Free crochet Santa Claus pattern


Crochet Santa Claus

Crochet a cute little Santa Claus for Christmas with this free amigurumi step-by-step tutorial! Are you ready to make your own?

Designer: @alenushka_studio

You will need:

  • Vita Cotton Coco yarn: red and white color
  • Alize Softy yarn: white for beard
  • YarnArt Jeans yarn: brown
  • Alize Bella yarn: beige
  • 1.5 mm crochet hook and 2.5 mm for Alize Softy
  • Black beads for eyes
  • Sewing needle and scissors
  • Fiberfill

Free amigurumi Santa Claus pattern

Abbreviations:
R – row
ch – chain
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase (2 sc in one stitch)
dec – decrease (2 sc together)
[…] – number of stitches you should have at the end of the row
(…) – repeat whatever is between the brackets the given number of times

Crochet Santa Claus amigurumiArms (make 2)
With white yarn:
R 1: 4 sc in magic ring [4]
R 2: 1 sc, inc, 2 sc [5]
R 3: 5 sc
Change to red yarn:
R 4: 2 sc, inc, 2 sc [6]
R 5: 3 sc, inc, 2 sc [7]
R 6-10: 7 sc (5 rows)
Stuff gently with fiberfill.
Fold the top opening flat and 4 sc through both sides.

Beard
With Alize Softy yarn and 2.5 mm crochet hook.
Make 11 ch.
R 1: from the 2nd ch from hook: 10 sc, turn
R 2: sl st, (3-dc-bobble-stitch) repeat 8 times, sl st
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet Santa Claus tutorialHead
With beige yarn and 1.5 mm crochet hook.
Make 7 ch.
Make an oval, starting from the 2nd ch from hook, work on both sides of the chain.
R 1: from the 2nd ch from hook: 5 sc, 3 sc in last st, turn: 4 sc, inc [14]
R 2: inc, 4 sc, 3 inc, 4 sc, 2 inc [20]
R 3: 1 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 1 sc, (1 sc, inc) repeat 2 times, 4 sc, (inc, 1 sc) repeat 2 times [26]
R 4-9: 26 sc (6 rows)
R 10: (dec, 11 sc) repeat 2 times [24]
R 11: (2 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [18]
R 12: (1 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [12]
Stuff with fiberfill.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

The legs and body are made as one piece.

Legs (make 2)
With brown yarn:
R 1: 5 sc in magic ring [5]
R 2: 1 sc, inc, 3 sc [6]
R 3: 2 sc, inc, 3 sc [7]
Change to red yarn:
R 4: 3 sc, inc, 3 sc [8]
R 5: 4 sc, inc, 3 dc [9]
R 6: 9 sc
Crochet the second leg, do not fasten off.

Make 6 ch and join with the first leg.

Continue crocheting the body in the round:
R 7: 9 sc on the first leg, 6 sc in 6 ch, 9 sc on the second leg, 6 sc in 6 ch (opposite side) [30]
Crochet additional 4 sc to get the position of the yarn marker in the side of the body.
R 8: 30 sc
R 9: inc, 14 sc, inc, 14 sc [32]
Change to brown yarn:
R 10-11: 32 sc (2 rows)
Change to red yarn:
R 12: (if you need crochet additional 1 sc) 32 sc
R 13-14: 32 sc (2 rows)
R 15: dec, 14 sc, dec, 14 sc [30]
R 16: dec, 13 sc, dec, 13 sc [28]
R 17: dec, 12 sc, dec, 12 sc [26]
R 18: dec, 11 sc, dec, 10 sc – last 1 sc together with 1 sc of the 1st arm!
R 19: 3 sc together with sc of the 1st arm, 6 sc,  4 sc together with sc of the 2nd arm, 10 sc
Stuff with fiberfill.
R 20: (2 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [18]
R 21: (1 sc, dec) repeat 6 times [12]
Finish stuffing.
Fasten off.

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Hat
With Alize Softy yarn and 2.5 mm crochet hook.
Make 22 ch, join in ring with sl st.
R 1: 22 sc
Change to red yarn (1.5 mm crochet hook):
R 2: 22 sc
R 3-6: 22 sc (4 rows)
R 7: (dec, 9 sc) repeat 2 times [20]
R 8-9: 20 sc (2 rows)
R 10: (dec, 8 sc) repeat 2 times [18]
R 11-12: 18 sc (2 rows)
R 13: (dec, 7 sc) repeat 2 times [16]
R 14-15: 16 sc (2 rows)
R 16: (dec, 6 sc) repeat 2 times [14]
R 17-18: 14 sc (2 rows)
R 19: (dec, 5 sc) repeat 2 times [12]
R 20-21: 12 (2 rows)
R 22: (dec, 4 sc) repeat 2 times [10]
R 23-24: 10 sc (2 rows)
R 25: (dec, 3 sc) repeat 2 times [8]
R 26-27: 8 sc (2 rows)
R 28: (dec, 2 sc) repeat 2 times [6]
R 29-30: 6 sc (2 rows)
Fasten off.

Crochet hat for Santa Claus

Pompom
With white yarn and 1.5 mm crochet hook.
R 1: 6 sc in magic ring [6]
R 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
R 3: 12 sc
R 4: (dec) repeat 6 times [6]
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Attach the pompom to the hat.

Crochet Santa Claus tutorial

Assembly
Sew head to the body.
Sew beard to the head.
Embroider nose with beige yarn on 3 sc.
Sew eyes to the face above nose.
Sew the hat on the head.
Embroider a buckle with yellow floss.

Amigurumi Santa Claus pattern


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