Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter egg Minions - free pattern

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If you are looking for a fun, last-minute Easter egg crochet idea, this is it. It's very quick and you can create many variations in expression using the same pattern. Make them without the overalls or if you want a little more detailing add the overalls. I made 3, one with overalls and two without. Both are equally adorable. If you are a fan of minions you'll certainly love this pattern!


I used sport weight yarn and size D/3.25 mm crochet hook. This gave me a minion which is about 3.75 inches high and 2.75 inches wide. The pattern is easy and uses only simple stitches, so it is suitable for a beginner. 

Instruction

Materials:

Sport weight yarn in yellow, blue, black, white and grey
Crochet hook size D/3.25 mm
Fiberfill or yarn scraps for filling
Black beads for eyes
Stitch marker
Thread and needle to sew

Abbreviations/stitch terms used:

As always I have used standard American terms
ch - chain
sl st- slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
sc2tog - sc decrease 

Note: 

I have given below the instruction for making the minion without overalls.

Work in continuous rounds without joining at the end of each round. Use a stitch marker to mark the 1st st at the beginner of every round.

Round 1: Using blue, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from hook (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12)
Round 3: [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (18)
Round 4: [sc in 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (24)
Round 5: [sc in 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (30)
Round 6: [sc in 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 6 times (36)
Round 7 to 12: sc in each st around (36)
Round 13: Pull yellow through the loop and working into the back loops only, sc in each st around (36). You can cut off the blue yarn.
Round 14 to 20: sc in each st around (36)
Round 21: [sc in 4 sts, sc2tog] 6 times (30)
Round 22: sc in each st around (30)
Round 23: [sc in 3 sts, sc2tog] 6 times (24)
Round 24: sc in each st around (24)
You can start stuffing at this point. 
Round 25: [sc in 2 sts, sc2tog] 6 times (18)
Round 26: sc in each st around (18)
Round 27: [sc in next st, sc2tog] 6 times (12)
Push in as much filling as possible.
Round 28: sc2tog 6 times (6). Cut off yarn leaving a long tail. Thread the yarn through a needle and weave in through every st until the opening the closed.

Goggles
Round 1: Using white ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around 
Round 3: Pull grey through the loop and working into the back loops only, [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. Cut off yarn and weave in the ends.

Strap
Using black, ch 35, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Cut off yarn and weave in the ends.

Finishing

Sew the black strap around the head about 1 inch from the top. Sew the goggle round at the place where both the ends of the strap meet. Sew a black bead at the center of the white part. Embroider mouth.

To make the minion with the overall, the pattern for the body is the same as given above except for a few changes. Instead of working with the blue yarn until round 12, stop at round 10. Join yellow at round 11 and continue the pattern but do not sew the goggles and strap.

Row 1: To make the overall, join the blue yarn to the front loop of any stitch and sc in 10 sts. Turn
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Ch 8. Cut off yarn. This will form one strap of the overall.

Leave 8 sts on either side and repeat the instruction for the back. Then join both the straps to the overall.

Now you can sew the strap and goggles. Make different facial expression for each minion by altering the position of the beads and the way you embroider the mouth. You'll love them!



   

5 comments:

  1. That is such a good idea!! Never saw Minion eggs before ;-)
    And the little ones keep loving the Minions so your pattern will be very popular, I'm sure!
    Have a great day,
    Sigrid

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  2. They are so cute:) Thanks for sharing!

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