After asking his girlfriend what his favourite things were, I decided to go with something Star Wars. One of my favourite blogs, Pops de Milk, has a pattern for a crochet Death Star pillow, so I decided that might be quite fun to make, and would be something practical they could pop on the couch or a chair, instead of just something that would sit on a shelf.
This was quite a large project, but with aran weight yarn and a quite chunky hook, it came together in a couple of evenings. I bought two balls of yarn for this, but literally must have used about a metre of the second ball! So I have some grey leftover for some other future project.
Making the actual ball was pretty quick and easy, but stitching on the details took a little while at the end. I just used the pictures on Pops de Milk's post for reference and sort of made it up, but she does have a video you can watch for more detail on how she does the surface stitches.
- Drops Alaska.
- Light Grey Mix.
- Stylecraft Special Aran.