“Listen! Do you hear the sound of Holiday Santa Claus ragdoll free crochet pattern

“Listen! Do you hear the sound of Holiday Santa Claus ragdoll free crochet pattern

 

Santa Claus ragdoll pattern

What is Christmas without a Santa? Hmm ( something like chocolate without cocoa ) so I made my own Santa Claus who will come whatever if I have been good or bad girl. When we were kid we were watching movie after movie for this handsome grandpa Santa. We were loving Sundays because for all they there was movie for Christmas.They  were magical moments and we still believe that magic happens on Christmas.It is always special for children and for adults as well. Just 13 days left and if you are a last minute person like us and searching for unique gift for your friends, family or someone you love and want to make them happy this can be the best gift for them. It is not big, but the biggest happiness is in the small things right? The main character for all of us is Santa, and as I said Christmas without a Santa won’t have the real spirit of Christmas but if there is Mr. Santa there must definitely be Mrs. Santa as well. As my Mrs. Santa is preparing delicious cookies for Santa Claus you would like to make your own Granny Santa and here is the pattern.  

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Of course let’s first start with our handsome grandpa Santa Claus. If you believe in magic and would like to have your own grandpa here is the pattern :

 

Materials needed :

  1. Dk weight yarn – I used Stylecraft Special DK and Paintbox Simply DK yarns in these colors : red – 1123 Claret ; beige – skin color – 1710 – stone ; white – 1001; black – 1002 ; very small amount of yellow to make the clips of belt.
  2. Crochet hook size – 3,5mm – US crochet hook size – E
  3. Safety eyes – 12mm – black or you can use different color depends on you
  4. Poly fiber fill for stuffing
  5. Tapestry needle
  6. Scissors

Color Legend :

R – red – Claret

CR- skin color – Stone

W – white

The doll is made of flat pieces that we will join with single crochet stitch later. The Santa Claus doll is made of 6 panels – 2 for body and 4 for hands.

Tips and tricks of the patterns :

  1. Color changing – When you switch colors do it always before you finish your last st of the prev color yarn, Just change color before your last YO of prev st and YO with new color then pull through the hook with the new yarn . Here is example with colors – insert your hook into the last stitch of Colour A. Pull up a loop in Colour A. Then yarn over in Colour B to complete the stitch. Continue with Colour B until you need to switch again.

When you change color make sure that you are dropping the yarn in the back of your panel if you wish you can put a stitch marker of the Right side of the panel or piece of string so you will never wonder which one is the correct side.

  1. Incorporating different colors – You can use fair isle crochet technique when changing colors or you can just pull them from back without cutting yarn. Just be sure that you keep the yarn at the backside of panel. In the pattern when we make the head we will need to work different color stitches of some rows. The whole pattern is made using single crochet stitch so when we incorporate different colors the stitches will be indicated with the letter of the color . For example – “ 6W, 12CR , 6W ” – so it means that you should make first 6 stitches with White color, the next 12 with Cream , and last 6 with White color.When it says “ decW” – it means you should decrease with white color yarn .
  2. Do not forget – Make ch 1 and  turn at the end of each row.

Let”s get starting :

Front body panel :

Body and head panel . Front panel is worked from row 1 til row 78 . Back panel is worked from row 1 till row 67 . Rows 68-78 are for the hat and we are making it only for the front panel as we need the head to be slouchy not straight pointing upwards .

Start with black color yarn .

Rd 1: Ch 6, sc 5 ( 5 )

Rd 2: inc, sc 3, inc ( 5 )

Rd 3- 6: sc across ( 7 )

Switch to white color . Row 7-9 are worked in white.

Rd 7-8: sc across ( 7 )

Rd 9: inc, sc 5, inc ( 9 )

Switch to red color yarn . row 10- 40 is worked in red color yarn.

Rd 10: sc across ( 9 )

Rd 11: inc, sc 7, inc ( 11 )

Tie off. Repeat the rows 1-11 but do not tie off. Now you will have two pieces that we will join together in next row as in the picture bellow:

Rd 12: sc across the fisrt leg piece then continue on the 2nd leg piece ( 22 )

Rd 13: inc, sc 20, inc ( 24 )

Rd 14: sc across ( 24 )

Rd 15: inc, sc 22, inc ( 26 )

Rd 16- 26: sc across ( 26 )

Rd 27: dec, sc 22, dec ( 24 )

Rd 28:  sc across ( 24 )

Rd 29: dec, sc 20, dec ( 22 )

Rd 30: sc across ( 22 )

Rd 31: dec, sc 18, dec ( 20 )

Rd 32: sc across ( 20 )

Rd 33: dec, sc 16, dec ( 18 sts )

Rd 34: sc across ( 18 sts )

Rd 35: dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts )

Rd 36: sc across ( 16 sts )

Rd 37: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts )

Rd 38: sc across ( 14 sts )

Rd 39: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )

Rd 40: sc across ( 12 sts )

Now we will start the head. Switch to white color yarn. Row 41-46 is worked in white color yarn. This will be the beard of Santa.

Rd 41: Ch 4, sc 3 along chs , sc 12 along prev row ( 15 sts )

Rd 42: Ch 4, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rest 2 chs, sc 14 along prev row, inc in last st ( 20 sts )

Rd 43: inc, sc 18 , inc ( 22 sts )

Rd 44: inc, sc 20, inc ( 24 sts )

Rd 45-46: sc across ( 24 sts )

Now we will start incorporating different colors to form the face and beard of the Santa Claus. Now instead of the sc- there will be the letter of the color that you should use. You can find the corresponding letter and color in the Color legend.

Rd 47: 6W , 12 CR, 6W ( 24 sts )

Rd 48: 5W, 14CR, 5W ( 24 sts )

Rd 49: 4W, 16CR, 4W ( 24 sts )

Rd 50: 3W, 18CR, 3W ( 24 sts )

Rd 51-55: 2W,  20CR, 2W ( 24 sts )

Rd 56: 3W, 18CR, 3W ( 24 sts )

Rd 57: decW, 2W, 16CR, 2W, decW ( 22 sts )

Rd 58: 4W, 14CR, 4W ( 22 sts )

Rd 59: decW, 3W, 12CR, 3W, decW ( 20sts )

Rd 60: 5W, 10CR, 5W ( 20sts )

Switch to white color yarn . Row 61 is all worked in white color yarn.

Rd 61: dec, 16sc, dec ( 18 sts )

Switch to red color yarn . Row 62-76 is worked in red color yarn.

Rd 62: sc across ( 18 sts )

Rd 63: dec, sc14, dec ( 16 sts )

Rd 64: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts )

Rd 65: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )

Rd 66: dec, sc 8, dec ( 10 sts )

Rd 67: sc across ( 10 sts )

Rd 68: dec, sc 6, dec ( 8 sts )

Rd 69- 70: sc across ( 8 sts )

Rd 71: dec, sc 4, dec ( 6 sts )

Rd 72-73: sc across ( 6 sts )

Rd 74: dec, sc 2, dec ( 4 sts )

Rd 75-76: sc across ( 4 sts )

Rd 77: dec 2

Rd 78: dec . End .

Back panel :

Row 1- 46 are worked the same as front panel . Continue with white color yarn till row 51.

Rd 47- 51: sc across ( 24 sts )

Switch to red color yarn , Row 52-67 are worked in red color yarn.

52-56: sc across  ( 24 sts )

Rd 57: dec, sc 20, dec ( 22 sts )

Rd 58: sc across ( 22 sts )

Rd 59: dec, sc 18, dec ( 20sts )

Rd 60: sc across ( 20sts )

Rd 61: dec, 16sc, dec ( 18 sts )

Rd 62: sc across ( 18 sts )

Rd 63: dec, sc14, dec ( 16 sts )

Rd 64: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts )

Rd 65: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )

Row 66: dec, sc 8, dec ( 10 sts )

Row 67: sc across ( 10 sts )

Mustache – ( make 2 pieces )– The mustache will be made by 1 panel for each side. Make with white color yarn.

