I first made a version of this lovely Santa as a Christmas tree topper back in the days when we were on such a budget we couldn't buy a fancy topper. Santa became so well loved in our family that versions of him now appear on the trees of both of my sons. I've modified Santa to make him a plush, cuddly doll. Don't worry about Santa's beard! It's easy to do, and a how-to photograph and instructions are included in the pattern. Santa could also be made as a tree topper for your home by substituting DK or sport weight yarn. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Single and double crochet, crochet in round GAUGE Unimportant. Doll is 14" tall. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 14" SUGGESTED YARN 4 ounces of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Red Heart Classic COLORWAY Jockey Red, Black, White, Baby Pink or desired skin tone.