Baby Yoda toy knitting pattern [FREE]

This free knitting pattern makes a small Baby Yoda toy, around the size of your hand. It does require some intermediate skills, including knitting in the round  – this technique can be tricky at first but it ensures you make perfectly round shapes that do not require any stitching up!


If you try this pattern, I would love to see your results! Tag me on Instagram @karlacourtney


Tutorials that may help:


How to cast on

How to knit stitch

How to purl stitch

How to knit in the round

How to inc1

How to decrease: s1k1psso

How to decrease: k2tog

The Baby Yoda toy pattern:


*Click here to download a .pdf*

Materials:

  1. 4x 4mm double pointed needles

  2. 50g Green yarn (all yarns should state on the label that they can be used with 4mm – or close – needles)

  3. 50g Camel-coloured or tan yarn

  4. Patons Fairytale Cloud DK in camel 1010 yarn (I used this to make Baby Yoda’s fluffy collar and cuffs. If you cannot get this wool you can simply knit with your regular camel or tan yarn and sew on with the purl side facing out to give it a different texture)

  5. Medium skein of peach yarn

  6. Small skein of black yarn

  7. Small skein of white yarn

  8. Wool needle for sewing

  9. Stuffing (for example, acrylic or polyester)

Skills and abbreviations:

  1. K = knit stitch

  2. P = purl stitch

  3. Knitting in the round

  4. Inc1 = Increase one stitch

  5. K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together at the same time

  6. Rnd = Rounds

  7. St/sts= Stitch/Stitches. When you see a figure in brackets at the end of a line this refers to the number of sts you should have on your needle e.g. (18sts)

Reference photos:

Baby Yoda Toy free knitting pattern instructions

Left ear:

  1. Cast on 2 sts with your green yarn

  2. 1st row: P one row

  3. 2nd row:Inc1 in both sts (4 sts)

  4. 3rd row: P one row 

  5. 4th row: K1, Inc1, K1, Inc1 (6 sts)

  6. 5th row: P2 green, now introduce your peach yarn and P2 peach, P2 green

  7. 6th row: K2 green, Inc1 with peach, K1 green, K1 peach, Inc1 green (8 sts)

Your row will now have 8 sts: from L to R with the right (knit) side facing: 2 green, 1 peach, 1 green, 2 peach, 2 green. You will continue to weave through peach, as below, to create the effect of the light peach shade inside the green ear. Refer PIC 1.

  1. 7th row: P2 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P3 peach, P1 green

  2. 8th row: K1 green, K1 peach, K1 green, Inc1 peach, K1 green, K1 peach, K1 green, Inc1 green (10 sts) 

  3. 9th row: P3 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P2 green 

  4. 10th row: K1 green, K1 peach, K1 green, K1 peach, k1 green, K1 peach, K1 green, K1 peach, K2 green

  5. 11th row: P3 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P2 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P1 green

  6. 12th row: K2 green, K1 peach, K1 green, K1 peach, K1 green, K1 peach, K3 green 

  7. 13th row: P3 green, P2 peach, P1 green, P2 peach, P2 green 

  8. 14th row: K1 green, K2 peach, K1 green, K3 peach, K3 green 

  9. 15th row: P4 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P3 peach, P1 green 

  10. 16th row: K2tog with green, K2 tog with peach, K2 tog with peach, K2 tog with green, K2 green (6 sts)

  11. 17th row: P this next row following the exact colour pattern as the previous row 

  12. 18th row: K2 tog with green and cast off the remainder of the row in green

Pinch the tip together (where you have cast on 2 sts), thread a wool needle and stitch the tip a few times to give it an extra point. Refer PIC 2. Then, loosely weave this cast on wool along the bottom edge of the ear and to the end so that both loose green ends are now on the cast off edge. PIC 3.

Right ear:

NOTE this is very similar to the left ear, however, the colour weaving is altered so that there is a bigger row of green on the upper edge of the ear. 

