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Winter Reindeer Crochet Pattern

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Last week, I just shared with you a Christmas reindeer crochet pattern, if you still love to make more reindeer toys, I will continue to share with you a winter reindeer crochet pattern like the following photo. Excited? Let’s dive into the pattern now.

It’s also the perfect time to make more toys for Christmas. So if you have the plan to make Christmas ornaments don’t forget to check out my latest Christmas patterns below.

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Free Reindeer Crochet Pattern

Now before going through this free reindeer crochet pattern, let’s check some pattern notes of abbreviations and materials

  • MR: Magic ring/ Magic circle
  • Sc: Single crochet stitch
  • Inc: Single crochet increase stitch
  • Dec: Single crochet decrease stitch
  • Hdc: Half double crochet stitch
  • Dc: Double crochet stitch
  • BLO: Back loop only
  • FLO: Front loop only
  • Ss: Slip stitch
  • […] … x time: Repeat instructions x times
  • (…): Number of stitches in each round
  • {…}: Work instructions within brackets into the same stitch

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This sport-weight yarn is one of my favorite yarns for making amigurumi toys and I also used it to make this reindeer. There are a lot of colors available for you to choose from. These are some alternatives you might need to refer to:

I use this Hamanaka hook size of 2.3 mm and you also need some tools and accessories if you don’t have them yet

Now let’s get started crocheting the reindeer.

Arms (x2)

Start with maroon yarn

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)
  • 3: [inc, sc 3] 3 times (15)
  • 4-5 (2 rounds): sc 15 (15)

Change to orange yarn, and put the maroon yarn tail at the front to make the cuff

  • 6: BLO sc 15 (15)
  • 7: sc 15 (15)
  • 8: dec, sc 13 (14)
  • 9: sc 14 (14)
  • 10: dec, sc 12 (13)
  • 11: sc 13 (13)
  • 12: dec, sc 11 (12)
  • 13-14 (2 rounds): sc 12 (12)

Stuff as you go

  • 15: dec, sc 10 (11)
  • 16-17 (2 rounds): sc 11 (11)
  • 18: dec, sc 9 (10)
  • 19-20 (2 rounds): sc 10 (10)
  • 21: dec, sc 8 (9)

End stuffing

  • 23-23 (2 rounds): sc 9 (9)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

  • To make the cuff: use the maroon yarn tail at round 5, join the hook into the remaining loops of round 5, make sure the maroon part is facing you and do: FLO sc 15 (15)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Legs (x2)

Start with maroon yarn

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)
  • 3: [inc, sc] 6 times (18)
  • 4: [inc, sc 2] 6 times (24)
  • 5-6 ( 2 rounds): sc 24 (24)
  • 7: sc 7, dec 5, sc 7 (19)

Change to orange yarn, put the maroon yarn tail at the front to make the hem

  • 8: BLO sc 6, dec 3, sc 7 (16) (use normal decrease stitches)
  • 9-10 (2 rounds): sc 16 (16)

Start stuffing

  • 11: sc 6, dec 2, sc 6 (14)
  • 12-14 (3 rounds): sc 14 (14)

End stuffing

Left leg

  • 15: sc 8 (8)
  • Fold and crochet on both layers sc 6

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Right leg

  • Fold and crochet on both layers sc 6

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

  • To make the hem: use the maroon yarn tail at round 7, join the hook into the remaining loops of round 7, make sure the maroon part is facing you and do: FLO sc 19 (19)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Body

Use orange yarn

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)
  • 3: [inc, sc] 6 times (18)
  • 4: [inc, sc 2] 6 times (24)
  • 5: [inc, sc 3] 6 times (30)
  • 6: [inc, sc 4] 6 times (36)
  • 7: [inc, sc 5] 6 times (42)
  • 8: [inc, sc 6] 6 times (48)
  • 9-13 (5 rounds): sc 48 (48)
  • 14: [dec, sc 6] 6 times (42)
  • 15-18 (4 rounds): sc 42 (42)
  • 19: [dec, sc 5] 6 times (36)
  • 20-23 (4 rounds): sc 36 (36)
  • 24: [dec, sc 4] 6 times (30)
  • 25-26 (2 rounds): sc 30 (30)

Start stuffing

  • 27: [dec, sc 3] 6 times (24)
  • 28: sc 24 (24)
  • 29: [dec, sc 2] 6 times (18)
  • 30: hdc 7, sc 11 (18)
  • 31: hdc 7, sc 2, ss 9 (18)

End stuffing

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Head

Start with light yellow yarn

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: [inc, sc] 3 times (9)

