The new Despicable Me movie came out last week, and I could not resist making a mini minion. :) These guys are perfectly palm sized for little ones, and you can easily attach a fun lobster clasp to turn them into a zipper charm or back pack pal for your child's back pack!
Meet my friend Vacay Vinny! If you have been following along on my Facebook or Instagram pages, maybe you have seen him as he has chronicled our vacation week! He has been a fun and adventurous sort to have around, as any minion would be!
Worsted weight yarn in yellow and blue, and small amounts of black, white, and gray.
Used here: Red Heart with Love, Daffodil and Caron One Pound, Royalty
Polyester Fiberfill or yarn scraps for stuffing
Crochet hook size F - 3.75mm
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
*Optional - Plastic lobster clasp
Terms and abbreviations to know:
rnd, rnds - round, rounds
st, sts - stitch, stitches
sc - single crochet
inc - increase, working 2 sts into same st
dc bobble - double crochet bobble; In this pattern, dc bobble is done in part yellow, part black. It should be done in such a way that all remaining loops on the hook are black (for the hand). See pictures below more more details.
Notes: These patterns are worked in rnds from the head down, with no joining. Use a st marker as you work to mark the beginning of each rnd. Color changes can be made, by pulling next color through the 2 loops to finish off the previous stitch. As a free pattern, this pattern has not been tested, but is accurate to the best of my abilities. Please let me know if you find any errors!
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Pocket Pal Minion
Begin in yellow, with magic ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts
Rnd 2: inc in each st around; 12 sts
Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next st) 6x; 18 sts
Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around, pull black through to end last st of rnd, drop yellow, but do NOT cut; 18 st
Rnd 6: in black, sc in each st around, pull yellow back through to end last st of rnd, drop black, but do NOT cut; 18 sts
Rnd 7-8: in yellow, sc in each st around, pull blue through to end last st of rnd, drop, yellow, but do NOT cut; 18 sts
Rnd 9: in blue, sc in each st around; pull black back through to end last st of rnd, but do not cut off any colors just yet; 18 sts
Rnd 10: dc bobble (yellow/black), sc in next 7 sts in blue, dc bobble (yellow/black), sc in remaining 9 sts in blue; 18 sts
Fasten off yellow.
Rnd 11: in blue, sc in each st around; 18 sts
Rnd 12: in blue, sc in next 2 sts, dc bobble (blue/black), in blue sc in next 3 sts, dc bobble (blue/black), in blue sc in next 11 sts; 18
Fasten off black. Use blue to complete.
Rnd 13: (dec, sc in next st) 6x; 12 sts
Stuff gently before closing.
Rnd 14: dec 6x; 6 sts
Weave in ends.
Beginning with white, make magic ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts
Rnd 2: in gray, inc in each st around; 12 sts
Fasten off white and gray, and add a fleck of black in the center with tapestry needle. Below is a great tutorial I found for a simple french knot. Only wrap the yarn around the needle once or twice though, for a smaller fleck.
Sew on your eye, on the center of the face, over the black stripe, and you have your own mini minion!
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