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There Has Been an Awakening in the Crochet

I am a huge Star Wars fan. HuuuUUUUUuuge. So, understandably, I was beside myself in my excitement for The Force Awakens to hit theatres. Mark even managed to swing us tickets for the 7 pm showing on December 17! (And, yes, I bragged about this to all of my students; I have no shame.)

It was amazing. The theatre was packed, everyone erupted into cheers every time an old favourite came on screen, so much so, that I often missed the follow-up lines. It was everything I never knew I always wanted in a Star Wars movie.

Usually when I leave the theatre, I’m ready to dissect the show that I’ve just seen. But, all I could say to Mark on the way out was, ‘It was perfect. It was … PERFECT.’ I definitely teared up at one very crucial moment near the end – if you’ve seen it I bet you can guess which one. Every time I saw a Rey costume for little girls while I was out Christmas shopping, my heart grew three sizes.

I knew BB8 was adorable based on the previews, but I didn’t think I’d like her as much as I did (note: I don’t actually know that BB8 is a girl, but she’s totally a girl). The Star Wars droids all kind of have their own personality: R2 is all sass while still being truly devoted to his friends, C3PO is like that annoying friend that you just kind of put up with, but BB8 is like a little puppy that’s all like, ‘Just let me LOVE YOU’.

So, obviously, I had to crochet BB8.


I used my sphere pattern generator for the body and had to look up lots of pictures of BB8 online to complete all of her orange circles.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU. ALWAYS.

BB8 crochet Christmas

I’ve got to go watch The Empire Strikes Back with the fam. I am definitely pushing the Stars Wars stuff on them again. This is just like high school.

***UPDATE*** The pattern is (finally) finished!! It’s up in my Etsy and Ravelry shops right now. Phew. It only took the March break for me to wrap up this pattern! I hope you enjoy!!!!!!



27 thoughts on “There Has Been an Awakening in the Crochet”

  1. Fantastic! I am so tempted to crochet one for my brother, but I think it would end up as a giant dog toy. So, I may have to crochet one and keep it for myself 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I would also love to get the pattern for this. I’ve looked everywhere for a good pattern to make a BB8 for a friend, and yours is by far the best!

  3. Awesome, Emily! Somehow I knew “Awakens” would inspire you to something like this.
    Maybe we can discuss how I can get my hands on one of those BB8’s. Would make a great baby gift.

    “C3PO is like that annoying friend that you just kind of put up with”…should I read anything into this remark? Nah. The possibility that you were talking about me is approximately 3,720 to 1.

    1. Ha! No, you’re more like an ‘R2’ friend… it’s the sass level. 😉

      Well, ask me for one after the musical is over. I have a feeling I’ll be making a few of these for certain Star Wars fans at work…

  4. I would also love to see a pattern for this one! It’s very well made! I’m hoping to make a BB-8 for myself! Such a cute little character 🙂

  5. I second all the comments, please let us know when a pattern is available! I’ve seen some other ones around the inter(galactic)net, but yours is by far the best I’ve found.

  6. This is AWESOME! I would also love to try making this! My husband would go wild! 😀 I absolutely loved the new Star wars as well! (Saw it twice in one week even) And loved BB8 also more then I originally expected to.
    So please please please let us know when you have a pattern available! Even if its just a start! ❤

  7. Hi there just wondering if you have managed to write out the pattern for this awesome BB8 Droid. I’d really love to make one for my Son as he really likes Star Wars plus his Dad too. Thankyou in advance

  8. With the risk of sounding annoying and repetitive 😀 Is there a pattern yet? Or coming soon? I want to make one for my husband for our anniversery in two weeks, and if I don’t start soon I wont finish it in time. 😦

  9. This is by far the best bb8 I’ve seen. I found your site while looking for a pattern for bbi for my son’s 8th birthday in March. This is the one thing he had asked for. Would love to purchase this pattern.

  10. I have been looking for a BB8 pattern to make for a friend’s birthday and yours is BY FAAAAAAR the best I’ve seen. Please get make the pattern available ASAP!! Seriously…There are ones on Etsy for $5-$6 and I would TOTALLY pay more than that for yours. Because it’s literally the best I’ve seen. Just saying.

  11. HOORAY. I noticed it when I was browsing Ravelry and I can’t wait to make BB-8! Thank you for writing it up, it’s by far the best version I’ve seen crocheted. 😀

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