I was so excited when I heard there was to be a live-action movie of one of my most favourite fairytale couples that I just had to get cracking and design Beauty and her Beast in celebration thereof.
I have made my Beast a friendly sort of chap to reflect the big heart that Belle uncovers in their story.
Even now that their little photo shoot is over and their pattern is uploaded, they still stand side by side on my desk and make me smile every time I glance at them.
I hope you and the little people you make them for will get just as much delight out of them as I have.
Finished size: Beast – 48cm/19inches Belle – 37cm/14.5inches
Pattern Difficulty: Moderate/Experienced
Knowledge of both knitting and crochet is essential with instructions given in British terms.
Pattern pages: 16 including cover page
Materials: Belle Body: Stylecraft Special DK: 2 balls Soft Peach (1240) Belle Ball Gown: Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball Lemon (1020) – Dress, shoes and bun band Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball Walnut (1054) - Hairpiece Beast Body: Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball Camel (1420) - Body Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball Walnut (1054) – Hair, claws, eyebrows and nose. Stylecraft Special DK: small amount of White - Fangs Beast Clothes: Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball White – Shirt Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball Royal (1117) – Tailcoat Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball Black (1002) - Trousers Beast Hair: Stylecraft Special DK: 1 ball Walnut (1054) (Note: While I’ve used Stylecraft, any double knitting yarn will work. Just be sure to keep to the same brand throughout.) 3mm crochet hook 3mm knitting needles 3 x 11mm (size 2) press stud for Belle’s wig 4 sml press studs for front Beast’s shirt 4 Yellow ribbon roses for Belle’s bun band and dress 1 pair of blue 10mm safety eyes - Beast 1 pair of blue 6mm safety eyes - Belle Fibrefill
Copyright notice: These patterns have taken me a long time to develop with a lot of love and thought put into their production. They are the staple of my livelihood. Please, do not reproduce them for any use other than your own to make these characters. Should it come to my attention that my patterns are being distributed in any form whatsoever without my consent, legal action will be taken.