A Galaxy Far, Far Away

A Galaxy Far, Far Away


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
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
I Love this Yarn in:
Vanna’s Choice in:
Red Heart Super Saver in:
Cherry Red
Red Heart With Love in:


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.


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


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.


1ATAT  DSC_0706

Three Lightsabers

13lightsaber DSC_0476

Crossed Lightsabers

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Luke Lightsaber

1lukesololightsaber  DSC_0632

Sith Lightsaber

 13lightsaberdarthmaul DSC_0263

Darth Maul

1darthmaul DSC_0645

Darth Vader

1darthvader DSC_0499


1ewok  DSC_0341


1x-wing  DSC_0545


1yoda  DSC_0362

Jawa (Bonus I did not work this one up)


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


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.


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:



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!


AT-AT Graph Star Wars block

I’m in the process of making a Star Wars graphghan and though I trolled and trolled for an AT-AT pattern I ended up having to create my own to fit… This was the result!  Enjoy!!!Image

Bummer!  It chopped off the bottom line!  Begin with one row of the blue!

A road I never thought to be on…

I’m sitting in the waiting room of an Army Post, waiting for Ryan to be done with his procedure.   He’s having a vasectomy today.  

Ten years of infertility and the many heartaches and emotions that go with that… All that is behind me, all that we walked through… and this is never a place I pictured myself.

But here we are.

It’s for all the right reasons, so that I can stay with my family and yet I mourn a little… who am I kidding?  This is devastating… and nobody understands why.



Home again…

We all are… Ryan is home, safe and sound, and we have traveled to our new home in Colorado Springs.  It is so good to be together again… so good to be whole.  We got our house and get our household goods tomorrow.  I am so looking forward to settling in again.  I’ll be back when things slow down a bit… right now there is so much going on!


The countdown is on…

Ryan should be home in three weeks.  I can’t wait… no really, I don’t think I can. 

Today we got offered a house… and we accepted it!  It is more than I could have hoped for… but then… if there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that God always takes care of us.

Here is the floor plan and some pictures if you want to see what it will be like…


We are so excited… It looks like Ryan, Isaac, and I will be heading for Colorado Springs mid January.  We’ll be there for about 10 days before my Mom and Dad join us with our other car and our pup (we can’t take him with us because they don’t have a pet friendly TLF while we wait to get the keys so they are going to stay back in AZ until that happens but we can’t wait because Ryan doesn’t have enough leave) and we move in! 

That’s about all of the news I have for now… things are absolutely LOONEY here. 


Time is relative…

Is anyone else just blown away that Thanksgiving is in four days?  I can’t believe how this year has flown… and yet the 179 days without Ryan have dragged by…  I know that the time remaining for us to be apart is short but at this point every day feels like an eternity! 

I am so grateful for the change in plans… I can’t imagine if it had stayed JUNE!  But… I’m about ready for this to be done… Do you realize that Ryan has missed 24.5 months of Isaac’s 42.5 months of life?  That’s more than half of his life Ryan has missed and though I’m ever so grateful for the miracle of technology…


I’m ready to be HOME as a fully knit together family once more.