Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Minion Inspired Crochet Softie


Minion Inspired Crochet Softie

From left to right: body type 1, 2, 3

This pattern was super fun to write. There are a couple different body shapes and a couple different leg styles. Be creative and mix and match. Minions have tons of different hair styles, so be random with that too! Post any pictures of your completed projects, I can't wait to see them! 

Materials

Yellow yarn, I used red heart bright yellow
Blue yarn, I used red heart royal blue
Black yarn, I used red heart black
Small amount of white felt
Small amount of gray felt
12mm safety eye
3.5mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Latch hook or large crochet hook for attaching hair
Poly fiber fill

Abbreviations

Ch-chain
Sl-slip
St-stich
Sc-single crochet
Inc: increase single crochet, put 2 sc in one st
Dec: invisible decrease. A tutorial for this is available in the hippo pattern.


Notes
This pattern is worked in rounds, do not join at the end of the round, mark your place with a scrap piece of yarn or yarn marker. Be sure to count your stitches often, you don’t want to work too far after a mistake or miscount.
This pattern includes three different body types, and two different leg styles. Mix and match!

This pattern is worked in a continuous round. Do not join at the end of each round, use a place marker and count your stitches often.

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Head and body 1

Begin in yellow
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R6: (4sc, inc) x6 (36)
R7-12: sc around (36)
Change to black
R13-15: sc around (36)
Change to yellow
R16-20: sc around (36)
Change to blue
R21-25: sc around (36)
Sl st in following, fasten off.

Body bottom 1

in blue
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R6: (4sc, inc) x6 (36)

Head and body type 2


Begin in yellow
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R6-14: sc around (30)
change to black
R15-16: sc around (30)
Change to yellow
R17-22: sc around (30)
Change to blue
R23-27: sc around (30)
Sl st in next, fasten off.

Body bottom type 2

In blue
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
Sl st in next, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. 

Head and body type 3


Begin in yellow
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R6: (4sc, inc) x6 (36)
R7: (5sc, inc) x6 (42)
R8-11: sc around (42)
Change to black
R 12-13: sc around (42)
Change to yellow
R 14-18: sc around (42)
Change to blue
R19-23: sc around (42)
Sl st in next, fasten off.

Bottom type 3

In blue
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R6: (4sc, inc) x6 (36)
R7: (5sc, inc) x6 (42)
Sl st in next, fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing. 

Arms


Begin in black
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3 - 5:sc around
R6: to create the thumb: yarn over, pull up a loop, pull through two loops, do this three times in the same stitch, you should have 4 loops on the hook, pull through all four, 11 sc
R7: *2 sc, 1 dec* around (9)
Change to yellow
R8-12: sc around (9)
Sl st, fasten off, leave long tail for sewing

Legs (sitting position)


Begin in black
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (sc3, inc) x3 (15)
R4-5: sc around  (15)
change to blue
R6: (3 sc, dec) x3 (12)
R7-10: sc around (12)
Sl st, fasten off, leave long tail for sewing


Legs (standing)


Begin in black
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: inc in every sc (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4-5: sc around (18)
Change to blue
R6-7: sc around (18)
Sl st, fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Assembly

Cut a small circle for the eye out of white felt. Cut a slightly larger circle out of gray felt. Put a small hole through both of these. Stack the white on top of the gray and attach to minion using the plastic safety eye. Stitch on mouth in desired shape with black yarn or embroidery thread.

Stuff minion body. Sew bottom onto minion, adding remaining stuffing before closing.

Attach arms and legs.
Stitch blue for the overall straps.
Attach hair if desired.
TADA! Your minion is done!
body type 1
body type 2
body type 3