Last fall, when my daughter was star of the week for her class, I free handed more than a dozen tiny little characters, I called pocket pals or pocket princesses. This is the first of those patterns I have actually written up, and just in time for this timeless classic to reappear in theaters (though I don't think anything can beat the beauty of the animated film!)
These pocket princesses and pals, I have learned, are quite adored by little hands! I am known for putting as much detail as possible into my toys and dolls, even to the point of detailed crocheted eyes, so making something so small, with only the minimum details for recognizably, is new and imaginative for me, and my kids love them! They are great for travel, would make great key chains for older "children," ;-) or zipper clips for backpacks. The possibilities are endless! Add them to your little one's Easter basket and be amazed at how quickly they recognize them. They are simple, and soft action figures great for creative play and cuddles. I hope you enjoy the pattern! And the movie!
Look for the Beast pattern coming next week!
Yarn brands and colors were based on what I had on hand. Find the closest colors you can to match!
Vanna's Choice: Chocolate, Beige
Red Heart with Love: Daffodil
Small amount of black for 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
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!
All text and images are owned by Erin Greene of ekayg, copyright ©2017. Images may not be used by anyone else without express written permission. If used, the ekayg watermark must be visible. Pattern may be printed and shared, but may NOT be copied and passed off as anyone else's work. Pattern credit must be linked back to ekayg. Finished products made from this pattern may be used for sale, at your own discretion, but I cannot legally give you license to sell Disney trademarked characters.
Pocket Princess Belle
Belle Body, beginning with hair.
In Chocolate, begin with magic ring.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring; 6 sts
Rnd 2: inc in each st around; 12 sts
Rnd 3: (inc, sc in next st) 6x; 18 sts
Rnd 4-5: sc in each st around; 18 sts
Fasten off Chocolate, leaving a long tail to be used to sew in some hair.
Rnd 6-9: sc in each st around; 18 sts
Attach Daffodil. Carry Beige with you, under your stitches for rnd 10 only. We will be doing some color changes. When changing colors, pull the next color through to finish previous st, as pictured above. Carry whichever color you're not currently using along under your sts, unless told to fasten off.
Rnd 10: dc bobble, sc in Daffodil in next st, sc in next 5 sts in Beige, sc in Daffodil in next st, dc bobble in daffodil, sc in remaining 9 sts in Beige; 18 sts
Fasten off Beige, and continue working only in Daffodil.
Rnd 11: sc in each st around; 18 sts
Rnd 12: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6x; 24 sts
Rnd 13: FLO through this rnd, (dc bobble, sc in next 2 sts) 8x; 24 sts
Stop here, before closing. Here, we will be using some black to sew on for the eyes (pictured), and that long tail you left for Chocolate, for sewing on her bangs. (pictured)
Place a st marker in the 8th ch made.
Row 1: turn and sl st in the first ch, 2 sc in next ch, hdc in each of the next 2 chs, dc in next ch, sk the marked ch, and sl st into the next ch; 7 sts
Row 2: ch 1 and turn to work in the sts just made, sk the sl st, sc in next 4 sts, sl st in last st; 5 sts
Row 3: ch 1 and turn, sk the sl st, 2 sc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, dc in last st, sl st in the next 2 chs of the original ch 8 made; 7 sts
Row 4: ch 1 and turn, sk the 2 sl sts, sc in each of the next 3 sts, sl st in next st; 4 sts
Row 5: ch 1 and turn, sk sl st, sc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next 2 chs of the original ch 8 made; 6 sts
Row 6: ch 1 and turn, sk the 2 sl sts, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st in next st; 3 sts
Row 7: ch 1 and turn, sk sl st, 2 sc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, sl st in next ch from original ch 8 made; 5 sts
Row 8: ch 1 and turn, sk sl st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st in next st; 3 sts
Row 9: ch 1 and turn, sk sl st, sl st in next st, (sc, hdc) together in next st, sl st in the final ch of the original ch 8 made; 4 sts
Now, sew the hair to the back of the head, along the ch 8, so that the longest point sort of lands to one side.
The last thing to do before closing up the body, is just sew some yellow yarn (Daffodil to match the dress), around the bun. I weaved mine around about 3 times.
After tying off all the loose ends, inside the body, and stuffing them up, I didn't even need to stuff the doll much, and just used some yarn scraps I had lying around. These little pocket pals are great for recycling yarn scraps!
To close now, we will be picking up the Daffodil we dropped back at rnd 13.
Rnd 14: work through the unworked back loops of rnd 12, (dec, sc in next st) 8x; 16 sts
Rnd 15: dec 8x; 8 sts Fasten off, and sew closed by weaving your loose end through the last rnd of sts and pulling tight. Knot off and weave in loose end.
connect with me!
I love yarn! I love creating fun and unique things with yarn, as well as practical and useful items. Keep an eye out here for new, free, or discounted patterns!
How I earn money back on craft purchases and more! Click below!
most popular pin!
most popular pattern!