Whether you’re looking for an adorable Pocket Yoda, Princess Leia’s Vest or an Ewok Hood, you are going to find the absolute best Star Wars Knitting Patterns for all skill levels.
Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy is the incredible resource for those of us who not only enjoy knitting, but are Jedis at heart.
The Force is strong with these twenty-eight Star Wars knitting patterns by Tanis Gray and several other talented designers. Each one is rated beginner, intermediate or advanced with one, two or three lightsabers.
No galactic detail is overlooked.
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This impressive book is 207 pages, full of the best knitting patterns for Star Wars fans or for those knitting for any galactic enthusiast. Each pattern is expertly designed and is sure to please even an evil Stormtrooper
“In many ways, being a knitter is like being a Jedi: We use our crafty powers for good, instruct apprentices in the way of the Fiber, concentrate, and let the magic flow through our fingers – albeit into our needles, not our lightsabers.”— Tanis Gray, Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy
Each pattern comes with a section not just about the design itself, but also the character or scene associated with it. There are interesting snippets about the iconic movies sprinkled throughout the entire book, making it an interesting read as well.
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The book is broken into four different categories: Toys, Costume Replicas, Inspired Apparel and Home Decor. There’s even a pattern for a Christmas themed Star Wars project. Eeeek!
Star Wars Toys
I was so exctied to find four Star Wars toys. Each one is so adorable and are rated for intermediate knitters.
It didn’t take me long to figure out which toy I wanted to make. As a child in the 70s and 80s, Star Wars was a huge part of my childhood. I can still vividly remember sitting in the movie theatre watching Return of the Jedi, munching on my over-buttered popcorn.
Chewbacca was one of my favorite characters as well. His big, imposing presence was just a front to his sensitive side. He is a loyal member of the resistance fighters.
This is one of my favorite interactions between Chewbacca and Hans Solo.
What’s your name, anyway?
Chewbacca, son of Attichitcuk.
All right. Well, you’re gonna need a nickname, ’cause I ain’t saying that every time.Han Solo and Chewbacca- from the movie Solo
Skills Needed to Knit Chewie
To be able to knit Chewie, you will need to know how to use Judy’s Magic Cast on, the Magic Loop method as well as Double Point Needles. Although these can be challenging skills, the actual knitting is incredibly simple.
Here are my favorite video tutorials for how to do those skills:
There is very little shaping, which makes Chewie a relaxing toy to knit.
Yarn I Used
I used the exact yarn suggested in the pattern for Chewie. It was important for me to get the same look and I’m so happy with the results. He is so cute and fuzzy.
For the Bandolier Bag, I used a worsted weight yarn I had in my stash.
Residents of the sacred Jedi island on Ahch-To, these puffin-like birds are under a foot tall and covered in feathers, with large webbed feet, huge eyes, and no beak.Tanis Gray
This absolutely adorable knitting pattern is an incredibly realistic looking Porg. Designed by Susan Clauding, these creatures perfectly capture their inquisitive personality and sweet little temperaments.
I also love that there’s very little facial embroidery to do, while still having a very expressive face.
Want to keep the advice of the Jedi Master right in your pocket? Now you can! The head and body are knit in the round in one continuous piece using the Magic Loop method, and the ears, limbs, and care are also worked int he round for minimal finishing.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
Next is the totally adorable Pocket Yoda. At only four inches tall, this wise little Jedi Master will whip up in no time.
Because of the new series, The Mandalorian, there have been so many Baby Yoda and The Child patterns released recently. But this one really is my favorite of all the knitted variety.
Yoda’s expressive face and little cane capture the essence of this beloved Star Wars character.
He is also knit in the round with very little seaming and also has very little facial embroidery. Perfect for those who like to knit and don’t want all the fuss.
Knit in shimmering metallic yarn, our Death Star is just as beautiful in its construction as the one on the big screen – though, fortunately, much less destructive.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
This was my nineteen year old son’s favorite pattern from the book. He loved the opposing looking sphere and the memories he has of making one of his own with Legos.
At first glance, this pattern looks like it would be an advanced pattern, but it is an intermediate one. The alternating knit and purl stitches create an impressive replica of the movie version.
Star Wars Knitting Costume Replicas
This section includes four different costume patterns that any Star Wars enthusiast will love.
- Luke Skywalker’s Flight Vest
- Princess Leia’s Hoth Snow Vest
- Rey’s Vest and Arm Wraps
- Padme’s Battle Wrap
Each of these patterns looks like it stepped right off the movie set. There are photos of the finished piece, but also the scene from the movie in which the character is wearing it.
Princess Leia’s Hoth Snow Vest
Worked seamlessly back and forth from the bottom up, this iconic textured best is covered with a simple diamond lattice pattern on the bottom half.Tanis Gray Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
I’m showing my age here, but Princess Leia was my hands-down favorite (human) character of all. I loved those cinnamon buns of hair expertly placed on both sides of her head. Leia’s spunk and strength made her the perfect role model for girls back in the day.
My favorite pattern from the Costume Replicas is the Hoth Snow Vest. This seamless garment is ideal for a Star Wars costume, but also could be worn any time of the year.
