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Christmas Characters

Designs by Cindy HarrisClick here for larger size.

Skill Level
Easy

Finished Size
3 1/25 1/2 inches tall

Materials

  • Medium (worsted) weight yarn:
       1 oz/50 yds/28g each green, white, light brown and brown
       1/2 oz/25 yds/14g each black and light coral
  • Size 10 metallic crochet cotton:
       48 inches white/gold
  • Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill
  • 7mm wiggly eyes: 4 pair
  • 12mm jingle bells: 4
  • Pompoms:
       5mm: 3 red
       10mm: 1 red
  • 1 tube each of black and pink liquid embroidery paint
  • White and red felt scraps
  • 1/8-inch wide ribbon: 24 inches green, 12 inches red
  • 12 inches white 1/8-wide baby rickrack
  • 6-inch gold chenille stem: 2
  • Craft glue or hot-glue gun
  • Stitch markers

Gauge
4 sc = 1 inch; 4 sc rows = 1 inch

Pattern Notes
Do not join or turn rounds unless otherwise stated.
Mark first stitch of each round.

INSTRUCTIONS

Snowman Ornament

Body
Rnd 1: With white, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch around, do not join (see Pattern Notes). (6 sc)
Rnds 225: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 26: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Stuff. Curl Body into a circle and sew rnd 26 to rnd 1.
Cut 1 strand Body color 8 inches long, thread through 1 jingle bell hanger and slide jingle bell to center of strand. Attach ends of strand to top inside of Body as shown in photo.

Hat & Head
Rnd 1: With black, ch 3, 11 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (first 2 chs count as first hdc), join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (12 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, working this rnd in back lps only, sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc.

Brim
Rnd 5: Working this rnd in front lps only, ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. (12 sc)
Rnd 6: Working in rem lps of rnd 4, join white with sc in first st, sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Stuff; sew Head to top of Body.
Cut piece red felt 1/8 x 5 inches. Glue or sew around Hat above Brim.

Scarf
With green, ch 36. Fasten off. Knot each end. Tie around neck.
Sew or glue 1 size 5mm pompom to center of face for nose.
Sew or glue 1 pair of wiggly eyes to face centered above nose 1/8 inch apart.
With black liquid embroidery paint, make several dots to make smiley mouth below nose as shown in photo.

Hanger
Cut 1 strand of crochet cotton 12 inches long. Slide 1 end around center st at top of Hat, tie ends tog.

Elf Ornament

Body
With green, work same as Snowman Ornament Body.

Hat & Head
Rnd 1: With green, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (4 sc)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (6 sc)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (8 sc)
Rnd 6: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 7: [Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (10 sc)
Rnd 8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9: [Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off. (12 sc)
Rnd 10: Join light coral with sc in first st, sc in each st around.
Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Stuff; sew Head to top of Body.
Cut piece of white felt 1/4 x 5 inches. Glue or sew around Hat over rnd 9.

Ear
Make 2.
With light coral, ch 3, sl st in first ch. Fasten off.
Sew 1 Ear to each side of Head.
Sew or glue 1 size 5mm pompom to center of face for nose.
Sew or glue 1 pair of wiggly eyes to face centered above nose 1/8 inch apart.
With black liquid embroidery paint, make smiley mouth below nose as shown in photo.

Hanger
Cut 1 strand of crochet cotton 12 inches long. Slide 1 end around center st at top of Hat, tie ends tog.
Tie red ribbon into a bow, sew or glue to neck in front.

Gingerbread Man Ornament

Body
With light brown, work same as Snowman Ornament Body.

Head
Rnd 1: With light brown, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch around. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 sc)
Rnds 3 & 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Stuff; sew to top of Body.
Beg and ending at bottom of Body, sew or glue rickrack around outside edge of Body.
Sew or glue 1 size 5mm pompom to center of face for nose.
Sew or glue 1 pair of wiggly eyes to face centered above nose 1/8 inch apart.
With pink liquid embroidery paint, make mouth lines below nose as shown in photo.

Hanger
Cut 1 strand crochet cotton 12 inches long. Slide 1 end around center st at top of Head, tie ends tog.
Tie 12 inches of green ribbon into a bow, sew or glue to neck in front.

Reindeer Ornament

Body
With brown, work same as Snowman Ornament Body.

Head
With brown, work same as Gingerbread Man Ornament Head.

Ear
Make 2.
With brown, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in last ch. Fasten off.
Sew Ears to top of Head 1 1/4 inches apart.

Muzzle
Rnd 1: With brown, ch 3, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 2 sc in each ch around. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: [Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (8 sc)
Stuff; sew to lower half of face.
Glue 10mm pompom to rnd 1 of Muzzle.
Sew or glue 1 pair of wiggly eyes to face centered above muzzle 1/8 inch apart.

Antler
Make 2.
Bend 6-inch piece of chenille stem in half with ends touching, forming lp. Push finger down in center of lp, making 1 short lp on 1 side of finger and 1 taller lp on other side of finger. Twist each lp, then twist ends forming Antler. Insert ends of Antlers in top of Head 1/4 inch apart.

Hanger
Cut 1 strand of crochet cotton 12 inches long. Slide 1 end around center st at top of Head, tie ends tog. Tie 12 inches of green ribbon into a bow; sew or glue to neck in front.

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