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Santa Baby Amigurumi Doll Crochet Pattern

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

 If you're looking to add a beard onto this little Santa Baby amigurumi doll and turn him into Santa Claus, please check out this post.
It's been a while since I've released a Christmas pattern. I mean, Christmas only comes once a year, but I think the last time I published a Christmas crochet pattern a couple years ago when I created my Flatland Christmas Baubles for my crocheted Christmas tree.

After I created my Mini Mimi doll pattern, I thought I was going to make a bunch of dolls and dress them up.

Santa Baby, Santa Claus, Santa Helper Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

At the beginning of the pandemic, I saw the yarn shelves in the craft store quickly emptying. I panicked and ended up hoarding a bunch of Bernat Handicrafter cotton yarn in Chamomile.

It's essentially the closest yarn colour that I can get to a peach skin tone. It was a good thing I hoarded in this case because it's been 8 months and the craft store still has not restocked it! 

The yarn actually ended up sitting in a box for a long time because I didn't have time to make anything with it. Also, I didn't have any inspiration.

I had 2 weeks off in November, but Vancouver is on lockdown again due to our COVID numbers being so high. So, I decided to sit around at home and spend some time with my yarn and that's when I started designing my own Santa Claus amigurumi.

Santa Baby, Santa Claus, Santa Helper Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

The beard design came the last, but when I put the Santa hat on this little guy, he just looked so cute! I started calling him "Santa Baby" and thought I would release the pattern as is and then later on adding the beard to make him into Santa Claus.

Santa Baby, Santa Claus, Santa Helper Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

If you're looking for the pattern for the beard to turn Santa Baby into Santa Claus, stay tuned!

In the meantime, I hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas!

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Santa Baby, Santa Claus, Santa Helper Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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What You Need / Materials


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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • st/sts - stitch/stitches
  • ch - chain
  • slst - slip stitch
  • sc - single crochet (using the yarn under method)
  • sc inc - single crochet increase, 2 single crochets in one stitch
  • sc dec - single crochet decrease, single crochet 2 stitches together
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • BLO - back loops only


Notes




Pattern


Head


Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook with peach yarn...
Round 1: Magic Circle with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: Sc inc in each st around (12 sts)
Round 3: [Sc, sc inc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 4: [Sc, sc inc, sc] x 6 times (24 sts)
Round 5: [3 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (30 sts)
Round 6: [2 sc, sc inc, 2 sc] x 6 times (36 sts)
Round 7: [5 sc, sc inc] x 6 times (42 sts)
Round 8-14: Sc in each st around (42 sts)
Round 15: [5 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (36 sts)
Round 16: [2 sc, sc dec, 2 sc] x 6 times (30 sts)
Round 17: [3 sc, sc dec] x 6 times (24 sts)

Put in your safety eyes. I put mine between rows 10 and 11, about 7 stitches apart. Stuff the head with poly-fil before the opening gets too small.

Round 18: [Sc, sc dec, sc] x 6 times (18 sts)
Round 19: [Sc, sc dec] x 6 times (12 sts)
Round 20: Sc BLO in each st around (12 sts)
Round 21-23: Sc in each st around (12 sts)

Cut and fasten off. Stuff firmly and push rows 20-23 inside the head to create a tunnel and a hole for the neck to go into later.


Arms (make 2)


Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook with peach yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: Sc in each st around (6 sts)

Change to red yarn...
Round 3-5: Sc in each st around (6 sts)
Cut and fasten off.


Legs and Body


Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook with black yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 6 sc (6 sts)
Round 2: [2 Sc, sc inc] x 2 (8 sts)
Round 3: Sc in each st around (8 sts)

Change to red yarn...
Round 4-7: Sc in each st around (8 sts)
Cut and fasten off the first leg.

Repeat round 1-7 to make a second leg. Do not cut or fasten off, instead, finish off with a Ch 2.

Round 8: Join the second leg with the first leg. 8 sc around the first leg, 2 sc along the ch, 8 sc around the second leg, 2 sc along the other side of the ch (20 sts)
Round 9: Sc in each st around (20 sts)
Round 10: Sc BLO in each st around (20 sts) 
Round 11-12: Sc in each st around (20 sts)

Round 13: 4 sc, 6 sc around the first arm, 10 sc, 6 sc around the second arm, 6 sc (32 sts)

Round 14: Sc dec in each st around (16 sts)
Round 15: Sc dec in each st around (8 sts)

Round 16-20: Sc in each st around (8 sts)

Cut and leave a long tail to attach the body to the head by threading the yarn tail through the hole on the bottom of the head. Then sew it to the top of the head and then sew it to the neck again to secure it. Do this a few times to make sure your head is secured. 


Bottom of Santa Coat 


Work on the front loops from round 10 with the doll legs facing away from you. Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook and red yarn...
Round 1: Sc join to the front loops from round 10, sc in each st around (20 sts)

Change to white yarn...
Round 2: Sc in each st around (20 sts)
Cut and fasten off.


Santa Hat 


Using a 3.0 mm crochet hook and red yarn...
Round 1: Magic Ring with a base of 4 sc (4 sts)
Round 2: [Sc, sc inc] x 2 times (6 sts)
Round 3: [2 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (8 sts)
Round 4: [3 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (10 sts)
Round 5: [4 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (12 sts)
Round 6: [5 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (14 sts)
Round 7: [6 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (16 sts)
Round 8: [7 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (18 sts)
Round 9: [8 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (20 sts)
Round 10: [9 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (22 sts)
Round 11: [10 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (24 sts)
Round 12: [11 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (26 sts)
Round 13: [12 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (28 sts)
Round 14: [13 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (30 sts)
Round 15: [14 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (32 sts)
Round 16: [15 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (34 sts)
Round 17: [16 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (36 sts)
Round 18: [17 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (38 sts)
Round 19: [18 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (40 sts)
Round 20: [19 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (42 sts)
Round 21: [20 sc, sc inc] x 2 times (44 sts)
Round 22-23: Sc in each st around (44 sts)

Change to white yarn...
Round 24-27: Sc in each st around (44 sts)

Fold up the white rows to create some dimension to the hat.
Cut, fasten off.


Assembly


For the belt, I used black yarn and made a chain of 21 and sewed it above row 10 on the body. Then use some yellow yarn and embroider the buckle on the belt.

To add some finishing touches to Santa's coat, I used some white yarn and made a ch of 5 and sewed it vertically on the jacket.

The pompom on the top of the hat was made using white yarn. I used a fork to make the pompom and it came out the perfect size!

Santa Baby, Santa Claus, Santa Helper Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Did you make your own Santa Baby Amigurumi? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.





This is an original pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell or distribute the pattern.

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