Roo has become rather fond of the Minions that are a bit of a rage at the moment. One of the crochet patterns in the Crochet Bakemono [Monsters!] book by Lan-Anh Bui and Josephine Wan was easily adapted to make something that resembles a Minion.
My little boy was delighted with it when I gave him this after school today.
STOP PRESS .. STOP PRESS .. STOP PRESS
At bedtime today my son said
"Thank for making my Minion, he is much better than any in the shops."
I'm one happy mummy.