Cookie the Crochet Elf (with posable arms)

Cookie the Crochet Elf (with posable arms)

Cookie the Elf (with posable joints) 

 

  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make Santa

  • Painbox Simply Chunky – 100g balls in any colours you choose – I used the following colours;
    • Rose Red (313)
    • Paper white (300)
    • Light Caramel (308)
    • Soft Fudge (309)
    • Odd amount of black for sewing belt buckle, laces and mouth
  • 4mm hook
  • Stuffing
  • 2 x 10mm safety eyes in black
  • 5 x 25mm doll joints
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker

 

  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • s-sc – surface single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • b/l – back loops

 

  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • There is no specific gauge for Cookie, just work as tightly as possible.
  • Cookie’s Legs, arms and head are worked first with part of the doll joint. These are all attached to the body as it is made.
  • Cookie uses s-sc to add some of his details.
  • This pattern is worked in the round, do not sl st together unless stated, use a stitch marker to make note of where your round begins.
  • The finished Elf is 40cm tall when stretched out and 28cm wide. His arms, legs and head are fully posable.

 

  1. Pattern

Arms – work 2 starting in brown

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4 (sc inc, 2 sc) x6 24
5-8 Sc around 24
9 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
10 Sc around 18
11 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
Switch to red
12 Sc around 12
13 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
14 Sc around 18
  Switch to green
15-26 Sc around 18
27 13 sc, ch 1 , sk 1, 4sc 17 & ch 1
28 13 sc, sc in ch 1 gap, 4 sc 18
29 Sc around 18
Stuff arm and put pointed part of doll joint through ch 1 gap created in row 27
30 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
31 (sc dec) x 6 6
Sl st, cast off  and sew shut.   Sew in end.

 

Legs – work 2 starting in black

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 24
5 (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 30
6-8 Sc around 30
9 (sc, sc dec) x 4, 18 sc 26
10 (sc dec, sc) x 3, 5 sc, (sc dec) x 4, 4 sc 19
11 3 sc, sc dec, 14 sc 18
12-13 Sc around 18
Switch to red
14-17 Sc around 18
  Switch to white
18-21 Sc around 18
22-29 Repeat rows 14-21 18
30 17 sc , ch 1, sk 1, ** 17 & ch 1
31 17 sc, sc in ch 1 gap ** 18
32 Sc around 18
Stuff leg and put pointed part of doll joint through ch 1 gap created in row 29
33 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
34 (sc dec) x 6 6
Sl st, cast off  and sew shut.   Sew in end.

**note that you cannot use this round for both legs.   To create the opposite leg work as follows; row 30-  9 sc, ch1. Sk 1, 8 sc, row 31, 9sc, sc in ch1 gap, 8 sc

 

Head– in Light Caramel

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in magic circle 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 6 24
5 (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 30
6 (4 sc, sc inc) x 6 36
7 (5 sc, sc inc) x 6 42
8-15 Sc around 42
16 (5 sc, sc dec) x 6 36
17 (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 30
18 (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 24
19 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
20 Sc around 18
Add eyes between rows 9 and 10, 7 stitches apart
Stuff head switch to red
21-22 Sc around 18
23 (Sc, sc dec) x 6  in b/l 12
Add any extra stuffing and pointed part of doll joint so the point will come out of the centre of the next round.
24 Holding doll joint in place work (sc dec)x 6 around edge 6
Sl st and cast off and sew around so doll joint is in securely.
  • Sew a nose across 2 stitches and 2 rows 1 row down in the centre of the eyes in skin pink using a few stitches.
  • Sew a mouth in black centrally under the nose.

 

Body – in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 6 sc in m/c (do not pull tight head will be secured through here) 6
2 (sc inc) x 6 12
3 (sc, sc inc) x 6 18
4 Sc around 18
5 (sc inc, 2 sc) x 6 24
6 Sc around 24
7 (3 sc, sc inc) x 6 30
8 (sc, ch 1, sk 1, 13 sc) x 2 28 & 2 ch 1 gaps
9 (sc, sc in ch 1 gap, 2 sc, sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc, 4 sc, sc inc) x 2 36
10-21 Sc around 36
Switch to brown
21 Sc around 36
Switch to green
22-35 Sc around 36
Add head and arms to the body – insert the doll joint through the gaps in round 1 & 8 and then secure through the body
25 (4 sc, sc dec) x 6 30
26 (3 sc, ch1, sk 1, 11 sc) X 2 28 & 2 ch 1 gaps
27 (3 sc, sc in ch 1 gap, 11 sc) x 2 30
28 (3 sc, sc dec) x 6 24
29 (2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
Add legs through gaps in round 26 and secure doll joints through body.

Stuff body

30 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
31 (sc dec) x 6 6
Sl st and sew shut.   Sew in ends
  • Sew belt buckle on to centre of belt.

 

Bottom of Coat – in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 s-sc around the edge of the elf under the belt 36
2-3 Sc around 36
4 7sc, turn 7
5 Sc dec, 3 sc, sc dec, turn 5
6 Sc dec, sc, sc dec, turn 3
7 3 sc dec, turn 1
8 sl st down side of point
Repeat steps 4-8 around edge of coat and sl st to join
9 Sc around edge of points, sl st and cast off, sew in ends

 

Neck collar – in red

Row Instruction Stitches
1 s-sc around the edge of round 23 using f/l 18
2-3 Sc around 18
4 5sc, turn
5 Sc dec, sc, sc dec, turn
6 3 sc dec, turn
7 sl st down side of point
Repeat steps 4-8 around edge of coat and sl st to join,
8 Sl st around edge of collar, cast off and sew in ends

 

Hat & hair – start in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 3 sc in magic circle 3
2 (sc, sc inc) x 2 6
3 Sc around 6
4 (2 sc, sc inc) x 2 8
5 Sc around 8
6 (3sc, sc inc) x 2 10
7 Sc around 10
8 (4 sc, sc inc) x 2 12
9 Sc around 12
10 (5 sc, sc inc) x 2 14
11 Sc around 14
12 (6 sc, sc inc) x 2 16
13 Sc around 16
14 (7 sc, sc inc) x 2 18
15 Sc around 18
16 (8 sc, sc inc) x 2 20
17 Sc around 20
18 (9 sc, sc inc) x 2 22
19 (10 sc, sc inc) x 2 24
20 (11 sc, sc inc) x 2 26
21 (12 sc, sc inc) x 2 28
22 (13 sc, sc inc) x 2 30
23 (14 sc, sc inc) x 2 32
24 (15 sc, sc inc) x 2 34
25 (16 sc, sc inc) x 2 36
26 (17 sc, sc inc) x 2 38
27 (18 sc, sc inc) x 2 40
28-30 Sc around 40
Switch to white
31-33 Sc around 40
Switch to brown
34 Sc around in f/l, sl st, ch 1 and turn 40
35 Work loop stitch around, sl st, ch 1 40
36 Work loop stitch for 30 stitches, sl st and cast off with a long tail to sew hat to head
  • Make a 2” pom pom in white and sew to the end of the hat.

 

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