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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Meet Elfie

I love the idea of Elf on the Shelf. Well, at least the magical fun he has every night. I'm not a huge fan of the spying for Santa. I mean it's cool for other parents, but just not my thing. And I hate that the kids aren't supposed to touch him. Again I get why, but I know my kid, and that just wouldn't work.

Plus he's not very cute. So I decided to do a similar idea, but where I crochet the elf, and make up our own rules (you will see them in the letter to Riley in my next Elfie post).

I started by searching for elf graphics. I found cute elf line art (digital stamps) here, and colored him in Photoshop. See??

Cute, huh? Then I searched for a crochet elf pattern (I didn't have the time or desire to start from scratch) and I found this one: here (you can also buy it here). It's adorable, and I knew it'd be perfect for this project!! I made a couple modifications, and added a few things to make him look like the graphic above. I noted all the changes here in my Ravelry account. Just in case you wanna make your own! :):)

I seriously love him, and so does Riley!!

To give you an idea of his size, here is a picture I took of him and Riley in front of the Christmas Tree. Total cuteness!!! I am gonna share our daily (nightly) adventures here on my blog. We didn't start on December 1st like I planned, cause I wasn't done with him yet. But I don't think Riley minds. :)

So I guess you'll be seeing me a lot this month (for a change!!) Can't wait to share all our fun! :):):)

♥ Kim


  1. So cute!i think you will have lots of fun! Can't wait to hear about all that you will be doing with them :)

    1. Thanks!! We are on day 5, I just got a late start sharing. Riley is loving it!!

  2. OH Kim, your Elfie is STUNNING! What a lucky boy Riley is :)

  3. Hi again, Kim.
    I am so totally in love with him! How gorgeous. You inspire me every time I visit your fact, the chevrons on the side combined with a crazy love of bandana bibs on my side inspired me to write a crochet chevron bandana bib pattern - what a mouth full.

    And I posted my crochet dinosaur puzzle. I think you might like him - although he is nowhere near as cute as Elfie.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours
    xxx dedri

    1. Haha, the bib is cute. And you are so awesome to share the dinosaur puzzle!!!! Merry Christmas to you too. :):)

  4. Are you willing to make me one of these? I think it's so adorable ?

  5. Elfie is adorable!! Are there any available for purchase? My children would love him!! Please let me know! My email is, I saw this on pinterest, never seen anything like it!

  6. I fall in love with your elf, so I decided to make one for me. I used almost the same colors, the result is beautiful. I love it. Thanks for your photos..


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