NAUGHTY ELF GIFT

Hook up our naughty lit­tle chap and wait for the chaos to kick o ! De­signed by Erinna Lee

Simply Crochet - - CONTENTS -

YOU WILL NEED

■ Use your ex­clu­sive kit from this is­sue or odd­ments of any DK yarn

Yarn A Flesh

Yarn B Green

Yarn C Red

Yarn D Brown

Yarn E White

Yarn F Gold

■ A pair of safety eyes

■ A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook

■ Toy stuff­ing

■ Pipe cleaner

■ Bell

Not in­cluded in kit:

■ Stitch mark­ers

■ Black sewing thread

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not crit­i­cal for this project

MEA­SURE­MENTS

Elf mea­sures ap­prox 15cm (6in) tall

ABBREVIATIONS

FPhtr Yrh, in­sert hook around the front of the post of st in­di­cated, yrh, pull up a loop, yrh, pull through all loops on the hook

BPhtr Yrh, in­sert hook around the back of the post of st in­di­cated, yrh, pull up a loop, yrh, pull through all loops on the hook

For a full list, see page 92

NOTES

The Elf is made in the amigu­rumi method, work­ing in a con­tin­u­ous spi­ral with­out clos­ing off each round with a ss. You may find it help­ful to mark the first st of each round, mov­ing it up as you work. When as­sem­bling the Elf you should re­fer to the im­ages for guid­ance. Once you’ve hooked up this Christ­mas cutie, he’ll be with you through the whole of the fes­tive sea­son, hid­ing be­hind the holly on the man­tel­piece or even in the mince pie tin. We love his bendy, pipe cleaner pins! Use this is­sue’s kit to make him, or sim­ply fol­low the pat­tern with yarn and ac­ces­sories from your own stash.

HEAD

Us­ing Yarn A, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1 (does not count as st through­out), 6dc into loop. [6 dc]

Round 2 2dc in each st around. [12 dc]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [18 dc]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st)

6 times. [24 dc]

Round 5 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st)

6 times. [30 dc]

Round 6 (Dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next st)

6 times. [36 dc]

Rounds 7-12 Dc in each st around.

Round 13 (Dc in next 4 sts, dc2­tog) 6 times. [30 dc]

Round 14 (Dc in next 3 sts, dc2­tog) 6 times. [24 dc]

In­sert plas­tic safety eyes be­tween Rounds 10 and 11, 2 sts apart.

Round 15 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2­tog) 6 times. [18 dc]

Round 16 (Dc in next st, dc2­tog) 6 times. [12 dc] Fill the Head firmly with toy stuff­ing.

Round 17 (Dc2­tog) 6 times, ss into next st.

[6 dc]

Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail.

Weave the tail through the front loop of each dc from Round 17, al­ways go­ing from the cen­tre and un­der the front loop. Pull the yarn tail to close the hole, se­cure with a st and weave in ends.

Us­ing black thread, sew the Mouth be­tween Rounds 11 and 13 us­ing the im­age as a guide.

BODY

Us­ing Yarn B, make a magic loop.

Rounds 1-4 Repeat Rounds 1-4 of the Head. [24 dc]

Rounds 5-8 Dc in each st around.

Round 9 (Dc in next 6 sts, dc2­tog) 3 times. [21 sts]

Round 10 (Dc in next 5 sts, dc2­tog) 3 times. [18 sts]

Round 11 (Dc in next 4 sts, dc2­tog) 3 times. [15 sts]

Round 12 (Dc in next 3 sts, dc2­tog) 3 times, ss into next st. [12 sts]

Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail for sewing the Head to the Body.

Fill the Body firmly with toy stuff­ing.

Sew the Body to the Head, the open­ing of the Body should sit over Rounds 16 and 17 of the Head. Weave in all ends. ARMS (MAKE 2)

Us­ing Yarn A, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, 6dc into loop. [6 dc]

Round 2 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 2 times. [8 dc]

Round 3 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2­tog) 2 times. [6 dc] Change to Yarn B.

Rounds 4-12 Dc in each st around.

Cut a 3.5cm piece of pipe cleaner and in­sert into the arm. Flat­ten the top of each Arm. Work­ing through both lay­ers, dc in 3 sts to close the open­ing.

Fas­ten off and leave a long tail for sewing each Arm to the Body.

Sew each Arm to the Body over Rounds 11 and 12, 4 sts apart at the front.

