Thursday, February 12, 2015

Villains Collection 1

So, after a ridiculously long time (mostly because I watch kids during the day and I can only work on things in 10 or 15 minute slots, as well as chasing my own 10 month old around)...I have finally completed the next collection for the Pretty Princess Lovey by Bowtykes.  Whew!

Several people requested that I work out some Villains to go with the Princesses I've posted before, so here we go.  I have more Villains in the works, but these were the most requested so I started there.  Oh, and did you know that the Wicked Queen from Snow White actually had a name?  I sure didn't...but Google it (I'm not crazy!).  Go over to Bowtykes on Ravelry and purchase the Pretty Princess Lovey pattern (it is the base of ALL of these lovies...without it these notes will NOT make sense) and then let 'er rip with my notes here.  Without further ado, may I present:

Mother Gothel - from Tangled

Colors:  skin - RHSS in Buff
             dress - RHWL in Boysenberry
             hair - RHWL in Black
                        Two strands of any color Gray
             belt & neckline - RHSS in Gold

Dress - R1 & R2 -- In Buff, work as written
            R3 -- Carrying Buff behind your work, attach Boysenberry and work [3dc in next st, sk 1 st} 
           5 times, sw to Buff    and work the next [3dc in next st, st 1 st], sw back to Boysenberry  
           and complete the rest of the round
           R4-R14 -- in Boysenberry, work as written

Arms - Make 2
            R1-R5 -- in Buff, work as written
            R6 - sw to Gold, work as written
            R7 - sw to Boysenberry, work as written
            R8-R19 -- work as written

Neckline - In Gold, embroider around the edge between the Buff in R2 and the Boysenberry in R3. 
            FO and pull underneath.

Belt - In Gold, ch 90.  Tie a knot in each end.  Weave through dress between R5 and R6.  Tie ends 
          together in front of dress and let ends hang down.

Head - In Buff, work as written.  Embroider eyes between R11 and R12.

Wig Cap - In Black, work as written.

            Cut a BUNCH of Black yarn pieces about 14 inches long.  Attach using Latch Hook Method 
            as described in pattern.  Add in the 2 pieces of Gray anywhere on the wig cap.  Separate each
            yarn piece into 4 strands and fluff.
 

 


Queen Grimhilde (the Wicked Queen from Snow White)

Colors:  dress -- RHWL in Black
             hem -- RHWL in Violet
             collar -- RHWL in White
             skin -- RHSS in Buff
             hair cover -- RHWL in Black
             crown -- RHSS in Gold
             medallion -- RHWL in Holly Berry
                                  RHSS in Gold

Dress - Make as written in Black. 
            For R2, work in BLO.
            R13-R14 -- sw to Violet.

Arms - Make 2
            In Buff, work R1 through R6 as written.
            R7 -- sw to Violet
            R8 - R19 -- sw to Black
            Sew on to R2 of dress, across from each other, leaving the back loops open for collar

Collar - In White, work 1hdc around the BLO you left open in R2, ch2, (1hdc in next 2sts, 2hdc in 
             next st), repeat around but do not join, FO.

Necklace - with G hook
            In Holly Berry, ch3, 8sc in 3rd ch from hook, sw to Gold, 2sl st in ea st around, FO. 
            Sew to dress just beneath the two ends of the collar.

Head - In Black
            R1 -- work as written
            R2 -- as written
            R3 -- as written
            R4 -- as written
            R5 -- 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, sw to Buff (carry Black behind, do NOT
            cut, from here on), 1sc in next 2 sts, sw to Black (carry Buff behind, do NOT cut, from here
            on), 1sc, finish round as written
            R6 -- 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 5 sts, sw to Black, 
            finish round as written
            R7 -- 1sc in fisrt 4 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 8 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R8 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 10 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R9 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in nest 10 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R10 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 11 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R11 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 11 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R12 -- 1sc in first 4 sts, sw to Buff, 1 sc in next 10 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R13 -- 1sc in first 5 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 4 sts, sw to Black, 1sc in next st, sw to Buff,
            1sc in next 4 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            EMBROIDER eyes on now, between R11 & R12, as written
            R14 - R19 -- in Black, finish as written
            Sew Head to dress at R2 of dress.

