Tiny Pumpkin Crochet Pattern

I see so many cute little pumpkin patterns online, but I wanted an extra small one so that my kitten can get in on the fall/Halloween fun! Here is the pattern I whipped up!

I used an F(3.75MM) hook and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.

Rnd 1: Sc 8 into a magic ring. (8sc)


Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around. (16sc)


Rnd 3: (Sc, 2sc) around. (24sc)


Rnd 4-6: Sc around. (24 sc)


Rnd 7: (Sc, dec) around. (16sc)


Rnd 8: Dec around. (8sc)

Rnd 9: Decrease to close. (About 4sc) Fasten off leaving tail long enough to shape the pumpkin.

Shaping the pumpkin: Feed the yarn through the center up and down a few times, pulling tight to make the pumpkin flatter and less of a sphere, and it should look kind of sunken into the middle. You’ll do the yarn up and down through the center a few times like that, and then tie a knot to keep it firmly sunken in the center. Then you create the five indentions around the pumpkin. You will loop the yarn from the center on the top around the outside of the pumpkin, and feed it back into the center bottom and pull just tight enough to indent the pumpkin. You do that a total of five times to give the pumpkin its shape. After the last loop, tie a secure knot and weave in the ends.

Note: If you misjudge how much yarn you need and make it too short, simply tie it off with as much as you have, add more yarn by tying it to the bottom/center, and continue looping where you left off. I do that all the time. I just cut the end and forget to leave a tail, and then I’m like, “Doh! I needed a long tail to make this sphere more of a flat pumpkin shape and add those indentions! UGH!”

Stem: Ch 4, sl st in the 2nd ch from hook and the last two chains. Tie onto the pumpkin very well with several knots if you mean to give the pumpkin to a pet to chew on so they don’t rip this part or the leaf off and try to eat it, little stinkers, and weave in the ends.

Leaf: Ch 6. Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, sl st, sc, hdc, sl st, sl st. Pivot to work back up the leaf, sl st, hdc, sc, sl st. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew securely to pumpkin.

This is October the Cat, and we call him Toby or Toebeans for short. LOOK AT THOSE TOEBEANS! LOOK AT THEM!! If you’re a cat lover, he loves new fur-riends, so hop over to his Facebook here and like and follow Toby Toebeans!

While you’re on Facebook, we’d love to have you follow our Craftyghoul Crochet Page where I regularly share FREE patterns that I’ve found around the net, and I can update y’all when I create new patterns too! See you there! Oh, and follow me on twitter! I get lonely.

Keep on stitchin’, my crafty ghoulz!

~ Starling

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Crochet Quarantine

To all my crafty ghoulz~

Okay, ghoulz! Because of the world being in quarantine and the need for social distancing, I’m going to be sharing two FREE patterns a day here on the Craftyghoul Crochet Facebook page, starting today, between now and Easter! (I usually share one or two patterns a week.) I’m choosing things that you can use to make a dint in your yarn stash that you already have at home because you shouldn’t be going out even to get yarn!

Share this with all your crafty friends so they know to follow our blog and Facebook for FREE crochet patterns! Remember that Facebook doesn’t always show your followers all your updates, so be sure to check back into our page every day, scroll down past the post pinned at the top, and browse all the new ideas for projects!

Also, remember to save and pin your favorite patterns for future use because they’re saying we might expect waves of this virus and slightly mutated newer viruses over the next year or two until we can expect to hopefully get a vaccine, so you may want to keep plenty of yarn and project ideas on hand in case we need to go into lock down again on short notice in the future!

Do your patriotic duty, ghoulz! Stay home! Crochet! Save lives! Protect yourself! (And stimulate the hurting economy by shopping at your favorite craft stores online and buying patterns from the little guys!)

Oh, and also, we got a kitten, ghoulz! His name is October, and we call him Toby Toebeans! He loves new fur-riends, so follow his Facebook here!

 

Keep stitchin’!

~ Starling and the Craftyghoul gang

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Updates

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Hey, ghoulz! Man, it’s been a long time since I did a life update!

Well, Master Betty and I have both had a bit of a makeover, but Turtle is still her turtly overlord self. It’s been almost two years since we lost Mizzy Kitty, and we’re finally considering peeking around at the animal shelter to see if any kitties there would like to adopt us. Stay tuned for that!

