Thursday, 15 December 2016

Free Christmas Snowman and Santa Claus Bauble Patterns!


It's almost Christmas and I have finished all my craft fairs for the year.  I have just a few Christmas items left which will go in a facebook sale some time this week, but have been chatting with my dog groomer Roy this afternoon and he has persuaded me to write up my pattern properly and has even bought some of my yarn stash so that he can have a go!  So I better get my finger out and get those instructions down.......

You need:

Yarn in the colours of your own choice.  I use Debbie Bliss Eco Baby (which is sports weight)
2.75mm crochet hook
toy stuffing

Instructions are all in British crochet terms

Snowman 

Body and Head
 
Starting from the bottom of the snowman and working in the round to the top of the head:

1. 6 double crochet (d/c) into a magic circle(m/c) (6 stitches)
2. 2 double crochet into each stitch around (12 stitches)
3. *1 d/c into the next stitch, 2 d/c into the next* repeat 6 times (18 stitches)
4. * 1d/c into the next 2 stitches, 2 d/c into the next* repeat 6 times (24)
5. * 1 d/c into the next 3 stitches, 2 d/c into the next* repeat 6 times (30)
6 - 11. 1 d/c in each stitch around (30)
12. *1d/c into the next 3 stitches, 1d/c decrease* repeat 6 times (24)
13. *1 d/c into the next 2 stitches,  d/c decrease* repeat 6 times (18)
14. *1 d/c into the next stitch, 1 d/c decrease * repeat 6 times (12) fill with stuffing
15. 1 d/c decrease around (6)
16. 2 d/c in each stitch around (12)
17. *1 d/c into the next stitch, 2 d/c into the next * repeat 6 times (18)
18. *1 d/c into the next 2 stitches, 2 d/c into the next* repeat 6 times (24)
19-23  1 d/c around (24)
20. * 1 d/c in next 2 stitches, 1 d/c decrease * repeat 6 times (18)
21. * 1 d/c in next stitch, 1 d/c decrease* repeat 6 times (12) fill with stuffing
22.  1 d/c decrease in remaining stitches (6) fasten off

Hat

1. 6 d/c in a magic circle (6)
2 - 9 follow pattern for head from 16 - 23 (24)
10. 1 d/c in each stitch around in front loop only (24)
11. 1 d/c in each stitch around through both loops (24) fasten off leaving a long tail.

Scarf

1. Chain 30 stitches
2. Work one d/c in second chain from the hook, one d/c in each remaining stitch (29) fasten off.

Bobbles x 3 

1. 6 d/c in magic circle (6)
2. 1 d/c in each stitch around (6) Fasten off leaving a long tail. With a needle and the long tail, stitch in each of the stitches and pull together to form a ball.

Making Up

Using a black piece of yarn enter the top of the head bring it down  to the centre of the face and make two french knots to make the eyes, take the thread back to the top of the head and tie the yarn pieces together. 

Using orange thread do the same as the eyes, but make long stitches to form a triangle.

Thread one of the bobbles into the top of the hat and fasten off well.

Sew hat to the top of the head.

Fasten a bobble to both ends of the scarf leaving long threads to fasten the scarf to the body.  Tie the scarf around the neck of the snowman, fasten the bobbles to the snowman's body.

You are done!

Santa Claus

Body and Head
 
Start the body in the same manner as the snowman.  When you finish row 15 change colour to the face colour.  Continue with new colour working from row 16 to 22, fasten off.

Nose 

Make a bobble as for snowman in face colour.

Hat

1. work 3 stitches in a magic circle. (3)
2. work 1 d/c in each of the stitches (3)
3. work 2 d/c in each stitch (6)
4. work 1 d/c in each of the stitches (6)
5. *work 1 d/c in next stitch, 2 d/c in the next* repeat 3 times (9)
6. work 1 d/c in each stitch (9)
7. *work 1 d/c in next 2 stitches, 2 d/c in the next* repeat 3 times (12)
8. work 1 d/c in each stitch (12)
9. *work 1 d/c in next 3 stitches, 2 d/c in the next* repeat 3 times (15)
10. work 1 d/c in each stitch around (15)
11. *work 1 d/c in next 4 stitches, 2 d/c in the next* repeat 3 times (18)
12. work 1 d/c in each stitch around (18)
13. *work 1 d/c in next 5 stitches, 2 d/c in the next* repeat 3 times (21)
14. *work 1 d/c in next 6 stitches, 2 d/c in the next* repeat 3 times (24)
15 - 18 work 1 d/c in each stitch around (24) Change colour to white.
19. 1 d/c in each stitch around (24)
20. 1 d/c in each stitch using the front loop only (24)
21. 1 d/c through both loops in each stitch around (24)

Hat Bobble

Make the same as the snowman bobble.

Beard

1. 6 d/c in a magic circle. (6)
2. 2 d/c in each stitch around (12)
3. *1 d/c in next stitch, 2 d/c in next stitch* repeat 6 times (18)
4. *1 d/c in next 2 stitches, 2 d/c in next stitch* repeat 6 times (24)
5. *1 d/c in next 3 stitches, 2 d/c in next stitch* repeat 6 times (30), finish off leaving a long thread.

Making Up

Thread needle with the nose tail, place in the centre of the face, stitch to face and fasten off.

Thread the needle with the black thread  and make a french knot on either side of the nose.

Stitch the hat bobble to top of the hat, then fold the end of the hat and bobble forwards and stitch to the hat.  Use the end thread from the hat and stitch to the head.

Fold the beard in half and stitch the two loose sides together, use the long thread to stitch the beard to the face from the hat edge on one side of the face, under the nose and to the hat edge on the other side of the hat.

And you are done!

I do hope you enjoy the pattern, please get in touch if you find any problems with the pattern.

Happy Crafting x.






 


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