Star Wars Crochet Cozy Series – Part 2 – Yoda

It Continues…

Hello crafters! And my crafty Star Wars nerds! I return to you with a new Star Wars coffee cozy. As I had mentioned in my last post, I am going to be making a series of coffee cozies themed to fit the December release of the latest Star Wars film. And really, it’s just another excuse to make these awesome characters. Now, off all the Jedi Knights in the movies and other canon presentations, I must say that my favorite, though it was a tough call, is Master Yoda. Maybe it’s because I grew up on the original films and I love Frank Oz’s work, but really Yoda is a fantastic character. So here is my version of a Yoda-themed, crochet coffee cozy.

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Materials

Materials:

  • Sizes “K” and “G” hooks
  • Worsted Weight yarn in desired colors
  • Tapestry needle

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Yarns I Used:

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Beige (off white/beige)
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Chocolate (brown)
  • Loops & Threads Impeccable in Fern (soft green)
  • Loops & Threads Soft and Shiny in Citrus (neon green)
  • Patons Metallic in Pewter (silver)

Notes and Abbreviations

Abbreviations:

  • St(s) = stitch(es)
  • Ch(s) = chain(s)
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • Sc(s) = single crochet(s)
  • Hdc(s) = half double crochet(s)
  • Dc(s) = double crochet(s)
  • Tr(s) = treble crochet(s)
  • Rep = repeat
  • Rnd(s) = round(s)

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Notes:

  1. This cozy is made in 6 separate pieces: the cozy (body), 2 arms, the light saber, 2 ears.
  2. Numbers at the end of the instructions: In brackets “[ ]” will be the total stitch count for that row/round.
  3. The first chain in each row/round does not count as your first stitch, so don’t skip your first stitch.
  4. Tip: I used both ends of the beige yarn when making the cozy to make the color changes easier, one end to start the row, then the other end after the brown color change.

Instructions for the Yoda Coffee Cozy

Instructions for the cozy: (use beige, brown, and soft green)

1. In Beige, ch 22, sl st the ends together to create a loop. [21 sts]

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2. In Beige, ch 1, turn. Sc 8. In Brown, sc 5. In Beige, sc 8. Sl st to the first sc of the rnd. (Note: push the yarn ends away from you to the center of the loop; this will be the inside of the cozy) [21 sts]

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3. In Beige, ch 1, turn. Sc 9. In Brown, sc 5. In Beige, sc 7. Sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [21 sts]

4. Rep R2. [21 sts]

5. Rep R3. [21 sts]

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6. In Beige, ch 1, turn. Inc 1, sc 6. Inc 1. In Brown, sc 5. In Beige, sc 1. Inc 1. Sc 6. [inc rnd to 24 sts]

7. In Beige, ch 1, turn. Sc 10. In Brown, sc 5. In Beige, sc 9. Sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [24 sts]

8. Rep R7. [24 sts]

9. Rep R7. [24 sts]

10. Rep R7. [24 sts]

11. In Beige, ch 1, turn. Inc 1. Sc 7. Inc 1. Sc 1. In Brown, sc 2. In Soft Green, sc 1. In Brown, sc 2. In Beige, sc 1. Inc 1. Sc 7. Sl st to the first sc of the rnd. [inc rnd to 27 sts]

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12. In Beige, ch 1, turn. Sc 11. In Brown, sc 2. In Soft Green, sc 1. In Brown, sc 2. In Beige, sc 11. Sl st to the first sc of the rnd. End off all 3 colors. [27 sts]

13. Attach the Soft Green again. Ch 1, turn. Sc 27 around. [27 sts]

14. Ch 1, turn. Sc 27 around. [27 sts]

15. Rep R14. End off. [27 sts]

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Instructions for the Arms: (make 2; use beige, brown, and soft green)

1. In Beige, ch 4.

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2. Sc 1 in the 2nd ch from the hook. Sc 2 across. [3 sts]

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3. Ch 1, turn. Sc 3 across. [3 sts]

4. Rep R3. [3 sts]

5. Rep R3. [3 sts]

6. Rep R3. [3 sts]

7. Rep R3. [3 sts]

8. Rep R3. [3 sts]

9. Rep R3. [3 sts]

10. Rep R3. [3 sts]

11. Rep R3. [3 sts]

12. Rep R3. End off. [3 sts]

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13. Attach Brown, ch 1, turn. Sc 3 across. End off. [3 sts]

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14. Attach Soft Green, ch 1, turn. Sc 3 across. [3 sts]

15. Ch 2, turn. Sl st into the first sc. Ch 2, sl st into the 2nd sc. Ch 2, sl st into the 3rd sc. End off. [3 sts]

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Finished arm-pair

Finished arm-pair

 

Instructions for the Ears: (make 2; use soft green)

1. In Soft Green, ch 6.

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2. Tr 1 in the 2nd ch from the hook. Dc 1, hdc 1, sc 2 across. [5 sts on this side]

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3. Ch 1, loosely. Rotate around to crochet around the base chain again, going back the other way this time. [1 st on the tip]

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4. Sc 2 in the first 2 sts. Hdc 1, dc 1, tr 1 across. End off [5 sts on this side]

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Finished ear-pair

Finished ear-pair

 

Instructions for the Lightsaber: (use neon green and silver)

1. In Silver, ch 3.

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2. Ch 1, turn. Sc 2 across. [2 sts]

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3. Rep R2. [2 sts]

4. Rep R2. [2 sts]

5. Rep R2. [2 sts]

6. Rep R2. End off. [2 sts]

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7. Attach Neon Green, Ch 1, turn. Sc 2 across. [2 sts]

8 to 16. Rep R2. [2 sts]

17. Rep R2. End off. [2 sts]

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Attaching Pieces

At this point, attaching your pieces should be fairly easy. Yoda seems to hold his lightsaber as though right-handed in most pictures I found, so you’ll want to attach his arms so that the left hand is slightly lower than the right hand at the front center. Use about one yard of beige yarn on your tapestry needle to attach the arms. The shoulders should be just slightly past the halfway point.

Next you’ll use about one yard of neon green yarn on the tapestry needle to attach the lightsaber. I didn’t mind showing the green yarn on the silver handle because the hilt of the saber should be hiding under the hands a little.

Now, the ears are a little trickier. But not by much. The images below will show how to fold them before attaching them. You’ll place the ear in the direction it will be pointing on the cozy. Fold the top treble crochet stitch  downward to the double crochet stitch on the lower row. Folded like this, you can attach it to the cozy about 3/4th inches in front of the shoulders using about 24 inches of soft green yarn on your tapestry needle.

right ear

right ear

right ear folded

right ear folded

left ear

left ear

left ear folded

left ear folded

Finished!

Tah dah! You now have your very own crochet Yoda coffee cozy. Go forth and drink hot drinks without burning yourself! Make these as stocking stuffers! Take it to the premier of The Force Awakens! Go my pretties!!

Be sure to leave me a comment or any questions below. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr. Happy crafting 😉

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