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This free crochet pattern is for the Christmas Santa and Elf Booties which used to be a crochet along. The complete free pattern can be found below. Photos and a video tutorial are also included.
Every Christmas, the family would put on their matching crochet Santa and Elf Booties, sit on the couch in front of the fire with hot chocolates in hands, and watch classic Christmas movies. Every year the kids grew, so the parents were always needing to make bigger booties, but now that the kids were older, they were able to help out. It was a family tradition that none of them would ever change.
It is almost Christmas time, and I really feel like my hubby and I need to be trendy when it comes to the holidays. Imagine sitting on the floor while wrapping the kids’ Christmas presents and drinking eggnog and you and your spouse are wearing similar crochet Santa and Elf booties that keep you warm, and make you feel really special.
It’s a great feeling, right?
So, how about some crochet Santa and Elf Booties? Now, the question is who wears which one? As red is my favorite color, I will probably wear the Santa ones and my hubby gets the Elf ones. We will look so cute together.
This crochet elf slippers and Santa boot free pattern used to be part of a Crochet Along that was sponsored by Premier Yarns. They provided me with the yarn called Premier Home Cotton Grande for free so that I could create the pattern. This yarn is so soft and super easy to work with. It is not too thick and neither too thin to be used as booties. The yarn is not 100% cotton so the booties will not be too draggy.
Take a look at this intro video where I show how the booties look in action 🙂 My hubby and son were great models for the booties.
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About the Crochet Elf Slippers and Santa Booties
The free pattern is designed such that you can easily adjust the pattern to make it fit your leg and feet. I will mention in each part of the pattern where adjustments can be made so they will fit your individual feet simply by trying and measuring certain parts of your feet and leg.
But instead of just creating one version, I decided to make 2 versions of this pattern: Santa Booties and Elf Slippers. The pattern itself is the same one, but with some color changes, you can make either the Santa or Elf Booties. It also mentions the color used for either the Santa or the Elf Booties in the material list. You can make both versions simultaneously or just one version of the pattern.
I would love to know which color combination is your favorite? As I said I really like the Santa version, but that Christmas green is also beyond beautiful and would look great on anyones feet.
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So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet this amazing pattern.
How to Crochet the Santa and Elf Booties for Christmas
- Premier Home Cotton Grande
- White, Cranberry (red) and Black for the Santa Booties (1 skein each)
- Cranberry (red), Christmas Green and Black for the Elf Booties (1 skein each)
- Side Note: if you are making both Santa and Elf Booties 1 skein of red and 1 skein of black is enough for both sets
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
- elastic band (optional), if you do not want the cuff and leg part to be slouchy
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- berry stitch (insert hook into the stitch and pull up a loop, ch 3, yo, pull thru 2 loops)
4 sc x 4 rows = 1 square inch
8.5 inches tall (when laid out flat, not measuring sole, with no adjustments, and the cuff folded)
10 inches in length (when laid out flat, not measuring sole, with no adjustments)
NOTE: I used both the Santa and the Elf booties to take pictures. Please do not get confused. Just look at the pattern itself and what I am trying to show in the pictures.
All starting chains are not counted and the first stitch of every round or row goes into the same stitch as the starting chain.
How to crochet the Cuff of the Santa and Elf Booties
Start with white (Santa) or cranberry (Elf) yarn
IMPORTANT: The chain count below needs to be a multiple of 6, if no multiple works for you, use a chain number that works for you, but make sure that by row 30 you decreased or increased to a stitch number per round that is divisible by 6. The stitch count is only mentioned for the number of stitches I used.
Chain 42, sl st to the first chain
Round 1: ch 1, 1 sc into each ch, sl st to the first st (42 sts)
Round 2 – 30: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to the first st (42 sts)
Switch to cranberry (Santa) or christmas green (Elf)
Round 31: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to the first st
Round 32: ch 1, *1 berry st, 1 sc, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st
Round 33: ch 1, *1 sc, 1 berry st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st
Below, you can see how the Berry Stitch is made: insert hook into the stitch and pull up a loop, ch 3, yo, pull thru 2 loops
Round 34 – 35: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to the first st
Round 36: ch 2, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, sk 2 sts, 1 tr in the next 2 sts, 1 tr in the skipped sts done from behind, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st
Round 37 – 38: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to the first st
Round 39: repeat round 33
Round 40: repeat round 32
Round 41: ch 1, * 4 sc, 1 sc dec, repeat from * all around (35 sts)
Round 42 – 43: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to the first st
If you want the booties to be longer on the leg, this is the time to add more rounds before starting the heel.
