Big Porg Energy

Back when The Last Jedi came out, porgs became the top suggestion for things I should make. I didn’t like those stupid little squawkers, but I made one anyway. Then I wrote a pattern for it so that people can make their own (and selfishly so people would stop asking me to make one for them!). Since then I’ve made many porgs that I’ve dropped around the world, but this time I wanted to try something different.

The chunky yarn crochet trend has been going on, and I finally gave it a shot. I took a trip to the craft store, picked up some skeins of bulky yarn, and got to work. Several hours later, I had a not-so-little monster on my hands.

Say hello to MEGA PORG! So chonky. So porg-y. Still an annoying squawking penguin-hamster.

Little porg for scale.

A few things I’ve learned about using bulky yarn:

  • I didn’t realize how expensive that stuff was??
  • I’m finally seeing why people think chenille is such a pain in the ass. You can’t see your stitches, and it sheds EVERYWHERE. I’m still finding bits of white and terra cotta fuzz in random places.
  • Obvious one, but it takes up a lot of space! So now I’ve got a bunch of leftover bulky yarn taking over my yarn cabinet. Guess I gotta make more chunky stuff!

All that being said, the results are fun, and it’s an easy way to size up on projects without multiplying the stitches or rewriting a pattern!

Same pattern, two different sized porgs!

At any rate, I’ll be dropping the big porg at SDCC! Find this big dopey penguin-hamster there and it’s yours to keep! And if you don’t find it at SDCC, you can make your own from my FREE pattern! Just in time to make your own army of porgs before Star Wars day next week! As for Mega Porg, it’ll be fun for me to figure out how to hide this not-so-little buddy at SDCC in July!

If you’ve never followed my drops before, here’s what you need to know:

  1. Follow me on Instagram or twitter for updates on new critters!
  2. When the time comes, follow my tweets or my Instagram stories to track the drops, where I’ll post hints on where I’ve dropped them for a lucky finder!
  3. Follow the hashtag #CRITTERDROP to filter out my tweets if you want to see the ones pertaining to the drops only (this only applies to Twitter).
  4. If you find a critter, let me know that you found it! Please check in if you find a critter. Each one is tagged with a card with my contact info, I just ask for two things if you find one: 1) Send me a photo of your new friend, and 2) Let me know where the critter’s new home will be so I can add it to my map! I do this knowing that there’s a potential that anyone could swipe the critter and never get back to me on it, but it doesn’t make it any less disheartening when one goes missing.

Pick your social media poison and join the hunt!

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