Crocheted Death Star Ornament

Categories: Crochet, Holiday

A new Star Wars movie is coming out this weekend and I know that there are some people in my house that are pretty excited about it. I thought since it is so close to Christmas time it would be fun to add a little Star Wars to our Christmas Tree so I made a little Death Star Christmas Ornament. If you don’t want to use it as an ornament it could easily be made into just a little stuffed Death Star by simply not adding a string to hang it by. Or you can hang it somewhere other than on a Christmas Tree, maybe in an office or a bedroom. It is made by first making two halves of a ball, then slip stitching them together. After that you add some embellishments and stitching to make it look more like a Death Star instead of just a ball. It is a pretty quick project and a fun way to celebrate the new movie coming out and a non-traditional ornament to add to your tree.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil Royal Silk Fiber Fill
Supplies
light gray worsted weight yarn
dark gray worsted weight yarn
G crochet hook
yarn needle
scissors
thick thread or yarn for hanging loop

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Instructions

  • death-star-halves

Step One

First you will make the two halves of the ball. For this project you will join each round rather than crocheting in a spiral, this helps when it is time to embroider lines because you have straight lines to work with.

with light gray yarn, make two

begin with magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc, sl st to first sc (6 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch, sl st to first sc (12 sc)

Round 3: ch 1, [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, sl st to first sc (18 sc)

Round 4: ch 1, [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, sl st to first sc (24 sc)

Round 5: ch 1, [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, sl st to first sc (30 sc)

Round 6: ch 1, [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches, sl st to first sc (36 sc)

Round 7: ch 1, [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5 stitches, sl st to first sc (42 sc)

Round 8-11: ch 1, sc in each stitch, sl st to first sc to join

After the last round finish off and cut yarn

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  • slip-stitch-join

Step Two

Take your two halves and place them together to form a ball.

Slip stitch the two halves together with dark gray yarn by inserting the hook in the back loop of a stitch on each half, pulling up a loop and pulling it through, continue to slip stitch halves together, when you are about halfway around begin stuffing, continue to stuff as you join until the Death Star is firmly stuffed and you have slip stitched all the way around

Cut yarn and weave in end

Step Three

Make the circle appliqué

with dark gray yarn begin with magic ring

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)

Round 3: sl st in bio of each stitch around, finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

 

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Step Four

Add decorations

Sew circle to the top half of the ball

With gray yarn add stitching lines on both halves of the ball, I did mine as follows:

stitch all the way around between the 3rd and 4th rounds, each stitch worked over two stitches

stitch around between the 6th and 7th round, each stitch worked over two stitches

add a vertical stitches between the two rows of stitching and from the second row to just above the middle

 

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Step Five

Add a sting to the top and hang on the Christmas tree