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!
– 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
SC – Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
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.
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.