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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!


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The Baby Yoda toy pattern:


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)

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