Make ch1, turn in the end of each row.

Row 1: Ch 3, sc 2 ( 2 sts )

Row 2: inc, sc 1( 3 sts )

Row 3-9: sc across ( 3 sts )

Row 10: dec, sc 1 ( 2 sts )

Row 11: dec ( 1 sts )  End.

Nose :

Rd 1: Start with magic ring and make 6 sc into it

Rd 2: * inc, sc1 * rep 3 times ( 9 )

Rd3-4 sc across ( 9 sts ). Tie off. Leave long tale for sewing.

Hands : ( make 4 pieces )

Start with black yarn.

Row 1: Ch 3, sc 2 ( 2 sts )

Row 2: inc 2 ( 4 sts )

Row 3-5: sc across ( 4 sts )

Switch to white color yarn

Row 6-7: sc across ( 4 sts )

Switch to red color yarn

Row 8-17: sc across ( 4 sts ) . Tie off.

Belt: make 1 piece – start with black yarn

Row 1: Ch 23, sc 22 , ch1, turn ( 22 sts )

Row 2: sc across ( 22 sts )

Belt clips – make 1 piece with yellow color yarn .

Ch 20, join with sl.st in 1st ch to form a circle.

Row 1: ch1, sc in same ch, sc in next 2 sts, inc, sc in next 5 sts, inc, sc in next 3 sts, inc, sc in next 5 sts, inc, join with sl.st in 1st st. End . Leave a long tale for sewing.

White piece around eyes :

Start with magic ring and make 12 dc into it . do not pull the ring . First insert the safety eye and then pull to tied it around th eye and then join with sl.st in 1st st. I suggest you to use thicker yarn like sport weight or fingering for that piece so when you put the safety eye you will be sure that it won’t come out.

You can use white felt circle instead of crochet one.

Insert the eyes in the 55th row leave 6sts space between eyes.

Assembling pieces together. It doesn’t matter where you will start assembling  .

It will be easier if you attach the small parts on the body and face first then join the 2 body panel together.

  1. First assembly hand pieces together 2 by 2. 2 pieces for each hand. Join hands with sc st.
  2. Insert the eyes in the 55th row leave 6sts space between eyes.
  3. Make the eyebrows with white yarn using basic tapestry chain stitch.
  4. Sew the nose in the middle between eyes but 1 row bellow.
  5. You can make eyelashes using tapestry needle and black string to give more expression to face.
  6. Sew the Mustache just under nose. 1 piece pointing left and the other one right side.
  7. Using tapestry needle make the white lines that separates the coat from bottom. Use the basic tapestry chain stitch.
  8. Sew belt in 28-29 row. Then sew the belt clip on the black line.
  9. Sew the hands to the back panel.

Joining all the pieces :

When you join two body panels make sure that the right side of front panel is facing you while you are crocheting with single crochet stitch around .

As you crochet along the outside, you will need to switch colours where appropriate. When switching colours, insert your hook into the last stitch of Colour A. Pull up a loop in Colour A. Then yarn over in Colour B to complete the stitch. Continue with Colour B until you need to switch again.

Stuffing – Stuf the toy when you crochet along . When you go around the leg with sc fill it.

We have 2 different length panels as we said we need the front panel to have slouchy hat of Santa Claus so we will start joining from the left side of our Santa Claus and continue downwards till the other side of the head .

The up part will be sewn later as we can’t join both parts with sc st .

When you have made sc all around the body and joined it now take a tapestry needle and sew the last row of back panel to the matching row of the front panel to close the whole that has left at the top.

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6 Replies to ““Listen! Do you hear the sound of Holiday Santa Claus ragdoll free crochet pattern”

  1. Hello, just me again. Sorry for the mix up. I was looking for a crocheted boot pattern that I could use for a doll and saw Santa and The Mrs. dolls and got mixed up on my comment.
    The dolls look easy and I can’t wait to make set.

    1. Wè are happy to hear that you like the pattern.Wè will be happy to see your pics after making the set. Wish you best and Mary Christmas

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