Crochet Reindeer Pattern free Hot Pad

Sep 8, 2021 | Crochet patterns

A Crochet Reindeer Pattern for a cute crochet reindeer hot pad by Nana’s Crafty Home!

This adorable crochet reindeer pattern works up quickly and easily – and makes a perfect addition to your kitchen holiday home decor.

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I had a cute sewn reindeer pot holder for Christmas last year and I just knew I could make an adorable crochet version!

Such an easy pattern, too! Basically made up of double crochet rounds of varying sizes are sewn together with the addition of ears and antlers. Add simple embroidery to the front for the eyes and forehead to create this adorable hot pad.

Crochet Reindeer Pattern Details

I made my sample with Red Heart With Love* acrylic yarn which is one of my favorite go-to affordable acrylic yarns. If you are planning on making this hot pad functional I would recommend switching to a cotton yarn. Acrylic yarn will melt with the application of high heat so if you actually put a hot pan or pot on the acrylic version it would certainly melt/scorch! My hot pad is strictly decorative so acrylic is completely fine.

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Crochet reindeer pattern

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Crochet Reindeer Hot Pad free pattern

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

*Acrylic yarn for decorative uses only.
*Use 100% cotton yarn for practical use with heat.

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  10” diameter (not including antlers)

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
sc2tog = single crochet 2 sts together (see special stitches section below)
WS = wrong side
RS = right side

Special Stitches:

sc2tog = (insert hook into next st, yo and pull up a loop) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Face, eyes, nose and muzzle are all worked in the round.  Ears and antlers are worked in turned rows.
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Ears (make 2)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, with Color A, ch 3.

Row 1: (RS) 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch. Turn. (2)

Row 2:  ch 1, 2 sc in each st. Turn. (4)

Row 3:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (4)

Row 4:  ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (6)

Row 5:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (6)

Row 6:  ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in last st. Turn.(8)

Row 7:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (8)

Row 8:  ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog. Turn. (6)

Row 9:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (6)

Row 10:  ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog. Turn. (4)

Row 11:  1 sc in each st. Turn. (4)

Row 12:  ch 1, sc2tog x 2. Turn. (2)

Row 13:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (2)

Fasten off, weave in end not left for sewing.

Hanging Loop

With Color A, ch 20.

Row 1:  1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.

Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail for sewing.

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Face (make 2)

With Color A, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch 3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch 3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch 3. (48)

Round 5:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch 3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch 3.  (96)

Round 9:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch 3. (108)

Fasten off first panel, do not fasten off second.

Eyes (make 2)

With Color B, repeat rounds 1 – 2 of face.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.

With Color E, embroider eyes, weave in ends.

Muzzle

With Color B, repeat rounds 1 – 4 of face.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.

Nose

With Color C, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch 3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.

Antlers (make 2)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, with Color C, ch 4.

Row 1:  1 sc in second ch and in each ch to end. Turn. (3)

Row 2 – 6:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. Turn. (3)

At the end of row 6, do not turn ch 4.  Turn. 

Row 7:  1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch, 1 sc in next 3 sts.  Turn. (6)

Row 8 – 9:  1 sc in each st. Turn. (6)

Row 10:  Turn to work down left side, ch 1, 1 sc at end of next 2 rows.  Turn.  (2)

Row 11 – 13:  ch 1, 1 sc in each st. (2)

At the end of row 13, sc evenly around outside edge of antler, sl st to first st.

Fasten off.  

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of same face panel.

With long tail, sew nose to muzzle.

With long tail, sew muzzle to face.

With long tail, sew eyes to face.

With long tails, sew ears to face.

With long tails, sew antlers to face.

With Color B, embroider X’s on RS of face.  Weave in ends.

With long tail, form a loop with hanging loop and sew to RS of back face panel.

With WS of panels facing, insert hook into loop from last st of second panel using Color A and working through both panels and with RS of face facing:

*2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 8 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of first st.  (120)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!

2 Comments

  1. Marilyn

    I love, love, love, love, love this!!!! This is going to work in so we’ll with some Christmas gifts I’m working on. Thank you!!!

    Reply
    • Tonya Bush

      Wonderful – so glad I could help make your Christmas gift making easier! Have fun 💕

      Reply

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