Thursday, February 2, 2017

Day 4 - Eric

And today -- our favorite sea-faring prince.  He's apparently a HUGE favorite of Disney fans far and wide, overwhelmingly voted Most Handsome in many internet forums.  I would agree, especially if you don't count that hideous statue of him from the first scene.  His Blanket Buddy is a pretty easy one...just a few extra rows for his hair (yes, there are sc's right beside dc's...that was on purpose and helps add to the wind-swept look on the sides.  Trust me :) ) and some strategic color changes for his clothes.  And yes, I DID include his open-chested shirt.  :)  Swing by my Ravelry shop here to get the base pattern (otherwise these FREE notes won't make sense) and give him a whirl!

Again, he's just for my own collection...no need to make 'em mad out there in Anaheim. 

Prince Eric - Little Mermaid 
Colors:  Blanket -- Red Heart Super Saver in Soft White
                               RHSS in Claret (same old skein from Prince Charming)
                               I Love This Yarn in Black
                               Red Heart With Love in Peacock
              Skin -- RHSS in Buff
              Hair -- ILTY in Black


Blanket --
     R1 - as written in Soft White
     R2 - Switch to Buff for 2 sts, then back to Soft White (see photo above)
     R3 - Switch to Buff for 1 st then back to Soft White (see photo above)
     R4 - as written
     R5 through R6 - as written
     R7 - Switch to Claret for this round, work as written
     R8 through R14 - Switch to Peacock, work as written
     R15 through R16 - Switch to Black, work as written

Arms - In Buff,
     R1 through R8 - work as written in Buff
     R9 through R19 - work as written in Soft White
Sew to R2 of Blanket

Collar - In Soft White,
     Attach yarn to R2 of the Blanket, on top of the Arms,
          2dc in first st, following round 2 of the blanket work 1sc around using a surface crochet method.  Work 2dc in the last stitch over his other Arm, FO and weave in ends.

Head - as written in Buff

Hair - Wig Cap as written in Black up to R11, turn.
          Ch1, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1hdc in next 3sts, 1sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 7 sts, 1sc in next 4 sts, 1dc in next 7 sts, 1hdc in next 2 sts, turn.
          Ch2, 1dc in next 5 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1sc in next 6 sts, 1hdc in next st, 1dc in next 5 sts, FO leaving a long tail for sewing.  Sew to Head.

You have my permission to do whatever with any blanket you make from this pattern (of course you can, it’s your blanket!). I’d love a link back to this pattern if you post a finished prince online. But PLEASE do not sell, distribute, or rewrite-and-call-your-own these FREE NOTES or any part of them to anyone at any time (of course you won’t, because they're mine). I spend a bunch of time making up and testing my patterns and getting them ready to share…please respect this so I can keep on doing it! Thanks!

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