Mrs. Claus Row 6: st, leaving a 24-inch length, fasten off. Rep row 6 of left hand. (73 sl sts, 36 ch-2 sps) Sew nose to lower middle portion of face. With black, embroider a French knot eye on each side of nose. With white, embroider backstitch eyebrows by making an upside- down V over each eye. With red, embroider a French knot cheek on each side of nose under eyes. Sew face to body. With red, embroider a backstitch border along edge of apron. Sew apron to body below apron string FINISHING APRON Refer to photo as a guide for placement of pieces. Row 1: With white, ch 6, working in back bar of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. Santa Sew center of mustache to top midpoint of beard. Do not sew ends of mustache to beard. Sew nose slightly above center of mustache. With black, embroider a eye on each (5 sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn. Row 3: Row 4: large shell Rep row 2. Ch 1, sc in first st, sk next French st, (see Special Stitch knot (see illustration) in next st, sk next st, sc in last st, leaving a 12-inch length, fasten off. es) side of nose. (red stripe on body). (2 sc, 1 large shell) Sew hands on each side of body on top of apron string. Sew shoes at a slight slant on each side of apron below apron. With fiberfill, lightly stuff hat. Using 24-inch length of red from rnd 13 of hat, sew hat to top of body, making sure 68-inch length of white yarn adjacent to beg slip knot rem on outside of body. Using 68-inch length of white yarn, make hair by weaving yarn under front lp of nearest st on rnd 1 of hat until a inch lp rem. [Being careful not to disturb lp, weave yarn over and through front lp of next st. Then, weave yarn under front lp of the same st until inch lp rem] around entire hat. Once 36 lps of hair have been made, weave any rem length in hat being careful not to disturb lps of hair. Cut an 18-inch length of red yarn. Weave yarn under a st on back of body in the middle of apron string and tie ends in a bow at center back. SHOE Make 2. Rnd 1: 2 1 Rep rnd 1 of Santa Claus shoe. (10 sc) LEFT HAND French Knot Row 1: With white, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each rem ch across, turn. Working in for this row only, (sl st, ch 2, sl st) in each st across, turn. backstitch With white, embroider eyebrows by making an upside-down V over each eye. (see illustration) (3 sc) Row 2: back lps (see Stitch Guide) 2 1 1/2- 3 (6 sl sts, 3 ch-2 sps) Row 3: front lps Working in of sts on row 2, ch 1, sc in each st across, change color in last st to coral, turn. Working in back lps for this row only, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (see Stitch Guide) 1/2- Backstitch (3 sc) Row 4: Sew face and beard to body. With yellow, embroider a 3-sided belt buckle on black belt. Sew gloves on each side of body on top of belt. Sew shoes in the shape of a V on body below belt. With fiberfill, lightly stuff hat. Using 24-inch length of white yarn adjacent to beg slip knot, sew hat to top of body. With white, make a 21/2-inch pompom according to pompom maker instructions and attach it to top of hat. (3 sc) (see Special Stitch Row 5: Picot es), sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sc, turn. Sl st in first st, in next st, sl st in last st, leaving a 10-inch length, fasten off. (1 picot, 3 sc) Row 6: shell (see CW Special Stitches) (2 sl sts, 1 shell) RIGHT HAND Rows 1–4: Rep rows 1–4 of left hand. (3 sc) Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc, sl st, picot) in last st, turn. (3 sc, 1 sl st, 1 picot) 87 CROCHET-WORLD.COM AUTUMN 2019
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