1. Count the horizontal and vertical rows of the pattern and cut out a piece of plastic canvas that is at least 2 squares larger in all directions. Make sure the Santa is centered on the plastic canvas and follow the pattern to create him..
2. When finished, trim down the plastic canvas so that there is a closed edge around each row. Then take the same color yarn and stitch around the area next to the area to give a nice clean edge for the figure. Add a red yarn loop to the top to hang him on the tree.