Gingerbread Draft Stopper and Shelf Sitter

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Winter is here and so is the cold. Do you have cold air that leaks under your door? We certainly do, so I decided I needed to create some draft stoppers. These gingerbread people are cute and functional. Just push them up against your door and their legs will stop that cold air from coming in.

I loved them so much, I wanted to create matching ones that I could put on a shelf in my living room. So I created one pattern, with different legs, that can be used to make the matching set.

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If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00. Or you can get my whole Christmas 2017 Collection for only $8.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

These patterns work best if you put a bit of weight in their bottoms. It will help them to sit up and stay put. I used polly pellets and some cheap nylons, and the weight on them ended up perfect.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

hdc: half double crochet

fphdc: front post half double crochet

bphdc: back post half double crochet

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in soft taupe and white. Soft rose for the cheeks, red hot and fern for the buttons and bows.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Polly pellets

Nylons

Making the weighted pouch

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I got the nylon stockings so they were already 2 individual pieces. By cutting them in half, I was able to make 4 bodies using 1 set of nylons.

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With the toe part, you just fill it and tie the end. With the other half, tie a knot at one end first. Fill each of them with 1/2-3/4 cup of polly pellets. Tie a knot in the top to close it.

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This extra bit of weight really does help them to sit up without making them too heavy. You can get quite a few of these made using 1 bag of polly pellets. I believe I made 7 or 8 of them with 1 bag.

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This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to soft taupe.

Rows 12-17: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Position eyes onto head. Be sure you have them where you want them before putting the back on, because once it’s on they can’t be moved.

Body:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 11 (for girl): In front loops only, sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 11 (for boy): Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 17-18: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 20-21: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 23-24: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Insert polly pellet weight. Stuff the rest of the way with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Skirt (for girl):

By crocheting in the front loops only on row 9 of the body, you should have created a line around it.

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With soft taupe, sl st and attach into this line.

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Ch 1 and sc in each stitch around.

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Switch to white. Work 3 sc’s in each stitch around.

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Tie off.

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Cheeks and Buttons:

Using soft rose, fern or red hot (depending on what you’re making), ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Sl st to first sc. Tie off.

You can sew the cheeks and buttons on if you want, but I used hot glue.

Bow:

With red hot, ch. 5.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Rows 2-8: Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (4 stitches)

Tie off. Wrap yarn tight around the center and tie in the back. You can sew the bow on if you want, but I used hot glue.

Arms:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to soft taupe.

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 14-21: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil. Sew onto body.

Legs (for shelf sitter):

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: Sc in first 7 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 8 stitches. (20 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in first 5 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 5 stitches. (15 stitches)

Rows 11-12: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to soft taupe.

Rows 15-16: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Stuff the foot with poly-fil.

Rows 17-41: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff to just above the boot, leaving the rest of the leg unstuffed. Sew onto bottom of body.

Legs (for draft stopper):

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in first 13 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 12 stitches. (30 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in first 10 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 10 stitches. (25 stitches)

Rows 14-16: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 17-18: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to soft taupe.

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stuff the foot with poly-fil. Be sure to stuff it tight. You want the feet and legs to be really firm.

Rows 20-81: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Every 10 rows or so, stuff more poly-fil into the leg, remembering to keep it stuffed firm. Leave the last 10-12 rows unstuffed.

Tie off. Sew onto bottom of body. Be sure to sew them sideways, so they go to the side of the body, and keep them both close to the middle.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any gingerbread people of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating.

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Elf Draft Stopper and Shelf Sitter

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Winter is here and so is the cold. Do you have cold air that leaks under your door? We certainly do, so I decided I needed to create some draft stoppers. This elf is cute and functional. Just push him up against your door and his legs will stop that cold air from coming in.

I loved him so much, I wanted to create a matching one that I could put on a shelf in my living room. So I created one pattern, with different legs, that can be used to make the matching set.

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If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00. Or you can get my whole Christmas 2017 Collection for only $8.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

These patterns work best if you put a bit of weight in their bottoms. It will help them to sit up and stay put. I used polly pellets and some cheap nylons, and the weight on them ended up perfect.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

hdc: half double crochet

fphdc: front post half double crochet

bphdc: back post half double crochet

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in white, beige, scarlet and kelly green.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Bell for the end of the hat (You can do a pom-pom instead if you want)

Polly pellets

Nylons

Making the weighted pouch

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I got the nylon stockings so they were already 2 individual pieces. By cutting them in half, I was able to make 4 bodies using 1 set of nylons.

