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.

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