WEEK 7 - Christmas Granny Afghan CAL - Elf Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Welcome to Week 7 of the CAL!

Where has the time gone?! Can you believe we have been at this for a month and a half?

We are nearly finished! After this little guy, we have one more week to go before we start joining everything all up :)

This week we will be working up 8 granny squares and the Elf Applique.
All the patterns and video tutorials that you will need are below.

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Week 7
Make 4 granny squares in Linen
Make 4 granny squares in Fern
Make 4 elf appliques
Weave in all ends!


Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in:
Beige, Taupe, Kelly Green, Cranberry
6mm safety eyes
G/4.0mm hook
Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes:

Chain 2/Chain 1 is not counted as a stitch in the beginning rounds/rows

Bobble stitch is worked as follows: *Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, pull up a loop, YO, pull through two loops, repeat from * 2 more times in same space until you have 4 loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops, chain one to secure bobble

SC2tog - single crochet 2 together AKA decrease is worked as follows: insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops

Elf hat is bent down before sewn onto granny square to give the hat a slouching look


Head - starting with Beige

Round 1: Magic ring, Chain 2, 10HDC into ring, join to first HDC
Round 2: Chain 2, 2 HDC into each stitch around, join to first HDC
Round 3: Chain 2, *2HDC, HDC, repeat from * 5 more times,
Continued from Round 3: Change to Taupe, bobble stitch in 8 remaining stitches, join to first HDC in round
Fasten off

Turn circle so the brown bobbles are on top, representing the hair of the elf.

Ears - Beige
Attach to right side of the head one space underneath bobble
Chain 1, [3SC, triple crochet] all in one space, fasten off.

Flip the head over onto the ‘wrong side’
Attach yarn one space underneath bobble on other side of head to create the left ear.
Chain 1, [3SC, triple crochet] all in one space, fasten off.

Hat - Made separetly, starting with Cranberry

Row 1: Chain 12, HDC into 3rd chain from hook and into remaining stitches, turn
Change to Kelly Green
Row 2: Chain 1, *SC, DC down into chain row, repeat from * across, turn
Row 3: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC into next 6 stitches, SC2tog, turn
Row 4: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC into next 4 stitches, SC2tog, turn
Row 5: Chain 1, SC across into next 6 stitches, turn
Row 6: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC into next 2 stitches, SC2tog, turn
Row 7: Chain 1, SC across into next 4 stitches, turn
Row 8: Chain 1, SC2tog, SC2tog, turn
Row 9: Chain 1, SC across in next 2 stitches, turn
Row 10: SC2tog, turn
Switch to Cranberry
Row 11: Chain 2, bobble stitch, fasten off
Sew onto head


Attach safety eyes or create a french knot with black yarn and a tapestry needle.


Sew on nose with tapestry needle and beige yarn. Using a running stitch, keep overlapping the same stitch 8-10 times to create a bump.

Video Tutorial

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