Mandalorian Ornament Free Crochet Pattern


Mandalorian Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Hey all! T’is the season and I’m kicking it off right here with my first crochet ornament pattern of the year! You may remember a little someone I whipped up last year with pointy green ears and giant cute eyes?! (Spoiler: It was Baby Yoda, AKA the Child). Well, I am definitely still riding the Mandalorian train so this year I thought it fitting to make Baby Yoda’s better half.

Mandalorian not your thing? No worries, check out previous years’ ornament collections and you’re sure to find something cute and Christmasy to whip up! Here are the etsy listings for each collection (2019, 2018, 2017) but each pattern is also available on the blog for free. Just use the search bar to find one!

The Details

As usual, this pattern is made in the same style as my Ragdoll patterns; separate pieces worked in flat rows and then joined together to give them that unique 2-D look. This ornament has just 3 pieces.

This pattern incorporates the tapestry (or intarsia) crochet technique and has a bit of colour-work involved so please be sure to read the “Reading this Pattern” section!

The finished measurements are approximately 10cmx10cm/4″x4″.

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Reading this Pattern and Colour Changes:

Everything is worked in single crochet stitches, unless otherwise specified. So, in order to indicate the colour-changes, I have omitted the usual “sc” in front of the stitch counts in lines with colour-changes and I’ve used the associated colour letter instead. Here are some examples:

  • “LGinc” means to work a sc increase in Light Grey yarn.
  • “LG10, DG7” means to work the next 10 sc in Light Grey and the next 7 sc in Dark Grey.

Due to the colour-changes, you will have two or three balls of yarn attached to your project at once. For example, cut off a couple of small balls of Dark Grey or Light Grey yarn so that you can use one on each side of the face. That way, you do not need to carry it all the way across the back of the panel (but it’s cool if you’d rather carry it!). Do not crochet the unused yarn inside the stitch; always carry it on the back.

When changing colours, you will insert your hook into the stitch for the last stitch of Colour X and pull up a loop. Then, with Colour Y, yarn over and complete the stitch by pulling through both loops with Colour Y. Drop your working yarn in Colour X and continue with Colour Y. You will pick your Colour X working yarn back up again on the way back in the next row when you need it.

Make sure to always drop your yarn on the WRONG side of your panel! This will be different depending on whether you’re working an odd or even row. So, for the front panel, whenever you are working an odd-numbered row (row 1, 3, 5, etc), the right side of your panel will be facing you. When you’re working an even-numbered row, the wrong side will be facing you.

Colour legend:

LG – Light Grey

DG – Dark Grey

B – Black

Terms and Stitches:

Ch – Chain

Slst – Slip stitch

Sc – Single Crochet (again, in rows with colour changes, sc stitches will be indicated with the Colour Legend letter instead of “sc”)

Inc – Increase. Work a regular sc increase

Dec – Decrease. Work a regular sc decrease


Front Body Panel:

You will make 1 panel using a 2.75mm hook. Start with Light Grey. The panel is worked from the bottom up. 

Row 1: In Light Grey ch 23, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 chs, in Dark Grey sc 1, in Light Grey sc 1, in Black sc 4, in Light Grey sc 1, in Dark Grey sc 1, in Light Grey sc 7 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-3: LG7, DG1, LG1, B4, LG1, DG1, LG7 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 4-5: LG6, DG2, LG1, B4, LG1, DG2, LG6 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 6: LG5, DG3, LG1, B4, LG1, DG3, LG5 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 7: LG4, DG3, LG2, B4, LG2, DG3, LG4 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 8: LG2, DG4, LG3, B4, LG3, DG4, LG2 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 9: DG5, LG4, B4, LG4, DG5 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 10: DG3, LG5, B6, LG5, DG3 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 11: LG7, B8, LG7 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 12: LG4, B14, LG4 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 13-14: LG1, B20, LG1 (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

All remaining rows are worked entirely in Light Grey.

Row 15: Sc across (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 16: Dec, sc 18, dec (20 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 17-18: Sc across (20 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Dec, sc 16, dec (18 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Sc across (18 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 21: Dec, sc 14, dec (16 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Dec, sc 12, dec (14 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Dec, sc 10, dec (12 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 24: Dec twice, sc 4, dec twice (8 sts).

Tie off. Set aside for assembly later.

Back Body Panel:

Using 2.75mm hook and Light Grey yarn. The back panel is worked exactly the same as the front panel except it’s worked entirely in Light Grey without any colour-work.

Row 1: In Light Grey ch 23, sc across (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-15: Sc across (22 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 16: Dec, sc 18, dec (20 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 17-18: Sc across (20 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 19: Dec, sc 16, dec (18 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 20: Sc across (18 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 21: Dec, sc 14, dec (16 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 22: Dec, sc 12, dec (14 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 23: Dec, sc 10, dec (12 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 24: Dec twice, sc 4, dec twice (8 sts).

Tie off. Set aside for assembly later.

Helmet Accent (make 1):

This is the grey ‘bar’ that sits vertically on the top/middle of the helmet. Using a 2.75mm hook and Dark Grey yarn:

Row 1: Ch 4, sc across (3 sts), ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-6: Sc across (3 sts), ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc across (3 sts).

Tie off, leaving a long tail for stitching it on. Set aside for assembly later.


Step 1: Helmet Accents

First, using Dark Grey yarn, surface slst across the row of Light Grey sts directly above the last row (i.e. the top) of the black visor. Tie off and weave in ends to the back.

Next, stitch on the vertical bar to the top of the helmet.

Step 2: Joining Panels

Here are the pieces you should now have at this step.


Place the two panels together, matching up all sides and colours.

Make sure the front is facing you as you crochet around the outside.

Starting on the left side at the top, begin attaching the panels together by inserting your hook through both panels and single crocheting around the outside edge of the panels starting in Light Grey.

Switch to Dark Grey when you get to the Dark Grey “cheek” area and back to Light Grey.

In the bottom corners crochet the following to create a sharp corner:

Corners: (Sc, ch 1, sc) all into the same st

Crochet across the bottom and up the other side; switch to Dark Grey yarn and back again where appropriate.

Stuff your ornament firmly.

Continue crocheting up and around the top of the helmet, topping up stuffing after every 2 or 3 sts. Use the back of your crochet hook to even out the stuffing and keep the shape of the top of the helmet nice and curved.

When you are satisfied with the stuffing, close with a slst to first st. Tie off. With your tapestry needle, poke the yarn tail back inside the piece. Add the loop for hanging, and you’re done!

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5 thoughts on “Mandalorian Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

  1. The color changes on the front panel are killing me. I have lost count of the times I have had to pull out every stitch and start again. Do you have a video tutorial for this? I didn’t find one under your video tutorial tab, and the video spot on this page is always different and never shows the Mandalorian ornament. 🙁 I apparently just do not get your color changing written directions at all, and every way I try to change the yarn always ends up the same, one hot mess. The front panel is the only piece I have left before joining everything together. I really want to finish this ornament, but I am going to need your help to do it please.

  2. Thank you so very much. I will check that out and work on this one. I almost have the Baby Yoda one done. I’m just waiting for the eyes to be delivered today! They are super cute and will look awesome on our Geek tree. 🙂

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