No-sew Crochet Elf

Step into the enchanting world of crochet with this No-Sew Crochet Elf Amigurumi! Crafted for speed and simplicity, this elf amigurumi is the perfect addition to your winter and Christmas crochet collection. Ideal for farmers’ markets or spreading warmth through random acts of crochet kindness, this little elf will surely bring smiles to all who encounter it. The no-sew design ensures a quick and enjoyable crafting experience, making it a delightful project for beginners and seasoned crocheters. Let’s stitch up some winter wonder and share the festive spirit, one elf at a time.

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No-sew Crochet Elf

No-sew Crochet Elf

No-sew Crochet Elf

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Crochet Pattern – No-sew Crochet Elf

Start Here:

Please read the whole pattern properly before starting.

The pattern is written using US terms.

This pattern is made of the following parts:

  • 1 Body
  • 1 hat


  • 1.25 inches (3 cm) with light worsted yarn (I used I love this cotton from Hobby Lobby)
  • 2.5 inches (7 cm) with plush yarn (I used Premier Parfait chunky)


  • Yarn calling for a US I-9 / 5.5 mm hook  in red, black, pink, green and a small amount of yellow for the belt OR Yarn calling for a US L-11 / 8 mm hook in red, black, pink and a small amount of yellow for the belt.
  • Size US C-2 /2.75 mm crochet hook if you use worsted yarn (a larger hook can be used, your monster will only be slightly bigger) OR Size US 7 / 4.5 mm if you use plush yarn.
  • A small amount of black cotton thread (size 8) the mouth.
  • 2 black safety eyes (6 mm) if you use worsted yarn OR 2 black safety eyes (9 mm) if you use plush yarn
  • A small jingle bell for the hat.
  • Stitch markers (if needed)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Polyfill


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

Pattern: How to crochet a No-sew Crochet Elf?

Let’s start – No-sew Crochet Elf


The body – No-sew Crochet Elf

  • The Elf is worked in continuous rounds (as a spiral). Use a stitch marker if needed.
  • Remember to stuff as you crochet.

With a 2.75 mm crochet and red yarn (or with a bigger hook of your choice):

    • Round 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring. (6) – NB: if you work with plush yarn: ch2; make 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. (6)
    • Round 2: [6 inc]. (12)
    • Round 3: [1 inc in the next st, 1 sc]x6. (18)

Change for the black yarn: 

    • Round 4: working in the back loop only (BLO): [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Change for the green yarn: 

    • Round 5: working in the back loop only (BLO): [1 sc in all st]. (18)
    • Round 6: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Change for the pink yarn:

  • Rounds 7-9: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Change for the red yarn:

  • Round 10: [1 sc in all st]. (18)

Place the eyes between Rounds 8 and 9, spaced by 2 st, centered at the front of the head.

With your tapestry needle and the black cotton thread, make a mouth between Rounds 7 and 8.

Change for the green yarn:

  • Round 11: working in back loops only (BLO): [1 sc in all st]. (18)
  • Round 12: Round 12 may require a bit of customization based on your project. In this round, you will work 4 st in the back loops only. The side of the hat will then be attached to the 4 unworked front loops only. Ensure these unworked front loops align with the side of the head, as illustrated below. Depending on your previous yarn attachment method, you might need to add or move the single crochet before working these front loops exclusively. [1 sc in the next st, (working in the back loops only: 1 sc in the next 4 st), 6 dec, 1 sc in the last st]. (12)

Fill the body with polyfill.

  • Round 13: [6 dec]. (6)

Cut the yarn, close the body, and fasten off.

Let’s now work on the side of the hat. Join the green yarn in the first unworked front loop only (see pictures below).

  • Row 1: Starting in the same st where you join: 1 sc, 1 sc in the next 3 st. (4)
  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 2 dec. (2)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 dec. (1)

Cut the yarn, and fasten off. Add a little jingle bell at the top of the hat.

The belt: with your tapestry needle and the yellow yarn, make a little yellow stitch over 2 st between Rounds 4 and 5.

Congratulations on crafting the cutest Elf! I’m looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

No-sew Crochet Elf

No-sew Crochet Elf

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No-sew Crochet Elf

9 thoughts on “No-sew Crochet Elf”

  1. this is perfect for market prep so quick and fun to make up. thank you for giving us this pattern for free!! you’re awesome 👍

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