Crochet Applique – Santa Claus

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Crochet Santa Claus Applique

 

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in red, light pink, white and black (and a very small amount of yellow for the belt).
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the mouth)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook.
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm) for the eyes
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» from Hobby Lobby.





Pattern: How to crochet a Santa Claus applique?


The Head

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light pink yarn

We work in the round.

  • Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle. (6 st)
  • Round 2: 1 inc in each of the next 3 st; change for the white yarn and make 1 inc in each of the next 3 st. (12 st). NB: I kept working with both colors in order to avoid to cut and join each time. 
  • Round 3: with the pink yarn: [1 sc, 1 inc] x3; keep working with the white yarn: [1 hdc, 1 inc with hdc] x3. (18 st)
  • Round 4: with the pink yarn: [2 sc, 1 inc] x3; keep working with the white yarn: [2 hdc, 2 hdc in the next st] x3. (24 st)
  • Round 5: with the pink yarn: [6 sc]; keep working with the white yarn: [3 sc, 1 inc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 1 sc, 3 hdc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, 2 hdc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, 3 hdc in the next st, 1 sc]. (37 st)
  • Round 6:  keep working with the white yarn: 1 inc, 3 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc. (9 st)
  •  sl st in the next st

Yarn over and cut the yarn

Place the safety eyes as shown in the picture below:





The Mustaches

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn

We work in rows.

  • ch 10
  • turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 2 sl st, 1 sc, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sl st, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc, 2 sl st. (11)

Yarn over and cut the yarn.

Sew the mustaches just above the beard as shown in the pictures.

 


The Hat

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the red yarn

We work in rows.

  • ch 3
  • Row 1: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 2 sc. (2)
  • Row 2: ch 1, turn: 2 sc. (2)
  • Row 3: ch 1, turn: 2 sc. (2)
  • Row 4: ch 1, turn: 1 sc, 1 dc. (2)
  • Row 5: ch 1, turn: 1 dc, 1 sc. (2)
  • Row 6: ch 1, turn: 1 dc, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 7: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 1 sc, 1 inc. (5)
  • Row 8: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (5)
  • Row 9: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 3 sc, 1 inc. (7)
  • Row 10: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (7)
  • Row 11: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 5 sc, 1 inc. (9)
  • Row 12: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (9)

Keep working with the white yarn:

  • Row 13: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (9)
  • Row 14: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (9)

Yarn over, cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing).

Pompom: With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn

We work in the round.

  • Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle. (6 st)
  • 1 sl st in the next st

Yarn over, cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing). Sew the pompom to the top of the hat.

Sew the hat to the head as shown in the pictures.

With the tapestry needle and the red yarn, I sew the top of the hat to the side to give it a better shape.

Sew the hat to the head.

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With your tapestry needle and some light pink yarn, make a nose over the 1st round:

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The Body

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the red yarn

We work in row.

  • ch 9
  • Row 1: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 8 sc. (8 st)
  • Row 2: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 6 sc, 1 inc. (10 st)
  • Rows 3 to 8: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (10 st)
  • Row 9: ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 8 sc, 1 inc. (12 st)

Keep working with the black yarn:

  • Rows 10 to 11: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (12 st)

Keep working with the red yarn:

  • Rows 12 to 14: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (12 st)

Keep working with the white yarn:

  • Row 15 : ch 1, turn: 1 inc, 10 sc, 1 inc. (14 st)
  • Rows 16 to 17: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (14 st)

Yarn over and cut the yarn.

 

We are now going to make the arms.

We work in rows.

Left arm: 

  • Row 1: Join with the red yarn just above the black belt and make 1 sc in the same st where you joined; make 1 sc in the next 3 st. (4 st)
  • Row 2: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dc. (4 st)
  • Row 3: ch 1, turn: 1 dc, 1 sc in the next 3 st. (4 st)
  • Rows 4 to 6: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (4 st)

Change for the white yarn:

  • Rows 7 to 8: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (4 st)

Change for the black yarn:

  • Rows 9 to 10: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (4 st)
  • Row 11: ch 1, turn: 1 sc, 1 dec, 1 sc. (3 st)
  • Row 12: ch 1, turn: 1 sc, 1 dec. (2 st).

Yarn over, cut the yarn.

 

Right arm:

  • Row 1: Join with the red yarn 4 rows above the black belt and make 1 sc in the same st where you joined; make 1 sc in the next 3 st. (4 st)
  • Row 2: ch 1, turn: 1 dc, 1 sc in the next 3 st. (4 st)
  • Row 3: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dc. (4 st)
  • Rows 4 to 6: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (4 st)

Change for the white yarn:

  • Rows 7 to 8: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (4 st)

Change for the black yarn:

  • Rows 9 to 10: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (4 st)
  • Row 11: ch 1, turn: 1 sc, 1 dec, 1 sc. (3 st)
  • Row 12: ch 1, turn: 1 sc, 1 dec. (2 st).

Yarn over, cut the yarn.

With your tapestry needle and the yellow yarn, make a little square over the belt as shown in the picture below

Sew the head over the body.

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The Legs (make 2)

We are starting by the feet and finishing by the legs.

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the black yarn

We work in the round for the feet.

  • Round 1: 6 sc in a magic circle. (6 st)
  • Round 2: 1 inc in all st. (12 st)

Join the red yarn and keep working in rows:

  • Row 1: 1 sc in the next 4 st. (4 st)
  • Rows 2 to 5: ch 1, turn: 1 sc all st. (4 st)

Yarn over, cut the yarn.

Sew both legs to the body (behind the body) as shown in the pictures.

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Congratulations! Your crochet Santa Claus applique is ready!


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