Mrs Claus Ornament Crochet Pattern


Mrs Claus crochet ornament

Day 10 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas is Mrs Claus!

This Mrs Claus ornament pattern is sweet and simple. The hair pieces and embellishments are crocheted separately and sewn on at the end. She’d also be super cute with a pair of glasses (I did try to make some but I didn’t have the correct materials).


MATERIALS

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  • DK weight yarn in skin colour, white, red, green and pink (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Light Caramel, Paper White, Pillar Red, Slate Green and Bubblegum Pink)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • 8mm safety eyes
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Yarn/twine for hanging
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle, scissors

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – increase
  • invdec – invisible decrease
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

SPECIAL STITCHES

  • Puff stitch: [Yarn over, insert hook in st, yarn over and pull through] x3, you should have 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 7 loops. Ch 1 to close the st.

NOTES

The pattern is written using US terminology and measures approximately 2.25″ long x 2″ wide (6cm x 5cm) when using the materials listed.

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.

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.


PATTERN

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.

HAIR (white)

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: BLO [3 sc, inc] x6 (30)
R6: 2 sc, inc, [4 sc, inc] x5, 2 sc (36)
R7: [5 sc, inc] x6 (42)
R8: [13 sc, inc] x3 (45)
R9-12: [Sc] x45 (45) 4 rounds
R13: Sl st in first st, ch 2, dc in same st. [Dc] x19, hdc, sc, [sl st] x2, sc, hdc, [dc] x19 (45)

Fasten off invisibly to first dc leaving a long tail for sewing.

BUN (white)

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: [Sc] x24 (24)

Fasten off invisibly leaving a long tail for sewing.

BERRY (red)

Ch 2, puff st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st from back to front in same ch.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

HOLLY LEAF (green)

Ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sc. Sl st in next ch, sc in next. Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sc. Sl st in next 2 chs. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch sl st.

Working down other side of the chain – sl st in next ch. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sl st. Sl st in next 2 chs. Ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st back into same ch as sl st. Sl st in next 2 chs.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

ASSEMBLY

  • 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).
  • Place the hair on the head. Sew the bun to the hair using the leftover front loops from R5 of the hair and the front loop only of the bun. Add some stuffing when you’re about 3/4 of the way around. Avoid over stuffing.
  • Sew the hair to the head.
  • Tie a piece of red yarn around the bun.
  • Sew the holly leaf and berry to the right side of the hair next to the bun.
  • Using pink yarn, sew cheeks just under and to the side of each eye going over a single st twice.

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