with how it came out, so much so in fact I’ve decided to make a couple of other slightly different ones!

Blue lightsaber 
Materials 

4mm hook

DK wool in grey (50g ball)

DK wool in black (50g ball)

DK wool in blue (50g ball)

DK wool in red (small amount)

Needle

Toy stuffing
Lightsaber handle 

In grey

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6dc into ring

Round 1: 2dc into each dc

Round 2: 2dc into same dc, dc. Repeat around

Round 3: 2dc into same dc, 2dc. Repeat around

Round 4: 2dc into same dc, 3dc. Repeat around

Round 5: dc around into back loop only

Rounds 6-32: dc around

Change to black

Rounds 33-34: dc around

Change to grey

Rounds 35-38: dc around

Fasten off
Lightsaber band

In grey

ch7

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc along rest of the row

Rows 2-36: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc along row

Fasten off
Lightsaber band button

In grey

ch6

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc along rest of row

Rows 2-3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc along row

Row 4: dc around the edge (down the side, along the bottom, up the other side, along the top)

Row 5: dc around in back loops only

Fasten off, leaving long length to attach
Red dot 

In red

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6dc into ring

Round 1: 2dc into same dc, dc

Fasten off, leaving long length to attach
Black strips (make 8)

In black

ch11

Row 1: dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc along rest of the row

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) dc along row
Coloured light beam 

In blue

ch25, slip stitch into first stitch to make a round

Rounds 1-20: dc around

Round 21: dc2tog 4dc, 4 times, dc

Rounds 22-41: dc around

Round 42: dc2tog 3dc, 4 times, dc

Rounds 43-57: dc around

Round 58: dc2tog 2dc, 4 times, dc

Rounds 59-63: dc around

Round 64: dc2tog dc, 4 times, dc

Round 65-66: dc around

Round 67: dc2tog, 4 times, dc

Fasten off leaving long length to attach


To assemble 

-Stuff the handle and light beam, sew light beam into the handle. You could also place a cardboard tube into the light beam and handle to make them both stronger and less flexible.

-Sew on the red dot

-Sew on the grey band to the handle and sew on the button placing a small amount of stuffing in first



-Sew on the black strips vertically around the handle


-Sew on the light beam


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