Saturday, February 4, 2017

Prince Collection #1

And here are all the boys together...aren't they handsome!

FREE NOTES are posted below...get your copy of the base pattern here (because the notes don't make sense without it!) and get started on your prince collection today! 

Day 5 - Prince Ferdinand

And our last prince is actually the first Disney prince...Prince Ferdinand from Snow White.  He's also known as Prince Florian (not sure why) so if you Google pictures of him you can use that name as well.  He has a couple trademarks that make him different than just a generic prince...those floppy sleeves and that huge feathery thing on his hat...and I included them for all the Snow White lovers out there.  Swing by and get the base pattern here (so these FREE notes make sense) and get started today!

I've also included a couple of sleeve options in case you don't like the flop, and I made the hat optional so you can decide if you want it sewn on or not.  I used Fun Fur for the feathery thing but you can use regular worsted yarn (and the feather pattern from Prince Phillip) if you're worried about giving Fun Fur to the recipient of the Blanket Buddy.

Thanks for sticking with me this week as I introduce my new Prince Collection...I hope you love them as much as I do! 

And again, just padding my own collection...you probably should keep yours (or gift, cuz you're awesome like that), too.  *wink*

Prince Ferdinand/Florian -- Snow White
Colors:  Blanket -- Red Heart Super Saver in Blue (another old skein)
                           -- I Love This Yarn in Black
                           -- RHSS in Gold
             Arms -- RHSS in White
                       -- RHSS in Buff
              Head -- RHSS in Buff
               Hair -- ILTY in Brown
                Hat -- RHSS in Blue
                       -- RHSS in Gold
                       -- Lion Brand Fun Fur in White
              Cape -- RHSS in Claret (another old skein)


Blanket - R1 through R6 - as written in Blue
               R7 - as written in Gold
               R8 through R16 - as written Black

Arms - R1 through R5 as written in Buff
            R6 - Sc2tog in first st, 2sc in each st around (16sts)
            R7 - 1sc in ea st around (16sts)
            R8 - 1sc in ea st around (16sts)
            R9 - (Sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts), rep around (12sts)
            R10 through R19 - 1sc in ea st around (12sts)
            FO leaving long tail for sewing, sew to R2 of the blanket across from each other.
 Alternate Arms - in Buff
        R1 through R5 - as written
        R6 - Switch to a lighter blue, work as written
        R7 through R15 - as written
        R16 - Switch to Blue, 2sc in ea st around (16sts)
        R17 & R18 - 1sc in ea st around (16sts)
        R19 - Sc2tog around (8sts)
        FO leaving a long tail for sewing, sew to Blanket.

Head - as written in Buff
Hair - Wig Cap as written in Brown up to R11 then,
          Turn, ch1, 1hdc in next 3 sts, 1sc in next 3 sts, sl st in next 3 sts.  FO and sew to Head.
Hat -
        R1 - Ch2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook (6sts)
        R2 - 2sc in ea st around (12sts)
        R3 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next st) rep around (18sts)
        R4 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts) rep around (24sts)
        R5 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 3 sts) rep around (30sts)
        R6 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 4 sts) rep around (36sts)
        R7 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 5 sts) rep around (42sts)
        R8 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 6 sts) rep around (48sts)
        R9 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 7sts) rep around (54sts)
        R10 & R11 - 1sc in ea st aroun (54sts)
        R12 - (Sc2tog, 1sc in next 2 sts) rep around (41sts)
        R13 - Switch to Gold,  1sc in ea st around (41sts).  FO.

Feather (with Fun Fur) -
        Ch11, turn
        1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in ea st across, turn (10dc)
        Ch2, 1dc in ea st across (10dc).  FO and sew to side of Hat.

