Crochet Chewbacca Amigurumi

My Star Wars inspired Crochet Chewbacca is a free pattern here on my blog! This quick crochet pattern is an excellent gift idea for any Star Wars fan in your life. Keep scrolling for the free pattern and video tutorial!

My Star Wars inspired Crochet Chewbacca is a free pattern here on my blog!


Pattern Design + Construction:

I'm excited to share my free crochet pattern for this adorable little Chewbacca amigurumi! He is the cutest Star Wars marathon companion and a quick crochet project! He's also the perfect friend for my Crochet Baby Yoda. My favorite Star Wars characters are the cute animals/aliens that don't 'talk' very much! I want to design an Ewok too! :)


Using simple stitches, this free pattern is beginner to intermediate level amigurumi. It's comprised of the body, arms, and head which are stuffed and stitched together using a tapestry needle. His furry hair is created by brushing the yarn out and his bag is crocheted separately. The finished crochet Chewbacca measures approximately 8" tall. You could easily increase the yarn weight and hook size to make a larger Chewie if you'd like!


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Yarn:

I chose medium (4) worsted weight yarn for my crochet Chewbacca design, to go along with my Baby Yoda. I enjoy working with worsted weight yarn in most of my projects since it's affordable, versatile, durable and abundantly available in most local craft stores. You could easily substitute for another worsted weight yarn as long as the ounces per gram are similar.


For this tutorial, I'm using the following yarn:

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g. in the color Café Latte

  • Red Heart Super Saver, Medium 4, 7 oz / 198 g. in the color Coffee

  • Yarn Bee Yarn ID, Medium 4, 5 oz / 252 yd in the color Oats

For the light beige/cream on his bag, I think Red Heart Super Saver in the color Buff would be a good substitute as well.

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in the color Cafe Latte used for Crochet Chewbacca!


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Stitches:

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

  • Chain

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • Slip Stitch

  • Magic Circle

  • SC dec - Single Crochet Decrease

  • * - Repeat sequence until the end of the round


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Crochet Chewbacca Amigurumi - Free Pattern


Legs & Torso:

With light brown yarn,


Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch (12 stitches)


Rounds 3-6: SC in each stitch (12 stitches)


Chain 1, tie off with a short tail and pull through the chain stitch to secure; set aside


Second Leg:

Repeat Rounds 1-6 without tying off after Round 6



Round 7: After the last stitch of round 6, SC directly into the 6th row of the other leg and continue to SC all the way around both legs (24 stitches)


Rounds 8-12: SC in each stitch (24 stitches)


Round 13: SC decrease, SC in the next 4 stitches* (20 stitches)


Round 14: SC in each (20 stitches)


Round 15: SC decrease, SC in the next 3 stitches* (16 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1 and tie off pulling through the chain stitch to secure

Add stuffing; set aside


This quick crochet pattern is an excellent gift idea for any Star Wars fan in your life.

Arms:

With light brown


Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: 2 SC in the first stitch, SC in the next stitch (9 stitches)


Rounds 3-9: SC in each (9 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1 and tie off pulling through the chain to secure.

The only stuffing for the arms is the remaining tail from where we began the magic circle. Use the tie off tail and a tapestry needle to stitch the opening closed and attach arm to the torso.



Head:

With light brown


Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6, pull tight (6 stitches)


Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch (12 stitches)


Round 3: 2 SC in the first, SC in the next stitch* (18 stitches)


Round 4: 2 SC in the first, SC in the next two stitches* (24 stitches)


Round 5: 2 SC in the first, SC in the next three stitches* (30 stitches)


Rounds 6-8: SC in each stitch (30 stitches)


Round 9: SC decrease, SC in the next 4 stitches* (25 stitches)



Round 10: SC in each stitch (25 stitches)


Round 11: SC decrease, SC in the next 3 stitches* (20 stitches)


Round 12: SC in each stitch (20 stitches)


Round 13: In the front loops only, 2 SC in the first, SC in the next 4 stitches* (25 stitches)


Slip stitch, chain 1 and tie off with a long tail pulling through the chain to secure.


This free pattern for crochet chewbacca amigurumi is beginner to intermediate friendly.

Face:

  • Attach the safety eyes.

  • Using dark brown yarn and a tapestry needle, stitch a little nose between the eyes (I went over the nose several times to get the desired thickness).

After the face is complete, add stuffing to the head and use the long tail to attach the head to the torso.


Tie off and weave in any loose ends; trim any excess yarn.


Crochet Chewbacca is the perfect companion for my crochet Baby Yoda design!

Bag:

With dark brown yarn, chain 6


Rows 1-8: SC in each (5 stitches)

Chain 1, tie off with a short tail and pull through the chain to secure.

  • Fold the work in half, creating a bag shape.

  • Join to what would be the bottom right corner of the bag.

  • Slip stitch from the bottom to the top of the right side through both sides of the bag to connect.



  • Without tying off, chain 20 (this will be the strap; make sure it is not twisted)

  • Without tying off, slip stitch down the left side of the bag from top to bottom, joining the other side of the bag

  • Chain 1, turn

  • SC down the side we've just finished, across the chain stitches and down the other side.

  • Slip stitch, chain 1, tie off pulling through the chain stitch to secure.

With cream yarn

Using a tapestry needle, stitch 'vertical dashes' onto the strap of the bag.



Hair:

This step is optional, but is so much fun and adds character! This was my first adventure creating amigurumi hair, so I started on the backside to get the feel for the right brush strokes.

  • Leaving his bag off, brush vigorously in the direction you want the hair to fall (It was definitely a Goldilocks situation for how hard to brush...not too hard...not too soft...but juuuust right!)

  • Make sure to cover the eyes and nose so you don't brush them out! I just used my finger to cover them up.

Once you're happy with his hair, place the bag over his shoulder!



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Chat with you soon,

Heather Corinne





OTHER FREE PATTERNS:

Other Free Patterns:

Baby Yoda Cozy / Yoda Coasters / Baby Yoda Amigurumi


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