Your caramel macchi-R2, Mr. Lucas.

Okay, so I crochet food-themed stuff, but upon rare occasion, I’ll do something a little different because I enjoy the challenge.

One of my customers (I dunno if you wanna be anonymous or if you want me to link your blog or tumblr!), asked if an R2D2 coffee cup cozy would be possible. She asked me this months and months ago, and I sketched a few ideas, but never had time to execute them.

Until now! I think he came out pretty cool!

I used acrylic yarn, a small red button, a silver eyelet, and a safety eye with the post snapped off. He’s washable and totally usable!

This is a one-off project, and I won’t be making more. If you want to try to crochet your own R2 cozy, find a basic pattern for a coffee cup cozy, make a semi-circle for his head, and the legs… well, okay, I’ll give ya the pattern I threw together behind the cut ;). I apologize in advance if there are any errors. Nobody has tested the pattern yet!

R2D2 Coffee Cup Cozy (modeled using a Starbucks tall-sized cup)

Yarns used:
Vanna’s Choice in White
Vanna’s Choice in Silver Heather
Vanna’s Choice in Colonial Blue
A teeny tiny bit of Vanna’s Choic in Aqua for accents
(You could easily substitute the worsted weight yarns of your choice)
I used an H hook for this project.


With white yarn, ch 32 and sl st to 1st ch to form loop, making sure there are no twists in your chain.
Rounds 1-4: Ch 1 and sc in same st. Work 31 more sc evenly around. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (32 sts)
Round 5: Ch 1 and work (2 sc) into same st. Work 15 sc evenly. Work (2 sc) in next st, and 15 sc evenly around. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (34 sts)
Rounds 6-8: Ch 1 and sc in same st. Work 33 more sc evenly around. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (34 sts)
Round 9: Ch 1 and work (2 sc) into the same st. Work 16 sc evenly. Work (2 sc) into next st, and 16 sc evenly around. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (36 sts)
Rounds 10-11: Ch 1 and work sc in the same st. Work 35 more sc evenly around. Sl st to 1st sc to join. (36 sts) Break off and weave in ends.
You should have a tube that grows wider at the top to accommodate the shape of a paper cup. I often have an empty cup with me when I make cozies, so I can fit the cozy as I go. You want it to be snug enough to stay on while the cup is full of liquid, but you also want to be able to get it on and off fairly easily.

With grey yarn, ch 10.
Row 1: Sk 1st ch and work 9 sc evenly across. (9 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), 7 sc, (2 sc). (11 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn. (2 sc), (2 sc), 7 sc, (2 sc), (2 sc). (15 sts)
Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn. Sc evenly across. (15) Don’t break off yet. Create an sc border around the top to even the curve out on the top of R2’s head. You can eyeball it, or follow what I did below:
Along the edge of Rows 1-5, work (2 sc), 1 sc, (2 sc), (2 sc), 1 sc, then across the top of Row 1, work 9 sc, then along the side, work 1 sc, (2 sc), (2 sc), 2 sc. Sl st to 1st sc of Row 5. Break off leaving enough yarn to whipstitch the bottom, straight edge of R2’s head to the top of his body. There will be a seam on his body, so remember to keep the seam in the back and sew his head onto the front.

Legs: Make 2. He technically has 3, so you can make 3 if you like and sew the 3rd leg to the back of the cozy.
With white yarn, either make a magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to 1st ch to form a loop.
Round 1: Ch 1 and work 6 sc into the loop. Don’t join rounds. (6 sts)
Round 2: Work [(2 sc), 1 sc] 3 times. (9 sts)
Rounds 3-4: Work 9 sc evenly around. (9 sts)
Round 5: Work [sc2tog, 1 sc] 3 times. (6 sts)
Rounds 6-10: Work 6 sc evenly around. (6 sts)
Round 11: Work (2 sc) 6 times. (12 sts)
Rounds 12-13: Work 12 sc evenly around. (13 sts).
Break off leaving about 10 inches of yarn for sewing. Squish the leg flat and sew the bottom closed in a straight line.

