Free Santa Crochet Motif Pattern

He’s made his list, he’s checked it twice, and we’ve got a free crochet pattern that is really nice – This adorable Santa motif.


It’s super quick and easy, and is a great project to hook up on Christmas eve while you’re waiting for the big man to arrive. Originally published in issue 64 of Simply Crochet, this motif design by our editor Sara Huntington can be used to embellish a plain jumper, or you could always use it on a Christmas card or as Christmas tree decorations.


You can find the pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here!

We hope you have fun Ho-Ho-Hooking it up, Merry Christmas from the Simply Crochet team x

You will need

  • Yarn and Colors Must-Have (100% cotton, 50g/125m), 1 ball of each:
  • White (001)
  • Peach (042)
  • Cardinal (031)
  • Soil (028)
  • A 3mm (US C/2) hook
  • Tapestry needle


Each motif measures 5.5x9cm (2¼x3½in)


Tension is not critical for this project


4-tr cluster (yrh, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, inserting the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 5 loops on hook

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart


Using White, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch4 (counts as dtr), 15dtr into loop, change to Peach, 8dtr into loop, change to White, ss into top of beg ch-4 to join. [24 dtr]

Fasten off Peach.

Round 2 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), (ch3, dc into next st) 16 times, dc in last 7 sts, ss in first dc to join, turn.

Row 3 (WS) Ch1, dc in each of next 6 sts, ss in next st, fasten off leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.


Row 4 (RS) Join Cardinal in first dc, ch3 (counts as tr throughout), tr in next st, 2tr in next st, tr in each of last 3 sts, turn. [7 tr]

Row 5 (WS) Ch3, tr2tog, tr in next st, tr2tog, tr in last st, turn. [5 sts] Row 6 (RS) Ch3, tr3tog, tr in last st. Fasten off.


With RS facing, join White to the last st of Row 6 at top of Hat, ch3, 4-tr cluster into same st.

Fasten off.


Using a tapestry needle and Soil, embroider eyes and eyebrows onto the face just underneath the Hat. Using Cardinal, embroider a nose slightly above the centre point of the magic loop on the face. Weave in all ends. Block each motif before sewing to your chosen garment.


Don’t forget to check out the rest of our free patterns here.