Elle the Elf by Becky Skuse

Elle the Elf

Crochet
October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
2.5 mm
Approx 19cm (71⁄2in) tall with hat
both US and UK
This pattern is available for £5.00 GBP
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Meet Elle. She’s a happy little elf who loves Christmas and giving presents to people. She’d be delighted to bring some festive magic to your celebrations. Create Elle for your family as a festive treat, or as a fantastic gift for someone really special on the big day.

This listing is for a pdf crochet pattern that will enable you to make the elf. The pattern includes separate instructions for UK and US crochet terms, plus A DETAILED MAKING UP SECTION with LOTS of photos and top tips for a perfect finish!

Elle the elf is quick to make, using only double crochet stitches (that’s single crochet if you’re in the USA). She’s easy to sew together using the detailed step-by-step guide, which explains how to sew the head on firmly and how to create realistic hair. I’ll also show you how to make her arms and legs POSEABLE so that she can wave her arms AND she can sit down or stand up. These little touches really bring your toys to life!

You will need:
• Any cotton 4ply in red, white, brown, green and peach. I used Scheepjes Catona (100% cotton, 25g/62.5m), 1 ball each of Rosewood (258), Kiwi (205), Snow White (106), Nude (255) and Root Beer (157).
• Hook: A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook.
• Other materials: Tapestry needle, toy stuffing, weighted stuffing (optional), scrap of blue yarn for eyes, one button or two sequins for the belt buckle.

Other information:
• Tension: Not vital for this project, but it is important that stitches are dense.
• Size: Approx 19cm (7½in) tall with hat (hat is removeable).
• Pattern is divided into 3 sections: Patterns in UK Terms, Patterns in US Terms, Making Up.

Step-by-step guides to:
• Invisible decrease
• Attaching the head
• Attaching poseable arms
• Attaching poseable legs
• Attaching realistic hair