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Amigurumi Reindeer Crochet Pattern

The reindeer is the only domesticated deer species in the world, which is probably also the reason why Santa Claus uses just reindeer for his sleigh. There are also specialists in the reindeer pool, such as Rudolf, who, thanks to the built-in light, can perform even more functions than just being an organic sled motor.

Regardless of whether it is Rudolf the Reindeer or a normal reindeer without a red shining nose, with these instructions you can quickly crochet a small and sweet reindeer yourself.

This crochet reindeer is crocheted with single crochet stitches and half double crochet stitches in spiral rounds and in rows and is easy to crochet.

The depicted Amigurumi reindeer has been crocheted with the “Schachenmayr Catania” yarn with a 2.5 mm crochet hook and has sitting a height of 6 cm.

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Reindeer Crochet Pattern

Needed Techniques

  • Slip Knot
  • Magic Ring
  • Chain Stitch
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet
  • Increase
  • Decrease
  • Crochet into Front and Back Loop
  • Color Change
  • Close Openings
  • Sewing

Needed Materials and Tools

  • 2.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • 6 mm Safety Eyes
  • Stitch Marker
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Polyfill
  • Scissors
  • Colors: dark brown, beige, red
  • This pattern was crocheted using the „Schachenmayr Catania“ yarn (100% Cotton, Meterage: 125 m, Yarn Ball Weight: 50 g, Yarn Weight: Sport – 5ply / Fine (2)) in the following colors:
  • Caffee (Kaffee (162)), Camel (Camel (179)), Signal Red (Signalrot (115))

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Crochet the Reindeer Head and Body

The head and body of the Reindeer is crocheted in one piece in Camel in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

Use the check boxes to mark your finished rounds, rows and steps.

  • Crochet the head and body in spiral rounds in Camel.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 4: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 5: [3 sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (30 stitches).
  • Round 6-11: 6 rounds, each round 30 sc (30 stitches).
  • Round 12: [3 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (24 stitches).
  • Round 13: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 14: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 15: Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (18 stitches).
  • Round 16: Fill the head with polyfill. Crochet 18 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 17: 1 sc, 1 increase, [2 sc, 1 increase] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 18-19: 2 rounds, each round 24 sc (24 stitches).
  • Round 20: 1 sc, 1 decrease, [2 sc, 1 decrease] repeat 5 times, 1 sc (18 stitches).
  • Round 21: Crochet the complete round into the back loop only. [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 22: Fill the body only with some polyfill, do not stuff the body too full. [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously, close the opening, weave in and hide the leftover yarn.

Crochet the Reindeer Legs (2x)

The Reindeer legs are crocheted in Coffee and Camel in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 legs. The finished legs do not need to be filled with polyfill.

  • Crochet the legs in spiral rounds in Coffee.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Color change to Camel. Crochet the complete round into the front loop only. Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4-5: 2 rounds, each round 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 6: [1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Reindeer Arms (2x)

The reindeer arms are crocheted in Coffee and Camel in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 arms.

  • Crochet the arms in spiral rounds in Coffee.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1sc, 1 increase] repeat till end of the round (9 stitches).
  • Round 3: Color change to Camel. Crochet this round into the back loop only. Crochet 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet 9 sc (9 stitches).
  • Round 5: [1 sc, 1 decrease] repeat till end of the round (6 stitches).
  • Finish: Fill the arms with a little bit of polyfill. Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Reindeer Antlers

The reindeer antlers are crocheted in two parts in Coffee in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches. Crochet the big and the small piece of the antlers 2 times each.

Big Antler Piece (2x)

  • Crochet the big piece of the antlers in Coffee in spiral rounds.
  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2-8: 7 rounds, each round 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Small Antler Piece (2x)

  • Crochet the small piece of the antlers in Coffee in spiral rounds.
  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2-3: 2 rounds, each round 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Reindeer Ears (2x)

The reindeer ears are crocheted in Camel in rows with chain stitches and half double crochet stitches. Crochet a total of 2 ears.

  • Crochet the ears in Camel in rows.
  • Row 1: 3 chain stitches (3 stitches).
  • Row 2: 1 half double crochet into the 2nd stitch from the hook, 1 half double crochet (2 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Reindeer Tail

The reindeer tail is crocheted in Camel in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the tail in spiral rounds in Camel.
  • Round 1: 5 sc into the Magic Ring (5 stitches).
  • Round 2-3: 2 rounds, each round 5 sc (5 stitches).
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the Reindeer Muzzle

The reindeer muzzle is crocheted in Camel in spiral rounds with single crochet stitches.

  • Crochet the muzzle in spiral rounds in Camel.
  • Round 1: 6 sc into the Magic Ring (6 stitches).
  • Round 2: [1 increase] repeat till the end of the round (12 stitches).
  • Round 3: Crochet 12 sc (12 stitches).
  • Round 4: Crochet only 2 sc.
  • Finish: Cut the yarn generously and leave a long tail for sewing.

Assembling the Reindeer

Legs: After you’ve finished crocheting all pieces, start sewing the legs onto the body. Start sewing the first leg onto the body directly over the edge that was created by the round that was crocheted only into the back loop. Sew on the second leg 4 to 5 stitches left or right from the first leg, again just over the edge.

Arms: Sew the arms left and right onto the body, 1 stitch row under the “neck”. Do not sew the arms directly over the legs but slightly behind the legs.

Eyes: Attach the safety eyes after the 7th stitch row counting from the top center of the head. The eyes are 4 stitches apart from each other.

Muzzle: Sew the muzzle to the head centered below the eyes.

Antlers: Sew on the small piece of the antlers in the middle of the larger piece. Then sew the two finished antlers left and right 3 to 4 stitch rows from the center of the head onto the head.

Ears: Sew the ears a little further forward and 1 to 2 stitches below the antlers to the head.

Tail: Sew the tail on the back of the body centered over the stitch edge.

Nose: Embroider the nose with a Signal Red thread. Embroider the nose on the middle of the just sewn on muzzle. To do this, pull the thread horizontally several times from one stitch through the next, skipping 1 stitch between those stitches.

DONE!

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