I absolutely love C-3PO in amigurumi form, although I don't think I actually like the character enough to actually buy the pattern and make him.
And I wouldn't say I'm a big Star Wars fan (is there a word for that?), but I would be willing to kick George Lucas squa' in the nuts. And I know plenty of Star Wars fans (seriously, why isn't there a SW equivalent of Trekkie?) And I needed a cheap and easy birthday present for this past weekend.
This is Lucy Ravenscar/Angry Angel's Darth Vader pattern. I think mine turned out a little bit bigger, so I think if I were to hypothetically do it again for some reason, I'd use 12mm eyes instead of 9mm.
I also felt that he needed a light saber. If you would also like to crochet miniature light sabers:
Using grey yarn, ch 2. 5-6 sc in first chain.
I used the super precise technique of "holding it against the
I used a little bit of black yarn to add the light saber details (some lines on the base and a black line around the "blade").
He stands up by himself, but I think if I were to make one of these again, I'd add something a bit heavier in the base.