I can't even begin to tell you just how much fun I have had designing and crocheting these little barbie elf outfits for Kelly and Tommy! I wish that I was a little girl again just so that I can play with them.
Think of the joy these will bring to little girls everywhere! Imagine them as they squeal with delight, dreaming up wonderful stories for their tiny doll elves to play.
Since I was short on time, I only made two little elves - a male and female version. Though in my Crochet Elves Kelly & Tommy Pattern, I have written several variations for each outfit.
Kelly Crochet Elf Outfit
Elf Kelly's dress is worked in rows from the top-down. About halfway down the dress, I switch to rounds. The sleeves are crocheted from the wrist-up and sewn onto the dress. An edging is crocheted to the collar, wrists and bottom of the dress. Once all that was done, I sewed a little snap fastener to the back.
The stockings are started at the top, and worked down until it covers the bottom. Then, the left leg is crocheted from the top-down, afterwards, I do the right leg in a similar fashion. Finally, the crotch opening is sewn closed.
The hat is worked amigurumi style in continuous rounds from the top-down. Then, I crochet a brim, and sew a little bell to the tip.
The slippers are crocheted in rounds from the center-bottom, then a bead is sewn to the toe points.
Tommy Crochet Elf Outfit
Seeing how Santa has both female and male elf helpers, I thought that it was only fitting that I should also create an elf outfit for Tommy too! I did his completely different from Kelly's.
Tommy's top can be worked in a similar fashion to Kelly's dress, but since I thought it would be fun to have different colours on either side, I needed to crochet two pieces. Then, I sewed them together. The sleeves are the same for the top as the are for the dress. The only difference here, is that I made stripes instead.
The pants can also be worked as I did the stockings, but for these ones, I crocheted the two different sides, then, I sewed them together.
The hat for Tommy is the same as it is for Kelly, only I created the candy stripes variation for this one.
The slippers are exactly the same for both.
What both elves have in common.
Tools for the Workshop
I did the tool box first. It is worked in three parts, the bottom, the sides and the handle. The bottom and handle are crocheted in rows, whereas, the sides are crocheted in continuous rounds.
The first tool to be crocheted was the saw. The blade part is worked in rows, whilst the handle is crocheted in rounds. I, then, sew them together.
The hammer has always been my favourite tool, and I just love how it turned out here! It was crocheted next, and was done it two pieces, both of which are done in rounds before they are sewn together.
Just for fun Collages
If you would like to crochet your own little Kelly and Tommy Elf Outfits, then check them out in my shop here: Crochet Elves Kelly & Tommy Pattern.
Which elf outfit do you prefer, why? Share with me in the comments below...