Crochet Reindeer Pattern

This is a crochet pattern to make a cute christmas reindeer. This crochet reindeer will make a great toy or can be used to decorate your home for the christmas holidays. This is an intermediate crochet pattern however it does include a step by step photo tutorial so is suitable for adventurous beginners.

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Crochet Reindeer Pattern Information

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Available in US and UK Crochet Terminology
  • Finished Size: approx 10 inches or 26cm (when made with Paintbox Cotton DK)
  • Includes step-by-step photo tutorial plus print-friendly pdf
Reindeer Christmas Decor

Reindeer Materials

To make this christmas reindeer pattern you will need the following materials.


Paintbox Cotton DK 

[50g = 125m] or [1.7oz = 137 yards]

You can find the yarn I used here….. 

Yarn colours used

  • Fudge brown – approx. 120m or 130 yards
  • Vanilla Cream (natural) – approx. 38m or 42 yards
  • Black or Dark Brown – approx. 25m or 28 yards
  • Rose Red – approx. 25m or 28 yards
  • Champagne White – approx. 13m or 14 yards

Other materials

  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Safety Eyes (10 or 12 mm)
  • Black Embroidery thread or 4ply yarn for mouth 
  • Yarn Needle 
  • Scissors 
  • Toy stuffing 
  • Stitch markers 
  • Pins

You can easily substitute with your favourite yarn, for the best results I recommend using a fine to medium weight yarn in Cotton or Acrylic. Another great cotton yarn I like to use to make my amigurumi is the Rainbow cotton yarn from Hobbii, this yarn is available in 8/4 = 4ply, 8/8 = dk and they also do a 8/6 which is somewhere in-between the other two. You can find the yarn here!

cute Crochet christmas decoration

Crochet Pattern Abbreviations

The following stitches and techniques are used in this reindeer pattern

  • Approx. – approximately
  • Ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st – stitch 
  • sts – stitches 
  • sc – single crochet 
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Dec – decrease 
  • Inc – increase – 2 sc in  the same stitch 
  • MC – magic circle/ring 

Amigurumi Techniques and Skill required to make your reindeer

  • changing colours
  • joining yarn
  • sewing amigurumi parts
  • increase and decrease

This reindeer amigurumi pattern PDF is available for instantiant download on Etsy, Ravelry and LoveCrafts.

Crochet Reindeer toy for Christmas

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