November 14, 2018

Round Plush Minion

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
     For those who love cute things, these minions are the perfect size to hold on your palm or attach to your bag as a keychain and be your traveling companion. You can also make a small blanket and attach him to make a lovey for your little one.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.75"height x 3.5"length

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted Weight Yarn: Yellow (20yds), Black (10yds), Blue (12yds), Light Brown (2yds), White (2yds) & Light Gray (2yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Fiberfill
*Felt: Black & White
*Tapestry Needle
*Matching Thread
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.
 Always do the 1st stitch where you slip stitch from the previous round.
 The chain, in the beginning, does NOT count as one stitch unless stated otherwise.
 You slip stitch on the first sc, not on top of the chain 1.

Note: you only sl st to the 1st st when you change colors to help even out the rounds. This goes also for the ch1 in the beginning.
HEAD/BODY starting with yellow
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around (12)
  Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2sc in next st around (18)
  Rnd 4: sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st around (24)
  Rnd 5: sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st around (30)
  Rnd 6: sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st around (36)
  Rnd 7: sc in next 11 sts, 2sc in next st around, sl st into 1st st, in last st change to black (39)
  Rnd 8: ch1, sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st, in last st change to yellow (39)
  Rnd 9-12: ch1, sc in each st around (39)
  Rnd 13: sc in each st around, sl st into 1st st, in last st change to blue (39)
  Rnd 14: ch1, sc in next 11 sts, sc2tog around (36)
  Rnd 15: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog around (30)
  Rnd 16: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog around (24)
Start stuffing the head/body moderately firm.
  Rnd 17: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog around (18)
  Rnd 18: sc in next st, sc2tog around (12)
  Rnd 19: sc2tog around (6)
F/O and leave a tail for closing. Add any bits of stuffing need it to finish shaping the head/body. Weave in the tail through the final round and draw up tight to close. Secure and weave in the ends.

FEET with black; make 2
  Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
  Rnd 2: 3sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts around (10)
  Rnd 3-4: sc in each st around (10)
  Row 1: stuffed lightly, flatten to match up the stitches and sc across, ch1, turn (5)
  Row 2: sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog (3)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.
ARMS starting with black; make 2
  Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
  Rnd 2: sc in each st around, in last st change to yellow (5)
  Rnd 3: working in back loops for this rnd only sc in each st around (5)
  Rnd 4: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts (4)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

FRONT/BACK FLAP WITH STRAPS with blue
  Row 1: ch13, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 11 chs, ch21, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 11 chs
F/O, secure and weave in the ends. Attach yarn on other side of the flap to create the 2nd strap. ch8, sl st to 1st st of the other flap to join them together. F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

EYES starting with light brown (make 1 or 2)
  Rnd 1: 4sc in magic ring (4)
  Rnd 2: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sl st into 1st st, in last st change to white (6)
  Rnd 3: ch1, *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 1 more time, sl st into 1st st, in last st change to light gray (8)
  Rnd 4: working in the front loops only ch1, *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* repeat from * to * 3 more times, sl st into 1st st (12)
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     I recommend pinning the pieces in place before sewing them to make sure you have them in the position you like best before sewing. (Most people like to use the yarn at the end of the finished pieces to sew them in place, but I personally like to use matching thread).
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.

Note: at the end of the color changes it's a bit noticeable, I decided to make that side the front so I can cover those parts with the eye and overall flaps.
     FEET...try to find the position you like best. I place mine between round 17 and 18; approx. 0.50" apart. Only sew the 2 last rows from the feet (the flat area) to the body.
     FLAPS WITH STRAPS...place the front and back flaps between round 13 and 14. Leaving the straps unsew since they'll go over the arms.
     ARMS...there's no need to stuff them. Align them with the feet and place them on round 11 and 12. The straps will go over the arms. I recommend you sew the strap just above the arm so it won't slide down.
     EYES...place the eye or eyes between round 6 and 9 in the position you like best. You'll only be sewing through the white part (round 3), leaving the gray part unsew.
     Using black felt make 2 circles and another 2 using white felt, but make these much smaller. Place the black circles in the center of the brown section of the eyes. The white circles go on the top corner of the black circles.
     HAIR...with black yarn cut 2 strands (4" length each). Fold a strand in half and pass it through round 1 and pull through a loop, pull tight. Repeat with the second strand again on round 1. Trim them to the desired length.
     SMILE...using black embroidery floss or thread, embroider a smile however you like the possibilities are endless. You can also make the smile by surface slip stitching.