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With the toe part, you just fill it and tie the end. With the other half, tie a knot at one end first. Fill each of them with 1/2-3/4 cup of polly pellets. Tie a knot in the top to close it.

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This extra bit of weight really does help them to sit up without making them too heavy. You can get quite a few of these made using 1 bag of polly pellets. I believe I made 7 or 8 of them with 1 bag.

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This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-17: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Hat:

With scarlet, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (14 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (16 stitches)

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Row 15: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (18 stitches)

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (18 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Row 17: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 19: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 21: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 24: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Row 25: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 26: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 27-28: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 29-32: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 33-36: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Row 37: Working in back loops only, sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Rows 38-39: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 40: Sc in first stitch, *in next stitch sc, ch 4, sc, sc in next stitch. Continue from * around.

Tie off. Attach bell or pom pom to top. Stuff the top of the hat with poly-fil so that it will stand up straight.

Decide where you want to place the eyes, but don’t put the backs on them yet. Once the backs are on, you can’t move them. Put the hat on and get it positioned where you want it. Sew the hat onto the head.

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Once the hat is in place, flip the kelly green part up. Adjust the eyes if you need to and place the backs on.

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You can add a nose and a mouth if you want, but I like them with just the eyes. If you’re making a girl, you can also add eyelashes but be sure to do them before you put the safety eyes on so they’ll extend underneath the eyes. You can also use blush to add color to his cheeks.

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Body:

With kelly green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 17-18: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 20-21: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to beige.

Rows 23-24: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Insert polly pellet weight. Stuff the rest of the way with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Arms:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 14-15: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 16-19: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 20-21: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil.

If you want, you can attach kelly green with a sl st around the last kelly green post.

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Sc around twice to create a “sleeve” on his arm.

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Sew arms onto body.

Legs (for shelf sitter):

With kelly green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: Sc in first 7 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 8 stitches. (20 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in first 5 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 5 stitches. (15 stitches)

Rows 11-15: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 16: Working in front post only, sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

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Stuff the foot with poly-fil.

Rows 17-19: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 20-23: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 24-27: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 28-31: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 32-35: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 36-39: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff to just above the boot, leaving the rest of the leg unstuffed.

Working in the front posts of row 16 should have left you a line in the boot like this.

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If you want, you can leave it like that. Or, you can sl st with kelly green into the boot.

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Work a sc into each stitch around.

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In 2nd row, sc in first stitch, *work sc, ch 4, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. Tie off.

Sew onto bottom of body.

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Legs (for draft stopper):

With kelly green, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in first 13 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 12 stitches. (30 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in first 10 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 10 stitches. (25 stitches)

Rows 14-21: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 22: Working in front post only, sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

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Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stuff the foot with poly-fil. Be sure to stuff it tight. You want the feet and legs to be really firm.

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 24-27: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 28-31: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 32-35: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Every 10 rows or so, stuff more poly-fil into the leg, remembering to keep it stuffed firm. Leave the last 10-12 rows unstuffed.

Switch to white.

Rows 36-39: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 40-43: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 44-47: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 48-51: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 52-55: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 56-59: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 60-63: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 64-67: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 68-71: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 62-75: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 76-79: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to scarlet.

Rows 80-81: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off.

Working in the front posts of row 22 should have left you a line in the boot like this.

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If you want, you can leave it like that. Or, you can sl st with kelly green into the boot.

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Work a sc into each stitch around.

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In 2nd row, sc in first stitch, *work sc, ch 4, sc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. Tie off.

Sew onto bottom of body. Be sure to sew them sideways, so they go to the side of the body, and keep them both close to the middle.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any elves of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating.

Snowman Draft Stopper and Shelf Sitter

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Winter is here and so is the cold. Do you have cold air that leaks under your door? We certainly do, so I decided I needed to create some draft stoppers. This snowman is cute and functional. Just push him up against your door and his legs will stop that cold air from coming in.

I loved him so much, I wanted to create a matching one that I could put on a shelf in my living room. So I created one pattern, with different legs, that can be used to make the matching set.

