Rudolph, the Cubic Reindeer

Though snow hasn’t fallen (yet) and most businesses haven’t immersed themselves under holiday decor (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 colour 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 Rudolph, the Cubic Reindeer!

Pattern is below or you can purchase the PDF version in my shop.

Pattern for the Christmas tree can be found here and the blog post here.

-worsted weight 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

Stitch Guide
Ch –chain
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Inc3 – 3 sts in same st
Dec – decrease (sc2tog)

Notes: Be sure to go through instructions 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. If small children are going to play with this reindeer it might be better to embroider the eyes with scrap black yarn or black embroidery thread. If using felt, attach nose to felt piece first and then sew felt to body. You can make the reindeer bigger (or smaller) by changing the hook size (the larger reindeer was made with a larger hook and looser stitches).

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 and 3.00mm
Round 1: make 5sc in magic ring
Round 2: inc in each st (10sts)
Round 3: work even
Round 4: dec x 5 (5sts)  Fasten off and leave long tail for sewing.

With Beige and 3.75mm
Round 1: make 6sc in magic ring
Round 2: inc in each st (12sts)
Round 3: [inc3, sc in next 2sts] x 4 (20sts)
Round 4: sc in next st, [inc3, sc in next 4sts] x 3, inc3, sc in next 3sts (28sts)
Round 5: sc in next 2sts, [inc3, sc in next 6sts] x 3, inc3, sc in next 4sts (36sts)
Round 6: sc in next 3sts, [inc, sci n next 8sts] x 3, inc, sc in next 5sts (40sts)
Rounds 7-17: work even
Round 18: sc in next 3 sts, [skip 5sts, sc in next 5sts] x 3, skip 5sts, sc in next 2sts
Round 19: work even and switch between Beige in each stitch and Dark Brown for the skipped stitches (hooves). Fasten off Dark Brown, do not fasten off Beige. Start stuffing Body.
Round 20: ignoring Dark Brown stitches, dec x 10 (10sts)
Round 21: [sc in next st, dec] x 3, sc in next st (7sts)
Fasten off and weave ends. Option to sew the small opening in each hoof or leave as is.

6 thoughts on “Rudolph, the Cubic Reindeer

  1. Hi there! Thanks so much for posting this pattern! I’m trying to like Christmas this year because its been difficult for me in the past, and making some of these cubic fellas will definitely help I think! ^_^ <3

    1. Christmas can sometimes be tough, totally hear ya on that. Sending you much cheer and good vibes 🙂

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