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Santa Claus Free Crochet Pattern



Those of you who have been following me for a while, probably know that I've started crocheting amigurumis since few years now - 6 already!!

...and believe it or not, this is my first attempt to crochet a little Santa Claus!

Maybe because there are already so many lovely little Santas out there, I've always pushed back the idea of designing one.


Well, after all this years I finally decided to give this project a try and what it came out is a cute gnome-style Santa Claus with a sack (full of present)!


I personally love how it turned out and how easy it is to work!


Hope you'll like it as much as I do!

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Here's the FREE pattern!


YARN: Light (3) in Black, White, Red, Linen, Brown and Yellow

MATERIALS: C2 - 2.75 mm Hook; Poly Filling

DIMENSION: Santa Claus H. 7” x W. 3.5” / Sack H. 3” x W. 2.5”

ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc),

half double crochet (hdc), back loop only (BLO), front loop only (FLO), fasten off (F/O), rounds (rnds)

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

INSTRUCTIONS: work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch 1 at the end of each round) unless otherwise instructed.



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BODY (black, white, red and linen yarn)

1) starting off with black yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40)

6) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (48)

7) working in BLO, sc even (48)

8) working in both loops now, *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (56)

9) switch to white yarn, work in BLO, sc even (56)

10) working in both loops now, sc even (56)

11) switch to red yarn, working in BLO, sc even (56)

12-15) working in both loops now, sc even (56)

16) switch to black yarn, working in BLO, sc even (56)

17) working in both loops now, sc even (56)

18) switch back to red yarn, working in BLO, sc even (56)

19-23) working in both loops now, sc even (56)

24) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (48)

25-26) sc even (48); start stuffing

27) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (40)

28) sc even (40)

29) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (32)

30) switch to white yarn, working in BLO, *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

31) switch to linen yarn, working in BLO, sc even (24)

32) working in both loops now, sc even (24)

33) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (18)

34) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (12); finish stuffing the body firmly

35) sc dec around (6); F/O, close the hole and wave in end


NOSE (linen yarn)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc even (8)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (6); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the nose to the body, between rnds # 29-32. Stuff the nose lightly before attaching it.


BEARD (white yarn)

1) 5 sc in a mr (5)

2) 4 sc, 1 sc inc (6)

3) 1 sc, 3 sc inc, 2 sc (9)

4) 3 sc, 3 sc inc, 3 sc (12)

5) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

6) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

7) sc even (24)

8) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

9-10) sc even (30)

11) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

12) flatten the beard and start working through both layers, 4 hdc, 4 sl st, 4 hdc (12); ch1 and turn

13) 4 hdc, 4 sl st, 4 hdc (12); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn to sew the beard onto the body. Position the beard so that the 4 sl sts section is placed underneath the nose. Sew the upper edge between rounds # 30-31.


Embroider the BELT BUCKLE with some yellow yarn.

ARMS(linen, white and red yarn; make two)

1) 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

3) sc even (10)

4) switch to white yarn, working in BLO, sc even (10)

5) switch to red yarn, working in BLO, sc even (10)

6) working in both loops now, *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (8)

7-9) sc even (8)

10) *2 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (6); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn. Stuff the arm lightly and sew it to the side of the body, between rnds # 25-28.


HAT (red and white yarn)

1) starting off with red yarn, 5 sc in a mr (5)

2) 4 sc, 1 sc inc (6)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (9)

4-5) sc even (9)

6) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (12)

7) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (15)

8) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (18)

9) *5 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (21)

10) *6 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

11) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (30)

12) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (36)

13-17) sc even (36)

18) *8 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40)

19) switch to white yarn, sc even (40)

20) working in FLO, 16 sc, 8 sc inc, 16 sc (48)

F/O and wave in end.


POMPON (white yarn)

Wrap white yarn around your index and middle fingers. Wrap until you get the desired amount of yarn. Gently pull the yarn off of your fingers, wrap another piece around the center of the yarn ball.

Tie it tight to secure. Trim to form. Use the yarn ends to attach the pompon to the tip of the hat.


SANTA SACK (brown and red yarn)

1) starting off with brown yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (32)

5) working in BLO, *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (40)

6-21) working in both loops now, sc even (40)

22) hdc even (40); F/O, cut the yarn and wave in end. Stuff the sack lightly.

Cut a 6” long string of red yarn. Sew a running stitch line between rnds #18-19. Pull the two ends tight and make a simple bow. Trim the yarn ends.



I can't wait to see your version of my SANTA CLAUS! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

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