It was Jay who suggested I make a Death Star cushion and I eagerly accepted the challenge.
The first several attempts at making this crochet space station were frustrating because I couldn’t get the right spherical shape. This is where the internet (as usual) saved me from pulling out my hair. I found this really awesome sphere pattern calculator and all I did was enter the circumference in stitches (96) and it came up with a pattern for an ideal sphere. The only difficult part was counting and making sure I had the right number of stitches per round because the formula isn’t like your usual increase every x number of stitches by y number of times. So for this project I followed the calculated pattern and then
added slip stitches made single crochet stitches to the back loops of the middle rounds to create the trench.
Download the Death Star PDF pattern here and May the 4th be with you!
*Update* The pattern has been adjusted as I received quite a few questions about what the numbers in the pattern mean. I have also (hopefully) cleared up any confusion on how to start the first round in the Death Star and the super laser. But if there’s still anything that is unclear please send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Another Update* I’ve made a video that explains the first couple of rounds, how to make the trench, and how to make the surface stitches. Check out the youtube video here.
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