Saturday, July 6, 2013

Minion Mini Snug Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern





Hello hello!

Im sure by now everyone is aware of the release of Despicable Me 2! We havn't seen it yet, as a family of 5 with a fixed income a cinema visit just isn't in the budget and we'll wait for DVD release. We do however have the first one and it is a firm favourite with both the adults and the kids in the family.

To celebrate the new release, and because well lets face it, they are just adorable, I have worked up a pattern to make a mini snug Minion! They are so fun, so adorable and so darn funny! So now you can make your own lovable minion to snuggle with!

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You will need:
3mm hook
5mm hook
DK weight (thats 8ply to us Aussies) yarn in yellow and blue, plus small scraps of black, white and grey
sewing needle
small amount of stuffing.

Starting with your 3mm hook and yellow yarn:

R1: ch2, sc 6 times in the first ch, place marker – 6 stitches
R2: 2sc in each stitch  (12)
R3: 1sc in the first stitch, then 2sc in the next stitch, repeat (18)
R4: 1sc in the next 2 stitches, then 2sc in the next stitch, repeat(24)
R5-9: 1sc in each stitch around
R10: sc in the first 2 stitches, sc2tg in the next, repeat (18)
R11: sc in the first stitch, sc2tg, repeat (12)

Add some stuffing

R8: sc2tg around, back loops only.

End off leaving long tail. Stuff head firmly. Thread the end in and out of the last 6 stitches and pull tight to gather, sew in ends.

Take 4 6inch strands of black and loop them through the top of the head to make hair.

Trim down to desired size.

Eye: 
With brown
ch2, sc 6 times in the first chain, join. End Brown

With white
join with a slst and ch2, hdc in the same stitch, 2hdc in each remaining stitch around (12 total, counting the chain) End white.

With grey
join with a sl st and ch1, sc in the same stitch, sc in the next stitch, *2sc in the next stitch, sc in the next stitch*repeat around, join. End grey leaving a long tail for sewing on to head.

Black strap 
ch25, hdc in the second ch from hook and each across. End off leaving a long tail for sewing to head.

Sew the black strap around the head. It won't quite meet.
Sew the eye over the gap where the strap doesn't meet.
Embroider on a mouth.


Adding the blanket

For anyone unfamiliar with the granny square: Each 3dc cluster from R3 on is completed in the ch1 space from the previous round, and corners are in the ch2 spaces from the previous round.

R1: With blue, turn head upside down and join with a sl st to one of the unworked stitches from head R8. ch1 and sc in the same stitch and the remaining 11 unworked loops, join.

Change to a 5.5mm hook

R2: ch3, dc twice in the same stitch, ch2, dc 3 more times in the same stitch, *ch1, skip 2 stitches, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in the next stitch* Repeat twice more to complete the remaining 2 corners.

R3: sl st across to the next corner (the ch2 space) and ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in the same corner, *ch1, in the next ch1 space do 3dc, ch1, in the corner do (3dc, ch2, 3dc)* Repeat for the last 2 corners, join.

End blue. Join yellow in any corner with a sl st.

R4:ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in the same corner, *ch1, in the next TWO ch1 spaces **3dc, ch1**, in the corner do (3dc, ch2, 3dc)* Repeat for the last 2 corners, join.

End yellow, join blue in any corner with a sl st

R5: ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in the same corner, *ch1, in the next THREE ch1 spaces **3dc, ch1**, in the corner do (3dc, ch2, 3dc)* Repeat for the last 2 corners, join.

R5: sl st across to the next corner (the ch2 space) and ch3, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) in the same corner, *ch1, in the next FOUR ch1 spaces **3dc, ch1**, in the corner do (3dc, ch2, 3dc)* Repeat for the last 2 corners, join.

Finish of and weave in all ends.





8 comments:

  1. I love these little guys! Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to make one!

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  2. Thank you for another great pattern! Love your blog. :)

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  3. So cute! I featured your pattern this morning on Moogly: http://www.mooglyblog.com/10-free-minions-crochet-patterns/

    Thank you for sharing!

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  4. This is a great minion chroheted blanket!

    Kelly K.
    from http://minionhat.com

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  5. Thank you for this great pattern. I just finished this today for my 12month old grandaughter! I've posted the finished piece on my blog at http://aussieangel2.blogspot.com.au/ and have provided a link to your blog. Can't wait to try some more of your patterns.

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  6. I have gotten down to row 11, But where you say add some stuffing. IT says to sc2tog in back loops .I know how to do this but I am past 8 I am on row 11

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  7. I did it so cute and small! Thanks for the pattern!

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