Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year with BB-8! FREE pattern

*** The pattern for Rey is now available! She comes with a PDF for BB-8 too! Available in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry!


I'll tell you a secret. Until I had a nephew, I had never seen Star Wars. I knew the major characters, but nothing about the plot and never had an urge to watch. I grew up in a family of girls, so maybe that's why? I was more interested in Cabbage Patch Kids than Ewoks. I started watching the movies and now with three boys of my own, I've seen them all many many times. It was exciting to see the prequels in the theater, but nothing earth-shattering. I guess the letdown lots of people felt with those movies made the anticipation for the newest movie, "The Force Awakens", even greater. We knew the characters months before the movie was released, and BB-8 was super cute in the trailer. It was pretty much a no-brainer that I'd crochet him. 

To celebrate the dawning of a new year (welcome, 2016!), I've written a pattern for BB-8! He is now FREE for good! I had a lot of requests as soon as I took the pattern down and I had planned on putting it in my Etsy and Ravelry shops, but hey everyone likes free stuff, right?


BB-8


Materials:
White worsted weight yarn (A)
Gray worsted weight yarn (B)
Orange worsted weight yarn (C)
12 mm black safety eye
5 mm black safety eye
Gray felt
Black thread
Red, Blue, Gray embroidery floss
White round elastic cord
20mm doll joint
Craft glue

Tools/Notions:
E Hook 
Yarn needle
Embroidery needle
Black permanent marker

Key:
ch: Chain
sc: single crochet
st: stitch
invdec: single crochet 2 st together

Body:
Rnd 1: Starting at the top of the Body, with yarn A and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring. Pull tail to close hole, but leave a tiny hole. (You will insert the doll joint here and need a little opening to make it fit easily) (6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st (12 sts)
Rnd 3: *(2 Sc in next st, sc in next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)
Rnd 4: *(2 Sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)
Rnd 5: *(2 Sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (30 sts)
Rnds 6-11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: *(Invdec, sc in next 3 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (24 sts)
Rnd 13: *(Invdec, sc in next 2 sts), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)
Insert a stitch marker to hold your place. From the inside of the Body, insert the post of the doll joint through the beginning hole in Rnd 1. Stuff Body firmly. Continue adding stuffing as necessary as you work the final rounds.

Rnd 14: *(Invdec, sc in next st), rep from * to end of rnd (12 sts)
Rnd 15: Invdec around (6 sts)
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Weave tail through the final round and pull to close the hole. Weave in ends.

Top of Head: 
Rnd 1: With yarn A (white) and E hook, make an adjustable ring, ch 1, sc 6 into ring (6 sts)
Change to yarn B (gray) at last st of Rnd 1.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st (12 sts)
Change to yarn A (white) at last st of Rnd 2.
Rnd 3: *(2 Sc in next st, sc in next st), rep from * to end of rnd (18 sts)
Rnd 4: 2 Sc in first st, sc in each st around (19 sts)
Rnd 5: Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts (20 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts (21 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc in each st.
Change to yarn B (gray) at last st of Rnd 7.
Rnd 8: Work a sl st into each st around. Keep the stitches relatively loose so they won't pull the last round tight. 
Fasten off and cut tail. Weave in white and gray ends. With gray felt, cut a 12 mm diameter circle. Cut a tiny slit in the center and insert the post of the 5mm eye.  Insert the 12 mm eye between Rnds 4 and 5, and insert the 5mm/gray felt circle eye 2 sts away and one round down, between Rnds 5 and 6. Set Top of Head aside.

Head Base:
Rnds 1-3: Repeat as for Top of Head, all in yarn A. Keep the beginning Rnd 1 loose to leave an opening in the center for the doll join post to fit through, as you did in the Body. Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.

Construction:

Align Head Base over doll joint post sticking out of Rnd 1 of the Body. Push post through the hole all the way. Place flat washer over the post, then place locking washer over the flat washer. This should lock the doll joint mechanism into place. 

