Bob the cat is getting a new look after a talented Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan created a custom crochet doll based on the iconic villager.
After its release in March 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly became one of the best-selling games on the Nintendo Switch. While there were many reasons for its success, a significant factor was the massive number of villagers included in the game. Among the resident animals, one of the most intriguing was Bob.
appearing in every animal crossing game, Bob is the first villager designed for the series. He is a lavender cat with dark purple spots on his body. In addition to his recognizable appearance, he is known for his lazy personality. Recently, a talented gamer decided to recreate the character in real life.
In a post on Reddit, a user known as ConstanzaL shared a photo of a villager from Animal Crossing: New Horizons that they crocheted recently. In the image, it was revealed that the designer had decided to reinvent what Bob the lazy cat would like as a crochet doll. Impressively, the doll had the same distinctive lavender color with triangular ears as the cat seen in the game. Additionally, the artist gave the villager a pink shirt with flowers on the front. When finishing the design, they even gave Bob the same classic expression often seen by the character in games.
Along with showing the artwork in an image, ConstanzaL provided some details about the process of making the crochet doll. According to the Reddit user, they created their own pattern for the design and used Poly-fil to fill the inside of the doll. Additionally, they revealed that the cat’s eyes and mouth were needle felted. In the end, it took them 3 days to complete the project. Along with talking about crochet bob design, ConstanzaL gave some beginner tips for budding artists. “I would start with the basics to get used to holding a hook and go from there,” they suggested.
This awesome crochet Bob doll made by ConstanzaL caught the attention of many members of the animal crossing community on Reddit. With over 7,200 upvotes in a single day, many loved the look of the doll. Along with praising the artist for the design, several commented that Bob was one of their favorite villagers from the games.
While ConstanzaL worked hard on her crocheted Bob doll, many other players had made awesome creations based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons also. For example, a fan recently showed off a collection of handmade Gryroids from the game. It will be interesting to see what other creations are shared with the community in the coming weeks. If this custom crochet Bob doll is anything to go by, it’ll probably be awesome.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available for Nintendo Switch.
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