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Crochet Amigurumi Minion Characters CAL!

 

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.

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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.

Update: I finished Bob and the hat for Stuart. I realized that after completing Bob and the Stuart Hat, you now have everything you need to make a Stuart amigurumi and Kevin. You would just make Kevin longer in the body.  Since I am gifting Bob the crochet Minion. I don’t need to make Stuart and Kevin too, but if you want to make all 3, you will still be able to with the following crochet written pattern. I hope that you enjoy the following free written pattern for the Minions and Stuart baby hat. 🙂

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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If you would like to purchase the Children’s Minion Watch, click on the picture above or this direct link: Children’s Minion Watch

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.

Helenmay Crochet Special Donor Members are eligible to receive the free PDF written pattern, just contact me through my blog (You will find the contact button at the top of my HOME page).  This will not count for your 2 free completed paid PDF crochet written patterns for the year 2018.

If you haven’t already heard, I have already opened a new website store called “Helenmay Crochet Studio!”  I will slowly be adding new items to the studio for purchase. I will share the new items on my blog, Facebook, and YouTube. It is free, and easy, to subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel for immediate email notifications for any of my new posts.

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. Official end date for the CAL 31Oct18. After the crochet written pattern, you will see pictures of my gifted crochet minion and the crochet couverture gift bag that I made for it.

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Crochet Amigurumi Minion Character CAL

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ABBREVIATIONS:

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

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Approximate Measurements: 14″ From the top of the Amigurumi Minion Head to the bottom of the toe portion of the foot. With the hands stretched wide, 20.5″ from tip of the finger to opposite tip of the finger.
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.
-2 buttons for the overalls: black colored buttons measuring 2cm (20mm) each. Sewing needle and thread or a thin tapestry needle with a large eye, and a DMC yarn threader, to sew in place using your yarn. You may like this mix of buttons Amazon Prime eligible: Different colored buttons awesome deal!

Yarn choices:
-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.

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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:
    -Ch2
    -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.

Increase rounds:

  • *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!

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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:

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Set the crochet head aside for now. If you are making the crochet baby minion hat, go to page _18___.
MAKING THE GLASSES: Use your grey colored yarn and 1 half curtain grommet ring for each eye.
-Ch38.
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).

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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:

Crochet Minion Eyes

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.

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Here is the free PDF download for the mouth diagram for next time and for people making the baby minion hat:

Crochet Stuart Minion mouth

SnowballModal

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Minion CAL cont:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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-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.

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MAKING THE ZIPPER POUCH: 6” zipper and blue yarn.
The length of your chain should be from the zipper handle to the end of the zipper opening and not from end flap to end flap (Mine is approximately 1 stitch past both ends).
-Ch31 -Make 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and 1sc in each st back across. (30 total)

-*Ch1, turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and every st back across. Repeat from * 34 times. (30 total)

-FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

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Line up the shorter edge of the crochet zipper pouch with one side of the zipper edge. The crochet zipper pouch should line up with the zipper handle to the end of the zipper opening. With your tapestry needle, sew the edge of the zipper to the crochet zipper pouch. After you sew one side, fold up the crochet zipper pouch and make sure that the sides of the zipper pouch line up evenly. Fold down the top of the crochet zipper pouch, on the opposite side, on to the other edge of the zipper. Sew the crochet zipper pouch to the zipper edge on the opposite side. You can open the zipper to make it easier to sew (Remember to keep the edges of the crochet zipper pouch lined up evenly). After you finish sewing the zipper in place, sew both sides of the crochet zipper pouch together.

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RETURNING TO THE BODY:
Make sure that you are in the back of the crochet Minion body, I stopped in the middle of the back to join my blue colored yarn. If you made a zipper pouch, make sure that you have some blue yarn set aside for sewing the crochet zipper pouch in place.
-Ch1, make 1sc in every st around for 1 round. (Approximately 72 total. It is ok if you are off by 1 or 2 stitches, just maintain your stitch count.).

-Take your zipper pouch and center it on the back of your crochet minion. Place a st marker in st l4 and 60, which will be the opening for the crochet zipper pouch.

-Make 1sc in every st around up to the 2nd stitch marker in st 60. When you pass the 1st st marker, move it up to the new round in st 14.

