Thursday, November 21, 2013

Octo Minion

I know many of you are waiting for the Large minion pattern. I will get it out this month (hopefully next week). I am just putting some finishing touches on it. Here is a minion pattern to hold you over until I get it finished. Enjoy! 


4mm crochet hook
3.5mm hook
yarn needle
poly fiber fill
worsted weight yellow yarn
worsted weight blue yarn
worsted weight black yarn
12mm safety eye
white felt
black felt


Sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
inc: increase, two single crochet/two half double crochet in one space
dec: invisible decrease (tutorial in hippo post)
St/sts: stich, stitches


This pattern uses 2 different crochet hooks, so pay attention to which one you are supposed to be using. This pattern is worked in a continuous round unless otherwise specified. Do not join at the end of each round, use a place marker and count your stitches often.

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Thank you and enjoy this tutorial!Watch for text in italics and in red for special instructions!


6 inch circumference


In blue using 4mm hook
Ch 6, sl st to form a loop.
*Ch 10, 3 hdc in each st of the chain 10.
Sc into the ch 6 loop. *
Repeat from * until you have reached 8 tentacles. They should curl on their own. Fasten off and leave long tail to sew tentacles to body. 

Minion Body

In yellow using 4mm hook
R1: ch 2, in second from hook, sc 6 (6)
R2: inc in each st around (12)
R3: (1sc, 1 inc) x6 (18)
R4: (2sc, 1 inc) x6 (24)
R5: (3sc, 1 inc) x6 (30)
R6: sc around (30)
Change to black
R7-8: sc around (30)
Change to yellow
R9-12: sc around (30)
Change to blue
R13: sc around (30)
R14: (3sc, 1 dec) x6 (24)
Cut white and gray felt to go around safety eye. Trim to appropriate size. Attach safety eye and embroider mouth.
R15: (2sc, 1 dec) x6 (18)
Stuff body; from here add stuffing as needed.
R16: (1sc, 1 dec) x6 (12)
R17: dec around (6)

Fasten off, hide tail. Sew tentacles on. Attach hair in desired fashion.