Friday, 13 December 2013

SANTA CLAUSE

This pattern might take a few days, but it's fairly simple and fun to make when broken down into parts. Here goes :)

HEAD
In cream color;
Row 1: Sc 7 into magic circle
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc (14)
Row 3: *1sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next* Repeat from * to * around (21)
Row 4: *1 sc in 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (28)
Row 5: *1 sc in 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (35)
Row 6: *1sc in 1st 4sc, 2 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (42)
Row 7: *1sc in 1st 5sc, 2 sc in next sc*  Repeat from * to * around (49)
Row 8-17: sc around
Row 19: *sc 5, skip 1sc* Repeat from * to * around (40)
Row 20: *sc 4, skip 1 sc* Repeat from * to * around (35)
Row 21: * sc 3, skip 1 sc* Repeat from * to * around (20)
Row 22: *sc 2, skip 1 sc* Repeat from * to * around (18)

HAT
Row 1: From the top of the head (the magic circle, count down to the 7th row.  You will now pick up the stitches all around the 7th row.  Pick any spot to start, and crochet around the entire 7th row in red wool. (49)
Row 2: sc around (49)
Row 3: hdc 24, sc 12, skip 1 sc, sc 12
Row 4: hdc 24, skip 1 sc, sc 10, skip 1, sc 12, skip 1
Row 5: hdc 24, skip 1, sc 10, skip 1, sc 10
Row 6: skip 1, dc 24, skip 1, sc 9, skip 1, sc 9
Row 7: skip 1, dc 6, skip 1, dc 6, skip 1, dc 6, skip 1, dc 2, skip 1, sc 5, skip 1, sc 5, skip 1, sc 5
Row 8: skip 1, dc 5, akip 1, dc 5, skip 1, dc 5, skip 1, dc 3, skip 1, sc 4, skip 1, sc 4, skip 1, sc 4
Row 9: skip 1, dc 4, skip 1, dc 4, skip 1 dc4, skip 1, dc 3, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 2, sc 2
Row 10: skip 1, dc 2, skip 1, dc 2, skip 1, dc 2, skip 1, dc 2, skip1, dc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1 sc 1
Now dc around until hat is desired length.  Skip 1, dc 1 until 2 dc left, then bind off.

POM POM
Wind white wool around your 4 fingers about 20 times (depending on how thick you want your pom pom) Pull off your fingers, and with another piece of white wool, tie them all together in the middle very tightly.  Cut all the loops so they become loose ends and fluff.  Attach to end of hat.

BODY
In red:
Proceed the same as the head from Rows 1 to 7
Row 8: *1 sc in 1st 6 sc, 2 sc in next* Repeat from * to * around (56)
Rows 9-16: sc around
Switch to black
Rows 17-22: sc around
Switch back to red
Rows 23-30: sc around
Row 31: *sc 6, sc 1* Repeat from * to * around (49)
Row 32-34: sc around
Row 35: *sc 5, skip 1, sc 1* Repeat from * to * around (42)
Row 36-38: sc around
Row 39: *sc 4, skip 1, sc 1* Repeat from * to * around (35)
Row 40: *sc 3, skip 1, sc 1* Repeat from * to * around
You have reached the neck, and will now be shaping the collar.
Row 41: Ch 1. Turn.  In outside of loops only, *sc 1, 2 sc in 1*  Repeat 7 times, sc 1
Row 42: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1, sc 11, 2 sc in 1, sc 11, 2 sc in 1
Row 43: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc 5, 2 sc in 1sc, sc 5, 2 sc in 1sc, sc 6, 2sc in 1, sc 7, 2 sc in 1
Row 44: Ch 1, turn, sc to end.
Row 45:  Switch to white.  Ch 1, sc around.  Bind off.

ARMS (make 2)
Start with mittens in green;
Row 1: sc 6 into magic circle,
Row 2: *2 sc in 1sc, 1 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (12)
Row 2: *2 sc in 1st 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * around (18)
Row 3-5: sc around (18)
Row 6: Ch 3, skip 3 sc, sc into 4th sc, sc 14
Row 7: sc 3 over ch 3, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2 (12)
Row 8: 2 sc in each sc (24)
Thumb:  Ch 2, hdc 2 (on bottom half closest to wrist), sc 5, hdc 2, sc 4, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 2, skip 1, sc 1, sl st. bind off
In Red:  at narrow part inside the mitt, ch 1.  Pick up and sc 12 stitches around.  Join red ends in a circle, and sc around until arm is desired length.

BOOTS and LEGS (make 2)
Follow exactly: Ch 8, skip 1st sc, hdc 3, sc 2, sc 4 in end of ch.
up other side: sc 2, hdc 3, hdc 2 in 1 (3x) sc 3, sc 2 in 1 (3x) sc 6, hdc 2 in 1 (5x) hdc 1, sc 5, sc 2 in 1 (3x) sc 2, sl st.  This is the sole of the boot.
In inside loops only: join yarn in stitch after the sl st.  Sc around (29 st)
In both sides of stitches now, join on the 30th stitch.  Sc around twice
sc 7, (hdc 3 tog) 3 times, sc 12
sc 5 in outside part of stitches, sc 8, sc 11
In both sides of stitches sc 5 (sc 2 tog) 4x
sc around until desired length of boot. (I did 5 rounds) bind off.
In Red,
Join with a ch to the top row of the inside of the boot.   Sc 19 stitches around
join with a sl st and sc around until leg is desired length

FINISHING
Sew the top of the arms shut, and sew to the top of the body, but under the collar.
Sew the body to the head.
Sew the top of the legs shut and attach to the bottom of the body.

White strip of coat:
Row 1: ch 8,
Row 2: Turn, skip 1st 2 ch, and sc 6
Row 3: Turn.  ch2, sc 6
Repeat Row 3 until white strip fits from the top of the body to the belt.
bind off.  Sew white strip to the front of Santa's body.
Repeat white strip instructions, but make a much much shorter one for under the belt. (see image)  Sew this one to the body as well.  Now, where the bottom of the strip ends up, pick up, and sc in white all the way around the body so it looks like the bottom of Santa's coat.




Belt buckle:
Ch 20
Sew in a square onto the front of the belt.


Nose:
Use the images for reference.  In the middle of Santa's face, pick up 1st, ch1, then pick up 6 sc in a tight circle to form the nose.  sc 2 rows, then skip 1, sc 1 until there are 2 sc left and bind off.
Attach 2 buttons for the eyes.
Around the bottom of Santas hat with white wool, pick up 1 sc, ch3 then sc into the next sc beside, ch 3 then repeat all the way around the hat.


Beard:
Now for the fun part.  You can shape the beard however you like, if you want it to be more full and shaggy, simply ch more, and add in more loops.  I just picked up a loop under Santas nose, then chained 5, skipped a couple sc and attached it somewhat beside the place where I picked up.. continue around and do a few loopy rows underneath.  (you can use the images for help with this if need be, but basically it's just a free for all; & you can get creative with it.  Mine is pretty basic :/)








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