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Christmas Elf Pixie Doll (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - October 19, 2020


Dear fellow amigurumi enthusiasts,

I'm excited to share with you a festive, little project to make this holiday season!  Check out my Christmas Elf Pixie~ 

This jolly girl wears a festive red-and-green outfit, complete with a Santa Hat.  She's a quick and easy amigurumi doll pattern that can easily be customized using different yarn colors, hairstyles, and more!

The Snowflake Queen, Christmas Elf, and Winter Explorer
(These three winter-themed dolls are all Pocket Pixies!)

I just love the addition of fluffy, white yarn for this little gal's outfit.  I think the texture really brings out a wintery look for her!  


If you're wondering which yarn I used to create that effect, it's the Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in the color, "Whitey White"! 


I also love adding blush to my dolls, as you know if you've been hanging out here on my blog!  It brings out a nice "pop" to her cheeks and makes her come to life.  If you'd like to know how to do this, check out my Adding Blush to Amigurumi tutorial!


The Christmas Elf is part of Sweet Softies' Pocket Pixie Series.  Below are some other members of the group.  Click here to see them all and get links to their free patterns!

https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/pocket-pixies.html 

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


You can also PIN it for later on your Amigurumi or Crochet board!


Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

(Includes the hair tutorial and step-by-step photo references)




Christmas Elf Pixie

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:

The Christmas Elf Pixie is an adorable, sprite that loves the holiday season!  This jolly girl wears a festive red and green outfit, complete with a Santa hat.  She is a quick and easy amigurumi doll project that can also be easily customized by using different yarn colors, making different hair styles, and adding embellishments such as beads, buttons, and appliques.  This elf is part of Sweet Softies’ Pocket Pixies Series.  Like those other mini toys, this amigurumi is a great children gift for kids who love to play with small figures.  Make her as a birthday or winter present today! 

The Christmas Elf Pixie’s PDF pattern file includes complete written instructions for the doll-making process with helpful visual references.


Size:

Height without hat: 6 inches (15 centimeters)


Level of Difficulty:

★★☆☆☆  Easy / Familiar Beginner 
Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching plastic safety eyes, changing yarn colors, and sewing parts together.


Stitches/Terms Used:

  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Dc: double crochet 
  • Tr: treble (triple) crochet 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease 
  • I-cord (video tutorial available)

Materials:

  • Medium weight 4 yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft in peach, red, green, white, and yellow) 
  • Fluffy bulky yarn (I used Bernat® Pipsqueak Yarn in white)
  • 2.75 mm crochet hook 
  • 7mm plastic safety eyes 
  • Fiberfill stuffing 
  • Blush powder & q-tip 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Scissors



~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~

HEAD 

Use skin-colored yarn (peach). 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts) 
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts) 
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts) 
R6-R11: Sc around. (30 sts) 
R12: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts) 
Insert 7mm plastic safety eyes between R9-R10, 6 sts apart. 
R13: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts) 
R14: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts) 
FO and weave in the ends. 


HAIR CAP 

Use hair-colored yarn (yellow). 
Repeat R1-R10 of the ‘Head’ section. 
FO with a long tail for sewing later. 


ELF EARS (x2) 

Use skin-colored yarn (peach). Start with a long yarn tail (you’ll use this for sewing later). 
Ch 5. Tr in the 5th ch from hook. Ch 1. 
FO and weave in the end. 


BODY 

Use green yarn. 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts) 
R4-R7: Sc around. (18 sts) 
R8: In BLO, sc around. (18 sts) 
R9: (Sc 4, dec) x 3. (15 sts) 
R10: Sc around. (15 sts) 
R11: (Sc 3, dec) x 3. (12 sts) 
R12: Sc around. (12 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later. 


DRESS 

Notes: [1] Finish the ‘Body’ first before beginning the dress. 
[2] If desired, you may sew legs onto the body before starting the dress, OR after the dress is complete. 

Start with dress-colored yarn (red). Attach yarn to back loops created in R8 of Body. 
R1: Ch 3, (dc 2, dc-inc) x 6. around. *Join with a sl st to the first dc. (24 sts) 
R2: Ch 3, (dc 7, dc-inc) x 3. *Join. (27 sts) 
R3: Ch 3, (dc 8, dc-inc) x 3. *Join. (30 sts) 
Switch to fluffy, white yarn. 
R5: In BLO, ch 1, sc around. *Join. 
FO and weave in the ends. 



ARMS (x2) 

Note: Arms and legs are made using the “i-cord” crochet technique. Click here for the i-cord video tutorial.  
Start with skin-colored yarn (peach). 
Set up the i-cord: Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch, YO, and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook) 
R1: Drop 2 loops from hook, but hold onto them tightly with your non-hook hand so that they do not come undone. YO, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, YO, pull through. (2 loops on hook.) Insert hook into second dropped loop, YO, and pull through. (3 loops on hook) Switch to shirt-colored yarn (green). 
R2-R8: Repeat R1. 
To finish, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook. FO with a long tail for sewing later. 


LEGS (x2) 

Start with shoe-colored yarn (red). 
Set up the i-cord the same way as you did for the Arms (above). 
R1: Repeat R1 instructions from the ‘Arms’ section. 
Switch to stocking-colored yarn (white). 
R2-R12: Repeat R1 instructions from the ‘Arms’ section. 
FO with a long tail for sewing later. 


DRESS STRAP 

Use dress-colored yarn (red). Start with a long yarn tail. 
Ch 12. 
FO with a long tail for sewing later. 


HAT 

Start with hat-colored yarn (red). 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts) 
R3: (Sc 2, inc) x 3. (12 sts) 
R4: (Sc 3, inc) x 3. (15 sts) 
R5: (Sc 4, inc) x 3. (18 sts) 
Switch to fluffy, white yarn. 
R6: Sc around. (18 sts) 
FO and weave in the ends.  
Using a yarn needle, sew some white, fluffy yarn to the top of the hat to create a pom pom effect.



~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Stuff the head and body firmly, but be careful not to stretch the stitches. 
  2. If you haven’t done so yet, sew the legs to the body using a yarn needle and the long yarn tails.  Sew the arms to the body as well. 
  3. Position the dress strap diagonally across the body and fasten it by securing the long yarn ends inside the body. 
  4. Add hair and bangs to your doll’s hair cap.  Then, sew the hair cap to your doll’s head and braid her hair. Get the PDF pattern file for a printable, step-by-step tutorial on adding hair, or check out my blog post tutorial on adding hair.
  5. Sew the ears to the sides of the head. 
  6. Sew the hat to the top of the head. 
  7. Sew the head to the body. 
  8. Lastly, add blush to cheeks using blush powder & q-tip.  Click here for a tutorial on adding blush!

Congratulations on finishing your Christmas Elf Pixie!




If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs! 

Also, if you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

(Includes the hair tutorial and step-by-step photo references)




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4 comments

  1. Hi! I just love this beautiful, beautiful doll!! She is soo cute, and those little elfy ears!!! I just found out about your blog from a friend, And I love It!! Also, I really Like the little snowflake queen, she is just precious!! Is she a free pattern, too??? I re4lly hope so !! Thanks again for your beautiful, beautiful designs!!

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    1. You are so sweet, thank you for the compliments!! I am working on the snowflake queen pattern; that one is taking quite a bit longer for me to write up, so I apologize in advance for the wait! I'd like to have it as a free pattern on my blog, as with all my other pixies right now! :) I hope you have a fun time crocheting my patterns! Thank you again for the kind feedback, it has made my day!

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