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Christmas free pattern ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽ„

Please note this is not my creation I am sharing it with you as I love it! ๐Ÿ’•

Red Heart Super Saver yarn is my go-to yarn because there are so many shades to choose from. I also added the new Red Heart With Love Metallic yarns (LOVE THESE!) for the border on my door hanger. All of these yarns are easy to work with and a nice weight.holiday-blocks

This was the first time I had worked with the Metallic yarns. They are FABULOUS. Really. Super soft, great colors and just feels good when crocheting. I will definitely be making more things with it.
I designed these as separate blocks so they could be made into lots of different things, altogether or separate. Make one of each or a family of snowmen.
Instructions for my door hanger are listed below the block patterns. I will be adding more ideas too.

 Holiday Friends Blocks

Materials

Yarn

Red Heart Super Saver: Spring Green, Turqua, Pumpkin, White, Cherry Red, Warm Brown, Bright Yellow

Red Heart Classic Sea Coral (flesh color) or a light peach yarn
Red Heart With Love Metallic: White, Red
Red Heart Soft Light Grey
Supplies
Crochet Hook: H (5 mm)
Yarn needle, sewing needle, black thread, 2 small black buttons per block, blush (optional for adding color to cheeks), black embroidery floss or light weight yarn, pins (optional for holding things in place).
Size: Each block is a 6.5โ€ณ square before additional borders are added.

Project Details

Each block has a center square with an outer border. Instructions start at the bottom edge and is worked back and forth in rows towards the top.

Colors are listed for the main samples. Substitute as desired.

Before you start please see โ€œvariationsโ€ at the bottom of this post. This will help you plan your project.

 Gingerbread Block

Block
1. With H hook and brown yarn, ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row.(18sts)

2-13. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
14. This step is worked around outer edge of block. Ch 1, do not turn. Sc in same st. sc 18 sts evenly down side of block, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner. Keep working around outer edge of block, with (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corners. Sl st in beginning ch to join.
15. Change to red yarn (or desired border color). Ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in same st, hdc in each stitch to corner, (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in corner. Continue working around outer edge, with (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in each corner. Sl st in beginning ch to join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Frosting
With H hook and white yarn, ch 40, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 2, sl st in next st*, repeat to end of row. Do not turn. Ch 2, sl st in same st. Pivot the piece to work across the back edge of the chain. *ch 2, sl st in next st*, repeat to end of row. Sl st in any remaining sts.
Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing to block.
Lay frosting on block and check placement. Pin in place if needed.
With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew center of frosting to the block.

Face

With a sewing needle and black thread, sew the buttons in place.
With a needle and black embroidery floss, stitch the mouth in place.
Brush a small amount of blush for the cheeks.

Bow

Yellow Loops (make 2 sets): With H hook and yellow yarn, ch 12, sl st in last ch from hook. Ch 10, sl st in same ch as before. This chain is now the center of the loops. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing to block. Wrap the tail around the center chain a few times and secure. Set aside.
Peppermint Center: With H hook and white yarn, start with a magic circle of 10 hdc sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 10 hdc sts), pull closed and slip st to join. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing to block.
Cut a piece of red yarn approximately 18โ€ long. With a yarn needle, weave the red yarn in and out of the stitches around the outer edge. Secure tail.
Lay loops and peppermint on block to check placement. There is approximately 1โ€ gap between the yellow loops, under the peppermint.
With yarn needle and one yellow yarn tail from a set of loops, sew the center to the block. Repeat for the second set of loops.
Place the peppermint on top of the loop centers. With yarn needle and WHITE yarn tail, sew the peppermint to the block. I stitched just inside outer stitching.

