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Jolly Crocheted Santa Outfit

By: Sharon Mann for Premier Yarns

Dress your baby as Santa Claus for Christmas this year with our jolly crocheted Santa outfit from Premier Yarns. These free crochet patterns include a hat and jacket to make your child look just like Saint Nick himself!

Jolly Crocheted Santa Outfit

Sizes: 12 months (18 months, 2 years, 4-6 years, 6-8 years)

Finished Measurements:
SWEATER
Chest: 21 (23, 25, 29, 31)"
Length: 16 (17, 18, 18½, 19½)"
Sleeve Length: 8 (8½, 9½, 11½, 12½)"

HAT
16 (18)" head circumference

Materials:

  • Yarn: Premier Yarns Dream (100% Acrylic; 224 yards/205 meters; 3.5 ounces/100 grams)
    • 24-212 Red – 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) balls (A)
    • 24-201 White – 1 ball (B)
    • 24-235 Black – 1 ball (C)
  • Crochet hook: US G-6 (4.25mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Extras: Yarn needle, stitch marker, 1¼" metal belt buckle, 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) – ½" buttons, sewing needle and thread, 1½" piece of cardboard

Gauge: 14 sts and 10 rows = 4" in pat. Use any size hook
to obtain specified gauge.


Special Stitches:
Puff Stitch: * Yo and insert hook in st, yo and draw up a
loop (3 loops on hook); rep from * 3 more times, wrap
yarn around hook and draw through all loops on hook.
Dc2tog: [Yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a lp, yo
and pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, yo and pull
through rem 3 lps on hook – 1 st dec.
To change colors: Work last st until 2 lps rem, drop
working color, finish st with new color.
Project Note:
Unless otherwise specified, ch‐3 at beg of dc rows counts
as a dc.


Abbreviations:
beg – beginning; ch – chain; dc – double crochet; dec –
decrease; lp – loop; mm – millimeters; rem – remaining;
rep – repeat; rnd(s) – round(s); RS – right side; sc – single
crochet; sk – skip; sl st – slip stitch; st(s) – stitch(es); tog
– together; tr – treble crochet; WS – wrong side; * –
repeat instructions after asterisk as specified.

Instructions:

SWEATER
Back: Beg at bottom edge with A, ch 38 (42, 46, 52, 56).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 37 (41, 45, 51, 55) sc.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk next st, dc in next st and in each st across; turn – 37 (41, 45, 51, 55) dc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Rows 4‐8 (4‐10, 4‐10, 4‐12, 4‐14): Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending with Row 2, changing to C in last st.
Rows 9‐17 (11‐19, 11‐19, 13‐21, 15‐23): Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. Change to A.
Rows 18‐35 (20‐37, 20‐39, 22‐41, 24‐43): Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Shape Left Shoulder—Row 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) (WS): Ch 3, sk first st, dc in each of next 9 (11, 14, 16, 18) sts; turn – 10 (12, 15, 17, 19) sts.
Row 37 (39, 41, 43, 45): Ch 1, sc in each st across; fasten off.

Shape Right Shoulder—Row 36 (38, 40, 42, 44): With WS facing, count in 9 (11, 14, 16, 18) sts from side edge, join yarn with a sl st, ch 3, dc in each st to end, leaving center of row open for back neck; turn – 9 (11, 14, 16, 18) sts.
Row 37 (39, 41, 43, 45): Ch 1, sc in each st across; fasten off.
 

Bottom Trim—Row 1: With RS facing and B, join yarn with a sl st in bottom right corner, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across; turn –37 (41, 45, 51, 55) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first st, dc in next st, * Puff st in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, dc in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, * tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in last st; fasten off.
 

Right Front: Beg at bottom edge with A, ch 14 (16, 20, 22, 26).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 13 (15, 19, 21, 25) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first st, dc in next st and in each st across; turn – 13 (15, 19, 21, 25) sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Rows 4‐8 (4‐10, 4‐10, 4‐12, 4‐14): Rep Rows 2 and 3, ending with Row 2 and changing to C in last st.
Rows 9‐17 (11‐19, 11‐19, 13‐21, 15‐23): Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn, changing to A in last st.
Rows 18‐33 (20‐35, 20‐37, 22‐39, 24‐41): Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Shape Right Neck and Shoulder—Row 34 (36, 38, 40, 42) (WS): Ch 3, sk next st, dc in each of next 9 (11, 14, 16, 18) sts; turn – 11 (13, 16, 18, 20) sts.
Row 35 (37, 39, 41, 43): Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across; turn.
Row 36 (38, 40, 42, 44): Ch 3, sk first st, dc in each st to last 2 sts, dc2tog; turn – 9 (11, 14, 16, 18) sts.
Row 37 (39, 41, 43, 45): Rep Row 35; fasten off.
 

