Can you believe it, Christmas is coming soon! Have you started making some ornaments for the holidays yet? You can never start too early, and why not start with this little Santa for your Christmas tree? This little guy is made with single crochet and the bobble stitch, he also has a cute and long hat with a pom-pom! I tried to add some extra details beside the beard, like a moustache and big eyebrows! I think the bobble stitch gives him a little different look, and I think he looks sweet with his oversized eyebrows! If you want the German or the Norwegian pattern, just change the language in the menu!
You can decorate your tree with him or hang him on the door or on the wall!
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Yarn Group: C (16 – 19 stitches) / 10 ply / aran / worsted
Weight/length: 50 g = approx 75 m
Knitting tension: 10 x 10 cm = 17 sts x 22 rows
Machine wash 60°C / Dry Flat
Color, white (16) off white (17) and rusty red (37) You need a total of 0,705 Oz.
Left over yarn in red for the mouth.
10 mm safety eyes.
Hook size F/6
Some filling material.
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Double crochet (dc)
Bobble stitch (bo)
Rounds – Rnd
Decrease – dec
The pattern is written in US terms.
Head, color off white. Make two panels
Row 1) Chain 6, turn and sc in the second stitch from the hook and in each stitch. (5 sc)
Row 2) Chain 1, turn, 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 2 sc in last stitch. (7 sc)
Row 3) Chain 1, turn, 2 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in the next 5 stitches, 2 sc in the last stitch. (9 sc)
Row 4) Chain 1 turn, 2 sc in the first stitch, 1 sc in the next 7 stitches, 2 sc in the last stitch. (11 sc)
Row 5 – 8) Chain 1, turn, 1 sc in each stitch, repeat for 4 rows. (11 sc)
Cut the yarn. Put the first part aside and make another one.
Join the two parts with single crochet. Lay the parts on top of each other and join them with single crochet. Start to the left and crochet your way over the bow. Stop when you get to the flat part. This is where the beard will be. Cut the yarn, weave in ends.
Moustache, color white.
Row 1) Chain 10, turn, 1 bobble in the 3rd chain from the hook 1 sc in next. Repeat this (1 bo, 1 sc) until end of the row, until you have 4 bobbles and 3 sc. This row ends with a bobble.
Eyebrow, color white. Make 2.
Row 1) Chain 3, make 1 bobble in the 3rd chain from the hook, ch 1 cut the yarn.
Attach the eyes and sew on the eyebrows. Sew on the mouth and attach the moustache.
Beard, color white.
Attach withe yarn. Join with a slip stitch in the first stitch to the left. See photo.
Row 9) 1 sc in each sc. Work trough both panels. (11 sc) Stuff it with some filling material before you close it.
Row 10)* 1 bobble, 1 sc* For a total of 6 times. Chain 1, turn. (6 bobbles, 5 sc)
Row 11) 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 1 dec. Chain 3, turn (9 sc)
Row 12) * 1 bobble, 1 sc*. For a total of 5 times. Chain 1, turn. (5 bobbles, 4 sc)
Row 13) 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 1 dec. Chain 3, turn (7 sc)
Row 14) * 1 bobble, 1 sc*. For a total of 4 times Chain 1, turn. (4 bobbles, 3 sc)
Row 15) 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 1 dec. Chain 3, turn (5 sc)
Row 16) * 1 bobble, 1 sc*. For a total of 3 times. Chain 1, turn. (3 bobbles, 2 sc)
Row 17) 1 dec, 1 sc in the next sc, 1 dec. Chain 3, turn (3 sc)
Row 18)1 bobble, 1 sc, 1 bobble. Chain 1, turn. (2 bobbles, 1 fm)
Row 19) 1 dec, 1 sc. Ch 3, turn. (2 sc)
Row 20) 1 bobble, 1 sc. Cut the yarn, weave in ends.
Hat, color red and white.
Worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker.
Rnd 1) 6 sc in a magic ring. (6 sc)
Rnd 2 – 8) 1 sc in each sc for 7 rounds. (6 sc)
Rnd 9-14) Increase with only 1 sc in each round. Do your increases in the first stitch of each round. Do this until you have 12 sc.
Rnd 15) *2 sc, inc* (16 sc)
Rnd 16) *3 sc, inc.* 20 sc)
Rnd 17) *4 sc, inc.* (24 sc)
Rnd 18) Change to white. 1 sc in each sc. (24 sc)
Rnd 19) Change to red. 1 sc in each sc. (24 sc)
Do a slip stitch in the first stitch. Leave a long strand.
Weave in all loose ends and use the long strand to attach the hat to the head.
Make a little pom-pom for the top of the hat.
Attach yarn in red on the back of the head. Chain 25 chains (or as long as you want it to be) Join with a slip stitch in the first chain.