A Galaxy Far, Far Away

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

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Thank you so much for your interest in my blanket! It was a labor of love and a joy to watch take shape. I hope, that if you choose to make one, you enjoy every moment of it and the joy it brings.

What you will need

Size G hook
Tapestry/yarn needle
Scissors
Worsted weight yarn I used 10 colors and it worked out to roughly 7oz of each color.  Now some of these are Vanna’s choice and they don’t come in 7oz so you’ll need two to get the amount. Also gauge and tension will affect it… so you might want to look through the blanket and add a little. For instance you have 4 navy squares, 4 light blue squares, 4 black squares… maybe get two of those. Unfortunately a lot of this was stash yarn for me so I’m guessing a bit at the amount. Maybe err on the side of caution on the bigger colors and use your scraps for something awesome like a Death Star pillow! 🙂 I hope that helps… sorry to be vague! I could just kick myself as this is the one thing I didn’t keep good track of through this process and of course the most asked question!

Colors I Used

Bernat Super Value in:
Hot Blue
True Gray
Peacock
I Love this Yarn in:
Navy
Graphite
Vanna’s Choice in:
Honey
Rust
Toffee
Fern
Olive
Mustard
Red Heart Super Saver in:
Gold
Cherry Red
Black
Red Heart With Love in:
Peacock

GRAPHS

Each graph, both those from the following site and my originals, are 30×30 squares done in single crochet. I personally carry my colors behind and drop them as I finish each section.

This set of five videos is a very good set of tutorials for graphing if you want to see it done.

First and foremost, I got some of the graphs I used from another talented designer. Here is the link to about half of the graphs used in this blanket:

From the following link I am using: Death Star, Stormtrooper, Y-wing, Old Rebublic Logo, R2-D2, Tie Fighter, Millinium Falcon, Boba Fet, Empire’s Insignia, C3P0, Scout Trooper, Rebel Insignia, Jengo Fett and the Incomplete Death Star.

http://www.angelfire.com/space2/swcharts/crochet.html

These are the square that I made with the above graphs.

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Original Graphs

Without further ado… here are my own original graphs! Feel free to use them to make your own works of art! Colors are suggested based on a series that we all know and love but have fun with it! I would love to see what you make!

I’m pairing the 30×30 graphs with my pictures of the actual crocheted squares. In order to save and print these graphs, just right click and choose ‘save picture as’ then save and print! I personally print the graphs so that I can mark my lines with a pencil on completion.

AT-AT

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Three Lightsabers

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Crossed Lightsabers

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Luke Lightsaber

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Sith Lightsaber

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Darth Maul

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Darth Vader

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Ewok

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X-Wing

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Yoda

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Jawa (Bonus I did not work this one up)

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When you have finished each square, tie off and weave in all of your ends. Mark what will be the front of your work.

BORDER FOR EACH SQUARE

Round 1: Using the main color for each square, join in any stitch with a standing single chain. Single chain in each stitch around with a third single chain in each corner. Join with a slip stitch to the top of your standing single chain.

Round 2: Chain 2 (or a standing half double chain) and work a half double crochet in each stitch around, working 3 hdc in each corner stitch. Join with a slip stitch to the top of your chain 2.

Round 3: Chain 3 (or a standing double chain) and front post double crochet in the next stitch. Back post double crochet in the next stitch. *around. Join with a slip stitch to the top of your chain 3.

Round 4: Chain 2 (or a standing half double chain) and half double crochet in each stitch around again working three hdc in each corner stitch. Finish off and weave in your ends.

JOINING METHOD

There are a thousand and one ways to join squares… I’ve tried quite a few of them and none work quite as perfectly as the Zipped Ladder Stitch. You can find the tutorial for this here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/linda-davies-ravelry-store

BLANKET BORDER

Round 1: Work a row of single crochet around the entire edge of your blanket. In the joins between each square work a s2tg to ensure a nice smooth edge for your blanket.

http://www.crochetme.com/glossary/single-crochet-two-together-sc2tog.aspx Round 2: I delight in using the Giant Granny Patches Border to edge this blanket. I feel that it just sets the whole tone and brings all of the bold colors together. I start with Round 4 of the pattern and continue out until I’m happy with how it looks!

http://sandra-cherryheart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/grannie-patches-border-tutorial.html

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