free christmas crochet pattern

Free Reindeer Christmas ornament crochet pattern

In 2021 I made a video on how to crochet this cute reindeer on a candy cane christmas ornament. Now it is available as a free christmas crochet pattern on this website. If you need help crocheting this cute reindeer, please check the video , I explain everything in detail.
This ornament makes a great christmas gift. I have made one for my mom and one for myself, this amigurumi looks so cute in my christmas tree.

Check out my basic stitches tutorial if you are a beginner. The tutorial has a lot of videos included.

Materials:

These are the materials that I used. You can replace them with other materials. If you wish to make a larger or smaller version of this Amigurumi, you can just use a thicker or thinner yarn/crochet hook.
Check the materials page on my website if you need help in choosing the right materials.

Brown cotton – catania color: 437
Dark brown cotton – catania color: 162
White cotton – catania color: 105
Black cotton – catania color: 110
Red cotton – catania color: 115
Synthetic Poly filling
1 pair safety eyes size: 8 mm

Crochet Supplies:

Scissors
Tapestry needles with blunt point, nr. 16
Pins
Crochet hook size 2.5 mm 4/0

reindeer on candy cane – free christmas crochet pattern

Body:
Use brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 7-8: sc in all 36 st (36)
Rnd 9: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 10: sc in all 42 st (42)
Rnd 11: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (48)
Rnd 12: sc in all 48 st (48)
Rnd 13: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (54)
Rnd 14-17: sc in all 54 st (54)
Insert 8 mm safety eyes between round 13-14 with an interspace of 11 st.
(see this video on how to place safety eyes the easy way)

Rnd 18: (sc in next 7 st, dec) repeat 6 times (48)
Rnd 19: (sc in next 6 st, dec) repeat 6 times (42)
Rnd 20: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 6 times (36)
Rnd 21: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times (30)
Rnd 22: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times (24)
Rnd 23: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times (18)
Stuff the head with filling.

Rnd 24: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 25: dec 6 times (6)

Finish the head by taking the last strand of yarn and sewing it through the front loops of every crochet stitch that you made in the last round. Pull the yarn tight to close the hole. Now stick a needle under the hole and weave in the yarn end

Snout:
Use brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4-5: sc in all 18 st (18)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.
Sew the snout onto rounds 12 – 17 of the body.

Ear 2x:
in brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring (4)
Rnd 2: (sc, inc in next st) repeat 2 times (6)
Rnd 3: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 2 times (8)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 2 times (10)
Rnd 5: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 2 times (12)
Rnd 6-9: sc in all 12 st (12)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.
Fold the ears to flatten them. Then fold the bottom of the folded ears to create an ear shape (see photo below)
Sew the ears on the sides of the body onto rounds 10 and 11 of the body.

Antler 2x:

Antler part 1:
Use dark brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-10: sc in all 6 st (6)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.

Antler part 2:
Use dark brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in all 6 st (6)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.
Sew Antler part 2 on round 6 of the Antler part 1.

Antler part 3:
Use dark brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-4: sc in all 6 st (6)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.
Sew Antler part 3 on round 3 and 4 of the Antler part 1.

Sew the antlers on the sides of the body of the reindeer onto rounds 5 and 6.

Nose:
Use black yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.
Sew the nose onto rounds 2 and 3 of the snout.

Feet 2x:
Use brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12)
Rnd 3-4: sc in all 12 st (12)
Rnd 5: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 4 times (8)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.
Sew the feet on the bottom side of the body.

Tail:
Use brown yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc in all 6 st (6)
Fasten off with a slst, leaving a long yarn tail.
Sew the tail onto rounds 17 and 18 of the body.

free christmas ornament crochet pattern

Candy Cane:
(See the candy cane video on how to color change)
Start with red yarn
Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc 6 times (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
Rnd 4: sc in all 18 st (18)
Change color to white
Rnd 5-6: sc in all 18 st (18)
Change color to red
Rnd 7-8: sc in all 18 st (18)

Stuff the candy cane with toy fiberfilling and continue stuffing as you go.

