If you haven’t heard of Baby Yoda yet, you need to get out from under the rock you have been living under this whole time, because this little cutie is taking over the Internet and people just can’t get enough of him.
Before we proceed any further, let me give you a quick heads up on who this cute Baby Yoda is and where he came from. So, Disney+ has launched a new series called “The Mandalorian” at the start of November this year. The series is actually a spin off of the Star Wars franchise that tells a story of a bountyhunter Dyn Jarren, and the story happened 5 years after Return Of The Jedi.
Among many other Star Wars characters we already know, there is a character that made millions of people go ‘awww’ and completely fall in love with this cute little fella. Though there’s a quite interesting fact that everyone seems to miss out there.
Ok, I might not be a Star Wars fan, but I’m gonna say it anyways: unless there’s such a thing as Yoda years, Baby Yoda is not really a baby, he is 50 years old y’all. Also, the things in the series are happening 5 years after Return of the Jedi, so Baby Yoda must be a Yoda’s student or something, but not Yoda himself.
Anyways, whatever the truth, Baby Yoda is adorable, and the Internet wouldn’t be what it is if it didn’t turn Baby Yoda into a meme. Thousands of people jumped onto this Baby Yoda train and started to create dolls, animations, figures of a tiny character to show how much they love him.
Allison Hoffman is one of them. Allison is an artist who makes crocheted dolls. Just like many others, she saw the character and couldn’t help but fall in love with him. To show her appreciation, she turned to her most favorite thing in the world – crocheting – and created crocheted Baby Yoda doll that is both unexpectedly accurate looking and absolutely charming.
Allison Hoffman is a self taught crochet artist and she has been mastering her skills since 2007. Back in 2008 Allison released her first patterns, and it was the time Allison decided to make her hobby a full time job. The artist admits: “It takes me an enormous amount of time to make one doll, up to 10 hours, so I thought why not make money out of it?”
The artist even published a book on how to crotch, along with many of her patterns in 2013. The book was quite a success btw. Allison said she wants to write more and we couldn’t be more excited to have more of her books in the future, so bring it on, girl!