Sew Top of Head to Head Base with yarn tail and a yarn needle. Stuff as you sew up the last few stitches, making sure not to overstuff. You want the Head Base to be as flat as possible. Weave in ends. Make sure not to weave any ends through Head and Body or the Head will not turn. 

Body Decoration:

Orange Rings (make 6):

With yarn C, ch 20. Fasten off and leave a long tail.

With yarn tails, stitch rings into place. Place them equidistant from each other, one on each of four sides, and one on "top" and “bottom". I like to pin them all in place first (see above) so I can see where I arranged them (slightly askew as you can see in the photo), but placement is up to you. As in the construction, make sure you don't weave tail through to the Head or it won't turn fully. With yarn C and a yarn needle, stitch short stitches from the outside toward the center of the circle. (see below)

With gray felt, cut shapes to put into the centers of the Orange Rings. I cut them rather randomly (see below), but you can look at BB-8 photos if you want them exactly like him! For one of the rings, cut a gray circle, and cut it across in three segments. Glue gray pieces into place with craft glue (or super glue if you're careful!), or stitch with matching thread.

For the gray sliced circle panel, stitch a red French knot and a blue French knot with embroidery thread on the lower section of the circle. Refer to photo below. 

Thread an embroidery needle with one strand of black thread. Stitch long straight stitches between Orange Rings. Refer to photo above.

Also with one strand of black thread, stitch an outline around BB-8's eyes as shown. Short stitches around the top will "curve" better than longer stitches. Stitch long straight stitches around the head from top to bottom as shown.

Thread a yarn needle with orange yarn C. Stitch short straight stitches around the base of BB8's head.   Stitch a continuous ring around the top of BB-8's head one round below the gray round. Weave in ends.


With gray embroidery floss or thin yarn, embroider French knots on the Body next to each black line separating the panels, to resemble tiny screws. Weave in ends.

Antennae:
Thread a yarn needle with elastic cord. Knot one end. Insert yarn needle into Head and pull up at the spot you want the first antenna. Cut the cord. Apply a tiny bit of craft or super glue to base and tip so it won't fray or pull through. For second antenna, knot a strand of cord and color with black marker near the knot. Pull through Head and up through the top and cut, making it a little longer. Color the tip black. Apply a little craft or super glue to base and tip to hold into place and prevent fraying.


Your little BB-8 astromech droid is done! I think this project would be fun if you made him even smaller out of thread or sock-weight yarn, or even bigger with chunky yarn! The pattern will remain the same, but only the hook size needs to be changed. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about this pattern, or if you need any help.  The toys you make from this pattern may be resold as long as credit is given as “Pattern by Allison Hoffman, craftyiscool.com”.  Thanks!

Yarns Used in this Project:
A: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn — White
B: Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn — Gray
C: Hobby Lobby’s Crafter’s Secret — Orange 

*If you would like to sell the items you make from this pattern or any of my patterns, please feel free, but on your listings make sure to include "Pattern by Allison Hoffman/craftyiscool.com"  Thanks!



Watch for BB-8's friend Rey coming soon in my Etsy shop and Ravelry store!









62 comments:

  1. Allison, this is absolutely incredible, and I especially love the detail on BB-8! I just discovered your amigurumi, and I am really inspired by it. I like creating 3-4 inch characters, and everything you have shared on this site and YouTube is really helpful. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You rock Allison. We took the boys to see it in 3D and I really really enjoyed it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh how I'd love him I don't own any merchandise!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I absolutely love this! Its amazing! I want to make the Rey too!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Replies
    1. It is said that Saint Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and personally interrogated by Emperor Claudius II. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and talked to him to transfer him to Roman paganism to save his life. It is said that he performed a miracle before the execution, healing Julia, the blind daughter of her supervisor Asterius. Happy Valentine's Day 2020 wishes

      Valentin von Terni became bishop of Interamna and reportedly suffered martyrdom during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian in 273.He was buried on Via Flaminia, but in a different place than Valentin in Rome. His relics are in the Basilica of St.Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino). History of Valentine Day

      The year 2019 will be very exciting for Google, as there are already many good smartphones on the market that from the company's world phone.All smartphone brands and mobile operators around the world are trying to bring the first 5G smartphones to the market, as are networks based on the latest connectivity standard that will go online in 2019.Here we dive into the list of upcoming mobile phones 2019 that arrive in the first and second half of the year.

