Amigurumi Christmas Elk Crochet Pattern: 30 Days of Cozy

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This free Einar the Christmas Elk Crochet Pattern is brought to you by Yarnhild. Steeped in Scandivian charm, this elk is helping to spread the Christmas cheer. Start a new Elk on the Shelf tradition this year! #elkontheshelf #christmaselk #elkcrochetpattern #christmascrochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #holidaycrochetpattern #yarnhild #crochetpreneur #30daysofcozy

Day 16 of our 30 Days of Cozy brings us this amigurumi Christmas Elk crochet pattern from Ragnhild of Yarnhild. Here’s what she has to say about the pattern:

If you’ve ever wanted to try amirugumis, this is the pattern for you! The pattern is to follow for those who don’t have much experience with crocheting amirugumis. There are even some photos to help explain some of the different steps.
The elk is perfect for Christmas and you could make a handmade gift for someone you love! If you want to make one for your self, the Scandinavian inspired elk will bring some extra hygge to your home for Christmas! 

 


 

This free Einar the Christmas Elk Crochet Pattern is brought to you by Yarnhild. Steeped in Scandivian charm, this elk is helping to spread the Christmas cheer. Start a new Elk on the Shelf tradition this year! #elkontheshelf #christmaselk #elkcrochetpattern #christmascrochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #holidaycrochetpattern #yarnhild #crochetpreneur #30daysofcozy

 

Are you ready to make your own?

 

 

PATTERN DOWNLOADS

There are two ways you can access the pattern for this adorable amigurumi Christmas Elk:

  1. Follow along with the free pattern, below.
  2. Purchase the premium pattern with even more photos and 3 language options on Etsy or Ravelry.

MATERIALS

 

Cotton yarn Schahenmayr: 4 colors.
Beige (10 g),
Red (30 g),
Brown or grey (30 g) (main color) and
Light brown (10 g)
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Stuffing
Safety eyes 8 mm
Scissors
3.0 and 3,5 mm crochet hook
Pipe cleaner

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STITCHES USED

  • ch – chain
  • yo – yarn over
  • st – stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet decrease
  • yo – yarn over
  • crab stitch – crab stitch

PATTERN DETAILS

    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • US Terminology
    • The elk is made in continuous rounds, remember to use a stitch marker.
    • All parts, except the hat, are made with a 3.0 mm hook.
    • Einar the elk measures about 45 cm from top to bottom, his feet inclusive.
    • Don’t stuff too much, just so you don’t see the filling.

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EINAR THE CHRISTMAS ELK CROCHET PATTERN

Head

With brown/ grey and 3 mm crochet hook

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 6 sc ring, pull closed = 6 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in every stitch= 12 sc

Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 = 18 sc

Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 = 24 sc

Rnd 5: (3 sc. inc) x 6 = 30 sc

Rnd 6: (4 sc, inc) x 6 = 36 sc

Rnds 7 -10: 1 sc in every stitch for 4 rounds =36 sc

Rnd 11: (4 sc, sc2tog) x6 =30 sc

Rnds 12-14: 1 sc in every stitch for 3. rounds =30 sc

Rnd 15: (1 sc, 1 inc) x 6, (1 sc, sc2tog) x 6= 30 sc

Rnds 16-21: 1 sc in every stitch for 6 rounds = 30 sc

Fasten safety eyes between round 15-16. Place the one eye where the 1 sc, 1 inc x 6 is. Leave 6 sc space between.

Rnd 22: (3 sc, sc2tog) x 6 = 24 sc

Rnd 23: (2 sc, sc2tog) x 6 = 18

Stuff the head.

Rnd 24: (1 sc, sc2tog) x 6 = 12

Rnd 25: sc2tog x 6 = 6 sc. Sl st in the first sc, cut the yarn. Sew the hole closed

Body

With brown/ grey and 3 mm crochet hook

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 6 sc in the ring, pull closed = 6 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in every stitch= 12 sc

Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 = 18 sc

Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 = 24 sc

Rnd 5: (3 sc. inc) x 6 = 30 sc

Rnd 6: (4 sc, inc) x 6 = 36 sc

Rnd 7: (5 sc, inc,) x 6 = 42 sc

Rnd 8: (6 sc, inc,) x 6 = 48 sc

Rnd 9: (7 sc, inc,) x 6 = 54 sc

Rnd 10: (8 sc, inc,) x 6 = 60 sc

Rnds 11-15: 1 sc in every stitch for 5 rounds = 60 sc

Rnd 16: (8 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =54 sc

Rnd 17-19: 1 sc in every stitch for 3 rounds = 54 sc

Rnd 20: (7 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =48 sc

Change to red.

