Free Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Crochet Pattern

When the holiday season comes rolling around, even amigurumi dolls like to get festive!  My free amigurumi doll Christmas elf outfit crochet pattern is an easy crochet pattern to help your doll get into the holiday spirit.  This pattern is accessible for beginners and includes a step-by-step video tutorial to walk you through each piece of the project.

To make these amigurumi clothing items for your doll, you’ll need three different yarn colors, basic crochet tools and some small buttons.  

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crochet boy doll wearing a costume made with this Free Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Crochet Pattern

If you’ve been looking for a crochet elf pattern, then this project would be a perfect fit.  This doll is the ideal size for hiding in your Christmas tree (big enough to be spotted, but small enough to squeeze in between branches) and you could make some of the other crochet doll clothes patterns I’ve shared as part of my crochet along and your elf can be played with all year long.

Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along

This pattern is Weeks 25 – 27 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along and is designed to fit the crochet dolls created for this crochet along (final size of the toy dolls are 10″ tall when crocheted to gauge).  

Want to learn more about the Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL? Check out the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calender Crochet Along home page that contains the pattern release schedule and a rundown of everything you need to know! All the free patterns in the CAL include video tutorials.

Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of This Doll Clothing Pattern & The Crochet Doll?

  • Grab an ad-free PDF, printable version of the complete doll pattern (all three parts of the doll together) and 1 full outfit pattern in one convenient pdf file in my Ravelry store and Etsy shop for a small fee

    OR

  • Buy the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL Bundle in my Ravelry or Etsy shops and get this pdf pattern download of this and all the CAL patterns in printable bundle files PLUS the following bonus patterns exclusive to the purchase of this item:
    • Extra hair style pattern & added embroidery instructions to make Advent Addy (a female doll) with photo tutorials.
    • Chef’s Hat & Apron pattern for the dolls
    • Swim top pattern (for Advent Addy)
    • Frog Bucket Hat
    • Mini Crochet Frog Toy
    • Doll Sleeping Bag & Pillow

Important Note About The Supply List for this Crochet Christmas Elf Outfit Pattern:

We will not be utilizing all of the supplies listed in the supplies list this week.  We will be using them to complete our crochet doll outfits and accessories that we will crochet for our amigurumi doll over the coming weeks. 

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the supplies we will need.  This is everything we will need for Weeks 21 – 27 of the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar Crochet Along.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the finished handmade item created with this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own patterns or design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  This pattern is for personal use only. 

crochet boy doll wearing an elf costume made with this Free Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Crochet Pattern

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Skill Level:

  • Easy

Terminology:

  • US terms

Supplies:

Abbreviations:
(Click links to view tutorials for that stitch)

Special Stitches and Techniques:

  • Invisible Finish/Join: FO leaving a long tail. Thread the tail onto a tapestry needle.  Skip a stitch and place the tapestry needle through the top of the next stitch from front to back and pull through.  Place tip of needle into top of the last ST worked under the back loop of the stitch and pull through to the back of the work.  Weave in the end. Learn how to do this with my invisible finish/join tutorial.

  • Single Crochet (SC) Join: With a slip knot already on the hook, insert hook into the designated stitch. YO and pull up a loop.  YO and pull through both loops on the hook. View the SC Join tutorial here.

Finished Size:

  • The finished item fits my Advent Adam & Addy dolls (each finished doll is 10” tall)


Gauge:

  • Clothing: 4 sts across x 6 rows = 1” square


Notes:

  • These clothing and accessory patterns are designed to fit my Advent Adam and Addy dolls.  Gauge is important for ensuring that your doll clothes fit your doll appropriately.  If you don’t plan to match gauge, ensure that you maintain a consistent tension throughout each project.  Using the same yarn line and hook throughout each project can also assist with minimizing gauge/tension changes.

  • For a cleaner SCDEC on pieces worked in continuous rounds, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each ST rather than under both loops.  This is often referred to as an invisible decrease.  Check out my invisible decrease tutorial to see it done.

  • For pieces worked in turned rows, use a normal SCDEC stitch instead of the invisible decrease.

  • When you change colours, use the last YO of the previous stitch (except where otherwise indicated).

  • The number in brackets at the end of each row or round of instructions shows the stitch count you should have at the end of each row or round.

  • I have included a pattern for shoes for both the Elf costume (that can also be used for the amigurumi crochet Fire Fighter uniform) and recommend putting them into the same advent calendar box as the hats for these costumes.

Want to print this pattern? Grab an ad-free digital pdf crochet pattern containing the doll pattern & amigurumi doll Christmas elf outfit outfit pattern in a single file with other outifts and accessories in my Ravelry or Etsy shops that contains all the patterns in the CAL plus bundle exclusive bonuses.

Looking for the Doll Pattern?

This outfit works with my Advent Adam, Addy and Amy dolls. Find the free crochet amigurumi pattern for Advent Adam here (Includes video tutorials).