If you like this plushie, you might also enjoy making the Minion Earflap Beanie.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es
sc2tog: single crochet 2 stitches together || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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- Janet


Minion and Despicable Me are copyright by Universal Studios. 
This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (November 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

October 14, 2018

Halloween Applique: Scary Ghost

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2.25"height x 2.50"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: White (5yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Felt: Black
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

GHOST (left tail) with white
  Rnd 1: ch6, 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, 4hdc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 3 chs, 2hdc in next ch, sl st into 1st st (14)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st (20)
  Rnd 3: ch1, sk 1st st, sl st in 2nd st, sl st in next 4 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 3 sts, dc in next st, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), 3dc in same st as previous dc, hdc on next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 5 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 3 sts, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.

GHOST (right tail) with white
  Rnd 1: ch6, 2hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 3 chs, 4hdc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains hdc in next 3 chs, 2hdc in next ch, sl st into 1st st (14)
  Rnd 2: ch1, 2hdc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdc in next st, sl st into 1st st (20)
  Rnd 3: ch1, sk 1st st, sl st in 2nd st, sl st in next 4 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 5 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next st, 3dc in next st, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), dc in same st as previous dc's, sl st in next 3 sts, (ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 chs), sl st in next 3 sts, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     TIP...For anything that I’m going to be using felt, I like to first sketch it out on a white paper and make a stencil of what I need. Then cut it out. Then tape the stencil to the felt and cut it out.
     EYES...using black felt make the eyes. You can play around with it and make it however you like, the possibilities are endless.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || sc: single crochet || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet
sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || sk: skip || rnd: round || f/o: finish off



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.

October 11, 2018

Halloween Applique: Tombstone

By Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!"
Ideas on how to use these appliques...
*These would be great to apply to any project.
*You can add them to kitchen towels,
*turn them into a keychain or fridge magnet.
*You can also make several and make a garland.
*Attach a ribbon to make them into bookmarks.

SIZE/MEASUREMENTS
approx. 2"height x 1.50"length
...but they can vary based on yarn and hook size.

MATERIALS
*Crochet hook size: 3.5mm (E)
*Worsted weight yarn: Light Gray (4yds)
*Stitch Markers to mark your rounds
*Embroidery Floss or Thread: Black
*Felt: Red
*Tapestry Needle
*Hot Glue

PATTERN NOTES - must read...
 Numbers in ( ) at the end of each round/row indicate the total number of stitches.
 Always use stitch markers to mark your rounds.
 There's no need to sl st and/or ch when going to the next round unless stated to do so.

SPECIAL STITCHES
 Other side of the foundation chains - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.
 Invisible join - this VIDEO explains how to do this technique.

TOMBSTONE with light gray
  Row 1: ch9, dc in 4th ch from hook (skip chs count as one dc), dc in next 4 chs, 4dc in next ch, other side of the foundation chains dc in next 6 chs, ch1, turn (16)
  Row 2: hdc in next 6 sts, 2hdc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, ch1, turn (20)
  Row 3: sl st in next 20 sts, sl st evenly along the bottom, join to 1st st with the invisible join
F/O, secure and weave in the ends.


ASSEMBLE
     CRACK...on the upper left top part create a crack on the tombstone using black embroidery floss or thread.
     EYES...using black embroidery floss or thread, make the eyes however you like the possibilities are endless. I made 2 X's for the eyes.
     MOUTH...using black embroidery floss or thread, create a mouth.
     TONGUE...using red felt, create a tiny tongue and glue it in either side of the mouth.


GLOSSARY:
ch/s:chain/s || hdc: half double crochet || dc: double crochet || sl st: slip stitch || st/s: stitch/es || f/o: finish off



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Have a nice crochet time!
- Janet

This pattern is an original pattern by Janet Carrillo "damn it Janet, let's crochet!" (October 2018). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint/repost it on your site. You may print and keep a copy for your own personal use. Please do not resell or distribute it.