Santa Pillow Crochet Along – Finished Pattern!!!

 

Santa Pillow Close Up Crochet Pattern

 

Finally the day you have been waiting for – the Santa Pillow is finished!  Here is the complete finished version of the Santa Pillow crochet pattern.  I think it came out really cute.  The reindeer is my favorite.  With the complete pattern you can now crochet this craft project in plenty of time for Christmas.  Family and friends will be delighted.
Thank you for your patience while you waited for me to design the pattern for this crochet along.

Crochet-Along Christmas Pillow

Original Design By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Intermediate
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn
Cardinal Red (CR) – 9 oz, 470 yd (255 g, 423 m)
Medium Thyme (MT) – 7 oz, 365 yd (200 g, 335 m)
Soft White (SW) – 1½ oz, 78 yd (42 g, 70 m)
Tan (T) – 1 oz, 52 yd (28 g, 48 m)
Medium Brown (MB) – ½ oz, 26 yd (14 g, 24 m)
Small amount Cherry Red (R) and Black (B).
Red Heart Classic and Red Heart Supersaver used in model.
Additional Materials: Yarn Needle; 18 inch square pillow form; 9 mm Eyes – 4; Powder Blush.
Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 7 hdc = 2 inches; 5 rows hdc = 2 inches

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com
Special Stitches
Half Double Crochet Decrease (hdc dec): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, hdc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.

PILLOW
BACK
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with CR, ch 65; hdc in 2nd ch from hook, (hdc in next ch) across. (64 hdc)
Rows 2-48: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
At the end of Row 48, finish off and weave in ends.

PILLOW FRONT
Top Strip
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at short side edge, with CR, ch 9, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, (hdc in next ch) across. (8 hdc)
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
At the end of Row 6, change color to MT. Carry CR.
Rows 7-12: With MT, ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
At the end of Row 12, drop MT and pick up CR.
Rows 13-18: With CR, ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
At the end of Row 18, drop CR and pick up MT.
Rows 19-42: Rep Rows 7-18 twice.
At the end of Row 42, drop CR and pick up MT.
Rows 43-48: Rep Rows 7-12.
At the end of Row 48, finish off and leave long end (for sewing across).

Bottom Strip

Rows 1-48: Rep Rows 1-48 of Top Strip. At the end of Row 48, DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Body of Pillow
Row 1: Ch 1, working in sides of rows over dropped yarn, work 8 hdc evenly across each color stripe.
(64 hdc)
Rows 2-32: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (64 hdc)
At the end of Row 32, finish off and weave in ends.
Assembly of Front
With right sides of Top Strip and top of Body of Pillow together, working over the carried color loops of Top Strip, whipstitch 8 hdc sts to each color block across.

REINDEER
BODY
Row 1:(Right Side) Starting at top, with Tan, ch 8, dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first dc), hdc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch. (7 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1 turn, 2 hdc in 1st dc, (hdc in next st) across to last dc, 2 hdc in last dc. (9 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (9 hdc)
Rows 4-5: Rep Rows 2-3. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Body Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, working in sides of rows, evenly work 8 sc, working in unused lps of starting chain, sc in next 5 ch, working in sides of rows on opposite side, evenly work 8 sc; join with sl st to first hdc of Row 5. Finish off leaving long end.

MOUTH
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Tan, ch 6, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch, working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, sc in next 3 ch. (12 sc) DO NOT JOIN. MARK ENDS OF EACH ROUND.
Rnd 2: (2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 3 sc) twice. (18 sc)
Rnd 3: * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * once more. (24 sc)
Rnd 4: * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * once more. (30 sc)
Rnd 5: * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * once more. (36 sc)
Rnd 6: * (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) 3 times, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * once more. (42 sc) Finish off leaving a long end.

HEAD
Row 1:(Right Side) Starting at center, with Tan, ch 2, 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (4 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc. (8 sc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 4 times. (12 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 4 times. (16 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 4 times. (20 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Head Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, ch 1, (do not turn), working in sides of rows, evenly work 12 hdc across. Finish off leaving long end.

NOSE
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at base, with WB, ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 3 sc in each sc across. (6 sc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Nose Edging: DO NOT TURN, sl st in side of Row 2, (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in unused lp of starting ch, sl st in side of Row 2; join to first sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.
EARS (Make 2)
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at base, with Tan, ch 4, 3 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first hdc), hdc in last ch.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (5 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in next hdc, hdc dec. (3 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, keeping last loop of each st on hook, hdc in next 3 hdc, yo and pull through all lps on hook. DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Ear Edging: Ch 2, turn, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, working in sides of rows, evenly sl st around ear. Finish off and weave in ends.

ANTLERS
(Make 2)
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at base, with MB, ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 5 ch (leave rem 3 ch), ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 5 ch (leave rem 3 ch), ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 4 ch, sl st in rem 6 unworked ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, working on other side of ch, hdc in each ch around shape, working 5 hdc in antler tips. Finish off and weave in ends.
Assembly of Reindeer Head – use photo as guide
– Sew Nose to Mouth piece.
– With B, using back-stitch, embroider mouth outline.
– Attach Eyes to Head.
– Sew Ears to Head.
– Sew straight edge of Head to Mouth piece.
– Apply Blusher to cheeks.

SANTA
BODY
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with CR, ch 36, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, (hdc in next ch) across. (34 hdc)
Rows 2-7: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec (using first hdc and next hdc), (hdc in next hdc) across to last 2 hdc, hdc dec. (32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22 hdc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.

