Lily the Christmas Elf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This adorable crochet project is perfect for the holiday season. Lily the Christmas Elf will put a smile on everyone’s face with colorful yarn and a cute elf outfit. Give this free crochet pattern a try for a great Christmas project.

Measurement:
Approx 13 ins [33 cm] tall.

Materials:

Lily Sugar’n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds)
Main Color (MC) (01004 Soft Ecru) 1 ball
Contrast A (01712 Hot Green) 1 ball
Contrast B (00095 Red) 1 ball
Contrast C (00001 White) 1 ball
Contrast D (00073 Sunshine) 1 ball

Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. E or 4) and 4 mm (U.S. G or 6) crochet
hooks or size needed to obtain gauge. Stuffing. 2 small
black beads for eyes. Small amount of red embroidery floss
for mouth. Small amount of Black embroidery floss for
eyelashes. 3 jingle bells. 1 button.

Gauge:
16 sc and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller hook.

Instructions:

Head
**With smaller hook and MC, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
16 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from *
around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc.
Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 32 sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc.
Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 40 sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd 10 times more.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh
and draw through all loops on hook – sc2tog made. 1 sc in
each of next 3 sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first
sc. 32 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep
from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sts.
Stuff Head.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from *
around. Join with sl st to first sc. 16 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. Rep from * around. Join with sl st
to first st. 8 sts. Fasten off.

Ears (make 2)
With MC and smaller hook, ch 2.
1st rnd: 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
16 sc.
Shape Ears: 1st row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in next sc.
Sc2tog. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog. Fasten off.
Sew Ears to side of Head.

Body
With MC and smaller hook, ch 30. Join with sl st to first ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first sc.
30 sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm].
Next rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc. Rep from *
around. Join with sl st to first sc. 24 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm].
Next rnd: Ch 1. *Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from *
around. Join with sl st to first sc. 18 sts.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd twice more. Fasten off.
Sew bottom edge of Body closed. Stuff Body.

Arms (make 2)
With MC and smaller hook, ch 2.
1st rnd: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
10 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 1 tr in next sc
(thumb). 1 sc in each of last 5 sc. Join with sl st to first sc.
5th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (Sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 3 sc) twice. Join
with sl st to first sc. 8 sts.
7th rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rep last rnd until Arm from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm].
Fasten off.
Stuff Arms lightly.

Legs (make 2)
Shoe: With A and smaller hook, ch 2.
1st rnd: 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in next sc. 2 sc in next sc) twice. Join
with sl st to first sc. 6 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
4th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in next sc)
twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 8 sc.
5th rnd: As 3rd rnd.
6th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 3 sc. 2 sc in next sc)
twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 10 sc.
7th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 4 sc. 2 sc in next sc)
twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
8th rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc in each of next 5 sc. 2 sc in next sc)
twice. Join with sl st to first sc. 14 sc.
9th to 12th rnds: As 3rd rnd.
Beg working in rows: Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of
next 8 sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Turn.
Rep last row once more. Fasten off.
Fold back of shoe in half to form Heel. Sew back Heel seam.
Join A with sl st to back of Shoe. Ch 1. Work 14 sc evenly
around top edge of Shoe. Join B with sl st to first sc. Break A.
Stuff Shoe.
Leg: 1st rnd: With B, working in back loops only, ch 1. 1 sc
in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1. Working in both loops, 1 sc in each sc
around. Join C with sl st to first sc.
Cont even, working 2 rnds C, 2 rnds B, until Leg from top of
Shoe measures 4 ins [10 cm]. Fasten off.
Stuff Leg.

Shoe edging
With smaller hook, join A with sl st to rem loop
of top of Shoe. *Ch 3. 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook. Sl st in
same sp as last sl st – picot made. Sl st in next sc. Rep from *
around. Join with sl st to first picot. Fasten off.

Finishing
Sew top of Legs closed using whip st. Attach Jingle Bell to tip
of Shoe. Sew Legs to bottom of Body. Sew Arms to sides of
Body. With black embroidery floss, embroider eyelashes on
Head. Sew Beads to Head. With red embroidery floss,
embroider mouth.

Hair fringe
Cut a piece of tape 5 ins [12.5 cm] long and secure onto a flat
surface with sticky side up. Cut lengths of D 11 ins [28 cm]
long and lay them across tape so strip of tape is in center of
yarn. Holding tissue paper over top of yarn and using sewing
machine, run a line of stitching along length of tape. Remove
tape when hair is secure. Remove tissue paper after stitching
Pin fringe to top of head. Using backstitch and D, sew hair
into place along sewn line, being sure to get all lengths secured
in sts. Trim evenly.

