Fairytale Granny Square – Rapunzel’s Prince

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The handsome prince that saves Rapunzel from her tower.

The sixth in a compilation of granny squares designed around a Fairy Tale theme.
Find more squares here!

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Rapunzel’s Prince

Skill Level:

Easy

Materials:

  • Double knitting/light worsted yarn (No 3)
  • Approx 25 grams of beige and cream
  • Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn in yellow, brown, white and black
  • Hooks 4, 00 mm & 3, 50 mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Marker

Abbreviations:

SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet

SPECIAL STITCH – Picot: CH 3, SL ST into first CH

 

Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.

Finished Size:

Approx 14 cm x 14 cm

 

Instructions:

Circle/Face:
Make a magic circle with beige yarn and 4, 00 mm hook

Rnd 1: CH3 into circle (counts as 1 DC), work 11 DC into circle, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (12 DC)

Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 2 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into each ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (24 DC),
Rnd 3: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next ST. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (36 DC)

Rnd 4: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. * Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * until end of round, SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH (48 DC)

Fasten off and weave in ends

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continue as follows:
Join cream yarn into any back loop of round 4
Note – round 5 is worked into the backloops.

Rnd 5: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into ST (first corner made), *SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.
Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (second corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.
Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (third corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times.
Work 3 DC, 2 CH, 3 DC into next ST (fourth corner made),*SKIP 2 STS, work 3 HDC into next ST. Repeat from * 2 more times. SL ST into top of 3rd CH of 3CH

Rnd 6-7: CH3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into each ST all around and work 2 DC, 2 CH, 2 DC into each corner 2 CH.

Creating The Facial Features:

All features are worked with a 3,50 mm hook

Eyes: (Make 2)
Make a magic circle
RND 1: Work 6 SC into circle;
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each SC of previous round (12 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Eyelids: (Make 2)
Make a magic circle

ROW 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 7 DC into circle (8 DC), TURN
ROW 2: CH 1, work 1 SC into each DC of previous row (8 SC)
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Nose:
Make a magic circle
Work 8 SC into circle
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Embroider a small black pupil onto the eyes – see photo;

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The Crown:
with yellow yarn CH 18 and SL ST into first CH to form a ring
RND 1: CH 1, work 1 SC into each CH (18 SC)
RND 2: CH 3, work 2DCtog, Picot, CH 3, SL ST into same ST as last DC.
*SL ST into next ST, CH 3, work 2DCtog, Picot, CH 3, SL ST into same ST as last DC.
Repeat from * 4 more times.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing

Creating The Prince:

Sew nose into position – sew onto the lower half of the centre round

Sew eyes into position

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Sew eyelids over the top half of the eyes

 

Creating The Hair:

Cut short pieces of brown yarn – approx the same length as the square (14 cm);
I cut four pieces of yarn per fringe

I made 10 fringes – then I trimmed the hair to about 3 cm short and ruffled the hair 🙂

Please be careful when trimming the hair that you do not cut into your eyes!
You can always do the hair first before sewing on the facial features!

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For the mouth I simply used a yarn a bit darker then my beige (face) and made two long stitches.

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Rapunzel’s Prince
Happy Hooking 🙂


Joanita Theron is the Owner and Designer at the Creative Crochet Workshop. For more fun and inspiring crochet designs please visit her at one of the following links:

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On behalf of the Oombawka Design readers, and myself, I would like to Thank Joanita for sharing her free crochet pattern for Rapunzel’s Prince! Check out the rest of the Fairy Tale Themed Granny Squares too!

They are simply adorable!

Find more squares here!

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