Left Front: Work same as Right Front through Row 33 (35, 37, 39, 41); fasten off at end of last row.
Shape Left Neck and Shoulder—Row 34 (36, 38, 40, 42): With WS facing, count 10 (12, 15, 17, 19) sts from side edge, join yarn with a sl st, ch 3, sk next st, dc in each st to end – 10 (12, 15, 17, 19) sts.
Row 35 (37, 39, 41, 43): Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 36 (38, 40, 42, 44): Ch 3, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in each st across; turn – 9 (11, 14, 16, 18) sts.
Row 37 (39, 41, 43, 45): Rep Row 35; fasten off.
 

Bottom Trim for Right and Left Front:
Row 1: With RS facing and B, join yarn with a sl st in bottom right corner, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across; turn – 13 (15, 19, 21, 25) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first st, * Puff st in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, dc in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, * tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in last st.; fasten off.
Sew shoulder seams.
 

Neck Trim—Row 1: With RS facing and B, join yarn with a sl st in top right corner of neck, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc evenly around to back shoulder; sc in every other st across back neck, sc evenly across to top left corner; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first st, dc in next st, * Puff Stitch, dc in next st; rep from * around, dc in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; fasten off.
 

Left Front Trim—Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st to top left side, ch 1, sc in same st and evenly across left side; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first st, dc in each st across; fasten off.


Right Front Trim—Row 1: With RS facing, join yarn with a sl st to bottom right side, ch 1, sc in same st, sc evenly across right side; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk next st, dc in next st, *Puff Stitch in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, dc in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; fasten off.
Use the space between dc and Puff Stitch for buttonholes.
 

Sleeve (Make 2): Beg at wrist with A, ch 26 (26, 26, 28, 28).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 25 (25, 25, 27, 27) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first st, dc in each st across; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.
Row 4 (inc row): Ch 3, sk first st, 2 dc in next, dc across to last 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st st; turn – 27 (27, 27, 29, 29) sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across; turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, sk first st, dc in next st and in each st across; turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across; turn.
Rows 8‐16 (8‐18, 8‐20, 8‐26, 8‐28): Rep Rows 4‐7 two more times and rep Row 4 once more (rep Rows 4‐7 two more times and rep Rows 4‐6 once more; rep Rows 4‐7 three more times and rep Row 4 once more; rep Rows 4‐ 7 four more times and rep Rows 4‐6 once more; rep Rows 4‐7 five more times and rep Row 4 once more); fasten off at end of last row – 33 (33, 35, 39, 41) sts.
 

Cuff Trim—Row 1: With RS facing and B, join yarn with a sl st in the bottom right corner, ch 1, sc in same st and in each st across; turn – 25 (25, 25, 27, 27) sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first st, dc in next st, * Puff st in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across, dc in last st; turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in in each st across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, * tr in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across, sc in last st; fasten off.

Belt—Right Side: With C, ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 7 sts.
Rows 2‐8: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn; fasten off at end of last row.
Fold belt in half, loop through buckle and pull buckle rod through the center fold. Align the belt buckle next to right side trim. Sew in place.

Belt—Left Side: With C, ch 8.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 7 sts.
Rows 2‐20: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. With RS facing, sl st evenly around outside edge of belt; join with a sl st in first sl st; fasten off. Sew in place, 1" from left side trim.

Belt Loop: With C, ch 10.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 9 sts.
Rows 2 and 3: C 1, sc in first st and in each st across; turn; fasten off at end of last row. Sew the belt loop on the right side 1" from buckle.

FINISHING: Set in sleeves, sew side and sleeve seams.
Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends.

HAT
Beg at point with A, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. Do not join rnds; mark last st of rnd and move marker up with each completed rnd.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around – 6 sts.
Rnd 3: * Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * once more – 8 sts.
Rnds 4 and 5: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 6: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 12 sts.
Rnds 7 and 8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9: * Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 16 sts.
Rnds 10 and 11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: * Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 20 sts.
Rnds 13 and 14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: * Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 25 sts.
Rnds 16 and 17: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 18: * Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 30 sts.
Rnds 19‐22: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: * Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around – 36 sts.
Rnds 24 and 25: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 26: * Sc around, inc 6 sts evenly – 42 sts.
Rnds 27 and 28: Sc in each st around.
Rnds 29‐38 (29‐42): Rep Rnds 24‐28, inc 2 sts evenly on last rnd and ending with Rnd 27 of last rep on larger size only – 56 (62) sts.
Rnd 39 (43): Sl st in next sc, ch 3, dc in next st and in each st around, join with a sl st in third ch of beg ch‐3 – 56 (62) sts.
Rnd 40 (44): Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnds 41‐44 (45‐50): Rep Rnds 39 and 40. Change to B.
Rnd 45 (51): Rep Rnd 39.
Rnds 46‐47 (52‐53): Ch 3, * Puff Stitch in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around; join with a sl st in third ch of beg ch‐3; fasten off at end of last rnd.


FINISHING: Weave in ends.


Pom Pom:
With B, wind yarn around cardboard until desired thickness. Tie tightly in center and cut loops on both ends. Trim into ball and fluff. Attach to top of hat.

 

 

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