This crochet Santa Ornament is made from crocheted hearts. I’ve designed a collection of heart-shaped appliques and this Santa is one of my latest heart-shaped creations.
This crochet ornament is made from hearts of different sizes: a large heart for the head, a medium heart for the hat and three small hearts for the beard. The hearts are made separately and then sewn together.
You can also use this crochet Santa as an applique, I used it to make this Christmas card.
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This pattern first was published in Happily Hooked Magazine, October issue 55 which features crochet for the holidays. Happily Hooked is a wonderful monthly magazine filled with beautiful patterns of different levels, useful articles, tips, yarn reviews and more!
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If you like Santa ornaments, you may also like this DIY Yarn-Filled Santa!
Crochet Santa Ornament – Free Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this Santa ornament is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy Shop.
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
prev – previous
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
Patons Grace, sport weight #2 yarn (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yds/124 m per 1.7 oz/50 g skein), colors – Snow (A), Cardinal (B), Blush (C).
Hooks and other materials
US Size E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Embroidery floss, color – black
Sewing threads, colors- white, red
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This Santa crochet ornament is about 3-1/2” (9 cm) tall.
Not critical for this project.
Face: Large Heart (make 1)
With C, Ch 4.
Rnd 1. Working under two strands, make all of the next sts in 4th ch from hook – 3 dc, 3 hdc, ch 1, dc (heart point), ch 1, 3 hdc, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, (hdc+dc) in first st of prev rnd, 3 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in ch-1 st, (dc+tr+dc) in next st (heart point), hdc in ch-1 st, dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, 3 dc in next st, (dc+hdc) in next st, ch 3, sl st in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, sc in first st of prev rnd, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc in each of the next 6 sts, (hdc+dc+hdc) in next st (heart point), sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sl st in center.
Hat: Medium Heart (make 1)
With B, Ch 4.
Rnd 1. Follow the Large Heart Instructions for the Rnd 1.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, hdc in first st of prev rnd, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in ch-1 st, ch 1, dc in next st (heart point), ch 1, hdc in ch-1 st, hdc in each of next 3 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in next st, ch 3, sl st in center.
With A, make a magic ring.
Rnd 1. Ch 1, 10 sc in magic ring, sl st to first sc to join.
Beard: Small Heart (make 3)
With A, Ch 4.
Rnd 1. Work as for Rnd 1 of Large Heart.
Place Medium Heart with point facing up, on point of Large Heart. Using a sewing needle and matching thread, sew on the Medium heart for the Hat, then the Pom-Pom on top of the Hat and finally, the 3 Small Hearts for the beard.
Using an embroidery needle and 10 strands of black embroidery floss, make one stitch for each eye.
Nose: using two strands together of red yarn about 6”-8” long, make a knot in the middle, bring the yarn ends to the back side through the center of the Large Heart leaving the knot on the front.
Attach string to the Pom-Pom.
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