Darth vader crochet amigurumi

Darth Vader Amigurumi

Darth Vader Amigurumi? Why not! I made this little guy for my sister-in-law’s Christmas gift.

To understand it, you really have to understand my sister-in-law. She loves, loves, loves Darth Vader – he’s her hero! In fact, when we were all in a parade earlier this year (being in parades is great. If someone gives you the chance to be in a parade, take it!) she dressed as Darth Vader, reprising a costume from many, many halloweens and parties.

“Darling, the theme is ‘Heroes’. Darth Vader isn’t a hero!”

“He is to me,” said my sister-in-law, and that was that. Bianca was dressing as Darth Vader in the parade.

Darth vader amigurumi crochet

So here’s a Star Wars Christmas special: a Darth Vader amigurumi!

There’s no pattern for this little Darth Vader amigurumi – I did have a look on Ravelry, but I didn’t see any patterns I liked, so I made him up!

I used 4 ply sock yarn held double and a 3mm hook. I started with the head, as I always do with amigurumi: I find it easier to get the proportions right that way. He’s made in parts: first the helmet, with the rest of the head crocheted under it, then the body, the little arms, and finally the cape and light sabre. The light sabre is a bit of wire, single crocheted over. I’ve never used that technique before, but it worked really well!

If you look twice, you’ll notice that the head is the only part of the amigurumi with any detail – everything else is just tubes or nubbins.

Most importantly, did she like it? YES! This Darth Vader amigurumi has pride of place on Bianca’s desk. It’s presented under a little glass dome to stop dust from getting in (or maybe to stop dark force from getting out…?)

I’m seeing the new Star Wars movie tonight – no spoilers!!

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