CROCHET AMIGURUMI MINION FUN HELENMAY CROCHET STYLE!!!!!!!
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* This free pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not copy, redistribute, or sell this pattern. Minions is the intellectual property of Universal Studios. So I would advise you not to sell items from this pattern without permission. Pattern by Helen Brady, inspired by Universal Studios Minion Characters.
Most people already know that I was going to start writing a crochet pattern for the Crochet Amigurumi Minion Characters. I decided to make a crochet design for the top 3 famous Minions: Bob, Stuart, and Kevin. I am going to start with Bob. How did I get started on my Crochet Minion path? One of my little family members begged me for a crochet Minion after I made them a crochet Groot with Twinkie Chan’s YouTube video tutorial. Here is the link for Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Groot written pattern. Her little crochet baby Groot design is absolutely adorable and easy to make. I kid you not, my little family member loved their little-potted crochet Groot!! They carried it around with them everywhere, and other people would marvel at it! Crochet potted Groot is a permanent fixture in my favorite written patterns file.
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I will be finishing up my Crochet PDF written pattern for the Crochet Amigurumi Minion Characters, and I will be providing the finished pages here for others to join in on the CAL ( “Crochet-Along”). You can use the Google Translate feature if you need the written pattern in another language. You will find the “Google Translate” feature at the bottom of this page. Feel free to follow along at your own pace. My plan is to leave the crochet written pattern, for free, on my blog after the CAL is complete, but that doesn’t mean that I won’t remove the free written pattern in the future.
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Before we get started, I wanted to reinforce the following again:
* This free pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not copy, redistribute, or sell this pattern. Minions are the intellectual property of Universal Studios. So I would advise you not to sell items from this pattern without permission. Pattern by Helen Brady, inspired by Universal Studios Minion Characters.
The start date for the Crochet Amigurumi Minion Character CAL is 1 OCT 18. Last updated 1OCT18.
Page 1 INTRO
Crochet Amigurumi Minion Character CAL
Sc= single crochet inc= increase
Ch= chain stitch rnd(s)= round (s)
FO= finish off or fasten off Sl st= slip stitch
Right side= the side that will be showing mm= millimeter (s)
Wrong side= the side that will not be showing. cm= centimeter (s)
dc= double crochet hdc= half double crochet
st= stitch (# total)= stitch count
YO= yarn over w/wo=with or without
Sc2tog= Single crochet 2 stitches together: Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch, yarn over (YO). Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have two loops on your crochet hook. Insert your crochet hook into the next stitch. YO. Pull the yarn through the stitch on your crochet hook. You should now have three loops on your crochet hook. YO, pull the yarn through all three loops on your crochet hook
Approximate Measurements: Coming Soon (last updated 1 OCT 18)
GENERAL MATERIALS LIST: You can mix and match yarn colors for different looks. Just be aware that different yarn choices can change the look and size of your crochet minion when finished. Also, changing your crochet hook size, will also affect the size of your crochet minion. The following are the materials that I used:
– Crochet Hook Size 3.75 mm.
– 1 Tapestry/Darning Needle
– A pair of Scissors.
– 1 pair of Safety Doll Eyes 15mm. I used one green eye and one brown eye for Bob. For Stuart and Kevin I used brown eyes for both.
– 9”x12” white glitter felt for the eyes. Sewing needle and white thread. Optional: Bead nova Crystal String Strong and Stretchy 1mm 100% polyester (You could also preferably use a clear option), especially if you are making “Stuart’s” mouth because it has white, black and pink colors.
-For the Crochet Glasses, I used Dritz Home Curtain Grommets (To crochet around).
-Optional: Hildie and Jo, 12 gauge craft wire, for the malleable arms (Here is a different brand on Amazon Prime). Floral tape to cover the coiled wire.
–Black colored chenille stems cure pipes 12 inch (For the hair). This link also has other available colors.
-Optional: Zipper 6 inches (bulk). You will need a zipper, if you would like to make the zipper container pouch on the back of your crochet minion.
-Optional: 2 buttons for the overalls instead of yarn buttons.
-1 skein Red Heart With Love Yarn color “Daffodil.” Main Color.
-Optional yarn choice for the main color: 1 skein “I Love this Yarn” color yellow.
