Crochet Santa Christmas Decoration/Mat: Little Christmas Twist On A Triangle Granny

This little Santa decoration is quick and easy to make – perfect for decorating with this Christmas, it would also make a great mini gift or can even add a little extra Christmassy-ness to a gift.

I wanted to combine a Christmas themed make with a Granny square/triangle, and after a drawing out a couple of different ideas it became clear I was focussing towards something using a granny triangle shape. First up to be made was a Santa – complete with beard and pom pom detail, I made sure I added some extra texture to the beard sections so they stood out separately from the hat section!.

This make is perfect for using up leftover wool too.

I still have a few more ideas for these so keep and eye out for a couple more of these triangle decorations over the coming weeks!.

Crochet Granny Triangle Christmas Santa Decoration/Mat Instructions

Materials

  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Wool, small amounts (around 25g) of:
    • Pink.
    • White.
    • Black.
  • 3.5cm pom pom maker/two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter.

Notes:

  • Push bobbles out to the front after completion.
  • Change wool colour on the last yo of the previous stitch.

Bobble stitch (bob):

To make the bobble stitch (bob):

(yo, insert hook into ch2 gap, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops – picture 1) 4 times (picture 2), yo then pull through all loops on hook (picture 3).

Picture 1.
Picture 2.
Picture 3.

Making the Christmas Santa 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, ch2, change to white [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2 gap, change to pink, ch2, [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, ch2, change to white, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, change to red, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to white, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, change to pink, ch2, [3tr/dc, change to 2 strands white, ch2, tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, [ch2, tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 4: ch3 (counts as a stitch) [bob, tr/dc] into ch2 gap, change to 1 strand of white, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, change to red, 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 white, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to 2 strands of white, [tr/dc, bob, tr, ch2, tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, [ch2, tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] 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. 

Pom pom:

Make a pom pom using white wool, then attach to the point at the top of the santa hat.

Crochet Christmas Gnome Cushion Pattern Take Two: A Pair Of Christmas Gnomes! (Corner To Corner Crochet)

Since making my previous Christmas gnome corner to corner crochet cushion and gnome wall hanging I’ve been wanting to do a few more variations, however I’ve not had chance to make them yet as I’ve been so busy with other projects.

Finally I’ve had a gap between makes where I can squeeze in a few of these different variations and the first one completed is for a pair of Christmas gnomes – complete with pom poms on their hats!.

I have used different colours for the gnomes but you could always use the same colour for both, and you don’t have to use the blue and green either – they could be any colour you choose.

The pattern for this pair of Christmas gnomes cushion is available now over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Keep an eye out for a few more variations of these Christmas gnomes over the next few weeks!

Granny Square With A Twist: Crochet Granny Triangle Blanket Pattern

I love crocheting with Granny squares – there are so many different types around and they all look amazing. Its been a little while since I had a chance to work on something granny themed so I decided it was time to try something. I have previously created a blanket with a bit of a twist on a traditional granny square with my Granny’s Log Cabin Blanket pattern and I decided to continue with this different trend.

For the twist on a granny square this time instead of a traditional square shape I have opted for a triangle shaped blanket, and if using the triangle shape wasn’t enough I have also thrown in a few different stitches into the mix to give some extra texture.

I love how this blanket has turned out – about half way through I hit a bit of a problem where it wasn’t laying correctly and I realised it was due to a stitch i has tried to use, I realised this wasn’t going to work and had to unravel most of it – it was then left in a project bag for a long time before I could face starting it again! however, eventually I got started on it again and altered the stitch that had caused the initial problems – I am really pleased I didn’t give up completely as I think it would have been such a shame for it not to be finished.

The pattern to make your own Granny’s Triangle Blanket it now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

You can choose to use the different colours every 2 rows like I have, but also you could use different colours on each row (perfect for using up leftover wool) or do the whole blanket in one single colour.

Crochet Mini Halloween Gifts: Bat, Monster, Spider Decorations/Stress/Juggling Balls Pattern

It started with my previous mini Halloween decorations/stress balls pattern for a pumpkin, eyeball and mummy, and I had so many ideas leftover for more when I finished I decided to make those too! .

This time we have a bat, monster and spider to add to your Halloween decorations this year. These also make perfect little gifts when an alternative to sweets is needed!

I still have a few more ideas for these but I think they will have to wait for next year!

The crochet pattern for these is free over on Patreon for my Patreon subscribers.

For free Halloween crochet patterns have a look at my Halloween Crochet Patterns section.

Crochet Mini Halloween Gifts: Pumpkin, Mummy, Eyeball Decorations/Stress/Juggling Balls Pattern

The Halloween makes are continuing here at the moment – I’ve still got a few more I want to try and fit in before I run out of time too!.

Next up are some mini Halloween decorations – these are perfect for putting up as decorations for Halloween and are also great for little Halloween gifts.

The crochet pattern for these is free over on Patreon for my Patreon subscribers.

For free Halloween crochet patterns have a look at my Halloween Crochet Patterns section.

Crochet Mini Halloween Pumpkin Pattern

Halloween is rapidly approaching so I have decided it is time to focus on some Halloween themed makes and patterns.

First up is a pattern for a mini Halloween pumpkin – perfect for decorating with this Halloween. You could also make a few of these mini pumpkins and attach them to make some bunting.

This Pattern is available for free over on my Patreon page.

For other free Halloween makes check out my Halloween crochet patterns section.