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Size made 7 inches high with standard legs Abbreviations K = knit P = purl Ss = stocking stitch Tog = k/p next two stitches together to make one stitch Inc1 = knit into the front and the back of the next stitch to make a new stitch. PLEASE NOTE: if you use any other method of increasing your stitch count will not work out. These little elves are great for using up all those small, odd balls of yarn you have stashed away. They will look great done in any colour combination, so let your imagination be your guide. Materials Small amounts of DK, in colours of your choice, however, you will need flesh yarn for the head, legs and hands 3mm needles Pair of 2mm black plastic beads for eyes (optional) Small amount of fiberfill Trimmings of your choice Suggestions: Gold/silver metallic yarn Beads, Sequins Ribbon Powered pink rouge or colouring pencil Knitting instructions
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Basic body (dress) Using the colour of your choice Cast on 18 stitches Starting with a knit row Ss 4 rows Next row, k1, k2tog, k12, k2tog, k1 (16sts) Next row, p Next row, k1, k2tog, k10, k2tog, k1 (14sts) Next row, p Next row, k1, k2tog, k8, k2tog, k1 (12sts) Next row, p Next row, k1, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k1 (10sts) Next row, p Cast on 6sts at the beginning of the next TWO rows (22sts) Starting with a k row Ss 10 rows Cast off 6 sts at the beginning of the next TWO rows (10sts) Next row, k1, inc1, k6, inc1, k1 (12sts) Next row, p Next row, k1, inc1, k8, inc1, k1 (14sts) Next row, p Next row, k1, inc1, k10, inc1, k1 (16sts) Next row, p Next row, k1, inc1, k12, inc1, k1 (18sts) Starting with a p row Ss 5 rows Cast off Head and hat (made as one piece)

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Using flesh Cast on 7 sts Next row, inc1 into every st to the end of the row (14sts) Next row, p Next row, (k1, inc1) to the end of the row (21sts) Starting with a p row Ss 7 rows CHANGE TO DRESS COLOUR Starting with a k row Ss 2 rows Next row, k1, k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (19sts) Next row p Next row, k1, (k2tog) twice, k to the last 5 sts, (k2tog) twice, k1 (15sts) Next row, p Next row, k1, (k2tog) twice, k to the last 5 sts, (k2tog) twice, k1 (11sts) Starting with a p row Ss 3 rows Next row, k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1 (9sts) Next row, p Next row, (k1, k2tog) to the end of the row (6sts) Next row, (p2tog) to the end of the row (3sts) Break with the yarn and draw through these 3sts Hat band Using the hat colour Cast on 23 sts Next row, (k1, p1) to the end of the row Next row, (p1, k1) to the end of the row Cast off
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Hands (make two) Using flesh Cast on 7sts Starting with a k row Ss 7 rows Break with the yarn and draw through these 7sts Feet (make two) Using dress colour Cast on 8sts Starting with a k row Ss 7 rows Break with the yarn and draw through these 8sts To make up Fold the dress section in half and join the row ends of the dress and sleeves. Leave sleeve ends and bottom of dress open.

Next, starting at the point of the hat, join the row ends down to the cast on edge of the face. Stuff as you go. Sew a gathering thread

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around the cast on edge draw up tightly and fasten off. Join the head onto the centre of the shoulder edge of the dress section.

Choose your hair colour and thread a needle with a long length of the yarn (you will have to do this several times!) Going around the last row of the flesh colour, pick up two stitches with your sewing needle and draw the yarn through but leave a loop of about 1 inches in length, back stitch over where you have just sewn, then move on to the next two stitches. Carry on in this fashion until you have put as much hair on as you wish.

Draw up the cast off edge of each hand and join the row ends. Stuff lightly, then draw a gathering thread around the cast on edge and pull up tightly, sew in the end. Place the hand inside the sleeve end leaving about half the end sticking out. Using the same colour yarn as you used for the sleeve, sew backwards, and forwards through the sleeve and through the hand to secure.

When you have finished the hair, sew the hat band around the head, positioning so the top section of the band matches the first row of where you started the hat colour.
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Using flesh, make a twisted cord with THREE strands of yarn to desired length, I made one 6 inches long for the elves in the main picture. Draw up the cast off edge of each foot and join the row ends. Insert an end of the twisted cord into each shoe, sew a gathering thread around the cast off edge and draw up, sew back and forth through the cord to secure. Fold the cord in half so you have equal length legs and sew a length of yarn through that centre point. Attach this point through the top of the dress up into the head of your elf.

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Using dress colour yarn, sew a gathering thread around under the arms of the dress to form the waist and the bell shape.

Cut through the loops you made, and trim the hair to the desired length. Make plaits or bunches, or leave it long, whatever you fancy. Either sew on beads for eyes or embroider using black cotton. Using flesh yarn, make a little nose by sewing three or four small horizontal stitches between and just below the eyes. Using black cotton, sew a tiny mouth just below the nose. Using metallic or ordinary yarn in a colour of your choice, make a hanging loop coming out of the top of the hat, I also added a small bead. Finish off decorating your elf as you wish, add a little bow to the waist, embroider little stars or Swiss darn a pattern on the hat or dress. I also made a hem in contrasting colour by over sewing all around. Finally, blush the elves cheeks either with powdered blusher or a dark pink colouring pencil slightly dampened.

To finish off HAIR


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All done! I hope you have enjoyed making the Bell Elves.

The boring bit, sorry but has to be said. Make the Bell Elves for family, friends and for charity, but please do not go into mass production for personal profit. Please do not rewrite, copy or sell the pattern, the text, or graphics in any form this includes putting it on CDs. Please do not put the pattern on the Internet for free download as it is covered by section 77 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents act of 1988, identifying Phoenixknits as the sole owner and author of this pattern. Thank you :O) All rights reserved Phoenixknits 2011

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