Crochet Elf Bauble Pattern

Looking for a fun Christmas ornament to add to your collection? Check out this sweet crochet elf bauble pattern.

Crochet elf bauble wearing a green Santa hat with red trim and a gold bell sitting in a small hexagonal brown box.

It’s Day 10 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas! Here’s another one for the character bauble collection.

Crochet elf bauble wearing a green Santa hat with red trim and a gold bell being held up.

About the Pattern

This crochet elf bauble is made up of three separate parts – the head, ear and hat.

The hat takes a little bit of time and has a fun contrasting trim. The gold bell on the end is the perfect finishing touch.

I placed his hat at an angle which means you only need to make one ear.

Why You’ll Love This Elf Bauble Crochet Pattern

  • Basic stitches: Uses mostly single crochet stitches.
  • Giftable: A fun gift for teachers, friends or family.
  • Adorable: Sure to delight adults and kids alike.
Crochet elf bauble wearing a green Santa hat with red trim and a gold bell lying on a square brown paper wrapped present.

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Crochet Elf Bauble Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in skin colour, red, green and a small amount of dark brown (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Light Caramel, Pillar Red, Slate Green and Coffee Bean)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • 1cm gold bell
  • Yarn/twine for hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • dc – double crochet
  • BLO – back loop only
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – work the instructions between (…) into the same stitch

Special Stitches

Picot: Ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook.

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Finished Size

The finished elf bauble measures approximately 2.5″ long x 3″ wide (6.5cm x 8cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. Use a hook size to match your chosen yarn. Make sure that your stitches are tight enough to prevent stuffing showing through and adjust hook size if necessary.


  • Pieces are worked in a continuous spiral starting with a magic ring unless otherwise specified. Mark the first stitch of each round with a removable stitch marker.

Pattern Instructions

Head (skin colour)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)

R2: [Inc] x6 (12)

R3: [Sc, inc] x6 (18)

R4: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x5, sc (24)

R5: [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)

R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)

R7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)

R8-15: [Sc] x42 (42) 8 rounds

R16: [5 sc, invdec] x6 (36)

R17: 2 sc, invdec, [4 sc, invdec] x5, 2 sc (30)

Insert safety eyes between R11 and R12, 7 sts apart.

R18: [3 sc, invdec] x6 (24)

Start stuffing and continue to stuff as you go.

R19: Sc, invdec, [2 sc, invdec] x5, sc (18)

R20: [Sc, invdec] x6 (12)

R21: [Invdec] x6 (6)

Cut the yarn leaving a tail and pull through last st. Weave the yarn tail through the front loop only of the final round and pull to close. Hide the end inside the head.

Hat (starting with green)

R1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)

R2: [Sc] x5 (5)

R3: [Inc] x5 (10)

R4-5: [Sc] x10 (10) 2 rounds

R6: [Sc, inc] x 5 (15)

R7-8: [Sc] x15 (15) 2 rounds

R9: Sc, inc, [2 sc, inc] x4, sc (20)

R10-11: [Sc] x20 (20) 2 rounds

R12: [3 sc, inc] x5 (25)

R13-14: [Sc] x25 (25) 2 rounds

R15: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x4, 2 sc (30)

R16-17: [Sc] x30 (30) 2 rounds

R18: [5 sc, inc] x5 (35)

R19-20: [Sc] x35 (35) 2 rounds

R21: 3 sc, inc, [6 sc, inc] x4, 3 sc (40)

R22-23: [Sc] x40 (40) 2 rounds

R24: [7 sc, inc] x5 (45)

R25: [Sc] x45 (45) – change to red in last st

R26: Sl st in first st, ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in same st. [Dc] x44, join with sl st to first dc (45)

R27: Turn, ch 1. BLO [14 sc, inc] x3, join with sl st to first sc (48)

R28: [Sk next sc, (2 sc, picot, 2 sc) in next st, sk 1, sl st] x11, sk next sc, (2 sc, picot, 2 sc) in next st, sk 1

Fasten off invisibly to first sc. Weave in ends.

Using green yarn, sew a gold bell to the end of the hat.

Ear (skin colour)

Make a magic ring.

R1: 3 sc, picot, sc

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


  • Using skin colour yarn, sew a nose centred between the eyes between R12 and R13. Stitch over the nose until you get your desired look (approximately 5 times).
  • Using dark brown yarn, sew a single stitch at an angle above the right eye over R9 for the eyebrow.
  • Sew the ear to the right side of the head, over R11 and R12, approximately 4 sts away from the eye. (It can be helpful to put the hat on the head to get a better idea of placement).
  • Place the hat on the head at an angle (it should sit just above the ear and the eyebrow on the right hand side). Bend the top of the hat to the side away from the ear and using some green yarn, sew in place to hold the fold.
  • Using red yarn, sew the hat to the head. I sewed it down underneath the brim over R27.
  • Attach a hanging loop.

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