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If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $3.00. Or you can get my whole Christmas 2017 Collection for only $8.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

These patterns work best if you put a bit of weight in their bottoms. It will help them to sit up and stay put. I used polly pellets and some cheap nylons, and the weight on them ended up perfect.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

hdc: half double crochet

fphdc: front post half double crochet

bphdc: back post half double crochet

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in white, black, rust, silver blue and dusty blue.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

3 black buttons

Polly pellets

Nylons

Making the weighted pouch

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I got the nylon stockings so they were already 2 individual pieces. By cutting them in half, I was able to make 4 bodies using 1 set of nylons.

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With the toe part, you just fill it and tie the end. With the other half, tie a knot at one end first. Fill each of them with 1/2-3/4 cup of polly pellets. Tie a knot in the top to close it.

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This extra bit of weight really does help them to sit up without making them too heavy. You can get quite a few of these made using 1 bag of polly pellets. I believe I made 7 or 8 of them with 1 bag.

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This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-17: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

 

Hat:

With silver blue, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Switch to dusty blue.

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Rows 5-6: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Switch to silver blue.

Rows 8-9: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to dusty blue.

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Rows 14-15: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Switch to silver blue.

Row 16: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (14 stitches)

Rows 17-18: Sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Row 19: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (16 stitches)

Switch to dusty blue.

Rows 20-21: Sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Row 22: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (18 stitches)

Row 23: Sc in each stitch around. (18 stitches)

Switch to silver blue.

Row 24: Sc in each stitch around. (18 stitches)

Row 25: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 26-27: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to dusty blue.

Row 28: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 29-30: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 31: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Switch to silver blue.

Rows 32-33: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 34: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 35: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Switch to dusty blue.

Row 36: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 37: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 38-39: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to silver blue.

Rows 40-43: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to dusty blue.

Rows 44-47: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 48: Working in back loops only, hdc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Rows 49-51: Alternate fphdc and bphdc around. (50 stitches)

For front post half double crochet (fphdc), instead of working through the loop, you’ll go through the post in the front.

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For back post half double crochet (bphdc), you’ll go through the post in the back.

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This creates a ribbing on the end of the hat.

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If you have a hard time with the front post and back post stitches, you can always just do half double crochets instead.

Tie off. Attach pom pom to top.

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Decide where you want to place the eyes, but don’t put the backs on them yet. Once the backs are on, you can’t move them. Put the hat on and get it positioned where you want it. Sew the hat onto the head.

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Once the hat is in place, flip the ribbed part up. Adjust the eyes if you need to and place the backs on.

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Use a bit of yarn to attach the hat to the side.

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Nose:

With rust, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Position on face and sew on.

Body:

With white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 17-18: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 20-21: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 23-24: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Insert polly pellet weight. Stuff the rest of the way with poly-fil. Attach black buttons. Sew head onto body.

Arms:

With dusty blue, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 10: Working in front post only, sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

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Rows 11-12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 14-21: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil.

By working in the front posts of row 10, you should have created a line line this.

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You can leave it like that if you want, or you can sl st into the post and work a hdc around.

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This just makes the gloves stand out a bit more, and makes them look more like they’re separate from the arm.

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Sew arms onto body.

Scarf:

With silver blue, ch 7.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-60: Hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Attach fringe. Tie around neck.

Legs (for shelf sitter):

With black, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: Sc in first 7 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 8 stitches. (20 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in first 5 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 5 stitches. (15 stitches)

Rows 11-15: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 16: Working in front post only, sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Stuff the foot with poly-fil.

Rows 17-41: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff to just above the boot, leaving the rest of the leg unstuffed. Sew onto bottom of body.

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Legs (for draft stopper):

With black, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in first 13 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 12 stitches. (30 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in first 10 stitches, dec in next 10 stitches (5 dec’s), sc in next 10 stitches. (25 stitches)

Rows 14-21: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 22: Working in front post only, sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Stuff the foot with poly-fil. Be sure to stuff it tight. You want the feet and legs to be really firm.

Rows 24-81: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Every 10 rows or so, stuff more poly-fil into the leg, remembering to keep it stuffed firm. Leave the last 10-12 rows unstuffed.

Tie off. Sew onto bottom of body. Be sure to sew them sideways, so they go to the side of the body, and keep them both close to the middle.

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You can also leave the legs off of the snowman if you want.

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If you leave the legs off and stuff the body with poly-fil without the weighted polly pellets, it will make a great toy for a child too.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any snowmen of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating.

Gingerbread Cuddle Buddy

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I’m really not a fan of gingerbread cookies, but I do love gingerbread men as decorations. I decided to make these cute gingerbread cuddle buddies for the babies to play with this year.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. Or you can get my whole Christmas 2017 Collection for only $8.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in soft taupe and white. Soft rose for the cheeks, red hot and fern for the buttons.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to soft taupe.

