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Santa Claus Free Crochet Pattern – Mini Noso

The Noso Santa Claus is actually called Hubert and is the little brother of the real Santa Claus. In the first place he is, due to his size, responsible for cracking the door locks of the presentee, because nowadays almost no one has a chimney anymore. Somehow you have to get into the apartment.

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 Santa Claus is crocheted with chain stitches. slip stitches and single crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi Santa Claus has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has a height of 6.5 cm.

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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, Black and Moss 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: [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 Signal Red. 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 Black. 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 Signal Red and Black in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the leg in spiral rounds in Signal Red.
  • Round 1: Push the crochet hook through the 3rd stitch from the 1st leg. Yarn over the Signal Red 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 Black. 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 Signal Red and Moss in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the 1st arm in spiral rounds in Signal Red.
  • Round 1: Push with the crochet hook through the stitch that is directly at the “armpit” of Santa Claus. Yarn over the Signal Red 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 Moss. 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 color Signal Red and Moss in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the 2nd arm in spiral rounds in Signal Red.
  • Round 1: Push with the crochet hook through the stitch that is directly at the “armpit” of Santa Claus. Yarn over the Signal Red 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 Moss. 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 Signal Red and White in spiral rounds with slip stitches and single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the hat in spiral rounds in Signal Red.
  • Round 1: 4 sc into the Magic Ring (4 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Round 3: 1 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc, 1 increase, 1 sc (8 stitches).
  • Round 4: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (10 stitches).
  • Round 5: 2 sc, 1 increase, 4 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: [5 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (14 stitches).
  • Round 7: 3 sc, 1 increase, 6 sc, 1 increase, 3 sc (16 stitches).
  • Round 8: [7 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 9: 4 sc, 1 increase, 8 sc, 1 increase, 4 sc (20 stitches).
  • Round 10: [9 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (22 stitches).
  • Round 11: 5 sc, 1 increase, 10 sc, 1 increase, 5 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 12: [11 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (26 stitches).
  • Round 13: 6 sc, 1 increase, 12 sc, 1 increase, 6 sc (28 stitches).
  • Round 14: [13 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of th round (30 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 16-17: Color change to White. 2 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 18: Crochet only 1 sc, 1 slip stitch.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn and weave in.

Create the Pompom

Create the pompom of the hat in White.

  • For the pompom, wrap white yarn over 3 prongs of a fork and then knot them together with a white-colored thread in the middle.

  • Pull the bundle off the fork and cut the white loops with a pair of scissors into a pompom. Cut the threads to the same length and unravel them, except the thread with which the bundle was knotted together.

Crochet the Beard

The beard is crocheted in White in rows with single crochet stitches, chain stitches and slip stitches.

  • Crochet the beard in rows in White.
  • Row 1: 3 sc into the Magic Ring (3 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 turning chain, 1 increase, 3 sc into the next stitch, 1 increase (7 stitches).
  • Row 3: 1 turning chain, [1 increase, 1 sc] repeat 3 times, 1 increase (11 stitches).
  • Row 4: 1 turning chain, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 3 times, 2 sc (14 stitches).
  • Row 5: 8 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 6 sc.

  • Row 6: 1 sc into the next stitch on the beard, 12 slip stitches, 1 sc.

  • Row 7: 8 chain stitches, 1 sc into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 6 sc, 1 slip stitch into the last stitch on the beard.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Eyebrows (2x)

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

  • Crochet the eyebrows in rows in White.
  • 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 Santa Claus, 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 Signal Red, sew together the 4 stitches in the crotch of Santa Claus.

Then close the arm and leg openings.

Nose: Embroider the nose with a Soft Apricot thread. Embroider the nose centered below the eyes. To do this, pull the yarn 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, 1 stitch row above the eyes, onto the head.

Beard: Sew the beard with a white thread from ear to ear under the nose onto the head. The outer ends of the beard are on the back of the head.

Pompoms: Pull a White pompom thread with the tapestry needle through 1 stitch at the tip of the hat. Firmly knot both pompom threads together, cut them to the length of the pompom and unravel them.

Hat: Fold the hat in the middle and sew it in place with a Signal Red thread.

Sew the hat with a White thread just above the eyebrows onto the head.

DONE!

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