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Crochet Elf – Free Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet Eli, the Elf – One of Santa’s little helpers! He’ll make sure there’ll be plenty of gifts under your tree.

This is a fun little project to put you in a festive mood. You will need to know how to make a magic ring, how to single crochet (double crochet in British terms), and how to make invisible decreases. Don’t worry if you haven’t done any or all of these techniques before. You can learn them in my video tutorials:

Learn how to single crochet

Learn how to make a magic ring

Learn how to make invisible decreases

This pattern is written in U.S. terms. If you need to translate it to British terms, or to German, you can have a look at my conversion chart:

Crochet Conversion Chart

Materials and tools

  • Aran / Worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in green
  • Aran / Worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in skin tone of choice
  • Aran / Worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in white
  • 1 pair of 4mm safety eyes
  • Toy stuffing
  • 3.5mm / size E crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain

St = stitch

Sc = single crochet

2sc = single crochet 2 in same st

Inv dec = invisible decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

Sl st = slip stitch

C1 = green

C2 = skin tone of choice

C3 = white

Gauge/Tension

4″ x 4″ (10.16 x 10.16 cm) = 19 sts x 20 rows of sc

Eli the Elf Free Crochet Pattern

Instructions

Start with the top of the head using C2

Rd 1: Sc 6 into a magic ring (6)

Rd 2: 2sc 6 (12)

Rd 3: [sc 1, 2sc 1]*6 (18)

Rd 4: [sc 2, 2sc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 5 – 9: Sc 24 (24)

Rd 10: [sc 2, inv dec 1]*6 (18)

Secure your stitch with the stitch marker and place the eyes where you want the face to be (ideally on the opposite side of the beginning of the round)

Continue with the body in C1

Rd 11: Change color to C1, sc 18 (18)

Rd 12: [sc 2, 2sc 1]*6 (24)

Rd 13: [sc 3, 2sc 1]*6 (30)

Rd 14 – 20: Sc 30 (30)

Rd 21: Sc in back loops only: [sc 3, inv dec 1]*6 (24)

Fill the head and body with toy stuffing

Rd 22: [sc 2, inv dec 1]*6 (18)

Rd 23: [sc 1, inv dec 1]*6 (12)

Rd 24: Inv dec 6 (6)

Break yarn, pull through, sew in

Crochet the hat in C1 and C3

Ch 26 in C1, sl st 1 in first ch to close to a round

Rd 1 in C1: Sc 26 (26)

Rd 2 in C3: Join C3, sc 26 (26)

Rd 3 in C1: Sc 26 (26)

Rd 4 in C3: Sc 26 (26)

Rd 5 in C1: Sc 26 (26)

Rd 6 in C3: Sc 8, inv dec 1, sc 6, inv dec 1, sc 8 (24)

Rd 7 in C1: Sc 7, inv dec 1, sc 2, inv dec 1, sc 2, inv dec 1, sc 7 (22)

Rd 8 in C3: [sc 5, inv dec 1]*3 (18)

Rd 9 in C1: Sc 18 (18)

Rd 10 in C3: [sc 4, inv dec 1]*3 (15)

Rd 11 in C1: Sc 15 (15)

Rd 12 in C3: [sc 3, inv dec 1]*3 (12)

Rd 13 in C1: Sc 12 (12)

Rd 14 in C3: [sc 2, inv dec 1]*3 (9)

Rd 15 in C1: Sc 9 (9)

Rd 16 in C3: [sc 1, inv dec 1]*3 (6)

Rd 17 in C1: Sc 6 (6)

Rd 18 in C3: Inv dec 3 (3)

Break yarn, pull through, sew in ends.

Eli, the Elf | Free Crochet Pattern

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