Description

Kids will love to have these cute little crochet reindeer ornaments hanging on the Christmas tree. Pair these reindeer ornaments with our crochet snowman ornament, Santa ornament and crochet elf ornaments.

Sets of these Christmas ornaments make great Christmas gifts and house warming gifts.

Although our crochet curly ornaments are nice and soft, they are not a toy and are not intended for children under 3 years old as the eyes and nose are just glued on and are a chocking hazard.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • Size G crochet hook
  • Three 1/4" bells
  • Two 7mm wiggle eyes
  • 1.5" Styrofoam ball
  • Worsted weight yarn, brown and buff
  • 1/2" Brown pompom
  • One red bead* from a string of pearls (approx 3mm)
  • Bernat Happy Holidays Christmas silver red yarn
  • Monofilament
  • Tacky glue

* You can substitute a tiny red pompom for the pearl bead.

Abbreviations:

  • sc = single crochet
  • slst = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip

Craft Instructions

Legs - make 2:

  • With brown, ch 30
  • 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook; 3 sc in remaining ch.
  • Cut yarn. Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.

Arms - make 2:

  • With brown, ch 25
  • 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook; 3 sc in remaining ch.
  • Cut yarn. Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.

Antlers - make 2:

  • With buff colored yarn, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch form hook and in next ch, ch 2. Fasten off. You should now have something that looks like a v with the bottom center of the v filled in.
  • Attach the yarn to the center of the v, ch 3 and fasten off.
  • Weave loose ends back into the antler.

Head:

  • With brown colored yarn, ch 3, join with slst to form a ring
  • 8 sc in ring
  • *sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat form * around (12)
  • *1 Sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat form * around (16)
  • Work even for 2 rounds
  • Insert a 1.5" Styrofoam ball into the head and continue to crochet with the ball inside.
  • Sc in 1st st, *sk 1, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * around (11)
  • Sc in 1st st, * sk 1, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around (6)
  • *Sk 1 st, slst in next. Repeat from * around (3)
  • Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.
  • Sew the two antlers to the center top of the head.

Ears - make 2:

  • With brown yarn Ch 7
  • Slst in 2nd ch form hook and in next 2 ch. turn.
  • Slst in each of the 3 slsts, turn
  • Slst in each of the 3 slsts and in the 2 ch stitches (from the original ch6).
  • Fasten off and weave ending string back into your work. Stitch the bottom edge of the ear to the top of the head; one ear on either side of the antlers. Refer to photo for approximate position.

Collar:

  • With red, ch 18
  • Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across
  • Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work.
  • Attach three bells to the collar. One bell should be in the center of the collar. Then attach one 3/4" to the left of the center bell and one 3/4" to the right of the center bell.

Assemble your Reindeer:

  • The easiest way to join the arms and legs together is to line up the top of the arms and legs altogether and whip stitch the top 3/4" or so with a yarn needle and matching yarn. Then stitch the whole arm leg assembly to the bottom of the head assembly. ┬áBe sure to put the two legs between the arms.
  • Wrap the collar around the reindeer's neck and stitch the two ends together in the back.
  • On the face, glue on two 7mm eyes and a pompom nose. Glue a red pearl bead on top of the pompom.
  • Thread a piece of monofilament through the top of the reindeer's head and tie the ends in an overhand knot. This will be the ornament hanger.

reindeer Christmas ornament

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