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Amigurumi Santa Claus free pattern

A free and easy to do Christmas Amigurumi Santa Claus pattern. He can be used as a Christmas ornament or just to spread some joy in the room.
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A free and easy to do Christmas Amigurumi Santa Claus pattern. He can be used as a Christmas ornament or just to spread some joy in the room.

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Santa Claus free amigurumi pattern

Santa Claus free amigurumi pattern.

A small crochet project for beginners and intermediate level crocheters. You will practice how to crochet different sized crochet pieces and how to change yarn as well as how to add felt details to an amigurumi. The man, the myth, the little flying gnome that has Raindeers as friends and gives packages of joy to all the kids. Santa is most likely if not the most known man then at least the most anticipated man on the globe. There are many stories about his origins and purpose but if you ask a Finn then he will tell you that Santa lives in"Ear fell" in the Finnish Lappland.

Ask any Finn you meet about were Santa Claus comes from and they will without hesitation tell you the story. In the north of Finland in Rovaniemi they even have a Santa village that has become a big tourist attraction and if you send a postcard or letter addressed to Santa Claus, that it were it will end up.

Amigurumi Santa Claus

I made this little Santa Claus Amigurumi because Santa is a figure that always brings good feelings to people. From were I come from in South America we don't have Santa, just baby Jesus, and that's pretty lame especially compared to a flying man in red with a beard that has Raindeers and delivers presents. I always felt very curious about who this Santa Claus character was. :)

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For this Amigurumi you will need:
White felt
Red Yarn 4mm
Peach Yarn 4mm
White Yarn 4mm
Black Yarn 4mm
Normal white felt
Felting Needle
Optional pink felt for the cheeks
1 pair of safety eyes
Fiber filling
A Hook 4mm

This is a 3 Star pattern


Head

Santa claus free amigurumi pattern

With peach yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
Round 3: [2 sc, sc in next st], around (18 sts)
Round 4: [2sc, sc in next 2 sts], around (24 sts)
Round 5: [2 sc, sc in next 3 sts],around (30 sts)
Round 6: [2 sc, sc in next 4 sts], around (36 sts)
Round 7: [2 sc, sc in next 5 sc], around (42 sts)
Round 8 – 13: Sc in each st around (42 sts)
Round 14: [Inv dec, sc in next 5 sts], around (36 sts)
Round 15: [Inv dec, sc in next 4 sts], around (30 sts)
Round 16: [Inv dec, sc in next 3 sts], around (24 sts)
Round 17: [Inv dec, sc in next 2 sts], around (18 sts)
Round 18: [Inv dec, sc in next 1 sts], around (12 sts)
Round 19: Inv dec around (6 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Body

santa claus free amigurumi pattern

With red yarn:

Round 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6 sts)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sts)
Round 3: [2 sc, sc in next st] around (18 sts)
Round 4: [2 sc, sc in next 2 st] around (24 sts)
Round 5 – 8: sc around (24 sts)
Round 9: [Inv dec, sc in next 2 sc] around (18 sts)
Fasten off and leave a tail to sew later.
Fill the body with stuffing.

How to make the part that looks like a dress:

With red yarn
Round 1: Locate Round 8(24 sts) of the body (already fastened and filled), insert the hook in the ready made rows and create normal sc around (24 sts)
With white yarn
Round 2: sc around (24 sts)
Fasten off, weave the ends.

Hands

amigurumi santa claus free pattern hands detail

With peach yarn:

Round 1: Sc 4 into mr (4 sts)
Round 2: 2sc around, place marker (8 sts)

Switch to red yarn
Round 3 -6: sc around (8 sts)
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing to the body.

Feet

With black yarn
Round 1: Sc 5 into mr (5 sts)
Round 2: 2sc around (10 sts)
Round 3: Sc around (10 sts)
Fasten off, leave a tail to sew to the body.

Santas Beanie

With white:
Round 1: ch 35, join (35 sts)
Round 2-3 : Sc around

Switch to red:
Round 4: In the internal row only: Sc around (35 sts)
Round 5 to 13: Normally Sc around (35 sts)
Round 14: [Inv. Dec, sc in next 3 sts] around (28 sts)
Round 15: [Inv. Dec, sc in next 2 sts ] (21 sts)
Round 16 - 17: sc around
Fasten off. Sew the hat a tapestry needle.

How to make the small pompom

Step 1: Take a thick piece of paper. Cut two small circles of the same size.
Cut out a smaller circle inside of both.

Step 2: Holding both circles together, start rolling yarn in through the hole of the middle.
Fill it in until you cannot pass more yarn trough.

Step 3: find the out rim of the circles through the rolled yarn. Open a space between both circles and insert scissors in that space, cut the yarn always keeping the scissors between both circles. Cut around.

Step 4: Cut a string of yarn and place it in the middle of both circles. Tight a knot to secure all the yarn pieces, you can wrap around and secure with another knot.

Step 5: Take away the circles by cutting a line and pull them out.

Step 6: Trim your pompom :)

Santa's Awesome Beard

Amigurumi Santa Claus from the front.

In order to get a really nice, big, compact beard I decided to use felt. Normal woolen felt not the pressed kind. There is a technique that I use in order to get the effect. It's called "Needle Felting".

With this technique you can make figures and shapes all in felt. I like to use it for detailing because of its molding qualities.

Here is a youtube video that I made for Mama Santa Claus hair. The same technique is used in Mr. Santa Claus beard.



Our Amigururmi Squirrel Girl also has instructions for Needle felting.

Final Details

The belt of Santa is sewn or embroidered around his waist with black thread. If you happen have some pink felt or other pink fabric then you can give Santa some additional color by cutting out two oval pieces and gluing them to Santa's cheeks, just beneath the eyes. Remember to sew a smile on Santa before you start to needle felt. It will become difficult to try to get it in there afterwards.

Hope you enjoy making this little Amigurumi. Please comment below and tell us what you think of this tutorial and of Amigurumi Santa!

Don't for get to click our other Christmas Amigurumi Patterns as well!

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