Father Frost – Free crochet pattern



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This translation is made in memory of Stanislav Semyonov, an amigurumi designer who died at the age of only 35, but left behind many crochet and knitting patterns. Rest In Peace.

Materials:

  • Yarn acrylic “Lotus” (300m / 100g) – light yellow color, white and blu and Yarn Alize soft (or fur yarn) – white color
  • White felt or coarse calico fabric
  • Hook 1.25 and Knitting Needles 1.5
  • Acrylic paints
  • False eyelashes (optional)
  • Wire 1mm thick for glasses, head and hands.
  • Stitching needle
  • Fiberfill for stuffing
  • Dry pastels
  • A piece of velcro to make the beard more fluffy or cat brush

For those who do not want or do not know how to paint the eyes, use white felt and colored or black plastic eyes 10mm in diameter.

Crochet abbreviations:

  • MR = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • slst = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • inc = increase
  • dec = decrease
  • sc offset = work sc to maintain the same position of the marker (the beginning of the round)
  • (n) = number of stitches in a row
  • FO = fasten off
  • BLO = work only in back loop
  • FLO = work only in front loop
  • turn = revolve (for working in rows)
  • rd(s) = round(s)

Knitting abbreviations:

  • K = knit
  • P = purl
  • inc = increase
  • dec = decrease

Work in spiral! Use a stitch marker to mark your rounds. Stuff as you work!

Many thanks to my friend Eliana Lorenzut for her help in transforming the parts of the knitting pattern into crochet!!!

Head

(light yellow thread, hook number 1.25)

  • 1: 6 sc in MR
  • 2: inc*6 (12)
  • 3: (sc, inc)*6 (18)
  • 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
  • 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
  • 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
  • 7: 36 sc
  • 8: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
  • 9: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
  • 10-17: 48 sc. (8 rds) In the last row, crochet 1sc offset. (see here what it is)
  • 18: 6 sc, FLO: ( inc)*12, 12 sc, FLO: (inc)*12, 6 sc (72)
  • 19-27: 72 sc. (9 rds)  In the last row crochet 2sc offset.
  • 28: 16 sc, (dec, 4 sc)*2, 6 sc, inc*4, 6 sc, (4 sc, dec)*2, 16 sc
  • 29: 8 sc, dec, 9 sc, (dec, 3 sc) *2, dec, 10 sc, dec, (3 sc, dec)*2, 9 sc, dec, 8 sc (64)
  • 30: 64 sc
  • 31: 4 sc, (8 sc, dec)*2, dec, 12 sc, dec, (dec, 8sc)*2, 4 sc + 1 sc offset
  • 32: (5 sc, dec)*3, 3 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec, 3 sc, (dec, 5 sc)*3 (50)
  • 33: 50 sc
  • 34: (dec, 4 sc)*3, 2 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec, 2 sc. (4 sc, dec)*3 (42)
  • 35: 42 sc.

Start to stuff the head.

  • 36: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
  • 37: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
  • 38: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
  • 39: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
  • 40: (sc, dec)*6 (12)
  • 41: 12 sc. FO. Now, you can insert a hard wire in order to move the head. Adjust the filler. Try to highlight the cheeks and chin.

Nose

(light yellow thread, hook number 1.25)

  • 1: 6 sc in MR
  • 2: inc*6 (12)
  • 3: (sc, inc)*6 (18)
  • 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
  • 5-7: 24 sc
  • 8: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
  • 9: (sc, dec)*6 (12) FO.

Leave a tail for sewing. Stuff not tightly. Sew the nose to the center of the head. Mark with pins the corner of the chin, exactly where you crocheted 4inc, at round no. 28, we insert the following pins at 3sc below with a row, outwards (photo). Now we make a tightening the marked points, clogging a little to form the corners of the mouth.

Ears (make 2)

(light yellow thread, hook number 1.25)

  • 1: 2ch and in the second ch from hook: 4sc, 1ch, turn
  • 2: inc*4 , 1ch, turn (8)
  • 3: (sc, inc)*4 (12). Continue and crochet 5sc on the rows.

Leave a tail for sewing and then sew the ears on the head. (see photo above)

I made the eyes from coarse calico fabric. I drew a template with a simple pencil, then painted over the iris, the pupil with acrylic paints and white for the eye light. You can use any eyes model (photo below).

I also embroidered wrinkles and I did slightly the makeup with dry pastel.

I made the mouth like this: 13ch, and crochet 12 slst from the 2nd ch. I fastened the thread and sewed it on the face.

Body

(blue color, hook number 1.25)

  • 1: 6 sc in MR
  • 2: inc*6 (12)
  • 3: (sc, inc)*6 (18)
  • 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
  • 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
  • 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
  • 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
  • 8: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
  • 9: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)

 Circle the piece on cardboard and cut.

  • 10: BLO 54 sc
  • 11: (sc, inc)*9, 18 sc, (inc,sc)*9 (72)
  • 12-20: 72 sc (9 rds)
  • 21: (sc, dec)*9, 18 sc, (dec,sc)*9 (54)
  • 22: 54 sc

Change to black

  • 2: 54 sc
  • 24: (7 sc, dec)*6 (48)

Change to blue

  • 25: (10 sc, dec)*4 (44)
  • 26: 44 sc
  • 27: (9 sc, dec)*4 (40)
  • 28: (8 sc, dec)*4 (36)

Start to stuff the body, and don’t forget to insert the cut out circle from cardboard.

