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star wars, musical instruments and sushi

What do all of these things have in common? They can all be knitted in miniature! I recently attended a family reunion, and I wanted to create little gifts for each of my nieces and nephews… things that symbolized something of interest for each of them. Some of these were inspired by other people’s projects I found on the internet, but all of the final patterns are basically original. I’m hoping I took good enough notes to someday write legible patterns I can share, but for now, here are some photos to spark your imagination. Let me know if there is one in particular that you would like to see posted as a pattern, and I can prioritize.

By the way, this is my 100th post! It’s been so fun to talk about my adventures with chickens and knitting over the past 15 months, and to get support and encouragement from so many friends around the world in return! Thank you all! 🙂

tiny knitted star wars characters: yoda, R2D2, chewbacca, C3PO, ewok

Star Wars Lineup: Yoda, R2D2, Chewbacca carrying C3PO (from The Empire Strikes Back), and an Ewok

tiny knitted R2D2


tiny knitted Yoda


tiny knitted Ewok

Ewok (complete with toothpick spear)

tiny knitted C3PO and R2D2

R2D2 and C3PO (limbs and head attached with snaps)

knitted C3PO in a fishnet bag (from The Empire Strikes Back)

C3PO (with limbs unsnapped) in a fishnet bag

knitted chewbacca and C3PO in a bag

Chewbacca carrying C3PO in a backpack

knitted chewbacca with sash and bag

Chewbacca (complete with sash and real bag)

knitted trombone


knitted clarinet on pendant


knitted viola


knitted shrimp sushi nigiri pendant

shrimp sushi


23 thoughts on “star wars, musical instruments and sushi

  1. Ohmigosh the ewok and yoda are soo flipping cute I could eat them. I wish I could knit so I could myself some… Congrats on the anniversary. I have enjoyed following your adventures!

  2. Do you have patterns for the trombone and viola…my daughter would love to make these for her friends in her school orchestra!

  3. I’m going to post my notes/patterns for those of you who have asked, starting with the trombone, since I’ve had 2 requests for that:

    tiny knit trombone:
    knit with gold colored yarn on appropriately sized needles, using double points or magic loop method.

    CO 12 st, join in round
    k 2 rounds
    round 3: [k1, k2tog]* repeat to end of round (8 st)
    round 4: k
    round 5: [k1, k2tog]* repeat to end of round (6 st)
    round 6: k
    round 7: [k1, k2tog]* repeat to end of round (4 st)
    knit in i-cord 52 rounds
    round 59: switch to grey yarn: [k1, kfb]* repeat to end of round (6 st)
    round 60: knit
    BO, weave in ends

    longer handle:
    CO 2, knit i-cord 6 rows, break yarn about 12″ and use tapestry needle to pull yarn through stitches

    shorter handle (make 2):
    CO 2, knit i-cord 4 rows, break yarn about 12″ and use tapestry needle to pull yarn through stitches

    make up:
    insert a pipe cleaner and bend it to shape
    sew handles into place

  4. Hello, we are a community group and we are trying to find a small pattern for the clarinet. We are thinking to hand out somethings to raise awareness for our band. Good we know the pattern for the clarinet? It looks really really cute

    • Here is my pattern for the clarinet:

      co 12 st in grey yarn, join in round
      k 1 round grey

      switch to black yarn
      k 1 round black
      k1, k2tog to end (8)
      k1, k2tog to end (6)
      k 1 row in grey yarn

      switch back to black yarn
      k1, k2tog to end (4)
      knit in icord 20 rounds

      k 1 row grey
      k 4 rounds black
      k 1 round grey

      switch back to black yarn
      k1, k2tog, k1 (3)
      k 2 rounds black

      break yarn, use a tapestry needle to thread through remaining stitches and pull closed.
      insert a pipe cleaner for stiffness
      embroider keys in grey with a tapestry needle by wrapping the yarn around stitches wherever you want a key

  5. Hi I have been hunting around the Internet for knitted Star Wars characters. All I can find are crochet ones and I can’t crochet for toffee.
    Anyway I came across your blog. I just wondered if you have written the patterns for these and if I can have them. My 5 year old son is nuts about Star Wars and I would love to knit him some characters for his stocking this year.
    Your blog is brilliant, you are very talented.
    Thanks. Xx

    • Sorry for the much delayed response. My life has been incredibly busy, but I would still like to create patterns for these someday soon… and you will be among the first to know!

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