-1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn color “Light Periwinkle” for the overalls.
-1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn color “Grey Heather” for the glasses.
-1 skein Red Heart Super Saver yarn color black for the mouth, hands, shoes, buttons, and the strap for the glasses.
-Cotton Perle DMC 5, which is a 100% cotton thread yarn with a beautiful blend of orange shades, used to make the pocket designs on the overalls.
Bob Minion Character:
HEAD: Use your yellow colored yarn.
- -Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.
- -2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).
***Alternative to the magic circle:
-work all of your stitches in the second ch from the hook. Do not count the 1st ch you skipped as a stitch.
**Do you need additional practice, or want to learn the magic circle, here is the direct link to my YouTube video tutorial: Practice using the Magic Circle.
- *Make 1sc in 1 st and then 2sc in the next st. Repeat from* for one round. (18 total)
- *Make 1sc in 2 st and then 2sc in the third st. Repeat from * for one round. (24 total)
- *Make 1sc in 3 st and then 2sc in the fourth st. Repeat from* for one round.(30 total)
- *Make 1sc in 4 st and then 2sc in the fifth st. Repeat from * for one round. (36 total)
- *Make 1sc in 5 st and then 2sc in the sixth st. Repeat from* for one round. (42 total)
- *Make 1sc in 6 st and then 2sc in the seventh st. Repeat from * for one round. (48 total)
- *Make 1sc in 7 st and then 2sc in the eighth st. Repeat from* for one round. (54 total)
- *Make 1sc in 8 st and then 2sc in the ninth st. Repeat from * for one round. (60 total)
- *Make 1sc in 9 st and then 2sc in the tenth st. Repeat from* for one round. (66 total)
- *Make 1sc in 10 st and then 2sc in the eleventh st. Repeat from * for one round. (72 total)
- Make 1sc in every st around for 12 rounds. (72 total)
I was making the Crochet Amigurumi Minion Bob, when I realized how cute he would be as a crochet minion baby hat!!! I finished a crochet written pattern for the Crochet Minion Baby hat that fits 3 to 6 months of age, just in time for Halloween!!! Donors and Subscribers to my blog are eligible to receive this Free Crochet PDF written pattern right now, just contact me through my blog. Let me know which pattern that you want. Thank you!
I will be adding the crochet baby minion hat at the end of this CAL for those that just want to follow along with the CAL:
Page 4 Cont:
Set the crochet head aside for now.
MAKING THE GLASSES: Use your grey colored yarn and 1 half curtain grommet ring for each eye.
Lay the finished ch down and leave a loop in the yarn where you left off. Take your half curtain grommet, with the wrong side facing up, and place it on top of the looped chain. Pick up the looped ch bringing it slightly through the grommet, but not all of the way. Pick up the grommet with the looped ch slightly through it, and place your crochet hook through the loop (Cinching the loop around the hook).
MAKING THE GLASSES Cont:
YO, bring the yarn across the wrong side of the grommet (The side facing you), and insert the hook into the 3rd ch from the hook, go behind the grommet, and bring up a loop. You should now have 3 loops on your hook. YO and draw the yarn through all 3 loops to complete a hdc. The grommet should be covered by the hdc. Continue to make 1hdc in every st until the last st on the ch and the grommet is completely covered.
I have a free YouTube video tutorial that shows how I crocheted around the grommet if you have any difficulties. Click on the video tutorial below:
-Slst into the top st of the first hdc in the round. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.
Set the crochet glasses aside for now.
MAKING THE EYES: Cut out the white portion of the eyes using your white glitter felt. Measurements: 2.2cm x 5.2cm. You can cut out one eye or two, depending on the minion character that you are making.
Here is the free PDF download for the Minion Eye Diagram:
Line up the safety doll eye with the center on the white glitter felt eyepiece. Cut a “small x” to create an opening on the white glitter felt piece that the safety doll eye can fit through (Don’t place the safety latch yet).