  • 29: 36 sc
  • 30: (7 sc, dec)*4 (32)
  • 31: (6 sc, dec)*4 (28)
  • 32: 28 sc
  • 33: (5 sc, dec)*4 (24)
  • 34: 24 sc
  • 35: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
  • 36: (sc, dec)*6 (12)
  • 37: 12 sc. Finish. Fasten and hide the thread.

Attach Alize soft white yarn to row 10 and crochet two rows of 54 sc. Fasten the thread and hide.

Body edge (acrylic yarn), in FLO at row n°10: (crochet pattern by Eliana Lorenzut)

  • 1: (2 sc, inc)x 18 (72)
  • 2-4: 72 sc (3 rds)

Collar (knit)

(Alize soft white color, knitting needles number 1.5)

Collect 26 loops, I did not count the edge loops in the pattern. That is, there will be 24 loops in the work. Work in rows (with turn the work).

  • 1: 24 K
  • 2: 6 K, inc*2, 8 K, inc*2, 6 K (28)
  • З: 28 P
  • 4: inc, 6 K, inc*2, 10 K, inc*2, 6 K (34)
  • 5: 34 P
  • 6: inc, 8 K, inc*2, 12 K, inc*2, 8 K (40)
  • 7: 40 P
  • 8: inc, 10 K, inc*2, 14 K, inc*2, 10 K (46)
  • 9: 46 K

Close the loops.

Collar (crochet) – Eliana Lorenzut

With white fur yarn (chenille)

  • 1: 18ch+ 1ch, turn
  • 2: 4 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 4 sc, ch, turn (20)
  • 3: inc, 4 sc, inc, 8 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, ch, turn (24)
  • 4: inc, 5 sc, inc, 10 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, ch, turn (28)
  • 5: inc, 6 sc, inc, 12 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc (32). Close.

With acrylic yarn

  • 1: 26 ch + 1ch, turn
  • 2: 26 sc, ch, turn
  • 3: 7 sc, 2 inc, 8 sc, 2 inc, 7 sc, ch, turn (30)
  • 4: 30 sc
  • 5: inc, 7 sc, 2 inc, 10 sc, 2 inc, 7 sc, inc, ch, turn (36)
  • 6: 36 sc
  • 7: inc, 9 sc, 2 inc, 12 sc, 2 inc, 9 sc, inc, ch, turn (42)
  • 8: 42 sc
  • 9: inc, 11 sc, 2 inc, 14 sc, 2 inc, 11 sc, inc, ch, turn (48)
  • 10: 48 sc. Close.

Hands (make 2)

(white, hook No. 1.25)

Fingers

Thumb

  • 1: 6 sc in MR
  • 2: inc*6 (12)
  • 3-4: 12 sc
  • 5: (sc, dec)*4 (8)
  • 6: 8 sc. FO.

Leave a tail for sewing. Stuff.

Index finger

  • 1: 6 sc in MR
  • 2: inc*6 (12)
  • 3-4: 12 sc
  • 5: (sc, dec)*4 (8)
  • 6-7: 8 sc

Fasten and hide the thread. Stuff.

Middle finger and ring finger

  • 1: 6 sc in MR
  • 2: inc*6 (12)
  • 3-4: 12 sc
  • 5: (sc, dec)*4 (8)
  • 6-8: 8 sc (3 rds)

Fasten and hide the thread. Stuff.

Little finger

  • 1: 6 sc in MR
  • 2: inc*6 (12)
  • 3-4: 12 sc
  • 5: (sc, dec)*4 (8)
  • 6: 8 sc

FO. Don’t cut the thread to the little finger. Stuff.

Joining fingers:

  • 1: 4 sc (on the little), 4 sc (on the ring finger), 4 sc (on the middle), 8 sc (on the index), 4 sc (middle), 4 sc (ring finger), 4 sc (little finger). (32)
  • 2: 32 sc
  • 3: (14 sc, dec)*2 (30)
  • 4: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
  • 5: 24 sc
  • 6: ( 2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
  • 7: 18 sc

Stuff the palm.

  • 8: (sc, dec)*6(12)
  • 9: (sc, dec)*4 (8)

Change to blue.

  • 10-21: 8 sc (12 rds). FO. Leave a tail for sewing. Stuff the hand.

Sew the thumb to the palm, sideways, near the index finger.

Cuffs of hands (make 2)

(white color, hook number 1.25)

  • 1: 4ch, from the second ch from hook: 3sc, 1ch, turn
  • 2-9: BLO 3 sc, 1ch, turn

FO. Leave a tail for sewing. Sew the details to the hands.

