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Adorable Elephant (Free Crochet Pattern)

Dolls are not just for kids even adults in love with them!

The last month of 2017, I was out of town for almost the whole December and came back to Istanbul just before the New Year Eve. I was missing crochet so so much and was so excited to pick up my crochet hook again! So the first day of 2018, I decided to crochet something and I found this adorable {Gustav, the balancing elephant}, Free Pattern designed by {Amour Fou}.  This was a gift to my friend who I have promised to crochet an elephant for her since last year. (just a month ago😝)

 

I found this pattern by {Amour Fou} is easy to follow, but I think I have made a mistake of positioning the nose. The tip part of the nose should be facing up, but I didn’t pay attention to that when I assembled it with the body, therefore, the front head is a bit bumped. Nonetheless, seemed that little part didn’t lose the cuteness of Gustav, it still looks so adorable and lovely and my friend loves it so much!! (She gave him a big kisssss xx)

 

 

 

X’mas Santa Clause Ornament (Free Crochet Pattern)

Looking for more X’mas ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree? This chubby Santa Clause is easy and fast to make.

Notes:

-Hook: 3.0mm (5/0 JNP standard hook) Or C2/D3 (US standard hook)

-Cotton yarn: Red, Creamy, Yellow, Black, Dark Brown (Fibra Natura Cottonwood Yarn was used in this project)

-Polyester filling

-Tapestry Needle

-Scissors

-Stitch Marker

-This pattern is worked in Spiral Rounds, except nose and hat

Abbreviation:

ch= Chain

st(s)= Stitch(es)

sl st= Slip Stitch

sc= Single Crochet

hdc= Half Double Crochet

dc= Double Crochet

crochet round= sl st into the first st of previous round, ch 1, sc in same st

Head & Body

Starting with the creamy color yarn…

Round 1: Magic Ring (7)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2sc in next stitch, repeat from *till round ends (21)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (28)

Round 5: *sc in next 3 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (35)

Round 6: *sc in next 4 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (42)

Round 7: sc around (42)

Round 8: *sc in next 5 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (49)

-Get ready the skin color yarn for the next round**

**For color change, you have to work at the stitch before the color change. If you are working on the single crochet, before finishing up the last stitch by yarn over the same color of yarn and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, you change the yarn into a new color and yarn over it and pull through the 2 loops on the hook as normal, then slip stitch in next stitch and continue the pattern.

Round 9-14: sc in next 18 sts with creamy color, change color from creamy to skin, sc in next 13 sts with skin color, change color from skin to creamy, sc in next 18 sts with creamy color (49)

Round 15-16: sc around with creamy color (49)

-Get ready the red color yarn for the Santa Clause Costume

Round 17: sc around with red color (49)

Round 18: Continue with red color, *sc in next 5 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (42)

Round 19: sc around with red color (42)

-Change the yarn to black color

Round 20: *sc in next 4 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *2 times, sc in next 3 sts, then change color from black to creamy, sc in next st, then join next 2sc together, sc in next st, change color from creamy to black, sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, **sc in next 4 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from ** 1 time (35)

Round 21: sc in next 18 with black yarn, then change color to creamy, sc in next 3 sts, change color back to black, sc in next 14 sts (35)

-Change the yarn to red color

Round 22: *sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (28)

-Insert the filling

Round 23: *sc in next 2 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (21)

Round 23: *sc, then join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (14)

Round 24: *join next 2sc together, repeat from *till round ends (7)

-Cast off, weave in ends

– For the belt, use the yellow yarn to sew around the edges of the white rectangle in the middle 

Nose

 

(Work in crochet rounds)

Using skin color yarn for the nose…

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: crochet round, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (12)

Round 3: crochet round, sc around (12)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

*While attaching the nose on the face, remember to add some filling to the nose to keep it firm.

Hat

(work in crochet rounds)

Starting with the red color yarn…

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: crochet round, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (9)

Round 3: crochet round, sc around (9)

Round 4: crochet round, sc, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (12)

Round 5: crochet round, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (18)

Round 6: crochet round, sc around (18)

Round 7: crochet round, sc, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (24)

Round 8: crochet round, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (30)

Round 9: crochet round, sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (36)

Round 10: crochet round, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, repeat from *till round ends (42)

-Change the yarn color to creamy

Round 11- 12: crochet round, sc around (42)

Mini Pompom

The last step to finish the hat is to make a mini pompom on the top of the hat. It is easy to make, what you need are a fork and a pair of scissors.  I followed the link Here which is by Red Ted Art to make my mini pompom.

After you have made your mini pompom, just use the same color of yarn and assembly it on the tip of the hat.

-Attach the hat to the head

Beard

Step 1: ch 16

Step 2: Start at the second ch and work 3 chs as a group

Step 3: sc in first ch, hdc & dc in second ch, sl st in third ch

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 till the end

Step 5: Cast off, leave a long tail and sew the beard under the nose shown as the picture

Eyes

Work between round 12 & 13, 1 or 2 sts away from the nose

Step 1: Cut out a 20cm dark brown yarn and because the yarn is a bit thick,  I divided it into 2 thinner yarns

Step 2: Use 1 thinner yarn, goes through the loop on the tapestry needle, leave one side shorter than the other side

Step 3:

Join the short tail together, make a tight knot, cast off the tails

Now, you can attach a string close to the top of the hat and hang it up on your Christmas tree!!