      The cameras of the current Oneplus 7 T Pro are above average, but not excellent. Since OnePlus has now become a premium player, they will try to improve the camera game in the upcoming Pro version. Currently Quick View

      The exam is usually published in May by all education authorities in Bangladesh.The date of publication of the SSC result 2020 is very important for the candidates who take the SSC, Dakhil and professional exam.According to the announcement from the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh, the SSC exam results with marksheet 2020  will be released on May 6, 2020.

      "Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi with a Holika Dahan where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed the way Holika, the sister of the demon king Hiranyakashipu , was killed in the fire . Happy Holi 2020 wishes

      On the first day , the burning of clay huts are seen in Barpeta and lower Assam which signifies the legends of Holika . On the second day of it , Holi is celebrated with colour powders . Happy Holi images

      Delete
  6. He is super cute. Glad to see that the pattern is still for free. I was actually waiting for it to go on sale so I could have the PDF file.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies

    1. Bangladeshis have celebrated international mother language day and visit Shaheed Minar wallpaper, a memorial to the martyrs and their replicas to express their deep sorrow, respect and gratitude.

      The resolution was proposed by Rafiqul Islam, a Bengali living The day originated in Bangladesh, which had celebrated its own language in 1952 with a language movement day. Ekushe February Images

      In the day of 26 march people visit Shahid minar and remembering the martyrs of our pride sons sacrifice. Check out the HD 26 march wallpaper

      Love is an amazing feeling, and the proposed day is the day when you have to show these hidden feelings to your special one. Happy Propose Day 2020 greetings and quotes

      There are many places in Bangladesh where you can visit in your vacation. It is quite tough for us to pick the best places in Bangladesh among the all places. Most of the places attract you with their natural beauty.

      Find out the best leap year gift ideas 2020 for your beloved person.

      Our respective gives their sacrifices for the sake of mother language. Worldwide people remember them and respect their sacrifices. In this day, people remember them and motive people by sending inspirational mother language day quotes

      Do you know which day is the Independence day of Bangladesh? We 26 march is known as independence day of Bangladesh.

      Do you know what is the recent mobile price in BD? We check that out all brand mobile price thorough mobiledokan website.

      Delete
  7. thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  8. He is so cute ! Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Buy latest anarkali suits cotton, Our Anarkali suits collection is one of the best and highly loved by our customers. Find newest collection of anarkalis dress available in all size at aufashionkart.com.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This New Year 2017 celebrate with us and make some changes in our using New Year Resolution. Our site provide you a best
    New Year Resolution for upcoming year 2017.

    ReplyDelete
  11. To get all the information regarding Mat Aptitude Exam notification, online application, syllabus, admitcards, results,and counselling dates.
    Click here

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks to the publication of one! I enjoyed reading your Content, it could be a great author. I'll be sure to bookmark your blog and now finally back again in the near future.
    happy mothers day messages

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thank you so much for this article i really really appreciate this article

    ReplyDelete
  14. Its nice Thank you so much for this article i really really appreciate this article people also like this event
    Z4Root Android Rooter

    ReplyDelete
  15. Its nice Thank you so much for this article i really really appreciate this article people also like this event
    happynewyear

    ReplyDelete
  16. I really really appreciate this article Thanks For Sharing People also like this Awesome post
    How to Solved Mekorama Game Awesome post


    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi, Admin

    First of all, I want to say that the article is fully awesome and well written and i love to share this amazing piece of content with my friends and recently also we published a guide on download psiphon 3 for pc/laptop windows 10/8.1/8/7 i think u will like. And thanks again for this amazing article.
    Regards Ajay


    ReplyDelete
  18. This is really good i appriciate you work really very very good. Keep It Up Surya Namaskar Steps

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is really good i appriciate you work. really very very good. Keep It Up Download Sanju Movie

    ReplyDelete
  20. After looking at a number of the blog articles on your site, I seriously like your way of blogging. I added it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future.

