Marking the end of my Aladdin series is Jafar! I had a lot of fun with this character. The first reason is that I just used the pattern that I created to make Dr Facilier, which is just an altered and extended version of my Arlo doll base pattern. All I did was make an alteration to the head and the rest was basically just following the pattern that I already had. This meant that I saved a lot of time that I had lost over the Christmas holidays.
Another reason why I had so much fun making Jafar is because of his outfit. The outfit is very dramatic was very different to what I have made before. It required a lot of trial and error to get the shapes right, but it was a fun learning process. So, all in all, this was a relaxed but exciting character to make and I am looking forward to seeing the complete set altogether.
I want to apologise for the messiness with the glue which is very heavy-handed. My glue is nearly finished so I stored it upside down. This was a big mistake because the glue just kept pouring out and would not stop. Hopefully, when you attempt this tutorial the finish will have more finesse.
An important note when making this pattern is that unlike with my other Disney princesses and princes, I used a 2mm crochet hook rather than the 2.5mm one that I usually use. This is because I was testing out the various sizes that I could achieve by using different hooks. If you change your hook size or yarn weight, remember that you will also need to scale the clothing template up or down according to those changes.
Jafar stands at 12 inches tall and 3 inches wide (shoulder to shoulder).
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
(Template size based on Arlo doll base (the extended version) using 4ply yarn and a 2mm hook)
- White felt (for eyes)
- T-shirt transfer paper
- Felt glue
- Dark red felt and thread
- Black felt and thread
- Cream felt and thread
- Sewing needle
- Craft wire
- Sewing machine (optional)
- 4 fasteners (i.e. poppers, Velcro, buttons, etc.)
- Black and grey wool roving & needle felting needle (optional – you can use the yarn to embroider the eyebrows)
- Gold and red polymer clay (optional – you can use felt or whichever medium you prefer)
You are now complete.
Hopefully, your Jafar should have turned out the right amount of cute and villainous. As an added touch, I decided to also make his snakehead staff using a paper straw and gold polymer clay. If you need any assistance, especially when it comes to the clothing, I am always happy to help.
Next month is the beginning of my next Disney Princess series – Snow White! For March I will be releasing the how-to tutorials for both Snow White and Prince Charming.
Until the next post, happy crocheting!