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Santa Claus the Teething Ring

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Meet Santa Claus the Teething Ring! He is the second in my Christmas Teething Ring Trio!

The Santa Claus is a free crochet amigurumi teething ring pattern. It is a small DIY project to be crocheted as a gift for the Christmas season.

You may remember Mr. Snowman from a couple days ago. Santa Claus follows a similar pattern, but has a lot more detail. If you like lots of detail in your projects, this is a fun one to make!

Santa Claus teething ring for Christmas is a free crochet amigurumi pattern.

Now, Santa Claus is also a very fun gift for a baby. Even if your little one is in between the teething stages, Santa is a really cute toy to have.

I used the teething ring as the belly and built every part around it. I especially love the belt!

Santa Claus teething ring with adorable belt and legs. Free amigurumi crochet pattern perfect for Christmas gifts and presents.

Anyway, I have rambled on enough! You want the free pattern, right? Well, here you go:

Santa Claus the Teething Ring

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Or you can buy the whole Christmas Teething Ring Trio Set!

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Materials:

-25 grams medium weight red cotton yarn

-25 grams medium weight ecru/cream cotton yarn

-10 grams medium weight white cotton yarn

-less than 10 grams medium weight black cotton yarn

-black embroidery thread

55mm Natural Unfinished Wood Teething Rings

-3.75 mm (F) Crochet Hook

-embroidery needle (optional)

-yarn needle

-poly-fil stuffing

Gauge:

5 stitches x 5 rounds = 1 inch square

Stitches:

mc – magic circle

sc – single crochet

inv dec – single crochet invisible decrease 

hdc dec – half double crochet decrease

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

f/o – finish off

Pattern Notes:

  • All parts of Mr. Claus, aside from the scarf, are worked in continuous rounds. You will not slip stitch at the end of each round, so it is highly recommended that you use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of contrasting color of yarn to put into the last stitch of each round.
  • The invisible decrease (inv dec) is simply a single crochet 2 stitches together done only in the front loops without a yarn over between. If you’d rather just do a simple decrease, you are welcome to, but it will be noticable. 
  • Ch 1 does NOT equal a stitch.
  • It’s important to count the rows, so a row counter is highly recommended.
  • Follow the following guide for how number of stitches is communicated:
    • The number before the stitch is the amount of times worked in one stitch
    • The number after the stitch is the number of stitches you are to work that specific stitch into.
    • When stitches are surrounded by asterisks (*), you are to repeat what is between the asterisks the amount of times stated.
    • Number in parentheses is the number of stitches in each round. 
    • Eg. “*2sc, sc 4* 6 times (36)” means “2 single crochets in first stitches, single crochet once in next 4 stitches. Repeat this pattern 6 times. (There are 36 stitches in this round.)

Pattern:

Crochet around the teething ring using red cotton yarn before you begin this project. Click here to find directions on how to do that.

Head {Ecru Yarn}:

Round 1: Using black yarn, work 6sc into mc (6)

Round 2: 2sc in each st around (12)

Round 3: *2sc, sc 1* 6 times (18)

Round 4: *2sc, sc 2* 6 times (24)

Rounds 5-9: sc in each st around (24)

Round 10: *inv dec, sc 2* 6 times (18)

  • Embroider eyes onto head 2 st apart at round 5.
  • Using ecru/cream yarn, embroider a nose between eyes at round 6.

Round 11: *inv dec, sc 1* 6 times (12)

Stuff head full with poly-fil

Round 12: inv dec 6 times (6)

F/o, leaving a long tail. 

Hat {White and Red Yarn}

Round 1: Using White Yarn, work 6sc in mc (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc* 3 times (9)

Round 3: sc in each st around (9)

Round 4: *inv dec, sc* 3 times (6)

Round 5: sc in each st around (6)

Round 6: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Rounds 4-9: sc in each st around (8)

Round 10: *2sc, sc 3* 2 times (10)

Round 11: *2sc, sc 4* 2 times (12)

Round 12: sc in each st around (12)

Round 13: *2sc, sc 5* 2 times (14)

Round 14: *2sc, sc 6* 2 times (16)

Round 15: sc in each st around (16)

Round 16: *2sc, sc 7* 2 times (18)

Round 17: *2sc, sc 8* 2 times (20)

Round 18: sc in each st around (20)

Round 19: *2sc, sc 9* 2 times (22)

Round 20: *2sc, sc 10* 2 times (24)

Round 21: sc in each st around (24)

Round 22: switch to white yarn, sc in each st around (24)

F/o, leaving a long tail.

Fold top of hat down with the crease at round 9 and sew together.

Stuff hat lightly with poly-fil, and sew onto head.

Beard {White Yarn}:

Ch 12,

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook and every ch, turn.

Row 2: ch 2, hdc dec, hdc in every st and at top of ch 2, turn.

Row 3: ch 2, hdc dec, hdc in every st and at top of ch 2, turn.

Row 4: ch 1, turn sideways and sl st into side of hdc from row 3. Ch 3, work 4 dc in same space, sl st in side of hdc from row 2, work 5dc in side of hdc from row 1, sl st in row 1, ch 1.

Row 5: hdc in every st from ch.

Row 6: ch 1, turn sideways and sl st into side of hdc from row 1, ch 3, work 4hdc in same space, sl st in side of next hdc from row 2, work 5dc in side of hdc from row 3, sl st into first st of row 4.

Row 7: skip one st and work 5 dc in next, sl st to close.

F/o, leaving a long tail, and sew onto head.

Embroider a small mouth just below Row 1.

Sew head onto teething ring.

Sew sides of beard to the teething ring to secure head.

Arms {Ecru and Red Yarn} (make 2):

Round 1: using ecru yarn, work 6sc into mc (6)

Round 2: *2sc, sc 2* 2 times (8)

Round 3: sc in each st around (8)

Round 4: switch to red yarn, sc in each st around (8)

Round 5-6: sc in each st around (8)

F/o, leaving long tail, and sew onto side of body just under beard.

Legs: {Black, White, and Red Yarn} (make 2):

Using black yarn, ch 4,

Round 1: work 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 4 sc in next ch, (turn to work on the opposite side of ch) sc in next ch, 2sc in last ch (10)

Round 2: 2sc, sc 3, 2sc, 2sc, sc 3, 2sc (14)

Round 3: sc in each st around (14)

Round 4: inv dec, sc 3, inv dec, inv dec, sc 3, inv dec (10)

Stuff feet lightly with poly-fil. (This is the only part aside from the head and hat that will be stuffed)

Round 5: inv dec, sc 2, inv dec, sc 3, inv dec (8)

Round 6: join white yarn, sc in each st around (8)

Round 7: join black yarn, sc in each st around (8)

Round 8-11: sc in each st around (8)

F/o, leaving a long tail, and sew onto bottom of teething ring 2 st apart.

Belt {Black Yarn}:

Ch 14,

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, turn. (12)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in each st across and top of ch 2 (12)

F/o, leaving a long tail for sewing onto body.

Embroider a square in white yarn in center of belt.

Sew belt onto teething ring across center and under arms. 

And you’re done! Enjoy Mr. Claus!

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The Christmas Teething Ring Trio is a crochet pattern series available for free that has a snowman, Santa Claus, and Penguin teething ring. The yarn recommended is Lily Sugar n Cream, because of the great texture for babies mouths and a natural wooden teething ring.

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