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Everybody needs their own army of minions.... even if they are only tiny knitted stuffed ones.
If you can weild a couple of knitting needles, manage a knit and purl stitch... and have a desire to rule the world... this should be a simple task.

Step 1: Materials Needed

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You will need:

Size 4mm knitting needles
Yellow, Blue, Black, and Grey DK Yarn.
1 goggle eye
Stuffing
Needle to sew it up
Crochet hook to make the front of the pants.

You won't need a lot of each yarn.  The most is the yellow, and less than 50gm is needed.

Terms used:
stst - Stocking Stitch.  Alternating rows of Knit and Purl Stitches
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - Knit 2 Together

Step 2: Legs

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Legs - make 2

Cast on 10
Stst 4 rows in black
Stst 6 rows in blue

Slide 2 legs together

Step 3: Body

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K1, k1 front and back, repeat over whole row
Stst 9 rows blue

Stst 22 rows yellow

Stst 3 rows black

Stst 9 rows yellow
K2 tog over whole row
Purl whole row
K2 tog over row. Cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn, pull tight.

Step 4: Overall Front

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Overall front
Using a crochet hook, pick up 9 stitches on the front of the minion, in the last row of blue.

Stst 9 rows
Cast off.

Step 5: Eye Surround, Arms, and Straps

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Eye surround
Cast on 4 stitches in grey.
Stst 23 rows
Cast off
(You can use icord for this.  You may want to google how to do this, as it involved double pointed needles, and in my experience, getting caught up in your knitting and going slightly crazy)

Arms - make 2
Cast on 12 in yellow
Stst 10 rows yellow
Stst 4 black
K2 tog over row, cut yarn, thread stitches onto yarn, pull to tighten.

Straps - make 2
Cast on 3 in blue
Stst 34 rows
Cast off.
 
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LDJacobs10 months ago
Wanted to share my finished minion with you. Will be gifting it to my 7-year-old sin tomorrow for the 7th night if Hanukkah.
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mattbuick11 months ago
How much would you charge for this little guy??
Juanamac (author)  mattbuick8 months ago
​I now have them listed on etsy - https://www.etsy.com/listing/174673755/knitted-minion?ref=shop_home_active_1


But conning a knitter into making one for you is always a good option.

hi, could someone tell me were to buy the goggle eye please, my wife has knitted the doll but cant find anywhere to buy one,,

Juanamac (author)  william freeman8 months ago
Hello,

I get mine from a local craft store. But there is also a wide selection on etsy.com.
This is adorbs! So well done and in knitting too! I always feel knitting critters is so much harder than crocheting them so bravo!
LDJacobs10 months ago
Sorry there! That's son (not sin)!!! Thanks so much for posting this! :-D
craftknowitall11 months ago
Maybe, I'll take this one on, after I knit an Instructables Robot.
LDJacobs11 months ago
I'm working on this now, and it seems to be awfully small. You used DK yarn ... Is that American or English DK?
Juanamac (author)  LDJacobs11 months ago
That is a good question! I'm in New Zealand, so it's probably an English DK... 8ply if that helps.

The finished minion ends up at about 20cm tall.... Ish.
carriesdiy11 months ago
that's amazing!!
xitsxmex11 months ago
I absolutely love it!! Im so trying this.... minions rock! x
bigbowz11 months ago
so cute!
Kiteman11 months ago
Minions rock!