I quit on crochet! There are so many talented crocheters out there, and I am simply not one of them. Needless to say, the crochet version of the minion has been abandoned in favor of a knit one.
Out of curiosity on Saturday, I pulled up a knit minion pattern. In just one day, I completed the main body portion. It took me all week to get halfway with the crochet one. I know, practice makes crochet faster, not just crochet itself. I think my hands are just more used to knit and so I knit much faster. It was nothing! I blinked and was done (okay, slight exaggeration, but still).
I’m working on the Minions pattern by Stana D.Sortor. Because I like a lot of the details from the Despicable Me Minion by Stephanie Jessica Lau, I’m combining both patterns, in a way. I’m going to use the felt eyes and mouth from the crochet pattern as I think it looks a bit cleaner. I also like the goggles and the gloves better in the second pattern than the knit one. I had to improvise a glove pattern for the knit minion, but I think I have one that will work. Luckily these guys have only 3 fingers!
So far, I’ve got the body and one arm done. Tonight I’ll work on the second arm and glove. I should’ve done more on Monday as it was a holiday, but that black yarn is tough to work with! I’ve never worked with such a dark yarn, and it just wore my eyes out.