Amigurumi Crochet Christmas Elf Pattern

Crochet Christmas Elf

Needed Techniques

  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitches
  • Slip Stitches
  • Single Crochet Stitches (SC)
  • Half Double Crochet Stitches
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Sewing / Weave In

Needed Materials and Tools

  • Yarn colors: Red, green and black for the hat and suit, brown for the hair and skin-colored thread for the head and hands.
  • 2.5 mm metric Crochet Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissor and Polyfill
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • This pattern was crocheted using the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn in the following colors: maroon (# 157), red (# 115), apricot (# 263), black (# 110), moss (# 412)

IMPORTANT: This pattern is crocheted in spiral/continuous rounds, that means you continue crocheting round for round unless the instructions says otherwise. Because of that, always work a marker of any kind in the first stitch of each new round, to always know when a round begins and/or ends.

Crochet the Christmas Elf Body

The head and body of the Christmas Elf is crocheted in one piece in spiral rounds and with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Start making a Magic Ring using the apricot yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC in Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: 1 increase in next stitch all around. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: 6x [ 1 SC, 1 increase ]. (18 stitches)
  • 4. Round: 1 SC, 1 increase, 5x [ 2 SC, 1 increase ], 1 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 5. Round: 6x [ 3 SC, 1 increase ]. (18 stitches)
  • 6. – 11. Round: 6 Rounds, each Round 30 SC. (30 stitches)
  • 12. Round: 6x [ 3 SC, 1 decrease ]. (24 stitches)
  • 13. Round: 1 SC, 1 decrease, 5x [ 2 SC, 1 decrease ], 1 SC. (18 stitches)
  • 14. Round: 6x [ 1 SC, 1 decrease ]. (12 stitches)
  • 15. Round: Color change to red. Crochet only in the Front Loop. 6x [ 1 SC, 1 increase ]. (18 stitches)
  • 16. Round: Color change to moss. Fill the head with polyfill. 18 SC. (18 stitches)
  • 17. Round: 1 SC, 1 increase, 5x [ 2 SC, 1 increase ], 1 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 18. Round: Color change to black. Crochet 24 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 19. Round: Color change to moss. Crochet 24 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 20. Round: 1 SC, 1 decrease, 5x [ 2 SC, 1 decrease ], 1 SC. (18 stitches)
  • 21. Round: Crochet only in the Back Loop. 6x [1 SC, 1 decrease]. (12 stitches)
  • 22. Round: 1 decrease in next stitch all around. (6 stitches)
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Christmas Elf Legs (2x)

The Christmas Elf legs are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 legs.

  • Start making a Magic Ring using the red yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC in Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: 1 increase in each stitch all around. (12 stitches)
  • 3. Round: Crochet only in the Back Loop. Crochet 12 SC. (12 stitches)
  • 4. Round: Color change to moss. Crochet 12 SC. (12 stitches)
  • 5. Round: Crochet 12 SC. (12 stitches)
  • 6. Round: 1 decrease in next stitch all around. (6 stitches)
  • Finish: Fill the leg with polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Christmas Elf Arms (2x)

The Christmas Elf arms are crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

  • Start making a Magic Ring using the apricot yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC in Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: 6x [1 SC, 1 increase]. (9 stitches)
  • 3. – 4. Round: Color change to moss. 2 Rounds, each Round 9 SC. (9 stitches)
  • 5. Round: 6x [1 decrease, 1 SC]. (6 stitches)
  • Finish: Fill the arm with polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Christmas Elf Hat

The Christmas Elf hat is crocheted in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches, chain stitches, slip stitches and half double crochet stitches.

  • Start making a Magic Ring using the moss yarn.
  • 1. Round: 6 SC in Magic Ring. (6 stitches)
  • 2. Round: Increase every 2nd SC all around. (9 stitches)
  • 3. Round: 1 SC, 1 increase, 2x [ 2 SC, 1 increase ], 1 SC. (12 stitches)
  • 4. Round: Increase every 4th SC all around. (15 stitches)
  • 5. Round: 2 SC, 1 increase, 2x [ 4 SC, 1 increase ], 2 SC. (18 stitches)
  • 6. Round: Increase every 6th SC all around. (21 stitches)
  • 7. Round: 3 SC, 1 increase, 2x [ 6 SC, 1 increase ], 3 SC. (24 stitches)
  • 8. Round: Increase every 8th SC all around. (27 stitches)
  • 9. Round: 4 SC, 1 increase, 2x [ 8 SC, 1 increase ], 4 SC. (30 stitches)
  • 10. – 11. Round: 2 Rounds, each round 30 SC. (30 stitches)
  • 12. – 13. Round: Color change to red. 2 Rounds, each round 30 SC. (30 stitches)
  • 14. Round: Color change to maroon. Crochet complete Round only in the Back Loop. 1 SC, 14x [ 2 chain stitches, 1 half double crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 SC along the main hair piece ], 2 chain stitches, 1 half double crochet in the 2nd stitch from the hook, 1 SC.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn and weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Finishing the Christmas Elf

Legs: After you’ve finished crocheting all the pieces, first sew the legs to the body. Start sewing the legs directly over the edge of the stitch row, which has been created by crocheting only into the back stitches. Sew the second leg 4 to 5 stitches to the left or right of the first leg in the same way as the first leg.

Arms: Next, sew the arms left and right to the body, just below the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs, but rather behind the legs.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.

Nose: Embroider the nose with a soft apricot thread. Embroider the nose 2 stitch rows under the eyes in the middle. To do this, pull the yarn horizontally several times from one stitch through the next, skipping one stitch.

Hat: Position the hat on the Christmas Elf’s head as pictured and sew the hat with a red thread on the red part of the hat onto the head.

Finished is your little Christmas Elf!

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