Amigurumi Reindeer Free Pattern

This pattern is written using US terminology and is worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated. If Chestnut is made using the materials described, he will be about 21 cm (8.3 inches) tall.

Skill level: Beginner

YOU WILL NEED:

♥ Yarn  (I used beige, brown, red and white BBB Filati Full 100% merino; …50g/90m.)

♥ Crochet hook 3.0 mm (or according to the yarn you use)

♥ Polyester fiberfill

♥ Plastic safety eyes (8 mm)

♥ Black cotton yarn for stitching the nose

♥ Darning needle

♥ Scissors, stitch marker

ABBREVIATIONS:

ch = chain

dec = decrease

dc = double crochet

inc = increase

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch

  • Chain (ch): Insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through loop and hook.
  • Decrease (dec): Insert hook into front loop of first stitch, repeat into front loop of next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through both loops on hook.
  • Double crochet (dc): Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through stitch (there should be 3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull loop through both loops left on hook (there should be 2 loops left on hook), yarn over, pull loop through remaining loop on hook.
  • Increase (inc): Work two single crochets into the same stitch.
  • Single crochet (sc): Insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through stitch (there should be 2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull loop through both loops on hook.
  • Slip stitch (sl st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull loop through stitch and loop on hook.

CHESTNUT THE REINDEER ♥

HEAD

1: Start 6sc in a magic ring [6]

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3: (Sc in next st, inc in next st) x 6 [18]

4: (Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st) x 6 [24]

5: Sc in each st around [24]

6: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 6 [30]

7: Sc in each st around [30]

8: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 6 [36]

9: Sc in each st around [36]

10: (Sc in each of next 5 st, inc in next st) x 2, sc in each of next 24 st [38]

11: (Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st) x 2, sc in each of next 24 st [40]

12: (Sc in each of next 7 st, inc in next st) x 2, sc in each of next 24 st [42]

13: (Sc in each of next 6 st, inc in next st) x 6 [48]

14: Sc in each st around [48]

15: (Sc in each of next 7 st, inc in next st) x 6 [54]

16-21: Sc in each st around [54]

Insert plastic safety eyes between round 13 and 14 (10 st apart).

Close the washers on the inside of the work.

22: (Sc in each of next 8 st, inc in next st) x 6 [60]

23: Sc in each st around [60]

24: (Sc in each of next 8 st, dec) x 6 [54]

25: (Sc in each of next 7 st, dec) x 6 [48]

26: (Sc in each of next 6 st, dec) x 6 [42]

Stuff the head with polyester fiberfill and continue adding stuffing as the work progresses.

27: (Sc in each of next 5 st, dec) x 6 [36]

28: (Sc in each of next 4 st, dec) x 6 [30]

29: (Sc in each of next 3 st, dec) x 6 [24]

30: (Sc in each of next 2 st, dec) x 6 [18]

31: (Sc in next st, dec) x 6 [12] 

32: Dec x 6. SI st in next st and fasten off leaving a long tail [6]

After round 32, thread the tail through a needle. Weave the needle through the front loop of each of the 6 sts, always going in the direction from the centre and under the front loop. Pull the yarn tail and the hole should close.

Insert the needle throug the middle of the hole and pull through the head.

Fasten off and weave the end in.

Stitch the nose with black cotton yarn.

LEGS AND BODY

Legs and body are made in one piece.

Start with brown yarn.

1: Start 6sc in a magic ring [6]

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 3 [15]

4-5: Sc in each st around [15]

Change to beige yarn.

6-10: Sc in each st around [15]

Bind off the first leg. Leave a yarn tail about 20 cm long and cut the yarn. Put it aside until you prepare the second one by repeating rounds 1-10.

Important! Do not cut the yarn after you have finished the second leg, we will continue with connecting the legs.

(Colors in pictures may be different than in the pattern)

Now join the legs together. Continuing with the second leg.

11: Sc in each of next 15 sts, ch 10. Continue around the first leg (starting with the first st in what would have been the next round).

Sc in the each of next 15 sts, ch 10. You have now made 50 sts (15 sc + 10 ch + 15 sc + 10 ch). The piece is still open, but will be joined to a round with the first stitch of the next round.

A hole will remain between the legs, but don’t worry, we will close that later on!

12-15: Sc in each st around. [50]

Close the hole between the legs using the yarn tail left for the first leg. Stuff the legs with polyester fiberfill.

16-19: Sc in each st around [50]

Change to red yarn.

20: Sc in each st around [50]

21: Working in the back loops only, sc in each st around [50]

22: Sc in each st around [50] Work 3 sc with red and 1,5 sc with white.

(0,5 sc with white means: insert hook, yarn over white, pull loop through

stitch (there should be 2 loops on hook), yarn over red, pull loop through .both loops on hook)

23: Sc in each of next 20 st, dec, sc in each of next 28 st [49]

24: (Sc in each of next 12 st, dec) x 2; sc in each of next 21 st [47]

25: Sc in each of next 16 st, dec x 2, sc in each of next 27 st [45]

26: Sc in each st around [45] Work 3 sc with red and 1,5 sc with white.