-Remove the st marker in st 60. Make a ch of 26. Skip 26 stitches and remove the st marker in st 14 then make a sc in the same st that the st marker was in. Continue to make 1sc in every st around until you are back around to the start of the ch26.

-Make 26 sc in the ch26 space, then 1sc in every st around for 1 round. (72 total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for 1 round. (72 total)
Insert the crochet zipper pouch inside of the crochet Minion body, and line up the zipper in the opening you created on the back of your crochet Minion body. With your tapestry needle, and same colored yarn, sew each side of the zipper crochet stitches to the crochet Minion body zipper opening.

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-Make 1sc in every st around for 3 rounds. (72 total)
Place craft stuffing in the head, lift the crochet zipper pouch, and add plenty of craft stuffing while shaping the crochet Minion head. Lay the crochet zipper pouch on top of the craft stuffing, and add more craft stuffing. Continue to add craft stuffing as you close the body.

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CLOSING THE BODY:
Decrease rounds:
-*Make 1sc in 10 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 9 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 8 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 7 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 6 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 5 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 4 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 3 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 2 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-*Make 1sc in 1 st and then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round.

-Sc2tog until almost closed and then slst closed. FO.

MAKING THE ARMS: Start with your yellow yarn. Make 2.
-Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).
Increase rounds:

-*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 every st around for 16 rounds. (24 total)

-Slst. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.
Place craft stuffing into the arms and then place it over the craft wire arms. You can add more stuffing around the craft wire in the arm if needed. I twisted the craft wire where it exited from the body to prevent it from going back in. If you didn’t make craft wire arms, sew your arms 1 round up from the blue overalls. Make sure that the arms are even as you sew them in place.
MINION HANDS: Use your black colored yarn. Make 2.
-Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).
Increase rounds:

-*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 3st and then 2sc in the fourth st. Repeat from * for one round. (30 total)

– Make 1sc in every st around for 4 rounds. (30 total)

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MINION HANDS Cont:
-*Make 1sc in 3 st then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. (24 total)

-*Make 1sc in 2 st then Sc2tog. Repeat from * for one round. (18 total)

-Slst into the next st. Ch3, make 1dc in the next st and then 2dc in the next st. *Make 1dc in the next 2 stitches and then 2dc in the 3rd st. Repeat from * for one round. Make a slst into the top st of the first ch3 that you made. (24 total)

-Ch3, make 1dc in the next 2 st and then 2dc in the next st. *Make 1dc in the next 3 stitches and then 2dc in the 4th st. Repeat from * for one round. Make a slst into the top st of the first ch3 that you made. (30 total)

-Ch3, make 1dc in the next st and every st around. Slst into the top st of the first ch3 that you made. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing. (30 total)
Stuff the ball of the hand with craft stuffing. Don’t stuff the double crochet portion of the hand. Using your tapestry needle weave the long loose yarn end to the base of the first dc round.

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MAKING THE FINGERS: Use your black colored yarn.
Thumb:
-Using the magic circle technique, make 8sc into the magic circle.

-Make 1sc in every st around for 3 rounds.

-Slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.
Two fingers:
-Using the magic circle technique, make 8sc into the magic circle.

-Make 1sc in every st around for 4 rounds.

-Slst into the next st. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

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Sew the fingers in place (Craft stuffing optional. I didn’t use craft stuffing in the fingers). The thumbs should be on the inner aspect of the hand, closer to the body.
FEET: Use your black yarn. Make 2.
Front portion of the foot:
-Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).
Increase rounds:

-*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 3st and then 2sc in the fourth st. Repeat from * for one round. (30 total)

– Make 1sc in every st around for 8 rounds. (30 total)

– Slst. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.
Set this portion aside for now while we start the heel of the foot.

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FEET Cont:
Heel of the foot:
-Using the magic circle technique, make 6sc into the magic circle.

-2sc into every stitch around (total of 12).
Increase rounds:

-*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 3st and then 2sc in the fourth st. Repeat from * for one round. (30 total)

– Make 1sc in every st around for 3 rounds. (30 total)

-Slst. FO.

