I try to keep my ear to the ground for any Star Wars related news, so when this behind-the-scenes video was released for the new Star Wars movie, I was over the moon.
I’ve watched it several times and paused it in multiple places to try and get a better look at all of the cool stuff.
One little thing in particular stood out though (poorly done screen grab by me):
THISISADORABLEANDINEEDONENOW, I thought to myself, completely reasonably.
A quick duck over to wookiepedia, and I found out these adorable little puffin/penguin/marmoset creatures are called porgs. (Their babies are called porglets – gah!) They are force-sensitive creatures that live on Ahch-To, the island where Luke is holed up at the end of The Force Awakens.
The porg in the screen grab above is animatronic – the hand belongs to someone working behind-the-scenes. Also, thank you for including the hand, Star Wars people, so that I know how big a porg is.
Well, I don’t know if these little guys are featured in one throw-away shot in the movie or if they have a bigger part to play – IT DOESN’T MATTER – I must be accompanied by one when I see the movie in December.
So, here is my porg, based on the screen grabs from the video.
I’m not sure what their feet look like (I’ve seen some production sketches as well, so that gave me a little more info) so I based the feet off of a puffin’s.
I’m ready for December!
9 thoughts on “A New (Porg) Hope”
You beat me to designing one. Please tell me you plan to release the pattern.
I am actually working on the pattern right now! 🙂
I volunteer as tribute! Er, I mean test crocheter. 😉
Hi Sheryl, I’ve put the pattern up on my etsy shop now!
and I’ll have it on Ravelry soon!
Aaaah! It looks gorgeous 😀 Is there any chance you’ll release the pattern in the near future? 🙂
Thanks, Teresa! I’ve actually just put the pattern up in my etsy shop today:
and I’ll post it up on Ravelry soon!
Cheers 😀 I’ll give it a try soon ^^ Quick question though, do you think it’d work with DK yarn?
I’m sure DK yarn would work fine – I made mine with worsted, which is just a bit thicker. As long as you use the same weight of yarn in all colours, the pattern will work out the same, but the finished Porg will probably be a bit smaller than mine. You also might need a slightly smaller hook – only to make sure that the stuffing doesn’t show through any of the stitches.
Oh, my gosh! One of the cutest Star Wars amigurumi ever!!!