Rnd 21-23: 1 sc in every stitch for 3 rounds = 48 sc

Rnd 24: (6 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =42 sc

Rnd 25-27: 1 sc in every stitch for 3 rounds =42 sc

Rnd 28: (5 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =36 sc

Rnd 29-31: 1 sc in every stitch for 3 rounds =36 sc

Rnd 32: (4 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =30 sc

Rnd 33-35: 1 sc in every stitch for 3 rounds =30 sc

Rnd 36: (3 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =24 sc

Rnd 37 –38: 1 sc in every stitch for 2 rounds =24 sc

Rnd 39: (2 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =18 sc

Rnd 40: 1 sc in every stitch for 1 round =18 sc

Stuff the body.

Rnd 41: (1 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =12 sc

Rnd 42: sc2tog x 6 = 6 sc

Sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn, leave the hole open. Leave a long tail for attaching the head.

Ears, make 2

Brown or grey

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 6 sc in the ring, pull closed = 6 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in every stitch= 12 sc

Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 = 18 sc

Rnd 4-6: 1 sc in every stitch for 3 rounds = 18 sc

Rnd 7: (1 sc, sc2tog) x 6 =12 sc

Rnd 8: sc2tog x 6 = 6 sc

Sl st in the first sc. Cut the yarn, leave a long tail.

Fold the ear in half and sew it together with a few stitches at the last round so they get a little
pointy.

Arms, make 2

Start with light brown

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 6 sc in the ring, pull closed = 6 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in every stitch= 12 sc

Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 = 18 sc

Rnd 4-5: 1 sc in every stitch for 2 rounds = 18 sc

Rnd 6: (1 sc, sc2tog) x 6 = 12 sc

Change to red.

Stuff as you go.

Rnd 7: (1 sc, sc2tog) x 6 = 8 sc

Rnd 8-21: 1 sc in every stitch for 14 rounds = 8 sc

Sl st in the first sc, cut the yarn, leave a long tail for fastening.

Feet, make 2

Start with light brown

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 8 sc in the ring, pull closed = 8 sc

Rnd 2: 2 sc in every stitch= 16 sc

Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 8 = 24 sc

Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 = 32 sc

Rnd 5-7: 1 sc in every stitch for 3 rounds = 32 sc

Rnd 8: (sc2tog) x 8, 16 sc = 24 sc

Rnd 9: (sc2tog) x 6, 8 sc, (sc2tog) x 2 = 16 sc

Rnd 10: (sc2tog) x 8 = 8 sc

Change to brown.

Stuff as you go.

Rnd 11 – 32: 1 sc in every stitch for 21 rounds = 8 sc

Sl st in the first sc, cut the yarn, leave a long tail for fastening.

Antlers, make 2, color beige

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 4 sc in the ring, pull closed = 4 sc

Rnd 2: 1 sc in every sc = 4 sc

Rnd 3: 2 sc in every sc= 8 sc

Rnd 4-5: 1 sc in every sc for 2 rounds = 8 sc

Rnd 6: (1 sc, inc) x 2 (sc2tog) x2 = 8 sc

Rnd 7: As round 7 = 8 sc

In the next row, we will be left with a hole which will later be used for making the second horn
of the antler.

Rnd 8: 5 sc, 2 ch, skip 2 sc, 1 sc = 6 sc, 2 ch

amigurumi christmas elk

Rnd 9: 5 sc, sl st 2 times around the ch 2 from last round, 1 sc = 6 sc, 2

Rnd 10: 5 sc, 1 sc in the sl st x 2, 1 sc = 8 sc

Rnd 11: 4 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc = 7 sc

Rnd 12: 4 sc, sc2tog, 1 sc = 6 sc

Rnd 13- 15: 1 sc in each sc for 3 rounds = 6 sc

christmas elk crochet pattern

Sl st in the first sc, cut the yarn, leave a long tail for fastening.

Fasten yarn on the slip stitch on the hole that we made

christmas elk crochet pattern

christmas elk crochet pattern

Pick up five sc around the hole.

christmas elk crochet pattern

Single crochet your way around for 2 rounds. Cut the yarn and sew the tale in the middle so it
won’t be so pointy. Do not stuff.

christmas elk crochet pattern

Hat

Color red, size

3,5 mm/E crochet hook.

