How to Crochet a Small Red Nosed Reindeer



A gorgeous little red-nosed reindeer to crochet for the festive season. This is an original creation by Brenda SoLis.




Note: everything is done in a continuous spiral; use a stitch marker to mark your place.

Steps

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    Crochet the head. With tan yarn Ch2.
    • Row 1: 6 sc in second ch,
    • Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12sc)
    • Row 3: work *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* (18sc)
    • Row 4-5-6: sc around (18sc)
    • Row 7: *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* 3times, 1 sc in last st. (21sc)
    • Row 8-9-10: sc around (21sc)
    • Row 11: *2sctog, 1sc* around (14sc)
    • Row 12: *2sctog, 1sc* around (9sc)
    • Row 13: sc around (9sc)
    • Row 14: *2sctog* slst on last sc. F.O.
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    Crochet the body. With tan yarn Ch2.
    • Row 1: 6 sc in second ch,
    • Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12sc)
    • Row 3: work *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* (18sc)
    • Row 4-8: sc around (18sc)
    • Row 9: *2sctog, 1sc in next sc* F.O. (12sc)
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    Crochet the arms and legs. Make 4 with white yarn.
    • Row 1: ch 2, 3 sc in second ch (3sc)
    • Row 2-3: sc around (3sc) F.O. Leave long tail for sewing to body
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    Crochet the nose. With red yarn.
    • Row 1: Ch2, 3sc in second ch (3sc)
    • Row 2: sc around F.O. Leave long tail for sewing to head
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    Crochet the antlers. Make 2 with white yarn.
    • Ch5
    • Slst in first ch, Ch2 slst in 2nd ch, slst in first ch again and on remaining 3ch.
    • F.O.
    • Leave long tail for sewing to head, weave in ends.
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    Crochet the ears. Make 2 with tan yarn.
    • Row 1: start with a long tail for sewing ch 3, sc in second ch and in next ch, ch 1 turn (2sc)
    • Row 2: 2 sc in next 2 sc, ch 1 turn (4sc)
    • Row 3: sc across, ch 1 turn
    • Row 4: *2sctog* (2sc) F.O. weave in ends
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    Finish the reindeer.
    • Stuff the head and body. make sure the head does not lose its shape.
    • Pin head to body and sew together.
    • Sew on arms and legs to body (don’t stuff them).
    • Sew on the ears and antlers to head.
    • Sew on the nose.
    • Glue on the wiggly eyes between rows 6 and 7.

Tips

  • Abbreviations:

    • Sc = single crochet
    • Ch = chain
    • 2sctog = single crochet decrease over two stitches
    • st = stitches
    • sl st = slip stitch

Warnings

  • If you have children under 3 years old, it is recommended to embroider the eyes with black thread instead of gluing the wiggly eyes on.

Things You'll Need

  • G crochet hook
  • Worsted weight yarn in tan, white, red
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Felt for eyes
  • Stitch marker
  • Pins

Sources and Citations

  • Original source of article, Brenda SoLis, SoL Crochet and Painting Blog, shared with permission. This pattern is for personal use only and may not be recreated for retail or commercial purposes.

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Decorations | Crochet