Crown - In Gold
            Ch38, join.
            1hdc in each ch around, join.
            Ch1, (picot in first st, sl st in next 3 sts) repeat around, ending on a sl st.  FO.
            Sew to head just above the Widow's Peak in R13.




Ursula - from The Little Mermaid

Colors:  skin -- Lily Sugar n' Cream in Hot Purple
             dress -- RH Shimmer in Black (also, use a J or K hook for dress as Shimmer works up a little
                          shorter than other WW yarns)
             gray filler sections - RH Shimmer in Pewter
             eye shadow - blue embroidery floss
             charm - RHSS in Gold

Dress --
            R1-R2 -- work as written in Hot Purple
                        For Bosom - R3 -- sw to Black, work (3dc, sk1) 5 times, then work *YO, insert into
                        R2* 5 times as next st, work 3dc in next st of R3, sk 1 st, work *YO, insert into R2* as
                        next st, then proceed with R3 as written.
            R4-R5 -- work as written in Black
            R6 -- attach Pewter, carry behind your work as you work the pattern as written, alternating
            Black and Pewter to make 6 Black tentacles and 6 Pewter "space holders."

Charm - In Gold, embroider one small dot between "Bosom" to represent the snail-shell necklace.

Arms - Make 2
            In Hot Purple, work as written for bare arms (no sleeves).

Head - In Hot Purple, work as written.  Embroider eyes as written between R11 and R12.  Using Blue
            embroidery floss, embroider eyeshadow over each eye.  Using Black, embroider one small
            beauty mark.  Sew to dress.

Wig Cap - In White, work as written.  Sew to head.

Hair -  Cut a BUNCH of yarn pieces in White and Pewter.  Attach to wig cap using the Latch Hook 
            method in the pattern.  The Pewter goes in the front in a block and the White surrounds the
            rest of the wig cap. 
           
            -Once all the hair is attached, hang the lovey upside down so all the hair hangs down evenly.
           - Spray all the hair strands with some kind of spray fabric starch.  Allow to dry completely;
            repeat as necessary (it took me 4 applications to get the hair to stay standing up.)
           -Trim the hair strands quite short to mimic Ursula's cropped hairstyle, kind of making a point
             in the front.  Spray   again with the starch and allow to dry. 



Maleficent- from Sleeping Beauty

Colors:  dress & horns (hat) -- RHWL in Black
             hem & collar & hat accent -- RHWL in Iris
             skin -- RHSS in Honeydew

Dress -- In Black
            R1 -- as written
            R2 -- as written
            R3 -- as written in BLO
            R4 - R13 -- as written
            R14 -- sw to Iris, work as written but replace the {3dc in next st} with a special picot:
                        SPECIAL PICOT -- 1dc in next st, 1dc in same st, ch2, 1sc to top of dc just made, 1dc
                        in same st

Collar - In Black
            - In the BL of R3, work 1hdc in ea st around, do NOT join
            - Sw to Iris, work 1hdc in each st INSIDE of the Black you just worked in the BL all the way
              back around, turn
            - Ch2, work 1hdc in ea st back around.  FO.
           
Arms - Make 2  This way of making the arms makes them into long breezy sleeves, not actually arms, and is the same type of arms that I put on Mulan in a previous post.  It made sense to me and I loved how they turned out but not everyone likes them.  If you prefer, make the arms as directed in the base pattern instead using the colors indicated here.
            Instead of using arm pattern, make 2 long sleeve "tubes":
            - Ch 12, turn.
            - R1 - 2sc in 1st st, 1s in ea st across, 2sctog in last 2 sts.  Ch2, turn.
            - R2 - 2sctog, 1sc in ea st across, 2sc in last st, ch2, turn.
            Continue alternating Row 1 and Row 2 until you have 13 rows.  FO.
            Roll your work over until the last stitch of Row 13 meets the first st of Row 13, sl            
            st down the seam to make a tube.
            Sew onto R1 of dress/blanket.

