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 weight 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 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
The pattern for this crochet Reindeer is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy Shop.
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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 free crochet pattern for the Reindeer ornament or applique!
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