Crochet Reindeer Applique Pattern

I got an e-mail the other day from someone asking for help with a reindeer appliqué. I loved the idea and decided I would see if I could come up with something. Little rudolph works up in only 2 rounds (minus the embellishments) and you can use a button nose like I did or feel free to crochet a small red (or brown) circle instead. Finished piece measures 3″ x 2″ (at widest point). Add these to a basic beanie for some holiday cheer!

Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn in light brown, dark brown and small bits of white, black and red. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Honey for the main color.
– 1/2″-1″ size red button
– Size G6 (4.00mm) Crochet Hook
– Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:
SC – Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

Rudolph Pattern:

Leave long tail at the beginning of your slip knot. You will use this to see your appliqué on.
Chain 9, HdC in 3rd chain from hook, and in next 3, DC in next 2, make 6 DC in last chain…

Now working on other side of chain, DC in next 2, HDC in next 4, join to top of first HDC.
Rd 2: Slip stitch in next stitch, now chain 3. Slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next, join with slip stitch to next stitch in your first round (you have now made your first ear). Slip stitch in next 3, 2 SC in next 7, slip stitch in next 4, chain 3, slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next chain, join with slip stitch to last stitch in first round.Fasten off weave in ends.







Antlers:
Join dark brown yarn to top of head, chain 3, slip stitch down chain and join to same stitch you started in. fasten off and weave in ends. Make two antlers between the ears.


Finish face by sewing on red button and stitching on eyes using your tapestry needle with white and black yarn.
If you want to crochet the nose make a magic ring and make 8 HDC’s inside the ring. Join and pull tight.






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21 Comments

This is adorable by the way. I'm going to have to make it. But I just wanted to let you know that I can't even count how many hats I've made using your pattern for the penguin hat. That pattern makes the perfect hat and fits everyone I've made them for perfectly, and there are so many things you can do with it. So that you sooo much for your pattern. I'll have to post a couple pictures to the facebook page if that's okay, of recent hats I've made.

I have tried this little guy three time, and I can't get my second ear to end up on top of the head. It only goes about half way up on the right side. Is anyone else having this problem?

Brill idea but have tried lots of times and cannot understand what am doing wrong. Like others on this post I seem to not join in correct place (yet am following instructions – I think??) and 2nd ear ends up misplaced. Please please please post with more pics/ better instructions as these are SO cute. Thanks for sharing