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Dave the Minion Crochet Pattern

Bright yellow, potato-shaped, gibberish-speaking creatures that are easily excited. What’s not cute about that? I didn’t know until one of Jay’s co-workers asked if I would crochet a Minion for him. I watched both Despicable Me movies and instantly fell in love with the Minions. LOVE those Minions.
Dave the Minion in chair - Pops de Milk

Dave the Minion Crochet Amigurumi

I came up with a fun pattern for a Minion and I’ve chosen to make Dave because aside from being so damn adorbs, he – like me – likes ice cream, video games, and he bakes!Dave the Minion in air - Pops de Milk

Not sure how big he would be in real life but for now, enjoy this 8.5 inch version of Dave the Minion. Oh! And did I mention he comes with a cupcake?Dave the Minion reaching for cupcake - Pops de MilkDave the Minion and Cupcake - Pops de Milk

Below is the free version of the pattern. But if you’d like to support my crafty creations you can purchase the PDF version in my shop.

Materials:
For Minion – Size: approx. 8.5’’ tall
-Worsted yarn in yellow, black, blue, white, brown, and grey or silver.
-Size 2.5mm, 3.00mm, 3.5mm, 4.00mm hooks
-Needle for joining parts
-Fibrefill for stuffing
-Embroidery thread in black and light blue
-Embroidery needle
-Small black buttons (2)
For Cupcake – Size: approx. 3” tall
-Worsted yarn in pink, aqua, yellow, white, and black
-Size 3.00mm hook
-Needle for joining parts
-Fibrefill for stuffing
-Embroidery thread in black
-Embroidery needle
Notes: Unless otherwise stated, this pattern is worked in continuous rounds using stitch markers to locate the beginning/end of a round. Work in somewhat tight stitches. All colour changes start in the stitch of the previous round.

Head/Body
Using yellow yarn and 4.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 6sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: [sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (42 sts)
Rounds 8-22: sc in each st (42 sts)
Switch to blue yarn
Rounds 23-28: sc in eact st (42 sts)
Round 29: [sc in next 5 sts, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (36 sts)
Begin to stuff body with fibrefill
Round 30: [sc in next 4 sts, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (30 sts)
Round 31: [sc in next 3 sts, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Round 32: [sc in next 2 sts, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Round 33: [sc in next st, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Round 34: dec in each st (6 sts)
Dec to close, fasten off and weave in ends.

Overall Flaps – Make 2
Using blue yarn and 4.00mm hook.
Round 1: With long slipknot tail (to sew later) ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (12 sts)
Rounds 2-5: ch 1, turn and sc across (12 sts)
In last round ch 16 and fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.

Shoes/Legs – Make 2
Using black yarn and 4.00mm hook.
Round 1: ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, sc 3 in last ch, continue on other side of ch, inc in last space (14 sts)
Round 2: sc in each st (14 sts)
Round 3: sc in next 4 sts, dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in next 5 sts (12 sts)
Round 4: sc in next 3 sts, dec, sc in next st, dec, sc in next 4 sts (10 sts)
Round 5: sc in next 3 sts, dec x 2, sc in next 3 sts (8 sts)
Switch to blue yarn
Round 6: sc in each st (8 sts)
Stuff foot with fibrefill
Round 7: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 4 times (12 sts)
Rounds 8-9: sc in each st (12 sts)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

Arms – Make 2
Using yellow yarn and 3.50mm hook.
Use long slipknot tail to sew later.
Round 1: start 6sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: sc in each st (6 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 3 times (9 sts)
Rounds 4-12: sc in each st (9 sts)
Fasten off.

Hands – Make 2
Starting with hand base, using black yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 6sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Rounds 3-4: sc in each st (12 sts)
Round 5: [sc in next st, dec in next st] repeat 4 times (8 sts)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

Fingers, using black yarn and 2.50mm hook.
Round 1: start 5sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2-3: sc in each st (5 sts)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

Eyes – Make 2
Using brown yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 5sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Switch to white yarn.
Round 2: inc in each st (10 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 5 times (15 sts)
Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.

