Crochet Minions Blanket
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?
I love your Minion blanket. Minions are the best ;)
thank you! <3
Hello Mellie, I just came across your blog about the beautiful flower blanket you made awhile back using Vanna’s Choice Pea Green. I am currently make Daisy Blanket using a Vanna’s pattern and yarn. My problem is that when I purchased the pattern I was not aware that some of the colors had been discontinued. You had mentioned in your post that you were going to stock up on Pea Green and I would like to know if you have any skeins that you would be willing to sell me. I hope to hear back from you soon. Thank you.
Hi Mary, I don’t have any extra skeins right now; I’m working on a project using the ones I purchased. If, however, I finish with leftover yarn, I’ll definitely let you know. In the meantime, check out some of the stashes on Ravelry – there are a few that are for sale: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/lion-brand-vannas-choice-solids-heathers–twists/stashes?status=&cf=%3F&photoless=0&search=pea+green. I also found this closeout sale: http://www.knitting-crochet-yarn.com/Lion-Brand-Vannas-Choice-Yarn-Pea-Green-860-170-3-ItemsOrder_p_14093.html. Good luck!
Hello Mellie, Thank you for responding to my question. Your tip on how I might complete “my mission” is greatly appreciated. Thank you again.