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Topic: Despicable Me Minion brain protector (with a despicable child model and attack)  (Read 40822 times)
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« on: August 01, 2013 11:51:12 AM »


Look what I made! The brain protector, not the kid. Well technically, yes, the kid too, but look at the brain protector!

here's the attack (for those interested)
This will make an adult size brain protector:
Gather  your gear:
size H hook
Yellow yarn
Black yarn
Scraps of blue yarn
Scraps of gray yarn
Scraps of white yarn
Row 1: with yellow, make magic circle, sc 6 times in circle, pull to tighten
Row 2: ch 3 (this counts as 1 dc) dc into same stitch, dc twice in each stitch joining with slip stitch at beginning of ch 3.
Row 3: ch 3, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in each stitch all around.  Join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 4: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc in next stitch, dc twice in next stitch, dc in next stitch repeating this all around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 5: ch 3, dc in same stitch, dc in next two stitches, dc twice in next stitch, dc in next two stitches following this pile of flesh all around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 6: ch 3, dc in each stitch all the way around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
Row 7 & 8: change to black: ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch in top of chain 3
Row 9-14: change back to yellow, ch 3, dc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch in top of ch 3
The base of the brain protector is now finished, cute right?
Now were gonna make the ear flaps.  With the seam centered in the back, find 8 stitches on each side to position the ear flaps.  Join the yellow (with the right side of the brain protector facing you) and ch 3, dc in next 7 stitches. TURN YOUR WORK, ch 3, dc in next 6 stitches, TURN AGAIN, ch 3 and dc in next 5 stitches, TURN AGAIN ch 3 and dc in next 4 stitches and bind off.  Repeat on the other side of the brain protector.
Starting at the back of the brain protector where the ear flap starts, join blue yarn.  Ch 1 and sc all around brain protector going around ear flaps and finishing with a slip stitch into top of ch 1.
I measure out about 3 feet of yarn in 3 colors and wove them through the ear flaps and braided them.
Now were gonna work on the eyeballs!
with magic circle, and black yarn, ch 3, dc in circle 11 more times (total of 12 dcs) and pull yarn to tighten into circle.  Switch to white, ch 3 and dc into same stitch, continue to dc twice into each stitch and join with slip stitch into top of ch 3. Switch to gray yarn and ch 1, sc into each stitch all the way around.  Bind off leaving a long tail of gray to sew the eyes onto the brain protector.  Make 2, although I guess you could just make one since there is a one eyed minion.
Position the eyes on the brain protector and with the long tail of gray yarn, sew the eyes to the middle of the black strip.
with black yarn, sew a mouth on the minion.  I like the little half smiley :/
I hope this hasnt been too confusing, Im all about free patterns, I hate paying for them so if I can help anyone out Im more than happy too.
Peace and blessings!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013 12:04:25 PM »

Are you kidding me? That is adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013 12:32:45 PM »

The picture in the main post is borked, but the topic thumbnail is ghoulish! I may have to learn to crochet properly so I can make one of these.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013 08:32:09 AM »

Aww, this is WONDERFUL!  Thank you so much for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013 07:30:28 PM »

So adorable! Thank you so much! This is going to be great fun to do for the kiddos! Any suggestions on sizing it smaller...sorry not the most skilled at adapting patterns...didn't know if there was a general rule of thumb that would help me figure it out...
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013 03:52:40 AM »

So adorable! Thank you so much! This is going to be great fun to do for the kiddos! Any suggestions on sizing it smaller...sorry not the most skilled at adapting patterns...didn't know if there was a general rule of thumb that would help me figure it out...
The finished brain protector had a lot of stretch so it got my 10 year old daughter as well as myself so that's why I sized it "adult". If you wanted to make a child size (4-8 years old) I would decrease the hook size. I used an H so you could go down to an F. If you wanted to make infant/toddler size I would start the brain protector with 4 stitches inside the magic loop instead of 6. I hope this cleared it up for you, happy hooking!
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013 04:04:44 AM »

Wow wow wow...I've finally learned how to crochet, and now I just found the motivation I need to get my tension right (it's a rookie mistake I know, but my tension is still all over the grave). Nice work!
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013 06:12:02 AM »

Thanks again, bethntim!  I featured this in our Project of the Week email yesterday! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013 06:40:04 AM »

I eat it!  Thanks so much for sharing your pile of flesh...your model and the brain protector are just so adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2013 11:26:18 AM »

That is seriously cute. But the child doesn't look so despicable there - maybe it's because she knew she was getting her picture taken. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2013 02:23:01 AM »

This rocks! We're big fans of the movies! Loved the 2nd one as much as the first.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2013 12:19:12 PM »

So adorable! Thank you so much! This is going to be great fun to do for the kiddos! Any suggestions on sizing it smaller...sorry not the most skilled at adapting patterns...didn't know if there was a general rule of thumb that would help me figure it out...
The finished brain protector had a lot of stretch so it got my 10 year old daughter as well as myself so that's why I sized it "adult". If you wanted to make a child size (4-8 years old) I would decrease the hook size. I used an H so you could go down to an F. If you wanted to make infant/toddler size I would start the brain protector with 4 stitches inside the magic loop instead of 6. I hope this cleared it up for you, happy hooking!

Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know!! Can't wait to try these!!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2013 08:44:11 PM »

Aw man! I'm so gonna make mine today XD
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2013 07:28:49 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2013 10:41:22 AM »

YAY! thanks y'all!

And she's really not despicable, she's my pookie pie
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2013 01:26:39 AM »

Seriously cute!
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« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2013 09:25:45 AM »

so cute!  And thanks for sharing attack. Grin

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« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2013 12:13:36 PM »

Cute Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013 06:55:51 PM »

Thank you so much for the pile of flesh. I adapted it to make my dd's favorite minion from the second movie. I can't post pics yet, but here's the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fibercrazed/10584231536/
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2013 06:24:55 AM »

 Shocked Ok! This is RAAR grr ugggh! And it made me learn how to do a magic circle! I always had been doing things like a chain, and then I had a crummy looking circle!

Ok, so my tension is a bit firm, but if you use a smaller hook, it makes the cutest toddler/baby brain protector. When you use a larger hook, you get a slightly bigger brain protector. Because my tension is FIRM, I used a bigger hook. If I needed a bit more room, I just added 2 more single crochet in the magic circle.

I have made Hello Kitty, a minion, a sad attempt of 'Mater (looks like a beaver), and just a stripey brain protector. I would not have been able to do this unless I had this pile of flesh! Yay!
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Congratulations!  You are one to the featured projects that ROCKed for 2013. Grin
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