Shockingly, I found very little. I'm not sure if it's because Disney keeps a tight rein on their most important characters (although if the crochet pattern is free, I think there's not a copyright issue), or if Mouse lovers just don't happen to be crocheters..... Nothing was inspiring me at all. Even the one or two Minnie Mouse amigurumis I found were really weird-looking. Not all characters translate well into amigurumi, especially ones whose eyes are their most defining feature (after the ears, Minnie & Mickey's eyes are definitely their best assets). I was afraid to try to come up with my own pattern and have the resulting amigurumi give poor little Audrey nightmares. When I was perusing Pinterest, I suddenly hit upon a fun idea: a pillow in the shape of an A! And I could even appliqué a Minnie Mouse symbol on it! Here is the result:
I used a free pattern I found on the internet (more than half of the alphabet's letters are available on this site), an F hook, and a mix of Caron One Pound (worsted weight acrylic) and Red Heart With Love (also supposedly worsted weight acrylic) yarns. Once again, as with Daniel Tiger, I ran into trouble by mixing my yarns. The pink Red Heart With Love yarn worked up a MUCH smaller A than the lavendar Caron One Pound yarn. Whoops. Stupid stupid stupid!!! So, I had to add several rows of a border around the pink half so they would match when I sewed them together. Oh well.
I free-handed the Minnie Mouse appliqué (easy when the iconic symbol is just three circles joined together!!) and sewed it on.
Happy birthday, Audrey!