Crochet Reindeer Amigurumi Free Pattern for Christmas!

Nov 24, 2023 | Crochet patterns

A crochet reindeer amigurumi free pattern by Creative Snugglies and hosted by Nana’s Crafty Home!

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crochet reindeer amigurumi free crochet pattern

Today Christina from Creative Snugglies is here with a free crochet Reindeer pattern!  This charming and whimsical reindeer is simply adorable and a fun gift for any reindeer lover.

Christina chose white and turquoise for Snowflake which gives him a “Winter Wonderland” or Arctic theme evoking snowy and icy landscapes. While red and brown are distinctly Christmassy, white and turquoise also allow the crochet reindeer to be displayed throughout the winter season, or even year-round, rather than being limited to being a strictly Christmas decoration.

crochet reindeer amigurumi pattern

The addition of the sparkly Christmas tree-green scarf adds a nod to Christmas but it could certainly be made in different colors as well. If you were gifting Snowflake to a child perhaps add a scarf in their favorite color!

All About Christina

Christina Ryan is the creative force behind Creative Snugglies, where she brings her passion for crochet to life. A devoted mother to two wonderful daughters and partner to an incredible spouse, Christina balances family life with her artistic pursuits. An avid reader, she finds inspiration in the narratives she explores, weaving this inspiration into her crochet pattern designs. The ocean holds a special place in her heart, providing a serene backdrop for her reflective walks. Complementing her role as a designer, Christina embraces her expertise as a Trim Healthy Mama coach. Her multifaceted interests create a unique blend of creativity and wellness that resonates throughout her work.

You can find her patterns at the following links:

Etsy Store / Ravelry Store / Website / Instagram / Facebook  / Facebook Free Group / Pinterest / Sign up for my email list 

Purchase the ad-free PDF on Ravelry for Snowflake the Reindeer.

You may like the following free crochet reindeer patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:

crochet reindeer amigurumi pattern

Snowflake the Reindeer free crochet pattern

Materials: 

  • 80 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Print 5 oz./142 g, 252 yards/230 meters in Make Noise for Turquoise (A) 
  • 200 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Solids 7 oz./199 g, 355 yards/325 meters in White (B) 
  • 10 yards, Worsted Size 4, I Love This Yarn Metallic 5 oz./142 g, 252 yards/230 meters in Jelly Bean (C) 
  • HOOK: F/5 3.75 mm 
  • Polyfil 
  • Yarn needle 
  • Stitch markers 
  • Scissors 
  • Safety Eyes size 15 mm 

Experience Level: Intermediate 

Gauge: 

8 sts x 8 rounds = 2” x 2” 

SC 

Size: 

12” by 8” x 4.5” 

Pattern Key:

SC = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet Decrease
Ch/chs = Chain / chains
Hdc = Half double crochet
Sl st = Slip stitch
FO = Finish off
St/sts = Stitch/Stitches
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
MC = Magic circle
Color A = Make Noise for Turquoise
Color B = White
Color C = Jelly Bean

Notes: 

  • All parts of the reindeer except for the scarf are done in continuous rounds. Do NOT join while making them. Use stitch markers to know where your first stitch in the round is. 
  • The scarf is done in rows. 
  • Sl st does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern. 
  • Repeat stitches between * and * around. 
  • Alternative to MC – Ch 2; work number of SC specified in the 2nd chain from the hook. 
  • The legs and the body are worked as one piece without any sewing from bottom up.  

Pattern Instructions: 

First Leg:  

Rnd 1: With Color A, create MC; 6 SC in the MC. (6 sts) 

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts) 

Rnd 3: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (18 sts) 

Rnd 4: SC in each st around, changing to Color B in the last st. FO Color A. (18 sts) 

Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. (18 sts) (2 total rounds) 

Stuff leg and FO. 