Angel Block

Block
1. With H hook and white yarn, ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row.(18sts)

2-3. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
4-9. Change to peach yarn. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
10-13. Change to yellow yarn. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
14. This step is worked around outer edge of block. Change to red yarn (or desired border color) Ch 1, do not turn. Sc in same st. sc 18 sts evenly down side of block, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner. Keep working around outer edge of block, with (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corners. Sl st in beginning ch to join.
15. Ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in same st, hdc in each stitch to corner, (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in corner. Continue working around outer edge, with (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in each corner. Sl st in beginning ch to join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Bow
With H hook and green yarn, ch 40. Finish off and tie a knot in each end.
Tie a bow around a center post on the last white row.
Face
With a sewing needle and black thread, sew the buttons in place.
With a needle and black embroidery floss, stitch the mouth in place.
Brush a small amount of blush for the cheeks.
Nose: With H hook and peach yarn, create a magic loop of 6 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 6 sc sts), pull closed and join. Finish off, leaving a yarn tail for sewing to block.
With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew outer edge of nose to block, allowing center to bulge.
Hair
With H hook and yellow yarn, ch 45, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next st, *3sc in next st, sl st in next st*, repeat to end of row. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing hair in place.
Lay the center of the hair piece on top of the yellow block rows, allowing the ends to curve down onto the face section. With a yarn needle and yarn tail, stitch parts of the hair to the block. Leave most of the hair unstitched to create 3d ringlets.
Halo: with yarn needle and grey yarn, stitch the halo at the top center of the block. It is an oval and straight line.

 Elf Block

Block
1. With H hook and peach yarn, ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row. (18sts)

2-9. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
10. Change to green yarn. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
11-13. Change to red yarn. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
14. This step is worked around outer edge of block. Change to blue yarn (or desired border color) Ch 1, do not turn. Sc in same st. sc 18 sts evenly down side of block, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner. Keep working around outer edge of block, with (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corners. Sl st in beginning ch to join.
15.Ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in same st, hdc in each stitch to corner, (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in corner. Continue working around outer edge, with (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in each corner. Sl st in beginning ch to join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Hat Section
1. Leave a yarn tail in the beginning for sewing to block. With H hook and red yarn, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row. (9sts)

2. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 7. (8sts)
3. Ch 1, turn, sc 6, sc2tog. (7sts)

4. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

5. Ch 1, turn, sc 5, sc2tog. (6sts)

6. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

7. Ch 1, turn, sc 4, sc2tog. (5sts)

8. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

9. Ch 1, turn, sc 3, sc2tog. (4sts)

10. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

11. Ch 1, turn, sc2, sc2tog. (3sts)

12. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc. (2sts)

13. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog. Finish off and weave in end.

With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew beginning edge to top red row.

Star
1. With H hook and yellow yarn, create a magic loop of 10sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 10 sc sts), join and pull closed. (10 sts)

2. *ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in 3rd ch, sk 1 st on circle, sl st in next st on circle*, repeat to end of round. (5 points) Finish off, leaving a long tail for attaching to block.

With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew the star to the hat tail and to the block.
Ear
1. With H hook and peach yarn, start with a magic circle of 5 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 5 sc sts), pull closed and place marker for working in the round. (5sts)

2. (hdc, dc) in next st, dc. Ch 1, turn, sl st 2, sc, 2sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sl st, sl st 2 in side of dc post, sl st in tip of ear. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing in place.
With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew circle part of ear to the block.
Face
With a sewing needle and black thread, sew the buttons in place.
With a needle and black embroidery floss, stitch the mouth in place.
Brush a small amount of blush for the cheeks.
Nose: With H hook and peach yarn, create a magic loop of 6 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 6 sc sts), pull closed and join. Finish off, leaving a yarn tail for sewing to block.
With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew outer edge of nose to block, allowing center to bulge.

