Can never have too many Santas around…Crochet Santa coaster pattern.

Following on from my Rudolph coaster I just had to make one more – this time a Santa, I do have a few more Christmas coasters in mind but I think they may have to wait until next year!. Free pattern for this make is available below:

Crochet Santa coaster pattern

4.5mm hook

25g ball of DK wool in red

25g ball of DK wool in white

25g ball of DK wool in pink

25g ball of DK wool in dark pink

25g ball of DK wool in black

25g ball of DK wool in sparkly white for the pompom (or just the plain white if you prefer)

3.5cm pompom maker (or use two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter).

Main Coaster

4.5mm hook, pink wool.

Make a magic ring, ch1, 6sc into ring.

1: (2sc into next sc), change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc) three times, change to pink on the last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc) two times (12).

2: 2sc into next sc, sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, sc (18).

3: 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, 2sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 2sc (24).

4: 2sc into next sc, 3sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, (2sc into next sc, 3sc) three times, 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 3sc (30).

5: 2sc into next sc, 4sc, 2sc into next sc – change to white after the first sc, 4sc, (2sc into next sc, 4sc) two times, 2sc into next sc, 3sc, change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 4sc (36).

6: 2sc into next sc, 5sc, 2sc into next sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US), (2sc into next sc, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 4htr(UK)/hdc(US), change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 5sc (42).

7: 2sc into next sc, 6sc, 2sc into next sc, sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5htr(UK)/hdc(US) (2sc into next stitch, 6tr(UK)/dc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 5tr(UK)/dc(US), change to pink on last yo of the previous stitch, sc, 2sc into next sc, 6sc change to red on last yo of the previous stitch (48).

8: 2sc into next sc, 7sc, 2sc into next sc, 2sc, change to white on last yo of the previous stitch, 5tr(UK)/dc(US), (2sc into next sc, 7tr(UK)/dc(US)) two times, 2sc into next sc, 6tr(UK)/dc(US), change to red on last yo, sc, 2sc into next sc, 7sc (54).

9: 2sc into next sc, 8sc.

Fasten off.

Using a 4.5mm hook, cast on in red into the sc next to the white on the right hand side – Pull up loop, ch1, 2sc into the same sc, 8sc, 2sc into next sc, 8sc, 2sc into next sc, 4sc, turn (26).

1: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog four times, 10sc, sc2tog four times, turn (18).

2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, 8sc, sc2tog two times, turn (14).

3: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, 6sc, sc2tog two times, turn (10).

4: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 6sc, sc2tog, turn (8).

5: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 4sc, sc2tog, turn (6).

6: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog, 2sc, sc2tog, turn (4).

7: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog two times, turn (2).

8: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc2tog.

Fasten off

Nose

4.5mm hook, dark pink wool

Make a magic ring, 6sc into ring.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew the nose onto the face.

Eyes – make 2

4.5mm hook, black wool

Make a magic ring, 5sc into ring.

Fasten off, leaving long thread to attach.

Sew the eyes onto the face.

Pompom

Make a pompom using the sparkly white wool and a 3.5cm pompom maker or two pieces of card with a 3.5cm diameter.

Sew the pompom to the top of the hat.

Smile

Using black thread and a running stitch, cast on at the back of the coaster then using a running stitch to add the smile detail.

Crochet Christmas Santa Drawstring Bag Pattern

Just had to make one more Santa themed make!

I’ve really enjoyed making all my Santa themed items over the last few weeks (storage baskets with beards and without beards), so I decided to do just one more (for now..!) and here it is – a Santa drawstring bag.

This is perfect for gifting things in this Christmas and I already have got a few made so I can pop some gifts into them.

The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops.

Now its time to get a move on with my remaining Christmas ideas!

Crochet Christmas Santa Storage Baskets Pattern Part 2! I Just had to add a beard….

While experimenting with the top ruffle section on my original Santa storage baskets an idea came into mind that I should try doing a bearded version of these baskets. This idea appeared after a particularly disastrous ruffle attempt where I had way to many ruffles within a stitch – some positives do sometimes appear out from a disaster it seems!

I love how the beard detail has come out on these baskets and can’t wait for their recipients to see them at Christmas.

