A Step-by-Step Adorable Santa Claus Pattern Guide

While everyone was settling down for a holiday movie marathon, I felt the urge to create something special using the Santa Claus Pattern I had come across.


It was a chilly evening, the kind that’s perfect for snuggling up on the couch with a warm beverage and some crafting supplies. I remember that night vividly. The snow outside was gently falling, covering the streets with a pristine white blanket.

I had this memory of my grandma gifting me a hand-made Santa during one of our Christmas celebrations. It wasn’t just any Santa; it was a gnome-style one made using a similar Santa Claus Pattern.

That memory triggered a desire in me to recreate that nostalgia. And that’s when I stumbled upon Elisa’s crochet Santa Claus Pattern for a gnome-style Santa Claus.


About the Santa Claus Pattern

Before we dive into the tutorial, it’s worth noting that the designer behind this adorable Santa Claus Pattern is Elisa Sartori of Elisa’s Crochet.

She beautifully captured the essence of the holidays with this Santa Claus Pattern, ensuring that both beginners and seasoned crocheters can enjoy making it.

Materials Needed for the Santa Claus Pattern

  • Yarn: Light (3) in Black, White, Red, Linen, Brown, and Yellow
  • Hook: C2 – 2.75 mm
  • Filling: Poly Filling
  • Dimension: Santa Claus H. 7” x W. 3.5” / Sack H. 3” x W. 2.5”

Abbreviations to Remember

  • magic ring (mr)
  • stitch (st)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • back loop only (BLO)
  • front loop only (FLO)
  • fasten off (F/O)
  • rounds (rnds)

Step-by-Step Tutorial


Follow rounds 1-35 as detailed in the original pattern. This section uses black, white, red, and linen yarn. Make sure to switch colors as instructed and work in the specified loops.


Using linen yarn, follow the 3-round pattern. After creating the nose, stuff it lightly and sew it onto the body between rounds # 29-32.


Using white yarn, follow the pattern from rounds 1-13. After crocheting the beard, position it underneath the nose, making sure the section with the 4 slip stitches lies directly beneath the nose. Sew the top edge of the beard between rounds # 30-31 of the body.


With yellow yarn, embroider a belt buckle on the Santa Claus body where the black yarn (belt) is.


Using linen, white, and red yarn, follow the pattern for rounds 1-10. After each arm is finished, stuff it lightly. Sew the arms to the body between rounds # 25-28.


Using red and white yarn, follow the hat pattern from rounds 1-20. After the hat is finished, set it aside.


To create a fluffy pompon, wrap white yarn around your index and middle fingers until you reach the desired thickness. Carefully slide the yarn off your fingers, then tightly tie a separate piece of yarn around the middle. Cut through the loops on both sides of the tie, fluff, and trim to even it out. Sew the pompon onto the tip of the hat.


Using brown and red yarn, follow the pattern from rounds 1-22. After completing the sack, lightly stuff it. Take a 6” piece of red yarn and sew a running stitch line between rounds #18-19 of the sack. Pull tight and tie into a bow. Trim the ends.

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Santa Claus Pattern

Making It Personal with Your Santa Claus Pattern

There’s nothing quite like crafting a unique piece with your own hands, and this Santa Claus Pattern offers just the opportunity. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or a novice, the joy of watching Santa come to life with each stitch is unparalleled. The best part? This gnome-style Santa can be customized according to your preferences.

You can tweak the color combinations, perhaps opting for a vintage-style Santa in muted tones or one in vibrant, festive colors. You might also want to accessorize him with tiny bells, a mini lantern, or any other festive paraphernalia. Remember, the charm lies in the details, and it’s these personal touches that will make your Santa stand out from the rest.


In the world of crafting, few things are as fulfilling as creating festive ornaments, especially when they encapsulate the spirit of the season. This Santa Claus Pattern, with its gnome-inspired design, brings forth the magical essence of the holidays, making it a cherished keepsake or a thoughtful gift.

As you crochet, you’re not just weaving yarn but also memories and emotions, resulting in a Santa that’s much more than just a decorative item. So, pick up your crochet hook, let your creativity flow, and bring Santa to life, stitch by stitch.

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