The breakout star from the new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, for me anyway, was the Porg. Everyone saw them in the previews and was like "awww! Porgs!" But when Chewbacca was sitting there roasting a Porg over an open fire and that little Porg stood there pleading with him not to take a bite, how could you not fall in love with them?! So cute.
There are lots of super cute Porg patterns with lots of realistic detail and you should definitely buy those patterns because they're amazing. If you want a quick Porg fix and you're kind of a new crocheter, I've written an easy tutorial that's based on my popular "Baby Monsters Amigurumi". Add some color changes, duck feet, and wings, and you've got yourself a Porg.
Star Wars Porg Baby Monster Pattern
Worsted weight yarn: Taupe (A), Gold (B), White (C)
*I used Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Black embroidery floss
Black 15mm safety eyes (you can use 12mm if you can't find 15mm)
E/3.5mm crochet hook
R1: Starting at the top of the Porg’s head, with worsted weight yarn A (taupe) and an E hook, make an adjustable ring, chain (ch) 1, and single crochet (sc) 6 stitches into the ring. Pull the ring closed with the loose yarn tail.
R2: 2sc into each st (12)
R3: (2sc into next st, sc into next st)* rep around (18)
R4: 2 Sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, change to gold yarn B, (2 Sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) four times for a total of 16 gold sts, change to taupe yarn A, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 (24 sts)
R5: Sc in next 4, change to yarn B, sc in next 6, change to white yarn C, sc in next 4, change to yarn B, sc in next 6, change to yarn A, sc in next 4 (24 sts)
R6: Sc in next 4, change to yarn B, sc in next 5, change to yarn C, sc in next 6, change to yarn B, sc in next 5, change to yarn A, sc in next 4 (24 sts)
R7: Sc in next 5, with B sc in next 4, with C sc in next 6, with B sc in next 4, with A sc in next 5 (24 sts)
(Cut yarn B--you're done with it!)
R8-13: Sc in next 8, with white C sc in next 8, with A sc in next 8 (24 sts)
Fasten off. Set aside.
Join yarn B at front loop of first st of white on bottom rnd of Body (see photo) with a sl st, ch 3, 2 dc in front loop. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Repeat for second foot by joining at last st of white on last round of body.
R1: With white yarn C, make an adjustable ring, chain (ch) 1, and single crochet (sc) 6 stitches into the ring. Pull the ring closed.
R2: 2 sc into each st (12)
R3: (2 sc into next st, sc into next st)* rep to end of rnd (18)
R4: (sc into next st, 2sc into next st, sc into next st)* rep to end of rnd (24)
Insert eyes into Head between R5 and R6, 4 sts apart. Insert stuffing into Body and sew Base to Head/Body.
Wings (Make 2):
With yarn A, ch 10. Trc in 5th ch from hook and next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch. Fasten off and weave in one yarn tail. Weave in second yarn tail and use it to sew wing to body as shown.
Use a scrap of yarn B and a yarn needle to make eyelids. Stitch two diagonal stitches across tops of eyes as shown. Weave in ends.
Use an embroidery needle and black embroidery floss to stitch two tiny nostrils and an upside down V shape for the mouth.
For a Christmas tree ornament, cut a string (I used baker's twine) 6" long, knot ends, insert hook into top of Head, pull up a loop and pull ends through loop.
Merry Christmas and enjoy your Porgs!
*There are a few links in this article that will give me a little kickback if you order something! Thanks for playing.