Pattern for these along with the original baskets is available over on my Etsy and Ravelry shops:

Christmas Makes Are Continuing: Crochet Santa Storage Baskets Pattern

I’m in full Christmas makes mode at the moment and am slowly starting to make to some progress. This makes combines Christmas and one of my favourite types of makes – storage baskets, since making my Elf storage baskets last year I have been wanting to do a Santa version and I ran out of time last year so finally I have got them finished.

I actually had another idea half way through making these for a slightly different Santa version too – keep your eyes open for this different design over the next few days!.

The pattern to make these is now available over on my Etsy and Ravelry Shops:

Crochet Mini Christmas Hats Pattern

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I have a couple of wooden penguins and ducks that I wanted to decorate this Christmas, as normally they are left bare and I think its about time they received a bit of Christmas joy!

Obviously, these are made to measure for my own ornaments but they can easily be modified to fit any small item.

Crochet mini Christmas hat: 

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I chose purple and white for this hat and it is made up of sc stitches working in rounds.

  • 4mm hook.

In purple:

Create a magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring (5sc).

Round 1: 2sc into each stitch (10sc).

Round 2: sc around (10sc).

Round 3: sc around (10sc).

Round 4: 2sc in next stitch 1 sc. Repeat 5 times (15sc).

Round 5: sc around (15sc).

Round 6: sc around (15sc).

Round 7: 2sc in next stitch 2sc. Repeat 5 times (20sc).

Round 8: 2sc in next stitch 3sc. Repeat 5 times (25sc).

Round 9: sc around (25sc).

Round 10: 2sc in next stitch 4sc. Repeat 5 times (30sc).

Change to white:

Round 11: sc around.

Round 12: 2sc in next stitch 5sc. Repeat 5 times (35sc).

Round 13: sc around (35sc).

Round 14: sc around (35sc).

Round 15: 2sc in next stitch 6sc, 5 times (40sc).

Fasten off.

Pompom:

  • Cut a long strand of white wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

Small crochet elf hat:

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I choose a teal green and red colour for this hat, perfect for an elf!

  • 4mm hook.

In teal green:

Create magic ring, ch1, 5sc into ring (5sc).

Rounds 1-3: sc around (5sc).

Round 4: 2sc in each sc (10sc).

Rounds 5-11: sc around (10sc).

Round 12: 2sc in next stitch 1sc. Repeat 5 times (15sc).

Rounds 13-16: sc around (15sc).

Round 17: 2sc in next stitch, 2sc. Repeat 5 times (20sc).

Round 18: sc around (20sc).

Round 19: 2sc in next stitch 3sc. Repeat 5 times (25sc).

Round 20: sc around (25sc).

Round 21: sc around (25sc).

Change to red:

Round 22: sc around (25sc).

Round 23: 2sc in next stitch 4sc. Repeat 5 times (30sc).

Round 24: sc around (30sc).

Fasten off.

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of red wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape
  • Fold over top of hat of the hat to create the floppy effect, loosely stitch into place to hold

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

Small crochet Christmas hat:

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I chose purple (slightly darker shade) and white for this hat to match up with the penguin purple hat. This hat was completed used tr(UK)/dc(US) rather than sc stitches.

  • 4mm hook

Start with purple:

Create a magic ring, ch1, 5tr(UK)/dc(US) into loop (5).

Round 1: 2tr(UK)/dc(US) into next stitch, 5 times (10).

Rounds 2-3: tr(UK)/dc(US) around (10).

Round 4: 2tr(UK)/dc(US) into next stitch, 1tr(UK)/dc(US). Repeat 5 times (15).

Rounds 5-7: tr(UK)/dc(US) around (15).

Change to white:

Round 8: 2tr(UK)/dc(US) into next stitch 2(UK)/dc(US). Repeat 5 times (20).

Round 9: tr(UK)/dc(US) around (20).

Fasten off.

Pompom

  • Cut a long strand of white wool, attach to top of the hat
  • Sew loops into the top of the hat (20 in total)
  • Fasten off
  • Cut the top of each loop, and unravel the strands of wool to create a fluffy effect
  • Trim to shape
  • Fold over top of hat of the hat to create the floppy effect, loosely stitch into place to hold

Turn up bottom of hat.

All finished.

I think all three hats look really good and will look great once all the other Christmas decorations are up. I might even make some scarfs to go with their hats!