Crocheted Christmas Elf Girl

Categories: Crochet, Holiday

This cute little elf girl matches the boy elf. Made in bright Christmas colors she has a little skirt and striped shirt, a pointy hat, braids, and pointy little ears. A weighted base filled with Poly pellets helps her stand up straight.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
Poly-Fil Poly Pellets
Supplies
Worsted Weight Yarn in Red, Green, White, Yellow, and Skin Tone
G Crochet Hook
Safety Eyes, 9mm
2 Small Buttons
Fabric Scrap at least 8"-10"
Sewing Needle and Thread
yarn needle
scissors

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Instructions

  • Weighted Base Elf

Step One

First make the weighted pouch that you will put in the base of the elf.

Take your fabric and cut a circle that is about 8-10″ in diameter. With your needle and thread stitch a running stitch all the way around the circle. Pull the thread so that the sides scrunch up to make a bowl shape. Fill with Poly-Pellets. Pull thread to close and stitch to secure. Set aside.

  • Elf Girl Body

Step Two

Next you will make the elf’s body.
The body is made by working in the round in a spiral, you do not need to join rounds. Begin with a magic ring. To switch colors when you make the last stitch of the round before you start a new color start the stitch as normal but when you yarn over to pull through at the end pull through the new color and you will be ready to work the next round with the new color. When working the stripes on the top half of the body do not cut your yarn after each color change, just carry it up the inside of the body.
Round 1: with red yarn in mr, ch1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch  (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches] repeat around (36 sc)
Round 7: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 5 stitches] repeat around (42 sc)
Round 8: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 6 stitches] repeat around (48 sc)
Round 9-16: sc in each stitch around (48 sc)
Switch to white yarn
Round 17: work all stitches in this round in back loop only (the skirt will later be attached in the front loops, [sc2tog, sc in next 6] repeat around, switch to green at the end of the round (42 sc)
Round 18: sc in each stitch, switch to white at end of round (42 sc)
Round 19: [sc2tog, sc in next 5] repeat around, switch to green at end of round (36 sc)
Round 20: sc in each stitch, switch to white at end of round (36 sc)
add weighted pouch to the base of the witch and begin stuffing, continue stuffing as you work
Round 21: [sc2tog, sc in next 4] repeat around, switch to green at end of round (30 sc)
Round 22: sc in each stitch, switch to white at end of round (30 sc)
Round 23: [sc2tog, sc in next 3] repeat around, switch to green at end of round  (24 sc)
Round 24: sc2tog around, switch to skin tone yarn at end of round (12 sc)
Round 24: 2 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 25: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 26: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches] repeat around (36 sc)
Round 27-28: sc in each stitch (36 sc)
Round 29: sc in first 18 stitches, 3 dc cluster in next stitch, sc in next 17 stitches (35 sc, 1 dc cluster)
Round 30-32: sc in each stitch (36 sc)add safety eyes a couple of rows above the noseRound 33: [sc2tog, sc in next 4] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 34: [sc2tog, sc in next 3] repeat around  (24 sc)
Round 35: [sc2tog, sc in next 2] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 36: [sc2tog, sc in next stitch] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 37: sc2tog around (6 sc)
finish off, cut yarn, weave in ends
  • Elf Skirt

Step Three

Add the Skirt:

with red yarn work in front loops left open on round 16

Round 1: attach yarn to open loop, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same stitch, dc in next stitch, [2 dc in next stitch, dc in next] repeat around, slip stitch to beginning ch to join (72 dc)

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each stitch around, join with slip stitch to beginning ch (72 dc)

Round 3: change to white yarn, ch 1, sc in same stitch, skip 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in the next stitch, skip 1, [sc in next stitch, skip 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next stitch, skip 1] repeat around, slip stitch to first sc

finish off and weave in ends

  • Elf Arms

Step Four

Make the arms

Make 2, starting with skin tone yarn and magic ring

Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: 1 sc in each stitch, switch to green yarn (12 sc)
Round 4-11: 1 sc in each stitch alternating between green and white with each row (12 sc)
Finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Sew an arm on each side of the body

  • Elf Shoulder Straps

Step Five

Make Straps for Dress

Make 2:

with red yarn ch 25

hdc in 3rd stitch from hook and each stitch to the end

finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

On each side sew a strap to the back of the elf at the top of the skirt, pull the strap over the shoulder of the elf and stitch in place on the front of the elf

Stitch a small button on the front of each strap

  • Elf Hair

Step Six

Make the Hair:

with yellow yarn, begin with a magic ring

Round 1:  in mr, ch1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch  (12 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 2 stitches] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 3 stitches] repeat around (30 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in next 4 stitches] repeat around (36 sc)
Round 7-10: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)
Round 11: slip stitch in first stitch, skip 2, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2, slip stitch in next stitch, skip 2, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 2, slip stitch in next stitch
cut yarn leaving long end for sewing
cut 24- 18″-20″ lengths of  yellow yarn
fold the strands in half and use your hook to pull the folded end through each of the stitches not worked in round 11, pull the cut ends through the loop and tighten, this will give you strands of hair all around the head, except the two shells on the front that create the bangs
next you will need to divide the strands in half and braid them, to do this first place the hair on the head how you want it to be when it is done, this will allow you to braid the hair so that it looks right on the finished elf, make one braid on each side of the head using half of the hair for each
stitch the hair onto the head using the tail left after round 11
cut small pieces of green yarn and tie bows around the end of each braid
  • Elf Hat

Step Seven

Make the hat

With red yarn, begin with magic ring

Round 1: ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)
Round 2: [2 sc, sc] repeat (6 sc)
Round 3: [2 sc, sc in next 2] repeat (8 sc)
Round 4: [2 sc, sc in next 3] repeat (10 sc)
Round 5: [2 sc, sc in next 4] repeat (12 sc)
Round 6: [2 sc, sc in next 5] repeat (14 sc)
Round 7: [2 sc, sc in next 6] repeat (16 sc)
Round 8: [2 sc, sc in next 7] repeat (18 sc)
Round 9: [2 sc, sc in next 8] repeat (20 sc)
Round 10: [2 sc, sc in next 9] repeat (22 sc)
Round 11: [2 sc, sc in next 10] repeat (24 sc)
Round 12: [2 sc, sc in next 11] repeat (26 sc)
Round 13: [2 sc, sc in next 12] repeat (28 sc)
Round 14: [2 sc, sc in next 13] repeat (30 sc)
Round 15: [2 sc, sc in next 4] repeat (36 sc)
Round 16: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)
change to white yarn
Round 17-18: 1 sc in each stitch (36 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing

Put the hat on the head and stitch in place

  • Elf Ears

Step Eight

Make the Ears

Make 2 with skin tone yarn, start with magic ring

in mr, ch 1, 6 sc, ch 2, sl st in first ch, sc in second ch, slip stitch in the first sc, finish off and cut yarn leaving long end for sewing

Stitch one ear to each side of the head just under the edge of the hat and in front of the braids