Rows 12-17: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Position eyes onto head. Be sure you have them where you want them before putting the back on, because once it’s on they can’t be moved.

Body:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 9 (for girl): In front loops only, sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 9 (for boy): Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 16-17: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 19-20: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Skirt (for girl):

By crocheting in the front loops only on row 9 of the body, you should have created a line around it.

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With soft taupe, sl st and attach into this line.

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Ch 1 and sc in each stitch around.

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Switch to white. Work 3 sc’s in each stitch around.

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Tie off.

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Legs:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to soft taupe.

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 14-20: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving last couple of rows unstuffed.

Arms:

With soft taupe, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 6-7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to soft taupe.

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 9-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 15-20: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil.

Cheeks and Buttons:

Using soft rose, fern or red hot (depending on what you’re making), ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Sl st to first sc. Tie off.

You can sew the cheeks and buttons on if you want, but I used a bit of hot glue to put them on. Sew head onto body. Sew arms and legs on.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any gingerbread people of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating.

Elf Cuddle Buddy

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It’s the time of the year, where I want to make tons of Christmas stuff. I’m going to be posting some patterns over the next 2 weeks that I’m pretty excited about. I like crocheting things to use as decoration, but I also like to crochet things that the babies can play with. So I decided to do both. This is my elf cuddle buddy. You can make it with any colors you choose and really with any worsted weight yarn that you happen to have on hand.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. Or you can get my whole Christmas 2017 Collection for only $8.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in beige, white, fern and kelly green.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Bell for the end of the hat (You can do a pom-pom instead if you want)

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-17: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Hat:

With fern, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (8 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 8: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (12 stitches)

Row 10: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (14 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (14 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (16 stitches)

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (16 stitches)

Row 15: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (18 stitches)

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (18 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 17: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 19: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 21: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 23: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 24: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 25: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 26: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 27-28: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 29-32: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Rows 33-36: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Row 37: Working in back loops only, sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Rows 38-39: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 40: Sc in first stitch, *in next stitch sc, ch 4, sc, sc in next stitch. Continue from * around.

Tie off. Attach bell or pom pom to top. Stuff the top of the hat with poly-fil so that it will stand up straight.

Decide where you want to place the eyes, but don’t put the backs on them yet. Once the backs are on, you can’t move them. Put the hat on and get it positioned where you want it. Sew the hat onto the head.

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Once the hat is in place, flip the kelly green part up. Adjust the eyes if you need to and place the backs on.

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You can add a nose and a mouth if you want, but I like them with just the eyes. If you’re making a girl, you can also add eyelashes but be sure to do them before you put the safety eyes on so they’ll extend underneath the eyes. You can also use blush to add color to his cheeks.

Body:

With fern, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch , repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 17: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 19: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to beige.

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Legs:

With white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 14-16: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 17-20: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 22: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving last couple of rows unstuffed.

Arms:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Switch to kelly green.

Row 5: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Switch to white.

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Rows 12-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 16-19: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to fern.

Row 20: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff halfway with poly-fil.

Sew head onto body. Sew arms and legs on.

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You can also add hair under the hat if you’d like to. Originally, I was going to add hair to all of them, but I really liked how it looked without the hair.

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Try making them in other colors too. I used Vanna yarn in scarlet and cranberry for the girl.

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For the blue one, I used Loops and Threads Impeccable yarn in soft taupe for his skin, then used Vanna yarn in silver blue and dusty blue.

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I made the blue one for my grandson. He loves the bell on his head, so he shakes him all the time to hear it ring.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any elves of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

Hazel the Reindeer Girl

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Hazel thinks if she disguises herself as a reindeer, she’ll get to ride on Santa’s sleigh this year. This finished doll stands about 12 inches tall and makes a cute winter decoration, or a toy for little hands to play with.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

trc: triple crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in beige, toffee, chocolate and oatmeal. (You can choose any colors you want, of course, but these are the ones that I used.)

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

15mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

Pipe Cleaners (optional)

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Hat:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-18: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Tie off.

Ears:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 4-9: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Lay flat and sew to sides of hat.

Antlers:

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-13: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Antler Stump:

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 8 sc inside of circle. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch around. (8 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew stump onto antler. Sew antlers onto top of hat.

