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Dec 16, 2014

Reindeer Christmas Tree ornament - free pattern


Krawka: Reindeer Christmas tree ornament crochet free pattern

Krawka: Reindeer Christmas tree ornament crochet free pattern

Krawka: Reindeer Christmas tree ornament crochet free pattern


Krawka: Reindeer Christmas tree ornament crochet free pattern

I made Reindeer to keep company to Mr Snowman from my previous post. They look great together on a Christmas Tree.
Finished reindeer is 13 cm tall.


Krawka: Christmas tree ornaments crochet snowman, reindeer, angel

Materials:


  • light brown, dark brown, beige yarn ( I use the yarn which gauge is 24.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches )
  • hook 3 mm
  • plastic ball (mine are 5-5,5 cm diameter) and stuffing for the body. If You don't have ball don't worry just stuff the head with some light stuffing.
  • a bit of thin wire, like 5 cm max, for the loop on top of the head
  • a bit of black material for the eyes


Pattern:





Let's start by making head. Head is made from two identical parts sewn together

Half Head - make 2

light brown yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: inc around (12)

R3: * sc, inc * X6 (18)

R4: * sc, inc * around (27)

R5: * sc 2, inc * around (36)

R6: * sc 3, inc * around (45)

R7: sc around (45)

R8: sc around (45)

R9: sc around (45)

R10: sc around (45)

R11: sc around (45)

R12: sc around (45) FO


Now on one part of head make loop from the thin wire and clench it tightly on the left side just like You see on the photos.





Here You can see the result. I used the green plastic "S" shaped thingies to hang it on a tree. (Do You know what I mean, they are old I don't know if they produce them anymore) They are great cause You don't see them on a tree, but I was also thinking to make chains from green yarn and hang it and make a little bows. You can make it like that if You like.



Body - make 1

light brown yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: inc around (12)

R3: * sc, inc * X6 (18)

R4: sc around (18)

R5: * sc, inc * X9 (27)

R6 - R11: sc around (27)

R12: * sc, dec * X9 (18)

R13: sc around (18)

R14: * sc, dec * X6 (12)

stuff the body now

R15: dec around

R16: dec, dec, dec, ss FO

The part where You finished is the place You sew to the head.


Leg - make 2

light brown yarn

R1: 4 sc in MR (4)

R2: sc 4 (4)

R3: * inc, sc * X2 (6)

R4: * inc, inc, sc * X2 (10)

R5: sc around (10)

R6: sc around (10)

R7: * sc 2, inc * X3 (12-13)

R8: inc, inc, ss FO





R8 where You have finished is the outer part of leg. Remember about that when You will sew legs to the body
Belly - make 1

beige yarn

R1: 5 sc in MR (5)

R2: inc around (10)

R3: * inc 2, sc 3 *X2 (14) FO





Antlers - make 2

dark brown yarn

R1: 7 ch (7)

R2: ss in 2-nd ch, ss 2, 3 ch, ss 2 in red chain, ss 3 FO


Ear - make 2 

light brown yarn

R1: 5 ch (5)

R2: ss in 2-nd, dc 2, hdc (4) FO



Snout - make 1

light brown yarn

R1: 6 sc in MR (6)

R2: inc around (12)

R3: sc around (12) FO

When You will sew mouth to face You can make it a bit oval.


Cut two black circles and a little nose from the black material.




I sewed the material to the head/snout and then took the black yarn and needle and went through repeatedly with horizontal lines. I don't know if You can see it on the pictures, but all this work paid off, both eyes and nose look refined and very professional.

Now sew all the parts together. On the end sew two parts of head putting the plastic ball inside.











I decided to sew the legs together just as You can see on the picture on the right, I think he looks more innocent and cute this way :P