Goggles
Using grey or silver yarn and 3.50mm hook.
Round 1: ch 21, sl st to 1st ch and sc in each ch around (20 sts)
Round 2: sc in each st ending with sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Repeat to make second piece but leave a long tail – sew in the middle to create goggles.

Goggle Strap
Using black yarn and 3.50mm hook.
Ch 46, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Fasten off and sew to goggles.

Minion assembly:
Sew overalls flap to body where blue yarn begins. Attach buttons and embroider pants detail with lighter blue embroidery thread.
Sew legs to body.
Sew fingers to hands, hands to arms, arms to body just under overalls strap.
Embroider mouth and hair.
For goggles, sew eyes to inside goggle piece then attach the straps and then stitch to head.

Cupcake
Using pink yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 6 sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 6 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: inc in each st (12 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: BLO sc in each st (18 sts)
Round 5: sc in each st (18 sts)
Round 6: [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Rounds 7-8: sc in each st (24 sts)
Switch to aqua yarn.
Round 9: BLO [sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (30 sts)
Round 10: sc in each st (30 sts)
Round 11: [sc in next 3 sts, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (24 sts)
Round 12: [sc in next 2 sts, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (18 sts)
Round 11: [sc in next st, dec in next st] repeat 6 times (12 sts)
Stuff with fibrefill.
Round 12: dec in each st (6 sts)
Dec to close, fasten off and weave in ends.

Topping
Body
Using yellow yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 4 sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 4 sc in second ch from hook.
Round 2: inc in each st (8 sts)
Round 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 4 times (12 sts)
Round 4: [sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st] repeat 4 times (16 sts)
Rounds 5-8: sc in each st (16 sts)
Round 9: [2 dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st] repeat 5 times, sl st in last st. Fasten off and leave tail for sewing.
Eye and Goggle
Using white yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Round 1: start 5sc in magic ring
OR
Ch 2 and 5 sc in second ch from hook.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Using black yarn and 3.00mm hook.
Ch 20. Fasten off and sew to eye. Attach to body.
Stuff with fibrefill and sew to cupcake bottom.
Use embroidery thread for pupil and hair.

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24 thoughts on “Dave the Minion Crochet Pattern

  1. Just wanted to say I have made a couple of these little guys now, using your pattern. They are a huge hit! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern. Only problem is whenever someone sees the minion, they ask me to make another one! I just direct them to your website. Thank you again for this adorable pattern 🙂

  2. oh wow, thank you so much! my nephew matthew asked for a minion for his birthday & not only is dave BY FAR the cutest one to come up in my google image search, he’s got a minion cupcake pattern, too! all of my problems solved with one blog post, thank you!!! (well, except for the problem angela describes in the comment above… i’m guessing that could happen to me too, lol!) 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. GREAT JOB!! Best looking crocheted minions I’ve seen so far! THANK you so much for sharing your pattern.

  4. Hi I am making the minion at the moment and I can’t get the fingers to look right, am I meant to work in continues rounds? I am doing this and it doesn’t look like three fingers. What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks
    Sonja

  5. Hi! I’ve een reading your website forr a long time now and finally got thhe bravery too go ahead and givfe you a shout outt from Austin Texas!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the great work!

  6. Hi I am in the process of making Dave and am having troubles with him standing up, do you have any suggestion?. Also how many fingers does he have? He is so cute!

  7. I’m currently crocheting the minion- fab pattern!
    I’m just having a problem following the pattern for his shoes ( I know it’s me being stupid- sorry), round 1, I keep making it 16 stitches at the end of the round, help, what am I doing wrong?

    1. Hi Nicola, thanks for your comment! I think what may be happening is that you are making an increase in the first chain that makes up the first sc stitch – does that make sense? In other words, after you make 3 stitches in the last chain, sc in the next 4 spaces along the bottom of the foundation chain, inc in the last. Thanks for pointing this out, this kind of feedback is super helpful when I’m designing patterns 🙂

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