Free Reindeern amigurumi crochet pattern

If you would like an ad-free, printable version of this reindeer amigurumi crochet pattern you can buy the PDF Here.

This year I’m releasing four new Christmas crochet patterns and the first is this Reindeer Amigurumi. This one along with a Polar Bear amigurumi will be free here on my blog. The other two will be paid patterns but, I will be giving away both of the full patterns during my black Friday sale (23rd-29th November), you can keep up to date with that by following my Instagram or subscribing to our newsletter. All four of these Christmas crochet patterns will make wonderful decorations for the festive season.

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To make this reindeer amigurumi you’ll need to use DK weight yarn and a 3.5mm hook. The 4 colours of yarn you will need are light brown, dark brown, black and red. You’re also going to need some crafting wire or pipe cleaners – these will be used to give the antlers their shape. The eyes I have used are The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm but if you prefer you can use some black yarn to embroider the eyes.

Materials

Light Brown: Stylecraft Special DK – Camel 1420

Dark Brown: Hayfield Bonus DK – chocolate (0947)

Black Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK – Black 1002

Red Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK – Tomato 1723

Eyes: The Craft Factory Toy Eyes Solid Black – 9mm (you may use yarn to sew on eyes if you prefer)

Stuffing

Wire or pipe cleaners

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Hook

3.5mm (E USA)

Size

4 inches tall

Abbreviations 

US Terms

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

ch – chain

dec – single crochet 2 together

inc – 2 single crochet in one stitch 

st/s – stitch/es 

Body

Round 1:  Using light brown yarn 6 sc into a magic ring. (6)

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: *1 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 4: *2 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 5: *3 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 6: *4 sc, inc* Repeat to end of round (36)

Change to dark brown yarn

Round 7 – 11: sc to end of round

Round 12:  *4 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (30)

Round 13: *3 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (24)

Stuff body

Round 14: *2 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (18)

Round 15: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (12)

Add more stuffing

Round 16: dec to end of round

Fasten off and sew the hole close.

Head

Round 1: in light brown yarn 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: *sc, inc* repeat to end of round(18)

Round 4: *2 sc, inc* repeat to end of round (24)

Round 5-7: sc to end of round

Change to dark brown yarn

Round 8: *3 sc, inc* repeat to end of round  (30)

Round 9: *4 sc, inc* repeat once more, 10 sc, *4sc, inc* repeat once more (34)

Round 10: 5 sc, inc, 27 sc, inc (36)

Round 11:  6 sc, inc, 28 sc, inc (38)

Round 12: 7 sc, inc, 29 sc, inc (40)

Round 13-16: sc to end of round

Round 17: *8 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (36)

Round 18: *7 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (32)

Round 19:  *6 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (28)

Round 20: *5 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (24)

Round 21: *4 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (20)

Round 22: *3 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (16)

Stuff the head

Round 23: *2 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (12)

Round 24: *1 sc, dec* Repeat to end of round (8)

Round 25: dec to end of round (4)

Fasten off and sew the hole closed

Legs

Round 1: In black yarn 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 6 inc (12)

Round 3: 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc (14)

Round 4: 6 sc, inc, 6 sc, inc (16)

Round 5: 6 sc, dec, 6 sc, dec (14)

Round 6: 5 sc, dec, 5 sc, dec (12)

Change to dark brown yarn and Sc for next 11 rounds

Stuff the paw but leave the legs flat then sc across the top of the leg to close – for photo tutorials of the leg assembly, check out the full version of the pattern HERE

Ears

Row 1: in dark brown ch 2, inc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: 2 sc, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 3: 2 inc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 4: 4 sc, ch 1, turn (4)

Row 5: inc, 2 sc, inc, ch 1, turn (6)

Row 6: 6 sc, ch 1, do not turn, sc across edge to end, 3 sc in the tip of the ear then continue sc down the other edge to end. Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew. 

Using a yarn needle sew the two corners together as shown below.

Antler Main Stalk

Round 1: In light brown yarn 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2-15: sc to end of round.

Fasten off and insert wire or pipe cleaner through the middle.

Smaller stalk

Round 1: In light brown yarn 6 sc in magic ring

Round 2-5: sc to end of round.

Fasten off and sew the small stalk onto the main stalk.

Nose

Round 1: in red yarn 4 sc in magic ring

Round 2: 4 inc (8)

Round 3: 4 dec (4)

Fasten off and sew the hole closed.

Tail 

Use three strands of dark brown yarn and braid them together to make the tail.

Assembly

For a step-by-step photo guide to assembling your crochet reindeer be sure to check out the full pattern HERE.

Use a yarn needle to sew all the parts together. I would recommend starting by adding the eyes, ears, antlers and nose to the head. Then sew the legs, head and tail onto the body.

Finished your Reindeer amigurumi? Don’t forget to upload a photo to the Ravelry project page or tag me in your photo on social media @Willow_Crochet

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