That’s no moon….. Death Star Plushie

Materials:
•    Worsted weight yarn or any type but be sure that the weight of all colors used is the same
•    Size I (5.50mm) crochet hook
•    Tapestry needle

Gauge: Not really important in this project

Design Notes: This pattern is worked in round rows and uses surface slip stitch to do the detail work.  If you are unfamiliar with surface slip stitch please refer to the following site for more information:

http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-surface-crochet-or-surface-slip-stitch/

This pattern has not really been tested other than by me so please let me know if you have any questions or find any errors at meg-ann@yarnydoom.com

Directions: (if you would prefer a PDF version of the pattern it is available here – death star pattern revised)

This item is worked in rows not a spiral as it is easier to do the details when finished if it is full rows

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ch 2 or magic loop sc 6 times and ss to the first stitch to finish the row then ch 1 and turn

row 2: 2 sc in each (12)
row 3 and every odd row till row 10: sc straight
row 4: inc every other stitch (18)
row 6: inc then 2 sc (24)
row 8: inc then 3 sc (30)
row 10: inc then 4 sc (36)
row 11-14: sc straight
row 15: change to dark grey sc straight
row 16-18: sc straight in light grey
row 19: dec then sc in next 4 (30)
row 20  sc straight
row 21: dec then sc in next 3 (24)
row 22: sc straight

I know that it looks alot like an egg at this point but you have to trust me that when you add the stuffing it will not look that way.

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Now you are going to stop for the moment (leaving the light gray attached to the item add a stitch marker or something to make sure that it does not pull through and we are going to do the surface crochet details.  for more information on surface crochet see the following references:

http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-surface-crochet-or-surface-slip-stitch/

This is the best tutorial I could find to help.  If you have any questions on it please let me know and I will help in any way I can.

What you are adding for details is a circle starting 4 rows above the mid line the pattern will look like this:

- – - – x x- – - -
- – - x – - x – - -
- – x – - – - x – -
- – x – - – - x – -
- – - x – - x – - -
- – - – x x – - – -

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the line segments are done in either groups of 2, 3, or 4 staggered however many sections you would like to have leaving a space of 2 rows in between sections to make the distinction.  The lines are 4 stitches long and start one row above the mid-line example:

- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -
- x – x – x – - – x – x – - – - x – x – x – x – - x – x – x
- x – x – x – - – x – x – - – - x – x – x – x – - x – x – x
- x – x – x – - – x – x – - – - x – x – x – x – - x – x – x
- x – x – x – - – x – x – - – - x – x – x – x – - x – x – x
- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – -
x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

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the bottom of the sphere is repeated the same way as the top without the circle.  You will notice that the bottom section is a lot harder to keep the lines straight due to the decreases this is OK as it will be rounded when stuffed and will not be seen.  I made the bottom section lines about 1 row to the right of the section above it so that they looked staggered when you looked at the sphere straight on.

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Picking up the light gray again continue on

row 23: dec then sc in next 2 (18)
row 24: sc straight

**** stop here to add stuffing ****

row 25: dec then sc in next 1 (12)
row 26: dec every stitch (6)

finish off leaving a tail to stitch the bottom closed.

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and you are done :D

Obligatory disclaimer – I am in no way affiliated with Lucasfilm or anything to do with the StarWars franchise.  This pattern is to make a inspired by crochet item and is not branded as anything affiliated with the StarWars franchise.  The following pattern is presented for personal use only and not for profit.  Please do not sell or redistribute this pattern as your own and if the pattern is used please link back to me as I would love to see the finished products :D

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11 Responses to That’s no moon….. Death Star Plushie

  1. OMG, that is so freakin’ awesome. I love Star Wars and that is such a kool replica of The Death Star.

  2. LOVE IT! as much as anyone can love the death star I guess. Or should I say I am a star wars fans but boo to the bad guys? Nah, Darth Vader is the MAN!

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  5. Ruth Feltz says:

    Thank you for this great death star pattern, I am crocheting it for a grandson. I noticed in the pictures at the end of the pattern, it looks like the circle is indented. I don’t see that mentioned in the instructions and wondered how you accomplished that. Thank You.

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  8. Cj says:

    I know what my brother is getting for Christmas . . . thanks for the awesome pattern!

  9. Traci says:

    What is the finished size?

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