Mr Ho Ho

 
Mr Ho Ho - Free Crochet Pattern

In case you were wondering why I named this pattern “ho ho” it’s because my kids have always called Santa “ho ho”. I had finished this stuffie late at night one night, and the next morning the kids saw him and said “Mom I like your ho ho!” so this Santa stuffie is a ho ho. Enjoy!


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mr ho ho


Materials Needed:

Yarn

  • Acrylic worsted weight, red, 78 yds

  • Acrylic worsted weight, white, 21 yds

  • Acrylic worsted weight, black, 26 yds

  • Acrylic worsted weight, beige, 11 yds

  • Bernat Pipsqueak, white, 21 yds

Extras

  • 2 safety eyes, 8mm

  • Stuffing

  • Hook size, 3.75mm

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry needle


Stitches Key:

sc – single crochet

inc – increase/2 single crochet in same stitch

dec – decrease/single crochet 2 together

ch/s – chain/s

st/s – stitch/es

sl st – slip stitch

ws – wrong side

rs – right side


Notes:

  • ch 1 at the beginning of each row does not count as st

  • ch 1 and turn at the end of every row unless otherwise marked

  • when stitching panels together, make sure to stick your hook through BOTH pieces to make sure they’re sewn together, you will stitch in every row and stitch around the panel, applying any special notes indicated in that portion of the pattern

  • always attach yarn with a slip stitch to the wrong side of last row made

  • when working frequent color changes you will continue to work in sc (unless otherwise marked) and will stitch in the color indicated by the color code and the number of stitches indicated by the number.

EXAMPLE

Color code:
P – pink
O – orange
W – white
G – green

“Pinc, 3, O5, W8, Gdec, 2”

would be

“inc, sc 3 in pink, sc 5 in orange, sc 8 in white, dec, sc 2 in green”

EXAMPLE


Gauge:

Gauge does not matter when making amigurumi/stuffed animals. You can use any yarn and hook that you have, just make sure to size your hook down a bit from the suggested so that your stuffing doesn’t show through your stitches. But if you’re curious, here is my gauge.

8.5 sc and 9 rows = 2 inches


Size:

Finished Mr Ho Ho is approx. 15” tall when using the yarn listed.


Color Code:

R – Red
B – Black
P – Pipsqueak
W – White



Arms (make 2):

Using black
Row 1: ch 3, sc 2 (2)

Row 2: inc, inc (4)

Row 3: inc, sc 2, inc (6)

Row 4: sc 6 (6)

Change to pipsqueak
Row 5: sc 6 (6) (ws)

Change to red
Row 6-10: sc 6 (6)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Repeat rows 1-10, do not fasten off

Stitching together:

Place arm panels, wrong sides together, ch 1, do not turn

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch1, sc) in each corner of row 10

  • change color as needed

  • lightly stuff before closing

sc around
sl st to first sc
Fasten off, weave in ends

Set aside [img 6]

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Legs (make 2):

Using black
Row 1: ch 5, sc 4 (4)

Row 2: inc, sc 2, inc (6)

Row 3: inc, sc 4, inc (8)

Row 4-6: sc 8 (8)

Change to pipsqueak
Row 7: sc 8 (8) (ws)

Change to red
Row 8-15: sc 8 (8)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Repeat rows 1-15, do not fasten off

Stitching together:

Place leg panels, wrong sides together [img 7], ch 1, turn

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Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner of row 15

  • change color as needed

  • lightly stuff before closing

sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends

Set aside



Body:

Front:

Using red
Row 1: ch 15, sc 14 (14)

Row 2: inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 3: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 4-5: sc 18 (18) [img 1]

Change to pipsqueak
Row 6: sc 18 (18) [img 2]

Change to red [img 3]
Row 7-10: R8 P2 R8 (18)

Change to black
Row 11-12: sc 18 (18) [img 4]

Change to red
Row 13-19: R8 P2 R8 (18)

Row 20: Rdec, 6 P2 R6, dec (16)

Row 21: Rdec, 5 P2 R5, dec (14)

Row 22: Rdec, 4 P2 R4, dec (12)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Attach beige 2 sts from the right side [img 5]

Row 23: sc 8 (8)

Row 24: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 25: inc, sc 4, inc (8)

Change to white
Row 26: inc, sc 6, inc (10)

