Who’s hoping for Minions of Easter Eggs?! (Day 3)

This is part 3 of the instructions on how to make this little blue and yellow guy.

Minion Easter Egg Holder

He’s very well trained in helping you hide your secret Easter Egg chocolate stash.

An Eggcellent way to hide a secret chocolate Easter Egg!

An Eggcellent way to hide a secret chocolate Easter Egg!

Here are the links if you’ve missed the previous posts, Day 1 (Lower Body), Day 2 (Head, Eyes and Goggles).

Today we’re making his feet and legs.

Please note – I’m based in the UK and use UK crochet terminology.  You can see a list of abbreviations on the post for Day 1.

Feet & Legs – make 2

Using 4mm hook and 2 strands Black work 11 ch

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Round 1 – 2dc into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc into each of next 2ch, 1htr into each of next 3ch, 3tr into each of next 3tr, 6tr into last ch, working along opposite side of chain, 3tr, 3htr, 2dc, 2dc into last ch, ss to top of 1st st (26sts)

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Round 2 – 1ch, 1dc, 2dc into next st, 10dc, 2dc into next st, 1dc, 2dc into next st, 10dc, 2dc into last st, ss into 1st st (30sts)

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Place the piece onto card and draw around it.

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Cut the card inside the line so that it is slightly smaller than your crocheted piece then put aside until later.

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Round 3 – 1ch, 1dc into back loop of each st, ss into 1st st (30sts)

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Round 4 – 1ch, 9dc, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog, 2dc, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog, 9dc, ss into 1st st (26sts)

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Round 5 – 1ch, 5dc, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog x 2, 1dc, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog, 5dc, ss into 1st st (20sts)

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Round 6 – 1ch, 4dc, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog, 2dc, dc2tog, 1dc, dc2tog, 4dc, ss into 1st st (16sts)

Fasten off and insert card.

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Legs

Using 4mm hook and 2 strands Blue join yarn to back of foot.

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Round 1 – 1ch, 1dc into same space, 1dc into each st, ss into 1st st (16sts)

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Round 2 – 1ch, 1dc into each st, ss into 1st st (16sts)

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Round 3 – 1ch, (3dc, 2dc into next st) x 4, ss into 1st st (20sts)

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Fasten off, work in any loose ends and stuff firmly.

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Stitch to base of your Minion

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That’s it for now.  The next post will show you how to make his hands and arms and how to finish him.  See you then!