Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Obi-Wan Kenobi - Mini Amigurumi


I've just finished my latest Star Wars amigurumi figure - Obi-Wan Kenobi. So far I've only done characters from the Original Trilogy, so I made a little mini version of old Ben Kenobi, complete with a brown hooded robe.


I'd forgotten, until I rewatched Episode IV, quite how much I liked the character, but Sir Alec Guinness did a great job, bringing a lot of class and gravity to the whole film, and he gets some great lines. When Ewan McGregor was cast in the prequels I was pleased, as he's a decent actor (who's very easy on the eye!), and he did a good impression of Guinness which helped connect the new films to the old. With that in mind, I thought I'd make his version of the character too. The pattern is written with just a few variations - old Obi-Wan wears a long robe whereas young Obi-Wan has a shorter one so you can see his trousers and boots, and obviously the hair colour is different.



I was very pleased with how the hooded robe turned out. Nearly all the crochet I do these days is amigurumi in the round, so it was a bit different making something in rows. I was worried that something so small would end up far too stiff, but it worked just fine. I might even try making a version of Yoda from the prequels with a little hooded robe.


The pattern, including both versions of Obi-Wan, is now available in my Etsy shop.

8 comments:

Bailey said...

What a great pattern. My husband bought me the Star Wars Pack for Christmas and I have not had the chance to start them yet. When I get through those I will have to come back for him. I love the robe and can see lots of other applications for it.

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you! Robes are rather popular in the Star Wars universe, so if I make any more Jedi or Sith I'll be able to use the same pattern with a few variations.

Crochet Christy said...

Lucy, you are amazing. This post came in my Google Reader list as I was crocheting your Yoda, which my boyfriend requested I make him to go along with the Chewy, also made by your pattern, he requested last summer. They're both sitting on his desk at work, where his customers and coworkers see them and ooh and aah over them. :) When I told him about Obi-Wan, he got excited. Looks like I'll be buying more patterns soon! :)

LucyRavenscar said...

Cool! I love to know where these little guys end up!

lori wan said...

Such a great work Lucy!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you lori wan!

Anonymous said...

How did you make the jedi Robe? I Want to make a One for my bunny amigurumi.

LucyRavenscar said...

The Obi-Wan pattern is part of my new Star Wars book coming out in March, so I can't sell the pattern for that separately.