I saw these minion slippers on Pinterest and thought they'd be a great project for a road trip. The original post was not in english and didn't include a tutorial so I figured, what the heck. It can't be that hard, right? Ah, the hubris of a new crocheter. The first slipper I crocheted was terrible. It was giant, didn't fit and was misshapen. So, I went back to the drawing board, found this tutorial and started over.
I've never written a crochet pattern, and I'm not going to attempt to start now (learning lessons in humility every day). I followed the slipper tutorial posted on 2CreateInColor along with her tips and tricks for fitting your slipper. I kept fitting it to Christopher's foot and stopped when it was big enough. The eyes are just white circles rimmed in gray with a bit of black sewn in for the eyeball. The mouth and black glasses band were stitched into the slipper at the end.
The second slipper took about three hours to make. The third took less than an hour. Take chances, make mistakes, get messy! Thanks Miss. Frizzle.