Cuddly Crochet Rudolph the Reindeer

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I’m back with another cuddly crochet buddy! You may remember my Candy Corn and Christmas Tree versions, but now I have turned the pattern upside down and made a Cuddly Crochet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! A fun gift for the kids or a festive decoration for your home.

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Materials:
– Size G Crochet Hook
– Worsted Weight Yarn in Brown, Dark Brown, Light Brown, and Red.
– Two Black Safety Eyes. Mine are 9mm.
– Poly-fil Stuffing
– Tapestry Needle
Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
SC = Single Crochet
SC Dec = Single Crochet Decrease
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet

Finished stuffie measures approx. 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide

Cuddly Crochet Rudolph

Make 2 body pieces:
With brown yarn…
Chain 31, SC in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, ch 1, turn (30 SC)
Row 2: SC Dec, SC in next 26 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 3: SC in each stitch across, ch 1 turn (28 SC)
Row 4: SC Dec, SC in next 24 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 5: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (26 SC)
Row 6: SC Dec, SC in next 22 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 7: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (24 SC)
Row 8: SC Dec, SC in next 20 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 9: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (22 SC)
Row 10: SC Dec, SC in next 18 stitches, SC Dec over last two,
Row 11-12: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (20 SC)
Row 13: SC Dec, SC in next 16 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 14-15: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (18 SC)
Row 16: SC Dec, SC in next 14 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 17-18: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (16 SC)
Row 19: SC Dec, SC in next 12 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 20-21: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (14 SC)
Row 22: SC Dec, SC in next 10 stitches, SC Dec,
Row 23: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (12 SC)
Row 24: SC Dec, SC in next 8 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 25: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (10 SC)
Row 26: SC Dec, SC in next 6 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 27: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (8 SC)
Row 28: SC Dec, SC in next 4 stitches, SC Dec over last two, ch 1, turn
Row 29: SC in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (6 SC)
Row 30: SC Dec, SC in next 2 stitches, SC Dec over last two.
Fasten off and weave in ends

Add your safety eyes to one body piece about 10 rows up from the point.

Now put your triangles back to back and SC the edges together. Be sure to stuff it with poly-fil before completely closing.
For detailed pictures on how to stuff and attach parts, see my Crochet Candy Corn post.

Nose:
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around (15 SC)
Fasten off and sew onto point of stuffed body piece.

Antlers: Make 2 
with dark brown yarn…
Chain 5, SC in in second chain from hook and in next two, make 2 SC in last chain,
now working on other side of chain, SC in each stitch. You should have 9 SC stitches all together.
Don’t fasten off. Continue to SC in rounds for a total of 6 rounds.

Outer Ears (make 2):
With brown…
Chain 5, SC in 2nd chain from hook and the rest of the way down chain, chain 1, turn.
Row 2: SC across, chain 1, turn.
Row 3: 2 SC in first stitch, sc in next 2, 2 SC in last stitch, chain 1, turn.
Row 4: SC across, chain 1, turn.
Row 5: SC decrease, SC in next 2, SC Decrease
Row 6: SC across
Row 7: 2 SC decreases
Row 8: SC decrease
Chain 1 and SC around edges, fasten off and weave in ends.
Inner Ear (Make 2):
With light brown…
Magic ring, chain 1 and make 4 SC + HDC + DC + TC + DC + HDC + 4 SC, join, fasten off and sew to middle of out outer ear.RudolphCuddle2

Have a very cuddly Christmas!

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