Christmas · Crochet · Free Pattern · Stash-Busting

Stash Buster Elf Boot

This pattern is a the perfect stash busting Christmas decoration to use up those ball ends from your year of crafting. There are two options for the pattern, a stuffed (rag-doll) version or a flat piece. This pattern is aimed at a beginners and is written in US and UK terminology. This pattern is designed to work with DK weight yarn, but can be made with any yarn with a matching hook. The stash-busting advent calendar will be released late November! If you make these please use the social media tags #craftycommuterdesigns and #scrapbusteradventcaledar to share your creations!

Thank you to Seema from @lovingneedle for testing this pattern!
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What you need

  • Red (R): 20m (40m doubled)
  • Green(G): 7m (14m doubled)
  • Yellow(Y): 5m total
  • Small amount of stuffing (optional)
  • 3mm Crochet Hook, Note gauge in this pattern is not important. your hook should match your yarn.
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Markers

All stitches are SC/DC (US/UK terminology) stitches. For this pattern the colour yarn, given in () above is used to denote stitches.

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Pattern

R1: Worked in foundation SC. 9R, 4G. CH1 and turn. [13]

R2: 2G in first stitch. 3G, 8R, 2R in last stitch. CH1 and turn. [15]

R3: 2R in first stitch, 10R, 3G, 2G in last stitch. [17]

R4: 4G, 13R, 2R in last stitch.

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R5: 2R in first stitch, 14R, 3G. CH1 and turn.

R6-10: 19R. CH1 and turn.

At this point we are starting section “A” which is the toe tip.

R11a: 3R. CH1 and turn.

R12a: R, RDEC. CH1 and turn.

R13a: 2Y. CH1 and turn.

R14a: 2Y. Fasten off.

Now return to R10, Skip 5 stitches from R11a. Attach yarn with a slip stitch. CH1.

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R17b: 2R, 1G, 3R, 1G, 2R, 1G, 1R. CH1 and turn.

R18b: 3G, 1R, 2G, 1R, 2G, 2R, 2G (foundation stitches). CH1 and turn.

R11b: In the same stitch as the SL, R, 10R. CH1 and turn.

R12b-15b: 11R. CH1 and turn

R16b: 1R, 1Y, 2R, 1Y, 3R, 1Y, 2R. CH1 and turn.

R19b: GDEC, 1G, 1R, 2G, 1R, 2G, 1R, 3G, 2G (Foundation stitches). CH1 and turn.

R20b-23b: 13G, CH1 and turn.

R24b: 13G. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Add two missing bells.

Return to R18b: on the last foundation SC, Attach yellow yarn with a slip stitch on the “back” side of the stitch (towards R17b), CH3, SL into the first stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Return to R19b: on the last foundation SC, Attach yellow yarn with a slip stitch on the “back” side of the stitch (towards R18b). CH3, SL into the first stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Colour Chart

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Assembly Stuffed

  1. Make two bodies.
  2. Attach green yarn to the heel of the boot with a slip stitch. SC/DC through both layers around the boot. Add 3 stitches in each corner. Change colours as needed. Stuff as you go.
  3. With your choice of yarn, CH45, SL into the first CH. Fasten off and sew to the top end of the boot 

Assembly flat

  1. Attach green yarn to the heel of the boot with a slip stitch. SC/DC around. Add 3 stitches in each corner. Change colours as needed. Stuff as you go.
  2. With your choice of yarn, CH45, SL into the first CH. Fasten off and sew to the top end of the boot.
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