Santa Squadron


Ever wondered how Santa manages to deliver presents all around the world in one night? Well, now you know! It’s 2020, and Santa has his own squadron!

This pattern details how to make your own squadron planes and crew, including Santa, Rudolph and boy and girl elves. Each of the crew members are made individually and can be hung as baubles in their own right, or you can pop them in and out of a plane.

The pattern has been worked up in aran weight cotton yarn (Brand: Drops Paris), but you could substitute for a different weight/yarn type as long as you change the hook size accordingly.

The colours shown are just a guide- you can go crazy with different colours (especially for the planes) and introduce some candy stripes and all sorts.

But first a few details:

Terminology: The pattern is written in English, in standard US terminology

Measurements: The finished pilots measure approx. 11cm tall (plus hats 19cm). The plane measures approx. 21cm long and 18cm wide. You can of course make them smaller by using a lighter weight yarn and smaller hook size.

What you’ll need:

  • Aran weight yarn (Drops Paris) – green, red, white, black, yellow and beige
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 9 mm safety eyes (x8)
  • Stuffing material
  • Stitch markers and pins (optional)
  • Yarn needle
  • Fabric glue (optional)

Stitch Knowledge Required:

  • Magic ring
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet stitch
  • Half double crochet
  • Back loops only
  • Front loops only
  • Single crochet decrease (sc2tog)
  • Invisible decrease

And here’s a tour of what the finished articles looks like:

The Plane with cockpit designed to fit any of the crew so they can be swapped in and out.



Elf Boy

Elf Girl

So if you are in the market to create your own unique set of Christmas decorations for this festive season, then why not give the pattern a look in our Ravelry store.

The pattern can be purchased from our Ravelry store by clicking HERE.

The pattern can be purchased from our Etsy store by clicking HERE.

Any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. If you’d like to see more nerd inspired crochet designs then please hit the like button and let us know what you think!

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