Mrs Claus Crochet Pattern Christmas Towel Topper Pattern

Nov 26, 2023 | Crochet patterns

Mrs. Claus Crochet Pattern for a Christmas Towel Topper is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

This Mrs. Claus crochet pattern is the perfect match to the Santa Claus Towel Topper pattern I released yesterday! The pair would make a delightful and festive addition to your Christmas holiday kitchen.

Mrs. Claus free crochet towel topper pattern

I have been gradually adding to my ever-growing list of seasonal towel toppers over the last several years. After I released my Christmas Granny Square Blanket last Christmas I knew that several of those squares would make a fun addition to my towel toppers including the sweet Mrs. Claus Granny Square!

Mrs. Claus Crochet Pattern Details

My easy crochet santa free pattern begins with two panels of single crochet worked in a perfect single crochet circle. For her face I am using some color work – primarily cream for her face and white yarn for her hair. I am using the tapestry color work method by dropping the color I am not using, working over it until needed and then picking it up again.  This method will help with the amount of ends you will have to weave in. However, if you prefer you can also fasten off and join again when needed.

I also added a hair bun and two bangs that are sewn to her face and gives it a 3D effect. Add two large safety eyes, two pink cheeks and embroider her smile to complete her simple and sweet face.

Santa & Mrs. Claus Towel Topper pattern set

I added a holly berry button embellishment to her hair to add a little more Christmas charm but that is completely optional. I found a set of Christmas buttons with a variety of different Christmas buttons at Joann’s and it was the perfect touch!

I used Red Heart Super Saver* yarn for my Mrs Claus crochet pattern.  Red Heart Super Saver yarn is a medium weight #4 acrylic worsted weight yarn. But, you could certainly use any yarn you have on hand – a fantastic project for scraps!  

I have many towel topper patterns that utilize a hidden 3″ ring* which allows the towel to be removable.  I purchase my rings from Amazon* but you can substitute with inexpensive plastic shower rings, wood rings or even elastic hair ties.  All have been used successfully by other makers.

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Mrs. Claus free crochet towel topper pattern

Mrs. Claus Towel Topper free crochet pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology 

Supplies:

Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium

  •     Aran 0.4 oz / 21 yds (Cream)
  •     Soft White 0.5 oz / 26 yds (White)
  •     Hot Red 0.2 oz / 11 yds (Red)
  •     Baby Pink 0.01 oz / 1 yd (Pink)

Size J (6.0 mm) crochet hook
1 – 3” plastic ring
2 – 14 mm plastic safety eyes
1 – 3/4” button
1 – Holly berry button embellishment
Embroidery floss for sewing on button
Small amount of polyfil for stuffing hair bun (optional)
Scissors
Tapestry Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers

Approximate finished size:  5” round (not including towel)

Gauge: 5” = 9 rounds of sc

Abbreviations:

  • WS = wrong side
  • RS = right side
  • MC = magic circle
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space

Pattern Notes:

  • Work in continuous rounds, do not join, instead use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. 
  • Towel topper is worked in two panels which are then joined together at the end.
  • Plastic ring is crocheted over while working back panel.
  • When changing colors on face, carry and work over colors (tapestry crochet method) not being used unless otherwise indicated.

Recommended Tutorials:

How to make a perfect circle tutorial

Tapestry crochet photo and video tutorial

Front Panel

With cream, make a MC.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6: 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 8: 1 sc in next 3 sts, switch to white, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from 1 time, fasten off white and switch to cream, repeat from * to * 3 times, 1 sc in last 3 sts, switch to white.  (48)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * 3 times, fasten off white and switch to cream, repeat from * to * to end, sl st to first st.  (54)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Back Panel

Round 1 – 5: With white, repeat rounds 1 – 5 of Front Panel.

Round 6: Repeat round 6 of Front Panel, except work the first 5 sc stitches over the plastic ring.  Note:  Keep ring to WS of panel. 

Round 7 – 9: Repeat rounds 7 – 9 of Front Panel. 

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Hanging Tab

Row 1: With red, (leaving a long tail for sewing), ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, turn. (4)

Rows 2 – 20: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn.  (4)

Row 21 (button hole row): Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. (2 st + 2 ch) 

Row 22: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in last st. (4)

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

With embroidery thread, sew button to non-button hole end of tab 2-3 rows up in order to have room to sew on to topper at the end.

Hair Bangs (make 2)

With white, make a MC.

Row 1: (WS) Ch 1, 3 sc in MC. Turn. (3)

Row 2:  Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (5)

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in same st, sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (7)

Row 4: Repeat row 3. (9)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining ends.

Mrs Claus Towel Topper assembly process

Hair Bun

With white, make a MC.

Round 1: (RS) Ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Cheeks (make 2)

With pink, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC, sl st to first st.  (6)

Fasten off.

Assembly

With long tails, sew hair bangs to each side of face.

With long tail from hair bun on tapestry needle, weave through stitches of round 3 and pull together, stuff if desired before closing.  Sew between hair bangs at top of face.

With long tails, sew cheeks to face.

Attach black safety eyes.

With long length of red, embroider smile.

Sew holly berry button embellishment to hair bang.

Mrs Claus Towel Topper assembly process 2

With WS of panels facing (ring to inside of panels, open part of ring at bottom of face), use stitch markers to attach front and back panel together through white stitches of round 9 on front panel through back panel. Be sure that the top part of the ring is at the top part of the panels. With white, attach yarn at first stitch marker, sl st in each st through both front and back panels to next stitch marker.

Mrs Claus Towel topper seaming process

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With long tail, sew hanging tab to top of back panel.

Weave in remaining ends.

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