Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Crochet Story

I went to see Solo: A Star Wars Story at the weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was exciting, full of humour, action and double-crosses, and it was great to see younger versions of Han, Chewie and Lando (not to mention the Millenium Falcon).

Inspired by this, I decided to crochet those characters as they appear in the film, tweaking the patterns in Star Wars Crochet and Star Wars Even More Crochet.

Han was pretty easy, I just made him with a black shirt, rather than the cream shirt and waistcoat he wears in Episode IV. Then I crocheted him a brown jacket, using the pattern for Finn's jacket. I made it one row shorter and added black sections on the shoulders (it wasn't until I saw the film that I realised that the black panel extends along the back, so I'll have to change that).

Chewbacca doesn't wear much, but the bandolier he slings over his shoulder is a bit different, and has an extra section over the other shoulder. I basically crocheted less of the grey bobbles on the main strap, and did another smaller strap, again with less grey bobbles.

Lando is always a snazzy dresser, in fact in the film you will see that he has a whole room just for his capes on the Falcon! I made him with a yellow shirt and orange belt, and sewed a black triangle at the neck of his shirt. His cloak is black, and he has a thin black scarf round his neck. I gave him a tiny beard as well as a moustache, sewed little sideburns coming from the edge of his hair, and sewed a line into his hair to give him a parting on his right.

I hope you enjoy the film too, just let me know if you need any more info on the changes I made and I'll try to write them up for you.


Unknown said...

Dangit I was gonna make a young Lando based off your pattern but you’ve already done it. ;-;

Tinker said...

I LOVE your work! Thank you for creating the Star Wars kits and books. I have two grandsons who are anxiously waiting for ALL of the characters to be created as I have BOTH kits. I have a question that is not clear in the books, which has caused me to searched for you online so I could ask.

"Whose yarn do you use in making the characters?" The yarn weight in the kit does not seem to match anything I normally use. Everything I have seems to be slightly larger. Thank you! My grandsons thank you, too.

Nancy A.

Needlecraft Books said...

Fantastic creations that look fun to make and just like the film will never go out of style. Keep up the good work.

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Stitchy Bookworm said...

What size eye beads are in the box?

LucyRavenscar said...

I apologise for not replying to the last few messages - Blogger is not sending me notifications of new messages any more. I think I've sorted that, but if you leave a message on here and you don't get a reply you can contact me via Etsy messages (https://www.etsy.com/shop/lucyravenscar) or Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/lucy-collin-2).

If you want information about the yarn I used for the Star Wars patterns check this post: http://lucyravenscar.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/star-wars-crochet-yarn-used.html