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Princess Pattern: Belle (Beauty & the Beast) Amigurumi

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme….

I am so excited to announce the arrival of Belle, complete in her beautiful golden ballgown! I don’t know about you, but I used to dream about having that dress when I was a little girl. I still love it! And I especially love the way this princess’ crocheted dress turned out. It’s so ruffly and fun, don’t you think?

(Note: This pattern calls for some 6mm safety eyes. If you don’t have any, I’ve included instructions for using yarn as the eyes instead at the bottom of the pattern.)

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Belle (Beauty and the Beast) Amigurumi Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn colors: cream/skin tone, golden yellow, brown, black. (I used up some miscellaneous yarns in my stash, which were all Red Heart yarns.)
  • Size D/3-3.25mm hook
  • 2 6mm Safety Eyes
  • POLY-FIL Fiber (100% Polyester Fiberfil) “stuffing”
  • Tapestry Needles

Pattern – Head:

Rnd 1: In cream, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnds 5-8: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 9: *sc2tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 10: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Carefully stuff the head, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 11: *sc2tog, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 12: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Pattern – Body w/ (Extra) Poofy Skirt:

Rnd 13: Work 2 sc in each st around. Switch to golden yellow, join and ch 1.

Rnd 14: In golden yellow, work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc each of the next 2 sts. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 15: Work 1 sc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Join & ch1 (16 sts)

Rnd 15: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 16: Work 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 17: *2 sc in first st, sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 18: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 19: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 20: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 4 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 21: *2 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 4 sts* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 22-26: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 27: Work 1 sc in each st around. Join and fasten off.

Rnd 28: Working in the front loops only, *3 sc in first st, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. Do not join.

Rnd 29: Working in the back loops only, work 1 sc in each st around. Join to first sc st of the round and ch 1.

Rnd 30: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 4 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 31: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Using your crochet hook, carefully pull up a tiny bit of the stuffing from the head into the neck (this is easier than trying to force stuffing into the neck). Carefully stuff the rest of the body, but do not overstuff!

Rnd 32: *sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 sts* – repeat around. sc2tog the remaining 2 sts of the round. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 34: *sc2tog* – repeat around. Fasten off. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining gap in the circle and weave in ends.

Pattern – Arms w/ Gloves (make 2):

Rnd 1: In golden yellow, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2-3: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: sc around. Change to cream, join & ch 1.

Rnd 5: In cream, sc around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 6-7: sc around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 8: sc around. Join & ch 1.

Carefully stuff the top of the sleeve just a little bit. It helps to roll the fluff between your hands to make it fit into the sleeve.

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to sew closed the remaining hole at the top of the arm. Sew to body just below the neckline of the dress. See photos for placement. Weave in ends.

Pattern – Dress Details:

1st Tier Detail Piece: In golden yellow, ch 20. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, *sl st in next st and ch 1, 3 hdc in next st* – repeat around. Work a sl st in the last chain space and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew the 1st tier detail piece just at/just below the waistline of the dress. Weave in ends.

2nd Tier Detail Piece: In golden yellow, ch 30. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, *3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st and ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Work a sl st in the last chain space and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew the 2nd tier detail piece just below the 1st tier detail piece. Weave in ends.

3rd Tier Detail Piece: In golden yellow, ch 40. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, *3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st and ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Work a sl st in the last chain space and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew the 3rd tier detail piece just below the 2nd tier detail piece. Weave in ends.

4th Tier Detail Piece: In golden yellow, ch 50. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, *3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st and ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Work a sl st in the last chain space and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew the 4th tier detail piece just below the 3rd tier detail piece. Weave in ends.

5th Tier Detail Piece: In golden yellow, ch 60. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, *3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st and ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Work a sl st in the last chain space and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew the 5th tier detail piece just below the 4th tier detail piece. Weave in ends.

6th Tier Detail Piece: In golden yellow, ch 70. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, *3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st and ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Work a sl st in the last chain space and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew the 6th tier detail piece just below the 5th tier detail piece. Weave in ends.

7th Tier Detail Piece: In golden yellow, ch 80. Starting in the 2nd chain space from hook: sc, sc, *3 hdc in next st, sl st in next st and ch 1, sc in each of the next 3 sts* – repeat around. Work a sl st in the last chain space and fasten off, leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, sew the 7th tier detail piece just below the 6th tier detail piece. Weave in ends.

Neckline Details: In golden yellow, ch 20 and fasten off. Using a tapestry needle, sew the neckline details piece to the neckline of the dress (rnd 14 of dress pattern). Weave in ends.

Sleeve Details (make 2): In golden yellow, ch 10 and fasten off. Using a tapestry needle, sew the sleeve details around the top of the arms. Weave in ends.

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Pattern – Hair, Main Piece:

Rnd 1: In brown, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st* – repeat around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* – repeat around. Join & ch 1

Rnds 5-6: sc around. Join & ch 1.

Rnd 7: sc in first 10 sts, 3 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, sc in last 10 sts. Fasten off.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the main hair piece to the doll’s head so that the small ridge of hdc sts is along the front of the face like bangs. Stitch behind the “bangs” and around the head.

Fold the center of the bangs down towards the face, creating two small “bumps”. Make small, careful stitch with your yarn in the center, but not too close to the front of the hair piece. You don’t want the stitch to be visible! When you’re done, weave in your ends.

Pattern – Hair, Bun:

Rnd 1: In brown, make a magic circle. Work 6 sc in the center of the magic circle. Join to beginning of the round & tighten circle. Ch. 1.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. Join and ch 1.

Rnds 3-4: sc around. Join and ch 1.

Rnd 5: sc around. Join & fasten off, leaving a long tail.

(Note: from this point on, you will not be working the round; you will be making the piece of hair that falls down the doll’s back and over her shoulder.)

Rnd 6: sc in next each of the next 4 sts. Ch 1 and turn,.

Rnds 7-9: sc across this short row. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 10: sc2tog, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnds 11-14: sc across the short row. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 15: sc2tog, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnds 16-17: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 18: sc2tog, sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 19-22: sc across. Ch 1 and turn.

Rnd 23: sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the bun piece to the head, pressing on the piece as you go to make it more rectangular in shape. See pictures for placement & shaping if needed. Add a tiny bit of fluff to the inside of the bun. Weave in ends.

(You can see in the photo below that I sewed her bun on a little crooked. I think this worked pretty well when it came time to wrap her hair over her shoulder, though!)

Wrap a strand of golden yellow yarn around the base of the hair bun several times. Tie with a square knot and weave in ends.

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Pattern – Belle’s Eyes (w/ yarn):

Using a strand of black yarn, hand stitch the first eye onto the doll. Weave in ends.

Using another strand of black yarn, hand stitch the second eye onto the doll so that there are two full/empty sc spaces between the eyes. See photos for placement.

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She is too lovely for words! Now she just needs a prince, a clock, and a candlestick!

Next up is what I’m sure will be the most difficult princess to date: Jasmine! (She has actual legs. I’ll keep you posted.) Happy crafting!

***Please feel free to share this pattern with other crafters! You may make and sell products from my patterns, but I ask that you please link back to my post. Please do not copy this pattern and claim it as your own. Let’s share the yarn-crafting love!***

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