Chewbacca Mini Amigurumi

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Chewbacca Mini Amigurumi

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Happy Star Wars Day, my friends! To celebrate, I’ve come up with a pattern for you to make your very own Chewbacca. I think he’s pretty darn cute, don’t you?

This pattern is pretty easy to make! There’s a little bit of color work, but you can totally do it. What I love most about this mini Wookiee is all of that fluff! Isn’t he adorable? I’m particularly fond of him. He also looks great when paired with last year’s Star Wars Day pattern: Princess Leia!

Ready to get started? Included on this page is a list of materials and tools you’ll need to make your own mini Chewbacca, the stitch guide (US terms), and the pattern itself. Happy crafting, and May the 4th be with you!

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Skill Level: Easy +

Difficulty -EasyPlus

Disclaimer: These patterns are solely not-for-profit fan activities, and in no way intend to infringe on copyrights held by Star Wars, Disney, or other professional Disney-related agencies.


Materials Needed

  • Size D/3.25mm hook
  • 1 skein or less (there will be leftovers!) of Vanna’s Choice yarn in the following color(s): chocolate, honey, and silver grey
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing (available at most craft stores)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • 2 6mm safety eyes with washers, black
  • 1 6.5mm safety nose with washer, black
  • Pet grooming “slicker” brush (or a piece of Velcro would work, but not as well)

Stitch Guide

You will need to know a few different types of stitches in order to make these dolls. Below is a guide to help you with the abbreviations of the terms and stitches used in these doll patterns (written in US terms).

sl st = slip stitch

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

inc = increase

dec = decrease


Head

Rnd 1) In CHOCOLATE, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 2) *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 3) *sc inc, sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (18)

At this point, you will be working some color changes in the doll’s face. I’ve abbreviated them in the pattern below. Read the next several rows carefully! Don’t forget to carry your “unused” color of yarn across the back/inside of your doll.

In the rows with color changes, I’ve abbreviated the colors to C for CHOCOLATE and H for HONEY.

Rnd 4) 6 C sc, 6 H sc, 6 C sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 5) 5 C sc, 8 H sc, 5 C sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 6) 6 C sc, 6 H sc, 6 C sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Rnd 7) 7 C sc, 4 H sc, 7 C sc. Join and ch 1. (18)

Insert the eyes into the 8th and 12th stitches of round 5, so that there are 3 sc stitches
between the eyes.

At this point, you’ll be working only in CHOCOLATE color for the head/body. Cut the HONEY yarn and continue with round 8.

Rnd 8) In CHOCOLATE, *sc dec, sc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Insert the nose so in round 6, making sure to place it halfway between each of the eyes so that it’s centered. See photos for detail if necessary. Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 9) *sc dec* x 6. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 10) 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

 

Torso

Rnd 11) *sc inc* x 6. Join and ch 1. (12)

Rnd 12) *sc inc, 3 sc* – repeat 3 times. Join and ch 1. (15)

Rnds 13-15) 15 sc. Join and ch 1. (15

Rnd 16) 15 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving. (15)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s torso, but leave room for you to work the stitches for the beginning of the legs–you can also stuff what’s left of the torso when you stuff your doll’s legs!

 

Leg #1

Insert your hook into the back center-most stitch of round 15 of the body. With CHOCOLATE, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the 1st sc of the round and ch 1. (8)

Rnd 2) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Rnd 3) 8 sc. Change to HONEY and cut the CHOCOLATE yarn. Join and ch 1. (8)

Rnd 4) In HONEY, 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Rnds 5-6) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg.

Rnd 7) *sc dec* x 4. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving.

 

Leg #2

Insert your hook into the 8th sc of round 15 of the body (this is the same stitch in which you worked the last sc of rnd 1 of leg #1). With CHOCOLATE, ch 1.

Rnd 1) 8 sc. Join to the 1st sc of the round and ch 1. (8)

Rnd 2) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Rnd 3) 8 sc. Change to HONEY and cut the CHOCOLATE yarn. Join and ch 1. (8)

Rnd 4) In HONEY, 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Rnds 5-6) 8 sc. Join and ch 1. (8)

Insert some stuffing into your doll’s leg.

Rnd 7) *sc dec* x 4. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for weaving.

 

Finishing the Legs

After you’ve made your doll’s legs, you’ll probably notice a small gap between them where they should be joined. Use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to stitch any opening between the legs closed. Weave in ends.

If you see any opening at the base of the doll’s feet, you can use the tail ends of your yarn and a yarn needle to stitch that opening closed as well, then weave in your ends.

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Arms (Make 2)

Rnd 1) In HONEY, make a Magic Circle. Ch 1 and work 6 sc in the center of the Magic Circle. Join to the beginning sc of the round and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 2) 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 3) 6 sc. Change to CHOCOLATE and cut the HONEY yarn. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 4) In CHOCOLATE, 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnds 5-6) 6 sc. Join and ch 1. (6)

Rnd 7) 6 sc. Join and fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing.

Weave in all ends of your doll’s arms by pulling them through the length of the arm, then trim. Do this for all of the tail ends for the arms EXCEPT for the long tails that you left for sewing.

Using the long tail that’s left, sew the opening at the top (“shoulder”) of the doll’s arm shut so that it is basically sewn flat across. Then sewn the arms to round 11 of the doll’s body so that the now flat part of the doll’s arm lays nice and flat against the doll’s body. Repeat for the second arm.

 

Bandolier

With CHOCOLATE, ch 23. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough for sewing.

Cut a strand of SILVER HEATHER approximately 8″ long. Use a yarn needle to weave this strand of SILVER HEATHER yarn through every other chain stitch of the bandolier.

NOTE: Do not sew the bandolier to the doll until after completing the “finishing” steps below!

 

Finishing

Using a piece of velcro or a pet grooming “slicker” brush, carefully brush out the fibers on the doll’s head, body, arms and legs. This helps blend the colors of yarn together and make him nice and fluffy! Trim any fibers that look too long or misshapen. Take a look at the time lapse video of me “slicking” out the fibers of this doll below.

 

 

Note: if using a “slicker” brush, be very careful not to accidentally nick yourself with it! I used a wider brush (it was all I had), and it was difficult to work into the doll’s nooks and crannies without nicking my hand that held the doll. Velcro will work too (and won’t draw blood!), but it will be slower than using one of those types of grooming brushes.

I did a little more brushing of the fibers after that video was made, so here’s a photo of how he turned out after about 10 minutes of brushing:

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Isn’t he cute?

Use the tail ends of the yarn and a yarn needle to sew the bandolier onto the doll, making sure it goes over his left shoulder. Make sure you sew in the tail ends of the SILVER HEATHER yarn used for the bandolier detail.

Using a comb or your fingers, whichever is easier for you, try to shape the hair on the doll’s face so that it goes up, over, and around the eyes, coming to a point at the doll’s chin. This helps to give him that Wookiee look!

Weave in all ends and trim any excess yarn.

Now you have your very own Chewbacca doll! RRRAARRWHHGWWR!

Interested in the pattern for Princess Leia? You can find that here!

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Disclaimer: This is solely a not-for-profit fan activity, and in no way intends to infringe on copyrights held by Disney, Lucas Films, 20th Century Fox, or other professional Star Wars-related agencies.


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