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Adorable Reindeer in Dress Free Crochet Pattern

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Adorable Reindeer in Dress Free Crochet Pattern

Oh my heavens, I’ve stumbled upon this darling little crochet pattern that’s just too perfect not to share. We’re talking about a cute reindeer in a spunky little dress, and believe me, it’s as charming as it sounds. The pattern’s design is clever, allowing you to create the reindeer’s body with snuggly yarns in rich browns and tans, then add that perky dress in any color your heart desires – the bolder, the better!

I’m telling you, the little details on this pattern are the real deal; we’re talking tiny hooves peeping out from under the frock, and don’t even get me started on the antlers – pure cuteness overload. Now, you know me, I’m all about the user-friendly patterns, and this one’s no exception.

It’s well laid out, easy to follow, and it’s got that homemade touch that says, ‘Yeah, I made this, no biggie’… except it totally is a biggie because it’s adorable! Throw in some expressive safety eyes, a sweet little smile, and your reindeer is ready to prance off the hook and into someone’s arms – maybe even yours!

Remember—it’s okay if your first try has a wonky stitch here or there. It just adds character, right? Right. Now, go show that yarn who’s boss!


Designer: Mumigurumi

Materials & Tools

  • Fibre content: 60% cotton, 40% acrylic
  • Yarn weight: DK
  • Length: 140 meters / 153 yards
  • Ball weight: 50 grams / 1.76 ounces

Abbreviations

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease
BLO – back loop only
FLO – front loop only
Dc – double crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
5DCTOG – a group of stitches worked into one single stitch

Adorable Reindeer in Dress

Head

With brown yarn. Crochet in a spiral on both sides of the chain. We will crochet from bottom to top.

Rnd 1: 11 ch, from the second chain from the hook: 9 sc, then 3 sc in the last stitch, turn and continue working on the opposite side of the chain: 8 sc, then 2 sc in the last stitch (22)
Rnd 2: 1 inc, 8 sc, 3 inc, 8 sc, 2 inc (28)
Rnd 3: 1 sc, 1 inc, 8 sc, (1 sc, 1 inc) x 3, 8 sc, ( 1 sc, 1 inc) x 2 (34)
Rnd 4: 1 sc, 1 inc, 10 sc, 1 inc, (1 sc, 1 inc) x 3, 12 sc, 1 inc, 2 sc (40)
Rnd 5-9: sc around (40)
Rnd 10: (8 sc, 1 dec) x 4 (36)
Rnd 11-12: sc around (36)
Rnd 13: (4 sc, 1 dec) x 6 (30)
Rnd 14: sc around (30)
Rnd 15: (3 sc, 1 dec) x 6 (24)
Rnd 16: (2 sc, 1 dec) x 6 (18)
Rnd 17: (1 sc, 1 dec) x 6 (12)
Rnd 18: 6 dec (6)

Stuff firmly. Fasten off and hide the ends.

Body

With brown.

Rnd 1: 8 sc in magic ring (8)
Rnd 2-3: sc around (8)

Fasten off. Make the 2nd leg using the same pattern.

Rnd 4: with the 2nd leg on your hook 4 ch and join the 1st leg with a slip stitch. Now sc around the 1 st leg (8 sc) and work 1 sc in each stitch along the chain. THen 8 sc around the second leg and 4 sc along the chain again (24)
Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 inc) x 6 (30)
Rnd 6-9: sc around (30)

Change to lavender color.

Rnd 10: sc around (30)
Rnd 11: sc around in BLO (30)
Rnd 12: (3 sc, 1 dec) x 6 (24)
Rnd 13-14: sc around (24)
Rnd 15: (2 sc, 1 dec) x 6 (18)

Change back to brown color.

Rnd 16: sc around (18)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. We will now go on crocheting the dress. Join lavender yarn to the front loop of round 11 of the body. Work in FLO of this round.

Rnd 1: sc around in FLO (30)
Rnd 2: (4 sc, 1 inc) x 6 (36)
Rnd 3: (5dctog, 5 sc) x 6 (36)
Rnd 4-5: sc around (36)
Rnd 6: dc around (36)

Fasten off.

Arms x2

With brown color.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-3: sc around (6)

Change to lavender.

Rnd 4-8: sc around (6)

Stuff slightly and fasten off.

Antlers

With pink color.

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic ring (5)
Rnd 2-3: sc around (5)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Muzzle

WIth white color.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)
Rnd 3: sc around (12)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Ears x2

With white color.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: 1 sc, 1 inc, 2 hdc, 1 inc, 1 sc (8)

Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Assembly

  • Sew all parts together.
  • Stuff the muzzle slightly and sew it on between rounds 5-10 of the head.
  • With black yarn embroider the nose, eyes and mouth.
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