  1. Cast on 2 sts with your green yarn

  2. 1st row: P one row

  3. 2nd row: Inc1 in both sts (4 sts)

  4. 3rd row: P one row 

  5. 4th row: K1, Inc1, K1, Inc1 (6 sts)

  6. 5th row: P2 green, now introduce your peach yarn and P2 peach, P2 green

  7. 6th row: K2 green, Inc1 with peach, K1 green, K1 peach, Inc1 green (8 sts)

Your row will now have 8 sts: from L to R with the right (knit) side facing: 2 green, 1 peach, 1 green, 2 peach, 2 green. You will continue to weave through peach, as below, to create the effect of the light peach shade inside the green ear. Refer PIC 1

  1. 7th row: P2 green, P2 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P2 green

  2. 8th row: K3 green, Inc1 peach, K1 green, K2 peach, Inc1 green (10 sts)

  3. 9th row: P2 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P3 green 

  4. 10th row: K3 green, K2 peach, K1 green, K3 peach, K1 green

  5. 11th row: P2 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P1 green, P1 peach, P3 green

  6. 12th row: K4 green, K2 peach, K1 green, K2 peach, K1 green 

  7. 13th row: P2 green, P2 peach, P1 green, P2 peach, P3 green 

  8. 14th row: K3 green, K1 peach, K1 green, K1 peach, K1 green, K1 peach, K2 green 

  9. 15th row: P2 green, P2 peach, P1 green, P2 peach, P3 green 

  10. 16th row: K2 green, K2 tog with green, K2 tog with peach, K2 tog with peach, K2tog with green (6 sts)

  11. 17th row: P the next row following the exact colour pattern as the previous row 

  12. 18th row: Cast off in green, when you get to the final 2 sts K these 2 together as you cast off 

Pinch the tip together (where you cast on 2 sts), thread a wool needle and stitch the tip a few times to give it an extra point. Refer PIC 2. Then, loosely weave this cast on wool along the bottom edge of the ear and to the end so that both loose green ends are now on the cast off edge. PIC 3.

Both ears:

Follow these instructions to weave in your loose ends of your ears – apart from one of the longer green ends at the base as you will use this to sew the ear to the side of your head.

Head:

  1. Cast 4 sts with your green yarn onto a double pointed needle

  2. Inc1 in every st (8 sts). Reconfigure these 8 sts across 3 double pointed needles 2-4-2 Similar to this configuration. With a 4th double pointed needle start working in the rnd

  3. 2nd rnd: work one rnd

  4. 3rd rnd: *K1, Inc1** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (12 sts)

  5. 4th rnd: K1 rnd 

  6. 5th rnd: *K2, Inc1** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (16 sts)

  7. 6th rnd: K1 rnd 

  8. 7th rnd: *K3, Inc1** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (20 sts)

  9. 8th rnd: K1 rnd 

  10. 9th rnd: *K4 Inc1** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (24 sts)

  11. 10th to 16th rnds: work 7rnds

  12. 17th rnd:  *K4, K2tog** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (20 sts)

  13. 18th rnd: K1 rnd

  14. 19th rnd:  *K3, K2tog** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (16 sts)

  15. 20th rnd: K1 rnd

  16. 21st rnd:  *K2, k2tog** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (12 sts)

*Start stuffing the head now as you will not be able to stuff when you get to the last 4 sts*

  1. 22nd rnd: K1 rnd

  2. 23rd rnd:  *K1, k2tog** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (8 sts)

*Do your final bit of stuffing now!*

  1. 24th rnd: K1 rnd

  2. 25th rnd:  *K2 tog** repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (4sts)

Cut your working wool from the ball loosely, leaving around 15cm

With a wool needle thread this loose end and pull through the remaining 4 sts, taking them off the knitting needles as you go.

Brows:

  1. Cast 2 sts with your green yarn onto a double pointed needle

  2. Slide the 2 sts to the opposite end of the needle so the loose working wool is NOT at the end near the tip. With the loose working wool pulled tightly across the back of the sts, start to K this row on the first st at the end of the row and knit across (refer below as a reference)

knitting a cord how to
  1. K 6 rows using this method

Cut your working wool from the ball loosely, leaving around 15cm

With a wool needle thread this loose end and pull through both sts, taking them off the knitting needle as you go.

To complete your head:

Sew each ear onto the side (PIC 4)

Place the brows onto the face as pictured and sew these on (PIC 5). Use the same loose wool end to stitch a small nose in the centre of the brows and 2 sts down (PIC 5).

With black yarn, thread a wool needle and push the black yarn into the head from the bottom (where the neck would go) and up through to where the inner corner of the left eye would be. Now, start to embroider on the eyes in almond shapes directly under the brows using PIC 7 and PIC 8 as references. Once you have finished push the black wool back down to the bottom of the head.

