Santa and Rudolf

I finally put my tree up and feel kinda Christmassy so here’s Amiguruthi’s only Christmas pattern of 2013!

Amiguruthi Santa and Rudolf

Ok, they’re not exactly the most complicated patterns out there, but know what that means? It means in this week and a half we have left before the big day you can whip up a tree full of them!

Free pattern after the jump.

The Essentials

Hook: 3.5mm (E)

Yarn: DK in pink, red, white, grey and brown.

Also Needed: 6mm safety eyes, brown felt.

Finished size: Approx 2 inches wide.

Terms:

CH = Chain

Sc = Single Crochet

INC = Increase

DEC = Decrease

Now, the observant might have noticed that Santa is just a recolour of my Fat Gnome pattern without hands and feet. The pattern has been updated from the original however, for my ‘Guide to Crochet‘ download, so here it is in it’s entirety with the Santa colour changes.

Body

In red (trousers): magic ring
Round 1: 6sc into centre of the magic ring [6]
Round 2: INC around [12]
Round 3: {1sc, INC} around [18]
Round 4: {2sc, INC} around [24]
Round 5: {3sc, INC} around [30]
Round 6: {4sc, INC} around [36]
Round 7: Sc around [36]

Colour change to grey (belt):
Round 8: Sc around [36]

Colour change to red (jumper):
Round 9 – 11: Sc around [36]

Colour change to pink (head):
Round 12
: Sc around [36]
Round 13: {4sc, DEC} around [30]
Round 14: {3sc, DEC} around [24]
Round 15: {2sc, DEC} around [18]
Round 16: {1sc, DEC} around [12]

Stuff body, add safety eyes if using.

Round 17:  DEC around [6]
Finish off and weave in the tail.

Hat
In red: magic ring

Round 1: 4Sc in centre of magic ring [4]
Round 2: Sc around [4]
Round 3: INC around [8]
Round 4: Sc around [8]
Round 5: {Sc, INC} around [12]
Round 6: Sc around [12]
Round 7: INC around [24]
Round 8: Sc around [24]
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Beard
In white: Ch 7 (leave long tail for sewing at start)

Row 1: Sc along row starting from 2nd stitch from chain [6] Ch1 and turn.
Rows 2 – 4: Sc along [6] Ch1 and turn.
Row 5: DEC, Sc, Sc, DEC [4] Ch1 and turn.
Row 6: Sc along [4] Ch1 and turn.
Row 7: DEC, DEC [2] Ch1 and turn.
Row 8: Sc along [2]
Finish off and weave in end.

Assembly

  1. Sew Hat on top of pink section of Body.
  2. Sew beard in place, covering the colour change joins.
  3. Sew a stitch of pink yarn to beard (creates a mouth).
  4. Sew a belt buckle in yellow.
  5. Optional – add a loop of yarn to the point of the hat for hanging.

Rudolf is even easier!

Body

In red (nose): magic ring
Round 1: 6sc into centre of the magic ring [6]
Colour change to brown
Round 2: INC around [12]
Round 3: {1sc, INC} around [18]
Round 4: {2sc, INC} around [24]
Round 5: {3sc, INC} around [30]
Round 6: {4sc, INC} around [36]
Round 7: Sc around [36]
Round 8: Sc around [36]
Round 9 – 11: Sc around [36]
Round 12
: Sc around [36]
Round 13: {4sc, DEC} around [30]
Round 14: {3sc, DEC} around [24]
Round 15: {2sc, DEC} around [18]
Round 16: {1sc, DEC} around [12]

Stuff body, add safety eyes if using.

Round 17:  DEC around [6]
Finish off and weave in the tail.

Assembly

  1. Cut a pair of antlers out of the brown felt.
  2. Glue antlers in place using hot glue gun.
  3. Optional – add a loop of yarn between the antlers for hanging.

Amiguruthi Santa and Rudolf

Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, or just a good old fashioned Merry Christmas!

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