Use the crochet eyeglasses to help guide you for the placement of the white eye felt:
I lined up the top of my crochet grey eyeglasses just under the 11th or the 12th round from the magic circle. Once you know where the grey crochet glasses go, place the finished white glitter felt eyepiece directly in the center and then set the grey eyeglasses aside for now. Place the safety latch on the inside of the Crochet Minion head (Don’t use this method with the crochet baby hat. The post and safety latch will poke the babies head. I will show you how to latch the eyes when making the baby hat). Sew the white felt piece in place first, using a sewing needle and white thread, or your Beadnova Crystal String. Next, sew the grey glasses directly over the white felt piece, with your darning needle and grey yarn.
Here is the free PDF download for the mouth diagram for next time and for people making the baby minion hat:
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Minion CAL cont:
RETURNING TO THE HEAD:
-Make 1sc in every st around for 9 more rounds. (72 total)
Leave a large loop of yarn where we left off. You will come back to finish the head after making the mouth.
MAKING THE MOUTH: Black yarn. If you are making Stuart’s mouth, cut out the diagram pieces from the free PDF download above. Cut the main mouth diagram out first and use it to cut out the shape with your black felt. Next, cut the teeth portion out of the same mouth diagram, and use the piece to cut out the shape with your white felt. Lastly, cut the tongue portion out of the same mouth diagram and use the piece to cut out the shape with your pink felt. Optional: I used pink fabric paint to color my white felt pink, but if you use this method you have to be aware that it makes it more difficult getting the tapestry/darning needle through the felt. So I would recommend sewing the felt on first and then carefully applying the fabric paint last. Allow the fabric paint to fully dry (Approximately 2 hours, depending on how thick you applied the fabric paint). Sew the mouth on using a sewing needle and the same colored thread or your Beadnova Crystal String.
Using black yarn to make the smile:
Using the left outer safety doll eye as a landmark, bring up the tapestry/darning needle below the 2nd round from the grey glasses. Go back in 2 rounds down and 3 stitches over (For the left side of the smile). Come back up on the same row and 3 stitches over. Go back in at the end of the left side of the smile (For the middle portion of the smile). Come back up 1 round up and 3 stitches over from the middle portion of the smile. (For the right side of the smile). Go back in at the end of the middle portion of the smile.
MAKING THE STRAP FOR THE GLASSES: Use your black colored yarn.
-Ch58. -Make 1dc into the 4th ch from the hook and 1dc in each st back across. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.
Using the safety doll eye as a guide, line up the crochet strap just outside of the grey ring for the glasses. Sew it in place.
*****Make sure that your strap reaches the opposite side of the grey ring for the glasses as you sew. I sewed along the top on one side of the strap and along the bottom on the opposite side of the strap.
RETURNING TO THE HEAD/BODY:
-Make 1sc in every st around for 8 rounds. (72 total)
Optional: Set the body down for now, if you are going to add 12 gauge wire for the malleable arms (Use caution if you are making the crochet Minion for small children. I don’t recommend adding coils for the arms if the crochet Minion is for very small children. There is a small risk that the coil could come undone and protrude from the crochet work if it is not assembled properly.)
If you are not adding 12 gauge wire for the malleable arms, continue on to “Making the Zipper Pouch.” If you are not making the zipper pouch go to “Returning to the Body.”
ADDING 12 GAUGE WIRE FOR MALLEABLE ARMS: Cut 30.5” of 12 gauge wire for the malleable arms.
-Flatten the front of the face down to find the center. Take your cut 12 gauge wire and insert it, 1 row up from the bottom row, on the side of the body. Go through the center of the body and exit on the opposite side at the same level. Curve each end of the wire and reinsert it back into the body 3 rounds up. Coil the wire over itself inside of the minion body and wrap floral tape over the coiled wire. The length of the wire for each arm should be approximately 4 inches. Why floral tape? I like floral tape because it doesn’t make sounds, it isn’t bulky, and it holds the coil in place well. I wrapped 5 small pieces of yarn around the floral tape and tied a knot. We will come back to finish the arms after working on the body some more.
This is the end of the next portion of the CAL. Last updated 9OCT18.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we sent a finished crochet Minion characters to a charity helping children? For example,
I don’t know if I will be able to finish in time for the above charity, but I am sure that there are similar charities that would love a little crochet minion for free to give to their little warriors!
The curtain grommets can also be used to make these lovely crochet hot pad dresses. I used them to make the hanging crochet loops at the top of the dress: