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{ Christmas Ornaments...}

Materials:
- 3.00 mm crochet hook
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook
- Three pair of safety eyes
- Polyfiber fill for stuffing
- Tapestry needle

Colors:
- White
- Orange (just a bit)
- Red
- Light brown
- Dark brown
- Black
- One skin color of your choice for Santa Claus

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
slst = slip stitch
sc = single crochet


SNOWMAN

Head
{Using white...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (30)
6. to 14. Crochet 30 sc
15. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 11 and 12. The distance between the eyes is of 5 stitches...}
16. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
17. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
18. Crochet 6 decreases
Close and break the yarn. Close the remaining 6 stitches through the front loops, using your tapestry needle.

Nose
{Using orange...}
1. Magic ring of 4 sc
2. Crochet 4 sc
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (6)
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the nose to the head, in between the eyes.

Top Hat
{Using black...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Only through back loops, crochet 18 sc
5. Crochet 18 sc
6. Change to white and crochet 18 sc
7. Crochet 18 sc
8. Change to black and, only through back loops, crochet 2 sc in each stitch (36)
9. Crochet *8 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (40)
10. Crochet 40 slst
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the top hat to the head, slightly towards the left.


RUDOLPH, THE REINDEER

Head
{Using light brown…}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (30)
6. to 14. Crochet 30 sc
15. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 11 and 12. The distance between the eyes is of 5 stitches. Using a bit of red yarn and your tapestry needle, embroider the snout in between the two eyes, with a few stitches...}
16. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
17. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
18. Crochet 6 decreases
Close and break the yarn. Close the remaining 6 stitches through the front loops, using your tapestry needle.

Horns
{Using dark brown...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. to 3. Crochet 6 sc
4. Crochet 3 sc, then 1 popcorn stitch (see below) and then 2 sc
5. to 6. Crochet 6 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the horns to the head.

POPCORN STITCH
In the next stitch, make 4 double crochet, keeping the last loop of each stitch on the hook. Then slip stitch into all the 5 loops on the hook. Continue with the following sc stitches…


SANTA CLAUS

Head
{Using the skin color of your choice...}
1. Magic ring of 6 sc
2. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (30)
6. to 13. Crochet 30 sc
14. Crochet 10 sc, then only through back loops, crochet 10 sc and finally crochet 10 sc through both loops to finish the round. (30)
15. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 11 and 12. The distance between the eyes is of 5 stitches. Using a bit of the skin-colored yarn and your tapestry needle, embroider the nose in between the two eyes, with a few stitches...}
16. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
17. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
18. Crochet 6 decreases
Close and break the yarn. Close the remaining 6 stitches through the front loops, using your tapestry needle.

White beard
{NOTE: Turn Santa’s head upside down (head down). With a slip knot, insert the white yarn in the first front loop to the right on round 14 (you’ll crochet towards the left) – See photo...}
1. Crochet 1 sc in each of the remaining front loops of round 14 (10 sc)
2. Chain 11 ch. Starting from the second ch from hook, crochet 1 sc in each stitch along the chain, until you reach the border of the beard. Crochet 1 slst in the following stitch. And now… * Chain 11 ch stitches again. Insert hook in the second ch from hook and do 1 sc. Crochet 1 sc in each stitch along the chain, until you reach the border of the beard again (10 sc). Crochet 1 slst in the next sc *. Repeat * till you have 10 locks.
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends.

Santa’s hat
{Using red...}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook (4)
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (6)
3. Crochet 6 sc
4. Crochet 2 sc in each stitch (12)
5. to 7. Crochet 12 sc
8. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (18)
9. to 11. Crochet 18 sc
12. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (24)
13. to 15. Crochet 24 sc
16. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (30)
17. to 19. Crochet 30 sc
20. Crochet *4 sc, 2 sc in the next stich (increase)*, repeat * (36)
21. to 22. Crochet 36 sc
23. Change to white and, only through back loops, crochet 36 sc
24. to 25. Crochet 36 sc
Close and break the yarn, leaving a long tail to sew the hat to Santa’s head. With your white yarn do a pompon and sew it to the tip.


Congratulations! Do as many as you want to decorate your Christmas Tree or to create a garland!

And remember you also have a free pattern for a Christmas Tree here.


© 2017 – These Christmas decorations are a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!