    Good Morning Quotes 2019 With hd Images
    Good Morning Quotes 2019 For Whatsapp
    Good Morning Quotes 2019 In English
    Good Morning Quotes 2019 For BF

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is a Really Good Article. Always I read your blog. Thanks for sharing good information.

    ReplyDelete
  22. xiclassadmission gov bd has announced two admission notices. They are HSC Admission Circular 2019 & College Admission Circular 2019. Applications are invited from interested students. If you are interested in applying there, you can apply for Apply Online XI Class Admission.
    When the application process is over, the admission authority will announce the admission result.
    College Admission result 2019 is the hottest topic in Bangladesh right now. People from here and there are searching for the admission test result. If you are one of them, then cool down! You come to the right place. Because from here, you can easily collect your College Admission result. Read this article carefully to learn how to download your college admission result 2019. There are many ways for collecting College Admission Result 2019. In this post, I will discuss some of them very popular. HSC Admission Result 2019 is given in three or four phases. First college admission result is published in the very first day of the result. Students can admit in their desired college. But if someone fails to do so, they can get 2nd chance. So, the admission authority announce 2nd time xiclassadmission gov bd result. Collect the result from University Admission.
    Courtesy: The official website for Dhaka University Admission

    ReplyDelete
  23. Honours 2nd year result 2019 is the hottest topic in Bangladesh right now. People from here and there are searching for the result. If you are one of them, then cool down! You come to the right place. Because from here, you can easily collect your Honours 2nd year result 2019. Read this article carefully to learn how to download your result. There are many ways for collecting Honours 4th year result 2019. Degree third year examination result is out now. NU Degree 1st Year Result 2018 will be announced by National University. One can easily download Degree 1st year result 2019. We have gathered some of very popular methods of downloading result.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Positive site. where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though. ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts youJogos online
    friv free Games
    play Games friv 2020

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is a great and informative article. Thanks for sharing it. All students are waiting for (Primary School Certificate) PSC Result 2019 and (Junior School Certificate) JSC Result 2019. PSC is a First Board exam for all students in Bangladesh. Primary School Certificate (PSC) exam are started on 18th November 2019 and finished on 26th November. Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) will publish PSC Result 2019. Visit for check PSC Exam Result 2019 and JDC Result 2019 all Education Board in Bangladesh.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi, I am Karen Susan. I Wrote a Complete article on happy veterans day 2019 images. Please Read this Article. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  27. very good article thanks for sharing keep up the good work
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/
    https://bdnewresult.com/jsc-result-2019-all-education-board-results/

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi, constantly i used to check weblog posts here in the early hours in the morning, because i like to find out more and more. Beyhadh 2 Full Episode

    ReplyDelete
  29. I want to share your joy with others. I strongly believed that it is an excellent work. But on here you will find PSC Result 2019 without any confusion. No confusion for JSC Result 2019 or SSC Routine 2020/" also. Be sure of it now. Accurate is also the following JSC Marksheet with number 2019 from here that are very important issue. You will also get the Nursing Admission 2019 topic as well as primary teacher viva result 2019. All the information here are 100% authentic and reliable.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Find it as a very great article for today’s time. You may want to see my blog at NU Honours 1st Year Result 2020 or PSC class 5 Result . What is more to know my blog can give you the following issues in 2020 such as Gazi GTV Live Match Streaming for the cricket fans. BCS examinee can also get it very important while searching for the BCS Seat Plan and BCS Written Exam Routine

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a great article!. Your posts is really helpful for me.Thanks for your wonderful post. I am very happy to read your post Honours 1st year result 2020

    ReplyDelete
  32. What a great article!. Your posts is really helpful for me.Thanks for your wonderful post. I am very happy to read your post Degree 3rd Year Result 2020 Full Marksheet BD All New Result And New Jobs Circular Published Here.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...