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

1lukesololightsaber  DSC_0632

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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40 thoughts on “A Galaxy Far, Far Away

  1. Courtney – Thank you SO MUCH for all your efforts in bringing this terrific pattern to us all and for free, too. I’m blown away!
    Just wanted to bring to your attention something that I have been known to do (one of the perks of getting older…). You posted the same graphs for Darth Maul and Darth Vader (I know, they are evil twins!)

  2. My goodness!!!! Nothing but problems in this post… Okay I went and corrected the link… still didn’t work… did it again… still didn’t work! I eventually gave up and just linked to her Ravelry store and that does work! Who knows?

  3. I love this blanket! My sons are BIG Star Wars fans and my mom is going to make one for each of them! I am trying to order the exact yarn online and a skein of yarn doesn’t say they are 17 oz … from what I am understanding 17 oz of yarn is roughly 3 skeins? Do I really need 3 skeins of yarn of each color to make a blanket? or am I totally doing this wrong?

      • that makes much more sense! super!!! as I am adding skeins to my cart I started freaking a bit at the thought of 17 oz of each color! 🙂

    • Carrie,
      Lori is right ONE 7oz skein 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!

      • I shopped for my yarn today and I actually found a few very similar colors in Red Heart, instead of Vanna’s or Bernat etc……………I kind of customized mine a little I guess so the colors won’t all match perfectly, but it will still look awesome! I am so excited to get started!

      • I told my mom I will just guesstimate on these amounts and since she is making 2 blankets I will get enough for one for sure and let me know what she has left before ordering for the second one. I found Amazon has a great deal on these exact colors and free shipping. the only one I couldn’t really get was the graphite. but Vanna has a heather grey that I think will work. if that helps anyone looking for these exact colors.

  4. That’s awesome Lori! I think that’s what makes a project like this fun… you can do it any color you want! I would love to see one in muted warm tones that kind of looks like the old 70’s theatrical posters… or one in relief… or one in shades of grey… or blue… Have fun with the colors and make it sing to you 🙂

  5. I got the yarn colors you mentioned but you didn’t put what yarn colors were used on what graph or if you did I missed it. Is there a place where they are listed? thank you

    • I’m so sorry for my late reply, I was out of town… I apologize, but that is one thing I did not keep track of the colors specifically. They should be fairly easy to work out but I will absolutely help if I can. Unfortunately I don’t have the blanket anymore!

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  9. This is the coolest blanket I’ve seen. As a mother to a Star Wars obsessed son it’ll be top of my list to make coming up to the release of the newest film. Thanks a mill for this

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  12. This is so lovely. Thank you very much for sharing,this piece is priceless and yet you have made it available for free, just amazing… Congratulations for this very nice work! I am new to crochet, I have just made some amigurumi, and this is a very nice change of subject for me. 🙂
    Best regards!

  13. Hello, what a fabulous blanket. I am in the process of knitting it using your graphs. However, one graph I would like is Chewbacca. I have a picture and just wanted to know if it is really hard to convert to a graph – any link to instructions would be really appreciated. I have not been successful in finding how to do it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your hard work.
    Karen

    • Karen,
      Thank you for your comment and your compliment 🙂 Chewbacca is my holy grail. I tried converting pictures half a dozen times, making my own graphs, I tested a dozen and just could never get him to look right. Not in the 30×30 square. I didn’t use any specific instructions to make my graphs, I just eyeballed it. You want to make sure that you leave at least two rows of back ground color on all sides of your graph or it will pull horribly. Other than that it is pretty straightforward 1 to 1. I do not know why he was so hard for me… I did an ewok for pete’s sake… I hope you have better luck!!! I’m so sorry I can’t be of more help…

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  15. Thank you so very much for this pattern! I am a ROCK STAR in the eyes of my 7 year old twin boys 🙂 They want to learn how to crochet! Makes a mama’s heart proud.

    I was wondering if you had the Star Wars logo graphed out? Or if you know of anyone who does??
    Thank you!! – Jenny

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome creation! I can’t wait to attempt it for my own little Star Wars fan! He will love it!

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