A few weeks after I started crocheting I embarked on probably one of the biggest projects I’ve taken on so far. I saw a free pattern for a large minion posted on all about ami , a very inspiring crochet blog.
All about ami does a step by step photo blog here and the above link is to her full detailed pattern.
Even with the photo blog warning I did not know what I was in for! This little guy had so many little details that make him awesome!
Let’s just say that his awesomeness and my enthusiasm to finish it had a price.. I started getting a bit of RSI. I didn’t crochet for probably a month or 2 after making him but looking at him now, especially since I’ve started crocheting a lot again, he was well worth the discomfort.
The only things I did differently to the pattern was to put in googly eyes instead of felt, I didn’t do the eyelids ( mostly because of RSI but also because the googly eyes were so big it wouldn’t have sat right) and I didn’t spike his hair.. I like how it’s a bit uneven and long.
This is how he sat on my shelf for a bit over a year. I was too afraid to give him a mouth incase I stuffed up the overall look.
And just recently I decided he deserves to be finished so I finally put a little mouth on him.
Well I suppose it is a big smile 🙂
Hope you like my minion as much as I do! Currently he’s just minion. I’d love any name suggestions for him.
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