Before sewing his legs on, you might want to embellish them with blue yarn first. I just went crazy with some random embroidering (clearly, I am not an embroidery person). You could also cut out blue felt pieces. The same comment goes for the rest of his decorations. Using washable fabric glue and cutting out felt would probably be the easiest/quickest way to put on the details, but you could also go crazy with embroidery like I did. Buttons and other findings are also a fun way to embellish!

This pattern is intended for your personal use only and not for creating items to sell. Please do not sell this pattern or re-post it without my permission. I posted the pattern simply to celebrate your love for Star Wars. Thank you!

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72 Replies to “Your caramel macchi-R2, Mr. Lucas.”

  1. Corrie says:

    This is SO cool! You’re so inspirational! <3

    1. Aw thanks! 😛 So much room for goofy stuff in this world!

  2. Meeow says:

    soooo cute – I love R2D2 ^^

    1. While I was looking for reference photos, I ran into a LOT of fun R2D2 themed stuff!

      1. Meeow says:

        there is so much funny R2D2 Stuff – my favorite is the R2D2 trashcan 😀 And I give my boyfriend a R2D2 alarm clock for his birthday 😀

  3. Bunny Stahl says:

    So cute, Thanks so much for the pattern!

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Let me know if you end up trying it out! 🙂

  4. Natalie says:

    The force is strong in this Twinkie Chan. You have impressed by grouchy husband immensely.

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      HAHAHAAHHAH awesome!!! 😀

  5. vanessa cottoncandy says:

    thank u for the pattern <3 I'm totally going to make this 😀

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Show me a photo if you do! And please let me know if there are errors or weird spots in the patter! 🙂

  6. RachelG says:

    Thank you for sharing the pattern. I NEED an R2D2 cozy.

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      People are worried about the white getting coffee stained….but I’ve used a crocheted cup cozy many times and have never really gotten any coffee on it anyway!

  7. Bailey says:

    YES! Thank you! This is ah-ma-zing. I’m so super cereal.

  8. Serena says:

    Oh my god this is so cool! I wish I could knit.

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Find a friend who does and will make you things! 😉

  9. Alice says:

    So cute!!!! In totally going to make one! Thanks so much for the pattern :3

  10. Rachael says:

    This is amazing! I may learn to crochet purely for the purpose of making an R2D2 coffee cosy! What a talent you have that you can just get a suggestion and crochet it up!

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      It doesn’t work all the time, but this one turned out pretty ok 🙂

  11. Nicole R says:

    Thanks Twinkie you’re the best! This pattern is intergalactic!

  12. Thanks for sharing your pattern, he’s brilliant! 🙂

  13. WaFFLES says:

    Holy, I am surprised you posted the pattern! You are so so soo sooo generous!! Not many would do that, and do you have any suggestions or a really good basic coffee cozy pattern, I could use for the base?

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Well I don’t intend to sell more than just the one piece as I don’t want to step on Star Wars toes! So I figured, people could just make them for each other as presents 🙂

  14. Miz Cupquake says:

    I just watched Nara and Miss Kika’s proposal video and in the credits it says “Twinkie Chan(Stephanie Lee)” Your name is Stephanie Lee?

    1. Yup! I was not in fact actually named after a snack cake.

      1. Miz Cupquake says:

        My friend was actually named Twinkie so I didn’t think it was weird that your name was Twinkie. So how did you come up with you name?

        1. Twinkie Chan says:

          It’s a word used to describe Asian kids who grew up in America: yellow on the outside, white on the inside :P. Chan is my mom’s maiden name.

  15. Brilliant! I thought about making an R2D2 coffee cup cozy but was too lazy, now I can do it b/c you’ve made life much easier for me and this is 100x’s cuter than I would have made it 🙂

    I’m sure my nerdy friends thank you in advance!

    1. Twinkie Chan says:

      Show me pics if you make it! 😉

  16. Maggi says:

    Holy smokes, I’ve GOT to try this one ASAP! Thanks for posting this!

