Christmas in July Yarn Elf
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Christmas in July Yarn Elf

It's never too early to start making your Christmas gifts, like this cute elf!
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads® Impeccable™ Yarn – White (A), Cherry (B) and Kelly Green (C)
  • Crochet Hook, F/5 (3.75mm)
  • Beads, Small – Black (2)
  • Embroidery Floss – Black
 

Project Instructions

Stitch Glossary

Approx = Approximate(ly)

Beg = Beginning.

Ch = Chain(s).

Dc = Double crochet.

Foll = Following.

Rem = Remain(ing).

Rep = Repeat

Rnd = Round(s)

Sc = Single crochet.

St(s) = Stitch(es).

Tog = Together.

Tr = Treble crochet.

Yog = 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 rnd: 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 with A. Break B. 12 sts. Do not fasten off.

Stuff body.

Head: 1st rnd: (Neck Ruffle rnd). With A, 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. around. 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: Working in rem front loops, *Miss next sc. 7 tr in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. Sl st in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st in same sp as first sl st. 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: Working in rem front loops, 5 dc in next sc. *Sl st in next sc. 5 dc in next sc. Sl st in next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 5 dc in last sc. Join with sl st in same sp as first sl st. 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. 25 sc.

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

7th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Sc2tog) 5 times. 20 sc.

9th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog) 5 times. 15 sc.

11th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 1 sc. Sc2tog) 5 times. 10 sc.

12th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog) 5 times. 4 sc.

 

Pom pom

Wind A around 3 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" [40.5 cm] long. Hold Hat upside down and working around rem loops of Hairline row on inside of Hat, knot 2 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 rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join.

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

Stuff Foot.

Leg: 6th rnd: With A, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with C.

7th rnd: With C, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with A.

Rep last 2 rnds until Leg from beg measures approx. 8" [20.5 cm].

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 with A. Break B. 6 sc.

Stuff Hand.

Arm: 4th rnd: With A, 1 sc in each sc around. Join with C.

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

Rep last 2 rnds until Arm from beg measures approx 3½" [9 cm].

Fasten off. Do not stuff Arm.


Finishing

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

Tips

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

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