Check out the Video Tutorial to Make The Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Shorts

Elf Shorts

(Worked in joined and turned rounds)

To create these elf shorts, we’re going to crochet from the bottom of the legs of the shorts and work out way up.  We’ll work the first leg of the shorts and then we’ll crochet the second leg of the shorts and join the two together.  

After joining, we’ll continue on to make the remainder of the shorts, including the overall straps, all in a single piece.

Pant Leg 1:

Using Colour H (green yarn), CH 20, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist the CH.


Round 1: CH 1, SC around.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “Join”). (20)


Rounds 2 – 4: CH 1 and turn.  SC around.  Join. (20)


FO.

Pant Leg 2:

Using Colour H, CH 20, join last CH to first CH with a SL ST, taking care not to twist the CH.


Round 1: CH 1, SC in the first CH and each CH around. Join. (20)


Rounds 2 – 4: CH 1 and turn.  SC around.  Join. (20)


Do NOT FO. We will continue on to join the pant legs and create the rest of the shorts.


Round 5: CH 2 and turn.  SC in the last ST of Round 4 of Pant Leg 1 and PM in the second CH (It will now be our first ST in subsequent rounds), SC 19 around Pant Leg 1, SC in each of the 2 CHs, SC in last ST of Round 4 of Pant Leg 2, SC 19 around the top of Pant Leg 2, SC in the 1st CH. Join with SL ST in marked CH. (44 – 2nd CH counts as a ST)

 
Rounds 6 – 14: CH 1 and turn.  SC around.  Join. (44)


Round 15: CH 1 and turn.  SC 4, CH 34, SL ST in the 7th CH from the hook and each CH across, SC in the next 36 STs of Round 14, CH 34, SL ST in the 7th Ch from the hook and each CH across, SC in the last 4 STs. Join.  (44 sts & 2 shoulder straps)FO.  Weave in ends.


Using sewing needle and thread, sew a button on the front of the elf shorts, across from each of the CH-6 spaces in the shoulder straps from Round 15. Use the CH-6 space to fasten the shorts closed by slipping it over the button once on the doll. To help with placement, put the shorts on the doll with the straps over the shoulders, and place a stitch marker in the spot where you want to sew the button.

Stay tuned for the next part of this Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Crochet Pattern releasing October 27th. Need a reminder? Join my Newsletter here so you get alerts when new crochet projects are released.

Advent Addy doll wearing a holiday elf outfit on a white background next to crochet tools and accessories

The little jolly girl elf pictured above is the Advent Addy doll that is exclusive to the CAL bundle. Her instuctions include step by step instructions for creating her unique hair style and embroidery.

Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Continued – Week 2

This week we’re going to be making the shirt for our cute doll elf outfit.  If you’re using the same colors as my sample, you’ll a bit of red yarn and some white yarn to make this striped elf shirt.  

Feel free to use whatever colors you prefer or have available though. In this project we will change color every two rows but if you’d prefer not to change colors that often, you can omit every other color change to have wider stripes in your elf’s shirt.

Elf Shirt Construction

The elf shirt is worked from the top of the shirt (the neckline) down to the bottom of the sweater in turned rows.  After shaping the yoke of the sweater, we’ll create some armholes and then proceed to crocheting the body of the sweater.  Once the body of the sweater is completed, we’ll attach our sleeves under the arms and crochet them onto the sweater.

I love the stripes in this sweater with the use of bright colors to contrast with the green yarn that we used in the overall shorts of our doll Christmas Elf outfit.  It really gives it that Christmasy feel and personally, I have a hard time envisioning elves without them wearing red and white stripes somewhere.  

Anyways, I hope that you enjoy making your amigurumi doll elf sweater.  If you find yourself stuck with any of the instructions, please check out the step-by-step video tutorial included with this pattern for even more detailed instructions.

Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit – Sweater Video

amigurumi doll wearing a striped elf shirt

Elf Shirt

(Worked in turned rows)

Using Colour B, CH 30.

Row 1 (RS): SC in the 7th CH from the hook and each CH across. (24 STs & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)


Row 2: CH 1 and turn. (SC 3, SCINC) x 6. (30)


Change to Colour F


Row 3: CH 1 and turn. SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2. (36)


Row 4: CH 1 and turn. (SC 5, SCINC) x 6. (42)


Change to Colour B


Row 5: CH 1 and turn. SC 5, CH 8, SK 11, SC 10, CH 8, SK 11, SC 5. (20 STs & 2 CH-8 SPs)


Row 6: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST and CH across. (36)


Change to Colour F


Row 7: CH 6 and turn. SK 6 CHs, (SC 5, SCINC) x 6. (42 STs & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)


Row 8: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (42)


Change to Colour B


Rows 9 – 10:
CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (42)

Change to Colour F


Rows 11 – 12: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (42)


Change to Colour B


Row 13:
CH 6 and turn. SK 6 CHs, SC in each ST across. (42 & CH-6 loop for buttonhole)


Row 14: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (42)


Change to Colour F


Rows 15 – 16: CH 1 and turn.  SC in each ST across. (42)

FO and weave in ends. 

