Jingle the Elf

Jingle the Elf

Jingle the Elf

Jingle is 16” tall (from his boots to his head) and 23.5” tall from boot to the tip of the hat.

 1.  Materials and Resources

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

  • 100g balls of aran yarn in green, red, white, brown and skin pink. (I used paintbox simply aran) (This amount will make you Candy the elf too)
  • Odd pieces of black for sewing mouth, belt and shoe laces
  • 2 x 20mm safety eyes (or you can sew them on in black)
  • Stuffing
  • 4 mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • 2 x bells
  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.

  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Sc inc – single crochet increase
  • Sc dec – single crochet decrease
  • Ch – chain
  • Loop stitch
  • f/l – front loops
  • b/l – back loops

 3.  Notes

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

  • All these patterns are worked in continuous rounds, do not sl st at the end of each round. A stitch marker is essential for keeping track of the start of your rows.
  • When changing colour, use the new colour to complete the last yarn over in the final stitch before the colour change. (e.g. for the stripes in the leg, complete 17 stitches in colour red, for the 18th stitch, insert your hook and pull up the loop in red, but then yarn over and pull through in white.  The work the next row in white. )

 Gauge

Jingle has no specific gauge, however they need to be as tight as possible to prevent the stuffing from coming out.

Arms – make 2 starting with skin pink for the hands

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 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
Stuff arm
28 Fold in half and sc through both sides to shut opening 6

Legs– make 2 starting in brown for the boots

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 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
Stuff leg
31 Fold in half and sc through both sides to shut opening 6

Head & Body – start in skin pink

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
21-22 Sc around 18
Switch to red
23 Sc around 18
24 (sc inc, 2 sc) x 6 24
25 Sc around 24
Switch to green
26 [ (3 wsc, sc inc to attach arm), (3 sc, sc inc) x 2 ] x 2 30
27 ( 4 sc, sc inc) x 6 36
28-39 Sc around 36
Switch to brown
40-41 Sc around 36
Switch to red
42 Sc around in b/l 36
43 Sc around 36
44 4 sc, sc dec, attach leg with 4 sc, sc dec, sc, attach leg with 3 sc, sc dec, (4 sc, sc dec) x 3 30
45 ( 3 sc, sc dec) x 6 24
46 ( 2 sc, sc dec) x 6 18
Stuff body
47 (sc, sc dec) x 6 12
48 (sc dec) x 6 6
Stuff and sew shut and sew in ends

 Bottom of top – in green

Row Instruction Stitches
1 Sc around in the f/l left from row 42 of the body 36
2-3 Sc around 36
Sl st 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

To Finish 

  1. Make a 2” pom pom in white and sew to the end of the hat.
  2. Sew the hat to the head using the long brown thread left. Try to sew around row 34 to leave the loop stitch hair free
  3. 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.
  4. Sew a mouth in black centrally under the nose.
  5. Sew a belt buckle and clip in the middle of the brown rows from the body in black.
  6. Using a long thread of black sew a few stitches to imitate shoe laces and tie the ends together in a bow using a double knot.
  7. Sew a bell on the end of each shoe to complete Jingle’s look.

 

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