Row 27: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 28: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 29: W5 B4 W5 (14)

Row 30: W4 B6 W4 (14)

Row 31: W14 (14)

Row 32: W3 B8 W3 (14)

Row 33: W2 B10 W2 (14)

Row 34: W1 B12 W1 (14)

Row 35: W1 B12 W1 (14)

Change to pipsqueak
Row 36: sc 14 (14)

Change to red
Row 37: sc 14 (14)

Row 38: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Row 39: sc 12 (12)

Row 40: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 41: sc 10 (10)

Row 42: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 43: sc 8 (8)

Row 44: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 45: sc 6 (6)

Row 46: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Row 47: sc 4 (4)

Row 48: dec, dec (2)

Row 49: sc 2 (2)

Row 50: dec (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Using a 12” strand of beige sew on a nose, stitch over 1 stitch, above the mustache line, about 5 times

Stitch on a mouth with either black or a scrap of light peach in the beige space between the mustache and beard.

Attach safety eyes between rows 33 & 34, three stitches in from the hair line.

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Using a 12” strand of yellow sew on a belt buckle over the black belt.

Set aside



Back:

Using red
Row 1: ch 15, sc 14 (14)

Row 2: inc, sc 12, inc (16)

Row 3: inc, sc 14, inc (18)

Row 4-5: sc 18 (18) [img 1]

img (1).png

Change to pipsqueak
Row 6: sc 18 (18) [img 2]

Change to red
Row 7-10: sc 18 (18)

Change to black
Row 11-12: sc 18 (18) [img 4]

Change to red
Row 13-19: sc 18 (18)

Row 20: dec, sc 14, dec (16)

Row 21: dec, sc 12, dec (14)

Row 22: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Attach beige 2 sts from the right side [img 5]

Row 23: sc 8 (8)

Row 24: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 25: inc, sc 4, inc (8)

Change to white
Row 26: inc, sc 6, inc (10)

Row 27: inc, sc 8, inc (12)

Row 28: inc, sc 10, inc (14)

Row 29-35: sc 14 (14)

Change to pipsqueak
Row 36: sc 14 (14)

Change to red
Row 37: sc 14 (14)

Row 38: dec, sc 10, dec (12)

Row 39: sc 12 (12)

Row 40: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 41: sc 10 (10)

Row 42: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 43: sc 8 (8)

Row 44: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 45: sc 6 (6)

Row 46: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Row 47: sc 4 (4)

Row 48: dec, dec (2)

Row 49: sc 2 (2)

Row 50: dec (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Listing (3).png


Stitching Together:

Place body panels, wrong sides together, stitching with front facing you

Cut 4 pieces of red yarn, approx. 12” in length and set aside.

Attach red yarn to top left shoulder of Santa’s body [img 8], stitch a few stitches

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Step 1: stop, pull up a long loop and leave this for now

Step 2: With your needle and 1 length of red yarn that you cut earlier, place one arm between the 2 body panels, sew the arm on by stitching through all 3 pieces (2 body panels, and 1 arm), tie a knot and hide the tails between the body panels.

Step 3: Pick your loop back up from step 1 and sc across the arm working in the front panel only

Continue working through both body panels

Special notes:

  • change color as needed

Just after the pipsqueak row at the waist stop

Step 4: stop, pull up a long loop and leave this for now

Step 5: with your needle and 1 length of red yarn that you cut earlier, place one leg between the 2 body panels, sew the leg on by stitching through all 3 pieces (2 body panels, and 1 arm), tie a knot and hide the tails between the body panels.

Step 6: Pick your loop back up from step 4 and sc across the leg, working in the front panel only

Continue working through both body panels for 2 stitches, repeat steps 4-6 for the second leg

Continue working around through both body panels

Special notes:

  • change color as needed

Just after the belt stop, repeat steps 1-3 for the second arm

Continue working through both body panels, working around the rest of the panels.

Special notes:

  • change color as needed

  • stitch 4 sc into the tip of his hat

  • stuff before finishing (do not stuff hat for a more floppy finish

sl st to first sc made

Fasten off, weave in ends

Make a pom pom out of pipsqueak yarn and attach to the sc outline at the tip of the hat.


Mr Ho Ho - Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern may be used for personal use including to make and sell items with this pattern but do not use my pictures for your listing and do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. Please share the link to my blog if you’d like to share my pattern.