He was so fun to crochet! Nicholas's mom (my sister-in-law) said that he likes the one-eyed minions the best, so that's what I made. When I looked at pictures of minions on the internet, I found millions of facial expressions that they wear, but for simplicity's sake, I chose an extremely simply sheepish smile. Here's one of the inspiration pictures I used:
The free pattern was very easy to follow, but I had a hard time making the color change between yellow and black look smooth. If I ever crochet another minion, I think I'll just make the black strap on his glasses a whole separate piece and whipstitch it on.
Love the overall straps! I added the front bib pocket (it wasn't in the original pattern). My materials consisted of Red Heart Super Saver worsted weight yarn & poly-fil stuffing, and my weapon of choice was an F hook.
Margie Cat was very suspicious of this little yellow dude.
Today is Nicholas's actual birthday, and his mom said that he loves his minion! She sent me this picture a little bit ago.
Happy birthday, little buddy!! We love you so much!