This is so simple it really doesn’t need a pattern, but I will write it down for those of you who like to keep track of instructions or check rounds as you go. It’s a great beginning crochet project since it is so simple, so small, and makes use of those empty pill bottles that would otherwise clutter up your recycling bin. A better way to recycle them is to give them to your friends! These can be turned into so many special pills that you can probably make one up for every person you know. Happy pills, crazy pills, sleeping pills, chill pills, fat pills, love pills, well, you get the idea. So here goes:
Small amounts of worsted weight yarn, any colors – bust your stash!
Small amount of polyester fiberfill
Small amounts of embroidery thread for facial features or fabric paint will also work
Optional embellishments of your choice
Crochet hook size F, 3.75 mm
Directions for regular sized pill
Round 1 – 5 SC in magic circle
Round 2 – Increase by making 2 SC in each SC around = 10 SC
Rounds 3-6 – SC around, changing colors in last stitch if desired = 10 SC
Rounds 7-10 – SC around = 10 SC, stuff
Round 11 – Decrease by SC two SC together all around = 5 SC, add a bit more stuffing if necessary
Round 12 – SC decrease once more and finish off, embellish to make any type of pill you like, pop them into their own little medicine container (cleaned of course), and gift to your friends!
Directions for plus-sized pill
Same as for regular pill but start with 8 SC in MC, and on Round 2 you will increase to 16 SC, so substitute 16 SC wherever is says 10 SC in the above directions and substitute 8 SC wherever it says 5 SC. On Round 12, SC decrease a couple of times instead of just once, to close up the hole.
Mini Minion from Medicine
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Copyright 2013 Author: Tina Le Page – Mad Crochet Lab, All rights reserved
To make a mini minion, you will follow the pill pattern, starting with blue yarn. The only change here is to change to yellow yarn after round 5 instead of round 6. This is the same for the regular sized one or the plus-sized one. If you would like a taller minion, simple add a round or two extra of the yellow. Once that is complete, here is how to finish your minion off:
To make bib on overalls – attach blue yarn in a stitch on the blue round about a stitch or two before the color change (this will hide your color change so you don’t have to worry that it will show). SC 4 or 5 (whichever you prefer based on the size of your minion), attaching those SC to stitches on the minions body, then CH 1 and turn and make one more row across. Finish off. Make straps by attaching blue yarn to each corner of the bib and making a CH 6 and then attaching to the back of your minion where the yellow and blue meet.
Finish your minions however you like! Suggestions – since they are so small, maybe a french knot in black for the feet. For arms – an I-cord or Ch 6 (one is to turn), then SS in each back bump across. Use black yarn for hair. Use wiggle eyes with a chain or gray around it, or felt, fabric paint or embroidery to finish! Have fun and make an army of them to yarnbomb with!