Knee-Hugger Elves


Knee-Hugger Elves


Just in time for the holidays, this easy-to-follow pattern will have you stitching up clever retro "knee-hugger" elves in no time! Masters of engaging poses, the elves' adjustable muffs allow them to clasp their knees, kick up their legs, or even hang from a branch. Best of all, they're are surprisingly easy to cut and stitch. Felt is a delight to work with—besides being soft to the touch, it doesn't fray and adds thickness to the elves' body. Pattern includes step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and template pieces to create both girl and boy elves.

Templates are included at full-size and do not require a seam allowance. This pattern is ideal for a confident beginner.

* This listing is for a digital PDF Sewing Pattern. A link to download the file will be emailed to you after purchase and will expire in 24 hours.

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Materials Needed

12" ( x 18" (46cm) Sheets (Will make multiple elves) of 20%-30% wool/80%-70% rayon Woolfelt® National Nonwovens*

Red, Mint Green or Turquoise (body & hat)
Buttercream (face)
Dark Brown, Brown or Gold (hair)
White (collar & muff)

Embroidery Floss: Black, Red (or Pink)
9mm Jingle Bell
2 Black Glass Beads size 6/E (for the eyes)
Polyfill Stuffing
Sewing Thread


Sewing Machine
Pinking Sheers (Optional)
Sewing Needle & Pins
Knitting Needle, Dull Pencil or Small Crochet Hook (to turn the arms and legs right side out)

Finished dimensions

Each elf is 15" (38cm) tall, hat to toe, and 4" (10cm) wide at the elbows 

You may sell items made from this pattern as long as you are the original purchaser of the pattern, hand-make the items one-by-one, and give credit to Heidi Boyd as the designer on the item's tag. If selling online, the listing must credit Heidi Boyd and contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased. Alterations to the pattern may be made, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Heidi Boyd on the item's tags and listings.