Crochet Reindeer Head Pattern

Crochet Reindeer Head Pattern

Hey everyone!  Today I have a quick, cute little reindeer crochet project for you.  This Crochet Reindeer Head Pattern is a great project for a beginner (I promise) and makes the perfect gift or addition to your holiday decor!  Need an easy crochet refresher?  Grab my Learn to Crochet eBook and lets get to work…

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This is a super versatile crochet project!  You can create all sorts of animals with this basic head shape.  Or add different shaped stick antlers, a different colored plaque….  there is lots of room for creativity here.

Crochet Reindeer Head

Supplies:

wooden plaque

two twig antlers

hot glue

 

poly fill stuffing

Red Heart Super Soft Yarn in brown and dark brown

I sized crochet hook

Scissors

Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sl st – slip stitch

dc – double crochet

 

Pattern:

magic ring

Round 1:  dc 7 into ring, sl st to join, ch 2 (7)

Round 2: 2dc into each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 (14)

Round 3: 2dc, 1dc alternating around, sl st to join, ch 2 (20)

Round 4-6: dc into each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 (20)

Round 7: (dc into first 5 st, 2dc into next st) repeat around, sl st to join, ch 2 (24)

Round 8: dc into each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 (24)

Round 9: (dc into first 5 st, 2dc into next st) repeat around, sl st to join, ch 2 (28)

Round 10: dc into each st around, sl st to join, ch 2 (28)

Round 11: (dc into first 5 stitches, dc decrease into next st) repeat around, sl st to join, ch 2 (24)

Round 12: (dc into first 3 st, dc decrease into next st) repeat around, sl st to join, ch 2 (18)

Tie off ends.

Ears (make 2):

ch 6, in second st from hook dc 4, turn, dc 4, fasten off

 

Assembly:

Step 1:  Sew ears to to of head.

Step 2:  Sew facial features onto the head using the dark brown yarn and a yarn needle.

Step 3:  Stuff with poly fill.

Step 4:  Glue head and antlers to plaque.

 

 

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Cute right?  It would be fun to try this with a larger hook and bulkier yarn.  Or using smaller single crochet stitches.  Or making large floppy ears for a bunny?  I think that I need more time to play around…
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What would you create?  Has this inspired you?

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