Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern

Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern
I made this beard last year for my husband, who was dressed up as Santa for the Christmas. It is easy to make – I made this beard in one evening.  For this project I was using Loop Stitch technique.  If you are not familiar with Loop Stitch, below you will find detailed instruction with plenty of photos.
Hope you will have fun making Santa’s beard!

Materials: I was using Red Heart worsted, medium weight yarn in white and crochet hook H/8 – 5 mm.

Size: This adult size Santa’s beard is about 8” long.  You may also adapt the pattern to a smaller version by using thinner yarn, smaller size hook and working less rows.

Note: Make sure that you don’t crochet too tight as your crochet fabric will have a tendency to roll up in the corner.

Abbreviations:
Ch – chain
Loop St – loop stitch
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)

How to make Loop Stitch

Loop Stitch is usually worked on wrong-side rows because the loops form at the back of your work. Loop Stitch is a variation of single crochet.

1. Insert your hook into the next stitch, just as you would for a single crochet. Using the index finger of your left hand, pull up the yarn to form a loop of desired size.

Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern

2. Bring the hook behind the loop in such way so two strands of the loop would be in front of the hook.

Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern
3. Pick up both strands of the loop and draw them through. You have to make sure that you are picking up both strands, otherwise your Loop Stitch will not be made correctly. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern
4. Wrap the yarn over your hook and draw the yarn through all 3 loops.
Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern
Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern

 Your Loop Stitch will be on the back.

Loop Stitch

Beard

Ch 9;
Row 1.  SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and in each of next 7 Chs (total 8 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 2.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 6 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 10 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 4.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 8 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 12 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 5. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 6.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 10 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 14 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 7. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 8.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 12 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 16 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 9. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 10.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 14 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 18 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 11. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 12.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 16 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 20 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 13. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 14.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 18 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 22 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 15. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 16.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 20 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 24 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 17. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 18.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 22 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 26 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 19. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 20.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 24 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 28 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 21. Loop St in each St of previous Row. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 22.  2SC in last St of previous Row and in each of next 26 Sts, 2SC in next (last) St (total 30 Sts). Ch 1 and turn.
Row 23. Loop St in each St of previous Row.
Ch 10 for the side; turn.
Row 24. SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and in each of next 9 Chs, SC in each of next 7 Sts, Ch 17 for the moustache, SC in last 7 Sts of previous Row, Ch 10 for another side, turn.
Row 25.  Loop St in 2nd Ch from hook and in each St to the end of the Row. Do not cut off the yarn.

Ch 45 for the tie, cut off the yarn leaving about 2” tail and pull through the last Ch to secure. You don’t need to weave in the end.
For the second tie – join the yarn to the beginning of last Row, Ch 45, cut off the yarn leaving about 2” tail and pull through last Ch to secure.

Tie the beard above the ears on the back of the head and it will hold well on the face!

Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern
Santa’s Beard Crochet Pattern
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