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Smiling Santa


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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.

Supplies Needed

  • Worsted weight yarn in Red, White, Pink (or skin color), and Black - 4 oz, Crochet Hooks sizes G and C, 1 oz polyester fiberfill
  • 9mm safety eyes OR felt scraps and embroidery floss, tapestry needle, ruler, stitch markers, small piece of cardboard, scissors

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The births of my grandson in February and my granddaughter in September have caused me to morph from just plain Anne into Amigrammy. Amigrammy is gifted with crochet superpowers, a long list of projects, and hooks that are never still. I thought it would be fun to share some of my work with you. Enjoy the patterns!