I have a confession – I’ve never seen any of the Minion movies. I’m sort of in the movie dark ages; there are so many classic movies that pretty much everyone has seen but me (Harry Potter, any James Bond, even Goonies). I have a few people in my life who were horrified to hear that and are working on remedying that problem, though! But back to the Minion movies, Despicable Me and its sequels – even though I’ve never actually seen the movie, it’s impossible to not know Minions. I see them everywhere, and my kids even have a pair of Minion shoes each!
Anyway, I’d seen a few interpretations of a beautiful crochet minions blanket on Pinterest and Ravelry, and admired them. But it wasn’t until a friend contacted me about making a couple of minion baby blankets for her that I actually had to look up a few of who these guys are! She sent me a photo of the style she wanted, and I searched around the internet and couldn’t find a pattern. So I made it up as I went along. Halfway through my project, I did eventually come upon the exact pattern on Ravelry that I had originally been looking for, but by then I was mostly done with the blanket. The pattern is for sale on Ravelry here.
My variation differed somewhat, but I enjoyed the flexibility of the pattern and the relatively simple piecework (rectangles, circles, and sewing squares together). It was a good project to work on during the down times of my vacation while being placed in front of a television set with another classic movie that I had yet to see. And by the time the pattern came fully together, I was happy with the way it turned out.
And the blankets were also well received. I’d call that a happy ending, wouldn’t you?