I'm going to introduce other crochet Christmas present I made for my husband today. Have you seen the movie, Despicable Me? We love the movie! My husband especially loves the minions in the movie. I had been looking for stuffed minion to give to him, but I couldn't find it for sale. I saw it in a UFO Catcher game machine at an arcade, but those details were so bad. I didn't want to give the bad detailed one to him. That's why I decided to make his crochet minion.
I watched the official move site a LOT of times to know minions detail. I needed to make the minion in secret, so it took three weeks to complete. Can you see a letter on his chest? The letter is actually G in the movie, because the minions are working for main character, Gru, in the movie. I substituted M for G, because M is my husband's initial.
I didn't use difficult stitches in the process, it was just difficult to create the pattern. There are many different looking minions in the movie, so I want to try making other minions sometime. Since I've created the pattern, next time will be easy even thought they are each difference.
Stitches that I used for the minion.Chain, slip stitch, single stitch, half double crochet, double crochet, foundation half double crochet.
Yarn that I used for the minion.
- CARON Simply Soft : Soft Yellow, Country Blue
- I Love This Yarn Sport Weight : Black, White
- I Love This Wool : Pale Gray,
I've finally completed the minion pattern. If you are interested in the pattern, please send a message to my Etsy shop. I'll write my shop's URL here.
I also improved the pattern especially his pants and legs. You will see differences between first minion and this minion. I made this minion for my customer. That's why I attached "K" on his front pocket.
I'll create other kinds of minion's patterns sometime, and will introduce the minions here again.
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I made this minion with mercerized cotton crochet thread. That's why I could make him smaller.
The minion is about 5" tall. Of course, his goggles are removable. To work with the cotton thread on him, I improved the pattern again.
Why I made him smaller? Because, I want to take him with me to attend a convention. The original minion is about 12" tall. It's hard to carry it around with me.
I'll make one-eyed mini minion for my husband next time.