Santa & Cyril the Elf by Sarah Lyons

Santa & Cyril the Elf

December 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
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This pattern is for both Santa & Cyril, they are both very similar except Santa makes use of a loop stitch. I have used a horrid slippery eyelash yarn for his beard which looks great but is really fiddly to do! I’ve included full photographs and instructions for the loop stitch that I’ve used which isn’t too tricky and makes a nice change from the usual single crochet and the eyelash yarn could be substituted for something else white and beardy if you have it to hand.

N.B. I’ve used ‘American’ crochet terminology in this pattern.

This pattern uses:

adjustable ring starting method
Working in the round
Single crochet (sc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Double crochet (dc)
Slip stitch (SlSt)
Increasing (inc)
Decreasing (dec)
loop stitch - instructions included

You will need:
Mostly just scraps of yarn but in order of quantity (for both Santa & Cyril):
skin tone
white eyelash yarn or something super fluffy

2 Pair of 9mm plastic eyes

hook to match yarn (I used DK weight yarn and 3mm hook)

1cm decorative bell