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Crochet Christmas Reindeer Bauble

Crochet Christmas Reindeer Bauble

We have the perfect project for reindeer-loving Christmas enthusiasts from the fabulous Mandy Cameron! This adorable crochet reindeer is as cute as it is fun to make, and is sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas décor this year. Check out Mandy’s step-by-step tutorial below, and learn how to crochet your own.

Skill Level:   Easy

You Will Need:

  • Aran weight yarn in brown, black and red
  • 4mm Crochet Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pompom maker

Abbreviations:

  • adjustable slip knot = magic ring
  • ch = chain
  • ss = slip stitch
  • dc = double crochet
  • 2dcinc = 2 double crochet into next stitch
  • dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together

Instructions:

HEAD:

With brown yarn, make and adjustable slip knot and ch2.

Rnd 1:  6dc in 2nd ch from hook

Rnd 2:  2dcinc in all sts around (12)

Rnd 3:  (1dc, 2dcinc) around (18)

Rnd 4:  (2dc, 2dcinc) around (24)

Rnd 5:  (3dc, 2dcinc) around (30)

Rnd 6-12:  Dc around

Rnd 13:  (3dc, dc2tog) around (24)

Rnd 14:  (2dc, dc2tog) around (18)  Start to stuff

Rnd 15:  (1dc, dc2tog) around (12)

Rnd 16:  (dc2tog) around (6)

Fasten off, leaving tail of yarn to thread through remaining stitches and pull tightly to close opening and secure end.

EARS:

With Brown, make adjustable slip knot and ch2

Rnd 1:  6dc in first ch

Rnd 2:  (1dc, 2dcinc) around (9dc)

Rnd 3-7:  dc around. Fasten off leaving tail end for sewing to head

ANTLERS:

With Black yarn, ch17.

Row 1:  1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end (16dc)

Row 2:  1ch, 16dc

Fold rows 1 and 2 so edges touch.  Join with making a ss in each side of the next 3sts.  Make a 3ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1ss in each of the next 9sts of each side.  Make another 3ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in next ch, 1ss in each of the next 4sts of each side.  Fasten off, sew in ends.

NOSE:

With red yarn make a 25mm pompom.

Alternatively use a ready-made one.

HANGING LOOP:

With brown yarn, ch20 and fasten off.  Use tails of yarn to sew to top of head or an appropriate position once bauble has been completed.

FINISHING:

Sew ears either side of head about 1.5cm down (4 rows) from centre top of head.  Sew centre of antlers to centre top of head between the ears.  Sew pompom to centre front of head and with black, sew eyes and mouth to create face.



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