Thursday, 16 March 2017

Star War Even More Crochet is here!

Guess what turned up today, specially delivered from the publishers via FedEx? Yes, I got my copies of my new book (and kit), Star War Even More Crochet, which has just come out in the US.

I think the box looks really good, I love seeing how nicely my figures photograph when the professionals do it, the design on the front and back looks great, and then you can see a photo of each character around the edges.

Inside the box you get the book with all twelve patterns, and then the yarn and everything else you need to make the Jawa and BB-8 - that includes a crochet hook, the eyes, a yarn needle, and don't forget to look under the packaging to find the stuffing.

For anyone else who's got or is going to get it, I've added the list of yarn I used to the post I wrote about the first book, Star Wars crochet - yarn used, hopefully that will help you find the yarn you will need for the rest of the characters.

I hope you have fun with it!


tarazandra said...

thanks for updating the yarn info! I pre-ordered this set but it was delayed for a little bit so it was wonderful to see your pics. Can't wait to get my kit!

LucyRavenscar said...

I hope it turns up soon! I'd love to see any of the characters when you make them, and let me know which your favourites are.

Karen said...

Thank you for your patterns and these kits. I made all the characters from the first kit and they were a great hit! I just received two of the new kits (one for myself and one for my daughter.) The instructions are very clear and the finished characters are adorable. I appreciate your creativity and willingness to share! Thank you.

Maria Delacruz said...

I have the kit with yoda in it I made the two that were included in the kit but am having a hard time finding the yarn for the other 10 I live in California and have few places to find yarn Especially the 3 ply that it calls for Any suggestions as to where I might look

LucyRavenscar said...

Have you looked at the list of yarn in the post I linked to at the bottom of this post? That should give you some ideas, and you can always order online, but to find good yarn where you live it might be worth asking around on Ravelry. There are so many people on there, someone local should be able to help you.

Jeremy Berman said...

I just got my copy, can't wait to get started! Will these patterns go up on Ravelry (without the instructions, obviously) line with the last book so we can compare our projects to other people making the same patterns?

LucyRavenscar said...

They should, but I'm not entirely sure of the process with published books. I think the team at Ravelry have to input the information, but I'll try and find out.

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Redloon said...

Hello Lucy,


I want to thank you for the lovely patterns that you so generously share with us. I have been following your patterns since I found the little bazaar items you made for your son's school, those patterns were on Craftster.

I ordered the first Star Wars kit, and also the Hollywood one as soon as they were out. However, although the patterns were delightful as usual, the hook and the wool that came with the kits WERE AWFUL AWFUL! Bad plastic hook, unusable. and awful wool. the one in the Hollywood kit wasn't enough for any one figure really.

I really want to buy this one, and will as I cannot resist your patterns, but i feel it would be good to give us a choice of book only or book n kit.
Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt for her boyfriend. Will Post Pics in Ravelry.

Thank you again for your generosity in sharing your hard work with us!!!

Muna Nana

LucyRavenscar said...

Hi Muna Nana,

Thanks, I'm pleased you like my patterns! As a rule, if you have a question about how a pattern works feel free to ask me. If you have an issue with the kit, or how the book is printed or sold, it's best to contact the publisher directly. For example, if there's not enough yarn, let them know. If you'd like to have the books sold separately, tell them and that will help inform their decisions.

I've been pretty impressed with the content of the Star Wars books, the hooks are metal, and there's everything you need, including a needle and the stuffing. I haven't tried the yarn myself, but I've heard different opinions on the quality, most people seem to be happy with it. It feels okay to me, and when you're making amigurumi you don't necessarily want it to be soft like yarn you'd want for something you'd be wearing.