  17. Kimi says:

    Oh my gosh! This is so awesome I don’t know how I missed this post! I can’t wait to make a little R2D2 and bust him out next time I go get a macchiato!

  18. Sasha Swayne says:

    I will say you did a fabulous job on this pattern! Tried and true my friend! I’ve gotten the body an the head done along with one leg! Ill be doing three.. But of course I super suck at embroidery! I only had embroidery floss to make tiny grant squares for a bracelet! Thanks Twinkie Chan!!

  19. Summer says:

    Thank you so much for this! My brother is a Star Wars freak so I really wanted to make this for him for Xmas, so thanks to you I did! He turned out pretty good! I took pictures if you want me to email them. Thanks again as I could never have done this without your pattern! It worked great!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yay! I would actually love to see photos 🙂 twinkie at

  20. I will be making this over the next week, will send photos when done. Also I think the pattern could be changed nicely to make some fingerless gloves- If all goes well with the cosy I will make gloves next 😀
    Love you Twinkie! xxx

    p.s. I found you originally years ago because I wanted to make a crochet Twinkie for a friend 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yay! I can’t wait to see!

  21. Tia says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern!! I made one for a friend and he loves it!!

  22. Josher Balsek says:

    Thanks a ton for posting. I think I’ve made almost everything in your pattern book. I tried making these into fingerless gloves. But as usual, I got all obssessive and carried it too far. Then I added a flip cap to the gloves.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      He looks great!!! Thank you so much for sharing your photo With me!! 🙂

  23. Monika says:

    I’m going to attempt this soon! wish me luck!

  24. Monika says:

    I’m going to attempt this soon! wish me luck!

  25. Carey says:

    You. Are. Awesome! Thank you for this pattern, I can’t wait to try it!


  26. Katie says:

    This is an awesome pattern, but I was wondering how you did the larger blue face pieces.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Most of it is just random embroidery. I know the bigger piece on top is crocheted, but it looks like I just winged it and didn’t get a chance to write down the pattern. Most people have been using blue felt for all the blue decorations.

      1. Katie says:

        Okay, thanks! I will wing it and see what I can do. 🙂

  27. Jenny P says:


    I`m a fan of R2D2.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern. I`ll place this one on my to do list 🙂

    And I deff need to follow you on your lovely blog 🙂

    Sunny greetings from Denmark.

  28. Mrash says:

    I love this!!! Thank you for sharing it! This will definitely be my next project! 🙂

  29. Yolita Casas says:

    ¡¡qué hermoso trabajo!!! la verdad yo llevo este patrón para hacerlo, me encantó ¡¡¡felicitaciones!!!

  30. JudiT65 says:

    This is terrific! I am always looking for something STAR WARS for my son. The “cozie” is something he can use or put up with his collections. Thanks for posting it. Will be looking out for more of your crocheting ideas.

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Thank you for checking it out!!! 😀 I know that it’s rare that I ever have anything that’s boy-friendly hehehe 😉

  31. Sara Hurtado says:

    Hi! I love this is it possible to special order this? I looked on your etsy and didnt see it. My sister in law would die for this!!!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Hello! I don’t offer this for sale because I don’t feel right about selling Star Wars items without some kind of official approval or license. Sorry about that! Maybe you can bribe a friend who crochets 😉

  32. Pia Thadani says:

    Thanks for the pattern! I made one for my husband for Christmas and he really liked it 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      Yay! I’m so glad!! 🙂

  33. Stephanie B. says:

    I love, love , love this!!!!! Wish I could follow you through Feedly or Word Press.

  34. Heather says:

    I love, love, love this! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  36. Jacqueline says:

    I made it and its sooooo cute!

    Thank you!

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      YAY!!! <3

  37. Gail says:

    Would this fit an ice cold cup?

  38. Gail says:

    I am making this for a gift. It is perfect. I do have a question. What size hook did you use? I am thinking a 4 or 5

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I usually use an H hook 🙂

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