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Baby Yoda Inspired Amigurumi (Free Crochet Pattern)

Dear fellow crocheters,

I'm pretty late to jump on this bandwagon, as the Mandalorian TV series has been out for a good few months already, but better late than never!


    My husband and I recently watched Season 1 of the Mandalorian and were struck by how adorable Baby Yoda is!!  I don't know much about the Star Wars universe, but I do know that "The Child" is absolutely precious and I now get what the hype is over this little fella!

    I wanted to recreate one for my husband, so I set out designing it in yarn form!  Designing his head and ears was actually super fun!

    I also had to make Yoda with his plump, little body.  Look at those chubby legs!

    Here's a shot of him getting stitched together so he wasn't all in pieces.  He's pretty cute without clothes too, wouldn't you agree?

    I couldn't let him go running around butt-naked and without his trademark outfit, so I whipped up a little jacket for him, and then a collar / scarf sort of thing to wrap around his neck.

    I also dabbed the insides of his ears and his cheeks with a pink blush powder.  Easy-peasy!  So here's my little guy, all finished, standing at his proud height of 4.75 inches (~12 centimeters)!

    I had a lot of fun designing my version of Baby Yoda and would love to share the free pattern with you!  The finished doll is sure to bring smiles and make a wonderful, handmade gift for any Star Wars fan!

    I just love how he fits into my hands.  I think he's so cute that I want to make an entire army of these Baby Yoda inspired dolls now!


    I've crocheted an even tinier version, which I call the Tiny Baby Yoda (free pattern)!  This design comes with a complete video tutorial on my YouTube channel as well.

    If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other free patterns that I share on my blog!

    Get the PDF Pattern

    Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), you can get it from my shop or Ravelry. 


    Free Crochet Pattern

    Disclaimer -- I do not own the rights to The Child character or their likeness. It is a registered trademark of LucasFilms.

    Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.

    Basic Pattern Information

    The Baby Yoda Doll is a cute, miniature version of our beloved Star Wars character from the Mandalorian TV series!  Also known as “The Child”, Baby Yoda is sure to bring smiles and make a wonderful handmade gift for any Star Wars fan!  This little amigurumi is quick to work up, and he’s so adorable that you’ll want to crochet an entire army of chibi Baby Yodas.

    The PDF pattern file includes instructions to guide you through the entire doll-making process and includes numerous photo references with clear, written instructions.

    • Height: 4.75 inches (12 cm)

    • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Beginner 
    • Requires stitches used (below), attaching yarn, and sewing parts together.

    Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
    • FO: fasten off 
    • MR: magic ring 
    • Ch: chain 
    • Sl st: slip stitch 
    • Sc: single crochet 
    • Inc: increase 
    • Dc: double crochet 
    • Fdc: foundation dc (video tutorial available)


    Crochet Instructions

    Important Notes (Read before beginning!)
    • Use the 2.75mm hook and green yarn for all body parts (head, arms, legs, body).
    • Use the 3.75mm hook for all clothing pieces (collar, jacket). Use light brown yarn for the collar, and dark brown yarn for the jacket.
    • Video tutorials for the foundation dc and adding blush are available and embedded in the pattern below.

    R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
    R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
    R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts)
    R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts)
    R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts)
    R6-R7: Sc around. (30 sts)
    R8: (Sc 4, inc) x 6. (36 sts)
    R9-R10: Sc around. (36 sts)
    R11: (Sc 4, dec) x 6. (30 sts)
    R12: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts)
    R13: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts)
    FO and weave in the ends.  Insert 10mm plastic safety eyes eyes between R8-R9, 8 stitches apart.

    Ears (x2)
    R1: In MR, sc 4. (4 sts)
    R2: (Sc, inc) x 2. (6 sts)
    R3: (Sc 2, inc) x 2. (8 sts)
    R4: (Sc 3, inc) x 2. (10 sts)
    R5: (Sc 4, inc) x 2. (12 sts)
    R6: (Sc 3, inc) x 3. (15 sts)
    R7: (Sc 4, inc) x 3. (18 sts)
    R8: Sc around. (18 sts)
    FO with a long tail for sewing later.

    Arms (x2)
    R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
    R2-R8: Sc around. (6 sts)
    FO with a long tail for sewing later.
    Legs (x2) & Body
    Note: Detailed, step-by-step visual references are available for the Body’s R1 (Joining Row) in the PDF pattern download.

    LEGS (x2): 
    R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts)
    R2: Inc around. (12 sts)
    R3: Sc around. (12 sts)
    R4: Sc 4, dec 2, sc 4. (10 sts)
    R5-R7: Sc around. (10 sts)
    FO for the first leg, but do not FO for the second. Continue with R1 of the ‘Body.’

    R1 (Joining Row): Holding the second leg you made, ch 3. Join with a sc to the first leg, then sc 9 around that leg. Sc 3 across one side of the chain. Sc 10 around the second leg. Sc 3 across the other side of the chain. (26 sts)
    R2-R6: Sc around. (26 sts)
    R7: (Sc 11, dec) x 2. (24 sts)
    R8: (Sc 6, dec) x 3. (21 sts)
    R9: (Sc 5, dec) x 3. (18 sts)
    FO with a long tail for sewing later.

    Collar (Scarf)
    Fdc 24. (Starting ch is included as a dc.)
    FO with a long tail for sewing later.

    Need a tutorial on the foundation double crochet (fdc)?

    Note: Detailed, step-by-step visual references are available for the Jacket in the PDF pattern download.

    R1: Fdc 22. (Starting ch is included as a dc.)
    R2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc). Dc across. (22 sts)
    R3: Ch 3, dc 8. Ch 3, sl st in next st. Sl st 2. Sl st, ch 3. Dc in next st. Dc 8.

    FO and weave in the ends.  Fold your body panels in half, so that instead of being 22 sts in height, it is now 11 sts.  Sew the bottom 6 sts together.  The last 10 sts would be unworked for now as the sleeve holes.  Sew the back of both body panel pieces together, leaving the front flaps open.  Continue with the ‘Sleeves’ section below.

    Attach yarn to the armhole.
    Ch 3, dc around. Join with a sl st to the first dc. (10 sts)
    FO and weave in the ends.  Repeat on the other side.

    Finishing Instructions

    1. Stuff the head and body well.  Using a yarn needle, sew both arms to the body.
    2. Crease the top edge of the ears and sew them to both sides of the head.
    3. Sew the head to the body.  Make sure to add any final bits of stuffing before sewing the opening shut.
    4. Help Baby Yoda wear his jacket, and then his collar/scarf.  You may use the long tail end of the collar to stitch it in place.
    5. Finally, add blush to Baby Yoda’s cheeks and the insides of his ears using blush powder and a q-tip.
    Need a tutorial on adding blush?

    And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing your Baby Yoda!

    Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

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    Best wishes,