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Pull hat onto head and get it where you want it. Figure out the placement of her eyes, but don’t put the backs on yet. Sew hat onto head, then attach hair underneath hat so that it falls over the loops.

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There are many different ways you can do hair on dolls, which I go into detail more about in my Amigurami Tips and Tricks post.  I used oatmeal for her hair, then pulled it into 2 braids, but you can use any color and any style you’d like. Once you have the hat and hair on, sew on eyelashes if you’d like and attach the backs to the safety eyes. You can add blush to her cheeks to give her a rosy glow.

Body:

With toffee, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 8-11: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Switch to chocolate.

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to beige.

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew head onto body.

Arms:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to chocolate.

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to toffee.

Rows 5-14: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Do not stuff. You can insert pipe cleaners in the arms if you want them to be poseable. Sew onto body.

Legs:

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to toffee.

Rows 3-14: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew onto body.

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Be sure to check out the pattern for her friend, Molly the Snowman Girl.

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Hazel also goes well with Randall the Reindeer.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any dolls of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

Molly the Snowman Girl

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Molly is very impatiently waiting for it to snow so she can make a snowman. This finished doll stands about 10.5 inches tall and makes a cute winter decoration, or a toy for little hands to play with.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

trc: triple crochet

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in beige, white, black, rust and dark grey heather.(You can choose any colors you want, of course, but these are the ones that I used.)

Red Heart Fall for the scarf.

I (5.25mm) crochet hook

15mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

2 medium size black buttons and 2 small black buttons.

Pipe Cleaners (optional)

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Snowman Hat:

With white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-18: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Tie off.

Snowman Nose:

With rust, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 4 sc inside of circle. (4 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (4 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (6 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Head:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 10-15: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 19: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 20: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Pull hat onto head and get it where you want it. Attach 2 medium buttons to hat for the snowman’s eyes and sew the nose on. Figure out the placement of her eyes, but don’t put the backs on yet. Sew hat onto head, then attach hair underneath hat so that it falls over the loops.

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There are many different ways you can do hair on dolls, which I go into detail more about in my Amigurami Tips and Tricks post.  I used dark grey heather for her hair, then pull it into 2 ponytails, but you can use any color and any style you’d like. Once you have the hat and hair on, sew on eyelashes if you’d like and attach the backs to the safety eyes. You can add blush to her cheeks to give her a rosy glow.

Body:

With white, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 8-11: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

 

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Switch to beige.

Row 15: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Attach 2 small buttons. (And try to get them straight so they’re not crooked like mine.) Sew head onto body.

Arms:

With beige, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Rows 2-3: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 4-14: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Do not stuff. You can insert pipe cleaners in the arms if you want them to be poseable. Sew onto body.

Legs:

With black, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-7: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Switch to white.

Rows 8-14: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil. Sew onto body.

Scarf:

With fall, ch 6.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (5 stitches)

Rows 2-45: Hdc in each stitch across. (5 stitches)

Tie off. Add fringe on ends and tie around neck.

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Keep an eye out for Molly’s friend Hazel, coming soon.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any dolls of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

November Favorite Finds

Christmas is coming. If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time shopping for other people and don’t really think about things that you would like for Christmas. I’ve found some pattern books (and a few other things) that any crocheter would love to have for Christmas. So check these out. Maybe purchase some for a friend of yours or for yourself. Or just pass the link on to your loved ones so they know exactly what to get for you.

(Also, by ordering through these affiliate links you help me earn some revenue from this page so I can keep posting my patterns for free.)

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These books by Kerry Lord are so fun. The first one is Edward’s Crochet Imaginarium. You flip through the 3 sections to put together a monster. The possibilities are almost endless with them, and you can make some really unique gifts this way.

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Monsters not your thing? Kerry Lord also has Edward’s Crochet Doll Emporium, which is done the same way. Mix and match patterns to design the perfect doll. I really love this idea.

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This last book by Kerry Lord is full of adorable animals. Edward’s Menagerie has over 40 toy animals to make, and I love the classic look to all of them.

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The Big Book of Little Amigurami is full of cute little things you can make. I love the little fruits and the mushrooms!

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Huggable Amigurami is one of my favorites, and it’s definitely on my wish list. There are some really cute animals in this one.

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Want to make a circus full of animals? Amigurami Circus is full of patterns from different designers. I don’t have this book, but I have quite a few of their other books that they’ve put out, and I love them.

