Christmas Characters by Amanda Berry

Christmas Characters

September 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
One size: Polar Bear is 10cm tall, Santa 11cm tall and Soldier 12cm tall.
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Knit three adorable decorations to adorn your tree: Santa, a polar bear, and a toy soldier.

ABOUT THE PATTERN: The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place, instructions for making the three characters, photos, a list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques, a materials list and recommended yarns. The pattern is 5 pages and written in English.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the soldier’s chin strap which is a single crochet chain. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, sew seams, and duplicate stitch (Swiss darning) embroidery to decorate.


  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • A 3.5mm crochet hook for the soldier’s chin strap
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight)
  • Beads for the eyes
  • Toy filling

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This is an updated version of my Christmas Characters pattern, first published in Let’s Get Crafting magazine in 2016.