Eight Geeky Crochet and Knitting Patterns to Get Started On

Living in the southern U.S., it’s hard to get interested in balls of yarn during the heat of summer. But when fall kicks in, I always want to start crocheting or knitting. Here are patterns (many of them free!) for eight projects to kick start your cool-weather crafting:

Crochet

Fingerless Iron Man gloves

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Image by Louie’s Loops

Baby Groot

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Image by Twinkie Chan

Ewok hood cowl

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Image by Amber Flowers on Ravelry

Gir

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Image by April Draven Designs

Bonus—your crochet projects will be even more fun if you’re doing them with a sonic screwdriver or light saber.

Knitting

Baby Dalek dress

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Image by Allison Bitter on Ravelry

One Ring Scarf

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Image by Samako on Ravelry

Sherlock wallpaper pillow

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Image by Andrea “Trooperschaf” on Ravelry

Bat’leth scarf

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Image by Kimberly Gintar on Ravelry

 

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By day, Ruth works to make open source software communities better. The rest of the time, she makes things, which means her husband and kids know to watch out for stray sewing pins and to ask before eating anything made of fondant.