7 Of Our Favourite Toy Elf Patterns
Santa Claus is coming to town, so read all about our favourite elf knits!
Elves are incredibly popular this season, especially here at LK! Not only are elves incredibly cute, they’re also the backbone of the entire Christmas industry. If the elves weren’t busy working night and day in Santa’s factory, who would be putting together all of our yarn shaped gifts?
In the spirit of these helpful little creatures, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite elf makes for you to decorate your living room with. Enjoy!
1. Craft Store’s Jolly & Holly Elves Knit Kit
This friendly duo can be brought out every festive season for little ones as they’re such great entertainment! The pattern for Jolly and Holly is available to purchase alone, or as part of a fab knit kit! The bumper kit contains 600g of yarn, bamboo knitting needles and gold bells to make your very own Jolly & Holly the elves. We have lined up an exclusive discount for all Let’s Knit readers on the knit kit, save £5 with this code: BLOG5, and get your kit for only £19.99. Buy the pattern or fab discounted knit kit now at Craft Store.
Tag your finished elves for us to see with the hashtag #elfieselfie - we love seeing your completed projects!
2. King Cole Tinsel Santa And Elf Kit
Sporting gold tinsel trousers, this elf is by far the most glamorous of the bunch. His design incorporates cute extra features such as a bobble hat and belt, which make him a perfect tree decoration – just sew a loop of string to his head and voila! The King Cole Tinsel Chunky used for this project is a fun and festive eyelash yarn, which has a great sparkle to it!
Pattern 9029 costs £2.50 from Purple Linda Crafts.
3. Zoe Halstead’s Elf Family
Want some good news knitters? This adorable elf family pattern is free! Both parents and children are available to download from the Let’s Knit website, and make for an adorable display when all seated together above the fireplace in your living room. They’re knit in a variety of King Cole yarns including King Cole Cuddles DK, an incredibly soft and fluffy yarn, used for both mother and children’s detailing. Download the patterns now from Let’s Knit.
4. Top Crochet Patterns’ Family Of Crocheted Elves
We couldn’t help but include these adorable helpers, just look at those teeny tiny socks! Combining traditional Christmas colours with fun blues and whites – they’re certain to add a bucket-load of character to your fireplace! Knit them with a standard DK for a super cute finish! Janine Holmes’ patterns is available to download for free from Top Crochet Patterns.
5. Knitted Toy Box’s Christmas Elf Pattern
These dolls are great for children at play and they also make super cute Christmas decorations. As the dolls themselves are wooden, with just the outfits knitted, it means you can keep them around after Christmas in more suitable outerwear. They are knitted using a super fine yarn which means they are a little more fiddly to knit, but with enough patience they could easily be mastered by a beginner! The pattern is free to download from Knitted Toy Box .
6. Hayfield Christmas Elves Pattern
With their outfits resembling that of Santa, we love these fun elves from Hayfield! The smaller elf makes a great stocking filler, whilst the larger elves are perfect cuddle buddies for little ones! The elves are knitted with Hayfield Bonus DK, a 100% acrylic yarn that is surprisingly soft. Pattern 2475 costs £2.69 from Shirley Wools.
7. Universal Yarn Happy Little Elf
Though he may be lacking in hair, this little chap is by no means lacking in charm! Michele Wilcox’s chirpy little elf is knit using worsted yarn, a medium weight yarn that is typically very easy to work with. The pattern is available to download from Universal Yarn.
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