Don’t let short rows intimidate you, they are surprisingly easy. Using chunky yarn will make this Star Wars knitting pattern work up as quick as an Ewok being hunted by the Quorks.
Inspired Star Wars Apparel
There are a whopping seventeen different patterns in this section. Each one is a unique take on the Star Wars theme.
- The Order of the Jedi Pullover
- Ewok Hood
- Starfighter Scarf
- Lightsaber Socks
- TIE Fighter hat and Mittens
- The Millennium Falcon Cowl
- A Galaxy Far, Far Away Mittens
- Chancellor Palpatine Scarf
- General Leia Organa Pullowver
- Anakin’s Infinity Cowl
- Yoda Mitts
- The Rebel Alliance Cowl
- R2-D2 Mittens
- Wookiee Socks
- Darth Vader Pullover
- Darth Maul Mittens
- Clone Trooper Hat
Living on the forest moon of Endor, Ewoks are a forest-dwelling species who build their homes high in the trees.Tanis Gray, Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy
If I had to choose my very favorite pattern from the entire book, it is this one.
The Ewok Hood is the absolute cutest of all the Star Wars knitting patterns. I can’t get over how adorable it is.
I vividly remember watching the movie Return of the Jedi and rooting for the adorable teddy-bear like creatures. Part of me still wants to live in their little tree huts and run around the thick forest.
One of the best things about this Star Wars knitting pattern is that it comes in sizes toddler all the way to adult large.
The Starfighter Scarf
Starfighters are imperative for space travel, but their design inspiration comes from planet Earth.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
I’m a big fan of the colorwork for the Starfighter Scarf. There are five different spacecrafts in the design and they are separated by the green and red lasers.
This would be the perfect knitting pattern to make for the ultimate Star Wars fan.
The book contains the pattern as well as large charts for all the colorwork.
The Millennium Falcon Cowl
This cowl is knit in high-contrast colors with a sparkly yarn, making the Falcon look like she is flying though twinkling stars in space.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
The Millennium Falcon Cowl is one of my favorites because it is a more subtle Star Wars themed project.
At first glance, it just looks like a chic black and white cowl. But upon further inspection the cowl reveals its true design.
I would absolutely wear this all winter long. It would not only go with most of my cold weather clothing, but it’s a fantastic conversation starter.
Though small in stature and 900 years old, Jedi Master yoda is an extraordinarily powerful, wise, and fearless warrior.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
I can’t imagine any child not loving these Yoda Mitts. They are an intermediate pattern, designed by Carissa Browning.
From dress up to costume parties, these are the perfect mitts for any child wanting to look the part of their favorite Star Wars character.
Chancellor Palpatine Scarf
Worked flat the long way to mimic the silken woven fabric of Chancellor Palpatine’s over tunic, this unisex cabled scarf is a straightforward and easy-to-memorize eight-row pattern repeat.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
The Chancellor Palpatine Scarf is a beginner friendly pattern. While it may be on the simpler end of the pattern spectrum, don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t sophisticated.
The beautiful cables make this wardrobe accessory look as if it was a very difficult Star Wars pattern to knit, but thankfully it is not.
Designed by Tanis Gray (the author of the whole book) this scarlet scarf will be a huge hit with any Star Wars fan. But I think it would thrill even those who aren’t familiar with the blockbuster movie franchise.
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Star Wars Knitting Patterns: Home Decor
There are only three patterns in the home decor section of Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy book, but boy are they goodies.
- BB-8 Throw Blanket
- Droid Throw Pillow Set
- Villainous Mini Sweater Ornaments
BB-8 Throw Blanket
One of the breakout characters of The Force Awakens, BB-8 was a new kind of droid in the Star Wars saga.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
While the BB-8 Throw is the only blanket pattern in the book, it is such a great one. It is made with only knit stitches and is a beginner level pattern.
The bold contrasting colors gives it a modern and playful look, perfect for a true Star Wars fan.
The blanket is knit in strips that are joined together. There is a full color graph showing how to knit the entire motif.
Droid Throw Pillow Set
Colourful and fun, this classic duo makes a great addition to any couch or bedroom.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
My boys would have loved these pillows when they were young. Who am I kidding? They would love them now at twenty-one and nineteen years old.
These pillows represents two of the most iconic characters from Star Wars, C-3PO and R2-D2. They would make a fun addition to a boy’s bedroom or a cheerful playroom.
Villainous Mini Sweater Ornaments
This quintet of baddies is perfect for gift toppers, ornaments, or to hang in your cubicle as a reminder not to head toward the dark side.Tanis Gray, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy
These are so much fun.
Who doesn’t want the villains of Star Wars decorating their Christmas tree? I know I sure do.
There are five different charts for knitting these evildoers:
- Boba Fett
- Darth Maul
- Darth Vader
- Kylo Ren
- Storm Trooper
Teeny tiny anything is adorable and these Villainous Mini Sweater Ornaments are no exception. They may be even better because they present the Dark Side and there’s something pretty ironic about that being on a Christmas ornament.
These Star Wars knitting patterns are labeled intermediate and are worked in the round with either double point needles or the Magic Loop method. The motifs are worked in duplicate stitch.
Star Wars Knitting Patterns
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Happy Stitching and May the Force Be Always With You!