Santa Claus Crochet Pattern

Happy Sunday everyone! Today isn’t the day that I usually post, but I was just so excited to share this Santa Claus Crochet Pattern with you, I couldn’t wait.

I had a lot of fun designing this pattern, especially the bauble stitch detail on the beard. You’ll have just as much fun making it!

Santa Claus is a super classic Christmas symbol. If you’re looking for more free Christmas crochet patterns, try these:

The Grinch Crochet Pattern

Leg Lamp Crochet Pattern

Charlie Brown Crochet Pattern

Snoopy Crochet Pattern

Christmas Penguin Crochet Pattern

Olaf (Frozen) Crochet Pattern

Santa Claus Crochet Patten

Santa Crochet Pattern

Materials Needed:

  • Black worsted (4) weight yarn
  • White worsted (4) weight yarn
  • Natural worsted (4) weight yarn
  • Red worsted (4) weight yarn
  • A small amount of yellow worsted (4) weight yarn
  • 4.00 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing
  • 2 Safety Eyes

Terms Needed: Sc = single crochet, Sc2tog = single crochet 2 together, ss = slip stitch, ch = chain, st = stitch, mc = magic circle,

Santa Head:

Start with natural yarn.

Row 1: Ch 1. Sc 6 in mc. Ss. (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc 2 in each st around. Ss. (12 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in each st around, sc) repeat around. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in each st around, sc 2) repeat around. Ss. (24 sts)

Rows 5-7: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (24 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc 2) repeat around. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc) repeat around. Ss. (12 sts)

Stuff work and add safety eyes.

Row 10: Ch 1. Sc2tog around. Ss. (6 sts)

Santa Beard:

Start with white yarn.

Row 1: Ch 11, turn. In 3rd ch from hook, (* Yarn over, insert hook, pull up a loop, ss 2 loops* repeat 5 times in the same st. Pull a loop through all 6 of the loops on the hook, ch 2. Skip one stitch) repeat this pattern a total of 5 times to create 5 baubles.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Repeat bauble stitch pattern in each of the spaces between the baubles of the previous row to create 4 baubles. Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew beard to head.

Santa Nose:

Start with natural yarn.

Row 1: Sc 4 in mc. Ss. (4 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (4 sts)

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew nose to face, just above beard.

Santa Eyebrows (make 2):

Start with white yarn.

Row 1: CH 3.

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew eyebrows to face, just above eyes.

Santa Hat:

Start with red yarn.

Row 1: Sc 4 in mc. Ss. (4 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc) repeat to end of row. Ss. (6 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 2) repeat to end of row. Ss. (8 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 3) repeat to end of row. Ss. (10 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 4) repeat to end of row. Ss. (12 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 5) repeat to end of row. Ss. (14 sts)

Row 7: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 6) repeat to end of row. Ss. (16 sts)

Row 8: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 7) repeat to end of row. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 8) repeat to end of row. Ss. (20 sts)

Row 10: Change to white yarn. Ch 1. In back loops of yarn, (Sc 2 in st, sc 9) repeat around. Ss. (22 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc 10) repeat to end of row. Ss. (24 sts)

Bind off. Weave in ends.

Santa Hat Pompom:

Start with white yarn.

Row 1: Sc 5 in mc. Ss. (5 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc 2 in each st around. Ss. (10 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (10 sts)

Stuff pompom.

Row 4: Ch 1. Sc2tog around. Ss. (5 sts)

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew to top of hat. Weave in all ends.

Santa Legs + Body:

Start with black yarn.

Row 1: Sc 6 in mc. Ss. (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc) repeat to end of row. Ss. (8 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (8 sts)

Row 4: Change to red yarn. Ch 1. Sc in front loop of each st around. Ss. (8 sts)

Bind off. Repeat rows 1-4 to create a 2nd piece. Do not bind off.

Row 5: Ch 1. Sc 4. Switch to 2nd piece, and Sc 8. Switch back to first piece and sc in remaining 4 sts. Ss to first st of row. (16 sts)

Row 6: Change to white yarn. In back loops of sts, (Sc 2 in st, sc 7) repeat to end of row. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 7: Change to red yarn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 8: Change to black yarn.  In back loops of sts, sc in each st around. Ss. (18 sts)

Row 9: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc 7) repeat to end of row. Ss. (16 sts)

Row 10: Change to red yarn. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (16 sts)

Row 11: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc 6) repeat to end of row. Ss. (14 sts)

Row 12: Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Ss. (14 sts)

Row 13: Ch 1. (Sc2tog, sc 5) repeat to end of row. Ss. (12 sts)

Stuff work.

Row 14: Ch 1. Sc2tog around. Ss. (6 sts)

Bind off. Using yellow yarn, add a belt buckle detail.

Santa Arms (make 2):

Start with white yarn.

Row 1: Sc 6 in mc. Ss. (6 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1. (Sc 2 in st, sc) repeat around. Ss. (8 sts)

Row 3: Change to red yarn. In front loops of sts, Ch 1, Sc2tog, then sc around the rest of the row. (7 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, Sc2tog, then sc around the rest of the row. (6 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, Sc2tog, then sc around the rest of the row. (5 sts)

Stuff arm.

Row 6: Ch 1, Sc2tog, then sc around the rest of the row. (4 sts)

Bind off, leaving a tail for sewing. Sew arms to sides of body and sew head to top of body. Weave in all ends.

I hope you enjoyed this Santa Claus Crochet Pattern. Have a great day!


Gillian

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