Cape - In Claret,
        Ch7, turn
        Row 1 - 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in ea st across, turn (6sts)
        Row 2 - Ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in each st across, 2dc in last st, turn (8sts)
        Row 3 - Ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea st across, 1dc in last st, turn (10sts)
        Row 4 - Ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea st across, 1dc in last st, turn (12sts)
        Row 5 - Ch2, 1dc in next st and ea st across, turn (12sts)
        Row 6 through R11 - 1dc in ea st across, turn (12sts)
        Ch1, turn, work 1sc evenly into ea st around the outside edge of the Cape.  FO leaving a long tail for sewing.  Sew to back of R2 of the Blanket, on top of the Arms.
  
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!

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!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Day 3 -- Prince Phillip

Today's prince is my favorite of all of them.  He had the best personality and let's face it...his horse was by far the funniest!  I give you Prince Phillip, beau of Aurora, hero of the movie Sleeping Beauty.  Go to my Ravelry shop here to get the base pattern then let 'er rip! 

Oh, and I made him blonde because he has always looked blonde to me in the movie but I've seen Mattel dolls of him with light brown hair instead.  So you pick...use what makes you happy!

Again, I made him for my own collection...you should probably do the same.  :)

Prince Phillip -- Sleeping Beauty

 Colors:  Blanket -- Red Heart With Love in Pewter
                               ILTY in Black
                               ILTY in Brown
                  Cape -- RHWL in Holly Berry
                   Hair -- ILTY in Gold
                   Skin -- Red Heart Super Saver in Bufff
                    Hat -- RHWL in Holly Berry
              Feather -- ILTY in Brown

Blanket -- R1 thru R6 -- work as written in Pewter
                 R7 -- as written in Black
                 R8 thru R14 -- as written in Brown
                 R5 thru R16 -- as written in Black

Arms -- R1 thru R5 - as written in Buff
             R6 thru R19 - as written in Black

Head -- as written in Buff
Hair -- Wig Cap as written in Gold

Cape -- (This version is a little wider at the top than the one included in the base pattern.  Use the one you like better.)  Use the I hook, Ch13, turn
       Row 1 - Ch2 (counts as dc), 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea st across, 2dc in last st, turn (14sts)   
       Row 2 - Ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea st across, 2dc in last st, turn (16sts)
       Row 3 - Ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea st across, 2dc in last st, turn (18sts)
       Row 4 - Ch2, 1dc in same st, 1dc in ea st across, 2dc in last st, turn (20sts)
       Row 5 - Ch2, 2dc in same st, 1dc in ea st across, 2dc in last st, turn (22sts)
       Row 6 - Ch2, 1dc in next st, 1dc in ea st across, turn (22sts)
       Row 7 thru Row 14 - Ch2, 1dc in next st, 1dc in ea st across, turn (22sts).  FO leaving a long tail for sewing.  Sew to Blanket R2 on top of Arms.

Hat -- In Holly Berry, with 7 hook, in the round.
       R1 - Ch2, 4sc in 2nd ch from hook (4sts)
       R2 - 2sc, 1sc, 2sc, 1sc (6sts)
       R3 - 1sc in ea st around (6sts)
       R4 - 2sc, 1sc, 2sc, 1sc, 2sc, 1sc (9sts)
       R5 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next st), rep around ending with 1sc (14sts)
       R6 - 1sc in ea st around (14sts)
       R7 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next st), rep around (21sts)
       R8 - 1sc in ea st around (21sts)
       R9 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next st), rep around ending with 1sc (31sts)
       R10 - 1sc in ea st around (31sts)
       R11 - 1sc in ea st around (31sts)
       R12 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts) rep around ending with 1sc (41sts)
       R13 thru R17 - 1sc in ea st around (41sts)
FO.  Fold up back edge and tack down to the body of the hat.

Feather - In Brown,
       Ch10, turn.  Sl st in first 2 sts, 2sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc, 1sc, picot in the same st, (now work down the other side of the beginning chain), 1sc, 1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc, 2sc, 2 sl sts in last st.  FO leaving long tail for sewing.  Sew to one side of the Hat (see photos for reference).

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!