Hat
Note: Ch 2 does not count as hdc.
With larger hook and A, ch 36. Join with sl st to first ch, being
careful not to twist ch.
1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each ch around. Join B with sl st to
first hdc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join A
with sl st to first hdc.
3rd rnd: With A, as 2nd rnd. Join B.
4th rnd: With B, ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 4 hdc. (Yoh and
draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on
hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook –
hdc2tog made. Rep from * around. Join A with sl st to first
hdc. 30 hdc.
5th rnd: With A, ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join B with
sl st to first hdc.
6th rnd: With B, ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. Hdc2tog.
Rep from * around. Join A with sl st to first hdc. 24 sts.
7th rnd: As 5th rnd.
8th rnd: With B, ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Hdc2tog.
Rep from * around. Join A with sl st to first hdc. 18 sts.
9th rnd: As 5th rnd.
10th rnd: With B, ch 2. *1 hdc in next hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep
from * around. Join A with sl st to first hdc. 12 sts.
11th rnd: As 5th rnd.
12th rnd: With B, ch 2, *Hdc2tog. Rep from * around. Join
A with sl st to first st. 6 sts.
13th rnd: As 5th rnd. Fasten off, leaving a long end. Thread
end through rem loops. Pull tightly and fasten securely.
Sew Jingle Bell to top of Hat.
Attach Hat to Head, sewing through all thicknesses.

Dress
Note: Ch 2 does not count as hdc.
With larger hook and B, ch 40. Join with sl st to first ch, being
careful not to twist ch.
1st rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each ch around. Join with sl st to
first hdc. 40 hdc.
2nd rnd: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc around. Join with sl st to
first hdc.
3rd rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 3 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep
from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 32 sts.
4th and 5th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with
sl st to first hdc.
6th rnd: Ch 2. *1 hdc in each of next 2 hdc. Hdc2tog. Rep
from * around. Join with sl st to first hdc. 24 sts.
7th and 8th rnds: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each st around. Join with
sl st to first hdc.
Beg working in rows: 1st row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each of
next 24 hdc. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 2. 1 hdc in each hdc across. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 5. Sl st in first hdc. (button loop made). Ch 2.
1 hdc in same st as last sl st. 1 hdc in each hdc across. Fasten
off.

Edging
Join C with sl st to any rem loop of foundation ch at
bottom of dress. *Ch 3. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Miss next
2 ch. Sl st in next ch. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to
same sp as first sl st. Fasten off.
Straps (make 2)
With larger hook and B, ch 9.
1st row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of
ch. Turn. 8 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.
Rep last row once more. Fasten off.

Belt
With larger hook and C, ch 24. Join with sl st to first ch, being
careful not to twist ch.
1st rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in each ch around. Join with sl st to first
sc. Fasten off.
Put Dress on doll, mark position for Straps. Sew Straps to
Dress. Sew Belt to Dress as shown in picture. Sew button to
back of Dress to correspond to button loop.

Enjoy! 🙂

Darlene

http://mylittlehouseoftreasures.blogspot.com

Crocheted Star

By: Darlene Demell

Crochet Hook: 9 or 1.4 mm hook (steel)

Yarn Weight: (0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.

Star measures 2½” across.
Materials:

AUNT LYDIA’S® “Classic Crochet Thread”, Size 10: 1 Ball each 422 Golden Yellow, 494 Victory Red, and 484
Myrtle Green OR J&P COATS® Royale™ “Classic Crochet Thread”, Size 10: 1 Ball each 422 Golden Yellow, 494 Victory Red, and 484 Myrtle Green.
Steel Crochet Hook: 1.4mm [US 8].
Tapestry needle, buttons, hanging hook.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dec = decrease; inc = increase; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

STAR (Make 2 of each color): Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rounds.
Place a contrasting color thread between first and last sts to note the beginning and end of the rnd and move up each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around – 10 sc.
Rnd 3: * 2 Sc in next sc – inc made; sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 15 sc.
Rnd 4: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 5 times – 20 sc.
Rnd 5: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 5 times – 25 sc.
Rnd 6: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 5 times – 30 sc.
Rnd 7: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 5 times; slip st in next sc – 35 sc. Remove contrast thread.

First Point-
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc; TURN.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1; draw up a loop in each of first 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook – dec made; sc in each sc across; turn – 7 sts.
Rows 5-9: Ch 1, dec, sc in each sc across; turn – 2 sts at end of Row 9.
Row 10: Ch 1, dec – 1 st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

2nd Point-
Row 1: With right side facing, attach thread in same sc where the last sc of Row 1 of previous point was made; ch 1, sc in same place, sc in next 7 sc; turn – 8 sc.
Rows 2-10: Repeat Rows 2-10 of First Point.
3rd and 4th Points: Work same as 2nd Point.
5th Point-Row 1: With right side facing, attach thread in same sc where the last sc of Row 1 of previous point was made; ch 1, sc in same place, sc in next 6 sc, sc in same sc as first sc of Row 1 of First Point; turn – 8 sc.
Rows 2-10: Repeat Rows 2-10 of First Point.

FINISHING:
With wrong sides together and tapestry needle, sew 2 matching stars together on 4 points; turn right side out; stuff lightly; sew last point closed. Sew a button on each side of ornament. Insert hook and hang.

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