Koulis The Elf – Free Crochet Pattern

Meet Koulis the Elf!

Koulis is the most mischievous elf in the world! He unties the ribbons from the presents and he steals the bells from the reindeers. But his biggest misdeed is that he tries to put the names of the naughty kids on the list of good kids.


Pattern Information

Materials
Yarn: Fingering weight cotton yarn (50gr/125m) in the skin color of your choice, green and red.
For my sample I use Scheepjes Catona in the colorways: Petal Peach (263), Forest Green (412) and Hot Red (115).
Crochet Hook: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
Notions: Fiberfill for stuffing, 6 mm safety eyes, pins, tapestry needle, stitch marker and scissors.

Gauge
28 stitches and 27 rows in single crochet worked in the round, with 2.5 mm crochet hook = 10 cm.
Gauge is not important for this project. However, changes might affect the finished measurements.

Finished Measurements
Approx. 15 cm (5.9 in) tall, with the hat.

Difficulty
Easy. Basic crochet and sewing skills required.

Abbreviations
This pattern is written in US terminology.
ch: chain
mc: magic circle
sc: single crochet
inc: increase 1 st (2 sc in the same st)
dec: decrease 1 st (single crochet 2 sts together)
blo: back loops only
sl st: slip stitch
st(s): stitch(es)
rnds: rounds
{…}: repeat enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated
[…]: the enclosed instructions are worked in the same st
(…): total number of sts of the round and/or additional information


PDF Version Of The Pattern

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Written Instructions

Unless otherwise noted, all the individual parts of the pattern are worked in continuous rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.

Legs

Use green and red color yarn. Make two.

Start with green yarn.

Round 1: In a mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).

Round 2: 6 inc. (12 sts).

Rounds 3-4: 2 rnds. 12 sc. (12 sts).

Change to red yarn.

Round 5: 12 sc blo. (12 sts).

Round 6: 12 sc. (12 sts).

Change to green yarn.

Rounds 7-8: 2 rnds. 12 sc. (12 sts).

Change to red yarn.

Rounds 9-10: 2 rnds. 12 sc. (12 sts).

Change to green yarn.

Rounds 11-13: 3 rnds. 12 sc. (12 sts).

For the first leg: Fasten off and weave in the ends.

For the second leg: Don’t break the yarn, continue to the Body instructions (Round 14).

Body

Use green, red and skin color yarn.

Continue with the green yarn.

Round 14: Connect the two legs together: Work 12 sc around the first leg and 12 sc around the second leg. (24 sts).

Use green yarn to sew the gap between the legs.

Rounds 15-17: 3 rnds. 24 sc. (24 sts).

Stuff the legs and the body as you go, with fiberfill.

Change to red yarn.

Round 18: 24 sc blo. (24 sts).

Round 19: {4 sc, dec} 4 times. (20 sts).

Rounds 20-23: 4 rnds. 20 sc. (20 sts).

Round 24: {3 sc, dec} 4 times. (16 sts).

Change to skin color yarn.

Round 25: 8 dec blo. (8 sts).

Don’t break the yarn, continue to the Head instructions (Round 26).

Head

Continue with the skin color yarn.

Round 26: {1 sc, inc} 4 times. (12 sts).

Round 27: {1 sc, inc} 6 times. (18 sts).

Round 28: {2 sc, inc} 6 times. (24 sts).

Round 29: {3 sc, inc} 6 times. (30 sts).

Round 30: {4 sc, inc} 6 times. (36 sts).

Rounds 31-36: 6 rnds. 36 sc. (36 sts).

Insert the safety eyes between rnds 35 and 36, approx. 7 sts apart.

Round 37: {4 sc, dec} 6 times. (30 sts).

Round 38: {3 sc, dec} 6 times. (24 sts).

Round 39: {2 sc, dec} 6 times. (18 sts).

Stuff the head with fiberfill.

Round 40: {1 sc, dec} 6 times. (12 sts).

Round 41: 6 dec. (6 sts).

Fasten off and leave a long tail. Weave the tail through the front loops of the remaining 6 stitches, then pull to close the hole. Weave in the end.

Use skin color yarn to embroider the nose, between rnds 33 and 34.

Arms

Use skin color and red yarn. Make two.

Start with skin color yarn.

Round 1: In a mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).

Rounds 2-3: 2 rnds. 6 sc. (6 sts).

Change to red yarn.

Rounds 4-9: 6 rnds. 6 sc. (6 sts).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Hat

Use green and red yarn.

Start with green yarn.

Round 1: In mc work 6 sc. (6 sts).

Round 2: 6 sc. (6 sts).

Round 3: 6 inc. (12 sts).

Round 4: 12 sc. (12 sts).

Round 5: {2 sc, inc} 4 times. (16 sts).

Round 6: 16 sc. (16 sts).

Round 7: {3 sc, inc} 4 times. (20 sts).

Round 8: 20 sc. (20 sts).

Round 9: {4 sc, inc} 4 times. (24 sts).

Round 10: 24 sc. (24 sts).

Round 11: {3 sc, inc} 6 times. (30 sts).

Round 12: 30 sc. (30 sts).

Round 13: {4 sc, inc} 6 times. (36 sts).

Round 14: 36 sc. (36 sts).

Change to red yarn.

Rounds 15-16: 2 rnds. 36 sc. (36 sts).

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Scarf

Use green yarn.

The scarf is worked in rows.

Row 1: Ch 51, turn. Staring at the second ch from hook, work 50 sc. (50 sts).

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Assembly

• Sew the ears on the sides of the head, between rnds 31 and 35.

• Sew the arms to the sides of the body.

• Sew the hat on the head.

• Wrap the scarf around the neck.

• Weave in any remaining ends


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