Christmas Granny Square Mrs. Claus free crochet pattern

Oct 25, 2022 | Crochet patterns

The Mrs. Claus Christmas Granny Square is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Mrs. Claus Christmas Granny Square free pattern

I am working on a series of large Christmas granny squares and this Christmas granny square pattern is square #8 in my series.  (Only 1 more to go!) You can also check out the Snowman Granny squareReindeer Granny Square,  Gingerbread Man Granny SquarePenguin Granny SquarePolar Bear Granny SquareElf Granny Square and the Santa Granny Square which are also free crochet patterns on the blog. You can now also find the last square the Peppermint Candy Man Square is now also live on the blog as a free pattern.

Want to see the whole blanket together? You can now find the complete joining and border instructions now on the blog!

We couldn’t have Santa getting lonely in my Christmas granny square blanket so Mrs. Claus definitely needed to make an appearance as one of my squares!

I had so much fun designing her, too!  Trying to get her hair just right was a challenge but I love how it turned out.

This free crochet Mrs. Claus Christmas granny square pattern is a fun square that would make a cute Christmas blanket with my other squares.  Mix and match the squares for your perfect Christmas granny square blanket!

Mrs. Claus Granny Square Pattern Details

The granny squares for this series of Christmas granny square patterns work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable winter Christmas-themed throw!  These squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for Christmas decoration.

This free crochet Mrs. Claus granny square pattern starts out as a circle using double crochet stitches and then the circle is squared off so you can easily join and sew squares together.

The color changes are going to be a little different from Santa and the elf.  You will begin using just cream for her face and then in the last two face rounds you will add in grey at the top of the face.  You could certainly use white for her hair instead of grey if you desired.

I chose not to carry the non-working colors as I worked each round. Instead I fastened off the colors and pulled in new strands. I know this makes for a lot more ends to weave in but I really didn’t want any colors to bleed through. You could certainly opt to carry if you so choose. I hate to weave in ends, too!

You will be working her hair bangs, eyes, cheeks, nose, ears, sweater and the hair bun all separately and then sew the pieces to the front of the square.  The hair bangs will be folded over on the sides and then sewn to create a little bit of depth and 3D look.  Her bun is worked in the round and then stuffed before sewing to the top of the square.

If you want a quick look at how to add the hair bangs and bun you can check out a video reel I posted on Instagram. Really easy!

I added the red sweater with fur trim to add a little bit of festive Christmas to her so that she looked a little more like Mrs. Claus and not simply a little old lady. 😉. You could also add some holly leaves and berries as accent to her hair or even red earrings to her ears as well.

Mrs. Claus granny square assembly process

You can see I originally gave her a little red nose to match Santa but in the end I changed my mind and gave her a cream nose instead.

Her smile is worked as a surface slip stitch across several stitches.  You can see me work this same technique on my Gingerbread Man Square on Instagram if you would like to see that in action.  Then I use the yarn ends to embroider the edges of her smile.

I am using a combination of Red Heart With Love* yarn and Bernat Pipsqueak yarn.  The Red Heart With Love yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn.  The Bernat Pipsqueak yarn is a fuzzy bulky #5 polyester yarn.  We don’t have to worry about the different weight yarns in this pattern because the bulky fuzzy yarn is worked on just the top edge of her sweater.  If you have another fuzzy yarn in white it should work just fine. This pattern is a great way to use up your stash, too!

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Mrs. Claus granny square free crochet pattern

Mrs. Claus Christmas Granny Square Pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Small amount of poly-fil stuffing
Stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

  • MC = magic circle
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sp = space
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • sc2tog: sc2tog = single crochet 2 sts together (see special stitches section below)
  • BLO = back loop only

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Face, eyes and nose are all worked in the round.  
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Ears, eyes, hair, cheeks, sweater and hair bun are worked separately and then sewn to front of panel.
  • When changing colors on face, do not carry colors.  Instead, drop yarn and fasten off colors each round.

Pattern Instructions

With Cream, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, switch to grey, 1 dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 2 times, 1 dc in next 5 sts, switch to cream, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to * 6 times to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, switch to grey, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to cream, repeat from * to * 6 times to end,  sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off Cream.

Round 10: Join Blue in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

With Black, make MC.

Round 1:  (RS) ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off Black, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Row 2: Join Blue in first st of round 1, sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off Blue.

Row 3: Join White in first st of round 1 (behind slip stitches of row 2), sl st in next 5 sts.

Fasten off White, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.

With long tail of White, embroider center of eye.

Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Ears (make 2)

With Cream, make a MC.

Row 1: (RS) ch 1, 3 sc in MC. Turn. (3)

Row 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in each st.  Turn. (6)

Row 3:  ch 1, 2 sc in first st, *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * 1 time, 1 sc in last st. (9)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hair Bangs (make 2)

With Grey, make a MC.

Row 1:  ch 3, 5 dc in MC.  Turn. (6)

Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in each st.  Turn. (12)

Row 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st. Turn. (18)

Row 4:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts.  Turn. (24)

Row 5:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts.  (30)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Hair Bun

With Grey, make a MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Nose

With Cream, make a MC.

Ch 1, 6 sc in MC, sl st in first st. (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Cheeks (make 2)

With Pink, make a MC, ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Sweater

With Red, ch 31.

Row 1:  (RS) 1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.  Turn. (30)

Row 2:  sc2tog, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, sc2tog.  Turn. (28)

Row 3 – 7:  repeat row 2.  (18 stitch count after row 7).

Fasten off Red leaving a long tail for sewing.  Join Fuzzy White yarn.

Row 8:  ch 3, working in BLO; 1 dc in each st.  (18)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends not left for sewing.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

With long tails, sew hair bangs to top of face by folding edges of bangs under.  Place bangs on each side of face and sew 3 sides of bangs down,  Leave top edge of row 5 not sewn.  This creates a more 3D effect.

Mrs. Claus granny square hair process

With long tail on needle, begin weaving yarn around top of round 3 stitches to cinch bun together.  Stuff with poly-fil before cinching together.  Sew to top of head.

Mrs. Claus hair bun process

 With long tails, sew eyes to face.

With long tail, sew nose to face.

With long tails, sew ears to face.

With long tails, sew cheeks to face.

With long tail, sew sweater below face.

Smile

Join Red to top of round 5 with sl st by inserting hook below stitch of round 6 and around stitch of round 5, yarn over and pull through loop on hook to create a sl st, continue working surface slip stitches around next 9 stitches of round 5 for a total of 10 slip stitches. With ends, embroider sides of smile.  Note: evenly space smile below eyes.  You can mark center and then count over 5 stitches to begin smile.

Weave in remaining ends.

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