A despicable scarf


Scarf inspired by "Minions"
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Scarf inspired by “Minions”

I saw several patterns for Minion scarves on Pinterest, but all were for crocheting. I looked for a knitting one, but didn’t find what I wanted, so I decided to wing it and try making my own pattern. Ultimately, I ended up making several pieces, and joining them, but I kinda like the depth.

So here’s what I did:

Cast on 16 stitches with the royal blue. Knit 20 rows.

Add yellow, knit 5 (carrying blue behind), switch to blue and knit 6, switch to yellow and knit 5 (you don’t have to carry the blue here).

Follow the pattern yellow 5, blue 6, yellow 5, while carrying the yellow behind the blue. Make sure you’re carrying the yellow on the same side each time so it doesn’t show on what you want your front side to be. Do this for 4 rows. You don’t have to tie off the blue yet, but give yourself a pretty long tail, to use later.

Continue knitting with just the yellow until you feel the scarf is long enough. You’ll add the face parts later. Make sure when you decide to add in the blue part your front-side and back-side haven’t changed so you carry on the same side as when you started.

When you get to the end, you’ll work in reverse and have to add in blue again. Remember to give yourself a long tail to work with.

Knit 5 yellow, 6 blue, 5 yellow for a total of 5 rows, carrying the yellow behind the blue.

Knit 20 rows with the blue. You can tie off and weave in the end of the yellow.

Finish the blue and tie off as you normally would.

Now for the details…

Using the tails of the blue yarn you left, embroider a chain stitch from the two top corners of what will be the overall bib to the edge of the scarf at a diagonal. Repeat on the other end of the scarf. There, you’re done with blue.

Take black yarn and cast on 16 stitches. Knit 4 rows. Again, I left long tails. You need two of these pieces.

Note: My black yarn was a bit lighter weight than the yellow and blue yarn I used, so I cast on 18 stitches. You want the black piece to match the width of your scarf, but it stretches, so you have wiggle room, you just don’t want it too short that it puckers the scarf or too long that it over hangs the edge.

Using the long tails, or a separate piece of black yarn, sew the bars about an inch above where the overalls’s straps reach the edge of the scarf.

For the big eye,

Cast on 3 with white.

Knit the first stitch front and back to increase, knit 1, knit the last stitch front and back. You should have 5 stitches now.

Knit 1, knit 1 front and back, knit 1, knit 1 front and back, knit 1. You should have 7 stitches.

Knit 1, knit 1 front and back, knit 3, knit 1 front and back, knit 1. You should have 9 stitches.

Knit 3, add in black and knit 3, carrying white behind, knit 3 in white.

Knit 3 white. Switch to black, knit one front and back, knit 1, knit one front and back, carrying white behind. Switch to white and knit 3.

Knit 2 white, switch to black and knit 7, switch to white and knit 2.

Knit 3 white, knit 5 black, knit 3 white.

Knit 3 white. Switch to black, knit two together, knit 1, knit two together. Knit 3 white.

Knit 3 white, knit 3 black, knit 3 white. Tie off black.

Knit 1 white, knit two together, knit 3, knit two together, knit 1.

Knit 1, knit two together, knit 1, knit two together, knit 1.

Knit two together, knit 1, knit two together. Finish off and sew in center of one of the black straps on one end of the scarf.

This is Stuart.

For small eyes (need 2):

Cast one 2 with white.

Knit 2 front and back.

Knit 1, knit 2 front and back, knit 1.

Knit 2, add in black and knit 2, switch to white and knit 2.

Knit 2 white. Switch to black, knit 2 front and back. Knit 2 white.

Knit 2 white, knit 4 black, knit 2 white.

Knit 2 white, knit 2 two together in black, knit 2 white. Tie off black.

Knit 6 white.

Knit 1, knit 2 two together, knit 1.

Knit 2 two together. Cast off.

Sew the eyes on the other black band to create Dave.

Final touches:

Use embroider a chain stitch to create a smile for your minion and tie on black yarn as hair if you want it style-able or chain stitch hair you want immobile.

 

Good luck!