Even if you haven’t seen or kept up with the new Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, (I’ve watched all of two episodes as of writing this) you’ll have certainly seen meme upon meme of the ADORABLE , well, lets just call it “Baby Alien”. I would normally share a favorite or two but that content is getting slapped on lockdown 🤣
Lots of crochet patterns of the alien have been popping up and I definitely had to make one! I gravitated towards Storyland Amis tiny version. Mainly because I enjoy shorter, quick-rewarding projects, and also because her patterns are extremely well written, clear to follow and come with plenty of detailed pictures! I did however make a few changes to Holly’s pattern to make the alien look more like the one from the show. After messaging her she agreed to let me share the adjustments I made here! My pattern writing is a little rusty (I haven’t posted since Feburary, what?!), but I hope I’ve written things clear enough for you all to follow!
*I am only sharing small sections of pattern that I altered & wrote. To get started pop on over to the Storyland Amis shop to purchase a copy of the pattern here.
I picked up some loops & threads impeccable yarn for this project b/c they were on sale and the colors were perfect! Colors used were: Soft taupe- collar, Walnut Tweed- robe & arms, Forest- head & body
Pattern adjustments: ears and arms were made larger, robe was completely redone, body done completely in green, arms are attached to robe instead of body. Hook size I kept the same as the pattern, but I changed the safety eye size to 15mm.
Terms (US): sc-single crochet, st-stitch, sl st- slip st, dc- double crochet, hdc- half double crochet, dec- decrease, inc – increase, flo- front loop only
Ears (make 2)
Ch 8, 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, 2hdc in next ch, sc in the next 3 ch, sl st in last ch. Rotate work 180 degrees as directed in the pattern and continue, sl st, sc in the next 3, 1 hdc in next, 1 dc in last ch, fasten off leaving a long tail to sew to head.
Row 1: ch 22, sl st to first ch to work in the round
Rows 2-4: ch 1, sc in same st, 21 sc, sl st to first sc (22 sc)
Row 5: sc 9, dec, sc 9, dec (20 sc)
Row 5a: sl st loosely around
Row 6: change color for collar, *sc 3, inc**, rep from* 4 more times (25 sc)
Row 7: *sc 4, inc**, rep from * 4 more times (30 sc)
Row 8: in flo, ch1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 29 st, sl st to first hdc (30 hdc)
Fasten off and weave in ends. I chose not to attach the robe to the head/body, but if you’d like too just leave a long tail at this point.
Arms (make 2)
Ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 2, rotate your work 180 degrees (like with the ears) and sl st 3 down the other side, fasten off and leave a tail for sewing onto the robe. Slip finished Robe onto body and done!
These little guys work up quickly and would make awesome last minute gifts! Remember these are just some small changes I made to Storyland Amis pattern, so make sure to purchase the full version here! Special thanks to Holly for letting me share my alterations here on the blog and for such a cute pattern!
Happy Holidays & Happy Hooking!