I made this super cute crochet Elf on the Shelf for my son, who desperately wished that Santa would send to him his helper. My son wanted not just any Elf, he wanted a naughty Elf. Well, be careful what you wish for! My son now has his own Elf on the Shelf, who, in spite of being very cute, is likely to be very mischievous.
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If you are not familiar with Elf on the Shelf, here is the short story. Elf on the Shelf is a character from the children’s picture book, written by Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell. Santa sends his helpers Elves to people’s homes to watch over kid’s behavior.
At night, the Elves fly back to the North Pole to report to Santa what happened during the day. Then, they fly back to houses and hide. Every time they are hiding in a new place and kids are having a lot of fun trying to find them.
Some Elves are nice, but some Elves are a little naughty and like to make some mischiefs. They are making innocent but sometimes annoying messes and doing some funny things around the house. The kids get very excited to find out where Elves are hiding or what kind of mischief they did.
This crochet Elf I made from the pattern designed by Kali from the Friendly Red Fox. Besides the Elf, Kali designed very cool Reindeer and Moose which are perfect for the Christmas season.
Kali’s pattern for the Elf is very well written, easy to follow, has a lot of additional notes and detailed explanations. The Elf pattern is available in her TheFriendlyRedFox store on Etsy.
My husband and I first heard about Elf on the Shelf last year, and we thought the idea would be very fun. My husband found an Elf on Amazon and place the order. Unfortunately, the item was backordered a few weeks later and never arrived in time, so he canceled the order. Frankly, Kali’s Elf which is presented here is beautiful and far nicer than a production version. I am glad to have this hand-made creation to be a part of our family’s Christmas tradition for years to come.
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My Elf on the Shelf turned out very cute and my son LOVED him! My son, who is a wonderful boy, is now especially on his best behavior to ensure our Elf is providing positive reports to Santa.
Every day the Elf is appearing in new spots. Here are some places he likes to sit: on my son’s bookshelf, near the Christmas tree and hanging out with Lego characters.
If you are looking for a pattern to make your own crochet Elf on the Shelf – definitely use Kali’s pattern, you will not be disappointed!
As you see, besides designing patterns, sometimes I also love to make beautiful items created by other wonderful designers. Here is another toy I made for my son – Garfield, design by Erin’s Toy Store.
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