Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Free Santa Claus Crochet Pattern in Worsted Weight Yarn


Finished Santa is about 11 inches tall. You can get an idea of gauge by the beard starting chain is about 3 inches for 20 chain stitches with the No. 1 steel hook. Adorable traditional Santa Claus!

MATERIALS:
Worsted Weight Yarn 3 oz. Red, 1 oz. each Black and White
Size G crochet hook, steel crochet hook No.1
11 inch white hair doll, 4 snaps, polyester fiberfill or other filling
Suit and hat are worked with G hook. Boots are worked with steel hook No. 1
JACKET: With Red ch 46, dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in each remaining st of ch, turn each row.
2ND ROW: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, decrease in next 2 sts (to decrease: * yarn over hook, insert in next st, pull loop through, yarn over and work off 2 loops, repeat from * once, yarn over and work off all loops at one time), 1 dc in each of the next 18 dc, decrease in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the last 11 sts.
3RD ROW: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 10 dc, decrease in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 16
dc, decrease in next 2 sts, 1 dc in each remaining st. Work 2 rows even.
6TH ROW: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, turn.
7TH and 8TH ROWS: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc.
9TH ROW: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, cut yarn. With wrong side of 6th row toward you, attach yarn in 23rd free st, ch 3 and work opposite side to correspond.
BACK: Attach yarn in 4th free st of 6th row, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 15 dc, ch 3, turn. Work 2 rows even.
NEXT ROW: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, ch 2, sl st in each of the next 6 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 5 sts, cut yarn. Sew shoulders. Attach Red at shoulder seam and work a row of sc all around opening, working 3 sc in each corner st, having an even number of sc between corners, join, cut yarn.
SLEEVES: Attach Red in 1st free st at underarm, * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, yarn over and work off all loops at one time, 2 sc over dc of next row, 2 dc over side of next 6 rows, 2 sc over next row; join each row, ch 1 to turn each row.
NEXT ROW: Work 1 sc in each sc and 1 dc in each dc decreasing 3 dc.
NEXT ROW: Work 1 sc in each sc and 1 dc in each dc, decreasing 2 dc.
NEXT 2 ROWS: Work 1 dc in each st, cut yarn at end of last row.
TRIM: Attach White in center st on right hand corner of front at neck edge, ch 3 (counts as part of 1st popcorn st) 3 dc in same space, slip loop off hook, insert in 3rd st of ch, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, popcorn st in next st (popcorn st: 4 dc in same space, slip loop off hook, insert in 1st dc, pull loop through, ch 1 to tighten st) repeat from * to sc before corner st, popcorn st in corner st, popcorn st in next st, * ch 1, skip 1 sc, popcorn st in next sc, repeat from * to next corner, cut yarn.
COLLAR: With wrong side of work toward you, attach White in 1st free st at right hand corner work in popcorn st across row in same manner to about 1/4 inch from opposite corner, cut yarn.
CUFFS: Attach White at sleeve edge, work a popcorn st in same space, * skip 1 dc, popcorn st in next dc, repeat from * 4 times, join, cut yarn.
BELT: With Black ch 3, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in next st of ch, ch 1, turn.
2ND ROW: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until belt measures 13 inches or desired length, cut yarn.
BUCKLE: With White ch 14, join to form a ring and work 1 sl st in each st of ch, join, cut yarn leaving a length. Thread into needle and sew to opposite side to form a slide for belt. Place buckle on belt.
HAT: With White ch 34, join being careful not to twist ch, ch 3 and work a popcorn st in same space, * ch 1, skip 1 st, popcorn st in next st, repeat from * 15 times, ch 1, join in 1st popcorn st, cut yarn.
2ND RND: Attach Red in same space, sc in same space, 1 sc in each remaining st (34 sc), join each round and ch 3 to turn each round.
NEXT 4 Rnds: Working in dc, decrease 4 sts evenly spaced.
7TH RND: Work even in dc.
8TH RND: Working in dc, decrease 4 sts evenly spaced. Repeat the last 2 rounds twice.
13TH RND: Decrease 2 sts, cut yarn.
POMPOM: Wind White 30 times over a 3\8 inch cardboard, tie one end, trim and shape. Sew to point of hat.
PANTS: Front: With Red ch 22, dc in 4th st from hook, 1 dc in each remaining st of ch, ch 3 to turn all rows.
2ND ROW: Working in dc, increase 1 dc at the beg and end of row. Work 2 rows even in dc.
5TH and 6TH ROWS: Decrease 1 dc at the beg and end of each row.
7TH ROW: Start leg: 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, ch 3, turn. Work 3 rows even.
11TH ROW: Decrease 1 dc at beg and end of row, ch 1, turn.
12TH ROW: Working in sc, decrease 1 sc at the beg and end of row (to decrease, * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, yarn over and work off all loops atone time). Work 1 row even in sc, cut yarn. With wrong side of 6th row toward you, attach Red in 1st free st and work other leg to correspond. Work another section in same manner for back. Sew seams.
BOOT: Upper section: With Black ch 19, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each remaining st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.
2ND ROW: Working in sc, decrease 1 sc at the beg and end of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat the last 2 rows once.
6TH ROW: Same as 2nd row. Work 2 rows even.
9TH ROW: 1 sc in each of the 1st 5 sc, 2 s d c in each of the next 2 sc ( s d c: yarn over hook, insert in st, pull loop through, yarn over and work off all loops at one time), 1 sc in each of the last 5 sc.
10TH ROW: 1 sc in each of the 1st 5 sc, 1 s d c in next s d c, 2 s d c in each of the next 2 s d c, 1 s d c in next s d c, 1 sc in each of the last 5 sts.
NEXT 2 ROWS: Work 1 sc in each sc and 1 s d c in each s d c working 2 s d c in each of the 2 s d c at center of each row, cut yarn. Sew the 2 side edges together.
SOLES: With Black ch 7, 3 sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in last st, working on opposite side of ch, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 1 s d c in each of the next 2 sts, join in 1st sc, cut yarn. Sew sole to upper section. Work another boot in same manner. Sew boots to leg of pants overlapping the boots. Place pants on doll and stuff. Place jacket on doll and stuff upper part with filling.
EYEBROWS: Cut two 1/2 inch strips of White and glue in position.
MOUSTACHE: Cut three-1 inch length of White. Sew together at center, comb and trim. Glue in position.
BEARD: With White and No. 1 hook, ch 20 (about 3 inches), cut yarn. Cut sixty- 4 inch lengths of White. Pull 3 of these lengths through each st of ch. Fold lengths in half, comb and trim as illustrated. Place in position and tack at intervals to hair and collar. Place hat and belt in position.

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