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed and confused about all the different things I have going on online, so I’m trying to kind of narrow down and consolidate some of my blogs and pages. It’s difficult because my interest are just so varied that sometimes the little worlds I create need to be separate. I feel like I’m juggling a lot of lot of things, though, and it’s a little overwhelming.

I’m going to be doing some updates and remodeling to the Craftyghoul blog and Facebook page throughout this year. My crochet skills have gotten better, so I need to go through all the patterns I’ve created and make sure they don’t need tweaking; maybe update the images. Maybe I’ll find some new background images and update our little character images. I appreciate your patience as I rearrange things here and there!

Once I get all my little worlds in order, I’ll toss out an update so you know where to keep up with my personal blog, pet blogs, and writer blogs!

Keep on stitchin’, ghoulz!

Luv,

Starling

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Life Update

Hey ghoulz! 2018 sure was a year of ups and downs! You’ve probably noticed that my hair is blonde now. I’ve been doing yoga all year and was even able to ease myself into leaving the house for tiny bits of time to go to the gym! With the limitations of my illnesses, I started out really slow, only going for a few minutes a day for months, and slowly worked my way up to a 15 to 20 minute ultra-low-key workout. It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a big deal for me!

I’ve really gotten into watching/listening to ASMR videos to help me relax and sleep at night. It’s really soothing for PTSD. You guyz should totally try it out if you have anxiety or trouble sleeping! If you’re interested leave me a comment and maybe I can throw together a list of my favorite youtubers that do ASMR stuff. I’ve also been working on meditating. So, yeah! I’ve made a lot of progress this year! I’ve even been able to hunt down plenty of FREE patterns for the Craftyghoul Facebook Page and schedule a weekly pattern to share with you guyz for several months!

I’m thinking it’s time for me to really buckle down and try to find a literary agent or publisher for my books. That’s my main goal for this year. Master Betty, my hubby, is gonna help me with my query letters and contacting people. If you know anyone who might be interested in a fantasy novel, (to read, represent, or publish), let me know! If you guyz are curious, you can buy my book under the pen name of Billy Eden on amazon: “Deluge of Sin“. It’s available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE as well!  The hook line for “Deluge of Sin” says, “In this thought-provoking morality tale, Lucifer seeks to blur the boundaries of virtue in his perpetual chess game against the the great Iam while their unwitting followers struggle through one chaotic encounter after another in a desperate attempt to prevent consequences of Biblical proportions!” Oooo, sounds intense!

I guess that’s it! I’ll link to all the regular places so you guys can find and follow me!

Later, my ghoulz!

~ Starling

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If you’re interested in my children’s books or you want to see more about the inside life of Starling and Master Betty, you can follow me on Starling’s Blog.

Oh! And I also know this really good writer named Billy Eden! You should check out the epic fantasy novels here!

 

 

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Really Sad News

 

I have some achingly sad news to share with you that I just shouldn’t put off anymore.

Our Mizzy the Kitty passed away back in May. I haven’t posted about it until now because I was just too devastated to actually type it out and be able to handle the reminders when I get supportive sympathy comments, if that makes any sense. I had been trying to run from thinking about it the best I could, using every distraction available, and I’m still running trying to deal with in short, slow little bursts before desperately grabbing for something to occupy my mind with.

She was entwined in everything in my life, from the children’s book I wrote about her, to her Facebook page of kitty updates. Oh, god…I haven’t even updated her page to tell her fans…I can’t. I just can’t handle the thought of logging into my Facebook feed and seeing those little globes alerting me of all the sympathy comments or sad reacts bringing me back to the realization that I’ve lost her. I miss her so much, you guys!

She was a very old little kitty, and she was comfortable and happy up until the very end with plenty advice from her veterinarian. Old age just caught up to her. She passed at home in my husband’s arms. She didn’t seem in pain, just ready to move onto the next kitty adventure across the rainbow bridge. Turtle seemed to know that it was time, and she came out of her usual turtle-hiding-spot to the edge of her tank and looked out of the glass at my husband, whose heart was breaking. I’m serious. I really think she knew, you guys. Our Turtle knew and was affected. I think she was worried about us. Such a sweet turtly overlord.

She was such a helpful kitty, always doing everything we were doing. She was always down for a nap with us no matter the time of day. She was sassy, she was smart, and she was loved. I will never forget my Mizzy Kitty, and I’m glad she’s immortalized in a book and has her facebook page as a memorial. Thank you, Mizzy Kitty. I will love you forever.

