Happy Thursday! Tonight is the night! The general public finally can see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While I’m hesitant to love it before seeing it (I watched the prequels when I was a child and though I dressed up as Qui Gon Jinn for Halloween there, my love for those movies kind of petered off though Yoda fighting is awesome and so is the theory that Jar Jar Binks is the ultimate Sith lord), it’s impossible not to be infected by the rest of the internet’s enthusiasm.

So while the first round of people see the movie this evening, the rest of us can hang out and start knitting in preparation for the inevitable gift requests. The patterns on the list are mostly original trilogy based, but some The Force Awakens patterns make an appearance here and there. I’m sure it’ll grow after knitters start seeing the movie. Soon!

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Charts

1. AT-AT Chart by Maria Aziez

Star Wars AT-AT Chart

We called them dogwalkers while playing Star Wars video games on the N64. This chart even comes with a probe droid. When paired with the below Chicken Walker Chart, you too can “re-create your own battle of Hoth.”

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

2. Chicken Walker AT-ST Chart by Maria Aziez

Chicken Walker AT-ST Chart

It’s comforting to know that someone else called them Chicken Walkers. 😉 Combine with the above pattern for a scarf, hat, or sweater that tells a really epic tale.

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

3. T-65 X-Wing Star Fighter by Richard and Jackie Forster

T-65 X-Wing Star Fighter

Assist the Rebel forces by knitting up several X-Wings. They’ll be needed against the Death Star.

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

4. Darth Vader Chart by Chris Van Meggelen

Darth Vader Chart

What’s Star Wars without the original villain? At least in this form he can’t force choke you.

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork
  • Duplicate stitch

5-21. Star Wars Craft Charts by Leah Fenton

Star Wars Craft Charts

This exhaustive pattern includes: Boba Fett, both Death Stars, a TIE Fighter, Imperial insignia, a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, R2D2, C3PO, lightsabers, the Millennium Falcon, an X-Wing, a Y-Wing, a Landspeeder, the Rebel insignia, Jango Fett, and the Old Republic insignia. Whew! You can make a whole blanket with these (or mix and match for themed projects)!

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

22-27. PennyIA Intartsia Star War Charts by Penny Heeren

PennyIA Intartsia Star War Charts

This is another pattern with multiple charts, including: Yoda, General Grievous (I had a boss with that last name once, but that’s another story), Darth Maul, a generic Droid, a Starfighter, and crossed lightsabers.

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

28-33. Fairisle Patterns from the Movie Star Wars by Sarah Bradberry

Fairisle Patterns from the Movie Star Wars

If you’re looking for more variations of Stormtroopers, R2D2, AT-AT’s, AT-ST’s, Tiefighters, and the Star Wars logo itself, you’ve come to the right pattern. The designer designed the top patterns for a sweater–they would look lovely as a yoke pattern.

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

34. Clone Trooper Chart by Heather J. Spellman

Clone Trooper Chart

This Clone Trooper Chart is easily duplicated for any sort of patterned project. … 😉

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

35. GAL 18: Star Wars by Megan-Anne Llama

GAL 18: Star Wars

And now we have the Jedi Council insignia (which is included in a sweet geeky quilt).

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork

36. Lars Home (Star Wars) by Carol Schoenfelder

Lars Home (Star Wars)

Every story starts somewhere. If you’re making a project that tells the story of Star Wars, you’ll need this lace chart.

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading

37. Fett – Mythosaur Emblem Chart by Teri Smith

Fett - Mythosaur Emblem Chart

Fett himself is a mythical character. By including his emblem on your project, you automatically gain a couple more bad ass points.

Skills needed:

  • Chart-reading
  • Colorwork
  • Duplicate stitch

Hats

38. The Force Awakens Hat by Hannah L

The Force Awakens Hat

It’s a little late to make this hat in time for the premiere, but maybe you can stay up all night after the movie to finish it!

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork

39. Star Wars Storm Trooper Hat by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Star Wars Storm Trooper Hat

Though it’s based on one of the above charts, this pattern designer modified it slightly to fit her stitch count. The hat looks amazing.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork

40. Star Wars Hat by Leah Goldstein

Star Wars Hat

Straight and to the point. Announce your fandom directly on your head.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
    Colorwork

41. Star Wars: Empire Beanie by Surey Rodriguez

Star Wars: Empire Beanie

Who knew the Empire would look so good in a traditional fair isle pattern?

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork

42. Rebel Alliance Star Wars Hat by Lindsay Hoffman

Rebel Alliance Star Wars Hat

This hat is so good, it should be part of the Rebel uniform.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork

43. R2 D2 Beanie Hat by Shortstuff411

R2 D2 Beanie Hat

Instead of having R2 D2 on the back of your fighter, have R2 D2 on your head.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork
  • Chart reading

44. R2D2 Hat by Carolyn

R2D2 Hat

This hat does most of the work for you: It builds the hat around the color charts provided from another source. As long as you can read charts, it should still be easy. It also includes adult-sizing (though the photo is of a lucky kid).

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork
  • Chart reading

45. R2D2 Beanie by Carissa Browning

R2D2 Beanie

Carissa’s beanie comes with a couple 3D elements, if you want to make your hat into a sculpture!

