Star Wars Lightsaber Crochet Pattern: Part 1 – Blue Lightsaber

Since making my crochet R2-D2 I have been thinking about making some crochet lightsabers 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 including a dark green, light green and mini lightsaber.

Other Star Wars patterns available include: Yoda Bookmark, BB8

Blue lightsaber Pattern


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, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into each sc.

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

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

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

Round 5: sc around into back loop only.

Rounds 6-32: sc around.

Change to black.

Rounds 33-34: sc around.

Change to grey.

Rounds 35-38: sc around.

Fasten off.


Lightsaber Band

In grey.

ch7.

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

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

Fasten off.


Lightsaber Band Button

In grey.

ch6.

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

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

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

Row 5: sc around in back loops only.

Fasten off, leaving long length to attach.


Red Dot  

In red.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

Round 1: 2sc into same sc, sc.

Fasten off, leaving long length to attach.


Black Strips (Make 8)

In black.

ch11.

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

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.


Coloured Light Beam 

In blue.

ch25, slip stitch into first stitch to make a round.

Rounds 1-20: sc around.

Round 21: sc2tog 4sc, 4 times, sc.

Rounds 22-41: sc around.

Round 42: sc2tog 3sc, 4 times, sc.

Rounds 43-57: sc around.

Round 58: sc2tog 2sc, 4 times, sc.

Rounds 59-63: sc around.

Round 64: sc2tog sc, 4 times, sc.

Round 65-66: sc around.

Round 67: sc2tog, 4 times, sc.

Fasten off leaving long length to attach.


To Assemble

  • 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.
  • Stuff the handle and light beam. You could also place a cardboard tube into the light beam and handle to make them both stronger and less flexible.
  • Sew on the light beam.


Quick Sewing Project: Sewing A Fabric Drawstring Gift Bag

I had a gift ready to be gifted and had it mind to make a fabric drawstring bag to pop it in before gifting, but then the problems started….. I forgot about the making part until the day before I needed to pass the gift over!

Slight panic stations occurred and I rapidly looked through my fabric stash to see if I had anything suitable. I’ve been on a bit of a fabric scraps use up mission lately so wanted to try and keep this going and luckily I had some fabric pieces that were perfect.

This fabric was from the Craft Cotton Company’s London Town fat quarter set which was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

Tutorial to make the bag

  • For the front and back of the bag you will need two pieces of fabric that measure 26x30cm. They can be made up from patchwork pieces or be a single piece.
  • For the top drawstring parts of the bag you need two pieces of fabric 28×10. This gives you a front and back piece.
  • Take the two top drawstring parts of the bag and fold in the edges by 1cm and then fold in half (wrong sides together) so you have two pieces 26x5cm.
  • Take one of the top drawstring parts of the bag and the front piece of the bag and place right sides together with the top raw edge of the front piece and the bottom raw edge of the drawstring part aligned. Sew along the top edge to secure.
  • Take the front and back piece and place right sides together, sew down both the sides starting 3cm from the top edge and sewing diagonally inwards for 1cm and then down the rest of the side. Sew along the bottom edge. Turn out the right way.
  • Take a piece of ribbon 50cm long and thread through the top drawstring part of the bag, tie the two ends together to secure.

Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 5 – Magma Block Pattern

I can’t believe I’m on to block 5 already – I’ve kind of got a bit carried away and stopped all other projects while doing these! I might need to slow down a bit so I can finish off some of my other half completed projects.

Following on from the Redstone Ore block is a magma block – seeing some orange wool in my stash prompted me to do the magma cube next.

This is the same size (17x17x17 cm) as the other blocks and I used half treble (UK)/half doubles (US) corner to corner crochet with a 3.5mm hook. How to half treble(UK)/half double (US) corner to corner crochet is available here.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 4 – Redstone Ore Block Pattern

Following on from my Diamond ore block I decided to keep with the ore theme and opted to make a redstone ore next!.

This is quite similar to the diamond ore, but I think this and the diamond ore will look really good together. I have already got the next block started too – this will be a magma block and I cant wait to share it!.

Made using a 3.5mm hook, and using half treble(UK)/half double(US) corner to corner crochet (Guide on half treble(UK)/half double corner to corner crochet available here).

Once you have made the 6 sides sew the pieces together down the sides, you can use a piece of foam or stuffing to fill the cube.  If using a cube sew the pieces together around it, if your using stuffing sew all the sides together but leave a 10cm gap so you can then put the stuffing in then sew the gap closed.

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Minecraft Corner To Corner Crochet Block Series: Part 2 – Minecraft Chest Block Pattern

Its time for another Minecraft block make!

Following on from my TNT block the next on my list was a chest, this one has a lot less colour changes than the TNT block which is always a bonus!. This block is the same size as the previous (17x17x17cm) and also uses half treble(UK)/half double(US) corner to corner crochet.

Grid pattern to make your own is below, and a how to on half treble(UK)/half double(US) corner to corner crochet can be found here.  Once you have made the 6 sides sew the pieces together down the sides, you can use a piece of foam or stuffing to fill the cube.  If using a cube sew the pieces together around it, if your using stuffing sew all the sides together but leave a 10cm gap so you can then put the stuffing in then sew the gap closed.

Crochet hook used: 3.5mm hook

DK wool

Keep a look out for the next block – I don’t think it will be long until a few more appear!

Other Minecraft blocks patterns also available: Chest Block, TNT Block, Magma Block, Emerald Ore, Diamond Ore

Minecraft Crochet Block Series: Part 1 – TNT Block Pattern

Time to get building….building some Minecraft blocks that is!

Its been a little while since I have managed to get some Minecraft makes finished and I have decided its time to get cracking with them! So over the next few weeks a few new Minecraft themed makes will be popping out on to here all themed around the different Minecraft blocks. These makes will consist of Minecraft cubes measuring 17x17x17cm. I cant wait to have a few of these made as they will all be able to stack together so you can actually build something out of them!.

I opted for corner to corner crochet for these as its perfect for giving the block effect of a Minecraft block and also I love using corner to corner crochet on projects!

I used a foam padding piece to fill these – using one large piece and cutting into 17x17cm squares and stacking them together. You could also use a 17x17x17cm cube of foam if you can find one, or even just fill them with toy stuffing.

I started making these at first and realised they were going to be too big so to make them smaller and the 17cm size instead of using trb(UK)/dc(US) stitches I changed them to htr(UK)/hdc(US). This also means at the start of each row instead of ch6 and trb(UK)/dc(US) into the 4th ch from the hook, you only need to ch5 and then htr(UK)/hdc(US) into the 3rd ch from the hook. Also instead of ch3 at the start of each square you only need to ch2. How to on using a htr(UK)/hdc(US) for corner to corner crochet can be found over on this ‘how to’ guide.

Aldo instead of using a 4mm hook as I normally would I opted for used a smaller 3.5mm hook.

If you do want a bigger block complete the corner to corner crochet as you normally would with trb(UK)/dc(US).

To make the cubes, use a 3.5mm hook and make the 6 sides using the patterns below and sew the pieces together around the foam piece down the side edges. if using stuffing sew all the pieces together but leave a 10cm gap for putting in the stuffing and them sew the gap closed.