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The Cute Side of the Force

Art, Featured — By on July 28, 2011 12:00 am

A short time ago on a website not so far away…

It is a period of creative chaos.  Rebel crocheters, striking forth from Etsy, have won the hearts of Star Wars fans in a reconciliation between a complete lack of functionality and mind-jarring cuteness.  During the battle for yarn-related domination, lucyravenscar managed to create a crochet pattern to sell on Etsy, the Star Wars amigurumi, a by-all-rights useless crocheted figurine with enough adorableness to destroy an entire franchise.  Pursued by a throng of online crafters, lucyravenscar races to online stardom aboard many fan sites, custodian of a method that can save her people from the boredom of crocheting yet another Pokemon figurine and thus restoring freedom to the craft community…

"Size matters not.  Look at me.  Judge me by my size, do you?"  Or by the fact that I'm made of yarn?

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?" Or by the fact that I'm made of yarn?

You will never find a more precious hive of yarn and craftiness.

 

"The more you tighten your grip, Internet, the more craft ideas will slip through your fingers."

"The more you tighten your grip, Internet, the more craft ideas will slip through your fingers."

“I love yarn.”  “I know.”

 

"'Cause no mystical pattern controls my destiny.  It's all a lot of needle tricks and nonsense."

"'Cause no mystical pattern controls my destiny. It's all a lot of needle tricks and nonsense."

“I think my eyes are getting better.  Instead of a big dark blur, I see a tiny, shiny, buttony blur.”

"I'll never turn to the plastic side...I am an amigurumi, like my father before me."

"I'll never turn to the plastic side...I am an amigurumi, like my father before me."

“You’re not my amigurumi creator!!!”

"Hmph.  Adventure.  Heh.  Excitement.  Heh.  An amigurumi craves not these things."

"Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. An amigurumi craves not these things."

“For my ally is the Internet, and a powerful ally it is.”

"We seem to be made to be forwarded back and forth across the Internet.  It's our lot in life."

"We seem to be made to be forwarded back and forth across the Internet. It's our lot in life."

“I am fluent in over six million crocheting techniques…”

"R2, why do you have to be so cute?"

"R2, why do you have to be so cute?"

“Beep, brreeeep, blurby, amigurumi.”

"These are not the amigurumi that we're looking for"

"These are not the amigurumi that we're looking for"

“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

"Perhaps I can find new ways to crochet them."

"Perhaps I can find new ways to crochet them."

“Nothing can stop that now.  Just for once…let me…look on you with my button eyes.”

“He’s more amigurumi now than man; cute and without function.”

"Laugh it up, Yarnball."

"Laugh it up, Yarnball."

“Garhhnnnn….Groghanahannnnnn…Amigurumi…”

"You're a yarny little thing, aren't you?"

"You're a yarny little thing, aren't you?"

“Ayun!  Amigurumi!”

If you want these tiny, adorable things in your own home you can certainly order the pattern off of etsy and crochet them yourself.  Or, rather, you can try.

“Do or do not, there is no try…ing to crochet an amigurumi.”

35 Comments

  1. baron says:

    I would totally buy those since I can’t knit or crochet.

  2. baron says:

    I would totally buy those since I can’t knit or crochet.

  3. Charlotte says:

    Awwwww !! i love them <3

  4. Charlotte says:

    Awwwww !! i love them <3

  5. Sally says:

    Soooooooooo CUTE!!!

  6. Sally says:

    Soooooooooo CUTE!!!

  7. Charly Jo says:

    i love them so amazing!!!! x

  8. Charly Jo says:

    i love them so amazing!!!! x

  9. tom says:

    Thanks, my kids loved these.

  10. tom says:

    Thanks, my kids loved these.

  11. Woodcock says:

    In the immortal words of Chris Rock in Jay and Silent Bob, “George Lucas Gonna Sue Somebody”

  12. Woodcock says:

    In the immortal words of Chris Rock in Jay and Silent Bob, “George Lucas Gonna Sue Somebody”

  13. Bob says:

    The Ewok is very fitting. And all of these remind me of LittleBigPlanet. Wonder why?

  14. Bob says:

    The Ewok is very fitting. And all of these remind me of LittleBigPlanet. Wonder why?

  15. Rachel says:

    I love Ewoks since I saw them in the Empire Strikes Back, some million years ago. And this Ewoks are so cute… thanks for sharing.

  16. Rachel says:

    I love Ewoks since I saw them in the Empire Strikes Back, some million years ago. And this Ewoks are so cute… thanks for sharing.

  17. Dez says:

    where on etsy?
    i really, really need to have that ewok in my life.
    i knit, but i am going to learn to crochet just for him.

  18. Dez says:

    where on etsy?
    i really, really need to have that ewok in my life.
    i knit, but i am going to learn to crochet just for him.

  19. justin says:

    please email me and sell me some of these :)

  20. justin says:

    please email me and sell me some of these :)

  21. Jules says:

    So freaking cute! The yarns you used for Chewy and the Ewok are perfect for their fur. :)

  22. Jules says:

    So freaking cute! The yarns you used for Chewy and the Ewok are perfect for their fur. :)

  23. jammie says:

    i agree with Justin.. i would love it if you would send me a price range on these

  24. jammie says:

    i agree with Justin.. i would love it if you would send me a price range on these

  25. Evo says:

    Brilliant! Pretty cool gift for Star Wars fans (or me…)!

  26. Evo says:

    Brilliant! Pretty cool gift for Star Wars fans (or me…)!

  27. Greg says:

    these are AMAZING. I must have them. How do I get a hold of them???

  28. Greg says:

    these are AMAZING. I must have them. How do I get a hold of them???

  29. Nancy Jordan says:

    Do you sell these?

  30. Miss Cellania says:

    You really should link these to the Etsy site(s) they are on, both to give credit to the original creator, and to help your readers buy them.

    • admin says:

      Miss Cellania,
      I’ve added a link to LucyRavenscar, who I do mention in the piece. She does not sell the figures herself. She sells a pattern so that you can crochet them yourself. The link is now present so that you can travel right to etsy and order the pattern from her. May the force be with you!
      Admin

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