Christmas in July Crochet Elf
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Christmas in July Crochet Elf

Start your Christmas and Holiday projects early! This crochet elf makes a cozy addition to your holiday decor and a fun gift for friends and family.
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Material List

  • Loops and Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn (solids: 4.5 oz./128 ga.; 277 yds./253m)
  • (Ombres: 3.5 oz./100 ga.; 192 yds./175m; approx. 30 ga. each) – White (Contrast A), Cherry (Contrast B) and Merry Prints (Contrast C)
  • Crochet Hook, Size U.S. F or 5 (3.75mm)
  • Stuffing
  • Beads, Small – Black (2)
  • Embroidery Floss – Black
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Stitch Glossary

Approx = Approximate(ly).

Beg = Beginning.

Ch = Chain(s).

Dc = Double crochet.

Hdc = Half double crochet.

Rem = Remain(ing).

Rep = Repeat.

Rnd = Round(s).

Sc = Single crochet.

St(s) = Stitch(es).

Tog = Together.

Tr = Treble crochet.

Yoh = Yarn over hook.

INSTRUCTIONS

Body and Head

Note: Join all rnds with sl st to first sc.

With B, ch 2.

1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join.

**2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 12 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Join. 18 sc.

4th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Join. 24 sc.

5th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Join. 30 sc.

6th and 7th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.**

8th rnd: (Skirt Ruffle rnd) Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

9th and 10th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

11th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sts. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook -- Sc2tog made. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sts.

12th and 14th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

13th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 18 sts.

15th rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join A. Break B. 12 sts. Do not fasten off.

Stuff Body.

Head: 1st rnd: (Neck Ruffle rnd). With A, ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

Work from ** to ** as given for Body.

Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 24 sc.

Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 18 sc.

Next rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join. 12 sc.

Stuff Head.

Next rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. 6 sc.

Fasten off. Draw yarn through rem sts and fasten securely.


Skirt Ruffle

With Body and Head upside-down, join C with sl st to first rem front loop of Skirt Ruffle rnd.

1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Working in rem front loops, 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 2 dc in each sc around. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 60 dc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. *1 sc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. 3 tr in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. 1 hdc in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.


Neck Ruffle

With Body and Head upside-down, join C with sl st to first rem front loop of Neck Ruffle rnd.

1st rnd: Ch 1. Working in rem front loops, *1 sc in next sc. (1 hdc. 3 dc. 1 hdc) in next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.

Fasten off.


Hat

With C, ch 30. Join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 dc in each ch around. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 30 dc.

2nd rnd: (Hairline). Ch 1. Working in front loops only, 1 sc in each dc around. Join.

3rd and 4th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

5th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Sc2tog) 5 times. Join. 25 sc.

6th to 8th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

9th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog) 5 times. Join. 20 sc.

10th to 12th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

13th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog) 5 times. Join. 15 sc.

14th to 16th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

17th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. Sc2tog) 5 times. Join. 10 sc.

18th to 20th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

21th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 5 times. Join. 5 sc.


Pom Pom

Wind B around three fingers approx. 40 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach to top of Hat.

Hair

Cut lengths of B 16" (40.5cm) long. Hold Hat upside down and working around rem loops of Hairline row on inside of Hat, knot two strands of B tog into Fringe. Divide Fringe in half and tie into ponytails. Trim Fringe evenly.


Foot and Leg (make 2).

With B, ch 2.

Foot: 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. 6 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 12 sc.

3rd and 4th rnds: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

5th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. Join A. Break B. 6 sc.

Stuff Foot.

Leg: 6th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join B.

7th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join A.

Rep last 2 rnds until Leg from beg measures 8" (20.5cm).

Fasten off. Do not stuff Leg.


Hand and Arm (make 2).

With B, ch 2.

Hand: 1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join. 6 sc.

2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join. 12 sc.

3rd rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 6 times. Join A. Break B. 6 sc.

Stuff Hand.

Arm: 4th rnd: With A, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join B.

5th rnd: With B, ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join A.

Rep last 2 rnds until Arm from beg measures 3½” (9 cm).

Fasten off. Do not stuff Arm.


Finishing.

Sew Arms and Legs to Body. Sew Hat to Head. Sew beads to Head for eyes. With embroidery floss, embroider eyelashes and mouth.

Tips

MEASUREMENT Approximately 6" (15cm) long excluding legs and hat. Gauge 16 sc and 17 rows = 4" (10cm).