Curly Santa Ornament - Crochet Pattern

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If you are looking for a fun Santa craft to crochet, you will love this Santa Christmas ornament. He is made with curly arms and legs like our other ornaments in the "curly ornament" series. Check out the others: a snowman, reindeer and elves. It's hard to see in the photo but Santa has nice bushy eyebrows.

Although he won't break if children knock him off the tree, he is not intended for children under 3 years old to play with as he has small parts they can choke on.

Craft Supplies:

  • Size G crochet hook
  • Two 7mm wiggle eyes
  • 1.5" Styrofoam ball
  • Worsted weight yarn; red or cranberry, white, and flesh
  • 1/4" pink pompom
  • 2" White pompom
  • Monofilament
  • Tacky glue

Abbreviations:

  • sc = single crochet
  • slst = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip

Legs - make 2:

  • With red, ch 30
  • 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook; 3 sc in remaining ch.
  • Cut yarn. Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.

Arms - make 2:

  • With red, ch 25
  • 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook; 3 sc in remaining ch.
  • Cut yarn. Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.

Head:

  • With flesh colored yarn, ch 3, join with slst to form a ring
  • 8 sc in ring
  • *sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat form * around (12)
  • *1 Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat form * around (16)
  • Work even for 2 rounds
  • Insert a 1.5" Styrofoam ball into the head and continue to crochet with the ball inside.
  • Sc in 1st st, *sk 1, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around (11)
  • Sc in 1st st, * sk 1, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (6)
  • *Sk 1 st, slst in next. Repeat from * around (3)
  • Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.

Hat:

  • Make a pompom with white yarn. Once trimmed down, the pompom should measure about 1.5" across. Leave the strings you tied the pompom with long so that you can use them to tie the pompom onto the hat. Set aside for a moment.
  • With red, ch 4, join to form ring
  • 8 sc in ring
  • Work even for 3 rounds
  • Attach the pompom to the tip of the hat. (it is easier to do it now then when you finish the hat)
  • (2sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next 3); repeat once (10)
  • Work even for 1 round.
  • (2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next 4); repeat once (12)
  • Work even for 2 rounds.
  • 2 sc in each sc around (24)
  • Switch to white yarn; 1 sc in each sc around. Join with a slst to first white sc.
  • Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.

Assemble Santa:

  • The easiest way to join the arms and legs together is to line up the top of the arms and legs altogether and whip stitch the top 3/4" or so with a yarn needle and matching yarn. Then stitch the whole arm leg assembly to the bottom of the head assembly. ┬áBe sure to put the two legs between the arms.
  • Stitch the hat to the top of Santa's head with matching yarn.
  • Glue on two 7mm eyes on to Santa's face.
  • Pull the strands out of a store bought 2" white pompom and glue a clump of them onto Santa's face for a beard. Take a smaller clump of the pompom strands and glue it on as a mustache. Trim Santa's beard and mustache so that it is neat and the length you want it.
  • Glue on a pink pompom nose as pictured (on top of the center of the mustache). Take a a few 1/2" strands and glue them above Santa's eyes for eyebrows.
  • Thread a piece of monofilament through the top of the reindeer's head and tie the ends in an overhand knot. This will be the ornament hanger.

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