Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Minions Revisited



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Minions

pattern created by Kristen McCrory

I already have a minion pattern up, but I wanted to change it a bit, so this is minion pattern round 2. Enjoy!

Materials

red heart super saver black
red heart super saver bright yellow
red heart super saver royal blue
12mm safety eyes
Poly fiber fill
3.5mm crochet hook
Yarn needle

Abbreviations

Dc: double crochet
Sc: single crochet
Inc: single crochet increase, two single crochet in one space
Dec: invisible decrease
Sl: slip
St: stitch

Skills required for this pattern

Single crochet
Double crochet
Invisible decrease (tutorial available in hippo blog post)
Crocheting in the round

Notes


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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Left minion




Head/body

In yellow
R1: ch 2, in second from ch, sc 6.
You may use the magic loop if you prefer. (6)
R2: inc in each stitch around (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5-7: sc around (24)
Change to black
R8-9: sc around (24)
Change to yellow
R10- 21: sc around (24)
Cut a small circle of white felt, and a slightly larger circle of gray felt. Put the safety eyes through both and attach to minion. Sew on mouth.  

R22: (2sc, dec) x6 (18)
R23: sc around (18)
Begin stuffing.
 R24: (1sc, dec) x6 (12)
R25:  dec around (6)
Sl st in following, fasten off.
Add additional stuffing as needed.
Use tail to sew hole closed.

Overalls

in blue
R1: ch 2, in second from ch, sc 6. You may use the magic loop if you prefer. (6)
R2: inc in each stitch around (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5-9: sc around (24)
Dc in each of the next 7 stitches. Sl st in following, turn, Dc across the 7 stitches you just made. Sl st in following. Fasten off. This will be the front of the overalls.

on the exact opposite side, attach your yarn and Dc 7 stitches. sl st in following. Fasten off.  This will be the back of the overalls.

Arms

Begin in black
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: (1sc, inc) x3 (9)
R3: sc around (9)
R4: 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, 8 sc
Change to yellow
R5: sc around (9)
Stuff hand. From here out, stuff as you go a little at a time.
R6: (1sc, dec) x 2 (6)
R7-10: sc around (6)
Sl st in following. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Legs

Begin in black
R1: ch 2, in second from ch, sc 6. You may use the magic loop if you prefer. (6)
R2: inc in each stitch around (12)
R3-4: sc around (12)
Change to blue
R5: (2sc, dec) x3 (9)
R6: sc around (9)
Sl st in following. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Assembly

Insert body into overalls.



Lightly stuff and attach arms.

Attach blue yarn to front edge of overall.

Ch 12.

Sl st onto back corner of overall.


Fasten off, leaving tail. Use the tail to sew chain onto body so it does not hang loose. Repeat on opposite side. 

Lightly stuff and attach legs.
Attach hair. 
Now you have a new minion friend! 


Right minion

head/body

In yellow

R1: ch 2, in second from ch, sc 6.
You may use the magic loop if you prefer. (6)
R2: inc in each stitch around (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R6-7: sc around (30)
Change to black
R8-9: sc around (30)
Change to yellow
R10- 16: sc around (30)
Cut a small circle of white felt, and a slightly larger circle of gray felt. Put the safety eyes through both and attach to minion. Sew on mouth.  
R17: (3sc, dec) x6 (24)
R18: sc around (24)
R19: (2sc, dec) x6 (18)
R20: sc around (18)
Begin stuffing.
 R21: (1sc, dec) x6 (12)
R22:  dec around (6)
Sl st in following, fasten off.
Add additional stuffing as needed.
Use tail to sew hole closed.

Overalls

in blue
R1: ch 2, in second from ch, sc 6. You may use the magic loop if you prefer. (6)
R2: inc in each stitch around (12)
R3: (1sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, inc) x6 (30)
R5-8: sc around (30)
Dc in each of the next 8 stitches. Sl st in following, turn, Dc across the 8 stitches you just made. Sl st in following. Fasten off. This will be the front of the overalls.
on the exact opposite side, attach your yarn and Dc 8 stitches. sl st in following. Fasten off.  This will be the back of the overalls.




Arms

Begin in black
R1: ch2, in second from hook, sc 6, use magic circle if you prefer (6)
R2: (1sc, inc) x3 (9)
R3: sc around (9)
R4: 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, 8 sc  (9)
Change to yellow
R5: sc around (9)
Stuff hand. From here out, stuff as you go a little at a time.
R6: (1sc, dec) x 2 (6)
R7-10: sc around (6)
Sl st in following. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.

Legs

Begin in black
R1: ch 2, in second from ch, sc 6. You may use the magic loop if you prefer. (6)
R2: inc in each stitch around (12)
R3-4: sc around (12)
Change to blue
R5: (2sc, dec) x3 (9)
R6: sc around (9)
Sl st in following. Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

sitting legs option
in black

R1: ch 2, in second from ch, sc 6. You may use the magic loop if you prefer. (6)
R2: inc in each stitch around (12)
R3-4: sc around (12)
change to blue
R6-8: sc around (12)
R9: (2sc, dec) x3 (9)
R10-11: sc around (9)
sl st in following, fasten off, leaving tail for sewing.
sew the legs in a way that makes the minion sit up.

Assembly
Insert body into overalls.

Lightly stuff and attach arms.
Attach blue yarn to front edge of overall.
Ch 12.
Sl st onto back corner of overall.
Fasten off, leaving tail. Use the tail to sew chain onto body so it does not hang loose. 
Repeat on opposite side.
Lightly stuff and attach legs.
Attach hair.