Christmas elf crochet pattern – watch out for the naughty elf!

Nothing quite says Christmas like out cheeky little elf crochet pattern by Erinna Lee!


Our cheeky elf by designer Erinna Lee (@littleaquagirl) first appeared in Simply Crochet issue 77, hiding out in the cover kit, just waiting to be set free.


But if you missed him then, you can now find the pattern on Ravelry here!

Once you’ve hooked up this little (15cm to be precise) cutie, he’ll be with you throughout your festivities, hiding behind the holly on the mantelpiece or even in the mince pie tin. We love his bendy, pipe cleaner legs!

You will need:

  • Any DK yarn: Flesh, Green, Red, Brown, White, Gold
  • A pair of safety eyes
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Bell
  • Black sewing thread
  • Stitch markers
  • A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
  • Toy stuffing

If you would like to go back and read the whole of this special Christmas issue from 2018, Simply Crochet issue 75 is available as a digital edition, for Apple phones and tablets, Android phones and tablets, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and to read through Zinio as PDFs. Click here to find the right version for you.