Greetings, Star Wars crafters! I'm glad you are keeping this community alive in spite of its creator's departure from Lucasfilm. (We miss you, Bonnie!)
My most recent Star Wars craft was this crocheted Imperial symbol parasol, inspired by babukatorium's granny square parasol.
I used scrap yarn to make the Imperial circles. Joining the circle motifs was a new technique for me. It was difficult and resulted in a lot of frogging. I cut the cover off of a $3 Ikea umbrella, then sewed the crocheted piece to the frame.
The umbrella frame wasn't sturdy enough to support the somewhat heavy crocheted piece. (I did not want to cut up a nice umbrella and umbrella frames are not available for purchase.) This made it difficult to keep the parasol shape in place. Nevertheless, I brought it to Comic-Con 2012 and had a few SW fans pose with it.
Two more photos can be viewed here.
It was difficult to make, too bulky to carry and offers no protection from the elements, but I get a lot of geek crafter points, right?