Change to maroon yarn on BLUE stitches

  • 3: inc, sc, sc, [inc, sc] 2 times (12)
  • 4: inc, sc 2, sc, {sc, sc}, sc 3, inc, sc 3 (15)
  • 5: inc, sc 3, sc, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 4 (18)
  • 6: inc, sc 4, sc, inc, sc, sc 4, inc, sc 5 (21)
  • 7: inc, sc 5, sc, inc 3, sc 6, inc, sc 4 (26)
  • 8: [sc 2, inc] 2 times, sc 2, sc 6, [sc 2, inc] 2 times, sc 6 (30)
  • 9: sc 11, [inc, sc] 2 times, inc, sc 14 (33)
  • 10: sc 4, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 2, sc 8, sc 2, inc, sc 3, inc, sc 7 (37)
  • 11: sc 6, inc, sc 4, inc, sc, sc 2, [inc, sc] 3 times, sc 2, inc, sc 4, inc, sc 8 (44)
  • 12: sc 16, sc 10, sc 18 (44)
  • 13: sc 6, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 3, sc 3, [inc, sc] 3 times, sc, sc 4, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 7 (51)
  • 14: sc 19, sc 12, sc 20 (51)
  • 15: sc 6, inc, sc 8, inc, sc 3, sc 4, [inc, sc] 3 times, sc 2, sc 4, inc, sc 8, inc, sc 6 (58)
  • 16: sc 21, inc, sc 14, sc, inc, sc 20 (60)
  • 17: sc 21, sc 16, sc 23 (60)
  • 18-19 (2 rounds): sc 21, sc 17, sc 22 (60)
  • 20: [dec, sc 8] 2 times, dec, sc 8, dec, sc 7, sc, [dec, sc 8] 2 times (54)
  • 21: sc 17, sc 19, sc 18 (54)
  • 22: sc 17, sc 20, sc 17 (54)
  • 23: dec, sc 7, dec, sc 5, sc 2, [dec, sc 7] 2 times, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 7 (48)
  • 24: sc 14, sc 19, sc 15 (48)
  • 25: sc 14, sc 20, sc 14 (48)
  • 26: dec, sc 6, dec, sc 4, sc 2, [dec, sc 6] 2 times, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 6 (42)
  • 27: sc 12, sc 18, sc 12 (42)
  • 28: dec, sc 5, dec, sc 3, sc 2, [dec, sc 5] 2 times, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 5 (36)
  • 29: sc 10, sc 16, sc 10 (36)

Start stuffing

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  • 30: dec, sc 4, dec, sc 2, sc 2, [dec, sc 4] 2 times, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 4 (30)
  • 31: dec, sc 3, dec, sc, sc 2, [dec, sc 3] 2 times, [dec, sc 3] 2 times (24)
  • 32: dec, sc 2, dec, sc, sc, [dec, sc 2] 2 times, [dec, sc 2] 2 times (18)
  • 33: dec, sc, dec, [sc, dec] 2 times, [dec, sc] 2 times (12)

End stuffing

  • 34: dec 2, dec, dec 3 (6)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ears (x2)

Start with light yellow yarn. Make two colored pieces separately and then crochet them together. Don’t fasten off the maroon pieces.

  • Ch 10, and stitches are now working on both sides of the foundation chain
  • 1: hdc into the 3rd chain from the hook, hdc, dc 3, hdc 2, {sc, ch 2, sc}, hdc 2, dc 3, hdc 2, ch 2, ss into the first stitch
  • 2: ch 1, sc 8, {sc, ch 2, sc}, sc 8

Fasten off. (image.7)

  • Put 2 pieces together and crochet on both layers: ch 1, sc 9, {sc, ch 2, sc}, sc 9 (image.8)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. (image.9) Do not stuff.

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Horns (x2)

Use brown yarn

Part 1

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: [inc, sc] 3 times (9)
  • 3: sc 9 (9)
  • 4: [dec, sc] 3 times (6)
  • 5-6 (2 rounds): sc 6 (6)

Fasten off. (image.10)

Part 2

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: [inc, sc] 3 times (9)
  • 3-4 (2 rounds): sc 9 (9)
  • 5: [dec, sc] 3 times (6)
  • 6-10 (5 rounds): sc 6 (6)

Join to part 1 (image.11)

  • 11: sc 6 (part 1), sc 6 (part 2) (12)
  • 12: dec 6 (6)
  • 13-14 (2 rounds): sc 6 (6)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing (image.12). Do not stuff.

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Nose

Use red yarn

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)
  • 3-4 (2 rounds): sc 12 (12)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Belly

Use light yellow yarn

  • Ch 15, and stitches are now working on both sides of the foundation chain
  • 1: hdc into the 3rd chain from the hook, hdc 4, dc 7, {dc 7}, dc 7, hdc 4, {hdc 2}, ss into the first stitch 
  • 2: ch 1, sc 13, [inc, sc] 3 times, sc 13

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail

Use orange yarn

  • 1: sc 6 into MR (6)
  • 2: inc 6 (12)
  • 3: [inc, sc] 6 times (18)
  • 4-6 (3 rounds): sc 18 (18)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Scarf

Use teal yarn

  • Ch 15, work in rows
  • R1: sc into the second chain from the hook, sc 4, hdc 9, turn (14)
  • R2: ch 2, hdc 14, ch 1, turn (14)
  • Repeat R1 and R2 until reaching R26.

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

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Assembly

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  • Sew the nose to the head.
  • Sew the horns to the head from round 23 to round 24.
  • Sew the ears to the head from round 23.
  • Use black yarn to embroider the eyes to the head from round 12 to round 20.
  • Use white yarn to embroider a few cross stitches on the maroon part of the head.
  • Sew the head to the body.
  • Sew the belly on the body from round 11 to round 26.
  • Sew the legs to the body from round 8 to round 12.
  • Sew the arms to the body from round 24 to round 27.
  • Stuff the tail then sew to the back from round 5 of the body.
  • Fold the scarf, put on the neck, and sew row 1 to row 26 to close the scarf.

Congratulations!

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