Reindeer Crochet Pattern free granny square pattern!

Sep 30, 2022 | Crochet patterns

This Reindeer Crochet Pattern is a free Christmas granny square pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Reindeer crochet pattern Christmas granny square

I am working on a series of large Christmas granny squares and this Reindeer Crochet Pattern is the second in my series.  You can also check out the Snowman Granny square,  Gingerbread Man Granny SquarePenguin Granny SquarePolar Bear Granny SquareElf Granny SquareSanta Granny SquareMrs. Claus Square and the Peppermint Candy Man Square which are also free crochet patterns on the blog.

I so love reindeer!  In fact, for many years I have been collecting unique reindeer Christmas decorations to display on my tree or throughout my home each year.  They will even stay out on my fireplace mantle long after the Christmas season is over.  Reindeer aren’t just for Christmas you know – at least not in my house! I have the same attitude about snowman decor, too 😉

Reindeer Crochet Pattern details

My granny square Reindeer crochet pattern is the perfect match to my Reindeer Hot Pad as well as my Reindeer Treat Cup – both are free crochet patterns on the blog. I also have a Christmas Ponytail crochet pattern set that includes a reindeer option!  You could really reindeer up your life with all of these patterns this year. And, just a heads up – another new reindeer pattern will be heading its way to the blog soon just in time for your Christmas crocheting!

The granny squares for this series of patterns work up to a large 14″ square.  Perfect for pillows or to mix-and-match for an adorable winter Christmas-themed throw!  These squares would also make wonderful wall hangings for Christmas decoration.

I still haven’t decided just how many squares will end up in my final project.  Currently working on square #5 – I am so excited for you to see them!  I can’t decide which one is my favorite 😂.

This crochet reindeer pattern starts out as a circle using double crochet stitches and then the circle is squared off so you can easily join and sew squares together.

reindeer crochet granny square process

I am using Red Heart With Love* yarn which is a medium weight #4 worsted weight acrylic yarn.  One of my favorite economical yarns to use.  However, change it up to your favorite.  This pattern is a great way to use up your stash, too!

So far I have used the following colors in my squares:

Snowman granny square:

Reindeer granny square:

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     Taupe yards 2 oz / 106 yds (Brown)
  •     Iced Aqua 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Blue)
  •     Tan 0.8 oz / 43 yds (Tan)
  •     Holly Berry 0.1 oz / 6 yds (Red)
  •     Chocolate  0.3 oz / 16 yds (Dark Brown)
  •     Black 0.1 oz / 6 yds (Black)

Square #3 releasing soon! (can you guess the character based on the colors?)

  • Red Heart With Love Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 370 yds)
  •     Taupe yards 2 oz / 106 yds (Brown)
  •     Iced Aqua 1.5 oz / 80 yds (Blue)
  •     White 0.1 / 6 yds (White) 
  •     Black 0.1 oz / 6 yds (Black)
  •     Holly Berry 0.2 / 12 yds (Red)

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The complete pattern is now available as 1 PDF! The Christmas Crochet Granny Square Blanket  is also available as an ad-free, printable PDF!  You can purchase the individual pattern, or if you love PDFs, you might want to check out my Lifetime Membership. It’s an awesome deal! Never pay for one of my PDFs again!! (Or, scroll down for the free version!)

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Reindeer crochet granny square free pattern

Reindeer Crochet Pattern Granny Square

Pattern written in US crochet terminology

Supplies:

Size I – 5.5 mm crochet hook
Scissors
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry yarn needle

Approximate finished size:  14” square

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

Abbreviations:

MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tr = treble crochet
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
RS = right side

Pattern Notes:

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

Pattern Instructions

With Brown, 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 Brown.

Round 10: Join Blue in first st, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sttr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next st, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (120 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 11: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next st, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts, *(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, tr in next 4 sts,* repeat from * to * two times; (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in ch-2 sp, tr in next 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in first st. (136 + 4 ch-2 corner sp)

Round 12 – 13: ch 3 (counts as first st), *dc in each st to next ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st top of ch-3.  (152 row 12, 168 row 13)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

With Tan, repeat rounds 1 – 3 of square.

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

With Black, embroider eyes, weave in ends.

Muzzle

With Tan, repeat rounds 1 – 4 of square.

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

Nose

With Red, 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 Dark Brown, 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.  

Ears (make 2)

Leaving a long tail for sewing, with Brown, 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.

Assembly 

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of face with tapestry needle.

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.

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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!