27: Sc in each of next 9 st, dec, sc in each of next 13 st, dec, sc in each of next 19 st [43]

28: Sc in each of next 15 st, dec, sc in each of next 26 st [42]

29: Sc in each of next 7 st, dec, sc in each of next 15 st, dec, sc in each of next 16 st [40]

30: Sc in each st around [40] Work 3 sc with red and 1,5 sc with white.

Stuff half of the body with polyester fiberfill and continue adding stuffing as the work progresses.

31: Sc in each st around [40]

32: (Sc in each of next 8 st, dec) x 4 [36] 

33: Sc in each of next 13 st, dec, sc in each of next 21 st [35]

34: Sc in each st around [35] Work 3 sc with red and 1,5 sc with white.

35: (Sc in each of next 5 st, dec) x 5 [30]

36: (Sc in each of next 4 st, dec) x 5 [25]

37: Sc only in each of next 19 st, sI st in next st.

Now working in the front loops only, make the collar.

38: Start with 2 ch. Starting with the same stitch. Work 1 dc in each st around. SI st in the next st. [25]

39: Start with 2 ch. Starting with the same stitch. Work 2 dc in each st around SI st in the next st. [50]

40-41: Start with 2 ch. Starting with the same stitch. Work 1 dc in each st around [50] SI st in the next st. Cut the yarn.

Use the back loops left from the first row of the collar to attach the head to the body.

Make the bottom edge of the sweater.

Hold the legs towards yourself and work in front loops of round 21.

Pull the yarn through the first loop and ch 1.

Starting with the same stitch. Work 1 dc in each st around [50]

SI st in the first dc.

ARMS x2

Start with brown yarn.

1: Start 6sc in a magic ring [6]

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3-6: Sc in each st around [12]

Change to red yarn.

7: Sc in each st around [12]

8: Working in the back loops only, sc in each st around [12]

9-12: Sc in each st around [12]

Fill the tip of the arm. Do not add any stuffing hereafter. 

13: Sc in each of next 10 st, dec [11]

14: Sc in each st around [11]

15: Sc in each of next 9 st, dec [10]

16: Sc in each st around [10]

17: Sc in each of next 8 st, dec [9]

18: Sc in each st around [9]

19: Sc in each of next 7 st, dec [8]

20: Sc in each st around [8]

21: (Sc in each of next 2 st, dec) x 2 [6]

SI st in next st and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Attach the arms to the body.

Make the cuffs of the sweater.

Hold the hand towards yourself and work in front loops of round 8.

Pull the yarn through the first loop and ch 1.

Starting with the same stitch. Work 1 dc in each st around [12]

SI st in the first dc.

EARS x2

1: Start 6sc in a magic ring [6]

2: Sc in each st around [6]

3: (Sc in next st, inc in next st) x 3 [9]

4: (Sc in each of next 2 st, inc in next st) x 3 [12]

5: (Sc in each of next 3 st, inc in next st) x 3 [15]

6: (Sc in each of next 4 st, inc in next st) x 3 [18]

7: (Sc in each of next 4 st, dec) x 3 [15]

8: (Sc in each of next 3 st, dec) x 3 [12]

9: (Sc in each of next 2 st, dec) x 3 [9]

Finish with sI st.

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach the ears to the head.

TAIL

1: Start 6sc in a magic ring [6]

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3: (Sc in each of next 2 st, dec) x 3 [9]

4: (Sc in next st, dec) x 3 [6]

SI st in next st and fasten off leaving a long tail.

Thread the tail through a needle. Weave the needle throug the front loop of

each of the 6 sts, always going in the direction from the centre and under the front loop. Pull the yarn tail and the hole should close.

Attach the tail to the body.

HORNS x2

Made in one piece.

With brown yarn.

1: Start 6sc in a magic ring [6]

2-4: Sc in each st around [6]

Bind off the first piece. Leave a yarn tail about 10 cm long and cut the yarn.

Put it aside until you prepare the second and the third piece by repeating rounds 1-4. Important! Do not cut the yarn after you have finished the third piece, we will continue with connecting the pieces.

Now join two pieces together (take one of the pieces you put aside).

Continuing with the third piece.

5: Sc in each of next 6 sts

Continue around the other piece (starting with the first st in what would have been the next round).

Sc in the each of next 6 sts. You have now made 12 sts (6 sc + 6 sc). The

piece is still open, but will be joined to a round with the first stitch of the next round.

A hole will remain between the pieces, but don’t worry, we will close that later on!

6: (Sc in each of next 2 st, dec) x 3 [9]

7: (Sc in next st, dec) x 3 [6] 

Close the hole between the pieces using the yarn tail left for the first/second piece.

8: Sc in each st around [6]

Now join it together with the last piece. Starting with the first st of the last piece in what would have been the next round.

9: Sc in each st around [12]

10: (Sc in each of next 2 st, dec) x 3 [9]

11: (Sc in next st, dec) x 3 [6]

12: Sc in each st around [6]

Close the hole between the pieces using the yarn tail left for the first/second piece.

Finish with sI st.

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Attach the horns to the head.

Your Chestnut The Reindeer is all done!

I hope you had fun making him.

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