Santa Claus by S. Pendleton
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Santa Claus

Crochet
January 2008
Punch Thread
Lace ?
1.8 mm

This is the miniature version of my pattern booklet, “Here Comes Santa.” Santa is 5-way jointed, with a cotter pin and disk neck joint, and thread-jointed arms and legs. Crocheted from two strands of punch thread held together with a size 6 hook, he is 6 inches tall, not including his hat. The punch thread is perfect for making Santa, because it can be brushed up to look like hair and fur. Even the beard, hair, mustache, and eyebrows are crocheted! You may, however, use other threads of your choice with the appropriate size of hook. The little buckle was purchased from crcrafts.com, but the pattern includes instructions for crocheting one as an alternative.

Santa’s clothes are incorporated into the design, and are not removable, except for his hat, which comes off to reveal his cute balding head.

The Santa pattern booklet has 16 pages of instructions and photos, including color photos of the finished doll.

Materials and Supplies Needed:

• Punch thread (available from www.tedsfromthreads.com): 2 spools of each color: Flesh, red, white, green, black, brown, small amounts of gray or gold if you crochet the belt buckle in lieu of using a purchased one.
• Coats and Clarks Glitz thread, gold (optional)
• Size 6 (1.8mm) crochet hook
• Purchased belt buckle, 3/8”x5/8”
• Two purchased buckles for boots (optional)
• Two 1/2 ” (12 mm) buttons for backpack in color of choice
• Two ½ (1.3cm) disks
• One ¾” (1.9cm) cotter pin
• Tools: Pliers for turning cotter pin, small sharp scissors, mohair finger brush or stiff toothbrush for brushing up “fur”, hemostat, tweezers, or other stuffing tool of choice
• 3mm glass eyes
• Stuffing of choice
• Needles: 5-inch (12.7cm) doll needle, tapestry needle, beading needle, milliners needle
• Upholstery or other strong thread for jointing
• Watercolor pencil (such as Prisma) or makeup blush, pink or rose
• Very fine tip marker (such as Pigma Micron .25mm), brown
• Small jingle bell, green (optional)
• Green embroidery floss (optional)