(photo is the property of Wolf Dreamer and can be found here)
Every month, sometimes twice a month, I will be running a Crochet A Long. These will not be my patterns, but rather a pattern from another blogger or another designer. Each pattern will be from a trusted designer and I will have personally tested each and every pattern before we start.
Perhaps if the next few Crochet A Long’s go well we will make a bigger project next year – perhaps an Afghan or a Shawl – we will see how we go.
So how will these Crochet A Long’s work, perhaps you’ve never been in a Crochet A Long (or CAL) before, or only in a forum setting. The plan is, I will post a pattern and we will use the comments on that post to chat about the process, this way we keep our comments in the right place. You are more than welcome to email me with any questions you might have about the stitches or the pattern, but I would prefer to answer all questions in the comments section, chances are someone else is asking the same question.
Right let’s get to it.
This CAL we will be working on WolfDreamer’s Minion, from Despicable Me. He is a cute little guy and perfect for a Christmas Present or perhaps a Toy Drive (We will have a blog about a Toy Drive next week)
Where can I find the Pattern: here or http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com/2010/07/despicable-minion.html
How Hard is this pattern going to be: This pattern uses SC (Single Crochet) SL ST (Slip Stitch) and basic sewing. If you are unfamiliar with SC or SL ST let me know and I can post a great video for each stitch.
How long will this project take me? If your a quick Crocheter you could probably have him finished in a weekend, If your a beginner it will take you longer. The good thing about Crochet is it is a fast craft, you can see your progress working up quickly. Don’t be disheartened if it takes you a little while – you will get there :)
How much will it cost? Depending on your yarn, but if you got your supplies from Big W you could make 6 minions for less than $15. (based on having to buy whole balls of 5 different yarns)
What Yarn do I need? Cheap acrylic is best, the hardness of the acrylic allows your stitches to hold firmer – which is just what we are looking for in something we will later stuff.
Right let’s get started, have a read of the pattern and let me know if you have any questions.