This crochet Reindeer is made from the heart and continues the series of my heart-shaped creations. This crochet Reindeer can be used as an applique or you can make a Reindeer ornament for your Christmas tree.
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You can experiment with different yarn weights and hooks to achieve a different look of your crochet Reindeer. As an example, I made Reindeer applique in two sizes.
Also, feel free to use different materials for the Reindeer nose. For my Reindeer’s nose, I used a small pom-pom; you can also crochet a small red circle or make the nose from felt.
If you like Reindeer ornaments, you may also enjoy making this DIY Yarn-Filled Clear Ball Reindeer.
More of my crochet Christmas ideas can be found in this post crochet Christmas Ornaments Free Pattern Collection and under the tag Christmas.
Reindeer Applique or Ornament – Crochet Pattern
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(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
TR – treble crochet
I made crochet Reindeer in two sizes:
Large Reindeer is about 3-3/4” (9 cm)
Small Reindeer is about 2” (5 cm)
Yarn and Hooks:
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Rnd 1. Working under both loops, make all of the next stitches into the 4th Ch from hook (the first Ch made) – 3 DC, 3 HDC, Ch 1, DC (Heart point), Ch 1, 3 HDC, 3 DC; Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, HDC+DC in first St, 3 TR in next St, 2 DC in next St, DC into each of next 3 Sts, HDC into Ch-1 stitch, (DC+TR+DC) in next St (Heart point), HDC into Ch-1 stitch, DC into each of next 3 Sts, 2 DC in next St, 3 TR in next St, DC+HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in top of first St of previous round, SC in next St;
First Antler – Ch 6, Sl St in 2nd Ch from hook and in next 2 Chs, Ch 3, Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next, Sl St in same Ch where Ch 3 started, Sl St in next 2 Chs, Sl St into same St, where the Antler begins;
2 SC in next St, SC in next St,
First Ear – *Ch 6, SC in 2nd Ch, HDC in next, DC in next 2, SC in next*,
Sl St in same St, where the Ear begins, 2 SC in next 2 Sts, SC in next 6 Sts, (DC+TR+DC) in next St (Heart point), SC in next 6 Sts, 2 SC in next 2 Sts, Sl St in next St,
Second Ear – repeat from * to *,
SC in same St where the Ear begins, 2 SC in next St, Sl St in next St,
Second Antler – Ch 5, Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next Ch, Ch 4, Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next 2 Chs, Sl St in same Ch where Ch 4 started, Sl St in next 2 Chs, SC into same St, where the Antler begins;
SC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Fasten off and weave in the ends.
If you have a small hole in the center, close it while fastening off the beginning end.
Attach the eyes, glue or sew on the nose. If you are making an ornament, attach a string for hanging your Reindeer on the Christmas tree.
Your crochet Reindeer is finished!
I hope you enjoyed this Reindeer ornament or applique free crochet pattern!