Here are some pictures.

 

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FREE Viking Hat Crochet Pattern

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FREE Crochet Viking Hat Pattern

* I Use an H (5.00MM) hook for the horns and a K(6.50MM) hook for the crown of the hat, strip of the hat, and the lining of the horns, and I use Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.

* My hdc decrease: Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up loop, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through all 4 loops.

*bobble : Five-double-crochet bobble. I have no idea how to describe how to do a bobble.

 

Horn:

Use H hook

Rnd 1: Ch 22. Jn with a sl st in first ch to form a ring. Ch 1, hdc in same ch and in each ch around. Jn with a sl st in first hdc. Fasten off. (22 hdc)

  • Now flip the work so that you will be working in the beginning chain to start round two rather than working from the top of round one. The top of round one will now be the bottom of the horn. This will prevent the horn from looking curved at the bottom from the beginning chain because working both round 1 and 2 in the same beginning chain will kind of make the chain disappear into the work and give it a smoother shape.

Rnd 2: Jn with a sl st in any ch. Ch 1, hdc in the same space, hdc, hdc, hdc-decrease, hdc, hdc, sc, sc-decrease, sc, sc, sc, sc-decrease, hdc, hdc, hdc, hdc-decrease, hdc in last 2 ch. Jn with a sl st in first hdc. (18 st if you count the decreases as one stitch)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc-dec, sc, sl st in the next 4 st. Sc, (hdc-dec, hdc) three times. Jn with a sl st in first hdc. (14 st if you count the decreases as one st and include the 4 sl stitches in the count.)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 6 st, hdc in last 4 st. Jn with sl st in first hdc. (14 st)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st and around. Jn with sl st in first hdc. (14 hdc.)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc-dec, sc, sc-dec, sl st, sl st, (sc, sc-dec) twice. Jn with sl st in first hdc. (10 stitches if you count the decreases as one st)

Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st and around. (10 sc)

Rnd 8: Ch 1. Beginning in same st as join, sc-dec around. Jn with sl st in first sc. (5 sc)

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st, sc-dec twice. Jn with sl st in first hdc. Close with a sl st or two and Fasten off. Weave or tuck in ends.

 

Bottom of the horn:

Use H hook. Make two.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 10 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Jn in first dc with a sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2sc in the same st as join, 2sc in each st around. Jn in first sc with a sl st.

Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew bottom to horn and then to sew the horn to a hat if you’re going to do that. Stuff horn as you go.

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Metal Strip to go around bottom of horn:

Use K hook. Make two.

Rnd 1: Ch 22, join. Ch 2, (counts as first dc), dc in next 4 ch, bobble in next ch, (dc in next 5 ch, bobble in next ch) twice, dc in last 4 ch. Jn in top of first ch-2.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. Sc in same st and around. Jn. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Flip work to work in original ch. Jn with a sl st in any ch. Ch 1, sc around. Jn in first sc. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew strip around bottom of horn.

 

Bottom Strip of Hat:

Use K hook

You’ll make this strip that will look kind of like a headband and then sew it onto the bottom of the crown of the hat.

Rnd 1: With gray, Ch 70, join with sl st in first ch without twisting chain. Ch 2, dc in next 4 chains, bobble stitch in next ch, (dc in next 5 ch, bobble st in next ch) around. Dc in last 4 chains. Jn in top of first dc.

Rnd 2 and 3rd rnd: These two rounds mirror each other on each side of the strip. For Round two, Ch 1, sc in same st and around. Jn with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. For Round three, Flip strip and join gray with a sl st in the original chain. Ch 1, sc in same st and around. Fasten off.

4th round of strip: With black, you will join in the back loop on any stitch on either side because the 4th and 5th rounds will mirror each other. Working in the back loops only around, Ch 2, dc in the next st and around. Jn with sl st in first dc.

5th rnd: You’ll want to flip the strip again repeat the 4th rnd. Then fasten off with a tail long enough to sew this strip to the top of the hat.