If you need help with the Berry Stitch and Row 36, please check out my video tutorial below!
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How to crochet the Heel of the Santa and Elf Booties
Row 1 – 2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn (35 sts)
Row 3: ch 1, 1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 31 sts, 1 sc dec, turn (33 sts)
Row 4 – 7: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, turn (33 sts)
You can increase or decrease the amount of rows, but please look at the picture to see what it should look like right now (the heel is still shown)
Round 1: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, 1 sc in the same st as the last, 15 sc evenly across the instep (row – end edges), sl st to the first st (49 sts)
The number 15 (for the 15 sc’s) will increase by 2 per additional row you made after row 7 (if it was needed)
Round 2: ch 1, 1 sc in each st all around, sl st to the first st, turn (starting rows again)
You can add additional rounds if needed, please look at the picture below to see what it should look like now, the heel part is now flush with the heel
Top of the foot
Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc in the 18 sts, turn
The number 18 increases by 2 for any additional rounds that where made after round 2, if it was needed
Row 2 – 10: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn
Increase or decrease the number of rows depending on how large your foot is, the last row (row 10) ends after the bunion (for those who have one) or at the base of the start of the toe
Row 11: ch 1, 1 sc in each st until 2 sts are left, 1 sc dec, turn (17 sts)
Row 12: ch 1, 1 sc in each st until 2 sts are left, 1 sc dec, turn (16 sts)
Row 13: ch 1, sc dec, 1 sc in each st until 2 sts are left, 1 sc dec, turn (14 sts)
Row 14 – 15: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn
Row 16: ch 1, sc dec, 1 sc in each st until 2 sts are left, 1 sc dec, turn (12 sts)
Row 17: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn
Row 18: ch 1, sc dec, 1 sc in each st until 2 sts are left, 1 sc dec, turn (10 sts)
Row 19: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, fasten off, cut a long piece of yarn for sewing
If you need help with the some of the rows and rounds, please check out my video tutorial below (it shows and emphasizes on certain parts, but it is not a complete video)!
It has no voice over, but captions instead!
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How to crochet the Sole of the Santa and Elf Booties and how to finish it up
Use black yarn
Row 1: ch 1, 2 sc in first ch, 1sc in the next ch, 2 sc in the last ch, turn (5 sts)
Row 2: ch1, 2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the last ch, turn (7 sts)
Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 2 sc in the last ch, turn (9 sts)
Row 4: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn
Row 5: ch 1, 2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 7 sts, 2 sc in the last ch, turn (11 sts)
Row 6 – 22: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn
The number 22 depends on how long your foot is, mine stopped 1 inch away from the bunion or 2 inches from the base/start of the big toe. Whoever does not have a bunion, continue making about 10 more rows of single crochets and skip rows 23 to 32
Row 23: ch 1, 2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 9 sts, 2 sc in the last ch, turn (13 sts)
Row 24: ch 1, 2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in the next 11 sts, 2 sc in the last ch, turn (15 sts)
Row 25 – 30: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn
Row 31: ch 1, 1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 11 sts, 1 sc dec, turn (13 sts)
Row 32: ch 1, 1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 9 sts, 1 sc dec, turn (11 sts)
Row 33 – 34: ch 1, 1 sc in each st, turn
Row 35: ch 1, 1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 7 sts, 1 sc dec, turn (9 sts)
Row 36: ch 1, 1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 sc dec, turn (7 sts)
Row 37: ch 1, 1 sc dec, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, 1 sc dec, turn (5 sts)
Fasten off, and weave in the ends.
Using red (Santa) or green (Elf) yarn
Using the overcasting stitch and turning the boot inside out, sew the sole to the boot.
Turn the boot the right way again and crochet 1 round of surface crochet using black yarn right at the edge where black meet red (Santa) or green (Elf) to give it a smooth good-looking edge.
Weave in all the ends.
Optional: You can now add an elastic underneath the folded cuff to prevent it from sliding down and make it less slouchy. Although I designed it to make it slouchy and comfy.
If you need help with some parts of this 3rd part of the pattern, please check out my video below!
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You are now finished and can wear and use the Santa and Elf Booties for Christmas. And of course you can also gift or sell them (not the pattern though).
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