Minnie Crochet Pattern With Video Tutorial

Here it is, my Minnie pattern! It’s all done finally, it took forever!

I would like to make patterns for other Disney characters eventually. I think I might try Donald next and maybe make a variation for Scrooge McDuck. When I was a kid, I loved Duck Tales. I was super excited when I heard it’s back on TV. David Tennant from Doctor Who, is playing the voice of Scrooge McDuck. I loved David Tennant as the Doctor, so I’m predisposed to like every show he does.

My favorite Disney character is Mulan, she’s so bad ass! I’m really excited to see the live action Mulan movie, but also a little worried. Apparently, it’s not a musical and Li Shang isn’t in it! From what I’ve heard, it seems like the plot is completely different. There’s going to be a witch in it. A witch!? Why? However, I’m trying to remain open and not form my opinion before I see it. So we’ll see what happens. I haven’t been disappointed by any of the live action versions so far, so I’m sure I’ll like this one too, even if it’s different from the original.

Anyway, do you ever wonder why blog posts that contain recipes, or patterns, or craft ideas always start with some long, convoluted story about how the creator of said post came up with the idea? You know, the 1,000 word essay about how the changing of the leaves in the fall inspired them to make pumpkin pie (What!? No way! How creative!), or something equally obvious. It turns out the reason isn’t because the author genuinely thinks you care that the secret ingredient is cinnamon (SHH! Don’t tell, it’s a secret!). The real reason is that they need to type several lines of coherent thoughts in order to convince the robots crawling the page that the site is worthy of ads. Hopefully, this is enough to convince them I’m worthy. Enjoy!

MATERIALS:

  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in black, cream, white, one color for the shoes, bow, and dress, and an accent color for the dress
  • Size G – 4 mm crochet hook (or whatever size hook your yarn recommends. I use a slightly smaller hook than is recommended for my yarn)
  • Tapestry needle large enough to fit your yarn
  • Toy stuffing

Check out the Materials page to see the exact materials I use in my patterns/tutorials.

TERMS:

  • BL DEC: Back loop invisible decrease
  • CH: Chain
  • FO: Finish off
  • INC: Increase
  • INV DEC: Invisible decrease
  • MR: Magic Ring
  • RNDS: Rounds
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • ST: Stitch
  • TRPL INC: Triple increase (SC three in one stitch).

* “Triple increase” isn’t an official crochet term. Normally, this is written as “make three single crochets in one stitch”. Triple increase is just a way to make it shorter to write and say.


FACE:

Cream yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

Special term! TRPL INC = Triple Increase: make three single crochets in one stitch.

4.

a. SC 2, TRPL INC,

b. SC 5, TRPL INC,

c. SC 2, TRPL INC,

d. SC 5, TRPL INC

(26)

5.

a. SC 5, TRPL INC,

b. SC 1, INV DEC,

c. SC 1, TRPL INC,

d. SC 5, TRPL INC,

e. SC 8, TRPL INC

(33)

6.

a. SC 2, INV DEC,

b. SC 3, TRPL INC,

c. SC 1, INV DEC,

d. SC 1, TRPL INC,

e. SC 3, INV DEC

f. SC 2, TRPL INC,

g. SC 11, TRPL INC

(38)

7. SC 38 (38)

FO

SNOUT:

Cream yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4.

a. SC 9,

b. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 3

FO

(15)

NOSE:

Black yarn

1. MR with 4 SC (4)

2. INC x 4 (8)

3. SC 8 (8)

  • Sew closed using black yarn and a whip stitch. Sew through the front loop of each stitch and pull tightly to close.
  • Sew the nose to the snout using black yarn

EYES:

Black and white yarn

Embroider on the eyes using a chain stitch.

1. Thread black yarn through the body and come out on the face next to the nose where the pupil should go (see above photo).

2. Insert the needle back into the same stitch where you came out. Don’t pull the yarn tight all of the way, make sure to leave a loop.

3. Bring your needle out in the next stitch, then back through the loop you left from the previous stitch.

4. Pull tightly to form the chain stitch.

5. Continue working chain stitches until you have a small oval. This will form the pupil.

6. Once the pupils are formed, thread your needle with white yarn and work chain stitches around the pupils for for the whites of the eyes.

7. Bring your white yarn up through the top-center of the pupil and work one chain stitch to form the highlights on the eyes.

8. Weave your yarn back into the body a few times so it won’t come loose.

9. Cut your yarn and you’re done!


HEAD and BODY:

Black and dress color yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8-14. (SC 42) x 7 RNDS (42)

15. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

16. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

17. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

18. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

19. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

  • Change to dress color yarn

20. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

21. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

22-28. (SC 36) x 7 RNDS (36)

29. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

30. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

32. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

  • Stuff the head and body

33. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

  • Sew the bottom shut with your yarn by sewing through the front loop of every stitch and pulling it tight until it closes.

EARS (make 2):

Black yarn

1. MR with 5 SC (5)

2. INC x 5 (10)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 5 (15)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 5 (20)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 5 (25)

6-8. (SC 25) x 7 RNDS (25)

9. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 5 (20)

10. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 5 (15)

11. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 5 (10)

FO, don’t stuff the ears

ARMS (make 2):

Black yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9)

3-9. (SC 9) x 7 RNDS (9)

FO, stuff the arm

GLOVES (make 2):

White yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

3-4. (SC 12) x 2 RNDS (12)

5. CH 3, SC 16 (16)

6.

a. SLST 2 *SLST through both sides of the thumb

b. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 3

(9)

7. SC 9 (9)

8. INC x 9 (18)

FO, don’t stuff the gloves

LEGS (make 2):

Black yarn

1. MR with 5 SC (5)

2. INC x 5 (10)

3-12. (SC 10) x 10 RNDS (10)

FO, stuff the legs

SHOES (make 2):

Dress color yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. INC x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 5, INC) x 3 (21)

5.

a. SC 9,

b. INV DEC,

c. SC 10

(20)

6.

a. SC 6,

b. INV DEC x 4,

c. SC 6

(16)

7.

a. SC 6,

b. INV DEC x 2,

c. SC 6

(14)

8.

a. SC 4,

b. INV DEC x 3,

c. SC 4

(11)

8. INC x 11 (22)

9. SC 22 (22)

10. BL DEC x 11 (11)

FO, fold over the cuff of the shoe

SKIRT:

Skirt color and accent color yarn

Start with the accent color

1. CH 31, turn

2. SC 30, CH 1, turn (30)

Change to skirt color

3. (SC 1, INC) x 15, CH 1, turn (45)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 15, CH 1, turn (60)

5-8. (SC 72, CH 1, turn) x 4 RNDS (72)

FO

COLLAR:

Accent color yarn

1. CH 21, turn

2. SC 20 (20)

FO

BOW:

Bow color yarn

1. CH 9

In the next round, work both sides of the chain

2. (SC 7, INC) x 2 (18)

3-5. (SC 18) x 3 RNDS (18)

6. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 3 (15)

7. SC 15 (15)

8. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 5 (10)

9. SC 10 (10)

10. (SC 1, INC) x 5 (15)

11. SC 15 (15)

12. (SC 4, INC) x 3 (18)

13-15. (SC 18) x 3 RNDS (18)

16. (SC 7, INV DEC) x 2 (16)

FO, sew the top closed using a whip stitch

BOW MIDDLE:

Bow color yarn

1. CH 10, join the first and last CH to make a ring

2-3. (SC 10) x 2 RNDS (10)

FO, slide the ring around the bow

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