 

Crown of the hat:

Use K hook

Rnd 1: Ch 4, join to form a ring. Ch 2, (counts as dc here and throughout pattern), 9dc in ring. Jn in first dc to close round here and at the end of each rnd. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Join. (20 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in next st, (dc, 2dc) around. Join. (30 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, Dc in next st, 2 dc, (dc, dc, 2dc) around. Join. (40 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc, (dc, dc, dc, 2dc) around. Join. (50 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc, (dc, dc, dc, dc, 2dc) around. Join. (60 dc)

Rnds 7-9: Ch 2, dc in next st and around. Jn.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc in next 4 sts, 2dc, (dc, dc, dc, dc, dc, 2dc) around. Join. (70 dc)

Rnd 11: Optional round if you want your hat longer. Ch 2, dc in next st and around. Fasten off.

Sew crown to the metal strip to complete hat. Sew horns on the sides. When sewing the horns to the sides of the hat, you might want to position them slightly forward toward the face rather than the actual sides of the hat because they will look better. If you put the horns on the exact sides they look kind of funny, so I just move them a few inches forward before attaching them.

 

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I made a Crochet Elephant from a FREE pattern I found!

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Hey my crafty ghoulz! Check it out! I found a FREE pattern for this elephant, (and several other animals) at this link! You should really take a peek and see if you need to make one!

I made this for my Aunt K. for Christmas. I’m working on my Christmas presents early this year. She loves elephants. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t really use the internet much, haha, so I’m safe to go ahead and share this without spoiling it for her. (So if you know her don’t tell!) She also has a green thumb and is sooo talented at keeping her yard a little paradise, so I bet she’ll love the flowers and leaves on it, too! It just seemed a perfect fit! I know she’s grown and all…but hey I love getting plushies! Everyone needs a plushy sometimes no matter your age or maturity level!

The only eyes I have are cat eyes, haha, but I think they look great! I’m considering painting them black, though. I haven’t decided yet. Also, I used an F hook when the pattern called for a 2.0 hook, so I think this one turned out a little bigger than the pattern was meant to, but it’s just more to love!

Man, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated! I had not been doing well for a very long time. My PTSD was bogging me down so heavily, but I think I’m doing a little better lately, so maybe I can do some posts on the Craftyghoul Facebook page and on here more often for a bit. I scheduled a post with a link to a free pattern on facebook for every Thursday for the next few months, so hopefully that will give some of my ghoulz some inspiration!

Keep on stichin’!

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Crochet Bunnies Everywhere!!!!

I have been so obsessed with this FREE crochet bunny pattern lately! They are the most adorable bunnies ever!!!

I just made a nautical-themed bunny for myself so I can snuggz him and squeeze him! I just made up the hat as I went along and didn’t write it down, but I’m pretty sure you can find a much better one on ravelry or pinterest in a simple search. For the life preserver, I used a hook size a few times larger than I used for the bunny. I used an F for the bunny and a K for the preserver. I chained 10 and joined to form a ring. Then I worked 20 sc into the ring and joined with a sl st. Then I took some red and wound it around four different sides.

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I made another one for Admin Important! She seems to like it! She deserves the bunny snuggz!

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The first one I made was for my Great Aunt DD. We’re pen pals and I lurvz sending her lil’ crochet gifts whenever I can. She’s such a sweet lady! However, I made this bunny and became addicted to the bunniez patternz.

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Now you must design your own bunniez! Follow the link up there to the FREE pattern and make ALL THE BUNNIES!!! Party on, ghoulz!

~ Starling

 

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Mizzy Kitty’s book available now!

Mizzy Kitty’s book is available on Amazon now! We’re so excited, and I’d like to thank you all for your support! I lurvz that you choose to hang out online with me, my Mizzy Kitty, and the whole Craftyghoul gang!

You can get your copy of “No, Mizzy, No!” here! Please share with everyone ya know!

Thank you so much,

Starling

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter Crochet Pattern

 

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*Note: I am only a casual Star Wars fan, and though I have a great appreciation and respect for this awesome fandom, I do NOT claim to know every specific detail the way a hardcore fan would. So if you are an avid fan and see a slight deviation in design or construction that would make these projects more to your liking, by all means do it your way so that it’s true to form. I created this pattern for a pal of ours for Christmas and I used inspiration images from the movies. I tried to remain simple in design so that only the basic identifying factors are there so that there wouldn’t be anything weird going on in the patterns to distract the hardcore fans from enjoying the finished product. Also, please pardon my made-up words when I’m not sure what the pieces of the ship(s) are called. You may have to have much geeky laughter at my expense…and I suppose that’s okay as long as you’re smiling in the end with a neat ship to fly around your house shooting at your cat for at least half an hour like I did once they were complete! Of course…then I wrapped them up and gifted them to our friend…but they had to have a test flight first, right? Right.