Rnd 1: Magic ring, 4 sc in the ring, pull closed = 4 sc

Rnd 2-3: 1 sc in every sc for 2 rounds = 4 sc

Rnd 4: inc, 3 sc = 5 sc

Rnd 5: inc, 4 sc = 6 sc

Rnd 6, inc, 5 sc = 7 sc

Rnd 7: inc, 6 sc = 8 sc

Rnd 8: inc, 7 sc = 9 sc

Rnd 9: inc, 8 sc = 10 sc

Rnd 10, inc, 9 sc = 11 sc

Rnd 11 –24: Repeat this until you have 24 sc. Increase with 1 sc in the beginning of each
round.

Rnd 25: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Rnd 26: 1 sc, ch 4, skip 4 sc, 7 sc, ch 4, skip 4, 8 sc. = 8 ch, 16 sc

Rnd 27: 1 sc, 4 sc around the 4 ch space , 7 sc, 4 sc around the ch 4 space, 8 sc = 24 sc

Change to white and do 1 crab stitch in each sc (see video, below).

Finish with a slip stitch in the first ch 1.

Leave a long tail if you want to sew on the hat to the head.

einar the elk

The crab stitch
Do not turn your work as normal. Chain 1, insert the hook in the stitch to the right from your chain 1, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops. It’s like a normal single crochet but it is being crocheted in reverse.

einar the elk

Pompom

Wind yarn around two fingers, about 25 times.

einar the elk

Make a knot in the middle and cut the loops.

einar the elk

Belt

Make a chain, (about 43 chains). Measure if it fits around the belly. You might need more or fewer chains depending on if you are a loose or tight crocheter.

1 sc in each chain, then do 1 crab stitch in each sc.

(Watch the video, above, for crab stitch instruction)

Do not weave in the ends.

Assembly

I recommend that you use needles to figure out where the best positions are for the parts before attaching them completely.

Put a pipe cleaner in the hole of the body for more stabilization for the head.

christmas elk crochet pattern

Sew around and fasten the head. Sew on the arms between rounds 40 –41

christmas elk crochet pattern

christmas elk crochet pattern

Sew on ears on rounds 3-4. Leave 4 sc space between the ears.

christmas elk crochet pattern

Sew on antlers just below the ears

einar the elk

Sew on legs on round 3-4 on the body.

Sew on the pompom on the hat.

The gaps are for the ears, so put the ears in the gaps and put it on Einar’s head.

If you like the look you can fasten the hat with a few stitches or you can
leave it like that.

Put the belt around his belly, you can just fasten it with a little knot from the strands or use the strands to sew fast the belt to his belly.

Weave in all ends.

This free Einar the Christmas Elk Crochet Pattern is brought to you by Yarnhild. Steeped in Scandivian charm, this elk is helping to spread the Christmas cheer. Start a new Elk on the Shelf tradition this year! #elkontheshelf #christmaselk #elkcrochetpattern #christmascrochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #holidaycrochetpattern #yarnhild #crochetpreneur #30daysofcozy

 

ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED

I know you’re going to love making Einar the Elk and I so look forward to seeing your finished product.

  • Be sure to share photos on social media using the hashtag #30DaysofCozy so we can all see your project and give you all-the-hearts. 💖💖💖

I can’t wait to see your creations!

Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

RagnhildRagnhild Hynne

Meet Ragnhild, she is the blogger behind Yarnhild.com. This lady is a yarn addict who loves to make cute amigurumis and ragdolls. She discovered crocheting when she was pregnant with her child and started to learn from YouTube videos and crochet blogs. She aims to create beginner-friendly crochet patterns that are quick and fun to make. Her patterns often have many step-by-step photos and she also likes to make video tutorials. Look out for her designs in multiple languages a well, because in addition to English, she offers some of her patterns in German and Norwegian. Being born and raised in Norway, her Scandinavian heritage is reflected in some of her designs and she likes to give her animals traditional Scandinavian names.

WEBSITE: Yarnhild           INSTAGRAM: @yarnhild

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This free Einar the Christmas Elk Crochet Pattern is brought to you by Yarnhild. Steeped in Scandivian charm, this elk is helping to spread the Christmas cheer. Start a new Elk on the Shelf tradition this year! #elkontheshelf #christmaselk #elkcrochetpattern #christmascrochetpattern #freecrochetpattern #holidaycrochetpattern #yarnhild #crochetpreneur #30daysofcozy

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