Yarn Ball Elf

I was honestly attempting to clean up my craft table when I suddenly got a moment of inspiration! Two balls of yarn, a little felt, some buttons, and a little crochet hat later I had made this cute little elf who is ready to help me craft through the holidays :) He was so simple to put together that I really don’t have a photo tutorial to show you so I will just explain how he came together.

Step 1:
Wind two balls of yarn with Lion Brand Vanna’s choice in Fern Green and Beige. The green ball is 8 inches around and the head is 5.5 inches around. Stick a toothpick in between the two to connect. Or hot glue them together… whatever you prefer.
Step 2: Cut out two elf ears, a nose, arms, hands, and two elf shoes from felt. Use google images if you need a template. Hot glue them onto the yarn balls in appropriate places. 
Step 3: Use tiny pom pons (I found mine at Craftprojectideas.com) to make eyes and embellish the shoes. Don’t forget two buttons on the belly! Hot glue everything on.
Step 4: Crochet an elf hat using the pattern below. Don’t know how to crochet? No problem! Make one out of felt by following THESE DIRECTIONS.
Tiny Crochet Elf Hat Pattern:
– Size F Crochet Hook
– Worsted Weight yarn in Green and Red
– Tapestry needle
Starting with green yarn…

Magic ring, make 4 SC in ring, pull tight and continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (6 SC)
Round 3-6: SC in each stitch around
Round 7: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next two, repeat around (8 SC)
Round 8: SC in each stitch around
Round 9: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 3, repeat around (10 SC)
Round 10: SC in each stitch around
Round 11: 2 SC in first, sc in next 4, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 12: 2 SC in first, SC in next 5, repeat around (14 SC)
Round 13: 2 SC in first, SC in next 6, repeat around (16 SC)
Round 14: 2 SC in first, SC in next 7, repeat around (18 SC)
Change to red yarn…
Round 15: SC in each stitch around (18 SC)
Round 16: SC, chain 3, slip stitch in last chain, SC in next stitch, repeat around. 

Fasten off. Flip red bottom up. Secure bottom rim by sewing it (or hot gluing it). Attach a small pom on the tippy top. Fold top over so it’s drooping and secure with glue or sew it down.
I feel like he needs a name.. any suggestions?!
Yarn Elf also knows the best way to spread Christmas cheer!



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    Cud u pls tell me what site u got the templates for the elf? I hv researched & sought the web for various ones but could not find something suitable for him. Either they r missing parts or they r too small or too large. Wud u mind telling me which site it was u found them – yrs seem to be proportionate to yr little fellow. Wud much appreciate it if u cud help me out. He wud make a fine gift for family & friends at Christmas. Tk u in advance for yr help.

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