Oh! And I wasn’t going to share the pattern at first because I was insecure, but then I showed pictures to some of my Star Wars-obsessed friends and they said they are the greatest, and that if I DIDN’T share the the pattern that the fandom would show up at my door with pitchforks and many angry shouts. Well…I don’t want that…unless most of the angry mob is going to be mostly-naked-stripper versions of Han Solo…but I bet my luck isn’t that great. So I jotted it down to share with the world. I think I managed to remember everything correctly, so enjoy!

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Millenium Falcon Crochet Pattern:

I use a K (6.50MM) unless otherwise stated, (some parts are made with an F 3.75MM hook), and Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.

*There are many more images at the very bottom of this post so you can better see the project as I was working on it.

Body (Make Two; One for the top, and one for the bottom which you will sew together later.):

Rnd 1: With gray, ch 3. In 3rd ch from hook, work 10 dc. Jn in first dc. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same st. 2dc in each st around. (20 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next st. (2dc, dc) around. (30 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts. (2dc, dc, dc) around. (40 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 3 sts. (2dc, dc, dc, dc) around. (50 dc)

Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in same st, dc in next 4 sts. (2dc, dc in next 4) around. (60 dc)

Rnd 7 will create the side of the ship: Ch 2, dc in same st. Dc in next 4 sts, (dc, ch 2, sl st) in next st. Working in back loops now, sc in next 21 sts, ch 1. In front loops only for the next 12 sts, hdc, dc, hdc, sc in next six, hdc, dc, hdc, ch 1. Now back to working in back loops only again, sc in last 21 sts. Sl st to join in first dc. To finish the front of the ship, Ch 2 and jn in top of first dc. Ch 1 and working in back loops only starting with the same/current st you’re in, sc in next 6 sts. Ch 1 and sl st in same st as final sc. Fasten off. On either the top or bottom of the ship you may want to leave the tail long enough to sew the halves together.

You’ll then return to the 12 sts where you worked in the front loops only and use the back loops of those stitches to create the blueish glow of the back of the ship. In the chain before the 12 loops, jn blue with a sl st. Sc in those 12 back loops, and then sl st into the chain after the 12 loops. Fasten off. Weave in ends of one of the body’s you make, but on one of them leave a blue tail long enough to sew the top blue to the bottom blue.
Front ‘Pincers’ (Make Two):

Top: Ch 15. Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, htr, tr, tr, ch 1, hdc, sc, sc, sc, sl st, sl st. Ch 1, pivot and sc back up the ch. In the last ch, (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 1) and jn with a sl st in first sc. Don’t fasten off.
Begin sides: Ch 1, beginning in same st as jn but working in back loops only, sc around. Jn in first sc. Sides created. Don’t fasten off.

Begin the bottom: Ch 1, in back loops only and beginning in same st as jn, sc, hdc, hdc, dc, dc, htr, tr, tr, hdc, sc, sc, sc, sl st, sl st. Faste off leaving tail long enough to tuck the bottom against the side and sew it closed. You may want to stuff the section as you go along sewing it closed.

Side…uh…circle thingies (Make two):

Rnd 1: With black, Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Jn with a sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, beginning in next st, 2sc in each st around. Jn w/a sl st. Fasten off black.

Rnd 3: Join in any back loop with gray and ch 1. Working in back loops only, sc in same st, 2sc in next st, (sc, 2sc) around. Jn w ith a sl st.

Rnd 4: (Begin sides) Ch 1, in back loops only, sc in next st and around. Jn with a sl st. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew to side of ship. You may want to stuff as you go, and then thread some black through the center and into the ship to pull the center of this cylinder in so it doesn’t bulge.

Yeah…I don’t know what that cylindrical thingy angled out beside the ship is either. Maybe that’s where he hangs out to drive the ship? Maybe it’s a giant gun? Nah, it looks like he sits in there. I’d sit in there. It’s been too long since I’ve had a Star Wars movie marathon. Someday I’m going to try the books. I’ve heard they’re really good! So…here’s how I make the pattern for the part I’m talking about right now:

Rnd 1: With black, ch 2, 6sc into 2nd ch from hook. Jn. (6 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1. In back loops only this round, 2sc in the next 4 sts, then switch to black and work 2sc in the next 2 sts. Jn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn work. Still with black, sc in same st and the next 3 black sts. Switch to gray, sc in the next 8 sts. Jn. You can fasten off the black.

