By Carolyn Christmas
Make your list and check it twice with the help of this whimsical little fellow. He's wearing a very fetching pink and green outfit, but could easily be made in other colors to suit your holiday decorating tastes. Bright red and green, cranberry and pine, shades of white and cream, silver and gold -- all these color schemes, along with gold or silver jingle bells as you wish, are beautiful for this adorable little guy. His jointed legs allow him to sit or stand. Size is 15" seated and 17" standing (including hat). Skill level is intermediate.
Crochet this Magical Elf with Worsted Weight Yarn and some fuzzy or eyelash Novelty Yarn. Suggested crochet hooks are G-6 (4mm), H-8 (5mm) and I-9 (5.5mm) Crochet Hooks. You will also need polyester stuffing, 3/8" half-ball shank buttons (optional for eyes; can use French knots and black yarn), a sewing needle and thread for sewing eyes in place, and twelve 16mm jingle bells.