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Check out this lovable crochet R2D2 plush toy! This little fellow was a precious birthday gift, made all the more special because it took the efforts of two people to make it, one to crochet, and the other to cut, glue, and sew. Of course, it being R2D2, appealing to the Star Wars geek within also scores it massive points. Artoo stands at a noble 5 inches tall and sports an intricate and faithful reproduction of his markings from the Star Wars movies, including a glass bead eye as a nice finishing touch.
Here’s the loyal but stubborn astromech droid as viewed from the side. Note how his arms were separate pieces that were later stitched on. The body and middle leg were all one piece though. R2D2′s markings were done with precisely cut and glued fabric.
And here’s little R2 from the top.
This is really a one of a kind Star Wars craft and we’ve not seen anything like it before… and we’re Star Wars geeks! Heck, not one but two of us at Code Retard have the Luke Skywalker FX light up Master Replica lightsaber sitting on our mantels at home. Too bad you can’t buy these Artoos in the store. The R2D2 plush matches our site’s theme really well, and we think he might make a great mascot, what do you think?
Update: If you liked her work, she’s now got pictures of a Super Mario Bros themed Waluigi amigurumi plush toy.
Update 2: If you really liked her work or are an avid crocheter yourself, she’s now got an online store on etsy selling the actual R2D2 plush itself as well as the pattern if you are so technically inclined.
Update 3: More research on her etsy store has revealed she’s got her own website Cute Amigurumi! so you can head on there for more of her creations.