MERRY & BRIGHT The Claus Couple Kristin Kauten Designs by EASY next Rnd 6: st, without removing hook, insert hook in front lp of next st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through both lps on hook. 3 dc in indicated st or sp. 5 dc in indicated st [Invisible inc in next st, sc in each of next 4 sts] around. Sc in each st around. Rep rnd 7. At the end (36 sc) FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Santa Claus: 3 inches wide x 51/2 Rnd 7: Rnds 8 & 9: change color inches tall Mrs. Claus: 3 inches wide x 4 Shell: Large shell: of rnd 9, to black. Rep rnd 7. At the end of rnd 12, change color to red. Rep rnd 7. (see Stitch inches tall Guide) MATERIALS or sp. Rnds 10–12: • Red Heart Classic medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/190 yds/100g per skein): 1 skein each #686 paddy green, #1 white, #12 black, #230 yellow, #902 jockey red and #246 sea coral Size H/8/5mm crochet hook Tapestry needle Stitch marker Fiberfill 21/2-inch pompom maker Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook. Rnds 13–19: Rnd 20: Invisible dec [ SANTA CLAUS (see Spe in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts. [Invisible dec in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts] around. cial Stitches) (30 sc) BODY Rnd 21: Rnd 1: Beg at bottom of body with red, leaving a 4-inch length, form a ch 1, 6 sc in ring, • • • • • (24 sc) slip ring (see illustration), do not join, place Rnd 22: [Invisible dec in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts] around. marker pull rem beg length to close ring. (see Pattern Notes), (6 sc) (see Special (12 sc) (18 sc) Rnd 2: Invisible inc Rnd 23: [Invisible dec in next 2 sts, sc in next st] around. Stuff body with fiberfill. [Invisible dec in next 2 sts] around, in first st, leaving a 6-inch length, fasten off. With rem length sew top opening of body closed, fasten off rem length. GAUGE in each st around. [Invisible inc in next st, sc in next st] around. [Invisible inc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts] around. [Invisible inc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts] around. Stitches) (12 sc) Gauge is not important for this project. Rnd 3: (18 sc) Rnd 24: Rnd 4: join (see Pattern (24 sc) PATTERN NOTES Notes) (6 sc) Rnd 5: Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Do not join rounds unless otherwise stated. Use stitch marker to mark round and move as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. (30 sc) FACE & BEARD Rnd 1: With coral, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 4 chs, 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 5 chs, 3 sc in last ch, place marker. 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts 2 sc in next st, join in beg sc, leaving a 12- inch length, fasten off. (20 sc) Now working in rows, with 4" end SPECIAL STITCHES Single crochet join (sc join): (16 sc) Place slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook. (see illustration) Rnd 2: (place Leave ring loose until stitches are made. marker in first st made), Invisible increase (invisible inc): front lp of Sc in st, sc in both lps of same st. (see Stitch Guide) Slip Ring Row 3: sc join Invisible decrease (invisible dec): white (see Special Stitches) Insert hook in front lp of 20184 PRESENTS AUTUMN 9 CROCHET WORLD A VERY CROCHET CHRISTMAS
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