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Crochet Corner: Minion 2

With the sequel "Despicable Me 2" coming out in exactly a week, I knew I HAD to do another "Crochet Corner" post to feature the absolutely amazing minions that people have made using my free pattern!  After completing this ambitious and detailed project and writing up the pattern two years ago, I wondered how many people would actually take the time to make their own Minions.  I was blown away by how many people have put in hours upon hours to follow my pattern, and out of all the amigurumi pictures that people have sent me, I must say that I have been the most impressed with the incredible Minions that people have made!  As a refresher, this is how my Minion turned out (I wish we could take some new photos of him, but sadly he is on a different continent!):

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Michelle from New Zealand made this cutie named “Sebastian” by adjusting my pattern to make him smaller!  I love how Michelle gave him a lopsided grin with eyes gazing upwards too :)  As you can see from her pics, the overalls and goggles are removable!  Great work, Michelle!

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Jose only started crocheting in December 2012, but she says that she has fallen in love with her new hobby!  She has made my Spring Bunny, my Sweetheart Bunny, and of course, her own Minion!  Jose says that she had a lot of fun making all these amigurumi, and it is so impressive that she made this little guy with only a couple months of crocheting under her belt at the time!  Great work, Jose :)

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Gizem of Gizu’s Doll World from Turkey made this lovely Minion, and she says that they’re having lots of fun together!  He looks adorable holding a beautiful crocheted heart!  Love his sweet smile, Gizem!

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Pauline from Malaysia posed her beautiful minion with this big fluffy teddy bear!  She writes that she especially likes how his parts can be removed!  He looks like he could be an identical twin to the Minion that we made!!!

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Yi Ting from Taiwan took two weeks to make her own Minion, but she says that it was so worth it when she was all done!  He looks wonderful, Yi Ting! 

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Priscilla from the Netherlands made the smallest Minion that I’ve seen using my pattern!  He looks so cute and dainty when being held!  She says that she will be working on a one-eyed Minion as well- can’t wait to see him, Priscilla! 

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Many people have already made one-eyed Minions, including Bogee of “Safety Eyes Manila" from the Philippines!  Bogee was also featured in my first Minion Crochet Corner post as this is her second Minion!  I always get excited when I receive e-mails from Bogee as she always makes such beautiful amigurumi using my patterns.  She made this shorter, one-eyed Minion for a friend’s birthday gift, and she says that she has a couple more Minions to make for friends before she can make one for herself to keep!  How generous and thoughtful of you, Bogee :)  She says that she finds crocheting very therapeutic and relaxing, and the look on people’s faces when they receive their gifts is absolutely priceless!

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Denise from the United Kingdom also made a one-eyed Minion, and she says that her kids are incredibly excited to see the sequel too :)  Perhaps this guy will also tag along with your family to the theatre, Denise?

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This next bunch of photos show both one-eyed AND two-eyed Minions!  Crocheting one Minion already takes a LONG time, but this didn’t deter these Minion-lovers from making two of them!  Rachel from Australia wrote about this amazing pair on her blog HERE.  She first made the two-eyed Minion for herself, and her little cousin loved her Minion so much that she requested her very own!  Rachel adapted my pattern to make this shorter, one-eyed counterpart in time for Christmas, and her little cousin named him “Bobby”!  They both look so well-made, Rachel :)

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Jennifer made these Minions for her sister as “Despicable Me” is her favourite movie!  Her sister desperately wanted her own crew- she writes that she is “now contracted for enough Minions for her to try her own trip to the moon”!  It’s amazing that these are actually Jennifer’s first major amigurumi pieces, and she says that she found my pattern easy and fun to follow.  That is wonderful to hear, Jennifer!  You are such a great sister!

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Jing Jing from the Philippines made this pair with demure smiles too :)

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Zeynep sent me these lovely photos after seeing my first Minion Crochet Corner post last year!  She made her first Minion as a Father’s Day present for her husband last year.  Then, her son requested a one-eyed Minion since he loves Minions so much!  I love how Zeynep posed the two of them hugging each other, high fiving each other and standing ontop of each other!  I can imagine all sorts of trouble that this pair could get into ;)

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This next picture comes with a sweet story!  Victoria stumbled upon my page when she came across my Urban Jungle Slouchy Beanie blog post.  As she delved more into my blog, she found my Minion pattern and knew that she HAD to make it as she had just made a one-eyed Minion beanie for her 4 year old nephew.  Her nephew is obsessed with the movie and absolutely LOVED his matching Minion!  Victoria told me that she used fabric glue to attach the Minion’s jumper and goggles to his body otherwise there would be a bare-bottomed Minion running around ;)  I thought that was so funny…  Victoria also made minion cupcakes for her nephew’s birthday!  What a sweet auntie :)  There is so much cuteness going on in this photo!!!