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LEG: Use your same blue colored yarn as the bottom of the Minion Body pants.
Join your blue colored yarn on the top stitch of the front portion of the foot (Where the heel meets the front portion of the foot).

-Ch1, make 1sc in each st except the 2 areas where the heel meets the front of the foot, Sc2tog in those 2 areas only. For 1 round. Slst into the first ch1 that you made. (Approximately 29 total)

-Make 1sc in every st around for 4 rounds. Continue crocheting 1sc in every st and stop in the back of the leg. Slst. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

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Stuff the feet with craft stuffing. Center both legs on the bottom of the Minion body, with the front of the feet facing forward, and sew them in place.

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FRONT OF THE OVERALLS: Use the same colored blue yarn.

-Ch23

-Make 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each st back across. (22 total)

-*Ch1, turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and every st back across. Repeat from * 8 times. (22 total)

-FO. Leave a long loose yarn end for sewing.

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On the front of your Minion, center the front of the overalls on top of the blue portion at the bottom of the Minion body. Using your tapestry needle, sew along the bottom of the front of the overalls only. Let the top and sides of the front portion of the overalls hang free (Unless you want to sew all of the edges down).
Sew a, 2cm (20mm) black button, on each of the top corners of the front of the overalls.
OVERALL STRAPS: Use the same colored blue yarn. Make 2.

-Ch6

-Make 1dc into the 4th ch from the hook, and each st across. (4 total)

-*Ch3, turn your work, make 1dc in the next st, and each st across. Repeat from * 17 times (4 total)
Sew one end of the overall strap, on the back of the Minion Body on the top blue portion of the overalls, in a criss–cross fashion. The button will easily fit between the dc posts on the opposite end. HINT: Secure one side of the strap with the button first, then sew the opposite end of the strap in place as instructed.
TOP FRONT OVERALL POCKET: Use your blue colored yarn.

-Ch11

-Make 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and 1sc in every st back across. (10 total)

-Ch1, turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and every st back across for 1 row. (10 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and each st back across for 1 row. (9 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and each st back across for 1 row. (8 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and each st back across for 1 row. (7 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and each st back across for 1 row. (6 total)

-FO

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TOP FRONT OVERALL POCKET Cont:
Join your orange colored yarn. I used Cotton Perle DMC 5 orange colored thread yarn. HINT: Save the tags on the thread yarn to put back on when you are finished, or you can place the thread yarn and tags in a zip lock sandwich bag with the yarn. I hung my thread yarn on the back of a chair as I crocheted with it. Be careful not to tangle the thread yarn.

-Ch1, make 1sc in every st around, except for the corner stitches, make 2sc in each of the corner st. Bury any loose yarn ends as you crochet around the pocket. For one round. Slst into the first ch that you made. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end to sew the pocket on the top front portion of the Minion overalls.

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Use your tapestry needle to sew the top front overall pocket in place. Leave the top of the pocket free, so it can be used to place small items in.
FRONT BOTTOM OVERALL SIDE POCKETS: Use your blue colored yarn. Make 2.

-Ch7.

-Make 1sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and 1sc in every st back across. (6 total)

-*Ch1, turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and each st back across. Repeat from * 2 more times. (6 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and each st back across. (5 total)

-Turn your work, make 1sc in the next st and each st back across. FO. (4 total)
Join your orange colored yarn. I used Cotton Perle DMC 5 orange colored thread yarn.
-Ch1, make 1sc in every st around, except for the corner stitches, make 2sc in each of the corner st. Bury any loose yarn ends as you crochet around the pocket. For one round. Slst into the first ch that you made. FO. Leave a long loose yarn end to sew the pocket on the bottom front side portions of the Minion overalls. Using your tapestry needle, sew the side pockets in place. Leave the top of the pocket free.

