After many weeks of searching, I was finally able to get my hands on some more red to finish crocheting Santa Ken Claus. His set includes all the pieces you see in the picture to the right.
Think of all the jolly good fun children will have with their very own Saint Nicholas. He will make for really great stories and playtime fun!
I am still working on the pattern. However, it is available to pre-order in Rebeckah's Treasures' Crochet Pattern Store, and it will be ready early this week. See Crochet Santa Ken Claus Pattern.
Santa Ken's Hat
Santa Ken's Beard
Next, I thought it would be good to crochet the beard. It took me a little bit to figure out just how I was going to do it. Plus, I did it in gray first as I didn't think white would look good, but as you can see I changed my mind and decided in the end the white was best. I used the double loop stitch (links to video tutorial) to crochet this beard in the end..
Santa Ken's Body Suit
It is worked vertically, and it is made of three pieces. All the pieces are crocheted. Then, the breast piece is sewn onto the inside, and lightly stuffed before sewing on the front internal piece, and stuffing that one. Afterwards, three small snaps are sewn to the back, and a few stitches are sewn to close the crotch at the bottom.
Santa Ken's Coat
The coat was the second to last piece to be completed as I had run out of red before I could crochet the sleeves.
This is crocheted from the bottom up the front left panel. Then, from the middle up the back panel, and the middle up the front right panel. The shoulder seams were sewn together, then I made a white trim around the edges.
When I was finally able to get my hands on more red, I crocheted the sleeves from the wrist up in the red only. Then, I sewed them closed and attached it to the coat. Finally, I added the same trim to the wrists of the sleeves.
Santa Ken's Belt
Santa Ken's Trousers & Suspenders
Once the body suit was completed, I was able to work on the trousers. They are worked from the top down the left leg, and then from where it broke off, down the right leg. Afterwards, the crotch seam is sewn, and a white trim is crocheted unto the ankles of the trousers.
The suspenders are more for show than for actually holding the pants up. They were created by chaining, single crocheting some, chaining some more, single crocheting some more, etc... until I got the right shape. Then the ends were sewn directly onto the trousers.
See Santa Ken modeling them below...
Santa Ken's Boots
Santa Ken's Toy Sack
The final piece of the set to be crocheted was Santa Ken's toy sack. It is worked amigurumi style in red until I got it to a decent size. Afterwards, I crocheted the same white trim to the edge of it, and finally, I crocheted a tie and attached it to the sack.
For fun, I took pictures of the sack with the mini toys I crocheted at the end of August, and some cardboard presents I whipped up earlier this month. They are free patterns on this blog. See Crochet Toys for Kelly for all the patterns, or Crochet Kelly's Bear and Ball for the bear, and Crochet Kelly's Doll for the dolly.
Santa Ken Claus
Santa Ken's Fun Collages
Soon you too can crochet your own Santa Ken as his pattern is almost ready, and can be pre-ordered here: Crochet Santa Ken Claus Pattern. Update: Pattern is now available.
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