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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), how to make invisible decreases and how to change colors. 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

Learn how to change colors in sc

Eli, the Elf | Free Crochet Pattern

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, e.g. Rico Creative Aran
  • Aran / Worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in skin tone of choice, e.g. Rico Creative Aran
  • Aran / Worsted or heavy worsted cotton yarn in white, e.g. Rico Creative Aran
  • 1 pair of 4mm safety eyes
  • Toy stuffing
  • 3.5mm / size E crochet hook (my fave is the Clover Amour hook)
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations

Ch = Chain

St = stitch

Sc = single crochet

Inc = single crochet 2 in same st

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

Instructions

Start with the top of the head using C2

Rd 1: Start with 6 sc in a magic ring (6)

Rd 2: Inc in all 6 st (12)

Rd 3: [sc in next st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (18)

Rd 4: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24)

Rd 5 – 9 (5 rds): Sc in all 24 st (24)

Rd 10: [sc in next 2 st, dec] repeat 6 times (18)

Secure your stitch with a 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 in a sc, sc in next 17 (18)

Rd 12: [sc in next 2 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (24)

Rd 13: [sc in next 3 st, inc in next st] repeat 6 times (30)

Rd 14 – 20 (7 rds): Sc in all 30 st (30)

Rd 21: Sc in back loops only: [sc in next 3 st, dec 1] repeat 6 times (24)

Fill the head and body with toy stuffing

Rd 22: [sc in next 2 st, dec] repeat 6 times (18)

Rd 23: [sc in next st, dec] repeat 6 times (12)

Rd 24: Dec 6 times (6)

Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.

Crochet the hat in C1 and C3

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

Rd 1: Sc in next 25 ch, sc in next st changing to C3 (26)

Rd 2: Sc in next 25 st, sc in next st changing to C1 (26)

Rd 3: Sc in next 25 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (26)

Rd 4: Sc in next 25 st, sc in next st changing to C1 (26)

Rd 5: Sc in next 25 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (26)

Rd 6: Sc in next 8 st, dec, sc in next 6 st, dec, sc in next 7 st, sc in next st changing to C1 (24)

Rd 7: Sc in next 7 st, dec, sc in next 2 st, dec, sc in next 2 st, dec, sc in next 6 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (21)

Rd 8: [dec, sc in next 5 st] repeat 2 times, dec, sc in next 4 st, sc in next st changing to C1 (18)

Rd 9: Sc in next 17 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (18)

Rd 10: [dec, sc in next 4 st] repeat 2 times, dec, sc in next 3 st, sc in next st changing to C1 (15)

Rd 11 : Sc in next 14 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (15)

Rd 12 : [dec, sc in next 3 st] repeat 2 times, dec, sc in next 2 st, sc in next st changing to C1 (12)

Rd 13: Sc in next 11 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (12)

Rd 14: [dec, sc in next 2 st] repeat 2 times, dec, sc in next st, sc in next st changing to C1 (9)

Rd 15: Sc in next 8 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (9)

Rd 16: [dec, sc in next st] repeat 2 times, dec, sc in next st changing to C1 (6)

Rd 17: Sc in next 5 st, sc in next st changing to C3 (6)

Rd 18: Dec 3 times (3)

Fasten off by stitching through the front loops of all 3 st. Weave in the yarn end.

Eli the Elf Free Crochet Pattern

I hope you enjoyed this pattern for Eli, the Elf! Please comment below should you have any questions. I’ll get back to you asap!

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