The knee hugger is a vintage Christmas decoration from the 1950s and 60s. It originated in Japan (where our beautiful delica beads come from) and became a popular and much loved decoration for American families. In the present day the knee hugger is still soaring in popularity with vintage knee huggers being incredibly collectable. The knee hugger even lead to the recent phenomenon, Elf on the Shelf! We don’t know if this little Elf reports to Santa each night on your good behavior but why not try him and find out!
Lynsey, long a fan of all things Christmas, has admired these knee huggers for years and decided that this was the year she needed her very own. Being quite rare to find a knee hugger in the UK she was left with one alternative, to bead her very own version of a cheeky little elf to sit on her tree, desk, shelf ….
In this pattern we give full detailed photographic and graphic instructions, and there are 108 detailed steps, making this pattern even suitable for beginners to beading.
This bead pattern is made using Japanese Miyuki size 11 Delica. Round Peyote stitch is used but full detailed instructions are given, and no previous knowledge of the stitch is required. Please note the pattern may not work with any other size and type of beads.
There are 8 delica colours in total for each elf and the finished beadwork is approximately 10.5cm (h) x 3cm(w).
A small amount of polyester wadding is also required along with 1 x 3mm crystal AB and 1 x 6mm gold jingle bell. We also recommend using 3 colours of thread: White, Red and Evergeen Nymo ‘D’.
The bead pattern supplied is 38 pages and includes 108 step by step photo and graphic instructions. A word chart is also included.