Sleeves (make 2)

(blue color, hook number 1.25)

  • 1: 12ch closed with 1 slst in a circle.
  • 2: 12 sc
  • 3: ( 2 sc, inc)*4 (16)
  • 4: 16 sc
  • 5: (3 sc, inc)*4 (20)
  • 6: 20 sc
  • 7: (4 sc, inc)*4 (24)
  • 8-9: 24 sc
  • 10: (5 sc, inc)*4 (28)
  • 11-12: 28 sc
  • Change to Alize soft white color.
  • 13-14: 28 sc. Fasten and hide the thread.

Sew the details to the hands then the hands to the body.

Remembering to put the wire in the hands.

Sleeve edge in white acrylic: (Eliana Lorenzut)           

  • 1: (1 sc, inc) x 14 (42)
  • 2-4: 42 sc

Cap (knit)

(blue, knitting needles n° 1.5)

Collect 10 loops and distribute over three knitting needles. Knit in a circle.

  • 1: 10K
  • 2: inc*10 (20)
  • 3: 20 K
  • 4: (K, inc)*10 (30)
  • 5: 30 K
  • 6: (2 K, inc)*10 (40)
  • 7: 40 K
  • 8: (3 K, inc)*10 (50)
  • 9-10: 50 K
  • 11: (4 K, inc)*10 (60)
  • 12-13: 60 K
  • 14: (5 K, inc)*10 (70)
  • 15-16: 70 K
  • 17: (6 K, inc)*10 (80)
  • 18-35: 80 K
  • 36: 80 P
  • 37-54: 80 K
  • 55: (6 K, dec)*10 (70)
  • 56-57: 70 K
  • 58: (5 K, dec)*10 (60)
  • 59-60: 60 K
  • 61: (4 K, dec)*10 (50)
  • 62-63: 50 K
  • 64: (3 K, dec)*10 (40)
  • 65: 40 K
  • 66: (2 K, dec)*10 (30)
  • 67: 30 K
  • 68: ( K, dec)*10 (20)
  • 69: 20 K
  • 70: dec*10

Close the stitches. Sew the opening at the apex.

I knitted (the designer!) the headband with Alize soft. How many rows i did not count, knit from the circumference of the cap. After working the edge, sew to the cap.

Cap (crochet) – Eliana Lorenzut

(blue, hook n° 1.25)

  • 1: 10 sc in MR
  • 2: 10 inc (20)
  • 3: 20 sc

From the next round the chain does not count as a stitch (it serves to create the pattern). On the following rounds do not work in the chain, but skip it and work only in the stitches below. Make sure that the chain, in the various rows, is in line with the one below.

  • 4: (1 sc, inc, 1 ch) x 10 (30)
  • 5: (3 sc, 1 ch) x 10 (30)
  • 6: (2 sc, inc, 1 ch) x 10 (40)
  • 7: (4 sc, 1 ch) x 10 (40)
  • 8: (3 sc, inc, 1 ch) x 10 (50)
  • 9: (5 sc, 1 ch) x 10 (50)
  • 10: (4 sc, inc, 1 ch) x 10 (60)

On the next round also work the chain with double crochet (dc).

  • 11: (FLO: 1 dc), (BLO: 1 dc) repeat the sequence until the end of the round (70)
  • 12-17: (FLO: 1 dc), (BLO: 1 dc) repeat the sequence until the end of the round (70) (6 rds)
  • 18: (5 sc, dec) x 10 (60)

You can continue by changing the yarn (fur yarn) or by changing in white color and creating the fur at the end, but working inside out. To do this you work the first round by turning the piece and then working the round on the opposite side. The other rounds are normally worked in the round.

Border with white fur (chenille) yarn  

  • 1-4: = 60 sc
  • 5: (5 sc, skip 1st) x 10 (50)
  • 6: (4 slst, skip 1 st) x 10 (40)

Close. Sew the edge between rounds 14 and 15 of the hat.

Border with white acrylic yarn

  • 1: (5 sc, inc) x 10 (70)
  • 2: BLO: (6 sc, inc) x 10 (80)
  • 3-12: 80 sc (10 rds)
  • 13: BLO: (6 sc, dec) x 10 (70)

Close. Sew the edge between rounds 14 and 15 of the hat, after having slightly folded the edge to give a rounded shape. It is advisable to sew by taking the outer loop of the white edge. If you feel more comfortable, insert the threads to form the fur before sewing.

Note: The fur can be made by inserting threads through the crocheted fabric, just like when you do the hair on dolls and then cut the strands to the desired length.

Beard, eyebrows and mustache

With white color yarn cast on a chain of 60 ch. Cut threads 25 cm long and attach three threads to each loop of the chain. Then, with a needle dissolve these threads. Brush the hair with a cat brush and cut once you got the desired beard lenght.

The mustache and eyebrows are the same as the beard, only cast on a chain of 10 ch. Cut the threads 7 cm long. Using the same needle,  loose  each thread and then combe it with a cat brush.

Decorate and assembly

  1. Sew the head to the body after you put the wire inside of the head through the neck and body.
  2. Glue the painted eyes.
  3. Color the face of toy with dry pastel.
  4. Sew the beard, eyebrows and mustache on the face.
  5. Spray the entire face with hairspray to fix the beard, mustache, eyebrows and make-up well.
  6. Put the cap on the head.
  7. Make a pair of wire glasses as in the photo.

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