Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Free Christmas Elf Crochet Pattern


Free Christmas Elf Crochet Pattern by Laura Eccleston

It's that time of year again and I have a few extra Christmas crochet tutorials and patterns for you, which I am so excited to share, starting with my little Elf.

This Elf is perfect for Christmas but also for any special occasion.

Video tutorial can be found here:


For this pattern you will need the following material

- DK/Light worsted weight yarn in green, red, white and a little black
- 2.5mm crochet hook or similar
- Toy stuffing or yarn scraps for stuffing
- Yarn needle and scissors
- 1 small button measuring 1cm in diametre (optional)
- A little bell (optional)

Body

Round 1
Using white, ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, 8sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (8)

Round 2
Ch1 (don't count as st here or throughout) and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet *2sc in ea st around* rep from * to end, sl st in 1st sc to join - (16)

Round 3
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st *1sc in next st, 2sc in next st* rep from * to end, sl st in 1st sc to join - (24)

Rounds 4 - 8
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1sc in ea st around, sl st in 1st sc to join - (24)

Rounds 9 - 15
Join green in ch1 on 1st round and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1sc in ea st around, sl st in 1st sc to join - (24)

Pause your work here and using black sew on some eyes and a mouth, and sew on your button if desired. Now work the arms.

Arm (make two)

Round 1
Using white, ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop, 5sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

Rounds 2 - 3
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1sc in ea st around, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

Rounds 4 - 8
Join green in ch1 on 1st round and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1sc in ea st around, sl st in 1st sc to join - (5)

*Note* If you get fed up of joining rounds on the arms and legs once you have joined your green, you can work continuously instead, without slip stitching at the end or chaining 1 at the beginning. We only work joined rounds for a neat colour join.

Repeat rounds 1-8 of arm for your second arm and sew on your arms. Stuff your body and continue with body.

Body continued...

Round 16
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet *1sc in next st, sc2tog* rep from * to end, sl st in 1st sc to join - (16)

Rounds 17 - 18
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st *sc2tog* rep from * to end, sl st in 1st sc to join - (8 then 4) Sew remaining hole closed and add any extra stuffing as needed before closing.

Leg (make two)

Rounds 1 - 8
Repeat steps 1 - 8 of arm.

Rounds 9 - 13 or more

Repeat round 8 for as many times as needed.

Sew on legs.

Hat

Round 1
Using red ch24, sl st in 1st ch to form a large loop - (24)

Alternatively you can ch24 single crochet foundation stitches and skip round 2. 
Watch my tutorial here

Rounds 2 - 4
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet 1sc in ea st around, sl st in 1st sc to join - (24)

Round 5
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet *1sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog* rep from * to end, sl st in 1st sc to join - (18)

Rounds 6 - 7
Repeat round 2 - (18)

Round 8
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st crochet *1sc in next st, sc2tog* rep from * to end, sl st in 1st sc to join - (12)

Rounds 9 - 10
Repeat round 2 - (12)

Round 11
Ch1 and starting in same st as previous sl st *sc2tog* rep from * to end, sl st in 1st sc to join - (6)

Rounds 12 - 13
Repeat round 2 - (6) Sew remaining hole closed and sew on a small bell if desired.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this pattern and tutorial. For more Christmas patterns please visit my website here: www.happyberry.co.uk or watch my playlist of Christmas videos tutorials here: www.youtube.com

  



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