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Elf Amigurumi CAL – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Elf Amigurumi Crochet Along! Now it’s time to make the arms, head, and hair. I hope you are having fun making your elf (or elves) so far!

Remember to share your photos and progress in the Loops and Love Crochet Group on Facebook! We’d love to see them! 

In this section, we will be making the arms, head, and hair. Depending on whether you are making Trixie or Twinkle, the hair will have two different sets of instructions. If you are ready to get started, you can scroll right down to the start of the pattern below. HAVE FUN! 

If this is your first time hearing about this CAL, all of the details are in the post HERE. This pattern (all 3 parts) will always be free on my blog, so you can access them whenever you’d like. 

PART 1 (Monday, Dec. 10) – Body and Legs

PART 2 (Wednesday, Dec. 12) – Arms, Head, and Hair (this post)

PART 3 ( Friday, Dec. 14) – Hat and Assembly

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Let’s get started! 

Part 2: Arms, Head, and Hair

Arms (make 2)

Gently stuff the arms as you go, adding stuffing only to the bottom third (hand/wrist area).

Round 1: In skin color, magic circle, ch 1, 6 SC into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (9)

Rounds 3-4: SC in each stitch around (9). Change to elf shirt color (red or green) after round 4.

Rounds 5-17: SC in each stitch around (9)

Fasten off, sew the top of the arms closed. Leave a long tail to sew onto body.

Head

Stuff the head as you go. Make sure you stuff the head firmly, but not so much that you can see it through the stitches.

Round 1: In skin color, magic circle, chain 1 and make 6 SC stitches into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (36)

Rounds 7-15: SC in each stitch around (36)

*Insert safety eyes between rounds 12 and 13. I placed them 6 stitches apart. If you are adding eyelashes, it is easier to stitch them on now before securing the eyes in place (see photo below). Eyebrows and mouth can be sewn on after head is completed. I added these features at the end of Part 3.

Round 16: INV DEC, SC next 4 stitches, repeat around (30)

*Start stuffing the head here before the opening gets too small. Continue stuffing as you go.

Round 17: INV DEC, SC next 3 stitches, repeat around (24)

Round 18: INV DEC, SC next 2 stitches, repeat around (18)

Round 19: INV DEC, SC next stitch, repeat around (12)

Round 20: INV DEC around (6)

Make sure you have added enough stuffing to the head. Fasten off and sew hole closed. Weave in ends.

Wig Cap

Round 1: In hair color, magic circle, chain 1 and make 6 SC stitches into ring (6)

Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)

Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)

Round 5: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)

Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (36)

Rounds 7-8: SC in each stitch around (36)

*If you are making the girl elf, fasten off here and leave a long tail to sew the wig cap to the head. Move on to the adding hair section below. If you are making the boy elf, continue below.

Round 9: SC in each stitch around, slip stitch to first SC of the round. Chain 1. (36)

Round 10: DC in first stitch, SC in next stitch. Continue alternating DC and SC stitches for the next 15 stitches (17 stitches total. You will end with a DC). Fasten off with a slip stitch in next stitch. Leave a long tail to sew onto head. Continue to sewing wig cap instructions below.

Wig Cap for girl elf.
Wig cap (hair) for boy elf.

Adding hair for the girl elf: I added hair in each stitch around the edge of the wig cap.  Start by cutting lots of pieces of yarn to use for the hair. It’s easier to make them long so that you can trim it off after you decide on the length you like. I made a bunch of strands of hair the same length by wrapping yarn around a book and then cutting one side. The strands I attached were approximately 15 inches long, but I did trim quite a bit off after I was finished styling her hair.  Fold a piece of yarn in half and then use your crochet hook to pull it through one of the stitches on the wig cap. Then put the ends of the yarn through the loop you made to knot it (pictured below). I used a smaller hook to make it easier to get into the tight stitches (3.5 mm).

Sewing the wig cap to head: This will be easier for the boy elf than the girl elf, just because you won’t have all of the hair strands to move out of the way as you sew. Line the wig cap up on the head where you’d like it. Sew in and out of each stitch around the last round of the wig cap. If you are making the girl, you’ll have to be careful to work around the strands of hair you added.

For the girl elf, after the wig cap was attached, I added another round of hair to fill it out a bit more. I attached it in the stitches of the third round in from the outside. I waited until the head was attached to the body before styling/trimming the hair.

You are all done Part 2 and in the homestretch!  If you’d like, you can post a photo of your progress in the Loops & Love Crochet Group

Part 3 will be posted on Friday, December 14th! Get ready to make the hat and sew all of the pieces together! 

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