Free pattern – The Santa Bust

The Santa Bust is the final free pattern in my Winter Bust Collection. Enjoy!
Ofcourse Santa can’t be missed in this collection.

 

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 6-11: 30 sc (30)
Rnd 12: [3 sc, 1 dec] x6 (24)
Rnd 13: [2 sc, 1 dec] x6 (18)
Place the 7 mm safety eyes in round 8 with 4 st in between. Fill the head
Rnd 14: FLO 18 sc (18) Change color to red yarn
Rnd 15: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6 (24)
Rnd 16: [3 sc, 1 inc] x6 (30)
Rnd 17: [4 sc, 1 inc] x6 (36)
Rnd 18: [5 sc, 1 inc] x6 (42)
Rnd 19: [6 sc, 1 inc] x6 (48)
Rnd 20: [7 sc, 1 inc] x6 (54)
Rnd 21-23: 54 sc (54)
Change color to brown yarn (for the belt)
Rnd 24: 54 sc (54)
Rnd 25: BLO [7 sc, 1 dec] x6 (48) Change color to red yarn
Rnd 26: [6 sc, 1 dec] x6 (42)
Rnd 27: [5 sc, 1 dec] x6 (36)
Rnd 28: [2 sc, 1 dec] x9 (27)
Rnd 29: [1 sc, 1 dec] x9 (18)
Fill the body.
Rnd 30: [1 dec] x9 (9)
Finish off.

Embroider a buckle with yellow yarn and a slip stitch to the belt, like the example below.
If you don’t know how to make a chain stitch, you can follow this video tutorial

Buttons
Use yellow yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc into the magic ring
Finish off. Sew the buttons to the body

Beard
Use white yarn
I’ve cut a lot of strokes (± 40) white yarn with the same length ± 10 cm, and made knots like the tutorial by Freshstitches. After I’ve knotted all the strokes, I’ve frayed them one by one with a needle. And then I’ve trimmed the beard in the correct shape.

Hat
Start with white yarn
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the magic ring
Rnd 2: [1 inc] x6 (12)
Rnd 3-4: 12 sc (12)
Rnd 5: [1 dec] x6 (6)
change color to red yarn
Rnd 6: FLO 6 sc (6)
Rnd 7: [1 inc] x6 (12)
Rnd 8-12: 12 sc (12)
Rnd 13: [3 sc, 1 inc] x3 (15)
Rnd 14-18: 15 sc (15)
Rnd 19: [4 sc, 1 inc] x3 (18)
Rnd 20-24: 18 sc (18)
Rnd 25: [2 sc, 1 inc] x6 (24)
Rnd 26-27: 24 sc (24)
Rnd 28: [3 sc, 1 inc] x6 (30)
Rnd 29-30: 30 sc (30)
Rnd 31: [9 sc, 1 inc] x3 (33)
Rnd 32-36: 33 sc (33)
change color to white yarn
Rnd 37: [10 sc, 1 inc] x3 (36)
Rnd 38: [5 sc, 1 inc] x6 (42)
Rnd 39-41: 42 sc (42)
Finish off.

Scarf
Use white 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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