It’s less than a week to go until Christmas and I finally made it to finish a pattern for a sweet little Santa Claus for you. Well, actually I made two versions, one small and one large Santa, but the numbers I provide in this pattern are for the smaller (and shorter) version. If you want to do the large Santa, you should take hook sizes 2.5 were I wrote 0.75 and 3.0 instead of 1.0. Take DK yarn which is recommended for hook sizes 3.5-4.5. From R. 27 on go on to insert two rounds inbetween the rounds with the increases, so the body becomes longer. My Santa is actually looking abit like a hippsta with his white hair. Well, I like it this way, but if you want a more classic look for yours, just leave him bold underneath his hat. But I guess it’s high time to start now, Christmas will not wait for you to finish 😉

You need:

Crochet yarn size 10 in white, red and skin colour
Hook sizes 0.75 and 1.0

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl = sling stitch
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increase
dec = decrease

Head

with skin coloured yarn and hook size 0.75

1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
3. R: [sc, inc] 6x (18 sc)
4. R: [2 sc, inc] 6x (24 sc)
5. R: [3 sc, inc] 6x (30 sc)
6. R: [4 sc, inc] 6x (36 sc)
7. R: [5 sc, inc] 6x (42 sc)
8. – 12. R: 42 sc
R: 13: 6 sc, inc, 2 x dec, 3 sc, 2 x dec, inc, 23 sc (40 sc)
R. 14: 8 sc, 2 inc, sc, 3 sc into next stitch, sc, 2 inc, 9 sc, dec, 11 sc, dec, sc (44 sc)
R. 15: 14 sc, cluster of 4 dc, 15 sc, dec, 9 sc, dec, sc (42 sc)
R. 16: 30 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec, sc (40 sc)
R. 17:  30 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec, sc (38 sc)
R. 18: 8 sc, dec, 10 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec (34 sc)
R: 19: 9 sc, dec, 8 sc, dec, 7 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec (30 sc)
R. 20: 8 sc, 5 x dec, 9 sc, dec, sc (24 sc)
R. 21: [2 sc, dec] 6x (18 sc)

Stuff

22. [7 sc, dec] 2 x (16 sc)

23.– 26. R: 16 sc
27. R: [7 sc, inc] 2x (18 sc)
28. R: [sc, dec] 6x (12 sc)
29. R: 6 dec

Cut yarn and sew up the ends. Push the last part into the head.

The eyes are embroidered onto the face like I show you in this post.

Body:

with skin coloured yarn and hook size 0.75

1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
2. R: 6 inc (12 FM)
3. R: [5 sc, inc] x 2 (14 sc)
4. – 6. R: 14 sc
7. R: [5 sc, dec] x 2 (12 sc)
8. – 9. R: 12 sc
10. R: 12 inc (24 sc)

In red:
11. R: 24 sc (work into back loop only)
12. R: [sc, inc] x 6 (36
13. R: 36 sc
14. R: [5 sc, inc] x 6 (42 sc)
15. – 16. R: 42 sc
17. R: [20 sc, inc] x 2 (44 sc)
18. – 19. R: 44 sc
20. R: 10 sc, inc, 21 sc, inc, 11 sc (46 sc)
21. – 22. R: 46 sc
23. R: [22 sc, inc] x 2 (48 sc)
24. – 25. R: 48 sc
26. R: 11 sc, inc, 23 sc, inc, 12 sc (50 sc)
27.R: 50 sc
28. R: [24 sc, inc] x 2 (52 sc)
29. R: 52 sc
30. R: 12 sc, inc, 25 sc, inc, 13 sc(54 sc)
31. R: 54 sc
32. R: [26 sc, inc] x 2 (56 sc)

In white:
33. R: 56 sc
34. R: 13 sc, inc, 27 sc, inc, 14 sc (58 sc)
35. R: 58 sc
36. R: [28 sc, inc] x 2 (60 sc)
37. R: 60 sc
38. R: 60 sc into back loop only
39. R: [4 sc, dec] x 10 (50 sc)
40. R: [3 sc, dec] x 10 (40 sc)

Stuff

41. – 45. R: 40 sc
46. R: [9 sc, inc] x 4 (44 sc)
47. R: 44 sc
48. R: [2 sc, dec] x 11 (33 sc)
49. R: [sc, dec] x 11 (22 sc)
50. R: 11 dec

Cut yarn and sew up the end. Push the last part into the body like you did with the head.

Arms:

1. R: Crochet 4 sc directly onto the side of the body between R 5 & 6 of the red part, then crochet 4 sc back into the same stitches. You’ll end up with something like a squashed round.
2. R: 8 sc
3. R: [inc, 3 sc] x 2 (10 sc)
4. R: 10 sc

in white
5. 10 sc
6. R: [4 sc, inc] x 2 (12 sc)
7.-10. R: 12 sc
11. R: [5 sc, inc] x 2 (14 sc)
12.-15. R: 14 sc
16. R: [6 sc, inc] x 2 (16 sc)
17.-18. R: 16 sc

Cut yarn and sew up the ends. Work the other arm in the same way, then sew them together like this:

Hair (use white yarn and a hook size 1.0):

1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
3. R: [sc, inc] 6x (18 sc)
4. R: [2 sc, inc] 6x (24 sc)
5. R: [3 sc, inc] 6x (30 sc)
6. R: [4 sc, inc] 6x (36 sc)
7. – 12. R: 36 sc
13. R: sl, sc, hdc, 15 dc, 10 inc, 5 dc, hdc, sc, sl

Cut yarn, sew up the end and sew hair to the head like this:

Beard:

1. R: ch 17
2. R: sl, 14 sc, sl
3. R: sl, 4 sc, inc, 3 ch and skip 3 sc, inc, 4 sc, sl
4. R: sl, sc, popcorn stitch with 3 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 4 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 4 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 4 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 4 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 3 dc, sc, sl
5. R: 13 sc, sl
6. R: sl, sc, popcorn stitch with 3 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 4 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 4 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 4 dc, sc, popcorn stitch with 3 dc, sc, sl
7. R: 11 sc, sl

Cut yarn and sew up the end. Sew beard to the head.

Hat:

In white and with hook size 1.0:

1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
3. – 4. R: 12 sc
5. R: 6 dec

in red:
6. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
7. R: 12 hdc
8. R: [hdc, inc] 6x (18 hdc)
9. R: 18 hdc
10. R: [2 hdc, inc] 6x (24 hdc)
11. R: 24 hdc
12. R: [3 hdc, inc] 6x (30 hdc)
13. R: 30 hdc
14. R: [4 hdc, inc] 6x (36 hdc)
15. – 21 R: 36 hdc

in white:
22. R: 36 sc
23. R: 36 sc

Cut yarn and sew up the end.

You made it. Merry Christmas and ho ho ho!