Crochet Snow Leprechaun


This project has a lot going on with the instructions. Let me know if you see something that does not make sense. It may be a typo. The video should be done sometime this week.

Video Tutorial:

Written by Teresa Richardson


Skill Level:
Intermediate/Advanced

Materials
Fiberfill
G Crochet Hook
4-ply Yarn - Green
4-ply Yarn - White

Button Eyes
Button Nose


Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease
ST - Stitch
MC - Magic Circle

Single Crochet Decrease
- Insert your hook in the first single crochet, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through the loop, leave the 2 loops on your hook. Insert the hook in to the next loop. Wrap the yarn over your hook and pull through. You will have 3 loops on your hook. Pull through all 3 loops to make the single crochet decrease.

Continual Round - Instead of joining at the end of a round, do a single crochet in the first stitch. The purpose of the continual round is to eliminate ugly seams that will appear with joining.

Ending Continual Round - There will be a ridge from the last stitch of the continual round. To end the round even, skip 1 stitch and slip stitch in the next. This will even out the round.

NOTE: This project provides two techniques to start rounds.

Magic Circle Foundation - The magic circle is an alternative to the chain start and will give a nice tight closure to the beginning circle.

Chain Foundation - The magic circle can be replaced with a chain start. For this project you can start with a chain 3 or 4, adjusting the chain size as needed.

Body
Green Yarn
Magic Circle or Chain 4, join.
Round 1: 6 Single Crochet in the loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total)
Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around (12 single crochet total) This is where you may want to mark your round with a yarn marker.
Round 3: 2 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total)
Round 4-9: 1 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total)
This is where a color change will take place. Skip 1 single crochet and slip stitch in the next SC, pull the yarn through, cut and put to secure the yarn.

White Yarn
Slip stitch in the next color of yarn.
Round 10-16: 1 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total) Stuff the body with stuffing.
Round 17: 1 Single Crochet, SC DEC, (12 single crochet total)
Round 18: Work 6 single crochet decrease total.
Weave the tail through the last round of stitches, knot and secure the tail. Hide the thread.

Head
Magic Circle or Chain 4, join
Round 1: 6 Single Crochet in the loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total)
Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around (12 single crochet total) This is where you may want to mark your round with a yarn marker.
Round 3: 2 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total)
Round 4: 1 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total)
Round 5: 1 SC in next ST, 2 SC in next ST (36 single crochet total)
Round 6-12: 1 SC in ea SC around (36 single crochet total)
Round 13: *1 SC in the next ST, 1 SC DC, continue around from * (24 single crochet total)
Round 14: 1 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total) Stuff the head with stuffing
Round 15: Work 12 single crochet decrease (12 single crochet total)
Round 16: Work 6 single crochet decrease (6 single crochet total)
Weave the yarn through the stitches pulling the hole shut. Knot and secure. Hide the tail.
Sew the head and body together stitching around rounds 2 on each piece.

Hat
Magic Circle or Chain 4, join.
Round 1: 6 Single Crochet in the loop, do not join. (6 single crochet total) Work in a continual round.
Round 2: 2 SC in ea SC around (12 single crochet total) This is where you may want to mark your round with a yarn marker.
Round 3: 2 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total)
Round 4-10: 1 SC in ea SC around (24 single crochet total)
Round 11: 2 SC in ea SC around (48 single crochet total)
Round 12: 1 SC in ea SC around (48 single crochet total)
The end the continual round, Skip 1 SC and SL ST in the next, cut yarn and secure. Cut a length of yarn for sewing the hat to the head.

Leg - Make 2
Green Yarn
Chain 12, join
Round 1: CH 1, 12 single crochet through the loop. Do not join. The rest of the leg will be worked in a continual round. This is where you can attach a yarn marker to show the first and last stitch of each round.
Round 2-11: 1 SC in ea SC around. (12 SC total)
Skip 1 stitch, SL ST in the next to even out the round. Cut the yarn, secure and change color.
Boot
Black Yarn
Slip stitch the yarn anywhere on round 11 of the leg.
Round 12: CH 1, 2 SC in ea of the next 4 stitches. The increases are shaping the top of the boot. 1 SC in ea of the next 8 St's. (16 SC total) Do not join and work in continual round.
Round 13: 1 SC in ea of the next 16 St's. (16 SC total)
Round 14: 1 SC in ea of the next 8 Sts. 4 SC decreases. The decreases are shaping the heel of the boot. (12 SC total)
Round 15: 6 single crochet decrease (6 Single Crochet)
Weave the yarn through the last stitches and sew shut. Stuff the leg with fiberfill.

Arm - Make 2
White Yarn
Chain 8, join
Round 1: CH 1, 8 SC through the loop, do not join. The round will be worked in a continual round. This is where you may want to use a yarn marker to mark the rounds.
Round 2-11: 1 SC in ea SC around. (8 SC total)
Slip Stitch the end of the arm together. Stuff the Arm with fiberfill.
Shamrock Hand
Magic Circle
*CH 1, 2 HDC in loop, CH 1 SL ST in loop, complete 3 times from *, (3 leaves total)
CH 4, for the stem. Cut the yarn leaving a length of tail for attaching to the arm. Sew the shamrock and stem to the arm.

Scarf
Chain 50, 1 HDC in ea CH across. Sew on to the neck area.

Sew on the buttons, eye and nose. Back stitch the mouth.

Comments

  1. very cute...
    teresa...can u do a u-tube video on a baby sweater...i hv been searchin n searchin but cudn find...

    vidya george

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  2. Olá amiga,boa noite.
    Seu amigurumi está uma gracinha.
    abços.Richard.

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  3. What cute little things! My grand daughter saw and she wants them now...

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  4. very nice
    I tried doing it and this is the first crochet doll am making
    it has come out well but when I tried checking the video am not able to view the first part
    when every i open it says "this video no longer available"

    can u please help me so tht I can finish this project

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  5. ohm,
    The video is still there. Try clicking on the high quality.

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  6. thanks a lot Teresa..... am able to view if i cilk the HQ ....how silly I am :)
    I will finish it today and will let you know how it has come out :)

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  7. Hi Teresa
    I have finished the Leprechaun and it looks soo cute :)
    evey one who saw it liked it
    all the credit goes to you
    thankyou very much

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  8. ohm,
    You are welcome. I bet they are cute.

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