Friday, September 19, 2014

Freebie Friday - Posh Pete The Elf Doll Crochet Pattern

Freebie Friday!
Posh Pete
Elf Doll Crochet Pattern
By Sara Sach

I designed this pattern last year.
I like the Elf on shelf idea, 
but I found the Elf to be a little
creepy. 
I wanted to make an elf, that was cute, 
Sweet and fun, 
and Big enough to play with.

This Doll is 23 inches tall, soft and lovable.
If you start him now, 
he just might be ready for Christmas.

I have tried to show all the steps with good pictures, 
But you will need to have a good imagination 
and a little orneriness to make his 
Christmas Magic come to life!

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Skill Level : Easy to Moderate - Lots of pieces to sew together

Materials:
Hook : f
Yarn Needle
Yarn :Worsted Weight  - I Love This Yarn 
( Green Sparkle, Red Sparkle White Sparkle, beige, black, Brown)
Fun fur - White
2 small snap on eyes, or 2 small buttons
Tape measure
Stuffing
Stitch markers

Stitches :
 Chain  - ch
 Single Crochet -sc
Single Crochet Decrease  -sc dec
 Double Crochet - dc
Half Double Crochet  - hdc

This Pattern is Written 4 Steps because it has a lot of pieces.

Step 1 : Head and Body -
We will be starting at the top of the head and work in rounds.

R : 1 - With Beige yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join.( 6 sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, ( 12 sc)
R : 3 -  *1 sc in the 1st sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat from * around, (18, sc)
R : 4 -  * 1 sc in the 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat from * around, ( 24 sc)
R : 5 -  * 1 sc in the 1st 4 sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat from * around, ( 30 sc)
R : 6 -  * 1 sc in the 1st 6sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat from * around, ( 43 sc)
R : 7  - 1 sc in each sc, (43 sc)
R : 8-15  - Repeat R : 7 ( 43 sc)
R : 16 -  * 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 1 dc dec with the next 2 sts,
Repeat from around, ( 38 sc)
R : 17 - Repeat R: 16 , ( 38 sc)


R : 18 - Change to Green Sparkle yarn, 1 sc in each sc, ( 38 sc)
R : 19-42  - 1 sc in each sc, ( 38 sc )

The body needs to measure about 6 inches.


Tie off after R : 42, leaving a 25 inch tail,  Place the eyes in the head
if using the snap eyes, then stuff the head and body of the elf,
then fold flat and sew closed with the tail.

Ears: make 2
R : 1 - With beige yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
join. ( 6 sc)
R : 2 - 1 sc in the 1st 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1dc, 1 hdc in the next ch,
1 sc in the last 2 sc, join and tie off,
leave a 10 inch tail for sewing on to the head.

Place evening on the side of the elf head and sew in place.

Nose:
R : 1 - With beige yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook.
 join. ( 6 sc)
R :  1 sc in each sc, tie off, leaving a 10 in tail to sew on to head. 
Place nose in the center of the face and sew in place.

Step 2 : Legs and Arms
Stuff lightly.
 For the bends in the knees and elbows you sew across with matching yarn.

Work legs and Arms in rounds


Legs: make 2, each leg should measure about 8 inches


R : 1 - With Black yarn, ch3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join, ( 6 sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, (12 sc)
R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, 12 sc
R : 4-8 -Repeat R : 3 (12 sc)
R : 9 - Change to Green Sparkle Yarn, 1 sc in each sc, ( 12 sc)
R : 10 - *1 sc in the 1st sc, 2 sc in the next sc, Repeat around, ( 18 sc)
R : 11 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 18 sc)
R : 12-22 - Repeat R : 11 ( 18 sc)

 Tie off after R: 22, leave a 12 inch tail for sewing leg closed.




Arm - Make 2, Each Arm should measure about 6 inches

R : 1 - With Red Sparkle yarn, ch3, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
join, ( 6 sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, (12 sc)
R : 3 - 1 sc in 1st 4 sc, ch 3, then sc in the next sc,
1 sc in the last 7 sc, ( ch 3 makes the thumb, 12 sc)
R : 4 - 1 sc in each sc, (12 sc)
R : 5-8 -Repeat R : 3 (12 sc)
R : 9 - Change to Green Sparkle Yarn, 1 sc in each sc, ( 12 sc)
R : 10 - 1 sc in each sc ( 12 sc)
R : 11- 17- Repeat R : 10 ( 12 sc)

Tie off after R: 17, leave a 12 inch tail for sewing arm closed.

Assembly
Line the arms up with the edge of the neck and sew them on each side.
Line the legs up at the bottom of the body of the Elf and sew them on.


Step 3 : Collar, Shirt Trim, Hat

Collar -
R : 1 - With 1 strand of fun fur and 1 strand of White sparkle yarn, ch 42,
1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. ch 1 turn. ( 41 dc)
R : 2 - 1 dc in each dc ( 41 dc) tie off. Wrap collar around the neck of the elf,
sew the top corner together to look like a collar, tack collar to Elf, to keep it in place.

Shirt Trim -
R : 1 - With 1 strand of fun fur and 1 strand of White sparkle yarn, ch 42,
 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. ch 1 turn. ( 41 dc)
R : 2 - 1 dc in each dc ( 41 dc) tie off. Wrap band  around the bottom edge
 of the shirt, where the legs are sewed on. Sew the back closed, then tack in place.



Step 4: Hat: will be stitched in rounds.

R : 1 - ch 2, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join in a circle w a sl st.( 5sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, (10 sc)
R : 3 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 10 sc)
R : 4 - * 1 sc in the 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in the next, Repeat From * around, ( 15 sc)
R : 5 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 15 sc)
R : 6 - * 1 sc in the 1st 2 sts, 2 sc in the next, Repeat From * around, ( 20 sc)
R : 7- 1 sc in each sc, ( 20 sc)
R : 8 - * 1 sc in the 1st 3 sc, 2 sc in the next, Repeat From * around (25 sc)
R : 9 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 25 sc)
R : 10 -  * 1 sc in the 1st 4 sc, 2 sc in the next, Repeat From * around (30 sc)
R : 11 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 30 sc)
R : 12 - * 1 sc in the 1st 5 sc, 2 sc in the next, Repeat From * around (35 sc)
R : 13 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 35 sc)
R : 14 -  * 1 sc in the 1st 6 sc, 2 sc in the next, Repeat From * around (40 sc)
R : 15 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 40 sc)
R : 16 -  * 1 sc in the 1st 7 sc, 2 sc in the next, Repeat From * around (45 sc)
R : 17 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 45 sc)
R : 18- Trim, Change to 1 strand of White and 1 strand of Fun fur,
 1dc in each sc around, join and tie off.

Pom pom: With only the fun fur, wrap the yarn around your 3 middle fingers,
 about 15 times. Cut a piece of white yarn about 10 inches long,
then slip it through the loops and tie securely.
Do not cut loops, fluff it out and attach to the top of the hat.

Gently stuff the hat, if you want it to stand up.


Hair: With Brown yarn, Wrap yarn around your 3 middle fingers 10 times, 
Cut a 12 in piece of yarn and slip through the loops and tie securely. 
Will look like a loose pompom, do not cut the loops. 
Attach the loops to the top of the Elf head with the ties,  
Them put them to the front like bangs.
Place the hat on top of the elf head and sew it on using white yarn.
Lastly with a piece of red yarn, embroider a smile on the face of the Elf.

Last year I made the Green Elf, and
 this year I made the Elf Red.
They are so fun to make. 
I am thinking of maybe one in Ice Blue  
would look cute.
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