Are you a fan of crochet appliques? The Santa applique would add a unique look to your home. This super-easy-free crochet pattern is the perfect addition to Christmas decorations this season. This is a super easy and quick pattern that can be made over a few minutes using up your random skeins.
A few months ago, I started making some crochet items for Christmas, these are aimed to be handed to my friends and family as part of their Christmas gifts while keeping some for our own Christmas tree also as decoration. I hope on adding this Santa Applique for completeness.
Who would you be making these for? While you are still here, check out the other Christmas-related crochet patterns on my blog linked below;
You can use these Santa as appliques or hang them on your Christmas tree or string them into a beautiful garland to decorate your home. One of my testers even made hers into a Key Chain! I think this is a cool idea and that there is no limit as to how many ways to use these.
These would make some good use for the ends of yarns you’ve been keeping.
The Pattern for the Santa applique is however free, keep reading to get the free pattern here on my blog.
Materials for this easy Santa Applique Free Crochet Pattern
Stylecraft Special Double Knit, (100% acrylic 157 yards/144m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)
1 Ball in Red = A
1 Ball in White = B
- Black yarn to embroider the eyes.
- Skin tone yarn for the first 2 rounds
HOOK AND OTHER MATERIALS
- US size G/6 (4 mm)
- Safety eyes – 15 mm x 2 pcs
- Yarn needle
Gauge is not crucial for this project.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL – Easy
TERMS – US Terminology
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any #3 weight of yarns can be substituted
- Chains at the beginning of rounds /rows count as a stitch.
- The Santa applique can be straight or bent. There is complete instruction as to how to make each.
Chain – ch
Slip stitch – sl st
Single Crochet – sc
Half double crochet – Hdc
Double crochet – dc
Shell – 5 dc in the same st
Repeat – rep
Finished Dimension – 5” by 2.5”
Instructions for this easy crochet Christmas Santa Applique pattern
Round 1: With A, make a magic ring, ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout the pattern), 6 hdc in magic ring, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 7 Hdc
Round 2: Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st across, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 14 Hdc
Fasten off A, join B
Round 3: With B, ch 2, hdc in same st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 21 Hdc
Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in same st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 28 Hdc
Working in rows from here. With B
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same st, * skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, repeat from * 1 more time, sc in next st. 15 dc, 3 sc.
Leave the remaining stitches unworked.
Row 1: With B, ch 10, slip stitch into the base of ch 3 made in Row 5
Crocheting into the chain 10 made.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first chain, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch, skip 2 chs, 5 dc in next ch, skip next ch, sc in last ch. 10 dc, 2 sc
Working on the stitches left from Round 5 of the body.
On each side, count 3 sts above the beard on each side, and place a stitch marker on each. Working between the stitch markers, join color B with a sl st.
Crocheting across the stitches between the stitch markers.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each stitch across, turn. 9 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. 7 sc
Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. 5 sc
Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next st, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn. 3 sc
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn. 3 sc
Tip of the hat–
For straight hat
Rows 6 – 9: Repeat Row 5.
Working on the side of the the crown, ch 1, sc in each st, do not fasten off, ch 10, join with a sl st to the opposite side of the crown (on Row 1), sc across the edge.
Fasten off A, join B
Rows 10 – 11: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn (3 sc)
For curved hat
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in next, Hdc in next, dc in last, turn
Row 7: Ch 2, Hdc in next 2 sts, sc in last
Row 8: Repeat Row 6
Row 9: Repeat Row 7.
Working on the side of crown, ch 1, sc in each st, do not fasten off, ch 10, join with a sl st to the opposite side of the crown (on Row 1), sc across the edge.
Fasten off A, join B
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 4 sc
Row 13: Rep Row 12
Fasten off and Sew in ends
Option 1 – using Black yarn, sew eyes just above the skin tone
Glue in safety eyes.
Or leave without eyes.
I would love to see your beautiful makes from this Santa Applique Pattern, do tag me with your makes.
About the Designer
Susanna Biaye is the designer behind Fosbas Designs. A mother to an adorable Toddler whose pregnancy rekindled her love for design, her designs are aimed at
helping you feel confident while making your crochet wardrobe.
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