Here we are at the third and final part of this crochet along! We are going to finish off this elf by making the hat and assembling the pieces. I love this stage of amigurumi projects. It’s so fun to see it all come together!
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PART 3 ( Friday, Dec. 14) – Hat and Assembly (this post)
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Here we go!
Round 1: In red, magic circle, chain 1 and make 6 SC stitches into ring (6)
Rounds 2-3: SC in each stitch around (6)
Round 4: 2 SC in each stitch around (12)
Rounds 5-6: SC in each stitch around (12)
Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (18)
Rounds 8-9: SC in each stitch around (18)
Round 10: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around (24)
Rounds 11-12: SC in each stitch around (24)
Round 13: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (30)
Rounds 14-15: SC in each stitch around (30)
Round 16: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 4, repeat around (36) Change color to white.
Rounds 17-18: SC in each stitch around (36)
Make a slip stitch in next stitch, fasten off. Leave a tail to sew onto head. Gently add some stuffing to the hat to help it keep it’s shape on the elf’s head.
Round 1: In white, magic circle, chain 1 and make 6 SC stitches into ring (6)
Rounds 2-3: SC in each stitch around (6)
Fasten off and sew stitches closed around to make the round shape. Sew pompom to top of hat and then sew the hat to the head.
- Sew the legs onto the body: Line up where you want the legs to be on the body. I lined them up around the middle of the bottom the body, but a bit more towards the back. This is so the elf can sit without falling over. I also only sewed around the top of the legs so that they could either hang straight or fold up for sitting. **Note: Make sure you test where you put the legs to make sure your elf can sit, before fastening off your yarn. When you add the head, hair, and hat, there is some more weight at the back that may cause your elf to tip over (especially the girl elf, but the skirt can help her sit more than for the boy). If the elf is too tippy, you might need to move the legs back a bit.
- Sew the head onto the body. Make sure the top of the body is stuffed well. (But not so much stuffing that it’s visible through the stitches!) Then line up the head on the body, making sure to keep the eyes in the center so the face is lined up with the legs. You will also be able to see where the body matches with a round on the base of the head, which will help you place your stitches. Use the tail of yarn from the body (red or green, depending on the elf) and sew in and out of each stitch around until your head is stable. I sewed around the head a couple times and then through the middle a couple times, so it is nice and secure and not wobbly.
- Style the hair: You can style the hair however you choose. I just pulled the front section over to the side and tied it in a little ponytail with a piece of yarn the same color as the hair. Then I trimmed off excess hair to shorten it a bit.
- Sew the arms onto the body: I attached the arms on the sides of the body in the second round of stitches from the top. Sew in and out of each stitch at the top of the arms. Weave in ends.
- Sew the hat on top of the head: Line up where you’d like the hat to be placed. Attach to head by sewing around the stitches at the base of the hat. I did not sew around every stitch. I just added enough stitches to secure the hat by sewing around a few stitches at the front, back, and sides to keep it in place without it looking bumpy along the bottom. Again, this was easier on the boy elf than the girl elf. All that fun hair made it a bit more difficult. You just need to be more careful not to catch any hair strands as you are sewing.
- Make the belt and sew it on: In red or green yarn (opposite of what you used for the shirt/dress), make a chain long enough just to fit around the middle of the elf. Fasten off and use your yarn needle to sew it on just above the ridge where the skirt/tunic bottom is attached. I started at the back and then just added one stitch at the sides and front to keep the belt in place.
- Final touches: Lastly, I used black embroidery thread to make the eyebrows for the boy elf, and then added a smile on both elves! For the mouth, I separated a piece of red yarn into a single strand and then sewed a smile onto the faces.
Yay! You are all done! Thank you so much for joining in on this crochet along! I hope you love the elf/elves you just made! I would love to see a photo! If you’d like, you can post a photo of your progress in the Loops & Love Crochet Group!
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