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Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

With Christmas only a week away now, I have one more Christmas crochet plushie pattern to share with you all for this year! This is Ellie the elf, and she is a maker through and through. This pattern is just as simple and fun to make as all of the other Christmas and Halloween plushies I’ve shared before, but the details are fun with this pattern! So let’s dive right into the pattern!

Ellie the elf is the second elf plushie pattern I’ve designed and I think the two of them are adorable together. Both Ollie and Ellie are easy to make and use pretty simple shapes and stitches for their patterns. They’re almost entirely SC, so don’t let the outfits intimidate you if you’re new to amigurumi!

Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

 

Ollie and Ellie are both toymakers in Santa’s workshop and although they’re twins, they couldn’t be any different. While Ollie is all about having fun and making mischief in the shop, Ellie is a perfectionist and would rather design the prototypes than make all of the toys herself.

Related: Ollie the Elf Crochet Plushie Pattern

She loves making and part of the joy of her is getting all the details just right! Nothing is more satisfying than seeing all the toys she’s made all working perfectly and ready for the next stage. Because she spends so long designing each new toy and making sure it’s perfect, she might come up with fewer designs than she wanted but she’s always super proud of the ones she makes!

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Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

The full free pattern is written out below. For those who’d prefer to print the pattern and take it with you for on-the-go and to markup as you go, you can buy the inexpensive printable PDF from my Etsy and Ravelry shops. The PDF is formatted without ads or comments, so it’s easy to read.

Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

Materials:

Abbreviations:

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate – some amigurumi experience is helpful but not necessary
  • Sizing: 13″ tall x 4.5″ across body
  • Gauge: 6S X 5R per inch

 

Ellie the Crochet Elf Pattern

Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

Arms (make 2):

Round 1: With yarn in Biscuit (skin color), create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-7: SC around for 5 rounds.

Rounds 8-21: Switch to Red yarn and SC around for 14 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

Legs (make 2):

Round 1: With White yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Rounds 3-8: SC around for 6 rounds.

Rounds 9-30: Switch to Red and SC for 22 rounds, alternating between red and white every 2 rounds. Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Body:

Round 1: The body and dress of this crochet elf are one piece. With yarn in red, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Rounds 8-15: SC around for 8 rounds

Round 16: Slip stitch around loosely. This creates the ridge we’ll build the skirt on later.

Round 17: Work into round 15, not the slipped stitches for this round. *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 18: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 19: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Rounds 20-21: SC around for 2 rounds.

Round 22: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Rounds 23-24: SC around for 2 rounds

Round 25: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Then BO, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Dress:

Round 1: Attach a new piece of red yarn to the slip stitched round of the body by slipping your hook under a stitch and working chain 2. DC twice into the same space. Work 3 DC into each slipped stitch around and slip stitch to the top of the chain 2 to finish the round (126).

Round 2-6: Chain 2, DC around, slip stitch to the top of the chain 2. Repeat for 5 rounds.

Round 7: Attach white yarn and with RS facing you, work a round of crab stitch around the bottom of the dress. Then BO and weave in the end.

Head:

Round 1: With yarn in Biscuit (skin color), create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: *SC 3, inc* around (30).

Round 6: *SC 4, inc* around (36).

Round 7: *SC 5, inc* around (42).

Round 8: *SC 6, inc* around (48).

Rounds 9-18: SC around for 10 rounds. Insert safety eyes to round 5 after the last increase round, about 5 stitches apart. Start to add the stuffing.

Round 19: *SC 6, dec* around (42).

Round 20: *SC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 21: *SC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 22: *SC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 23: *SC 2, dec* around (18). Finish adding stuffing.

Round 24: *SC, dec* around (12).

Round 25: Decrease around (6). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Run the needle under the front loops of each stitch and secure yarn. Weave in the end.

Boots (make 2):

Round 1: With Green yarn, create a magic loop and work 6 SC into it. Place a stitch marker.

Round 2: Inc in each space by working 2 SC into each (12).

Round 3: *SC, inc* around (18).

Round 4: *SC 2, inc* around (24).

Round 5: SC 12, *SC 2, dec* 3 times (21).

Round 6: SC 12, *SC 1, dec* 3 times (18).

Round 7: SC 12, *dec* 3 times (15).

Rounds 8-11: SC around for 4 rounds.

Round 12: Switch to red and SC 1 round.

Round 13: *Ch 3, slip stitch into the same space,* repeat in each space around. Sl st into the first space and then BO. This might be tricky since the elf toy has such small feet, but keep at it! It took me a few tries to get the hook in the right spaces.

Tree Hat

Round 1: With Green yarn, chain 43. Slip stitch to the first chain space to form a ring (42).

Rounds 2-4: HDC around TBL for 3 rounds.

Rounds 5-6: HDC around normally for 2 more rounds.

Round 7: *HDC 5, dec* around (36).

Round 8: HDC for 1 round.

Round 9: *HDC 4, dec* around (30).

Round 10: HDC for 1 round.

Round 11: *HDC 3, dec* around (24).

Round 12: HDC for 1 round.

Round 13: *HDC 2, dec* around (18).

Round 14: HDC for 1 round.

Round 15: *HDC 1, dec* around (12).

Round 16: HDC for 1 round.

Round 17: Dec around (6). Cut the yarn and thread tail through a tapestry needle. Bring the needle through the remaining stitches and pull to close. Secure yarn and trim the excess.

Assembly

Now that we have all the parts of our easy crochet elf pattern ready, we can start assembling! Add stuffing to the legs, body, and arms if you haven’t already. Then use the tail yarn you left to sew the arms onto the body, aligning the red stripes. Use the tail from the legs to attach the legs to the body. Slip the boots onto her feet.

Next, use the tail from the body to attach the head, going through one space on the body to one space on the head. Embroider on a nose with small stitches and the same yarn as the head. Embroider on 3 stitches in black embroidery floss for the eyelashes – it helps to mark them with a pen or pencil first and just go over the lines. Then add a little blush for rosy cheeks. Using real blush and a small brush is the easiest and most natural way to do it, but you can also use paint, a marker, or even embroider some blushes on!

For the hair, cut out strips of yarn that are double the length you want for the hair. Then work your way around her head, inserting your hook into a space, folding the yarn stip over it, and pulling up a loop. Then YO with both ends, and pull through the loop to secure it. Leave the hair as is or untwist the strands to give it more volume. Add on her hat. Glue or stitch it in place if you want to. Weave in any loose ends and you’re finished with your elf toy!

Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern
Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern
Ellie the Christmas Elf: Free Crochet Plushie Pattern

 

Finally, here is the finished Ellie! I love how she turned out and it’s been a lot of fun making girl versions of my first round of Christmas plushies. You can also check out Ginny the Gingerbread Lady here, or get the PDFs of all my Christmas Plushies below!

Check out the entire Christmas Buddies PDF Collection!

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See you soon 🙂

 


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