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Christmas Elf Free Crochet Pattern – Mini Noso

Because the Noso Christmas elf can not wrap gifts, he is responsible for the fine work in the gift factory at the North Pole, such as precise and artful tying the gifts and the invention of the best greeting card texts.

The Nosos (“no sew”) are a series of amigurumi whose bodies are crocheted in one piece and without sewing on the arms and legs. Less sewing, more fun!

This crochet Christmas Elf is crocheted with chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Christmas Elf has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has a height of 7 cm.

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Free Christmas Elf Crochet Pattern

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Crochet the Head, Upper Body and First Leg

The complete body is crocheted in one piece in the colors Soft Apricot, Signal Red, Moss and Black in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. The following pictures show the finished body.

ATTENTION: Since the body needs in some places a little more precise description, the step-by-step pictures for the body were done in a different and better discernable color so that you can see the steps more clearly.

Therefore, always follow the written instructions for the colors to use and for possible color changes, even if the step-by-step pictures for the body are in a different color.

The first part which is crocheted in one piece consists of the head, upper body and the first leg.

Apart from the head, it is recommended to fill all parts of the body with polyfill only after all limbs have been completed.

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

  • Crochet the head in spiral rounds in Soft Apricot.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [7 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (27 stitches).
  • Round 6: Crochet 27 sc (27 stitches).
  • Round 7: The 2 marker threads that are used in this round will later indicate the places where the safety eyes will be attached. 6 sc, 1 sc with a marker thread, 4 sc, 1 sc with a marker thread, 15 sc (27 stitches).

  • Round 8-9: 2 rounds, each round 27 sc (27 stitches).
  • Round 10: [7 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches). If you use safety eyes, attach them now where the threads are.

  • Round 11: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 12: Fill the head with polyfill. [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 13: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Round 14: Color change to Signal Red. Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Color change Moss. [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: Fill the head with polyfill again if there are any unfilled areas. 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).

  • You now have a circle at the head that counts 24 stitches. These stitches are divided into 3 parts. From the two smaller parts, each consisting of 6 stitches, the arms will be crocheted later and from the larger part, consisting of 12 stitches, the torso.

  • Round 17: To separate the respective areas, proceed as follows: Separate the 1st arm. One arm area consists of 6 stitches. First, crochet 1 single crochet stitch. Then push through the 7th stitch from the crochet hook with the crochet hook still attached to the last crocheted stitch. To do this, simply skip 6 stitches and then push through the 7th stitch.

  • Tighten the thread and crochet 1 single crochet stitch. With this you have successfully separated the first arm area.

  • Now crochet 5 single crochet stitches along the body. Then separate the 2nd arm, also consisting of 6 stitches. To do this, proceed in the same way as for the 1st arm. Skip 6 stitches and push the crochet hook through the 7th stitch. Tighten the thread so that the 6 stitches are separated and crochet 1 single crochet stitch.

  • Then crochet another 4 single crochet stitches. With this you have crocheted a total of 12 stitches and successfully separated both arm areas (12 stitches).

  • Round 18: Color change to Black. [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (16 stitches).
  • Round 19: Color change to Moss. Crochet 16 sc (16 stitches).

  • Round 20: Now crochet the 1st leg. Each leg consists of 6 stitches. First crochet 5 single crochet stitches.

  • To separate the 1st leg, push the crochet hook through the 6th stitch counterclockwise from the crochet hook and crochet 1 single crochet stitch (6 stitches).

  • Round 21: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 22: Color change to Signal Red. 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 23: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously to close the foot later.

Crochet the Second Leg

Continue crocheting the second leg in Moss and Signal Red in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the leg in spiral rounds in Moss.
  • Round 1: Push the crochet hook through the 3rd stitch from the 1st leg. Yarn over the Moss colored yarn and pull it through the stitch you just pushed through.

  • Then crochet 1 sc into the 6th stitch counted counter-clockwise from the crochet hook. Then crochet 5 sc, crochet the last sc into the same stitch through which the thread was pulled through (6 stitches).

  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3: Color change to Signal Red. 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously to close the foot later.

Crochet the First Arm

Both arms are crocheted, like the previous part, in the colors Moss and Soft Apricot in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the 1st arm in spiral rounds in Moss.
  • Round 1: Push with the crochet hook through the stitch that is directly at the “armpit” of the Christmas Elf. Yarn over the Moss yarn and pull it through the stitch you just pushed through. Then push the hook from the front through the opposite stitch at the “armpit” and crochet 1 sc. Crochet another 5 sc. Crochet the last sc into the same stitch through which the thread was pulled through (6 stitches).

  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3: Color change to Soft Apricot. 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously to close the arm later.

Crochet the Second Arm

The 2nd arm is crocheted in the same way as the 1st arm. The 2nd arm is also crocheted in the colors Moss and Soft Apricot in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the 2nd arm in spiral rounds in Moss.
  • Round 1: Push with the crochet hook through the stitch that is directly at the “armpit” of the Christmas Elf. Yarn over the Moss yarn and pull it through the stitch you just pushed through. Then push the hook from the front through the opposite stitch at the “armpit” and crochet 1 sc. Crochet another 5 sc. Crochet the last sc into the same stitch through which the thread was pulled through (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3: Color change to Soft Apricot. 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously to close the arm later.

Crochet the Hat

The hat is crocheted in Moss, Signal Red and Chestnut in spiral rounds with chain stitches, slip stitches, single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the hat in spiral rounds in Moss.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 1 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (15 stitches).
  • Round 5: 2 sc, 1 increase, [4 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 2 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 6: [5 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (21 stitches).
  • Round 7: 3 sc, 1 increase, [6 sc, 1 increase] repeat 2 times, 3 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 8: [7 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (27 stitches).
  • Round 9-10: 2 rounds, each round 27 sc (27 stitches).
  • Round 11-12: Color change to Signal Red. 2 rounds, each round 27 sc (27 stitches).
  • Round 13: Crochet all stitches which are crocheted on the hat into the back loop only. Color change to Chestnut. 1 sc, [2 chain stitches, 1 half double crochet into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 2 sc on the hat] repeat 13 times (27 stitches).
  • Round 14: Crochet only 1 slip stitch into both loops.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Eyebrows (2x)

The eyebrows are crocheted in Chestnut in rows with chain stitches. Crochet a total of 2 eyebrows.

  • Crochet the eyebrows in rows in Chestnut.
  • Round 1: 2 chain stitches (2 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling

Fill the Body: After you finished crocheting the body of the Christmas Elf, it is necessary to fill it and close the openings. First use the openings at the arms and legs to fill the body with polyfill and then the respective limbs.

Close Openings: After you have filled the entire body with enough polyfill, it is time to close the openings. First, using a thread in Moss, sew together the 4 stitches in the crotch of the Christmas Elf.

Then close the arm and leg openings.

Nose: Embroider the nose with a Soft Apricot thread. Embroider the nose centered under the eyes. To do this, pull the thread horizontally several times from one stitch through the next, skipping one stitch. Repeat until a thick nose forms.

Eyebrows: Attach the eyebrows right and left, one stitch row above the eyes, onto the head.

Hat: Place the hat with the hair onto the head of the elf. If necessary, the hat can also be sewn on.

DONE!

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