Santa Claus crochet
New Year's celebrations like adults and children. At this time, it is customary to decorate your home with the help of toys and Christmas tree branches, and also to put Santa Claus and Snow Maiden figures near the Christmas tree. The figurine of Santa Claus can be bought in the store or on sale for the new year, but you can make such a charming grandfather with your own hands. What is required for this? Little. Only elementary crochet skills and thread, and of a little more time (about two and a half hours). So, we will prepare everything necessary for work. We will need: white and red threads for knitting (we can take acrylic or cotton), a hook of the desired size (we take number 2), threads and a needle for sewing the parts, filler, wire copper or aluminum for hands and a staff, “Moment” glue, yellow threads for making a staff and a bag of gifts, two beads for eyes. Step one. We knit the head. We begin our work with a head tying toy. To do this, we knit together two VP (air loops) and begin to knit in a circle when the head reaches 5 cm,turn down the loops and make a circle like this in the photo.Step two. We make the torso. The torso of toys is as easy to make as the head. To do this, take the red thread, knit two VP, begin to knit in a circle and after 1 cm add loops. As a result, we have a torso that looks something like a bell.Note that the bottom of our bell should also be closed. To do this, we link a circle with a red diameter and a lower circumference of the body and sew them together. As a result, we have both the body and the head, but it is too early to sew them together.Step three. We knit hands and gloves. Next we need to make two hands of our future Santa Claus with mittens. We start to knit with red thread, knit 12 loops of air, close it in a circle and tie about 4-5 cm around it.Then we change the thread from red to white, knit another 2 cm and close our knitting with a neat semicircle.Step four. We connect the torso and arms. In order for Santa Claus to get a real fur coat, you need to tie a strip of white threads along the length of the lower circumference and where the fur coat fastens on his torso with a hook and white thread. We got the following:Now you need to join hands and torso. But before that it is necessary to do so that the arms can bend. Therefore, we take the wire and insert it into the place of future hands.Then we fill our hands with a filler (cotton or something else) and paste them into the right places. We sew our hands to the body with normal threads.Step five. We sew our head with a hat to the body. It’s time to sew us and head to the body, but before that we’ll make our Santa Claus a hat made of red threads.To do this, knit 15 VP, then go in a circle and after 3-4 cm we close the knitting. You can attach a pompon to the cap. Sew the cap to the head with usual threads, and then sew the head to the trunk. It turns out the following.Our toy is already similar to Santa Claus, however, it lacks a beard, mustache, eyes, legs, staff and a bag of gifts. Step Six. We make a staff. A magic staff for Santa Claus - a thing on the farm is very necessary. And make it easy enough. To do this, we take the wire of the required length, we coat it with glue and begin to twist a yellow thread on the staff. Then we bend the top of the staff, and the following is obtained.Step Seven. Beard, eyes and nose. Beard for Santa Claus is very easy to tie. To do this, take the white thread and knit a chain of 10 VP. In the next row we make columns with 3 naquids. That's the whole beard. Whiskers do the same way, only not from 10 loops, and out of 4. Sew a beard and a mustache to the face of the toy, choose a place for the eyes, sew black threads with beads,and then we put a white thread into a needle and make a thickening of the threads instead of the nose. For beauty, you can embroider the same white thread with snowflakes on the body of Santa Claus. We have an almost finished toy with hands moving.Backwardness to do a little: felt boots and a bag with gifts. Step eight. Knit boots and a bag for gifts. Valenki knit easy. We take white threads, we knit 2 VP, then we knit in a circle 6-7 cm, close the knitting, we get a white “sausage” of threads, we make another one the same, sew our feet to the body of our toy. Then we take white threads and ordinary we knit around in a circle and make a bag of 7-8 cm in height, we tie straps of threads on it and our grandfather is frost ready. See how beautiful and new year it is.Good luck in your work!