Santa’s Christmas elf Jingle crochet rag doll free pattern

Santa’s Christmas elf Jingle crochet rag doll free pattern

Santa’s Christmas elf Jingle

 

Only 11 days left and Christmas rush in Santa’s house at the North Pole has already started. Rudolph and Ruby have already joined to help Santa. In preparation for this big day we cannot forget Santa’s elf who is often said to make the toys in Santa’s workshop and take care of his reindeers, among other tasks. As we remember from the movies about Santa there are always elves, who are not big but take care for the most important thing – making the toys, which will be delivered on Christmas. It is not possible to finish our Christmas collection without our elf- Jingle of course. Lets start our workshop helper and make our gifts for people we love and would like to make happy for this special night. I hope you enjoy all the patterns as much as we do. If you still doesn’t see them just click the pics below.

Jingle the elf rag doll pattern

Materials needed :

  1. Paintbox Simply DK – vanilla cream ( 107 )- head , ears, hand
  2. Paintbox Simply DK– light brown – soft fudge (109)- boots, belt
  3. Paintbox Simply DK– red – rose red (113)- vest, hat
  4. Paintbox Simply DK– dark green- evergreen (130)- jacket
  5. Paintbox Simply DK– bright green – neon green (159)- pants, hat
  6. Crochet hook size – 3,5mm – US crochet hook size – E
  7. Safety eyes – 12mm – black or you can use different color depends on you
  8. Poly fiber fill for stuffing
  9. Tapestry needle
  10. Scissors

The doll is made of flat pieces that we will join with single crochet stitch later. Jingle the elf  is made of 10 pieces.

Tips and tricks of the pattern:

  1. Color changing – When you switch colors do it always before you finish your last st of the previous color yarn. Just change color before your last YO of previous 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 Color A. Pull up a loop in Color A. Then yarn over in Color B to complete the stitch. Continue with Color 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 .

Row 1: Ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 3, sc2tog, sc1, hdc 2, dc 5  ( 13 )

Row 2: sc 5, hdc 2 ( 7 )

Row 3: sc2tog, sc 5 ( 6 sts )

Row 4: sc 4, sc2tog ( 5 sts )

Row 5: sc across ( 5 sts )

Switch to bright green color . Next 4 rows are worked in bright green.

Row 6-9: sc across ( 5 )

Switch to red color. Next row is worked in red.

Row 10: sc across ( 5 )

Switch to bright green color yarn . row 11- 14 is worked in bright green color yarn.

Row 11-14: sc across ( 5 sts )

Switch to red color yarn . Next row is worked in red.

Row 15: sc across ( 5 sts )

Tie off.

Repeat the rows 1-15 but do not tie off. Now you will have two pieces that we will join together in next row as in the picture bellow:

In the next row we will join 2 legs of the front body panel .

We have 2 same pieces . Before joining turn 1 of the leg so it will point the opposite side as in the picture bellow.

Switch to evergreen color yarn.

Row 16: Insert the hook in th e1st of right leg that is facing you, pull a loop and  ch 3, sc 2 along rem chs, sc 5 along prev row of 1st leg, ch 3, now continue on the 2nd leg and make sc 5 along the prev row ( 13 sts )

Row 17: ch 3, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 1 along rem chs, sc 5 along prev row ,sc 3 along prev row ch-3, sc 6 along prev row, inc in last st ( 19 )

Row 18: inc, sc 17, inc ( 21 )

Row 19-29: sc across ( 21 )

Row 30: dec, sc 17, dec ( 19 )

Row 31-32: sc across ( 19 )

Row 33: dec, sc 15, dec ( 17 sts )

Row 34-35:  sc across ( 17 sts )

Row 36: dec, sc 13, dec ( 15 sts )

Row 37-38: sc across ( 15 sts )

Row 39: dec, sc 11, dec ( 13 sts )

Row 40: sc across ( 13 sts )

Row 41: dec, sc 9, dec ( 11 sts )

Switch to vanilla cream color . Rows 42-57 are worked in vanilla cream .

Row 42: sc across ( 11 sts )

Now we will start the head..

Row 43: Ch 4, sc 3 along rem chs , sc 11 along prev row ( 14 sts )

Row 44: Ch 4, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem 2 chs, sc 13 along prev row, inc in last st ( 19 sts )

Row 45: inc, sc 17 , inc ( 21 sts )

Row 46: inc, sc 19, inc ( 23 sts )

Row 47-57: sc across ( 23 sts )

Switch to red color yarn. Rows 58-60 are worked in green.

