Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crochet Santa Face

I have had a few requests on how to make the crochet Santa Faces seen on earlier posts.  He is hanging on my Christmas trees.




  • Face:
    Using a light pink yarn, chain 4, sl st into 1st st to make ring.  Ch 3, work 12 dc into circle, counting turning chain as 1 dc.  Join to top of ch 3 with sl st.  Cut yarn and secure end.
    Attach white yarn at point where circle was completed.  Ch 3, make 1 dc into same st.  Then make 2 dc into each st around pink circle, join, cut and secure end of yarn (26 dc counting turning ch as 1 dc)
    Cap:
    With sl st on hook, join red yarn in any st.  Ch 3, work 1 dc into next 3 sts, then 2 dc into next 2 sts, then 1 dc into next 4 sts.  (Total of 12 dc, counting turning ch as 1 dc.)
    Ch 1, turn.  Dec 1 st over next 2 sts, sc into next 8 sts, dec 1 st at end of row, in last dc and turning ch (10 sts.)
    Ch 1, turn.  Dec 1 st over 2 sts, sc in remaining 8 sts to end of row.  At this point sc 3 sts down side of cap, bringing yarn to point where red and white yarn meet.  Ch 2, turn.  Sc in both sts, then sc across top of cap to last 3 sts.  Sl st into each of these 3 sts.  End off red.
    Note:  The two sts that you ch where red and white yearn meet will make the tab on which the pom pom is sewn. Also, this side of the cap will turn down.
    Row 1:  Attach white yarn in first white st at outside row of beard See diagram 1  * Ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sc into next st.  Repeat from * around the outside edge of face.  Cut and secure yarn.
    Row 2:  The middle row of the beard will be crocheted into the sts of the white yarn.  ( See Diagram 1)  Secure yarn under dec near point where outer row of beard begins.  (See diagram 2.)  Make picot as in row 1 on each of the dcs until you reach the other side of the face.  Cut and secure yarn.
    Row 3:  Inside row of beard.  Secure white yarn under 3rd dc from center of cap in the pink circle.  Make picots on each of the dc until you reach the 3rd dc from the center on the other side.  (see diagrams 1 and 2)
    Eyes:  Using 6 srands of floss doubled, make eyes using french knots, wrapping floss around the needle 4 times.  ( See diagram 3.)
    Nose:  Using one strand of red yarn, make nose using a french knot, wrapping yarn around needle 1 time.
    Sew pom pom to cap, and sew a saftey pin the back of cap or crochet a loop on the top of cap using red yarn to hang.
     
    Speaking of Santa...how do you like my Christmas Socks?  I love these.  My Mom got me these slippers a couple of years ago.  They are so cozy.
    XO  Kris

    16 comments:

    Tammy said...

    Those socks are so cute!!!! Look so warm too!

    Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

    Cute socks!!

    Pam said...

    The Santa is so cute! I love, love, LOVE the socks.

    Stacey said...

    Cute Santa!! Cozy looking socks!!!

    Nicolle said...

    I adore those socks! My grandma used to make those santa faces. I have one one them, and I love it. You are so talented!

    Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

    I love the darling Santa faces! Brings back memories! You crochet so good Kris and I love your slippers! Stay warm!

    Hugs,
    Maryjane
    xox

    Kate stubenvoll said...

    Great minds think alike, don't they. I see you have a Sweet Spot too. This might have to be done for the other Sweet Spot, I just found. Thanks for the pattern, Sweet Kris. You got it, I'm hanging out just like you today. But, I need some of those socks. Seriously, I was minding my own Bee's Wax and there you go, having me google to find something so cute.

    notes of sincerity said...

    Love the socks!! :o)
    And your little Santa
    ornament is too cute.
    Hugs, Trish

    Gloria said...

    what nice you are and always make me smile:)

    "Petunia Pill" said...

    Thank you, Kris! I bet you know what I'll be doing tomorrow morning! I'm excited to know the pattern! Annette

    Holly said...

    Is there anything you can't do? Love the Santa face!

    Hillcresthome Prims said...

    WOOOHOOO.... I LOVE your homemade slippers, I LOVE them. I can't make those, I have 2 left hands.

    If I ordered a pair how much would they be???
    I have been following your blog and I LOVE it!!!!

    Red was my favorite color forever but now when they found a lump in my right breast and I am on treatment PINK is my favorite color.
    They caught it in time, but I am sick and vomiting and have lost alot of my thick long hair but like my Husband said I am here and that is what matters NOT hair!
    We just celebrated our 23 ard wedding Anniversay and our oldest just turned 20 yrs. old and is in college and our youngest will be 17 yrs old Dec 19th and is in high school. Both have part time jobs as well.

    Family is everything to me.

    Christmas Blessings to you Kris and to your family from my family,
    Tricia XO

    ~Niki~ said...

    say kris, do you think you'd be a doll and help me with adding my button to my blog so people could grab it, like yours? I used to know how to do this, and now I cannot remember~or can you point me in the right direction of the instructions? thanks girl!

    Eileen said...

    Thank you for the Santa Face pattern. It is so cute! Love the socks too. I'm so glad I found your blog, I signed up to follow you as I too am living life one day at a time. Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Victoria Rogers said...

    My grandma made these for everyone about 20 years ago. We still have them on our tree every year. Thank you for posting the instructions. I would love to make them as gifts. ♥

    Victoria Rogers said...

    My grandma made these for everyone about 20 years ago. We still have them on our tree every year. Thank you for posting the instructions. I would love to make them as gifts. ♥