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. I used Reindeer applique for my handmade Christmas card.
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You can experiment with different yarn weight and hooks to make your crochet Reindeer in different sizes.
Also, feel free to use different materials for the Reindeer nose. For my Reindeer’s nose, I used 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 like this DIY Yarn-Filled Clear Ball Reindeer!
Crochet Reindeer Applique or Ornament – Free 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)
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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.
Rnd 2. Ch 3, in top of first St of previous Row make HDC+DC, 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 and HDC in next St, Ch 3, Sl St in center.
Rnd 3. Ch 3, SC in top of first St of previous round (make sure that you are working in top of first St), 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 eyes, glue or sew on the nose.
Your crochet Reindeer is finished!
I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern for the Reindeer ornament or applique!
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