Thursday, 13 December 2012

Free crochet pattern reindeer

A few days ater than planned but the free reindeer pattern is here at last. hope you enjoy making it :)



Using a 3.5mm crochet hook and light brown DK weight yarn

This is worked in a spiral; use a contrasting piece of yarn as a row marker so you know when you have got to the end of the row.

Row 1 – Start with 6SC into ring                  6St
Row 2 – (INC) around                                    12St
Row 3 – (INCC, 1SC) around                         18St
Row 4 – (INC, 2SC) around                          24St
Row 5 – (INC, 3SC) around                         30St
Row 6 – (SC) around                                    30St *Mark this round with a contrasting piece of yarn*
Row 7 – (SC) around                                    30St
Row 8 – (SC) around                                    30St
Row 9 – (DEC, 3SC) around                         24St
*Now to place your toy eyes 7 post apart on row 6 (the row you marked)*

Row 10 – (DEC, 2SC) around                         18St
Row 11 – (DEC, 1SC) around                         12St *Stuff your toy now*
Row 12 – (DEC) around                                  6St

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure.
Using a wool needle weave the yarn through the last 6 Stitches and pull tight to close. Weave in yarn ends and cut off remaining yarn.

Muzzle
Using 3.5mm crochet hook and same light brown yarn
This is worked in a spiral; use a contrasting piece of yarn as a row marker so you know when you have got to the end of the row.


Row 1 – Start with 6SC into ring                6St
Row 2 – (INC) around                                  12St
Row 3 – (SC) around                                    12St
Row 4 – (SC) around                                    12St
Row 5 – (SC) around                                    12St

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure
Stuff with toy stuffing
Ears
Make 2 using 3.5mm crochet hook and the same light brown yarn as the body
Ch 7
SS in 2nd Ch from hook, Sc in next Ch, Hdc in next Ch, Dc in the last 3Ch

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure

Antlers

Make 2 using 3.5mm crochet hook and dark brown yarn

Ch 8
SS in 2nd Ch from hook, SS in next 4,
Ch 8
SS in 2nd Ch from hook, SS in next 5,
Ch 6
SS in 2nd Ch from hook, SS in next 5,
Ch 6
SS in 2nd Ch from hook, SS in next 5,Sc back into base the 2nd chain of 8
Ch 5
SS in 2nd Ch from hook, SS in next 4, Sc back into base the 2nd chain of 8 to join, Sc in the next 3 Ch

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and pull through loop to secure

Making up


Using the photo as a guide sew the muzzle, ears and antlers onto the body using the loose ends and then weave in any remaining loose end and cut off.

Use fabric glue to attach a decorative red button onto your reindeer’s nose.

Thats your reindeer finished and if you want to buy the full set its in my esty shop for only £2.50 




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