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CROCHET MINION BABY HAT 3 TO 6 MONTHS OF AGE: Continued from page 4.
General Materials: You will use the same general materials, except if you are making Stuart’s mouth, you will need black, white, and pink felt. Optional: I used 3D fabric paint “Shiny Neon Pink” to color my white felt because I didn’t have any pink felt on hand. Just be aware that it will be more difficult getting your tapestry/darning needles through the fabric paint. So, I would recommend sewing the white felt on first, and then carefully applying the fabric paint afterwards. I let mine dry before continuing on with the hat. It turned out great. If you need a larger crochet baby hat, you would keep increasing in chronological order until you achieve the size hat that you want. On page 4, we increased to 1sc in 10 stitches and then 2sc in the eleventh st. You would continue increasing from this point until you have the larger size. Once you have completed the increase rounds, then you would maintain the st count for the length that you would like for the hat. I have great sizing charts that can be found at the top of my HOME page.
Continuing the baby hat:

-Make 1sc in every st around for 10 rounds. During the 10th round, stop in the back of the crochet Minion hat to change colors. (22 rounds total, 72 stitch count/round)
Set the crochet hat aside for now, to make the glasses, eyes, and mouth.
MAKING THE GLASSES: Use your grey colored yarn and 1 half of the 2 part curtain grommet ring; for each eye.
-Ch38.
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). 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.

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-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.

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MAKING THE EYES: Cut out 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.  Free PDF diagram download for the eyes and Stuart’s mouth:

Crochet Minion Eyes PDF download

Crochet Stuart Minion mouth PDF download

Line up the safety doll eye with the center on the white glitter felt eye piece. Cut a “small x” to create an opening on the white glitter felt piece that the safety doll eye can fit through. For the crochet baby hat only, I put the safety latch on the back of the white glitter felt and I put a second white glitter felt piece directly over the post of the safety doll eye (Don’t make a hole in the second white glitter felt). Make sure that the second white glitter felt piece is just smaller than the front piece, so it can’t be seen when you sew it in place. The purpose of the second white glitter felt piece is to prevent the post of the safety doll eye from entering the crochet hat. I lined up the top of my crochet grey eye glasses 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 eye piece directly in the center. 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.

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CROCHET MINION BABY HAT 3 TO 6 MONTHS OF AGE Cont:
MAKING THE MOUTH: Black yarn. If you are making Stuart’s mouth, cut out the diagram pieces from the free PDF download. Cut the main mouth diagram out first with your black felt, cut the teeth portion out of the diagram next and cut the piece out of your white felt, next cut the tongue portion out of the diagram and cut the piece out of 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. I would recommend sewing the felt on first and then carefully using the fabric paint. Allow the paint to dry before continuing on with the hat. Sew on the mouth using your sewing needle and same colored thread or your Beadnova Crystal String.

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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.

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MAKING THE HAIR: Use your black chenille pipes.

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Using the magic circle as a landmark, poke the chenille pipe into the top of the baby hat approximately 5 rounds to the right of the magic circle and approximately 4 rounds in front of the magic circle. Come out at the same level on the opposite side, as shown on the pictures above.
With approximately 1 st between each of the chenille pipes, place 2 more rows across the top of the hat.

Turn the hat inside out, and using your tapestry needle and same colored yarn as the hat, make small stitches securing all 3 chenille pipes to the top of the hat (Make sure that you don’t mess up the design on the right side of the hat).

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Using your tapestry needle and the same colored yarn as the baby hat, make 1 small stitch across each of the chenille pipes to hold them in place. Trim the chenille pipes approximately 1cm from the small stitch you just made.
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. I sewed my crochet strap over the stitches I made holding down the chenille pipes to cover them.
*****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. Hint: Make sure to bury the black loose yarn ends under the black strap.

Join your blue (Light Periwinkle) colored yarn where you left off in the back of the crochet Minion head.
-Ch2, make 1hdc in the next st and every st around. Slst into the top st of the first ch2 that you made. FO.

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The official end date for the CAL is 31Oct18.

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I made a gift bag/hanging toy bag to put the Crochet Minion and other Minion items in. You can see the crochet gift bag/ toy bag in the pictures above. If you like the bag I made click on the picture above or here to go to the crochet couverture blanket design.  It was a perfect way to use up some excess yarn from the crochet minion project and create a gift bag/toy bag at the same time. The crochet couverture gift bag is unique because it tricks your eye into thinking the crochet granny squares are layered on each other. You can also have fun with the different color combinations. I love how it turned out.  My husband helped me with the photo shoot. He loved the crochet bag too.

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:

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