Red Heart Super Saver Crochet Santa's Aprons

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by Urmie D. Seenarine, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Crochet Santa's Aprons

You and Santa’s little helpers can keep your Christmas clothes clean with these fun ho-ho-homemade Santa Claus coat aprons.

Use a gauge of 5 d-boxes (4-3/4") and 9 rows (5") over pattern to crochet an apron that measures approximately 17 (24)" in finished width at widest point and 25-1/2 (29)" in finished length, not including ties. (This roughly corresponds with child and adult size. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes
    •Directions are for children's size. Changes for adult size are in parentheses.
    •Apron is worked from lower edge upwards. Color changes are used to create fur trim, belt, and buckle.
    •Before beginning, wind B into 2 separate balls, and C and D into 3 separate balls each.
    •To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
  • 2
    APRON
    With larger hook and A, ch 55 (76).
    Row 1: (Dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc – first d-box made), *skip next 2 ch, d-box in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—18 (25) d-boxes.
    Rows 2–5: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space (first d-box made), d-box in each remaining ch-2 space across, turn; change to B in last st of Row 5.
    Rows 6–11 (10): With B, repeat last row 6 (5) times; change to A in last st of last row.
    Note: In following rows use a separate ball of yarn for each section of color.
    Row 12 (11)–16 (16): With A, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, d-box in next 6 (9) ch-2 spaces; change to B, d-box in next 4 (5) ch-2 spaces; change to A, d-box in last 7 (10) ch-2 spaces, turn; change to C in last st of last row.
    Row 17: With C, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, d-box in next 6 (9) ch-2 spaces; change to D, d-box in next 4 (5) ch-2 spaces; change to C, d-box in last 7 (10) ch-2 spaces, turn.
    Rows 18–20: With C, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, d-box in next 6 (9) ch-2 spaces; change to D, d-box in next ch-2 space; change to C, d-box in next 2 (3) ch-2 spaces; change to D, d-box in next ch-2 space; change to C, d-box in last 7 (10) ch-2 spaces, turn.
    Row 21: Repeat Row 17; change to A in last st.
    Rows 22–29 (33): With A, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, d-box in next 6 (9) ch-2 spaces; change to B, d-box in next 4 (5) ch-2 spaces; change to A, d-box in last 7 (10) ch-2 spaces, turn.
    Place a stitch marker at beginning and end of last row, for placement of waist ties.
  • 3
    Shape Sides
    Row 30 (34) (decrease): With A, slip st in each ch of first ch-2 space, slip st in next 2 dc, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, d-box in next 5 (8) ch-2 spaces, place a marker in last ch-2 space made; change to B, d-box in next 4 (5) ch-2 spaces, place a marker in last ch-2 space made; change to A, d-box in each ch-2 space across to last ch-2 space, 2-dc Cl in last ch-2 space, turn—16 (23) d-boxes.
  • 4
    Note: The markers added in Row 30 (34) indicate where the color change should occur. Move markers up to last ch-space of each color section, as each row is completed. Use of stitch markers in this manner is optional. If you can "read" your stitches, you may choose not to use markers.
    Row 31 (35)–36 (46): With A, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, d-box in each ch-2 space to first marker; change to B, d-box in each ch-2 space to next marker; change to A, d-box in each ch-2 space across to last ch-2 space, 2-dc Cl in last ch-2 space, turn—10 (11) d-boxes.
    Bib
    Rows 37 (47)–46 (52): With A, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 space, d-box in next 2 ch-2 spaces; change to B, d-box in next 4 (5) ch-2 spaces; change to A, d-box in last 3 ch-2 spaces, turn.
  • 5
    Remove the color change markers.
    First Neck Tie
    Row 1: With A, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in first ch-2 space, dc in next dc, turn.
    Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, turn.
    Repeat Row 2 until tie measures about 9".
    Fasten off.
    Second Neck Tie
    Row 1: Draw up a loop of A in opposite top corner of apron, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 space, turn.
    Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, turn.
    Repeat Row 2 until tie measures about 9".
    Fasten off.
  • 6
    WAIST TIES
    Row 1: Draw up a loop of A in edge of apron where marked to work down side of apron, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 2 dc evenly spaced in edge of apron, turn—3 dc.
    Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, turn.
    Repeat Row 2 until tie measures about 15". Fasten off. Repeat on other side edge for 2nd tie.
  • 7
    FINISHING
    Edging
    Draw up a loop of A in edge of apron at beginning of an A-colored section, sc evenly spaced all the way around the outer edge of the apron, changing color to match each section; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
    Weave in ends.
  • 8
    ABBREVIATIONS:
    A = Cherry Red
    B = Soft White
    C = Black
    Ch = Chain
    D = Gold
    Dc = Double crochet
    Sc = Single crochet
    St(s) = Stitch (es)
    () = Work directions in parentheses into same st
    * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Two Skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cherry Red and One Skein of Super Saver Yarn in Each of the Following Colors: Soft White, Black & Gold
  • •Susan Bates 5.5 mm (U.S. I-9) Crochet Hook
  • •Stitch Marker and Yarn Needle