Rnd 9: sc in 1 st, Change color to white, sc in next 17 st (18)
Rnd 10: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 11: sc in 1 st, Change color to red, sc in next 17 st (18)
Rnd 12: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 13: sc in 2 st, Change color to white, sc in next 16 st (18)
Rnd 14: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 15: sc in 2 st, Change color to red, sc in next 16 st (18)
Rnd 16: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 17: sc in 3 st, Change color to white, sc in next 15 st (18)
Rnd 18: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 19: sc in 3 st, Change color to red, sc in next 15 st (18)
Rnd 20: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 21: sc in 4 st, Change color to white, sc in next 14 st (18)
Rnd 22: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 23: sc in 4 st, Change color to red, sc in next 14 st (18)
Rnd 24: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 25: sc in 5 st, Change color to white, sc in next 13 st (18)
Rnd 26: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 27: sc in 5 st, Change color to red, sc in next 13 st (18)
Rnd 28: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 29: sc in 6 st, Change color to white, sc in next 12 st (18)
Rnd 30: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 31: sc in 6 st, Change color to red, sc in next 12 st (18)
Rnd 32: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 33: sc in 7 st, Change color to white, sc in next 11 st (18)
Rnd 34: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 35: sc in 7 st, Change color to red, sc in next 11 st (18)
Rnd 36: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 37: sc in 8 st, Change color to white, sc in next 10 st (18)
Rnd 38: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 39: sc in 8 st, Change color to red, sc in next 10 st (18)
Rnd 40: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 41: sc in 9 st, Change color to white, sc in next 9 st (18)
Rnd 42: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 43: sc in 9 st, Change color to red, sc in next 9 st (18)
Rnd 44: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 45: sc in 10 st, Change color to white, sc in next 8 st (18)
Rnd 46: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 47: sc in 10 st, Change color to red, sc in next 8 st (18)
Rnd 48: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 49: sc in 11 st, Change color to white, sc in next 7 st (18)

free christmas crochet pattern
free christmas crochet pattern

Rnd 50: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 51: sc in 11 st, Change color to red, sc in next 7 st (18)
Rnd 52: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 53: sc in 12 st, Change color to white, sc in next 6 st (18)
Rnd 54: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 55: sc in 12 st, Change color to red, sc in next 6 st (18)
Rnd 56: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 57: sc in 13 st, Change color to white, sc in next 5 st (18)
Rnd 58: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 59: sc in 13 st, Change color to red, sc in next 5 st (18)
Rnd 60: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 61: sc in 14 st, Change color to white, sc in next 4 st (18)
Rnd 62: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 63: sc in 14 st, Change color to red, sc in next 4 st (18)
Rnd 64: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 65: sc in 15 st, Change color to white, sc in next 3 st (18)
Rnd 66: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 67: sc in 15 st, Change color to red, sc in next 3 st (18)
Rnd 68: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 69: sc in 16 st, Change color to white, sc in next 2 st (18)
Rnd 70: sc in all 18 st (18)
Rnd 71: sc in 16 st, Change color to red, sc in next 2 st (18)
Rnd 72-74: sc in all 18 st (18)

Now we are going to shape the candy cane by sewing a piece of yarn allong the candy cane (see photo’s below). The pull the end of the yarn to give the candy cane a round shape (see photo’s below or see my candy cane video).
If you want, you can put in a paper straw to keep the candy cane straight.

Rnd 74: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times (12)
Rnd 75: dec 6 times (6)
Finish the candy cane by taking the last strand of yarn and sewing it through the front loops of every crochet stitch that you made in the last round. Pull the yarn tight to close the hole. Use the remaining yarn to create a loop on top of the candy cane. Then sew the remaining yarn in the candy cane.

Sew the reindeer on the candy cane.
Now you reindeer christmas ornament is done! I hope you enjoyed this free pattern.

free candy cane crochet pattern

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