Baby Yoda Christmas Tree Decorations


3 Baby Yoda Christmas decorations

I’m going to be the first to admit that, while I’ve seen all the Star Wars movies with my husband (some at midnight on launch night... zzzzz... and again the next day because maybe I fell asleep a little?), I don’t know the story inside-out and back to front. Now that The Mandalorian has started and we are working our way through the series as quickly as having a 7mth old baby allows, I am even more confused.

But, I was also super duper inspired, and grabbed my hook and some Ricorumi DK cotton yarn, which just happens to have just recently launched in the most perfect shades for this project, and I hooked up 3 little Christmas tree decorations. NON-SPOILER ALERT: I haven’t finished the series so I don’t know if there are any spoilers here, but I can only assume that Baby Yoda does not decorate his pod with a Christmas tree, get tangled in fairy lights, or gives gifts through his powers of levitation. I might be wrong. Let’s see.

Also, I didn’t write this down as I went, and it has not been tested, tech edited or even whizzed through a spell checker. Apologies in advance if there are errors! 

Scroll down to find the free crochet patterns for these super cute amigurumi!

 

LET’S GET HOOKIN’!

YARN

Ricorumi DK in these shades:

  • Yoda Green: 047 Pistachio
  • Jedi Greige: 073 riWood
  • Pod Grey: Spray DK in Grey
  • Gold: Gold Lame
  • Silver: Silver Lame
  • Tree Colour: Emerald
  • Red things: Wine Red
  • Black things: Black

TOOLS

  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Sewing needle
  • Small amount of stuffing, or scrap yarn if you prefer stuffing your Amigurumi like that

KEY

All instructions written using USA terminology

SC Single Crochet
Sl St Slip Stitch
SC dec Single Crochet decrease, Amigurumi style
SC3tog Single Crochet 3 sts together
Rep Repeat
Rem Remaining
St/Sts Stitch/Stitches
Ch Chain
BLO/FLO Back Loop/Front Loop
Rnd Round

TENSION

Not sure exactly, I didn’t do a tension swatch. Sorry. Measuring off the finished pieces is about 22.5sts x 30rows = 10cm x 10cm, in SC using a 3.5mm hook.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Approx 6cm tall, 4.5cm wide. 

 

BABY YODA IN A POD CHRISTMAS BAUBLE

This was my first idea, and to be honest, my first time in a very very long time of working on such a small scale. I also haven’t put up my Christmas Tree yet, so these guys are all hanging out on my mantlepiece until that happens.

Baby Yoda in a pod Christmas bauble

Baby Yoda’s Head

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a suitably Yoda-ey shade of green, MC 6

Rnd 1: work 2 SC in each st. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in second st; rep from * to end of rnd. (18 sts)

Rnd 3-4: work SC in each st.

Rnd 5: *SC dec in first st, 1 SC in second st; rep from * to end of rnd. (12 sts) Stuff head a bit, but not too much.

Rnd 6: work SC dec around. (6 sts) Stuff head a little more.

Cut yarn and secure final st. Thread tail to sewing needle and sew opening of sphere closed.

 

Baby Yoda’s Ears (follow instructions twice to make two ears)

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a suitably Yoda-ey shade of green, ch 5.

Row 1: SC in second and third ch from hook, HDC in next ch, in final ch work 2 DC, ch 3, sl st to bottom of ch 3, 2 DC (all in one ch sp), rotate ear 180 degrees, work HDC in next ch (directly opposite other HDC), and work SC in final 2 ch.

Cut yarn, leaving a 15cm yarn tail, and secure final st.

 

Baby Yoda’s Cloak

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a Jedi-shade of beige-brown, ch 20.

Row 1: SC across, starting with second ch from hook. (19 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. SC BLO across.

Cut yarn, leaving a 15cm yarn tail, and secure final st.

 

Baby Yoda’s Pod

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a silver grey shade, MC 6.

Rnd 1: work 2 SC in each st. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in second st; rep from * to end of rnd. (18 sts)

Rnd 3: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 2 sts; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 sts)

Rnd 4: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 sts; rep from * to end of rnd. (30 sts)

Rnd 5-7: work SC in each st.

You will now work back and forth across the back of the half-sphere to create the top of the pod.

Row 8-10: Ch 1, turn. 15 SC.

Row 11: Ch 1, turn. SC dec, SC BLO until 2 sts rem, SC dec. (13 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. 13 SC.

