Free Crochet Pattern: Reindeer

How about another free Christmas crochet pattern? Last week, I shared my Christmas bear pattern and the week before I shared my St. Nikolaus boots pattern. Today, I am sharing my reindeer pattern!

I grew up believing in Santa and I loved everything about it! I loved the sleigh, the magic, and especially the reindeer. While we aren’t teaching our children that Santa comes down our chimney, we don’t pretend like Santa and his reindeer aren’t around this time of year. So I worked up this reindeer crochet pattern so we could have a little of the Santa magic without going all-out Santa.

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Reindeer Pattern

Materials

Terms

 

  • The pattern is written in US terms

 

  • Sc – single crochet
  • MR – magic ring
  • Inc – increase
  • Dec – decrease
  • Slst- slip stitch
  • “ – inch
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • St – stitch
  • *repeat from *

Body (1)

  1. Sc 6 in MR (6) *place stitch marker and move with each round
  2. Inc in each stitch (12)
  3. Sc 1, inc (18)
  4. Sc 2, inc (24)
  5. Sc 3, inc (30)
  6. Sc 4, inc (36)
  7. Sc all
  8. Sc all
  9. Sc all
  10. Sc all
  11. Sc all
  12. Sc all
  13. Sc all
  14. Sc all
  15. Sc all
  16. Sc all
  17. Sc 4, dec (30) *secure tail to body*
  18. Sc all (30)
  19. Sc 3, dec *begin stuffing* (24)
  20. Sc all (24)
  21. Sc 2, dec (18)
  22. Sc 1, dec (12)
  23. Dec in each stitch (6)
  24. Fasten off leaving a long (12”+) tail

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Legs (4)

  1. *In hoof color* 10 in MR
  2. Ch 1, sc all, slst to end (10)
  3. Ch 1, sc all (10)
  4. Switch to white
  5. Sc for one row, switch to tan
  6. Sc for 9  rows
  7. Stuff the leg completely and sew to body OR stuff partially, and sew to body. Either fold the top of the leg flat and sew it to the body or sew to the body (pattern picture has legs folded flat)

Head (1)

  1. 6 in MR (6)
  2. Inc in each stitch (12)
  3. Sc 1, inc (18)
  4. Sc all
  5. Sc all
  6. Sc all
  7. Sc 10, *inc, sc* (22)
  8. Sc 10, *inc, sc 2* (26)
  9. Sc 10, *inc, sc 2* (31)
  10. Sc 12, inc, sc, 5 times, sc in last st (40)
  11. Sc all
  12. Sc all
  13. Sc all
  14. Sc 12,* dec, sc 2* (33)
  15. Sc 10, *dec, sc 2* repeat around to last 3 stitches dec, sc1 (27)  *Place eyes and nose*
  16. Sc 10, sc 1, dec (21)
  17. Sc 1, dec (14) *stuff*
  18. Dec all (7)
  19. Fasten off, close opening, weave in ends.

Ears: outside (2)

  1. In tan, Ch 5
  2. Sc in 2nd chain from hook
  3. Hdc in next 2 st
  4. Sc in next st
  5. 2 sc in last st
  6. Turn and repeat steps 2-4
  7. Slst and pull tail through

Ears: inside (2)

  1. In white, Ch 4
  2. Sc in 2nd chain from hook
  3. Hdc in next st
  4. Sc in next st
  5. 2 sc in last st
  6. Turn and repeat steps 2-4
  7. Slst and pull tail through
  8. Sew inside of ears to outside of ears, and sew ears to body

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Tail: outside (1)

  1. In tan, Ch 6
  2. Sc in 2nd chain from hook
  3. Hdc in next 3 st
  4. Sc in next st
  5. 2 sc in last st
  6. Turn and repeat steps 2-4
  7. Pull tail through

Tail: inside (1)

  1. In white, Ch 5
  2. Sc in 2nd chain from hook
  3. Hdc in next 2 st
  4. Sc in next st
  5. 2 sc in last st
  6. Turn and repeat steps 2-4
  7. Slst and pull tail through
  8. Sew inside of tail to the outside and sew to body.

Antlers: part 1 (2)

  1. 5 in MR
  2. Ch 1, sc around (5)
  3. Sc around for 4 rows (no need to ch 1) (5)
  4. Fasten off and leave tail

Antlers: part 2 (2)

  1. 3 in MR (3)
  2. C 1, sc around
  3. Sc all for 3 rows (no need to ch 1 at the beginning)
  4. Stuff both antler pieces (if desired) and sew to head

Assembly

  • If you did not assemble as you go, sew all pieces together: tail pieces together; head, legs, and tail to body; ear pieces together and ears to head; antler pieces together and antlers to head.

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Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoy the pattern. Tag me on Instagram or Twitter if you try the pattern, I’d love to see your reindeer!

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