Row 58: dec, sc 19, dec ( 21 sts )

Row 59: sc across ( 21 sts )

Row 60: dec, sc 17, dec ( 19 sts )

Switch to bright green color. Next 4 rows are worked in bright green.

Row 61: sc across ( 19 sts )

Row 62: 2 dec, sc 11, 2 dec ( 15 sts )

Row 63: sc across ( 15 sts )

Row 64: 2 dec, sc 7, 2 dec ( 11 sts )

Switch to red color yarn.

Row 65: sc across ( 11 sts ).

Switch to bright green color yarn. Row 66-69 are worked in bright green color yarn.

Row 66-68: sc across ( 11 sts )

Row 69: dec, sc 7, dec ( 9 sts )

Switch to red color yarn.

Row 70: sc across ( 9 sts )

Switch to bright green color yarn. Rows 71-74 are worked in bright green.

Row 71-73: sc across ( 9 sts )

Row 74: dec, sc 5, dec ( 7 sts )

Switch to red color yarn.

Row 75: sc across ( 7 sts)

Switch to bright green color yarn. Rows 76-79 are worked in bright green.

Row 76: sc across ( 7 sts )

Row 77: dec, sc3, dec ( 5 sts)

Row 78: sc across ( 5 sts )

Row 79: dec, sc1, dec ( 3 sts )

Switch to red color yarn. Next 3 rows are worked in red.

Row 80: sc across ( 3 sts )

Row 81: dec, sc1 ( 2 sts )

Row 82: dec ( 1 sts ). End.

Back panel :

Back panel is worked the same from row 1-65. When you get to row 65 cut the yarn off.

We work the back panel shorter than the front as we need our hat to be slouchy and not pointy straight up.

Nose :

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

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

Row3-4 sc across ( 9 sts ). Tie off. Leave long tale for sewing.

Hands : ( make 4 pieces )

Start with vanilla cream/skin color yarn.

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

Row 2: inc 2 ( 4 sts )

Row 3-5: sc across ( 4 sts )

Switch to evergreen color yarn.

Row 6-17: sc across ( 4 sts )

Tie off.

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.

Crochet white circle:

Rd 1: Start with magic ring and make 12 dc into the ring , join with sl.st in 1st st but before closing the magic ring insert the safety eye and close the ring around eye. Then insert it in the front panel. Insert the eyes in the 48th row leave 6sts space between eyes.

Ears : ( make 4 pieces)- make with vanilla cream color.

Row 1: Ch 2, inc in 2nd ch from hook ( 2 sts )

Row 2:  2 inc ( 4 sts )

Row 3: sc across ( 4 sts )

Row 4: inc, sc 2, inc ( 6 sts )

Row 5-6: sc across ( 6 sts )

Row 7: dec, sc 2, dec ( 4 sts )

Row 8: sc across ( 4 sts )

Row 9:  2 dec ( 2 sts )

Row 10: sc across ( 2 sts )

Row 11: dec ( 1 sts )

Row 12: sc 1 ( 1 sts )

Belt : make with light brown ( Soft Fudge ) color yarn .

Ch 22, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 18 sts . End.

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.

Vest : Make with red color yarn.

Row 1: Ch 13, sc 12 ( 12 sts )

Row 2: inc, sc 10, inc ( 14 sts )

Row 3:  * ch 7, work along chs and make- sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, skip 2 sts of prev row, sl.st in next st, * rep the sequence around the row . You should have 5 small triangle .

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

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 the with sc st. Assemble ears.
  2. Insert the eyes in the 53rd row leave 6sts space between eyes.
  3. Sew the nose in the middle between eyes but 1 row bellow.
  4. Make eyebrows and mouth using black string and tapestry needle.
  5. Sew hands and ears to the back panel.
  6. Sew belt and belt clip on the front panel. Sew belt on row 26
  7. Sew vest onto row 42. If you wish you can sew the edge of the mini triangles pointing downwards. I left my as 3D without sewing.
  8. Assemble two body panels.
  9. Stuff doll as you join along.

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 colors where appropriate. When switching colors, insert your hook into the last stitch of Color A. Pull up a loop in Color A. Then yarn over in Color B to complete the stitch. Continue with Color B until you need to switch again.

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 .

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