Crochet Applique – Santa Claus

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Here is my third Christmas crochet pattern, a crochet applique santa! You can use them to make a custom crochet blanket, crochet Christmas stockings, or even on a crochet hat!  

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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 – Crochet applique Santa

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

Cut the yarn and fasten off

Place the safety eyes as shown in the picture below:


The Mustaches – Crochet applique santa

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 – Crochet applique Santa

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)

Change for 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)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing), fasten off

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

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing), and fasten off. 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 – Crochet applique Santa

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the red yarn

We work in rows.

  • 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)

Change for the black yarn:

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

Change for the red yarn:

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

Change for 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)

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

 

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).

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

 

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).

Cut the yarn and fasten off

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) – Crochet applique Santa

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)

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

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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10 thoughts on “Crochet Applique – Santa Claus”

  1. I have a couple of questions,
    For the body-
    We begin with RED but after Row 9 it says to KEEP WORKING WITH BLACK?
    I will show the example but please note when I put patterns in pdf. I am saving for my future generations so I am trying to make sure they are a way they will understand and I DO place the designer info right on the pdf download….
    I am just not understanding where to change colors. Before or after you say “keep working with (color).
    BODY: With a 3.5 mm hook and red
    We work in rows.
    • 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 black:
    • Rows 10 to 11: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (12 st)
    Keep working with red:
    • Rows 12 to 14: ch 1, turn: 1 sc in all st. (12 st)
    Keep working with white:
    • 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)

    Also when you say something like a Note you begin with NB and I am wondering if that means NOTE?

    Lastly and I am so sorry, I just like to be clear ugh,
    Why do we need to yarn over before cutting off?

    I know I sound picky and for that I am sorry.

    <3

    1. Dear Linda,
      First of all, thank you for your comment. I would like to apologize. This is one of the first patterns I wrote and it really needed an update!
      I have tried to write things more clearly about the change of colors. I hope it is easier to understand now.
      NB means Nota Bene which can be read as note indeed.
      The yarn over and cutting off part was indeed not written well. You should cut and then fasten off.
      I do hope that I replied to your questions. Let me know if I haven’t.
      I also love that you are making a “pattern book” for the future generations. This is a wonderful idea!

  2. Hi- I feel like a bad pest ugh
    Are you going to keep adding to these and be the Applique Queen? lol I would Love that and would follow to make sure I can get them all if you plan on adding.
    Here are some of what I can think of off the top of my mind-
    1. Bear and Cub-
    2. Zebra-
    3. Lhasa Apso Dog lol I have to ask because never have I found one! They look like a Shih Tzu but longer back and LONG Hair <3

    4. Monkey
    5. Boy and Girl standing and sitting
    6. Alphabet-1 inch- I see larger a lot
    7. Hippo-
    8. Rhino
    I really need Cars, Trucks- Airplane- Train
    Construction Equipment- A great boys baby blanket! Backhoe- Cement Truck and on…
    I have been looking all over for this one… A boy fishing off the moon lol When I was young they always showed this on TV in a blue and I now say I want to go fishing on the moon… I have no idea how to do it ugh
    I thank you either way because what you have done is wonderful and with great talent.

    Linda

    1. Thank you for this message as well. Please, comment as much as you want/need. I am so happy to see that people like my patterns and are using them! Thank you for all your suggestions! I am definitely planning on making more appliques! I am working on Christmas patterns right now but I can work on appliques again soon. All your ideas are more than welcome and I will try my best to use them for new patterns! Thank you!

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