LEGS (MAKE 2)

Us­ing Yarn C, ch4.

Round 1 Dc in the sec­ond ch from hook, dc in next ch, 3dc in next ch, work­ing down back of the foun­da­tion ch, dc in next ch, 2dc in last ch. [8 dc]

Round 2 2dc in next st, dc in next st, 2dc in next 3 sts, dc in next st, 2dc in next 2 sts. [14 dc]

Round 3 Dc in each st around.

Round 4 Dc in next 4 sts, dc2­tog, dc in next st, dc2­tog, dc in next 5 sts. [12 dc]

Round 5 Dc in next 2 sts, (dc2­tog) 4 times, dc in next 2 sts. [8 dc]

Stuff the feet with Toy stuff­ing.

Change to Yarn E.

Round 6 (Work­ing in bl only) (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2­tog) 2 times. [6 dc]

Round 7 Dc in each st around.

Change to Yarn C.

Rounds 8-9 Repeat Round 7.

Round 10 Dc in next st, change to Yarn E, dc in next 5 sts.

Round 11 Repeat Round 7.

Round 12 Dc in next dc, change to Yarn C, dc in next 5 sts.

Round 13 Repeat Round 7, ss in next st. Cut ap­prox 4cm of pipe cleaner and in­sert this into the Leg.

Fas­ten off, leav­ing a long tail to sew the Legs to the Body.

BOOT CUFF

With the Foot point­ing to­wards you, join Yarn C into the last un­used fl from Round 6 of the Leg. Round 1 Ch1, dc in fl of each st, ss to beg dc to join. [6 dc]

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

Sew the top of each Leg to the base of the Body. The in­sides of each Leg should meet in the mid­dle.

HAT

Us­ing Yarn B, make a magic loop.

Round 1 Ch1, 4dc into loop. [4 dc]

Round 2 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 2 times. [6 dc]

Round 3 Htr in each st around. [6 htr]

Round 4 (Htr in next 2 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [8 htr]

Round 5 (Htr in next 3 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [10 htr]

Round 6 (Htr in next 4 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [12 htr]

Round 7 (Htr in next 5 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [14 htr]

Round 8 (Htr in next 6 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [16 htr]

Round 9 (Htr in next 7 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [18 htr]

Round 10 (Htr in next 8 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [20 htr]

Round 11 (Htr in next 9 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [22 htr]

Round 12 (Htr in next 10 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [24 htr] Round 13 (Htr in next 11 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [26 htr]

Round 14 (Htr in next 12 sts, 2htr in next st) 2 times. [28 htr]

Round 15 (Htr in next 6 sts, 2htr in next st) 4 times. [32 htr]

Round 16 (Htr in next 7 sts, 2htr in next st) 4 times. [36 htr]

Change to Yarn E.

Round 17 Ch2 (does not count as st through­out), (FPhtr in next htr, BPhtr in next htr) 18 times, ss into top of beg htr.

[18 FPhtr, 18 BPhtr]

Round 18 Ch2, (FPhtr around next FPhtr, BPhtr around next BPhtr) 18 times, ss into top of beg htr.

Fas­ten off and weave in ends.

Us­ing Yarn B, sew the bell to the top of the Hat, fold the tip of the Hat down and se­cure with a st.

Us­ing Yarn F, sew three stars onto the front of the Hat us­ing the im­age as a guide.

BOW

Us­ing Yarn C, make a magic loop with a 15cm start­ing tail.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, (3dc, 3tr, ch3, ss, ch3, 3tr, 3dc, ch1, ss) into the loop. [6 dc, 6 tr, 2 ss]

Fas­ten off, wrap the end tail around the cen­tre of the Bow and se­cure in place with a knot on the WS. Sew to the Bow to the front of the Body.

BELT

Us­ing Yarn D, ch30.

Fas­ten off leav­ing a long tail. Sew the Belt aroun the Body, wrap Yarn F around the cen­tre of the Belt and se­cure in place with a st. Sew the Belt around the Body, wrap Yarn F around the cen­tre of the Belt and se­cure in place with a st.

When you have fin­ished work­ing the feet and legs, re­join the yarn to make the boot cuffs

Em­broi­der stars on the elf’s hat with the gold yarn, and sew the bell to the tip of his hat

For the bow, work a cir­cu­lar shape, then wrap the yarn tail around the mid­dle and pull tight

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