Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Hanging Santa

This little amigurumi Santa is another decoration for the christmas tree.








You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 10g each
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch      
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • DC – Double crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off

Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product as you work


Body – Skin tone to start
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5-8
Sc (24) – if using safety eyes, place between R 6-7 approx. 4 st apart.
9.
*2sc, dec * (18)
10.
*1sc, dec * (12) – stuff the head adding more to the head and body until closing
11.
*dec * (6)
12.
Change to red *inc * (12)
13.
*inc * (24)
14.
*5sc, inc * (28)
15-19.
Sc (28)
20.
*5sc, dec * (24)
21.
*2sc, dec * (18)
22.
*1sc, dec * (12)
23.
*dec * (6)

FO – Close hole.

Coat stripe – White
1.
Ch 9
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 8sc

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body


Belt – Black
1.
Ch 25
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, 24 sc

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body

Sew a strand of Yellow Orange yarn to make the buckle


Beard – white
1.
Ch 3
2.
Turn, starting in 2nd ch from hook, Inc x2
3.
Turn, ch 1, inc, 2sc, inc 
4.         
Turn, ch 1, inc, 4sc, inc
5.         
Turn, ch 1, inc, 6sc, inc 
6.
Turn, ch 1, 3sc, ch4, skip next 4 stitches, 3sc 

FO- Leaving yarn tail to sew to body.


Santa hat – Starting in Red
1.
MC (4)
2.
*[2hdc] * (8)
3.
Hdc (8)
4.
*1hdc, [2hdc] * (12)
5.
Hdc (12)
6.
*2hdc, [2hdc] * (16)
7.
Hdc (16)
8.
*3hdc, [2hdc] * (20)
9.
Change to white – hdc (20)
10.
*4hdc, [2hdc] * (24)

FO – Leaving long yarn tail to sew to head.
After sewing to body, move yarn tail to the tip of the hat and wrap around to create the bobble. Secure yarn tail into body

Eyes– French knot

Hanging loop – when sewing one of the pieces onto the body, move the yarn to the head and loop round. Hold this loop in place whilst you carry on sewing the rest of the piece on with that strand of yarn. This secures the loop in place.



1 comment:

  1. Just finished making him. Easy to follow pattern. Great result. He is adorable. Thank you.

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