After releasing 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, one significant factor was the massive number of villagers included in the game. Among the animal residents, one of the more intriguing was Bob.
Appearing in every Animal Crossing game, Bob is the first villager designed for the series. He is a lavender cat sporting dark purple spots on his body. In addition to his recognizable appearance, he is known for his lazy personality. Recently, one talented gamer decided to recreate the character in real life.
In a post on Reddit, a user known as ConstanzaL shared a picture of a villager from Animal Crossing: New Horizons that they recently crocheted. In the image, it was revealed that the creator had decided to reimagine 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. In addition, the artist gave the villager a pink shirt with flowers on the front. Finishing off the design, they even gave Bob the same classic expression often seen from the character in the games.
Besides showing off the artwork in a picture, ConstanzaL provided some details about the process of crafting the crochet doll. According to the Reddit user, they created their own pattern for the design and used Poly-fil to stuff the inside of the doll. In addition, they revealed the eyes and mouth of the cat were needle felted. When all was said and done, it took 3 days for them to complete the project. Beyond talking about the crochet Bob design, ConstanzaL gave a few beginner tips for aspiring artists. “I would start with the basics to get used to holding a crochet hook and move on from there,” they suggested.
This impressive custom crochet Bob doll made by ConstanzaL caught the attention of numerous members of the Animal Crossing community on Reddit. With over 7,200 upvotes in only a day, many liked the look of the doll. In addition to complimenting the artist on the design, several commented that Bob was one of their favorite villagers from the games.
While ConstanzaL was hard at work on their crochet Bob doll, many other gamers had been making impressive creations based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons as well. For example, one 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 weeks ahead. If this custom crochet Bob doll is anything to go off of, they are likely to be impressive.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for Nintendo Switch.