Crochet Santa Pattern free Granny Square crochet pattern!

Oct 21, 2022 | Crochet patterns

The Crochet Santa Pattern is a free Christmas Crochet Granny Square pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

crochet santa pattern granny square

I am working on a series of large Christmas granny squares and this crochet santa pattern is square #7 in my series.

You can also check out the Snowman Granny squareReindeer Granny Square,  Gingerbread Man Granny SquarePenguin Granny SquarePolar Bear Granny SquareElf Granny SquareMrs. Claus Square and the Peppermint Candy Man Square which are also free crochet patterns on the blog.

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

Every Christmas blanket needs Santa, am I right?  I absolutely love how my santa turned out, too!  He is squishy and soft with the addition of some fuzzy yarn for his beard!

This free crochet santa granny square pattern is a fun square that would make a cute Christmas blanket with my other squares or on its own.  Mix and match for the perfect Christmas granny square blanket!

Granny Square Crochet Santa 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 santa 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 the same as my elf square – half worked in cream for his face and half worked in white for his beard.  The last few rounds of the circle are worked half in red for his hat and half in white for the beard.

The big change for this square is that you will be working in the back loops only for the white beard portion as well as one complete round between the hat and face.  You are leaving the front loops open to come back later and add the fuzzy white yarn for his beard and trim on his hat.

santa crochet granny square beard process

The fuzzy beard and hat trim are crocheted into those unused front loops with an easy slip stitch and chain stitches. If you have never done this before it is really simple and a great way to add texture and 3D effect to your square! I used this very same technique for my Sheep Granny Square Blanket – such a cute way to add fun texture! If you would like to see me work the beard, I have a short video on Instagram which will show you how easy it really is!

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. However, it most likely wouldn’t have been terribly noticeable across the beard with the addition of the fuzzy yarn. You could certainly opt to carry if you so choose. I hate to weave in ends, too!

For the santa square you will be crocheting the eyes, nose and stocking portion of his hat separately and then sewing them on to the front of the square.  The stocking portion of his hat is worked as a triangle which is then sewn to the top of his hat and then folded and sewn. I worked the stocking portion of my Elf Square in the same manner – you can check out the quick video for that on Instagram. I have added a small pom pom in the fuzzy yarn for a fun detail!

His 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.  

santa crochet granny square beard process

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 the surface of your square.  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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The complete pattern is now available as 1 PDF! The Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket  is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

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Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

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

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
BLO = back loops only
FLO = front loops only
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

Pattern Notes:

  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.
  • Eyes, nose and stocking portion of hat 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.
  • White section of face is worked in the back loops only while cream section is worked in both loops.
  • Fuzzy yarn is worked in the unused front loops of face for beard and between face and hat for trim.

Pattern Instructions

With Cream, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 5 dc in MC, switch to white, 6 dc in MC, switch to cream, 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 next 5 sts, switch to white, working in BLO, 2 dc in next 6 sts, switch to cream, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, working in both loops, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, switch to white, in BLO repeat from * to * 6 times, switch to cream, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, in both loops, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 dc in next st, switch to white, in BLO, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 dc in last st, switch to cream, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5:  ch 3, in both loops, 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 * 4 times, switch to white, in BLO, repeat from * to * 6 times, switch to cream, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, in both loops, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 dc in next 2 sts, switch to white, in BLO, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 dc in last 2 sts, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, in BLO, 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 * 4 times, switch to white, repeat from * to * 6 times, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, in both loops, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 dc in next 3 sts, switch to white, in BLO, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 dc in last 3 sts, switch to red, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Round 9: ch 3, in both loops, 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 white, repeat from * to * 6 times, sl st in top of first st. (108)

Fasten off White.

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.

Beard

With Fuzzy yarn, (working in FLO from rounds 2 – 9) sl st to first unused front loop from round 9, *ch 3, sl st in FLO of next st,* repeat from * to * to end of round.  Repeat from * to * in FLO of every round working a ch-3 between rounds working in a zig-zag back and forth fashion without cutting yarn between rounds.  Note: for round 7 you will work every FLO stitch around face to create fur lining of hat. 

santa beard granny square process

Stocking Hat

With Red, make a MC.

Round 1: (RS) ch 3, 5 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Turn. (6)

Row 2:  ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st. Turn. (8)

Row 3:  repeat row 2. (10)

Row 4:  repeat row 2. (12)

Row 5:  ch 3, dc in each st.

Row 6 – 11:  ch 3, 1 dc in each st. Turn.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Make one small pom pom approximately 1 3/8” size with fuzzy yarn.  Attach pom pom to end of hat.

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, leaving a long tail for embroidery of eye.

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.

With long tail of Blue, embroider center of eye.

Weave in remaining ends not left for sewing.

Nose

With Red, make a MC.

Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc in MC, sl st in first st. (6)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of square.

With long tail, sew eyes to face.

With long tails, sew nose to face.

With long tail, sew stocking hat to top of head by placing last row of stocking hat to top of round 9.  Sew in place then fold down to place stocking hat and sew remainder of hat into place as desired.  Note:  do not push the hat flat when sewing but leaving some space under it to create a 3D effect. 

Santa hat granny square process

Smile

Join Pink to bottom of round 2 with sl st by inserting hook around stitch of round 2 just above fuzzy yarn worked in FLO of round 2, yarn over and pull through loop on hook to create a sl st, continue working surface slip stitches around next 5 stitches of round 2 for a total of 6 slip stitches. Note: Evenly space smile below eyes.  You can mark center and then count over 3 stitches to begin smile.

santa granny square smile process

Weave in remaining ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!