The movie is now in theaters, and the Beast is here! What a handsome Beast he is, if I do say so myself. These patterns are a little tricky only because of trying to squeeze so many details into such a small package, but once you get the hang of it, they work up pretty quickly! They are great for stocking stuffers or Easter basket gifts. Kids love them for travel because they can carry them easily, and they are great for imaginative play! Click here for my Pocket Princess Belle pattern!
Yarn brands and colors were based on what I had on hand. Find the closest colors you can to match! There are many important color changes in this tiny space, so I've been very specific here as to which colors are used where.
Vanna's Choice: Honey (main fur), Chocolate (horns), Beige (embroidered facial fur)
Caron One Pound: Royalty (jacket and bow), Sunflower (vest and jacket trim), White (collar, shirt ruffles, and teeth)
Red Heart Super Saver: Black (pants and eyes)
Crochet hook size F- 3.75mm
Polyester Fiberfill or yarn scraps for stuffing
Terms and abbreviations to know:
rnd, rnds - round, rounds
ch, chs - chain, chains
st, sts - stitch, stitchs
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
inc - increase, 2 sts into 1 sts
dc bobble - double crochet bobble Important: The dc bobble has two additional steps in this pattern than it did in the Belle pattern, to make the arms and legs a bit thicker.
Notes: Know how to crochet in rnds. These patterns are worked from the head down, with no joining. Use a st marker as you work to mark the beginning of each rnd. Color changes can be made, by pulling next color through the 2 loops to finish off the previous stitch. As a free pattern, this pattern has not been tested, but is accurate to the best of my abilities. Please let me know if you find any errors! You can click the pattern title below to get to the printable PDF (text only), still free!
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Rnd 9: in white, sc in each st around; 18 sts
Attach Royalty. Drop, but don't cut Honey. You will pick it back up for rnd 11.
Rnd 10: in Royalty (inc, sc in each of the next 2 sts), in White (inc, sc in each of the next 2 sts), in Royalty for remainder (inc, sc in each of the next 2 sts) 4x, pull Honey through at end of last st; 24 sts
You will be working this rnd with all three colors (White, Honey, and Royalty), keep the two you're not using at any given time, behind your sts.
Rnd 11: [dc bobble in part Royalty and part Honey (see pictures for details), pull Royalty through the final loops to complete bobble and prepare for next sts], sc Royalty in next 3 sts, sc White in next 4 sts, sc Royalty in next 3 sts, pull Honey through the end of last st to prepare for bobble, using the detailed pictures repeat the bobble instructions from the brackets, sc Royalty in next 12 sts; 24 sts
Continue to carry both Royalty and Honey, adding in Sunflower for the center vest area.
Rnd 12: in Royalty dec, sc in next 2 sts, in Sunflower dec, in White sc in next st, drop and cut white here leaving a long tail for sewing on some embellishments later, in Sunflower sc in next st, continue to carry Honey and Sunflower, but complete rnd in Royalty (dec, sc in each of the next 2 sts) 4x; 18 sts
Rnd 13: attach Black this rnd by just adding it to your carried colors. You will be knotting everything off on the inside before closing, in Royalty sc in next 2 sts, pull Honey through end of st to prepare for bobble [dc bobble in part Black and part Honey] pull Sunflower through final loops of bobble, in Sunflower sc in next 5 sts, pull Honey through end of last st to prepare for bobble, drop and cut Sunflower leaving a long tail for sewing on some embellishments later, repeat bobble instructions in brackets, pull Royalty through final loops of bobble, drop and cut Honey, and complete rnd in Royalty still carrying Black, sc in next 2 sts, FLO for bracket instructions: [sc in next st, hdc in next st, (dc, ch 3, sl st back into first ch, dc) in next st, hdc in next st, repeat (), hdc in next st, sc in next st]; 20 sts The last bracket text here creates his coat tails. You can fasten off the Royalty at this point, and complete the Beast with black for his pants.
Before we go onto the closing rnds, there is a lot to be done with his face and additional features. First, turn your beast inside out and knot up all the loose ends you currently have, so that none will come undone while embroidering. Then, with a small piece of black yarn, embroider on the eyes between rnds 5 and 6. Then add your Beige just below and between the eyes. The facial embroidery isn't as complicated as it sounds. Just follow the pictures below for ideas on the placement. Originally, I wanted to crochet the horns and sew them on, but ended up embroidering every feature due to ease and consistency. The crocheted horns would have been too big.
Make sure all your loose ends are knotted inside the body securely, and stuff the body. These are great little projects for using up yarn scraps! That is what I used for stuffing. Then begin closing up in Black. In the back of his body, you will be using the unworked back loops, underneath the coat tail for this rnd, so you are still only working on closing up 18 sts.
Rnd 14: (dec, sc in next st) 6x; 12 sts
Rnd 15: dec 6x; 6 sts
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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