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Want to make some fairy tale characters? Once Upon a Time…in Crochet has 30 different characters from popular fairy tales. It also has good techniques for making different stuffies.

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The dolls in Huggy Dolls 2 are so adorable. I love stripes on dolls, and there’s even a mermaid in here.

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My Crochet Doll has a great pattern for a doll that you can customize to look the way you want it to, and a whole lot of clothing you can make to go with that doll. There are so many possibilities in this book for different characters you could make, or you could make 1 doll with a lot of different outfits for a child to dress up and play with.

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I don’t know why the idea of crocheted foods appeals to me so much, but the items in Ice Box Crochet are really cute. This book includes the pattern for the fridge that you can fill with all of the food that you make.

Do you make things for craft fairs? Both of these books, Potholders & Dishcloths and A Year of Dishcloths, would be perfect for things you can whip up and sell. I think the themed ones would especially be a big hit at those craft fairs.

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Mollie Makes Crochet has patterns for crocheted home decor, which has become really popular the last few years. I love the Mollie Makes magazines, so full of neat DIY projects, so I was thrilled to see that they put out a book full of crochet.

That’s all for the books, but I wanted to include a few of my favorite things in this post.

This is one of my favorite crochet hook organizers. I have this one, and it sits right next to my bed and holds all of my hooks, my needles, my embroidery floss, etc. It’s such a good quality, and the price is amazing.

This crochet organizer bag is another one of my favorites that I’ve purchased. It has so much space to hold everything you need for the project you’re working on, which is great if you tend to take projects with you when you go places. It’s also great to keep next to you when you work on your project at home because you can simply close it up and keep it all together. Plus, this design matches my crochet hook organizer.

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This yarn dispenser is great for keeping your skeins from rolling around (and onto the floor) while you crochet. Yarn bowls are so popular right now, and you can find them all over the place. Personally, I find those work best for center-pull skeins, and sometimes you just can’t find that center piece to pull it. This would work much better for me since I don’t even bother trying to pull from the center if the piece isn’t easy to see.

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And lastly, this pack of 9 blocking mats is exactly what you need to get those projects laying flat when they’re wanting to curl. With the 9 blocks, you can increase your surface area for big projects.

That’s it for my November Favorite Finds. Be sure to pass these links on to anybody wanting to shop for you. I hope you find a few of these under your tree this year!

 

Marty the Moose

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I made Marty the Moose to go with Randall the Reindeer, because I thought he needed a friend. While I think of reindeer as being a Christmas animal, a moose makes me think more of autumn for some reason. In any case, Marty the Moose would make a great stuffy to put on a shelf with your holiday decorations, but he’s also soft and cuddly for little ones to hug.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Red Heart Soft yarn in wheat and toast.

Red Heart fall for scarf

I (5.25mm) crochet hook 

18mm safety eyes

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head

With toast, ch. 11

Row 1: This is worked around the chain you just made. Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each across, working 3 sc’s into the last ch. Turn and work in the other loop of the chain and sc across, working 2 sc’s in last ch. St st to 1st sc, ch. 1. (22 total stitches)

*NOTE* Photos are from a different pattern, but they show how the process works.

Row 2: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 8 st, work 2 sc’s in each of the next 3 st, sc in next 8, work 2 sc’s in each of the next 2. St sl to 1st sc, ch. 1. (28 total stitches)

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Row 3: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 11 st, work 2 sc’s in each of the next 3 st, sc in next 11, work 2 sc’s in each of the next 2. St sl to 1st sc, ch. 1. (34 total stitches)

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Row 4: 2 sc in first st, sc in next 14 st, work 2 sc’s in each of the next 3 st, sc in next 14, work 2 sc’s in each of the next 2. St sl to 1st sc, ch. 1. (40 total stitches)

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Rows 5-8: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 11: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 14: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 16: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 17: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 18: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 19: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 20-25: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 29: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

At this point, stuff the head, insert the nose and eyes. Continue stuffing as you go.

Row 31: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 32: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 33: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 34: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off.

Body:

With toast yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 16-17: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 19-20: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Arms:

With wheat, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: In front loops only, *dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 6-7: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 9-10: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches) Switch to toast.

Rows 11-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 15-22: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving top few rows unstuffed.

Legs:

With wheat, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches , repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches , repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches , repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: In front loops only, *dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 7-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 9: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 10-11: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches) Switch to toast.

