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Mini Santa Claus amigurumi free pattern

Mini Santa Claus amigurumi free pattern

One more pattern from the amigurumi Christmas Ornaments collection. There are currently eight Christmas crochet free patterns available here, Happy Grinch, Little Elf, Gingerbread man, Mrs. Claus, Chubby Penguin, Chubby reindeer and the Nutcracker!

Hello there! My name is Ana! Welcome to Little crochet farm.

Here, I share my crochet creations around nursery decor, amigurumi and crochet toys for babies! Crochet tutorials, lessons, paid and free patterns you can find it all here!

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Other members from the amigurumi Christmas Ornaments:

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Before we start, I leave a link to all the stitches tutorials I used to complete this pattern. If you are a complete beginner or not familiar with some techniques, there is a blog post with step-by-step images with descriptions and video tutorials.

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Mini Santa Claus free amigurumi pattern


  • 1,75mm or 2mm crochet hook 
  • Beige, white, black and red 100% cotton sports weight yarn. The brand I used for this amigurumi is Mondial Lane basic cotton. For similar yarn with the same quality and thickness, I recommend this one, which I also use for many of my projects.
  • Stuffing material
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle.
  • Embroidery thread
  • Or, you can use safety eyes! The position is at the end of this post.

Finish size: 11cm or (about) 4,3 inches

For a low cost ad-free printable pattern, you can find it in Ravelry here!

And on Etsy here!


With black yarn start

1 rnd               6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd               6inc Total 12sts

3 rnd               12bpsc

• Change to red

4 and 5 rnd     12sc

• Cut the yarn and fasten it off.

• Make another one following the same instructions.

• Don’t fasten off the second leg and connect the two legs by inserting the loop of the needle inside one stitch of the first leg, following,

6 rnd               24sc (12 from each leg)

7 rnd               (1sc, 1inc) repeat 12 times Total 36sts

• Change to white,

8 rnd               36sc

• Change back to red,

9 and 10 rnd     36sc

• Change to black color yarn,

11 rnd             36blsl

12 rnd             36blsc

• Change back to red

13 rnd            36blsl

14 rnd            36blsc

15 rnd             (4sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

16 rnd            (3sc, 1dec) repeat 5 times Total 24sts

17 rnd             (2sc, 1dec) repeat 5 times Total 18sts

• Change to beige tone

18 rnd             18blsl

19 rnd             FL(3sc, 2 inc, 2sc, 2 inc, 5sc, 2inc, 2sc, 2inc, 2sc)  Total 26sts

ps: 2 inc = 3sc in same st

20 rnd             4sc, 2inc, 4sc, 2inc, 7sc, 2inc, 4sc, 2inc, 3sc Total 34sts

21 rnd             5sc, 2inc, 6sc, 2inc, 9sc, 2inc, 6sc, 2inc, 4sc Total 42sts

22 to 29 rnd   42sc

30 rnd             (5sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

31 rnd             (4sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

32 rnd             (3sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

33 rnd             (2sc, 1dec) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

• Stop here for finish stuffing the doll.

34 rnd             (1sc, 2dec) repeat 2 times Total 12sts

• Cut the yarn, fasten off and hide the remaining tail inside the toy.


With red yarn start,

1 rnd               6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd               6sc

3 rnd               6inc Total 12sts

4 rnd               12sc

5 rnd               (1sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 18sts

6 rnd               18sc

7 rnd               (2sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 24sts

8 rnd               24sc

9 rnd               (3sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 30sts

10 rnd             30sc

11 rnd             (4sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 36sts

12 rnd             36sc

13 rnd             (5sc, 1inc) repeat 6 times Total 42sts

14 to 16 rnd   42sc

• Change to white color yarn,

17 rnd             42hdc

• Cut the yarn and fasten off.


With white color yarn start

1 rnd               6sc in a magic ring

2 rnd               6inc Total 12sts

3 to 6 rnd       12sc

• Cut the yarn and fasten off.

• Leave a small tail and sew it on top of the hat.


With beige yarn of your choice start,

1 rnd               5sc in a magic ring

2 rnd               5inc Total 10sts

3 rnd               10sc

• Change to white color yarn

4 rnd               10sc

• Change to red

5 to 10 rnd     10sc

• Cut the yarn and fasten off.

• Leave a small tail for sewing it.


  1. Sew the arms at row 17.
  2. Embroider the eyes in round 25 leaving 3 stitches distance between them.
  3. Embroider the eyes between rows 22 and 23 with 4 stitches between them.


Attach the white color yarn in round 27, two stitches beside the eye.

You will work the beard by making 2 chain stitches and connecting in the face with a slip stitch (min 16:12 of the video part 2)

Continue making this process of chain 2 and joining with a slip stitch until you achieve a nice beard shape.

To avoid gaps on the beard, make the process in every stitch of the round you are working.

Add the hat in Santa’s head. To add a nice shape, you can give a stitch placing the top part of the hat a little bit to the side.

To sew the hat is optional to you.

I sew the hat on mine Santa Claus because I want to hang him in the Christmas tree!


Your mini Santa Claus Christmas ornament amigurumi is ready!

I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you have any questions or comments in general, leave them in the comment box below.

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See you next time!



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