Christmas has come to Cosy Crochet (a bit early I know, but I couldn’t wait any longer!) This week is the first of the Christmas items I have been working on for you – Jingle the Elf.
Now my children are ages 4 and 2 they definitely seem ready to properly buy into all the Christmas traditions and one I have really wanted to start is the Elf of the Shelf. However, rather than just buying any old elf, I decided to make one. Although making one elf very quickly turned in to 2 elves!
So this week I would like to introduce to you Jingle and Candy the Christmas Elves. The kids have already seen me making them and know they will be coming out closer to Christmas to report to Santa how well they are behaving. What they don’t know however, is that elves can get themselves into all sorts of mischief! I definitely look forward to seeing the kids reactions to what the elves get up to throughout the lead up to Christmas. I am really hoping they will build up their excitement to Christmas day.
We usually put our decorations up as close to the beginning of December as we can so the elves will probably come out then. The elves only took me a day to make each and so if you wanted to make 1 or 2 or several of these elves, there is still plenty of time. They use mostly single crochets (plus increases and decreases) and loop stitch to create their hair. I used the paintbox simple aran yarns to make them, but any aran yarn would work.
I hope you love my elves as much as I do, and I look forward to seeing any of the elves you make. Keep an eye on my social media platforms to find out more about the mischief that Candy and Jingle get up to in our house over the Christmas period.
See you next week,