Though snow hasn’t fallen (yet) and most businesses haven’t immersed themselves under holiday décor (yet) I feel the magnetic pull of Christmas. I ate a chocolate the other day and it reminded me of Christmas. My mom shared a few old photos of a family gathering in August and at first I thought they were photos of Christmas. I’ve been wearing my Lydia poncho around the house and the color screams Christmas. With just a little over a month to go, it’s no wonder I’ve felt the need to crochet Christmas. I’m thrilled to be sharing the first project of the season with you because I had so much fun making it. I give you this adorable Rudolph Reindeer amigurumi!
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Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
- worsted weight (4) yarn in Dark Brown, Tan, and Red
- size 3.00 and 3.75mm hooks
- yarn needle
- 7mm safety eyes or black embroidery thread/yarn
- Optional: scrap piece of felt and needle/thread
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Inc3 – 3 sts in same st
Dec – decrease (sc2tog)
Be sure to go through the instructions and photos before starting.
Unless otherwise stated, this pattern is worked in continuous rounds using stitch markers to locate the beginning/end of a round. Work in somewhat tight stitches. It might be easier to attach antlers and nose to body before it’s stuffed and closed.
Secure safety eyes between Rounds 10 and 11. Note: If children under the age of three are going to play with this reindeer embroider the eyes with scrap black yarn or black embroidery thread as safety eyes pose a choking hazard.
If using felt for the nose, attach the nose to the felt piece first
and then sew the felt to the body.
You can make the reindeer bigger (or smaller) by changing the hook size and yarn weight.
Antlers , make 2
With Dark Brown and 3.00mm
Round 1: make 6sc in magic ring
Round 23: work even Fasten off
Repeat Rounds 1-3 for second piece but do not fasten off.
Round 4: Join working piece with fastened off piece and sc in each st (12sts)
Round 5: [sc in next 2sts, dec] x 3 (9sts)
Round 6: [sc in next st, dec] x 3 (6sts)
Rounds 7-8: work even. Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.
With Red yarn and 3.00mm hook
Round 1: make 5sc in magic ring
Round 2: inc in each st (10sts)
Round 3: sc in each st around (10 sts)
Round 4: dec x 5 (5sts)
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.
If using felt, sew the nose to the piece of felt and then sew the felt onto the body.
With Topaz (light brown yarn) and 3.75mm hook
Round 1: make 6sc in magic ring
Round 2: inc in each st (12sts)
Round 3: complete the following [inc3, sc in next 2sts] x 4 (20sts)
Round 4: sc in next st, complete the following [inc3, sc in next 4sts] x 3, inc3, sc in next 3sts (28sts)
Round 5: sc in next 2sts, complete the following [inc3, sc in next 6sts] x 3, inc3, sc in next 4sts (36sts)
Round 6: sc in next 3sts, complete the following [inc, sc in next 8sts] x 3, inc, sc in next 5sts (40sts)
Rounds 7-17: sc in each st around (40 sts) Attach safety eyes between Rounds 10 and 11
Round 18: sc in next 3 sts, complete the following [skip 5sts, sc in next 5sts] x 3, skip 5sts, sc in next 2sts
Round 19: sc in each st and switch between light brown yarn in each stitch and dark brown yarn for the skipped stitches (this creates the legs and hooves). Cut dark brown but do not cut light brown yet. Start stuffing the body and attach safety eyes if you are using them.
Round 20: ignoring dark brown stitches, dec x 10 (10sts)
Round 21: complete the following [sc in next st, dec] x 3, sc in next st (7sts) Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Option to sew the small opening in each hoof or leave as is.
If you make this crochet reindeer amigurumi pattern I’d love to see your creation, just tag me on Instagram @popsdemilk_crochet and use the hashtag #popsdemilk
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