Second Leg: 

Rnd 1:  With Color A, create MC; 6 SC in the MC. (6 sts) 

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts) 

Rnd 3: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (18 sts) 

Rnd 4: SC in each st around, changing to Color B in the last st. FO Color A. (18 sts) 

Rnds 5-6: SC in each st around. At the end of Rnd 6, ch 3 and stuff leg. (18 sts) (2 rounds total) 

Rnd 7: Without breaking yarn, 18 SC on the first leg; SC in each of the next 3 chains; SC in each st (18 sts) of the 2nd leg; SC in each of the back of the next 3 chains. This will create a round joining the two legs. (42 sts) 

Rnds 8-9: SC in each st around evenly (42 sts) (2 total rounds) 

****Continue Making the Body**** 

Rnd 10: 2 SC in the next st; SC in each of the next 18 sts; 2 SC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st; SC in each of the next 18 sts; 2 SC in the last st. (46 sts) 

Rnd 11: SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st; SC in each of the next 19 sts; 2 SC in the next st; SC in each of the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st; SC in each of the next 19 sts; 2 SC in the next st; SC in the next st. (50 sts) 

Rnds 12-15: SC in each st around (50 sts) (4 total rounds) 

Rnd 16: SC in each of the next 4 sts; sc2tog; *SC in each of the next 8 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around until the last 7 sts; SC in each of the next 3 sts; sc2tog; in each of the last 2 sts. (42 sts) 

Rnd 17: *SC in each of the next 5 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (36 sts) 

****Continue Stuffing**** 

Rnds 18-21: SC in each st around. (36 sts) (4 total rounds) 

****Continue Stuffing**** 

Rnd 22: *SC in each of the next 4 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (30 sts) 

Rnds 23-26: SC in each st around. (30 sts) (4 total rounds) 

Rnd 27: *SC in each of the next 3 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (24 sts) 

****Continue Stuffing**** 

Rnd 28: *SC in each of the next 2 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (18 sts) 

Rnd 29: *SC in the next st; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (12 sts) 

****Finish Stuffing**** 

Rnd 30: Sc2tog around. Sl st to the next st to FO with a 6 inch tail. Using tail and yarn needle, weave tail in and out of the front loops of the last round to close the hole. Hide tail. 

Nose & Head: 

Rnd 1: Using Color A, create MC; 6 SC in the MC. (6 sts) 

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each stitch around. (12 sts) 

Rnd 3: *SC in the next stitch;  2 SC in the next stitch.* Repeat around. (18 sts) 

Rnds 4-7: SC in each stitch around. At the end of round 7, change to Color B in the last st and FO Color A. (18) (4 rounds total) 

Rnd 8: *SC in the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (24 sts) 

Rnds 9-10: SC in each st around. (24 sts) (2 rounds total) 

Rnd 11: *SC in the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (30 sts) 

Rnds 12-13: SC in each st around. (30 sts) (2 rounds total) 

Rnd 14: *SC in the next 4 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (36 sts) 

Rnds 15-18: SC in each st around. (36 sts) (4 rounds total) 

****Insert safety eyes between rounds 13 and 14 spaced about 7 sts apart and secure them on the front of the unicorn head. Start stuffing the unicorn head now. Continue stuffing as you continue.**** 

Rnd 19: *SC in the next 4 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (30 sts) 

Rnd 20: SC in each st around. (30 sts) 

Rnd 21: *SC in the next 3 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (24 sts) 

Rnd 22: SC in each st around. (24 sts) 

Rnd 23: *SC in the next 2 sts; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (18 sts) 

Rnd 24: SC in each st around. (18 sts) 

Rnd 25: *SC in the next st; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (12 sts) 

Rnd 26: Sc2tog around. FO with a small tail to close the hole. Weave the tail through front loops to close the hole. (6 sts)  

Ears: Make 2 

Worked in continuous rounds.  Use White. 

