Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Search for Disney Related Knitting Patterns (Failed)

I loved Disney movies growing up. I wonder what kinds of Disney related knitting patterns are out there. I'm hoping to find things that aren't just chart based, but we'll see! (It'd be great to find characters.)

I'm mainly looking for the animated features, not live action....

Non-Charts
  • Ogre my ogre - Give yourself Shrek ears with this Shrek hat. You will need to create a ravelry account to access this download. So this isn't Disney... but it was the kind of thing that I was HOPING to find from Disney movies...
  • Sleeping Beauty Maleficent Doll - Now this is what I'm talking about! Make a plush toy of this vilian. There is even a tiny raven for her shoulder!
Charts (I didn't do an extensive chart search, because I was much more interested in NON-charts.)
  • Charts of Characters - Micky, Minnie, Peter Pan, Shrek, Bambi, Nemo, Bell, Pooh, Simba, Donald and Daisy Duck, Tigger, Piglet, 101 Dalmatians, Alice, Cinderella, Ariel and more. These charts are rather large, between 50x50 and 100x100 stitches. These are very accurate images, so it's a good place to visit.
  • Stitch Face Chart - (You will need to create a free Ravelry account to view this pattern)

For Sale Items - So my goal is to always find free patterns... but I thought there was a chance that Disney may want to profit from knitting.

I largely feel like I failed with this search. I can find some lion and deer patterns, and those you could pretend came from Lion King or Bambi... but there is very little out there. This was much harder than I thought, apparently people don't often mention Disney when they make a related pattern. I suppose there could be copyright reasons for why they aren't distributed....

Do you know of any Disney related knitting patterns? Send me an email at chemknitsblog@gmail.com, and I'll add it to this list.

10 comments:

  1. You know that Shrek is not a Disney character, right?

    I have a copy of the Disney Book of Knitting. Lots of classic charts for sweaters: Big Bad Wolf, Bambi, Lady and the Tramp, Cruella, Daisy, Dumbo, Goofy, Baloo, Pluto, Snow White, the Dwarfs, Tweedles Dee and Dum, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Mickey and Donald suits for toddler.

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  2. I know that Shrek isn't Disney (and I said so above). I figured I would include it since I wasn't finding any free patterns, and they parody many of the disney characters.

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  3. How is the Disney search going?

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  4. Not great, there isn't really much out there, likely due to copyright issues.

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  5. Tried to find a tinkerbell??

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    1. I never had much luck with my search, and the reason is probably that Disney is VERY strict when it comes to protecting their copyrighted characters. I haven't heard about them asking people to take patterns down, but the Olympic committee sent a lot of people very angry letters asking them to remove any pattern with the olympic rings.

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  7. Does anyone have a pattern for a darth vader doll????

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  8. I don't know of any knit darth vader doll knitting patterns, but here is an adorable crochet darth vader doll (pattern currently costs $5 USD.)

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