Row 13-15: rep Row 11, three times. (9 sts)

Row 16: Ch 1, turn. SC dec twice, SC, SC dec twice. (5 sts)

Row 17: rep Row 11. (3 sts)

Change to some sparkly silver lurex, and SC evenly around edge of pod. Sl st to join. Turn work, and sl st back to centre of pod. Ch 30, then sl st to top of pod. Cut yarn and secure final sts.

 

Baby Yoda’s Tree

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a Christmas shade of green, ch 9.

Row 1: SC across starting with second ch from hook. (8 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. SC dec, SC BLO to end. (7 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. SC dec, SC FLO to end. (6 sts)

Rep Rows 2-3, one more time.

Cut yarn, leaving a 15cm yarn tail, and secure final st. Fold trapezium in half lengthwise and sew into a cone shape.

Thread sparkly gold lurex to sewing needle, and stitch top of tree closed to resemble a Christmas Tree topper.

Thread red yarn to sewing needle, and stitch red baubles, scattered around tree.

 

Assembling Baby Yoda in a Pod

Step 1: Sew ears to opposite sides of Baby Yoda’s head.

Step 2: Thread black yarn to sewing needle, and embroider two large eyes onto Baby Yoda’s head.

Step 3: Roll cloak into a loop, and pin to head shape. Sew Baby Yoda’s head to the cloak.

Step 4: Place Baby Yoda and Tree into body, and sew in place. You might like to stuff underneath both shapes lightly, if it helps to bulk out the form.

Weave in all ends. Pop Baby Yoda onto your Christmas Tree and marvel at his cuteness.

 

BABY YODA TANGLED IN FAIRY LIGHTS CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATION

This was my second idea - what if Baby Yoda was helping me to put up the Christmas Tree and got tangled in the fairy lights? Cute huh?

Baby Yoda Christmas decoration

Baby Yoda’s Head

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a suitably Yoda-ey shade of green, MC 6

Rnd 1: work 2 SC in each st. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in second st; rep from * to end of rnd. (18 sts)

Rnd 3-4: work SC in each st.

Rnd 5: *SC dec in first st, 1 SC in second st; rep from * to end of rnd. (12 sts) Stuff head a bit, but not too much.

Rnd 6: work SC dec around. (6 sts) Stuff head a little more.

Cut yarn and secure final st. Thread tail to sewing needle and sew opening of sphere closed.

 

Baby Yoda’s Ears (follow instructions twice to make two ears)

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a suitably Yoda-ey shade of green, ch 5.

Row 1: SC in second and third ch from hook, HDC in next ch, in final ch work 2 DC, ch 3, sl st to bottom of ch 3, 2 DC (all in one ch sp), rotate ear 180 degrees, work HDC in next ch (directly opposite other HDC), and work SC in final 2 ch.

Cut yarn, leaving a 15cm yarn tail, and secure final st.

 

Baby Yoda’s Cloak

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a Jedi-shade of beige-brown, ch 16. Sl st to join into a circle.

Rnd 1-2: work SC in each st.

Rnd 3: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 sts; rep from * to end of rnd. (20 sts)

Rnd 4-5: work SC in each st.

Rnd 6: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 4 sts; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 sts)

Rnd 7: work SC in each st.

Cut yarn and secure final st.

 

Baby Yoda’s Sleeves (follow instructions twice to make two sleeves)

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a Jedi-shade of beige-brown, ch 9. Sl st to join into a circle.

Rnd 1-4: work SC in each st.

Cut yarn and secure final st.

 

Fairy Lights

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and black, ch 75. Cut yarn and secure final st.

Thread red yarn to sewing needle, and sew separate blobs onto ch. Secure each blob individually. I used a bullion st and tied it off under the ch. Rep with gold and green.

 

Assembling Baby Yoda tangled in Fairy Lights Christmas Decoration

Step 1: Sew ears to opposite sides of Baby Yoda’s head.

Step 2: Thread black yarn to sewing needle, and embroider two large eyes onto Baby Yoda’s head.

Step 3: Roll narrow end of cloak over outwards, and pin to head shape. Sew Baby Yoda’s head to the cloak.

Step 4: Sew sleeves to opposite sides of Baby Yoda’s cloak.

Step 5: Thread the Yoda shade of green to your sewing needle, and sew Baby Yoda’s “fingers” to one end of the fairy light so that it looks like he is holding them. Wrap the lights around his body and rep for the other side. I used a long bullion stitch for this because it looks kinda like fingers. Weave in all ends

Step 6: Loop some gold thread into the top of Baby Yoda’s head and tie in a knot, then slide the loop around so the knot is inside the sphere. Hang Baby Yoda on your tree straight away, and see if he can light up the fairy lights using his powers. (Full disclosure: he probably can’t, unless you’ve been swigging a bit of the Christmas booze while crafting...)