Rnd 1:  5 SC in the MC.  (5 sts) 

Rnd 2:  2 SC in each st around.  (10 sts)  

Rnds 3-6:  SC in each st around.  FO with a 6” tail for sewing  (10 sts) (4 total rounds) 

***Do NOT stuff ears.  Fold flat and sew ends closed with the tail.   

Antlers: Make 2 with Branching Technique  

Base/Starting Piece – First “Branch” 

Rnd 1: Using Color A, create MC; 6 SC in MC. (6 sts) 

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts) 

Rnd 3: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (18 sts) 

Rnd 4: *SC in each of the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (24 sts) 

Rnd 5: Skip the next 12 sts; SC in each of the next 12 sts. Leave unworked sts for later use. (12 sts) 

Rnds 6-9: SC in each st around. (12 sts) (4 rounds total) 

Rnd 10: Sc2tog around. (6 sts) 

FO leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread the yarn through front loops of remaining 6 sts. Pull tight to close. Stuff the first side of the piece through the unused stitches. 

 Second “Branch” 

Rnd 5: SC join in the 1st unworked st from Rnd 4; SC in each of the next 11 sts. (12 sts) 

Rnds 6-9: SC in each st around. (12 sts) (4 total rounds) 

****Finish Stuffing**** 

Rnd 10: Sc2tog around. (6 sts) 

Arms: Make 2 

Rnd 1: Using Color A, create MC; 6 SC in MC. (6 sts) 

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each st around. (12 sts) 

Rnd 3: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (18 sts) 

Rnd 4: SC in each st around, changing to Color B in the last st. FO Color A. (18 sts) 

Rnds 5-12: SC in each st around. (18 sts) (8 total rounds) 

****Stuff arm**** 

Rnd 13: *SC in the next st; sc2tog.* Repeat around. (12 sts) 

****Finish stuffing arm**** 

Rnd 14: Sc2tog around. (6 sts) 

FO with 6” tail for sewing. Using tail and yarn needle, weave in and out of the front loops to close the hole. 

Tail: 

Rnd 1: With Color A, create MC; 6 SC in MC. (6 sts) 

Rnds 2-3: SC in each st around.  (6 sts) (2 total rounds) 

Rnd 4: *SC in the next st; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (9 sts) 

Rnd 5: SC in each st around. (9 sts) 

Rnd 6: *SC in each of the next 2 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (12 sts) 

Rnd 7: SC in each st around changing to Color B in the last st. (12 sts) 

Rnds 8-9: SC in each st around. (12 sts) (2 total rounds) 

****Start Stuffing tail.**** 

Rnd 10: *SC in each of the next 3 sts; 2 SC in the next st.* Repeat around. (15 sts) 

Rnds 11-14: SC in each st around. (15 sts) (4 total rounds) 

Sl st to the next st to FO with a 6” tail for sewing. 

****Finish stuffing tail.**** 

Scarf: Worked in Rows 

Row 1: With Color C, Ch 35; HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each of the remaining chains across.. (34 sts)  

Rows 2-3: Turn; Ch 1; HDC in the same st as the ch and in each st across. FO Color C, and join Color B in the last st; sl st to join to the first st. DO NOT TURN AFTER ROUND 3. (34 sts) 

Row 4: Ch 1; turn slightly to the left; SC in each row down with 3 SC in the corner; SC in corner; SC in each st across the bottom until the last st; 3 SC in the corner; SC in each row up along the side; 3 SC in the corner; SC in each st across until the last st; 3 SC in the last st; sl st to join to the first st. FO and weave in ends.  

Reindeer parts free pattern assembly process

Assembly: This can be tricky. There is a photo tutorial in the Premium version of the pattern. You can purchase that by heading over to Ravelry here. 

  • Attach the head to the top of the body with rounds 15-19 using Color B.  
  • Attach the Ears onto the head on from round 18 on either side of the head. 
  • Attach Antlers to either side of the head next to the each of the ears using Color A or B to Rounds 18-21.  
  • Attach the Arms to either side of the body right under the head. 
  • Attach the tail to the rounds 11-14 of the back of legs of the body. 
  • Wrap the scarf around the reindeer’s neck. 

 Congrats you have made a cute reindeer!  

Thank you so much for sharing your adorable crochet reindeer amigurumi with us Christina! And I hope you all love it as much as I do!

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