STAR WARS Crochet – Book Review
I am a huge Star Wars fan. I’m also a crafter so if I ever get the chance to create something Star Wars, I am all over it. When the opportunity popped up for me to be able to review the Star Wars Crochet kit by Lucy Collin I threw my hands up and said me!!
First let me tell you a bit of my crocheting background – I am a beginner. An “I took a class, made a scarf, it came out ok” beginner. So with that out of the way, let’s take a look! You not only get the instruction book but you get all the needed items to crochet not one but two characters. The kit includes yarn for you to make Yoda and a Stormtrooper, a crochet hook, 2 pairs of safety eyes, and stuffing. I was impressed with everything that was in the kit. The book doesn’t just give you 2 characters to make but 12 different characters! Which 12 can you make? Let me tell you! You can have your very own Yoda, Stormtrooper, C-3PO, Wicket, Luke, R2-D2, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Jabba the Hutt. I feel the need to crochet myself a Darth Vader and an army of Stormtroopers but before I get some crazy, grand ideas I decided to create Yoda!
One look at the instructions, I knew I was going to need a bit of help so I went to my resident knitter/crochet-er. First thing we decided to do was take the yarn which came “braided” and roll it up into a ball. For me and her, it’s easier to use. It took us a bit because it got tangled very easily. Once that was settled, I was on my way.
Okay, so this wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. There are basic how to in the beginning of the book but I was totally confused. Again, I am a complete beginner and my only completed project was a scarf that I only needed to single crochet (SC). My resident crochet-er was able to take one look and explained it to me. This book is definitely gears more towards someone who already knows all the crochet stitches (at least beyond Yarn Over and Single Crochet) and techniques. My resident crochet-er did say that the instructions are very clear and we both liked the photos. Not only were they of the completed project but they also included progress photos.
The only major issue we both had was with the safety eyes. When I had made enough rows for Yoda, I was instructed to place the safety eyes. There were no instructions for them, at least none that I found in my kit. She’s never used them in her projects either and I was clueless. After many attempts trying to get them in, we gave up and moved on. Definitely need to know how to add the safety eyes.
After a few of hours of reading, setting up, and figuring things out I got this far in my creation!
It doesn’t look like much but it’s something and it was a lot of work. Over all my thoughts on Star Wars kit is this: it’s worth picking up. If you are an advance crochet-er, you will crank these guys out in no time. If you are starting out like me, you will have a bit of a rough start but once you get it, the instructions are clear. I may not have finished Yoda during my trial run but I plan on it! You can catch all of my work in progress over on the Agents of Geek Instagram! I think it will be fun!
The STAR WARS CROCHET kit is available now from Thunder Bay Press!