Gifting the Force


Whenever I meet someone new or if it is a time of gift-giving, I always have an intense desire to make something…to put my time and heart and creativity into something that was made especially for the receiver.

So it felt perfectly natural that I chose to dedicate myself to only giving handmade gifts this past holiday season. I had a relatively short list of people to give gifts to, which made the goal within my reach.

But there was a problem.

The problem wasn’t in physically making the gifts… The real problem lay in figuring out what to make.


My three year old nephew was the one that really stumped me. Like most other kids, he already had a ton of toys and books, and I felt certain he didn’t need a knitted hat or scarf.

Besides, what a boring gift for a three year old, right?

I scoured the interwebs for the perfect idea – not knowing really what I was looking for. Then I stumbled across some knitted and crocheted Star Wars things on Pinterest and it hit me…

Of course! Star Wars!


My nephew and his dad (my brother-in-law) both LOVE Star Wars. So I kept searching and I found exactly what I had been looking for –


Free. Yoda. Pattern.

I don’t think I could have been any luckier. This pattern helped me to create a relatively large Yoda doll for my nephew that had Love woven into every single stitch.

A grand and sincere Thanks to AH! Creations for her amazing pattern and for posting it for the world to enjoy her talents for free. I bet there are many happy children out in the world that are one Yoda richer.


I would love to hear from you! Have you made any fun toys lately for kids you love?

Materials used:
-One skein each of Red Heart Super Saver in Aran, Coffee, and Frosty Green
-Boye metal “G” Hook


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