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Applique
  • Colorwork

46. Erik’s Imperial Logo Hat by Emmjae

Erik's Imperial Logo Hat

Need to represent the dark side? This hat will make it clear what side you’re on.

Skills needed:

  • Seaming
  • Colorwork

47. Felted Baby Yoda Hat by Sunshyne Leland

Felted Baby Yoda Hat

This Yoda hat would be the perfect piece for a Yoda costume. Bonus points if your child is good at tumbling and jumping.

Skills needed:

  • Seaming
  • I-Cord
  • Felting

48. You Seek Yoda Hat by Nancy Lutz

You Seek Yoda Hat

Looking for a Yoda hat for adults? Here you go! This one includes child sizes as well and does not require felting.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting

49-50. Storm Trooper Beanie or R2D2 Beanie by Lorraine Prior

Storm Trooper Beanie R2D2 Beanie

This is another hat pattern that uses one of the above charts, but builds the hat around it. This is probably for more advanced knitters.

Skills needed:

  • Seaming
  • Colorwork
  • Chart reading

51. Space Princess Hat by Fiber Flux / Jennifer Dickerson

Space Princess Hat

This hat doubles as a costume and super warm winter hat/earmuffs combo. Comes in adult and child sizes!

Skills needed:

  • Seaming OR in-the-round knitting

52. Baby Yoda Knit Hat by Shinah Chang

Baby Yoda Knit Hat

This Yoda hat is specifically for babies and does not require felting. This is probably the closest you’re going to get to a true-to-size Yoda.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting

Scarves

53. Star Wars Double Knit Scarf by notanicedragon

Star Wars Double Knit Scarf

This clever double knit scarf has a dark side and a light side, so you can change depending on your mood.

Skills needed:

  • Double-knitting
  • Chart reading
  • Colorwork

54. Pick Your Side Cowl by Tricothon

Pick your Side Cowl

This double-knit infinity cowl also lets you pick between the dark side and the light side. The author promises little finishing and a quick knit.

Skills needed:

  • Double-knitting
  • Chart reading
  • Colorwork

Home Goods

55. Star Wars Golf Club Covers by Katie LeComte

Star Wars Golf Club Covers

I had no idea that Star Wars fans and golf fans overlapped, but I was proven wrong. So, this is for the Star Wars/golfing fans in your life (or you, if you’re the Star Wars/golfing fan).

Skills needed:

  • Duplicate stitch
  • In-the-round knitting

56. Lightsaber Chapstick Cozie by Robin Barnhill

Lightsaber Chapstick Cozie

Always losing your chapstick? Making a cozy keeps it from disappearing, and a lightsaber cozy will make it extra awesome. Make another for your friend so you can have lightsaber duels.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork
  • Appliqued

57-58. Rebel Alliance Cushion and Empire Attack Cushion by Linda D. Shoup

Rebel Alliance Cushion

Looking for the perfect cushion to keep yourself comfortable during your inevitable Star Wars marathons? Pick your side or make them both and fight with your friends.

Skills needed:

  • Seaming
  • Colorwork

59. R2D2 Can Cozy by Robin Barnhill

R2D2 Can Cozy

I recently discovered koozies were a thing (I don’t know, it just never was a thing in my life, but coworkers have informed me that it IS and I was missing out). I don’t think I’d mind them if they were all as cute as this R2D2 koozie.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Chart reading
  • Colorwork

60. Lifesize R2D2 Cozy by Sarah Rudder

Lifesize R2D2 Cozy

Though this was made to be a yarn bomb pattern, it’s easy to convert it to different sizes and different projects. I’m rather fond of that giant R2D2 plushie variant.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork
  • Embroidery

61. Yoda Baby Bottle Cozy by Gabrielle Thériault

Yoda baby bottle cozy

This Yoda bottle cozy makes the perfect baby shower gift for nerdy parents. Forget sweaters (though those hats will be really cute on babies), this is where it’s at.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Embroidery

Toys

62. Felted Light Saber by Sara Przybylski

Felted Light Saber

This lightsaber toy is full sized and great for actual and totally legitimate lightsaber duels that don’t end in loss of limb or life.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork
  • Felting

63. Death Star by Nicole Kostelec

Death Star

This toy seems to have gotten around that pesky fatal flaw of the original Death Star, making it probably the most indestructible Death Star ever, though… you know, significantly less deadly.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork

64. Fettish by Elisabetth Kleven

Fettish

This plushie is only the head of Boba Fett and would make an adorable keychain or hacky sack.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork
  • Duplicate stitch
  • Embroidery

65. Yodagurumi by Valerie Johnson

Yodagurumi

This cute knitted amigurumi is based on the above baby bottle cozy and is just as cute, just for a slightly older audience.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Embroidery

66. Mace Windu’s Jedi Lightsaber by Carolyn Joan

Mace Windu's Jedi Lightsaber

If you want to have a very specific lightsaber, you could do much worse than Mace Windu’s weapon.

Skills needed:

  • In-the-round knitting
  • Colorwork
  • Duplicate stitch

More Star Wars Knitting Patterns?

I’ve thankfully only begun to scratch the surface of Star Wars fandom. We’ll be sure to revisit soon, after the movie has been out for some time and everyone’s had a chance to process their joy. Can’t wait to see some BB-8 patterns!

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