Minion AmigurumiWhen I was asked to create a minion amigurumi I said YES right away though I am not a minion fan I still likes the way they looked. Very cute. In the past I always used, and still love, to use patterns from other pages. But this time, I wanted a challenge. So, I created my first pattern on my own. And because it is my first, I would like to offered it for free to everyone. I hope you like it. Please let me know on the bottom what you think, if you have any questions or if you noticed a typo or problem with the pattern.

What you need:
  • 4.00mm hook
  • worsted weighted yarn (mine was 100% cotton) in 4 colors (blue, black, yellow and white)
  • a pair of scissors
  • a yarn needle for weaving in the ends
  • polyester fiber to stuff the minion

Crochet Colorwork Techniques

Head and Body

  • start with yellow yarn
    1. make a slip knot and Ch 2
    2. 6sc in 2nd Ch from the hook (6 stitches) NOTE: use a stitch marker, as there is no slip stitch at the end of the rounds; it goes in continues rounds
    3. 2sc in each sc from previous round (12 st)
    4. *1sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (18 st)
    5. *2sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (24 st)
    6. *3sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (30 st)
    7. *4sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (36 st)
    8. 1 sc in each st all around (36 st) for 12 rounds

 

  1. switch to color blue, 1 sc in each st all around (36 st) for 12 rounds
  2. *4sc, 1dec in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (30 st)
  3. *3sc, 1dec in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (24 st)
  4. *2sc, 1dec in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (18 st)
  5. stuff the head/body, then *1sc, 1dec in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (12 st)
  6. sc decrease all around (6 st)
  7. close the hole, fasten off and weave in the ends

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Paper Crafts Supplies

Arms with fingers (make 2)

  • use yellow yarn
  1. Ch2
  2. 3sc in 2nd Ch from the hook (3 st)
  3. 2sc in each sc around (6 st)
  4. *1sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 3 times in total (9st)
  5. sc all around (9 st) for 12 rounds
  6. change to black yarn, sc all round (9st) for 3 rounds Note: I did not stuff the arms, as I wanted it to not look so puffy, but you can certainly stuff the arms at this point before you start with the fingersFinger diagram for minion
  7. now you will be making 3 fingers using 3 st each and going in circles until one finger is about 0.5 inches in length NOTE: this is not an easy task, but doable, try using a smaller hook (I switched to a 3.00mm hook); just try your best to make it look like a finger. See the close up on the picture below how it should look like. Also look at the picture above on how to slit up the 9 st to have 3 st per finger (having 3 fingers in total).
  8. Once you finished the fingers, fasten off and weave in the ends and attach the arms where you would like them to be. She the picture below where I attached the arms (if counting from the very top of the head, I attached them below round 12)

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Minion fingers

Eye

  • use white yarn
    1. Ch2
    2. 6sc in 2nd st from the hook (6 st)
    3. 2sc in each st around (12 st)
    4. *1sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat from * to * 6 times in total (18 st)
    5. switch to black yarn; sc all around in FRONT LOOPS ONLY (18 st)
    6. make a chain of 28 chains (more or less chains, depending on how much you stuffed the body), sl st to the opposite side of the eye
    7. sc in each of the 28 chains back to the beginning where the chain was created (28sc), you finished the eye strap attachment
    8. work on the eye again by making 1sc in each sc around the eye (on top of the previous round, 18 st)
    9. fasten off, and cut a long piece of yarn as you will use this to make the pupil and attaching the eye to the body

 

  1. from the back of the eye, weave the yarn so you reach the center of the eye, where the pupil will be; keeping a circle in mind, go in and out of the middle to about the edge of round 1 to create a pupil. See the picture below to see what I mean
  2. once you finished the eye, attach the eye to the body (I did not attach the strap in the back, but feel free to still attach it) by going thru the white loops that where not used when you crocheted in the front loops only, meaning they are the left over back loops
  3. fasten off, and create a mouth with the leftover yarn before fastening off and weaving in the ends

Minion eye
Craftsy

Shoes and legs (make 2)

NOTE: do not sl st at the end of the round, unless otherwise stated

  • use black yarn first (you will start with the shoes)
  1. Ch 4
  2. 2sc in 2nd st from the hook, 1sc, 4 sc in last st (NOTE: you will now crochet on the opposite side of the chain), 1sc, 2sc in the same st as the 1st 2sc (10 st), do NOT sl st
  3. 2 sc in the same st, 2sc, 2sc in the same st, 1sc, 2sc in the same st, 2sc, 2sc in same st, 1sc (14 st), sl st into the first st of the same round
  4. working in BACK LOOPS ONLY, sc all around (14 st), do NOT sl st into first st
  5. sc all round going thru both loops (14 st)
  6. 3sc, 8 sc dec all at the same time, meaning you do not yarn over and pull thru 2 loops when doing a sc dec, rather you: go thru the loop, yarn over, pull thru loop, going to the next st and repeat, until you have 9 loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull thru all 9 loops at the same time, then 3sc (7 st)
  7. switch to blue yarn, sc all around (7 st) for 5 rounds, sl st into first st of that last round
  8. fasten off, stuff both legs/shoes and attach to the body, weave in the ends

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Hair

You can attach hair, as I did, or you can don’t have to as some minions do not have hair at all.

If you do want her, just cut several pieces of black yarn and pull them thru one at the time with a hook and tie them off in a knot

Do not worry if they are all the same length, as you give the minion a hair cut when you are finished attaching all hair.

 

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Finished:-)
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