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Whether or not you watched “The Mandalorian” on Disney Plus, you must have spoken about Baby Yoda before. This little green cutie has hit the internet and has become the latest pop culture obsession in a matter of days.
Of course, there is a lot of money to be made from television and movie characters who set the World Wide Web on fire. Official Baby Yoda merchandise – or “The Child” as Disney calls it – is on the way, but you’ll have to be patient for a bit. In the spring, the first Disney Baby Yoda plush toy will be available online and in Walmart stores (you can now register for a notification in the store).
But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own Baby Yoda at home while you wait for your official fuzzy merch to arrive.
Etsy shop PhilaeArtes is selling a $ 5 crochet pattern so you can do just that.
HOW. CUTE. Just look at it when it’s curled up. And those ears!
It’s a crocheted amigurumi pattern – amigurumi is simply the Japanese tradition of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed thread creatures. To create the pattern you need to know how to make a “magic circle”, crochet stitches (plus increases and decreases), and switch to a different thread color.
Many crocheters have left positive reviews on the pattern, with many commenting that it was easy to follow.
You can also purchase Baby Yoda socks while you’re on Etsy.
This is just the beginning of the Baby Yoda merchandise. Another official product on the way is the Baby Yoda Funko Pop figure, which will be available in standard and larger (10-inch) versions from May 2020. You can pre-order now at Shop Disney, Walmart and Amazon.
Other items, such as this 500-piece “Mandalorian” jigsaw puzzle featuring Baby Yoda, are available for pre-order prior to their December 30, 2019 release date.
Some official merchandise items are already available. The Amazon Mandalorian Shop offers a range of t-shirts in adult and youth sizes, such as this “Precious Cargo” pocket t-shirt.
But you still have to wait for a plush!
In a few months the shelves will be crammed with Baby Yoda of various shapes and sizes. Until then, let the needles click!