Luke Skywalker Finger Puppet

My latest make is a cute little finger puppet of Luke Skywalker from a book of star wars patterns by Carla Mitrani.

The pattern comes as part of a kit which includes the book of patterns, crochet hook, yarn and notions to make a Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader finger puppet.

I bought the kit on Amazon for £9.99 which is a good price for what you get. Some reviews have complained that there isn’t enough yarn to make the puppets and although I did find enough yarn my yarn ends were short. That’s something to be aware of if making the kit.

The patterns in the book can be difficult to grasp, the puppet is made in 5 parts, arms, body, head and ‘lid’. It’s also worked bottom up which I also found a bit frustrating.

I rewrote the pattern to work the puppet top down starting with a magic loop (adjustable ring) and ending with the base.

The pattern includes a lid piece, which is a piece that fits between the head and body to stop stuffing from the head coming out.

Working top down as I did meant I could eliminate the lid piece and incorporate it into the body instead.

The head on the puppet I found rather tall and made Luke look like he had a giant forehead, so if I remake him I’ll take out 2 rounds of the head.

Despite my top down preference over Carlas bottom up pattern it’s still a lovely pattern and one I’ll make again.

If you want more of the finger puppets Carla has a video tutorial on Domestika on making and designing your own puppets.

She also has several pattern books on crochet dolls and is on social media as Amour Fou (@amourfou_crochet).

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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