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Crochet Santa Ornament

By: Michele Wilcox for Kreinik

Use heavy metallic braid to crochet a festive Santa Christmas ornament complete with bushy beard. Crochet ornaments are fun to create and make great Christmas gifts.
 

Crochet Santa Ornament


Materials:

  • Crochet Hook D
  • Kreinik Heavy (#32) Braid in 3202 Cat’s Eye Gold (1 spool), 008HL Green Hi Lustre (3 yards), 421 Azalea (3.5 spools), 100 White (2 spools), 010HL Steel Grey (1 spool)
  • Stuffing

Instructions:

Begin at top of head with 3202 Cat’s Eye Gold. Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in every sc (12)
Rnds 3-6: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 7: dec 6 times (6)
Rnd 8: Sc in each sc around, changing to red in last sc
Rnd 9: Inc in every sc (12). Stuff head.
Rnd 10: Inc in every 2nd sc (18)
Rnds 11-17: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 18: (sc, dec) around (12) changing to 010HL Steel Grey at end of rnd
Rnds 19-21: Sc in each sc around. Stuff.
Rnd 22: Inc every 2nd sc (18)
Rnds 23 & 24: Sc in each sc around, end. Finish stuffing.
Hold rnd 24 flat and sew across thru both thicknesses. From bottom center of boots work back st up center to top of boots to shape legs. End.

Waist piece:
With 100 White ch 20, hdc in 2nd and each rem ch. End. Sew around waist.

Collar:
With 100 White ch 13. sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, (sc next 2 chs, 2 sc in next ch) across (16 sc). End. Sew around neck.

Arm (make 2):
With 008HL Green ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnds 2 & 3: Sc in each sc around changing to red in last sc
Rnd 4: Inc in every 2nd sc (9)
Rnds 5-8: Sc in each sc around, stuff very lightly
Rnd 9: (sc, dec) around (6). End. Draw rem sts tog, sew arm in place.
Cuff (make 2):
With 100 White ch 9, sc in 2nd and each rem ch. End. Sew around wrist.
Embroider black French knot eyes.

Beard:
Wrap white around your index finger 25 times. Slide off finger. With another piece of thread (8 inches), tie the loops together from inside to outside. Thread one end of this thread piece on needle and tightly sew under eyes to center of face. Make 2 more in same manner, wrapping yarn 15 times around finger and attach to each side of center beard. Separate loops to fill out beard.

Hat:
With 421 Azalea red ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 3: Inc every 2nd sc (9)
Rnd 4: Sc in each sc around
Rnd 5: Inc every 3rd sc (12)
Rnd 6: Inc every 4th sc (15)
Rnd 7: Inc every 5th sc (18)
Rnd 8: Sc in each sc around, changing to white at end of round.
Rnd 9: Sc in each sc around, end. Sew in place. Use a strand of gold for hanging.

Pom-pom:
With 100 White ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Rnds 2 & 3: Sc in each sc around, end. Gather rem sts together and sew in place.

Abbreviations:
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Rem = remaining
Sts = stitches
Inc = increase
Dec = decrease
Tog = together
Hdc = Half double crochet
Rnd(s) = round or rounds
 

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