Santa Door Greeter

 

 

 

 

Santa Door Greeter
This sweet little guy will be a wonderful addition to your holiday decor!

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn – Red (2 oz), White (1 oz), Green (1 oz), Peach (1 oz)
Size H hook   5 jingle bells    6-mm shank-style eyes or 5-mm black pompoms
2 5-mm black pompoms for belly  1” white pompom
Fiberfill  Hot glue or craft glue  Blush
Note: Do not join rounds throughout unless indicated, instead mark 1st st of
each round.

Directions:
Body
Rnd 1: With Red, ch 2 and work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18 sc)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (30 sc)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (36 sc)
Rnds 7-9: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: Working in BLO, sc in each sc around.
Rnds 10-11: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 12: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (30 sc)
Rnd 13: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 14: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 15: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18 sc)
Rnd 16: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12 sc) Join with a sl st
to next sc and fasten off, leaving a 6” tail for sewing.
Stuff body firmly. Thread tapestry needle with long end and weave through
stitches on Rnd 16, gather tightly to close.
Trim: Attach white yarn with a sc to any unworked loop on rnd 9, sc in each loop
around, join with a sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Head
Rnds 1-4: With peach, follow rnds 1-4 of body. At end of rnd 4 you will have 24 sc.
Rnds 5-8: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18 sc)
Rnd 10: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12 sc) Join with a sl st
to next sc and fasten off, leaving a 6” tail for sewing. If using shank-style
eyes, insert them now, centering evenly on face.
Stuff head firmly. Thread tapestry needle with long end of yarn and weave
through st on rnd 10, gather tightly to close.
Hat
Row 1: With red ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1; turn.
(12 sc)
Row 2-20: Working in BLO, sc in each sc across. At end of row 20 do not fasten off.
Fold hat in half and matching stitches, sl st rows 1 and 20 together forming a
tube. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.
With tapestry needle, weave long end of yarn through edge and gather to close.
This forms the top of the hat. Glue white pompom over gather. For trim attach
contrasting yarn in any space on open end of hat, ch 1 and sc evenly around.
Using matching yarn, sew 2 jingle bells to hat as shown in photo.
Bell Hanger
Thread 3 bells onto green yarn.
Ch 13, slide up one bell, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, join
to bottom center of body with a sl st, *ch 13, slide up bell, sl st in 2nd ch
from hook and in each ch across, join in same space as before*. Repeat from *
once more, fasten off and weave in ends.
Assembly
Glue head to body. Roll up a small brim on hat, place a small amount of
fiberfill inside hat, and then glue to top of head. Glue 2 pompoms evenly spaced
down upper part of body. Put a small amount of blush on each of the Santa’s
cheeks.
Beard
Cut approximately 40 3” pieces of white yarn. Using a larkshead know, attach to
face working around and between sc. Repeat until desired fullness is achieved.
Trim, and then using the tip of your tapestry needle, separate the plies of each
yarn end.
Arms
Do not join rnds, arms are worked in a continuous spiral.
Rnd 1: With red, leaving a long end for sewing, ch 2. Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from
hook.
Repeat rnd 1 until piece measures 7 1/2”, then attach green. Continue in
established pattern until you have worked 1” in green, the change back to red.
Work another 7 1/2” of red until entire piece measures 16”, join to next sc with
a sl st and fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.
Flatten arms and sew opening closed. Sew each end of arms to side of body.

(c)Heartfelt Creations, Inc. 2002

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5 responses to this post.

  1. […] Santa Door Greeter August 2009 3 […]

  2. Posted by Ruth Reber on May 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    why is there no pictre of the door Santa? I would like to know if
    I would like it enought to make it. Ruth

  3. I’ve fixed the photo Ruth. Hope it helps!

  4. Posted by Leanne on August 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    What a gorg little santa!! definatley in my to do list for xmas this year!! thanks heaps for the wonderful pattern!!
    Leanne

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