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 14-24: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 26-27: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff a little more than halfway with poly-fil.

Ears

With toast, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2.  Lay flat and fold in half to sew on.

Antlers

With wheat, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 3-6: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 7: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 8-22: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2. Stuff with poly-fil.

Big Stump for Antlers

With wheat, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2. Stuff with poly-fil. Position and sew onto antler.

Small Stump for Antlers

With wheat, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2. Stuff with poly-fil. Position and sew onto antler.

Tail

With toast, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Lay flat.

Scarf

With fall yarn, ch. 9.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-60: Hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Tie off after last round. Add fringe to ends.

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Sew all of your pieces on.

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As you can see, he looks really cute without the scarf, so it’s not necessary. But he also looks awful cute with it.

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Just a note here. I used Red Heart Soft for Marty because I wanted him to be soft and cuddly. As you can see, Red Heart Soft has quite a bit of stretch to it so it may leave gaps in your work. You can minimize this by using a smaller hook and making sure your stitches are really tight. Or you could make him using a different yarn if you’d like.

Be sure to go check out the pattern for Randall the Reindeer too.

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If you would like to help support me so I can keep posting free patterns, or you’d like an ad-free pdf of this pattern that you can save and print, you can purchase it on Ravelry for a small fee.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any moose of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.

Randall the Reindeer

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Christmas is coming, and Randall is all ready to help pull Santa’s sleigh. He’s soft and cuddly, and perfect for your Christmas decor or for little arms to cuddle.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed (with affiliate links):

Red Heart Soft yarn in wheat, toast and chocolate

Red Heart mistletoe for scarf

I (5.25mm) crochet hook 

18mm safety eyes

20mm safety nose (you can sew a nose on if need be)

Yarn needle

Poly-fil 

This pattern is worked “in-the-round”, and stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted. 

Head:

With wheat yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 6-8: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches) Switch to toast yarn.

Row 9: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 10: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 11: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 12: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 13: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 14: Sc in each stitch around. (45 stitches)

Row 15: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (50 stitches)

Rows 16-21: Sc in each stitch around. (50 stitches)

Row 22: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 8 stitches, repeat from * around. (45 stitches)

Row 23: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 25: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 27: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

At this point, stuff the head, insert the nose and eyes.

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 29: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 30: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Sew end shut. Tie off.

Body:

With toast yarn, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Row 8: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Rows 9-11: Sc in each stitch around. (35 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 13-14: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Rows 16-17: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Rows 19-20: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil.

Arms:

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: In front loops only, *dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches) Switch to wheat.

Rows 6-9: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches) Switch to toast.

Rows 10-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 15-22: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff with poly-fil, leaving top few rows unstuffed.

Legs:

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Row 2: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches , repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches , repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 5: In front loops only, *dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 6: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches) Switch to wheat.

Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches) Switch to toast.

Rows 11-23: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Row 24: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Rows 25-26: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Stuff a little more than halfway with poly-fil.

Ears

With toast, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 4: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 6-13: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2.  Lay flat and fold in half to sew on.

Antlers

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-16: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2. Stuff with poly-fil.

Stump for Antlers

With chocolate, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc inside of circle. (10 stitches)

Rows 2-6: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make 2. Stuff with poly-fil. Position and sew onto antler.

Tail

With toast, ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Sc in each stitch around. (5 stitches)

Row 3: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Lay flat.

Scarf

With mistletoe yarn, ch. 9.

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Rows 2-60: Hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (8 stitches)

Tie off after last round. Add fringe to ends.

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Sew all of your pieces on.

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As you can see, he looks really cute without the scarf, so it’s not necessary. But he also looks awful cute with it.

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Just a note here. I used Red Heart Soft for Randall because I wanted him to be soft and cuddly. As you can see, Red Heart Soft has quite a bit of stretch to it so it may leave gaps in your work. You can minimize this by using a smaller hook and making sure your stitches are really tight. Or you could make him using a different yarn if you’d like.

Keep an eye out for Marty the Moose, coming soon.

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If you would like to help support me so I can keep posting free patterns, or you’d like an ad-free pdf of this pattern that you can save and print, you can purchase it on Ravelry for a small fee.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to leave me a comment and let me know. Or message me on Facebook. If you create any reindeer of your own, be sure to post a photo on my Facebook page so I can see. I love seeing all of the things people are creating, and I’d love to see the different variations that people make of these.