December will be here before we know it, and for many of us that means popping an elf on the shelf to keep a watchful eye on who makes the nice (or naughty!) list. We think making your own elf on the shelf is the ideal way to add unique details or personality to your elf, then the real fun begins! Take a look at these fab ideas to set up once the kids are in bed, and don't forget to share your crocheted or knitted elves with us on Facebook or Instagram
1. Christmas Elf
Introducing our favourite Santa’s little helper, Cocoa! Her snazzy stripy tights and hat are so much fun to make, and super easy too! We think Cocoa could be your perfect elf on the shelf this Christmas! Why not mix up the colours to make lots of different ones to gift to youngsters? Click HERE to download the free pattern.
2. Mischievous One!
Adorable Everly the elf is so ready for naughty antics this Christmas, so start making her tonight… then get your thinking cap on for what she can get up to in your house! The sillier the better. Click HERE to download the free pattern.
3. Double trouble
This sweet pair is the ultimate beginner crochet project. With simple increases and decreases and very few colour changes, if you're new to this hooking malarky then we've got you. You'll love this project and have our elf twins made in no time! Click HERE to download the free pattern.
4. Emma elf
Learn simple crochet techniques such as working in back loops only (or BLO) to create unique effects. Emma the elf is lots of fun to make and the perfect project to extend your amigurumi skills. Click HERE to download the free pattern.
5. Happy elf
Just look at those bell-adorned pointy shoes! It really doesn't get much more festively adorable than that. If you have fluffy yarn in your stash to add a Christmassy trim, perfect! If not, any contrasting colour will work brilliantly. Click HERE to download the free pattern.
For even more free Christmas crochet patterns, just click HERE