With white yarn, thread a wool needle and push the white yarn into the head from the bottom (where the neck would go) and up through to where the white of the eye would be. Embroider a white in both eyes using PIC 8  as a reference. 

Body:

  1. Cast 8 sts with your camel yarn onto a double pointed needle

  2. Reconfigure these 8 sts across 3 double pointed needles 2-4-2. Similar to this configuration. With a 4th double pointed needle start working in the rnd

  3. 2nd rnd: Inc1 in every st (16sts)

  4. 3rd rnd: K1 rnd 

  5. 4th rnd: Inc 1 in every other st (24sts) 

  6. 5th rnd: K1 rnd

  7. 6th rnd: *K2, Inc1** repeat * to ** for the rest of the rnd (32 sts)

  8. 7th to 11th rnds: work 5 rnds 

  9. 12th rnd: K15, Inc2, K15 (34 sts)

  10. 13th to 18th rnds: work 6 rnds

  11. 19th rnd: K16, Inc2, K16 (36 sts)

  12. 20th to 25th rows: work 6 rnds

  13. 26th rnd: K17, Inc2, K17 (38 sts)

  14. 27th rnd: work 1 rnd

  15. 28th rnd: K18, Inc2, K18 (40 sts)

  16. 29th to 30th rnds: P2 rnds

  17. Cast off in P 

Front panel:

  1. Cast on 4 sts 

  2. K for 28 rows

  3. Cast off

Stretch this across the front, covering the area of the front where your Inc sts are. Sew this onto the front (PIC 9)

Base:

  1. Cast 8 sts with your green yarn onto a double pointed needle

  2. Reconfigure these 8 sts across 3 double pointed needles 2-4-2. Similar to this configuration. With a 4th double pointed needle start working in the rnd

  3. 2nd rnd: Inc1 in every st (16 sts)

  4. 3rd rnd: K1 rnd 

  5. 4th rnd: Inc1 in every other st (24 sts)

  6. 5th rnd: K1 rnd

  7. 6th rnd: *K2, Inc1** repeat * to ** for the rest of the rnd (32 sts)

  8. 7th rnd: K1 rnd

  9. 8th rnd: *K3, Inc1** repeat * to ** for the rest of the rnd (40 sts)

  10. Cast off loosely 

Stuff the main part of the body and then sew the base 2 rows in the opening from bottom of the body to close it (PIC 10). It is important not to sew right on the edge – sewing a couple of rows in allows the bottom to look like it is “hanging” loose like Baby Yoda’s robe!

Arms:

  1. Cast 8 sts with your green yarn onto a double pointed needle

  2. Reconfigure these 8sts across 2 double pointed needles 4-4 (PIC 11). With a 3rd double pointed needle start working in the rnd

  3. 2nd rnd: Inc 1 in every st (16 sts)

  4. 3rd rnd: K1 rnd 

  5. 4th rnd: Now using the camel wool, *K3, Inc1**, repeat * to ** for the entire rnd (20 sts) 

  6. 5th to 14th rnd: work 10 rnds

  7. 15th rnd: K4, K2 tog, K8 k2tog, K4 (18 sts)

Make sure the arm is stuffed, leaving the top slightly loose with more stuffing towards the bottom.

With your needles parallel take your third needle and knit through 2 sts at once to create one stitch as you knit (PIC 12).

Once you have 2 sts on your right needle (or left if you’re left handed) cast off.

Continue this to knit the two rows together and cast off.

Collar:

  1. Cast on 6 sts of Patons Fairytale cloud Dk camel 1010

  2. K 36 rows 

  3. Cast off

Cuffs:

  1. Cast on 3 sts of Patons Fairytale cloud Dk camel 1010

  2. K 23 rows 

  3. Cast off

Final make-up:

  1. Sew the head on top of the body as pictured

  2. Sew the top edge of each arm on either side of the head as pictured

  3. Wrap the collar around Baby Yoda’s neck and sew one end on top of the other to secure it. Weave in your loose ends

  4. Wrap both cuffs around each arm and sew one end on top of the other to secure. Weave in your loose ends

  5. Hide any loose wool ends inside the body – simply thread them with a yarn needle, poke them inside the body and out the opposite side, pull tightly, cut and then let the yarn end snap back inside of the body

Don’t forget! If you try this pattern, I would love to see your results! Tag me on Instagram @karlacourtney


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