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As always, thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to send me your photos and share your stories behind them!  If you would like to make your own Minion, please check out my free pattern HERE and the accompanying step-by-step post HERE.  You can also see more Minions that people have made in my first Minion Crochet Corner post from last year HERE!  We are incredibly excited to see the sequel as I’m sure all of you are too :) 

Crochet Corner: Minion

I first blogged about the amigurumi Despicable Me Minion we made back in October.  He certainly was a labour of love as we spent countless hours working on all his details (he’s still the largest amigurumi we’ve made to date) and writing up his complex crochet pattern.  After publishing the step-by-step and pattern posts, I wondered whether anyone would try making him.  I really hoped so since we had poured so much time and effort into this Minion!  As the months went on, people started sending me photos of their own Minions, and I was absolutely amazed to see how wonderfully they all turned out!  It made me feel good knowing that people could read and interpret my pattern so well since each and every Minion looked fabulous.  Come see all the different Minions that have been created around the world :)

Catherine did an absolutely beautiful job crafting her own Minion.  I love how my Minion was posed with an apple, and Catherine crocheted a delicious banana for her Minion to hold!  Love the props and your fine attention to detail, Catherine :)

Laura made this Minion for her son, who absolutely loves him!  What a sweet present :)  I imagine Laura’s son and this Minion will go on many fun adventures together…

Tiffany's Minion is holding a massive chocolate bar!  I think he was sent on a secret mission by Gru to bring back enough chocolate for the girls :)  He looks so cute just standing in the middle of the room, chilling with his chocolate bar!

Phyllis’ Minion was her first real amigurumi project!  I love how she adapted my pattern to make a shorter Minion, also giving him huge googly eyes and a lopsided grin!  He looks a little mischievous to me ;)

YarnAccumulator made this Minion for someone special on Valentine’s Day!  She gave him a tuft of hair in the middle instead of individual hairs spread throughout the top of his head.  I love seeing how people put their own touches on their amigurumi!

Donesia made this Minion for her husband, and she loves how his goggles and pants are removable!  He looks very well-made, and I love how his hair flops down instead of sticking straight up.  His expression is so cute as he looks super excited or amazed about something!

Tracy from the United Kingdom made this special Bob the Minion for her son as well!  Looks like he’s guarding that cup of tea for her at the moment:)

GreenGrapes said it took her forever to finish this Minion, but all her time and effort were worth it!  She did a wonderful job, and I’m so happy she persevered through this project to complete him :)

Camille also said it took her forever to make her Minion, but she managed to complete hers as well!  Here he is enjoying some sunshine on a bench- great work, Camille!

Maria from California made a Minion for her brother, and she commented that my pattern was the best she’s ever followed.  Thank you for your kind words and feedback, Maria!  I love how she gave this Minion a graduation cap and diploma too (in the style of Graduation Teddy)!  I’m sure her brother loved this special gift!

Bogee from the Philippines made this fabulously expressive Minion.  I really love his lopsided grin and how he’s looking off to the side (the addition of the small white circles in the corner looks great!).  I also really like the colours that Bogee used- the light blue contrasts nicely against the yellow, grey and black as well.  Absolutely wonderful job, Bogee!

If you haven’t already seen the making of my Minion, please check out the step-by-step blog post HERE and the free pattern HERE.  Thank you so much for sending me photos of all your Minions, everyone….they are slowly taking over the world!  Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios were also kind enough to send me some special one-sheets (posters) after seeing my amigurumi- you can read about it HERE.  

I originally wanted to do this “Crochet Corner" post because I thought the sequel was being released today (July 3).  However, upon further investigation and realizing there was no promotion happening for the movie, I realized that it was being released on July 3, 2013.  Haha, I guess that means we have to wait another year before we can see the sequel!  That also means there’s still one whole year to work on your own Minion in time for “Despicable Me 2" ;)

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