Crochet Elf Christmas Decoration/Mat: Little Christmas Twist On A Triangle Granny – Part 2!

It started with a crochet Santa Christmas decoration based on a granny triangle and next up is an Elf themed version! I have really liked making these decorations/mats – they work up very quickly too so are ideal for any last minute makes/gifts. I still have a couple more of these left to make and will share them over the next few weeks.

Crochet Elf Triangle Christmas Santa Decoration/Mat Instructions

Materials

  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Wool, small amounts (around 25g) of:
    • Pink.
    • Dark pink.
    • Red.
    • Green.
    • Black.

Notes:

  • Change wool colour on the last yo of the previous stitch.

Making the Christmas Elf decoration

Main decoration:

Starting in pink:

ch4, ss into sc at start of row to make a round.

Round 1: Into round: ch3 (counts at a stitch) 2tr/dc, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 2: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, change to red, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2 gap, ch2, change to pink, [3tr/dc , ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 3: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, change to red, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, change to green, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to red, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to pink, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc,] into next ch2 gap, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2 ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 4: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 3tr/dc into ch2 gap, change to red, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, change to green, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to red, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to pink, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, [ch2, 3tr] into next ch2 gap three times, ch2, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 5: ch1 (counts as a stitch) sc into ch2 gap, sc around the edge – changing colours when needed so the sc colour matches the previous round colour, placing an sc into each tr/dc and 2sc into the ch2 gaps, ss into top of ch1 at start of round.

Fasten off.

Eyes:

Black wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring. 

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach. 

Sew the eyes onto the decorations. 

Cheeks:

Pink wool:

Make a magic ring, ch1, 4sc into ring. 

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach. 

Sew the cheeks onto the decorations. 

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