Head - In Honeydew, work as written.  Embroider eyes as written between R11 and R12.

Hat - In Black
            - Make wig cap as written but finish with a picot in the last st
                        PICOT -- 1dc, ch2,1sc in top of the dc you just made, sl st into next st
            - FO.  Sew to head with the picot in the front, between but just above the eyes.

Horns - Make 2
            R1 - magic loop, ch1, 3sc in loop
            R2 - 1sc in ea st around
            R3 - (2sc, 1sc in next st) 3 times around
            R4 - (3sc in next st, 1sc in next 2 sts) repeat around
            R5 - 2sc in ea st around
            R6 - 3sc in next st, 1sc in remaining st around
            R7 - 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sctog in next 2 sts, 1sc in remaining sts
            R8 - 1sc in ea st around
            R9 - 2sctog in next 2 sts, 1sc in ea st remaining
            R10 - 3sc in next 2 sts, 1sc in ea st around, FO

            Sew to wig cap. With Iris, embroider a swirling line wrapping around each horn.  FO and pull
            ends inside the horns to hide them.


Feel free to use these notes for your own use, and of course, you have my permission to sell items made from them as long as you link back to this post and Spicy Tuesday Crafts.  Please don't sell the written notes to anyone.  At all.  Thanks. 

23 comments:

  1. Thank you! I love it when people share! :)

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  2. Thank you! I love it when people share! :)

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  3. These are wonderful. I haven't had this much fun making things in a while. Thank you!

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  4. these are great ! thank you for sharing your talents. i do own the patterns from bowtykes and have made the princesses...now i can add to the collection. a soon to be mother wanted an ariel style...now i can also crochet an ursela !

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  5. Can't u help explain the 3 arms tubes to me?

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  7. I wouldn't recommend using fabric starrch to stiffen Ursula's hair, as it is toxic when ingested. Babies and toddlers will put anything in their mouths. Best to try a mixture of sugar and water as a stiffening agent.

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    1. Startch, is what the should read.

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    2. I would recommend a mixture of non-toxic school glue and water. This will stiffen the hair, make it safe for children, and not make it taste like candy! While I love a good sugar starch for a doily I wouldn't use it on a toy that has the potential to be mouthed.

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    3. I would recommend a mixture of non-toxic school glue and water. This will stiffen the hair, make it safe for children, and not make it taste like candy! While I love a good sugar starch for a doily I wouldn't use it on a toy that has the potential to be mouthed.

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  8. Can you help me with the arm tubes? How many stitches do you start with? It says chain 2, but row one looks like it needs more than 2 chains. Thanks!

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    1. I got confused with that at first too, but She wrote it that way so that it made sense when you repeat it in later rounds. Start with ch 2, then 2 in each, then 2 in first and one in next two and two in last, etc. Understand? :) Now if only someone would help ME out with the horns! :( haha

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    2. She did the same arm tubes (with fewer rows) for Mulan, so I think the chain 2 should have been a chain 12 like it is in the Mulan pattern.

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  9. I am having a lot of issues with the horns on Maleficent. Can you help me out please?? When I Do it according to the pattern it ends up REALLY wide and short and nothing like the ones in the picture... :( HELP!!

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    1. I'm having the same issue . The pattern ifor the horns not working for me at all.

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  10. I ended up writing my own :) good luck!

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  11. I ended up writing my own :) good luck!

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  12. might have better luck asking those questions on her facebook page! :) looks like she's super active on there!

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  13. might have better luck asking those questions on her facebook page! :) looks like she's super active on there!

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