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Lighted Santa Claus Ornament - Crochet Pattern

 


Time for the CEO of Christmas gift giving himself, Santa! No Christmas tree would be complete without him and the spirit of giving he represents.

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YARN

Scrap amounts of any worsted weight #4 yarn.
Light Pink (A)
White (B)
Red (C)

HOOK & OTHER MATERIALS

US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook
Battery-operated tea light
2 - 10 mm wiggle eyes 
¼ inch white pompom
3D fabric paint - red 
Craft glue
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

SKILL LEVEL

Easy


STITCH GUIDE
ch - chain
st - stitch 
sl st - slip stitch 
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet

SIZES/FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

2 ¾” x 3 ½”

GAUGE

4 sc and 4 rows = 1”
Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NOTES

1. Similar #4 weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge. 
2. Face is worked in continuous rounds without joining.




FACE

Round 1: With (A) Make magic ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring (do NOT tighten), place marker in 1st, move up as worked, do NOT join—10 sc.

Round 2: Working in continuous rounds here and throughout, 2 sc in each around—20 sc.

Round 3: Sc in each around.

 * At this point I like to place the “flame” of the candle into the center hole and adjust making sure it fits snugly then I secure and weave in the center yarn tail.

Rounds 4-7: Repeat Round 3.

Round 8 (optional): Repeat Round 3 once more if needed to fit tealight.


BEARD  

With (B) ch 18

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 6 ch, skip 3 ch, sc in last 7 ch (14 sc and a ch3 loop)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, skip 1 st, sc in next 10 st, skip 1 st, sc in last st (12 sc)

Row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, skip 1 st, sc in next 8 st, skip 1 st, sc in last st (10 sc)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, skip 1 st, sc in next 6 st, skip 1 st, sc in last st (8 sc)

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, skip 1 st, sc in next 4 st, skip 1 st, sc in last st (6 sc)

Row 7: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, skip 1 st, sc in next 2 st, skip 1 st, sc in last st (4 sc)

Row 8: ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, skip 2 st, sc in last st (2 sc)

Finish off.


HAT

Row 1: With (B) ch 11, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across (9 hdc)

finish off (B), turn

Row 2: Join (C), ch 2 (counts as 1st hdc now and throughout), hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 st, hdc2tog (7 hdc)

Row 3: ch 2, turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 st, hdc2tog (5 hdc)

Row 4: ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 st, ch 4, turn

Row 5: hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, hdc in next 2 st, hdc2tog, finish off.



ASSEMBLY

Sew the top row of the beard across the front of the face making sure the ch 3 loop is centered over the center hole. Next lay the hat across the top of the face along the 4th row and sew into place. Loop a piece of yarn or ribbon through top, behind the hat, for hanger, secure.

Insert tea light in center of magic ring, using last round yarn tail, weave tail around last round, tightening to fit snugly around base of tea light, make sure on/off button is still operational. Weave in all ends.

Using the picture as a guide, glue on the wiggle eyes, either glue or sew the pompom onto the top point of the hat and use some of the red 3D paint to make a mouth. 

 
Make the whole collection of lighted ornaments by clicking 'Lighted Ornaments' on the menu at the top of the page!

May Your stitch count be true, and your frogs be few!

💕 Tracee


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