Elwin the Elf

 
Elwin the Elf - Free Crochet Pattern

Sneaking this little guy in just before Christmas! He doesn’t take too long to make so hopefully you still have time to complete him if you want. Mr Ho Ho will need the help delivering all the presents!


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Materials Needed:

Yarn

  • Red Heart Comfort, Cardinal Red, 26 yds

  • Acrylic worsted weight, black, 4 yds

  • Acrylic worsted weight, brown, 12 yds

  • Bernat Super Value, Kelly, 50 yds

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Beige, 10 yds

  • Bernat Pipsqueak, Whitey White, 6 yds

Extras

  • 2 safety eyes, 7mm

  • 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

FLO – front loop only

BLO – back loop only

cluster – worked as dc3tog

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:

8.5 sc and 9 rows = 2 inches


Size:

Elwin will be about 12″ tall


Color Code:

B – Beige

W – Brown



Arms (make 2):

Using red

Row 1: ch 3, sc 2 (2)

Row 2: inc, inc (4)

Row 3: sc 4 (4)


Change to pipsqueak

Row 4: sc 4 (4) (ws)


Change to green

Row 5-10: sc 4 (4)

Fasten off, weave in ends [img 1]

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Repeat rows 1-10, do not fasten off


Stitching together:

Place arm panels, wrong sides together

ch 1

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, 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 2]

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Legs (make 2):

Using green

Row 1: ch 3, sc 2 (2)

Row 2: inc, inc (4)

Row 3: sc 4 (4)


Change to red

Row 4-12: sc 4 (4)

Fasten off, weave in ends [img 3]

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Repeat rows 1-12, do not fasten off

Stitching together:

Place leg panels, wrong sides together

ch 1

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner of row 12

  • change color as needed

  • lightly stuff before closing

sc around

sl st to first sc

Fasten off, weave in ends

Set aside [img 4]

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Body:

Front:

Using green

Row 1: ch 13, sc 12 (12)

Row 2-5: sc 12 (12)


Change to black

Row 6-7: sc 12 (12)


Change to green

Row 8-15: sc 12 (12)

Row 16: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 17: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Fasten off


Working in FLO of last row made

Attach red to first st

*ch 2, cluster, ch 1, sl st to side of cluster, sl st next 2 sts of row 17, repeat from * 3 more times, on the fourth time just sl st one st at the end

Fasten off [img 5]

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Attach beige to back loop of row 17, 2 sts from the right side [img 6]

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Row 18: BLO sc 6 (6)

Row 19: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Row 20: inc, sc 2, inc (6)

Row 21: inc, sc 4, inc (8)

Row 22: inc ,sc 6, inc (10)

Row 23: W1 B8 W1 (10)

Row 24: W2 B6 W2 (10)

Row 25: W2 B6 W2 (10)

Row 26: W3 B4 W3 (10)

Row 27: W3 B4 W3 (10)

Row 28: B10 (10)

Change to pipsqueak

Row 29: sc 10 (10)

Change to green

Row 30: sc 10 (10)

Row 31: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 32: sc 8 (8)

Row 33: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 34: sc 6 (6)

Row 35: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Row 36: sc 4 (4)

Row 37: dec, dec (2)

Row 38: sc 2 (2)

Row 39: dec (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends

Sew on belt buckle using yellow yarn

Attach safety eyes between rows 25 & 26 with 3 sts between them

Sew on mouth using black yarn

Sew on nose by stitching over 1 stitch with beige, about 5 times

Set aside [img 7]

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Back:

Using green

Row 1: ch 13, sc 12 (12)

Row 2-5: sc 12 (12)


Change to black

Row 6-7: sc 12 (12)


Change to green

Row 8-15: sc 12 (12)

Row 16: dec, sc 8, dec (10)

Row 17: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Fasten off


Working in FLO of last row made

Attach red to first st


*ch 2, cluster, ch 1, sl st to side of cluster, sl st next 2 sts of row 17, repeat from * 3 more times, on the fourth time just sl st one st at the end


Fasten off [img 5]

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Attach beige to back loop of row 17, 2 sts from the right side [img 6]

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Row 18: BLO sc 6 (6)

Row 19: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Row 20: inc, sc 2, inc (6)


Change to brown

Row 21: inc, sc 4, inc (8)

Row 22: inc ,sc 6, inc (10)

Row 23-28: sc 10 (10)


Change to pipsqueak

Row 29: sc 10 (10)


Change to green

Row 30: sc 10 (10)

Row 31: dec, sc 6, dec (8)

Row 32: sc 8 (8)

Row 33: dec, sc 4, dec (6)

Row 34: sc 6 (6)

Row 35: dec, sc 2, dec (4)

Row 36: sc 4 (4)

Row 37: dec, dec (2)

Row 38: sc 2 (2)

Row 39: dec (1)

Fasten off, weave in ends [img 8]

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Stitching together:

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

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

Attach beige yarn to row 20 on left side of body panels.

ch 1

Special notes:

  • use green to stitch the shoulder together, working between the rows of red clusters

Stitch to top of shoulder

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

Step 2: With your needle and 1 length of green 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

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner of row 1

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

Step 5: with your needle and 1 length of green 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 leg), 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 1 stitch, repeat steps 4-6 for the second leg

Continue working around through both body panels

Special notes:

  • (sc, ch 1, sc) in corner of row 1

  • change color as needed

Stitch until you reach the place for the second arm

Repeat Steps 1-3 for the second arm

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

Special notes:

  • stuff body before stitching up shoulder

  • use green to stitch the shoulder together, working between the rows of red clusters

  • change color as needed (change colors around the head according to back panel)

  • stitch 3 sc into tip of hat

  • stuff head and neck before finishing

  • do not stuff hat to give it a floppy finish

sl st to first sc made

Fasten off, weave in ends

Use red yarn to sew together the red cluster rows at the shoulders.


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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.