 

 

BABY YODA LEVITATING A CHRISTMAS GIFT TREE DECORATION

This was my final (for now...) idea... Baby Yoda giving you a gift. Ahhh.

Baby Yoda handmade Christmas decoration

Baby Yoda’s Head

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a suitably Yoda-ey shade of green, MC 6

Rnd 1: work 2 SC in each st. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in second st; rep from * to end of rnd. (18 sts)

Rnd 3-4: work SC in each st.

Rnd 5: *SC dec in first st, 1 SC in second st; rep from * to end of rnd. (12 sts) Stuff head a bit, but not too much.

Rnd 6: work SC dec around. (6 sts) Stuff head a little more.

Cut yarn and secure final st. Thread tail to sewing needle and sew opening of sphere closed.

 

Baby Yoda’s Ears (follow instructions twice to make two ears)

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a suitably Yoda-ey shade of green, ch 5.

Row 1: SC in second and third ch from hook, HDC in next ch, in final ch work 2 DC, ch 3, sl st to bottom of ch 3, 2 DC (all in one ch sp), rotate ear 180 degrees, work HDC in next ch (directly opposite other HDC), and work SC in final 2 ch.

Cut yarn, leaving a 15cm yarn tail, and secure final st.

 

Baby Yoda’s Cloak

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a Jedi-shade of beige-brown, ch 16. Sl st to join into a circle.

Rnd 1-2: work SC in each st.

Rnd 3: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 3 sts; rep from * to end of rnd. (20 sts)

Rnd 4-5: work SC in each st.

Rnd 6: *work 2 SC in first st, 1 SC in next 4 sts; rep from * to end of rnd. (24 sts)

Rnd 7: work SC in each st.

Cut yarn and secure final st.

 

Baby Yoda’s Sleeves (follow instructions twice to make two sleeves)

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and a Jedi-shade of beige-brown, ch 9. Sl st to join into a circle.

Rnd 1-4: work SC in each st.

Cut yarn and secure final st.

 

Gift

Using 3.5mm crochet hook and red yarn, MC 4.

Rnd 1: work 3 SC in each st. (12 sts)

Rnd 2: work SC BLO around.

Rnd 3-4: work SC in each st.

Rnd 5: SC3 tog, four times. (4 sts)

Cut yarn and secure final st. Sew top of gift closed.

Tie gold yarn around gift and secure with a bow, to resemble ribbon.

 

Assembling Baby Yoda levitating a Christmas Gift Decoration

Step 1: Sew ears to opposite sides of Baby Yoda’s head.

Step 2: Thread black yarn to sewing needle, and embroider two large eyes onto Baby Yoda’s head.

Step 3: Roll narrow end of cloak over outwards, and pin to head shape. Sew Baby Yoda’s head to the cloak.

Step 4: Sew sleeves to opposite sides of Baby Yoda’s cloak.

Step 5: Thread the Yoda shade of green to your sewing needle, and sew Baby Yoda’s “fingers” to his sleeves. I used a long bullion stitch for this because it looks kinda like fingers. Rep for second hand.

Step 6: Sew gift to Baby Yoda’s tummy, between his hands, so that it looks like it is levitating.Weave in all ends

Step 7: Loop some gold thread into the top of Baby Yoda’s head and tie in a knot, then slide the loop around so the knot is inside the sphere. Hang Baby Yoda on your tree straight away, and make sure he doesn’t tire himself out by using his Jedi powers on making that gift levitate for too long. It’s tiring!

3 baby yoda Christmas tree decorations with fairy lights behind

So there it is, my Christmas gift to you. What do you think? Let me know, and make sure to snap some pics and tag me on instagram @knitsafari so I can see your handiwork! 

Baby Yoda handmade crochet Christmas tree decorations

Baby Yoda hand made crochet Christmas tree decorations

Baby yoda handmade Christmas tree crochet decorations

Note: I was kindly gifted the Ricorumi DK yarn by my lovely contact at Hobbycraft, however was not required to post about the product and did not receive payment for any content created. Additionally, some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links, and I may make a small commission if you click through and decide to purchase the items. This does not affect the price you pay, and these are items that I have personally tried and loved using!


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