Body Edging
Rnd 1: With right side facing, ch 1, (do not turn), working in sides of rows, evenly work 10 sc across to bottom, working in unused lps of starting ch, (sc, ch 1, sc) in first ch, (sc in next ch) across to last ch, (sc ch 1 sc) in last ch, working in sides of row, evenly work 10 sc; join with sl st to first sc of Row 7. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Pillow.

FACE
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Tan, ch 4; join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 13 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (14 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, 2 dc in next 9 dc, ch 1, working in post of last dc, 2 sc in post, working in Rnd 1, sc in next 4 dc, working over post of first dc, 2 sc in post. (20 dc, 8 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, working in Rnd 2, dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 9 times. (30 dc) Leave remaining sts unworked. Finish off and weave in ends.

BEARD
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at inner edge, with SW, leave and long end (for sewing to Face), ch 25, sc in 2nd ch hook, 2 sc in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, (tr in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, tr in next ch) twice, dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 2 hdc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in next ch, sc in last ch. (32 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, hdc in next 4 hdc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (tr in next tr, 2 tr in next 2 tr, tr in next tr) twice, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, hdc in next 4 hdc, sc in next 4 sc. (40 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc, hdc in next 4 hdc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, (tr in next 2 tr, 2 tr in next 2 tr, tr in next 2 tr) twice, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, hdc in next 4 hdc, sc in next 4 sc. (48 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, 2 dc in next 2 sc, * sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * 3 times more, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 sts, sc in last sc. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Pillow.
Assembly of Beard
– Using long end at start of Beard, sew starting ch of Beard around dc sts of Row 3 of Face, easing to fit.

HAT
Row 1: With right side facing, working across ends of Beard and sc sts of Rnd 2 of Face, join CR with sl st to last st of Row 4 of Beard, hdc in same st as joining, hdc in next 3 rows of Beard, working on Face, 2 hdc in side of Rnd 3, hdc in next 8 sc, hdc in side of Rnd 3, working in Beard, hdc in next 4 rows. (19 hdc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across to last hdc, 5 hdc in last hdc. (23 hdc)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across. (23 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across to last 2 hdc, hdc dec. (22 hdc)
Rows 5-10: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec (using first hdc and next hdc), (hdc in next hdc) across to last 2 hdc, hdc dec. (20, 18 , 16, 14, 12, 10 hdc)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 4 hdc, sc in next hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, sc in last hdc; working in sides of rows, evenly work sc across to Beard. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Pillow.

HAT BRIM
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with SW, ch 24, 6 dc in 4th ch from hook, (dc in next ch) across to last ch, 6 dc in last ch, working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, dc in next 3 ch, 2 htr in next ch, htr in next ch, 2 htr in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 ch, 2 htr in next ch, htr in next ch, 2 htr in next ch, dc in next 3 ch; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Hat.

POM-POM
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with SW, ch 2, 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first hdc. (9 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around; join. (18 hdc) Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Pillow.
Assembly of Hat
– Using long end, sew Brim to Hat, aligning bottom straight edge to Row 1 of Hat.

MOUSTACHE
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with SW, ch 15, 5 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, * sc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch, dc in next ch, 2 tr in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch *, 5 hdc in last ch, working in unused lps of starting ch opposite sts, rep * to *; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Face.

TONGUE
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with R, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc in last ch, working in unused lp of starting ch on opposite side, sc in next ch. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Face.

NOSE
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with Tan, ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Face.
Assembly of Face – use photo as guide
– Using long ends, sew Tongue to bottom of Moustache and Nose to top of Moustache.
– Position Moustache on Face and using long end, sew in place.
– Attach Eyes to Face.
– Apply Blusher to cheeks.

CUFFS
(Make 2)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with SW, ch 10, 4 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch-2 counts as first hdc), hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 htr in next 2 ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 5 hdc in last ch, working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, hdc in next 6 ch; join with sl st to first hdc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc in next hdc, dc in next dc, htr in next htr, 2 htr in next 2 htr, htr in next htr, dc in next dc, hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next 5 hdc; join with sl st to first hdc. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Pillow.

MITTENS
(Make 2)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with MT, ch 2, 9 hdc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first hdc. (9 hdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in each hdc around; join. (18 hdc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first hdc, hdc in next hdc, 3 dc in next hdc, sc in next hdc, (sc in next 2 hdc, 2 sc in next hdc) 4 times, sc in next 2 hdc; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off leaving long end for sewing to Pillow.

Pillow Front Assembly
– use photo as guide
– With right side of Pillow Front facing, sew pieces in this order:
1. Santa Body
2. Reindeer Body
3. Santa’s complete Head so that bottom 2 scallops of Beard overlap Santa Body.
4. Santa’s Pom-Pom at end of Hat.
5. Santa’s Cuffs with Mittens on top of Cuffs – on both sides.
6. Reindeer’s Complete Head.
7. Reindeer’s Antlers.

Finish Pillow
– use photo as guide
– When front of pillow is complete, with right sides together, sew Front piece to Back piece across 3 sides. Turn inside out so right sides are facing and insert pillow form. Sew remaining side closed.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon


Enjoy,

Maggie

Comments
  1. Hi my name is Peggy Still

    Hi Maggie ,
    I been looking on your website .I love all of your crochet pattens. I want to know how can I get the pattens on your afghans on Santa Afghan Wall hanging and Pillow.And the on Sunbonnet afghan, Snowman Afghans so please let me know. Thank you very much Peggy Still

  2. Peggy Still

    Im looking on how to get the pattern on the Santa afghan wall hanging and pillow. And the sunbonnet afghan and pillow. And snowman afghan and pillow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Maria

    It looks fantastic…I didn’t follow along but I will get working on it ASAP!
    Maria

  4. Maggie Weldon

    Yahhh! Congratulations!
    Maggie

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