There are plenty of patterns for crocheted and knitted Death Stars, but I ended up doing my own thing for this little Deth Star desk stuffy I made for the Ongoing Wish Swap:
I saw ”Star Wars” and the death star among the wishes and that plus office supplies somehow translated into the need of creating a desk star. Yeah… It’s best to just go with the flow when that happens.
Anyhow, I looked at a few patterns but they were either too big and detailed or too small and simple. I had to improvise.
I mean, it’s pretty much a sphere, right? So I used this pattern as a starting point and then kind of winged it:
The pattern is made for thicker yarn so I needed more rows knitted plain before starting to decrease again. In retrospect I could have knitted a couple more rows. I think this is 8 or 9 instead of 6 rows between increasing and decreasing.
I have no in progress pictures, but since the increases and decreases are done the way they are it looks almost like knitting a cube before stuffing it. I used a sock yarn with a bit of varigation and then duplicate stitched the trench with a darker grey yarn after stuffing it. The disc is crocheted and has some added bling
To give it a bit of weight there’s a glass marble hidden in the stuffing.
All in all a fun knit. It was knitted on high tech Carbonz needles. A joy to work with, and fitting the scifi theme.