Snowman Block
Block
1. With H hook and white yarn, ch 19, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row. (18sts)

2-10. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
11-13. Change to blue yarn. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st and in each st to end of row.
14. This step is worked around outer edge of block. Change to green yarn (or desired border color) Ch 1, do not turn. Sc in same st. sc 18 sts evenly down side of block, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner. Keep working around outer edge of block, with (sc, ch 1, sc) in the corners. Sl st in beginning ch to join.
15. Ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in same st, hdc in each stitch to corner, (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in corner. Continue working around outer edge, with (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in each corner. Sl st in beginning ch to join. Finish off and weave in ends.
Hat Section
1. Leave a yarn tail in the beginning for sewing to block. With H hook and blue yarn, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end of row. (9sts)

2. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc 7. (8sts)

3. Ch 1, turn, sc 6, sc2tog. (7sts)

4. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

5. Ch 1, turn, sc 5, sc2tog. (6sts)

6. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

7. Ch 1, turn, sc 4, sc2tog. (5sts)

8. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

9. Ch 1, turn, sc 3, sc2tog. (4sts)

10. Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row.

11. Ch 1, turn, sc2, sc2tog. (3sts)

12. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc. (2sts)

13. Ch 1, turn, sc2tog. Finish off and weave in end.

With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew beginning edge to top blue row.
Pompom: Wrap one strand of blue yarn around the palm of your hand 50 times. Carefully slide off your hand. Wrap a piece of matching yarn around the center of the strands. Pull tight and tie a knot. Wrap around one more time, pull tight and tie another knot.
Hold the two tails from the matching yarn and trim loops of pom until desired size.
With yarn needle and pompom tails, sew the pompom to the hat tail and to the block.
Face
With a sewing needle and black thread, sew the buttons in place.
With a needle and black embroidery floss, stitch the mouth in place.
Brush a small amount of blush for the cheeks.
Nose
1. With H hook and orange yarn, start with a magic circle of 6 sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 6 sc sts), pull closed and place marker for working in the round. (6sts)

2. (sc, hdc) in next st, ch 1, sl st, sc, 2sc in next st, 2sc in next st, sl st. Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing in place.

With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew nose to the block.
 
Variations

So you want to make some blocks, but then what? There are tons of projects you could make. Here are some ideas, PLUS we will be adding more.
Door Hanger/Mini Flag

Measurement: 9โ€ณ wide x 31โ€ณ long
Make one of each block.

After each block is complete, attach Red Heart With Love Metallic White to the BACK LOOP ONLY of any stitch on one edge of the block. Work this round in BLO. Ch 2, (hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in same st, hdc in each stitch to corner, (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in corner. Continue working around outer edge, with (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in each corner. Sl st in beginning ch to join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Arrange blocks as shown and seam together. I used a whipstitch method to join mine. Here is a great tutorial on this join by Underground Crafter: Whipstitch Join

Tip: make sure to sew the squares together clear to the edge, even rounding the corner slightly.

After all blocks are joined, attach Red Heart With Love Metallic Red to the BACK LOOP ONLY of any stitch on one side of the piece. Work this round in BLO. With H hook, ch 2, hdc in each st around outer edge, working (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in each corner. Sl st to join at end of round.

This step is NOT worked just in the back loop. With H hook, ch 2, hdc in each st around outer edge, working (2hdc, ch 1, 2hdc) in each corner. Sl st to join at end of round.

Ch 1, sl st in each st around outer edge of piece. Make sure to not pull these stitches too snug.

Casing: if this will be hung, you will need to add a casing to the top back.
Leave a long tail in the beginning for sewing to the piece when complete. With H hook and matching yarn, ch 21, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (20sts)

Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to end of row.

Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to end of row.

Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row. Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing to piece.

With yarn needle and yarn tail, sew top and bottom edges to the top back of the piece.

Slip a rod of some kindโ€ฆa twig adds a cute country touchโ€ฆthrough the casing. Attach jute, yarn or wire to the ends and hang.

 
Table Runner

Follow directions for Door Hanger, but turn squares to face the sides. No casing is needed for this variation.
If YOU make something using these blocks and are willing to share with our peeps, please email a photo to heidi@snappy-tots.com and a description of your creation.

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