Crocheted Christmas Elf

Categories: Doll, Crochet, Holiday

Crochet a chubby little elf for Christmas. Complete with a hat, striped shirt, and button overalls. He even has pointy little ears. A weighted base made with Poly-Pellets® helps it stand up. He will make an adorable addition to your Christmas decor.

Click here for instructions to make the adorable Girl Elf companion for this little guy!

What you need to make this project

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

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Instructions

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.

  • Poly Pellet Elf Base
  • Crochet Elf Face

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 green 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: [sc2tog, sc in next 6] repeat around, switch to red 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 red 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 red 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 red 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

  • Crochet Elf Arms

Step Three

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 red yarn (12 sc)
Round 4-11: 1 sc in each stitch alternating between red 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

Step Four

Make Straps for Overalls

Make 2:

with green 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 pants, 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 Hat Crochet

Step Five

Make the hat

With green 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, pulling it down over the back of the head

  • Crochet Elf Ears

Step Six

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