So … this is a project a year late. The movie came out last year (?), and I saw minion patterns and finished minions springing out all over. So I commented about it and showed the boys … and was promptly requested to make one for them.
Huh?? The boys are asking me? to crochet them something?? What’s happening? Is the world spinning around too fast?
Well, I was a little delighted that they actually think I’m good enough (now!) to be able to make a minion … Well, of course I can read instructions … I should be able to make one with no problem! Right? So I bought the fiberfill stuffing, and the yarn. And there they sat in the corner, until some months ago, when I was watching WIPs waiting to be picked up again, and yarn that I was itching to start playing with … and I decided maybe I should try to make a minion instead.
This little fellow took me about a half day to make. Crocheting the different body parts didn’t take me long. Stuffing him didn’t take long. Putting him together? Well, that was a different story.
My first try at putting the parts together ended up sort of crooked, said the boys. Even the mouth was crooked. Really? So I took him apart, and put him together again … body part by body part. *sigh* In the end, I got him together the way the boys liked it.
Good thing too. I settled for one big eye, instead of two. I was getting tired. I see a jogged line, where the colour change happened. No, I didn’t want to unravel all that to make a seamless colour join. I didn’t have felt to make the eyes. So I crocheted them instead. The eye doesn’t quite look round, but it’s going to have to stay that way. Put together like this, they didn’t mind all that. They have a minion. And who has claimed this as their own? Hubby. Now I have to make another one for the boys, this time with two eyes. *another sigh* Now I know why amigurumi doesn’t appeal to me …
So I started a minion hat instead …