Knitted and Stuffed Marvel Thor’s Hammer


Today I’m going to take you through making a knitted and stuffed Marvel Thor’s Hammer. It is a design I came up with myself, and is broken down into easy-to-follow steps with photos.

*Be safe when making this when it will be around little kids/babies and animals. It’s durability and safety depends on how strongly it is put together.*


Knit the individual pieces all in garter stitch (both sides knit).

You will have (from photo below top to bottom, left to right) –

1x CO8, K 59cm (designated A)

2x CO20, K 18cm (designated B)

2x CO8, K 14cm (designated C)

1x CO5, K 34cm (designated D)

(white sections listed under photo)


White wings (it doesn’t matter if these don’t come out in the perfect shape, as you can manoeuvre it when you sew it on).

2x CO10

Row 1: K

Row 2: K9, K1M1

Row 3: M1K1, K….., K1M1

Row 4: K……., K1M1

Rows 5, 6, 7, 8: K all

Row 9: K2tog, K rest

Row 10: K……., K2tog

Row 11: K2tog, K rest

Row 12: K…….., K2tog

Rows 13, 14, 15, 16: K all

Row 17: K2tog, K rest

Row 18: K………, K2tog

Row 19: K2tog, K rest

Row 20: K………., K2tog

Rows 21, 22, 23: K all

Row 24: K………, K2tog

Row 25: K2tog, K rest

Row 26: K………., K2tog

Row 27: K2tog, K rest

Rows 28, 29, 30: K all



This is the handle of the hammer. You will use C and D. C (2 pieces) are the sides, and D is sewn around them, making a 3D rectangle. Do not sew it up completely. Leave one side open.

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You can either stuff the filling in like it is, or, as I did to make sure no fibres poked through, I sewed a little fabric packet stuffed with fill.


Sew up the remaining side.



Sew the white wings on – one on each B. As stated before, when sewing them on, you can give them more of a proper wing shape.



Like STEP 3, connect the Bs with A, making it into a 3D rectangle. As you sew-up the bottom-middle, sew-on the handle. Add stuffing (again, can be in a fabric pouch), and close it all up.



Hand-Made by Mena – Hand-Made Items

In a time when everyone is more concerned with their spending, paying a little more for hand-made items may seem strange. But when asked why, the overwhelming majority answer: “It’s the story behind the product”.

As a fan of creative pieces (my favourites are knitted and iron-beads), I have decided to write some articles about a few Australian hand-made stores.

*Please note – I am not getting paid for any of these ‘reviews’. They are merely articles to share the love and support small Australian hand-made businesses/hobbies.*

Hand-Made by Mena


Gifts, accessories, home decor. These are only a few words that describe the range of stock designed by owner Philomena (Mena) Baumann.

With fabric, a sewing machine, and talent, she turns mere materials into scarves, pencil cases, cushion covers and cross-stitches.

Though she has not been operating long, she has already garnered attention from her good work.

But, as I said, behind every hand-made hobby business is a story, and Hand-Made by Mena is no different.

“I’ve been sewing since I was 7 years old.” Mena told me. “I’m a 3rd generation seamstress. My great-grandmother taught my grandmother, my grandmother passed it on to my mother, my mother taught me, and I’ve been teaching my daughter.”

What started as an off-and-on hobby, became a therapeutic outlet. “Passion then turned into a small business opportunity, with friends wanting what they saw me making for myself.”

And that’s how we have Hand-Made By Mena. Wanting to stand out from the sewing crowd, and make practical items not easily find in stores, Mena now sells her wonderful wares at local markets, online via her Facebook page (here), or her Etsy page (here).