Mini Christmas Amigurumi Elf Boy Free Pattern
Elliot the crochet elf is a really cute Christmas amigurumi in this free pattern. We wanted to crochet a boy elf for Christmas to match our Ella the mini crochet girl elf that we designed last year for our Kozu Palm Pals mini crochet doll series. And this Christmas amigurumi elf boy doll is really just the cutest! I just love his cute crochet overalls. The outfit would also look super cute for a crochet boy doll with overalls, wouldn’t it?
This free pattern works out to be just 4.5 inches tall, making it a cute crochet stocking stuffer for Christmas or a crochet elf ornament for your tree! It is also a very quick amigurumi Christmas pattern – which is great since the holidays are around the corner!
Don’t miss our crochet Santa pattern, the latest in our Kozu Palm Pals Christmas collection.
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How to Crochet a mini Christmas Amigurumi Elf
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- Yarn: You need a small amount of DK yarn in green, skin colour, hair colour, red, white, and brown.
- 2.5 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch marker
- Polyfill stuffing
- Two 6 mm safety eyes
- Embroidery thread: A small amount in the hair colour for eyebrows and light pink for lips
- Small white pompom (approx. 1.5 cm)
This pattern is written in US terms.
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
INV DEC: invisible decrease
INC: two SC in the same stitch
BLO: back loops only
HDC: half double crochet
Finished size: Approximately 4.5 inches tall.
Begin with brown
Stuff legs lightly as you go.
Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle (6)
Change to green
Round 2: SC around in BLO (6)
Round 3-6 (4 rounds): SC around (6)
Fasten off. Make sure that you’ve pulled the magic circle tight so that stuffing doesn’t escape from it.
Repeat rounds 1-6 for the second leg but don’t fasten off.
Stuff as you go. Now we will begin joining the legs.
Round 7: Chain 2 and SC in the next unworked stitch of the first leg. Place a stitch marker in this stitch to mark the start of your round. SC in the remaining 5 stitches of the first leg until you reach the chain, SC in each of the 2 chains, SC in the 6 stitches of the next leg, and SC on the other side of each of the two chains until you reach your stitch marker. (16)
Round 8-9 (2 rounds): SC around (16)
Change to red
Round 10: SC around in BLO (16)
Round 11-12 (2 rounds): SC in each stitch around (16)
Round 13: (2 SC, INV DEC) four times (12)
Round 14: (2 SC, INV DEC) three times (9)
Change to skin colour.
Round 15: (SC, INV DEC) three times (6)
Round 16: INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 17: (SC, INC) six times (18)
Round 18: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)
Round 19-23 (5 rounds): SC in each stitch around (24)
If you’re using safety eyes, insert them between Rounds 20 and 21, approximately four stitches apart.
Ensure that you have stuffed the body well, especially the neck. I use the back of a scissor to get the stuffing in but you can use anything small enough to really push the stuffing in to ensure that the neck is firm! Continue stuffing the head.
Round 24: (2 SC, INV DEC) six times (18)
Round 25: (SC, INV DEC) six times (12)
Ensure that you have stuffed the head well.
Round 26: INV DEC six times (6)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to embroider the nose. Insert needle in front loop of each stitch and pull tight to close. Embroider on the nose one row below the eyes by making horizontal passes over two stitches.
Do not stuff
Begin with skin colour.
Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)
Change to red.
Round 2-6 (5 rounds): SC around (4)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the body between Round 13 and 14.
Bib for the overalls
Now count off the five stitches in the front center of your amigurumi elf. These will make the bib for the overalls. Attach green yarn to the first stitch on the right, in the unworked front loops from Round 9.
We will be working in rows to make the bib for the overalls.
Row 1: Ch 1, 5 SC (5)
Row 2-4 (3 rows): Ch 1, turn. 5 SC (5)
Now, to make the strap, chain 9 (or the length that you need to reach the center unworked front loops at the back of your doll and sl st into that st.
Chain 9 again (or the same number as you had done for the first strap) and slip stitch into the left corner of the bib.
Fasten off and leave a long tail. Pass one stitch through each of the shoulder straps to ensure that they stay in place. Weave in the ends.
Hair cap & Embroidery
Using hair coloured yarn.
Round 1: 6 SC into a magic circle
Round 2: INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: (SC, INC) six times (18)
Round 4: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)
Round 5-7 (3 rounds): SC around (24)
Round 8: The hair cap instructions for this round can be confusing so I’m going to break them down into sections. Please note that the next section of bullet points are all for Round 8 of the hair cap:
- First we will begin by making the first of the three bangs in the front of the head: Chain 5, starting from the second chain on the hook, 4 SC back down the chain. SC to the next SC in the hair cap.
- 1 SC
- Now we will make the next two bangs: *Chain 5, starting from the second chain on the hook, 4 SC back down the chain. SC to the next SC in the hair cap. * Repeat the part between ** for a total of 2 times.
- 20 SC.
Slip stitch into the first stitch of this Round. Pin the hair cap and the bangs as you would like them to be. Sew the hair cap onto the head of your doll. Be sure to put one stitch into each of the bangs to hold them in place. Use embroidery thread to embroider on the eyebrows
EARS (make 2)
Round 1: Make a magic circle and SC, chain 2, SC inside the circle.
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing. Sew onto the head approximately 3 stitches away from the eyes, at the edge of the hair cap.
Use green yarn.
Round 1: 4 SC into a magic circle (4)
Round 2: SC in each stitch around (4)
Round 3: 3 SC, INC (5)
Round 4: SC in each stitch around (5)
Round 5: 2 SC, INC, 2 SC (6)
Round 6: SC in each stitch around (6)
Round 7: 5 SC, INC (7)
Round 8: SC in each stitch around (7)
Round 9: 3 SC, INC, 3 SC (8)
Round 10: SC in each stitch around (8)
Round 11: 7 SC, INC (9)
Round 12: SC in each stitch around (9)
Round 13: 4 SC, INC, 4 SC (10)
Round 14: SC in each stitch around (10)
Round 15: 9 SC, INC (11)
Round 16: SC in each stitch around (11)
Round 17: 5 SC, INC, 5 SC (12)
Round 18: SC in each stitch around (12)
Round 19: (SC, INC) six times (18)
Round 20: SC in each stitch around (18)
Round 21: (2 SC, INC) six times (24)
Round 22: SC in each stitch around (24)
Round 23: (3 SC, INC) six times (30)
Round 24: SC in each stitch around (30)
Round 25: (4 SC, INC) six times (36)
Round 26-28 (3 rounds): SC around (36)
Change to white. Leave a long tail in green to sew the hat onto the head.
Round 29: SC around and sl st to the first SC of the round to join. Chain 1
Round 30: HDC around and sl st to the first HDC of the round to join (36)
Fasten off and flip the last row up. Put a couple stitches with white yarn to ensure that it stays up. Weave in the ends.
Sew on a small white pompom to the end of the hat and sew the hat onto the head of the elf using the green yarn. Fold the hat down to one side of the head and put one stitch in to hold it in place.
Your mini Christmas Amigurumi Elf is now complete.
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