DROPS Extra / 0-1348

Jolly Good Mates by DROPS Design

Crochet Santa and reindeer for Christmas in DROPS Cotton Light.

DROPS design: Pattern no cl-069
Yarn group B
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SANTA:
Measurements (from top of hat and down to beard): approx. 9 cm / 3½''.
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
50 g color no 21, light beige
50 g color no 01, off white
50 g color no 32, red
Some black left-over yarn for eyes.

REINDEER:
Measurements (diameter head): approx. 4½ cm / 1 3/4''.
Materials:
DROPS COTTON LIGHT from Garnstudio
50 g color no 21, light beige
50 g color no 22 brown
Some black left-over yarn for eyes.
Some left-over red for nose

DROPS CROCHET Hook size 3 mm / C – or size needed to get 22 sc x 22 rows = 4'' x 4'' (10 x 10 cm).

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
SANTA:
Piece is first worked in the round, then worked back and forth.

Beg with hook size 3 mm / C and off white, work 5 ch and form a ring with 1 sl st
ROUND 1: Work ch 2, switch to light beige - READ COLOR CHANGE and ch 1, continue with 6 dc around ch-ring but place the off white strand over sts in ch-ring to work dc in light beige around ch-ring and the off white strand. Switch to off white - READ COLOUR CHANGE, cut the light beige strand and continue with off white as follows: Work 2 dc around ch-ring, ch 1, 4 tr around ch-ring, ch 1, 2 dc around ch-ring. Finish round with 1 sl st in 3rd ch from beg of round. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Cut the yarn. Work another part the same way without cutting the yarn.
Sew a couple of stitches for eyes on one side (= front) - sew with black yarn in the area with light beige (= face) - see photo. Then work the 2 parts tog. Place the parts tog WS against WS and continue with 2nd round in off white by working through both layers as follows:
ROUND 2: Work ch 1, work 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st. Now work beard as follows: Work 1 sc in next st, * ch 3, 1 sl st infirst ch (of the 3 ch), 1 sl st in next st *, repeat from *-* 7 more times, work ch 3, 1 sl st in first ch (of the 3 ch), 1 sc in next st, finish round with 1 sl st in 1st ch on round and work 1 sl st in next sc.
Switch to red. Then work piece back and forth:
ROW 1: Work ch 2, 1 hdc in same st as last sl st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sc, 1 hdc in next st, turn piece.
ROW 2: Work ch 2, skip first sc, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in next st, turn piece.
ROW 3: Work ch 2, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 1 hdc in next st, turn piece.
ROW 4: Work ch 2, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 hdc in next st, turn piece.
ROW 5: Work ch 2, skip 1 sc, work 1 sc in next st but wait with last pull through, work one sc in next st but on last pull through pull yarn through all sts on hook, 1 hdc in next st, turn piece.
ROW 6: Work ch 2, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in last st on row, turn piece.
ROW 7: Switch to off white. Work ch 3, work 1 dc in next sc but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc more in same st but on last pull through pull yarn through all sts on hook, work ch 1, tighten, cut the yarn but leave a yarn end of approx. 15 cm / 6'' for strap. Fasten the yarn end and then make a strap that measures approx 5 cm / 2''.

REINDEER:
Worked in the round.
Beg with hook size 3 mm / C and light beige, work 4 ch and form a ring with 1 sl st
ROUND 1: Work ch 3, 12 dc around ch-ring, finish with 1 sl st in 3rd ch at beg of round.
ROUND 2: Work ch 1, * work 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 sc in next dc *, repeat from *-* 1 more time, work 1 hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 2 tr in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 2 sc in next dc, finish round with 1 sl st in first ch. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE! Cut the yarn and work another part the same way.
Sew a couple of stitches for eyes on one side (= front) - sew with black yarn - and a few stitches with red yarn for nose. Then work the 2 parts tog. Place the parts tog with WS inwards and continue with 3rd round by working through both layers as follows:
ROUND 3: Work ch 1, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next st, work ch 3, 1 dc in first ch (of the 3 ch), 1 sl st in same st (= ear), work * 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st *, repeat from *-* 5 more times, work ch 3, 1 dc in first ch (of the 3 ch), 1 sl st in same st (= ear), finish round with 1 sl st in first ch at beg of round. Fasten off.
Now work antlers as follows:
Beg from RS with brown and in 2nd sc from last sl st worked on 3rd round. Work 5 ch and 1 tr in same sc, turn piece and work ch 3, 1 dc in tr from previous row, 3 ch and 1 sl st in same tr, work ch 2, 1 hdc in 5th ch at beg of previous row. Fasten off. Work another antler the same way but now beg from WS in 2nd sc from the other ear.
Strap:
Cut a yarn of approx. 20 cm / 8''. Fasten strand at the top of reindeer’s head so that strap is approx. 7 cm / 2¾'' long. Fasten off.

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