The CH-6 loops in Rows 1, 7 and 13 will act as buttonholes/fasteners to close the back of the shirt.  Using sewing needle and thread, sew buttons onto the back of the shirt, on the side opposite to the loops created in Rows 1, 7 and 13.



Sleeves

(Worked in joined and turned rounds)



Round 1: With the RS facing you, attach yarn in Colour B using SC Join (see special stitches/techniques) to the center point in the bottom of one of the arm holes.  SC 18 around the arm hole.  Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST. (19)


Round 2: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join last ST to first ST with a SL ST (from here on out referred to as “join”). (19)


Change to Colour F


Rounds 3 – 4:
CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join. (19)


Change to Colour B


Rounds 5 – 6:
CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join. (19)


Change to Colour F


Rounds 7 – 8:
CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join. (19)


Change to Colour B


Round 9:
CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST around. Join. (19)


FO and weave in ends. Repeat these instructions on the second sleeve.

Stay tuned for the next 2 parts of this Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Crochet Pattern releasing November 10th. Need a reminder? Join my Newsletter here so you get alerts when new crochet projects are released.

Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Crochet Pattern – Parts 3 & 4

This week we conclude the 2023 Amigurumi Advent Calendar CAL and finish off our doll’s elf costume.  

Today we’ll be making an elf hat for our Christmas Elf outfit and as a bonus free patten, I’ve included a pattern showing you how to make a pair of doll shoes to go with this outfit (and any others we have made for the crochet along.

Want to print this pattern? Grab an ad-free digital pdf crochet pattern containing the doll pattern & amigurumi doll Christmas elf outfit outfit pattern in a single file with other outifts and accessories in my Ravelry or Etsy shops that contains all the patterns in the CAL plus bundle exclusive bonuses.

Crochet Elf Hat Video Tutorial

Elf Hat

(Worked in a continuous spiral from the top-down)

Round 1: Using Colour H make a MC and work 6 SC into the MC. (6)


Round 2: SC around. (6)


Round 3: (SCINC, SC) x 3. (9)


Round 4: (SCINC, SC 2) x 3. (12)


Round 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 3. (15)


Round 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 2, SC 2. (18)


Round 7: (SCINC, SC 5) x 3. (21)


Round 8: SC 3, SCINC, (SC 6, SCINC) x 2, SC 3. (24)


Round 9: (SCINC, SC 7) x 3. (27)


Round 10: SC 4, SCINC, (SC 8, SCINC) x 2, SC 4. (30)


Round 11: (SC 9, SCINC) x 3. (33)


Round 12: SC 5, SCINC, (SC 10, SCINC) x 2, SC 5. (36)


Round 13: (SCINC, SC 11) x 3. (39)


Round 14: SC 6, SCINC, (SC 12, SCINC) x 2, SC 6. (42)


Round 15: (SC 13, SCINC) x 3. (45)


Round 16: SC 7, SCINC, (SC 14, SCINC) x 2, SC 7. (48)


Round 17: (SC 11, SCINC) x 4. (52)


Round 18: SC around. (52)


Change to Colour B

Rounds 19 – 22: SC around. (52)


FO with invisible finish (see special stitches & techniques). Weave in ends.

Optional: If you’re a fan of pom poms, you can add a cute mini pom pom in your color of choice to the elf’s hat. The elf’s hat should sit easily on top of the head of your doll.

Other Great Free Amigurumi Doll Clothes Patterns to Check Out

Crochet Shoes for Elf Doll Outfit Tutorial

Shoes (Make Two)

(Worked in a continuous spiral)

Round 1: Using Colour H, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)


Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. (12)


Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6. (18)


Round 4: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC. (24)


Gauge Check: Piece should measure 1.5” across at widest point.


Round 5: In FLO, SC around. (24)


Rounds 6 – 7: SC around. (24)


Round 8: (SCDEC) x 6, SC 12. (18)


Round 9: SC around. (18)


Round 10: SC 12. Leave the remaining stitches unworked.


FO using invisible finish (see special stitches & techniques) and weave in ends.

Where do I put the shoes in my advent calendar?

​I recommend putting the shoes you make for this outfit or the firefighter costume in the same box as the elf hat or helmet.  

Those items are smaller and will have more room in the box and the days that they get the hat/helmet, it’ll be like a bonus day because they will get a second item.

That’s it! I hope that you enjoyed crocheting along with me this year. Thank you so much for joining along with me. I’m currently working on a new crochet along for next year so make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about it.

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3 thoughts on “Free Amigurumi Doll Christmas Elf Outfit Crochet Pattern”

  1. Will try when I can get the supplies and maybe teach young children who likes to learn to crochet love the pattern I will watch the video later.

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  2. Love the patterns that fit both Adam and Addy. Can’t wait for the next one to come out. Thanks, Ashley for sharing.

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