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Father Christmas

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place
  • Instructions for making Father Christmas and 7 photos
  • A list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques
  • A materials list and recommended yarns
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English.



Father Christmas has a big fluffy beard knitted in an eyelash yarn. He can decorate your Christmas tree or stand on your mantelpiece, and bring some festive handmade joy to your home.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. You will need to know how to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.

FINISHED SIZE: Father Christmas is 15cm tall.

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.75mm knitting needles (US 5)
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in pink, white, red and black
  • White eyelash yarn (DK weight) to knit the beard.
  • Toy filling
  • Beads for eyes