Reindeer Christmas Ornament Free Crochet Pattern | Crochet Arcade

Reindeer Christmas Ornament Free Crochet Pattern is the first crochet pattern that I have designed and published on the 3rd December 2012! It was when I was still in a full time job and didn’t really think about becoming full time crochet pattern designer (until 2017 when my second baby Maria came to this world).

This Reindeer Christmas Ornament/Decoration Crochet Pattern was a paid pattern up till now (October 2018). Because I completely changed the direction of what I design I’ve decided to make all my pre – 2017 crochet patterns FREE on my blog. This is going to be a gradual process as it does take time to create each post. Crochet Rudolph Reindeer pattern will be the first one to be published the next one will be the Santa Claus Christmas Ornament Free Crochet Pattern featured on the photo below.


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You can still decide to purchase paid PRINTABLE PDF and Ads Free version of the Reindeer Rudolph Christmas Decoration Crochet Pattern on this website, Raverly or Etsy. Click on the button below that will take you to my own shop’s pages. The pattern is available in both UK and US crochet terms.

REINDEER CHRISTMAS DECORATION FREE CROCHET PATTERN

REINDEER CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT FREE CROCHET PATTERN

REINDEER SIZE: approx 3 1/2″ (9 cm) x 3″ (8cm) in the widest points
HEAD SIZE: approx 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm) x 2″ (5 cm)

MATERIALS:

– Crochet Hook: 4mm (US – G/6) & 3.5 mm (US – E/4)
– Yarn: Robin Chunky (Ball weight 100g, Lenght 140m)

A: # 35 Oatmeal
B: # 51 Brown
C: # 42 Red
– Yarn Needle
– Hollow fibre filling aka Polyester Toy Stuffing
– Silver or Gold thread (around 20 cm/ 8 inch long)

TENSION/GAUGE: 14 dc and 14 rows (10 cm x 10cm)

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
dc2tog (dc dec) (US terms – sc2tog/sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Note: In the photo below I used Drops viscose yarn which unfortunately is now discontinued.

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Reindeer Christmas Decoration Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

UK CROCHET TERMS

Even though this pattern is written in UK terms it is very easily translatable to US crochet terms as it’s using only 3 stitches. All you need to know is that UK’s DC is the same as US’s SC, check out the table below.

US Abbreviation US Term       UK Abbreviation UK Term
Ch Chain Ch Chain
Sc Single Crochet Dc Double Crochet
Sc2tog Single Crochet two together Dc2tog Double Crochet two together

HEAD:
Note: Do not turn at end of rounds but work in a spiral with RS always facing. Mark last st of round 1 with safety pin or stitch marker and move this marker onto last st at end of every round.

Using yarn A and 4 mm hook make a magic ring (check my magic ring tutorial here) or 2ch.

Round 1) 6 dc in a magic ring or 2nd ch from the hook. (6 dc)
Round 2) 2 dc in each dc to end of round. (12 dc)
Round 3 to 4) 1dc in each dc. (12 dc)

At this point, flip your crochet to the WS, tighten the magic ring and weave in the yarn end very securely. Flip the head back to the RS and continue the pattern below.

Round 5) [1 dc in next dc, 2dc in next dc] x 6. (18 dc)
Round 6 to 9) 1 dc in each dc. (18 dc)
Round 10) [1 dc in next dc, dc2tog] x 6 (12 dc)
Round 11) dc2tog (dc dec) to end of round (6 dc). Fasten off leaving a long loose end.



Stuff the head with hollowfibre filling (polyester stuffing). Using a blunt-ended yarn needle and the long loose end at the bottom of the head gather the 6 dc of the last round and close the hole. Use Ultimate Amigurumi Fishish Method (link to video) for the best and prettiest result. Then darn in the end invisibly to secure it.

Step by step Photo Tutorial How to Make a head of Crochet Reindeer Christmas Ornament

EARS (3.5 mm hook):

RIGHT EAR:
Round 1) Using 3.5mm hook, join A in space between 3rd and 4th row from top of the head (narrow part) and make 1 dc in the same space. Make another dc on the side of 3rd row from top of the head. Make 1 turning ch and turn. (2 dc)
Round 2) 2 dc in next 2 dc, (1 turning ch) (4 dc)
Round 3) [dc2tog] x 2. (1 turning ch) (2 dc)
Round 4) dc2tog (1 dc). Fasten off.

Darn in the yarn from the top of the ear to the bottom and tie it in with the beginning of the yarn at the back of the ear. Hide remaining yarn inside the head.

Step by step Photo Tutorial How to Make a right ear of Crochet Reindeer Christmas Ornament


LEFT EAR:

Round 1) Join A to the side of 3rd row from the top of the head. Make another dc in space between 3rd and 4th row.
Round 2-4) the same as the right ear. Fasten off.

Darn in the yarn from the top of the ear to the bottom and tie it in with the beginning of the yarn at the back of the ear. Hide remaining yarn inside the head.

Step by step Photo Tutorial How to Make a left ear of Crochet Reindeer Christmas Ornament

HORNS (4 mm hook):

RIGHT HORN (your right):

Using 4mm hook, join B to the side of 2nd row from the top of the head.
Make 5 ch, sl st in the next 2 ch from the hook, make another 6 ch, sl st in the next 3 ch from the hook, 3 ch, sl st in the next 6 ch (skipping the 2 places where you sl st before), sl st between 1st and 2nd row of the head. Fasten off.
Tie beginning and the end of the yarn together at the back of the horn and hide remaining yarn inside the head.

Step by step Photo Tutorial How to Make a right horn of Crochet Reindeer Christmas Ornament

LEFT HORN:

Join B between the 1st and 2nd row. Make 7 ch, sl st in the next 2 ch from the hook, 4 ch, sl st in the next 5 ch from the hook (remember to skip the ch that already has a sl st in it), 3 ch, sl st to next 4 ch and then to the side of 2nd row from top of the head. Fasten off.
Tie beginning and the end of the yarn together at the back of the horn and hide remaining yarn inside the head.

Step by step Photo Tutorial How to Make a left horn of Crochet Reindeer Christmas Ornament

NOSE:

With C and 3.5mm hook make 2ch. Make 5 dc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to the first dc to form a circle. Fasten off.

FINISHING:

Sew on the eyes on the 5th row from top of the head with D.

Step by step Photo Tutorial How to embroider eyes on Crochet Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Draw to 2 small dots in the centre of each eye using black fineliner pen.



Step by step Photo Tutorial How to draw eyes on Crochet Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Glue or sew on the nose on the 8th and 9th row from the top of the head.
Attach silver or gold thread to top of the head.

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