reindeer applique crochet pattern

Reindeer Applique

Reindeer Applique

NOVEMBER 15, 2018

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

With Thanksgiving only a week away, it's time to start planning for the holidays. I designed a set of three Holiday/Winter/Christmas themed appliques. These appliques have so many uses! Add a string to the top and they are an ornament. Sew them onto a backpack, tote or your favorite winter sweater. Place in a frame and you have a unique piece of home decor. You could even add a rectangle back to turn them into a gift card holder! The possibilities are endless. 

I would love to see your unique ideas and creations; please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops to share your pictures with me. 

CLICK HERE to see my Snowman Applique pattern.free snowman applique crochet pattern

CLICK HERE to see my Christmas Tree Applique pattern.free christmas tree applique crochet pattern

Materials

- E 3.5 mm (I love these Clover hooks!)


- tapestry needles
- stitch markers
- worsted weight yarn in light browndark brownblackwhitered and blue

Finished Size

My reindeer measures 8" long and 4" wide.

Gauge

I used the body to measure my gauge.

4 rounds and 6 stitches= 1 inch

Notes

-the ch 2 at the beginning of a round never counts as your first stitch

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

CLICK HERE to watch my Reindeer Applique Tutorial
reindeer applique crochet pattern tutorial

Head

Crochet hook: E 3.5 mm
Yarn: light brown

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 10 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [10]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [20]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [30]

Rnd 4: slip st in the next st (after the st you joined to), sc in 3 sts, hdc in 2 sts, dc in 3 sts, hdc in 2 sts, sc in 3 sts, slip st in next st and finish off

Scarf

Crochet hook: E 3.5 mm
Yarn: blue

Your 3 dc from round 4 of the head should be positioned at the top of the head.

1. Join blue yarn on right side of head (see picture), ch 2 and dc 9. 

Now you will make the part of the scarf that hangs down.

2. Chain 6, dc in the 3rd chain from the hook, dc in each of the 3 rem chains and join with a slip stitch to the main part of the scarf. Fasten off leaving a long tail that you will need for later.

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Body

Crochet hook: E 3.5 mm
Yarn: light brown

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 10 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [10]

Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [20]

Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [30]

Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [40]

Rnd 5: ch 2, dc 4, hdc 3, sc 6, hdc 3, dc 8, hdc 3, sc 6, hdc 3, dc 4, join and fasten off

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle and the yarn tail from the scarf to attach the head to the body.

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Antlers

(make 2)

Crochet hook: E 3.5 mm
Yarn: dark brown

Do not fasten off until you have completed the entire arm.

Step 1: Chain 12, sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and sc in 4 more chains (your first "branch" is made), do not fasten off

Step 2: chain 6 and sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each of the 4 rem chains (second "branch" is made)

Step 3: sc in the 6 rem chains from your original chain 12

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle to sew the antlers onto the top of the head. See pictures for positioning.

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Nose

Crochet hook: E 3.5 mm
Yarn: red and white

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 1, 6 hdc, join with sl st in top of first hdc [6]

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each rem st, join and fasten off leaving a long enough tail to sew onto head [12]

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle  to sew the nose onto the head. The bottom of the nose should be positioned at the top of the scarf.

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle and a scrap of white yarn to add some "sparkle" to the nose.

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Arms/Legs

(make 4)

Crochet hook: E 3.5 mm
Yarn: light brown and dark brown

Start with light brown yarn.

Tip: Leave a long yarn tail when you start your chain. You will need this when you sew the arms and legs onto the body.

Row 1: chain 4, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each rem ch, turn [3]

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [3]

Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc, sc, 2 sc, turn [5]

Rows 4-6: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [5]

Switch to dark brown yarn.

Row 7: ch 1, sc in each st, turn [5]

Row 8: ch 1, sc in each st, fasten off

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Use a tapestry needle to sew the arms and legs onto the body. See pictures for positioning.

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

Eyes

Tool: tapestry needle
Yarn: black

Use a tapestry needle and a scrap of black yarn to make two lines above the nose for eyes.

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

free reindeer applique crochet pattern

You are done! I'd love to see what you do with your applique! Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops to share your pictures with me. It always makes my day to see people enjoying my patterns. 🙂 

free reindeer applique crochet pattern


All pictures and patterns are copyright to Melissa Hassler. You have my permission to make and sell products from my patterns but please link back to this post. You may not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may not re-publish photos and claim them as your own.

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