This free pattern will show you how to crochet a naughty Amigurumi Reindeer. Rudi loves to ride with his sled through the winter forest and already has a red glowing nose because he loves Christmas.
Here you find the size specifications for the Reindeer without antlers.
|2,5 mm (shown example)||125m / 50g, 100% Cotton||12cm||15,5cm|
For the naughty Amigurumi Reindeer we first crochet the head and body, and then the arms, legs, snout, tail, antler and ears. After all the parts are sewn together, modelled some parts and embroidery applied.
But even if that sounds now very complicated, it is not too difficult. Just follow all descriptions and pictures! In case you really don’t know how to go on, you can get help via the comments at any time.
The head of the reindeer we crochet from top down in spiral rounds with only double crochet stitches. Thereby the head is properly filled and stuffed. The remaining thread end is needed later to attach the head to the body.
Next we want to crochet ears for the reindeer. We also crochet the ears from top to bottom in spiral rounds. However, the ears are not filled, so that we can sew them later folded flat with the thread ends to the head.
The tail for the teddy we crochet from the pointed end to the approach in spiral rounds with only single crochet stitches. The tail wont be filled. It will be sewn to the back with the thread end later.
The arms for the reindeer we crochet from the fingertips to the shoulders in spiral rounds with just single crochet stitches. In the front part we only put a little less filling, so we will get a nice hand palm.
The legs for the reindeer we crochet from the toe tips upwards in spiral rounds with only single crochet stitches. Thereby the feet are filled firmly, while the legs are filled loose, to they will be movable later.
The antler of the reindeer is made of 2 horns and each is made of a small, a medium and a large part. All parts are crocheted from top down with in spiral rounds with only single crochet stitches. Then all parts get filled and sewn together, so that we get two similar horns for the antler.
Now you should have 6 parts, always 2 of each kind. Now fill and stuff them all. The you sew one small and one medium part with the opening to each large part. The small part is placed on the to of one side and the medium part at the bottom of the other side. Just use the picture for orientation purpose. You can use the thread ends to sew them together.
After you have finished crocheting, the puzzle can be completed. Before you start you should necessarily put all the parts of the crocheted reindeer together with pins to find the right positions. So sewing them together will be easy and you can still make corrections.
First, we sew together the head and body with the openings facing to each other. Here you are using the long thread end from the top and work your way around to the two openings. If you´ve never done that before, the tutorial about sewing open parts together may help.
Now you can sew around the snout with the thread end. It is very helpful, when it was first pinned with pins and removing them one by one. Just before you are all around the snout will get well filled and stuffed.
The ears can be sewn on the top of the head. They wont be filled, just folded flat. The open side is sitting thereby on the left and the right to the centre of the head. Both ears are seen from above in a line parallel to the eyes.
Next you can sew the arms next under the head. Either horizontally folded flat or movable with thread joints, like described in the Tutorial for Thread Joints. The legs will be folded horizontally and sewn to the middle of the bottom in one line.
Then you can venture to the horns. They sit on the head in a line parallel to the eyes. They are located between the ears, but slightly offset from the middle towards the face. Make sure that the branches of the antlers are arranged symmetrically. The filled horns are sewed with the remaining thread end once around the opening to the head so that they stand upright.
Now the tail is sewn to the middle of the back. Therefore you fold the open end flat and sew it horizontally around the 6th round. The tail is a counterweight to sit, so the place should be chosen wise.
Finally the eyebrows will be embroidered with black embroidery thread or Darning Yarn. They are placed over the 7th and 8th round over the eyes and the inner side shows obliquely upwards. You embroider the nose with red Darning Yarn in the middle on top of the snout. To get the volume you just need to stitch as often horizontally around two stitches as needed.
After that you pull inward the navel with yarn colour. Here you stitch horizontally around two stitches on the front at the appropriate location and draw this around two stitches on the back underneath the tail.
Ready is your reindeer! I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holidays!