What’s cuter than an Oompa Loompa (you know from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)?  The Minions in Despicable Me.  We borrowed it from Netflix and boy have I seen it about a dozen times, but those minions really make the movie.  How awesome would it be to have some crafting minions? and it looks like they’re great with kids!

Using this free pattern from WolfDreamer I made my own.  It is a great pattern and the results are fabulous.  I really like how she has captured the details.  The most difficult part is the gloves/hands, the black yarn makes it hard to see your stitches and it’s so small, but I managed.minionHe doesn’t have his insignia yet, I’m trying to decide if I want to add it at all.  I am also trying to decide if his mouth needs some teeth.  I used wiggly eyes instead of crocheting my own, but otherwise I followed the pattern exactly.  Little Sir and Little Miss have both been asking to play with him. 

I have to confess that I have already started another one who is shorter, fatter, and is only going to have one eye, these little guys are addicting.

There is a link to make official minions from the official movie site, it’s great for researching all the different looks they have.  Little Miss thinks it’s a game and keeps asking to play it and really, it’s the perfect game for her, she always wins.

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