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how to crochet an elf

A week ago I found this very cool tutorial. Unfortunately it is in Russian. But this ain’t going to stop me – Google Translate and everything will be fine.

I have to say though, I’m not entirely sure that I got it all right, but as long as it works, I’m fine.

If you happen to know more translations for this pattern, let me know – maybe someone else was better than me.

I love these little guys. They are so adorable.

Abbreviations:
Increase – 2sc in next sc
Decrease – 2 sc together
Sc – single crochet
Rnd – round
Head:
Rnd 1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (6 sc);
Rnd 2: *inc* rep 6 times (12 sc);
Rnd 3: *inc, sc in next stitch* rep 6 times (18 sc);
Rnd 4: *inc, sc in next 2 stitches* rep 6 times (24 sc);
Rnd 5: *inc, sc in next 3 stitches* rep 6 times (30 sc);
Rnd 6 – 8: turn work around and continue with loop stitches – 1 loop stitch in each stitch (30);
Rnd 9 – 12: turn work around again and continue with usual sc’s – sc in each loop stitch (30);
Rnd 13: *dec, sc in next 3 stitches* rep 6 times (24 sc); stuff the head;
Rnd 14: *dec, sc in next 2 stitches* rep 6 times (18 sc); stuff some more if you need to;
Rnd 15: *dec, sc in next stitch* rep 6 times (12 sc);
Rnd 16: *dec* rep 6 times;
Break yarn, leaving enough for sewing and sew the opening together;
Nose:
Rnd 1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (6 sc);
Rnd 2: *inc* rep 6 times (12 sc);
Rnd 3-4: sc in each stitsch (12 sc);
Rnd 5: *dec* rep 6 times (6 sc); stuff the nose;
Rnd 6: *dec* rep 3 times;
Break yarn, leaving enough for sewing and sew the opening together; pick the right spot and sew the nose onto the head.

Hat:
Rnd 1: ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook (6 sc);
Rnd 2: sc in each stitch (6 sc);
Rnd 3: inc, sc in next 5 stitches (7 sc);
Rnd 4: sc in each stitch (7 sc);
Rnd 5: inc, sc in next 6 stitches (8 sc);
Rnd 6: sc in each stitch (8 sc);
Rnd 7: inc, sc in next 7 stitch (9 sc);
Rnd 8: sc in each stitch (9 sc);
Rnd 9: inc, sc in next 8 stitch (10 sc);
Rnd 10: sc in each stitch (10 sc);
Rnd 11: inc, sc in next 9 stitch (11 sc);
Rnd 12: inc, sc in next 10 stitches (12 sc);
Rnd 13: inc, sc in next 11 stitches (13 sc);
Rnd 14: inc, sc in next 12 stitches (14 sc);
Rnd 15: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 6 stitches, inc, sc in next 2 stitches (16 sc);
Rnd 16: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 7 stitches, inc, sc in next 3 stitches (18 sc);
Rnd 17: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 8 stitches, inc, sc in next 4 stitches (20 sc);
Rnd 18: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 9 stitches, inc, sc in next 5 stitches (22 sc);
Rnd 19: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 10 stitches, inc, sc in next 6 stitches (24 sc);
Rnd 20: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 7 stitches, inc, sc in next 7 stitches, inc, sc in next 3 stitches (27 sc);
Rnd 21: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 8 stitches, inc, sc in next 8 stitches, inc, sc in next 4 stitches (30 sc);
Rnd 22: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 9 stitches, inc, sc in next 9 stitches, inc, sc in next 5 stitches (33 sc);
Rnd 23: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 10 stitches, inc, sc in next 10 stitches, inc, sc in next 6 stitches (36 sc);
Rnd 24: sc in next 4 stitches, inc, sc in next 11 stitches, inc, sc in next 11 stitches, inc, sc in next 7 stitches (39 sc);

Break yarn, leaving enough for sewing; pick the right spot and sew the hat in place.

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