Thursday, January 6, 2011

Minions

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,






☆★☆Update ☆★☆
09/10/2013
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.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeIro

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.
Please visit my blog sometimes!

20 comments:

  1. it is totally GREAT!!!! Do you sell copies of your pattern??

    Best regards,

    nicole.wolff (a) postmail.ch

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  2. Hi Nicole,
    Thank you for your comment! I'm glad to hear that. Well, I'm not sure that selling this pattern is legal, because Minions are characters in the movie. I'd like to give the pattern to you, but the pattern is not understandable, because it's hard to explain detailed parts in sentences. Some parts of the pattern is still in my head. I wish I can show you how to make the Minions.

    Sorry,
    K♪

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  3. I love your minion's goggles! I'm making a minion for myself and a couple of matching hats for family members for Christmas, based on another person's crochet pattern. But your minion's goggles and mouth are AMAZING! Even his little hands rock!!! Love those gloves!

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  4. Hi Amy,
    Thank you so much for your compliment! The goggles for the Minion are removable. :) To make this pattern, I watched a movie on the official website many, many times.
    I made the mouth shaped hole in his body and attach the black crocheted square, with the embroidered teeth, inside his body. This way could make it look solid. :)

    I'm thinking of making other Minions in the near future. I also wish to be able to teach how to make them in person.

    Good luck to your Minion project!!!
    Making crochet Christmas presents for your family is so sweet of you. :)

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  5. K--just thought I'd let you know, I finally finished my minion. :) http://amylynn98.blogspot.com/2011/10/new-and-improved-with-25-more-miniony.html

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  6. Hi Amy,
    That's fantastic. Congratulation!
    I'm heading for the link.
    Thank you for informing me.

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  7. oh he is so cute! :)

    Can I have the pattern too?
    My friend finds them FANTASTIC! :)
    I would like to make them too!

    sarinabauwens@msn.com

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    1. Thank you for your comment!
      My patter is not completed. Some of the pattern is still in my head, so I can't give it to you. I'm so sorry.
      I wish I can teach you how to make him in person...

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  9. Hi!

    Would you be interested in selling one of these to me? I love!! your pattern, and unfortunately I do not crochet. If you were interested in doing this, I would be willing to pay you, just let me know. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Keriann,
      Thank you for your comment!
      I've sent you my reply on Etsy. Please check it out. :)

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  10. how in the world did you make your goggles! They are absolutely PERFECT! awesome awesome awesome minion! I would gladly pay you for the pattern if you are selling it!

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    1. Hi Steph,
      Thank you very much for your comment!!
      To make exact minion, I watched the movie MANY MANY times. I also love to create my original pattern. :)
      Unfortunately, I'm not selling the pattern so far, because a few parts of the pattern are still in my head. However, I have been working on making one more minion, so I will complete creating the pattern perfectly this time. If you could give me the time for completed pattern, I'll let you know when I'm done with it.

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  11. That would be great... Thank you :) I am very interested in your trick on making the goggles

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    1. Okay, I'll let you know here when the pattern is ready. :)

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    2. Hi Steph,
      I've completed the minion pattern. If you are still interested in the patten, please send a message to my shop. I'll write my shop's URL here.
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeIro

      You will see a blue button "Request custom order" on the top of my shop's page. You can send me a message from there.

      Kazumi

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  12. Hi can I buy this pattern off of you?

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    1. Hi Natalie,
      Thank you for your comment!
      I have been working on making a minion for my customer. I'm also improving the pattern meanwhile. I'll be done with the pattern at the end of this month.

      I don't prefer to talk about selling the pattern on this blog, because minion is a movie character. If you wouldn't mind to send me a message to my shop on Etsy, we could have conversation about it. :)
      My Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeIro

      Anyway, I'll let you know here when the patter is completed perfectly.

      Kazumi

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    2. Hi Natalie,
      I've completed the minion pattern. If you are still interested in the patten, please send a message to my shop. I'll write my shop's URL here.
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeIro

      You will see a blue button "Request custom order" on the top of my shop's page. You can send me a message from there.

      Kazumi

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