Rnd 4-6: With gray, ch 1, sc in next st and around. Jn. (12 sc)

Rnd 7-8: Ch 1, hdc in same st. Hdc in next 3 sts, sc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, jn with a sl st.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 6 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, jn with a sl st.

Second half:

Rnd 1: Ch 12, jn with a sl st to create a large ring. Ch 1, hdc in same ch and in next 5 chs, then sl st in the last 6 chs. Jn with a sl st in first hdc. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew this side to the ship.

Rnd 2: Flip work and jn yarn in the beginning chain yet working in the opposite direction. Ch 1, and beginning in same st, hdc in each in 6 chs where you worked hdc before, and sc in each 6 chains where you worked a sl st in the round before.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, and beginning in same st, hdc in each hdc st, and sl st in each sc st. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew two halves together matching hdc’s and slip stitches.

Stuff and sew onto the ship.
Satellite:
Use F hook (3.75MM)

Rnd 1: Ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook, work 6 sc. Jn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. Work in the front loops only on this round. Beginning in next st, 2sc in each st. Jn. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew Satellite to bottom circle panel and then to sew the panel to the ship.

Bottom panel:
Continue using F hook.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook, work 6 sc. Jn.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, beginning in next st, 2sc in each st around. Jn. Fasten off.

For the connector: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and last 2 chs. Fold in half and place between top and bottom.

To join, thread through the center of the satellite, and down through the connector, and down into the bottom. Do this a few times and in different areas of the center until you have it placed as you’d like. Then connect one edge of the top satellite to the bottom pannel so that it makes the satellite face the side and look more satellite-ish and less flower-ish or thimble-ish. Sew the bottom panel to the ship.

Black circular vents:

You can use felt, or you can make little circlet with black yarn and the F hook and:
Ch 2, in 2nd ch from hook, work 6sc. Jn with a sl st and fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew vent to ship.
Once you’re done with the ship accessories, sewing the part together, and adding accents, then you can make one last gray circle for the top center of the ship, and that will cover up the center where you threaded through all of the ‘lines’ to add shape to the ship. For this circle all you need to do is repeat the first two rounds of the ship body with gray:

Going back to the K hook:
Rnd 1: With gray, ch 3. In 3rd ch from hook, work 10 dc. Jn in first dc. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same st. 2dc in each st around. (20 dc)

Then sew on that top circle. I only use the bottom loops on the outside round so that it looks more textured.

 

 

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Star Wars Tie Fighter Crochet Pattern:

I use Red Heart Super Saver yarn, a K (6.50MM) hook, and an F (3.75MM) hook.
Middle Sphere:

With K hook, begin with black yarn.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, in 3rd ch from hook, sc 6. Jn. Fasten off black.

Rnd 2: Jn with gray. Ch 1, sc in same st and each st aroud. Jn. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: In back loops only, Ch 1, sc in each st around. Jn.

Rnd 4: Decrease around. Jn. (6 sc.) Stuff. If it needs another round, simply Ch 1 and decrease around again. Depending on the yarn I use, sometimes I can usually simply sl st the sphere closed after round 4, but sometimes there is enough space to where I need to add one more decrease round. If so, just add the decrease round and then sl st closed.

Sides (Make Two):
With K hook and black yarn:
Rnd 1: Ch 3. In 3rd ch from hook, (dc, ch 1, dc) six times. Ch 1, jn with a sl st in first dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, beginning in same st as jn, Dc, then (dc, ch 2, dc) into ch-1 space from previous round. *Dc in center stitch, (dc, ch 2, dc) into ch-1 space. Repeat from * around. Jn with a sl st in first dc. Fasten off black.

Rnd 3: With gray, single crochet in all the center stitches (the stitches that are between the ch-2 places), and in each chain-2 space, (sc, dc, sc). Jn with a sl st and fasten off.

I use gray and thread it through the center and the sides to make the crossed details along the black center.

Sides to connect the hexagons to the sphere:

Use an F hook and gray yarn. Ch 15 and sc up the chain. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to fold this strip up accordion-style and thread it in place. Then I stick it between the sides and the sphere and sew it all in place.

ship sides to center

ship1

ship3

ship5

shipc

shipb

 

ship2

Satellite for Millennium Falcon (And Mizzy the Kitty helping)

 

 

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