Just make as many as you like and decorate all on your tree. I hope during crocheting this Santa Clause, it does bring you a lot of joys! Looking forwards to seeing your own made Xmas Santa Clause Ornament!

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P.S. I just started to write my own patterns, I know there is a lot of room for improvement, so please, if you have any questions or advice, don’t hesitate to contact me, I would love to hear from you! 🙂

 

Teddy Jack (Free Crochet Pattern)

Christmas is coming soon, I guess many of you are already decorating your Christmas tree at home and also planning the Christmas gifts to your loved ones. So, how about a handmade crochet teddy bear? Teddy Jack is easy to make even you are the beginner. Here is the pattern:

Teddy Jack

Notes:

-Hook: 3.0mm (5/0 JNP standard hook) Or C2/D3 (US standard hook)

-Cotton yarn (Fibra Natura Cottonwood Yarn was used in this project)

-Color: Beige, White, Red, Blue, Brown

-Polyester filling

-Tapestry Needle

-Scissors

-Stitch Marker

-Using Spiral Rounds, except the nose part

Abbreviation:

ch= Chain

st(s)= Stitch(es)

sl st= Slip Stitch

sc= Single Crochet

Head & Body

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each of the next st all around. (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2sc in next stitch,  repeat from * till round ends (18)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st,  repeat from * till round ends (24)

Round 5: sc around (24)

Round 6: *sc in next 3 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (30)

Round 7: sc around (30)

Round 8: *sc in next 4 sts, then 2sc in next st,  repeat from * till round ends (36)

Round 9 – 10: sc around (36)

Round 11: *sc in next 5 sts, then 2sc in next st,  repeat from * till round ends (42)

Round 12 – 15: sc around (42)

-After Round 15, we start to do the decreasing to form the head shape.

Round 16: *sc in next 5 sts, then join next 2sc together,  repeat from * till round ends (36)

Round 17: sc around (36)

Round 18: *sc in next 4 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (30)

Round 19: *sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (24)

Round 20: *sc in next 2 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round endss (18)

Round 21: sc around the front loop (18)

Round 22: **Change color to White, sc around (18)

**For color change, you have to work at the stitch before the color change. If you are working on the single crochet, before finishing up the last stitch by yarn over the same color of yarn and pull through the 2 loops on the hook, you change the yarn into a new color and yarn over it and pull through the 2 loops on the hook as normal, then slip stitch in next stitch and continue the pattern.

Round 23: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from * till round ends (24)

Round 24: Change color to Red, *sc in next 3 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (30)

Round 25: sc around (Red Color) (30)

Round 26 – 27: sc around (White Color) (30)

Round 28 – 29: sc around (Red Color) (30)

-Insert the filling to the head

Round 30 – 31: sc around (White Color) (30)

Round 32 – 33: sc around (Red Color) (30)

Round 34 – 35: sc around (White Color) (30)

Round 36: Change color to Brown, sc around (30)

Round 37 – 39: sc around (30)

Round 40: *sc in next 3 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (24)

-Insert the filling to the body

Round 41: *sc in next 2 sts, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (18)

Round 42: *sc, then join next 2sc together, repeat from* till round ends (12)

Round 43:  *Join 2sc together, repeat from* till the end (6)

-Cast off, weave in ends

 

Nose

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each of the next st all around (12)

Round 3: sl st first st, sc into same st, 2sc in next st, *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (18)

Round 4: sl st first st, sc into same st, sc around (18)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

-Cut out about 30cm long brown yarn, divide the thickness into half, use the tapestry needle, sew the nose in the upper middle position (shown as the picture)

 

Ears (2 pieces)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: *sc, then 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (9)

Round 3: sc around (9)

Round 4: *sc in next 2 sts, then 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (12)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

 

Arms (2 pieces)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (9)

Round 3 -6: sc around (9)

-From here, change the yarn color to White/ Red every 2 rounds.

Round 7 – 8: sc around (9) (White)

Round 9 -10: sc around (9) (Red)

Round 11 – 12: sc around (9) (White)

Round 13 -14: sc around (9) (Red)

Round 15 – 16: sc around (9) (White)

Round 17 – 18: sc around (9) (Red)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

Legs (2 pieces)

Round 1: Magic Ring (6)

Round 2: *sc, 2sc in next st, repeat from* till round ends (9)

Round 3 -11: sc around (9)

-Cast off, leave a long tail for joining

Scarf (optional)

Row 1: Ch. 86

Row 2: skip the 1st ch, start sc on the 2nd ch till the end of the row, ch 1, turn (85)

Row 3: sc whole row, ch 1, turn (85)

Row 4: sc whole row, ch 1, turn (85)

-Make a tight knot before cast off, weave in ends

When all parts are ready, using the tapestry needle join them all together.

Last but not least, sew the eyes 1 or 2 stitches away from the nose.

Now, say Hi to your Teddy Jack! I hope you enjoy this Teddy Jack pattern and it would be nice if you can share with me your Teddy Jack, would appreciate a lot!

Please keep following me for the next inspiration. Ciao!

P.S. I just started to write my own patterns , if you have any questions or advice, please feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you! 🙂

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