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A Christmas Carol by DROPS Design
"A little helper to welcome your guests..."
Crochet DROPS Santa in "Paris".
DROPS Extra 0-868
DROPS design: Pattern no w-446
Yarn group C
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Materials: DROPS PARIS from Garnstudio
100 g color no 12, red
50 g color no 23, light gray
50 g color no 61, light peach
50 g color no 17, off white
50 g color no 15, black

DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 4.5 mm/US 7 – or size needed to get 16 sc = width 10 cm / 4''.

Some poly stuffing for filling

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
CROCHET INFO:
MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid holes in the middle (instead of ch-ring):
Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop. Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, ch 1, then work sc around the loop. When the desired no of sc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop. Fasten the yarn end on the back side. Continue to work in the round in a circle.

WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last sc on the round, continue to next round with 1 sc in next sc (= first sc from previous round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last sc and first sc on the round, move the marker upwards.

WORKING 2 SC TOG:
* Insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.

COLOR CHANGE - SC:
To get a nice color change work last sc on round as follows: Insert hook in last st, get yarn, make a YO with the new color and pull it through all sts on hook. Continue on to next round with the new color.
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HEAD:
Worked in the round in a circle with light peach on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7. Start at the bottom of head by making a magic circle - Read explanation above.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in the magic circle. Read WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE above.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 5: * 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 sc.
ROUND 7: * 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 sc.
ROUND 8: Work 1 sc in every sc = 42 sc.
ROUND 9: * 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 48 sc.
ROUND 10-13: Work 1 sc in every sc = 48 sc. Switch to red.
ROUND 14: * 1 sc in the next 6 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog * - Read explanation above, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 sc.
ROUND 15: Work 1 sc in every sc = 42 sc.
ROUND 16: * 1 sc in the next 5 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 sc.
ROUND 17: Work 1 sc in every sc = 36 sc.
ROUND 18: * 1 sc in the next 4 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 sc.
ROUND 19 to 22: Work 1 sc in every sc = 30 sc.
ROUND 23: * 1 sc in the next 3 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 24 to 27: Work 1 sc in every sc = 24 sc.
ROUND 28: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 sc.
ROUND 29 to 32: Work 1 sc in every sc = 18 sc.
ROUND 33: * 1 sc in next sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 sc.
ROUND 34 to 37: Work 1 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 38: Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 6 sc.
Cut the yarn and fill the head with some poly stuffing, tighten tog.

In the transition between light peach and red work an edge as follows with off white: * 1 sc, ch 3, 1 dc in first ch, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' *, repeat from *-* and finish with 1 sl st in first sc.

POMPOM:
Ch 21 (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 with off white. Turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in every ch = 20 sc. Turn. On next row work all sc tog 2 by 2 - see explanation above. = 10 sc. Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 5 sc.
Tighten tog the pompom and sew it to the top of head.

BODY:
Worked in the round in a circle with red on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7. Start by making a magic circle at the bottom of body.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in the magic circle.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 5: * 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 sc.
ROUND 7: * 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 sc.
ROUND 8: Work 1 sc in every sc = 42 sc.
ROUND 9: * 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 48 sc.
ROUND 10: Work 1 sc in every sc = 48 sc.
ROUND 11: * 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 54 sc.
ROUND 12 to 16: Work 1 sc in every sc = 54 sc. Switch to black – READ COLOR CHANGE.
ROUND 17 to 18: Work 1 sc in every sc = 54 sc. Switch to red.
ROUND 19 to 22: Work 1 sc in every sc = 54 sc.
ROUND 23: * 1 sc in the next 7 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 48 sc.
ROUND 24: Work 1 sc in every sc = 48 sc.
ROUND 25: * 1 sc in the next 6 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 sc.
ROUND 26: Work 1 sc in every sc = 42 sc.
ROUND 27: * 1 sc in the next 5 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 sc.
ROUND 28: * 1 sc in the next 4 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 sc.
ROUND 29: Work 1 sc in every sc = 30 sc.
ROUND 30: * 1 sc in the next 3 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 31: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 sc.
ROUND 32: * 1 sc in next sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 12 sc.
Cut the yarn and keep 30 cm /12'' for assembly. Fill the body with some poly stuffing.

LEG:
Worked in the round in a circle with black on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7. Start at edge of foot by making a magic circle.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in the magic circle.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3-5: Work 1 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in next sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 8 sc. Switch to red.
ROUND 7-20: Work 1 sc in every sc = 8 sc.
Cut the yarn and keep 30 cm /12'' for assembly.
Work another leg the same way.
Fill the legs with some poly stuffing.

ARM:
Worked in the round in a circle with light peach on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7. Start at edge of hand by making a magic circle.
ROUND 1: Work 4 sc in the magic circle.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in every sc = 8 sc.
ROUND 3-4: Work 1 sc in every sc = 8 sc. Switch to red.
ROUND 5-19: Work 1 sc in every sc = 8 sc.
Cut the yarn and keep 30 cm /12'' for assembly.
Work another arm the same way. Fill the arms with some poly stuffing.

SCARF:
Ch 5 (incl 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7 with red. Turn and work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in every ch = 4 sc. Then work 1 sc in every sc back and forth until scarf measures approx. 40 cm / 15 3/4''. Fasten off.
Continue with off white and crochet an edge around the scarf as follows: * 1 sc, ch 3, skip approx. 1-1½ cm / 3/8-½'' *, repeat from *-* and finish with one sl st in first sc on round.


BODY:
Worked in the round in a circle with light gray on hook size 4.5 mm/US 7. Make a magic circle - read explanation above.
ROUND 1: Work 6 sc in the magic circle. Read WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE above.
ROUND 2: 2 sc in every sc = 12 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 18 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 5: * 1 sc in the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 36 sc.
ROUND 7: * 1 sc in the next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 42 sc.
ROUND 8: * 1 sc in the next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 48 sc.
ROUND 9: * 1 sc in the next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 54 sc.
ROUND 10: * 1 sc in the next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 60 sc.
ROUND 11 to 26: Work 1 sc in every sc = 60 sc.
Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the head on to body with neat little stitches.
Sew legs and arm to the body.
Sew the arms to the body.
Tie the scarf around the neck.

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