Free pattern – Christmas Elf Bust

The Christmas Elf Bust is the third pattern in my Winter Bust Collection. It’s an easy pattern to make. Enjoy!

 

Description

For instructions I recommend PlanetJune on youtube. Her online tutorials are very easy to learn

Magic ring
Invisible decrease
Changing colors
Ultimate finish

Abbreviations
ch = Chain
dec = Use the invisible decrease, insert your hook into the frontloops of the next two stitshes, yarn over draw through the first two loops, yarn over through the remaining two stitches
hdc = Half double crochet
inc = 2 sc in next stitch
sc = Single crochet stitch
FLO = Front loops only
BLO = Back loops only

— PATTERN —

Head and body
Start with skin colored yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2: 1 inc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 1 inc] x6 (18)
Rnd 4: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6 (24)
Rnd 5: [3 sc, 1 inc] x6 (30)
Rnd 6: [4 sc, 1 inc] x6 (36)
Rnd 7-12: 36 sc (36)
Rnd 13: [4 sc, 1 dec] x6 (30)
Rnd 14: [3 sc, 1 dec] x6 (24)
Rnd 15: [2 sc, 1 dec] x6 (18)
Place the 7 mm safety eyes in round 9 with 4 st in between. Fill the head
Rnd 16: FLO 18 sc (18) Change color to green yarn
Rnd 17: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6 (24)
Rnd 18: [3 sc, 1 inc] x6 (30)
Rnd 19: [4 sc, 1 inc] x6 (36)
Rnd 20: [5 sc, 1 inc] x6 (42)
Rnd 21: [6 sc, 1 inc] x6 (48)
Rnd 22-23: 48 sc (48)
Change color to brown yarn (for the belt)
Rnd 24: 48 sc (48)
Rnd 25: BLO [6 sc, 1 dec] x6 (42) Change color to green yarn
Rnd 26: [5 sc, 1 dec] x6 (36)
Rnd 27: [4 sc, 1 dec] x6 (30)
Rnd 28: [3 sc, 1 dec] x6 (24)
Fill the body.
Rnd 29: [1 sc, 1 dec] x8 (16)
Rnd 30: [1 dec] x8 (8)
Finish off.

Belt button
Use yellow yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into the magic ring
Finish off. Sew the belt button to the body

Ears
Use skincolored yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into the magic ring
Rnd 2: 1 inc in each st (12)
Pointy ear Chain 4, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, skip 1 st and make a slipstitch in the second st.
Finish off. Sew the ears to the head

Hat
Start with green yarn
Rnd 1: 4 sc in the magic ring
Rnd 2: 4 sc (4)
Rnd 3: [1 sc, 1 inc] x2 (6)
Rnd 4: 6 sc (6)
Rnd 5: [1 sc, 1 inc] x3 (9)
Rnd 6: 9 sc (9)
Rnd 7: [2 sc, 1 inc] x3 (12)
Rnd 8: 12 sc (12)
Rnd 9: [3 sc, 1 inc] x3 (15)
Rnd 10: 15 sc (15)
Rnd 11: [4 sc, 1 inc] x3 (18)
Rnd 12: 18 sc (18) change color to red yarn
Rnd 13: 18 sc (18)
Rnd 14: chain 1, turn and only FLO [1 sc, in 2nd sc “1 hdc, 1 dc”, 1 hdc] x6
Finish off.

Scarf
Use red yarn
Rnd 1: crochet a chain of 51 st
Rnd 2: 50 hdc
Finish off.

If you have finished a Christmas Elf Bust, please post it on my facebook page. I am very curious to see your creations and variations
facebook.com/dendennisamigurumi

Or try the other christmas busts and make your set complete.

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