Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Rudolph the Reindeer - Christmas Ornament Pattern


Here in Slovenia we have a custom to set up the Christmas tree on the Christmas Eve. So, I still have some time to make Christmas ornaments :) Yesterday I finished Rudolph the reindeer ornament – my very first design :) - and since he turned out quite cute I wanted to share with you a free pattern. I hope you are going to like it.

HERE you can find the free pattern in a printer friendly format.



MATERIALS
·         Brown yarn for the head and ears.
·         Beige yarn for the antlers.
·         Red yarn for the nose.
·         2.00mm crochet hook
·         Yarn needle
·         Fiberfill
·         6mm safety eyes

       ABBREVIATIONS
·         Ch – chain
·         Sc – single crochet
·         Sts – stitches
·         Dec - decrease


Head

Use brown yarn. Work in spiral.
Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts)
Row 3: Sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. (14 sts)
Row 4: Sc in each sc around. (14 sts)
Row 5: Sc in each sc around. (14 sts)
Row 6: Sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. (16 sts)
Row 7: Sc in each sc around. (16 sts)
Row 8: Sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc. (18 sts)
Row 9: Sc in each sc around. (18 sts)
Row 10: Sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. (22 sts)
Row 11: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc. (24 sts)
Row 12: Sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 8 sc. (26 sts)
Row 13 – 15: Sc in each sc around. (26 sts)
Row 16: Sc in next 5 sc, dec 1, sc in next 12 sc, dec 1, sc in last 5 sc. (24 sts)

Place 6mm safety eyes. Begin stuffing head.

Row 17: Sc in next 6 sc, dec 1, sc in next 6 sc, dec 1, sc in next 6 sc, dec 1. (21 sts)
Row 18: Sc in next 2 sc, dec 1, sc in next 5 sc, dec 1, sc in next 5 sc, dec 1, sc in last 3 sc. (18 sts)
Row 19: *Dec 1, sc 1* repeat 6 times. (12 sts)
Row 20: *Dec 1* repeat 6 times. (6 sts)
Fasten off and weave in end.

Ears (make 2)

Use brown yarn. Work in spiral.
Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts)
Row 3: Sc in each sc around. (12 sts)
Fasten off and leave long end for sewing. Sew to head.


Nose

Use red yarn. Work in spiral.
Row 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sts)
Row 3 – 5: Sc in each sc around. (12 sts)
Begin stuffing nose.
Row 6: *Dec 1* repeat 6 times. (6 sts)
Fasten off and leave long end for sewing. Sew to head.

Antlers 1 (make 2)

Use beige yarn. Work in spiral.
Row 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5 sts)
Row 2 – 7: Sc in each sc around. (5 sts)
Begin stuffing antler.
Row 8: Sc in each sc around. (5 sts)
Fasten off and leave long end for sewing. Sew to head.

Antlers 2 (make 2)

Use beige yarn. Work in spiral.
Row 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in second ch from hook. (5 sts)
Row 2 – 3: Sc in each sc around. (5 sts)
Begin stuffing antler.

Row 4: Sc in next 3 sc. (3 sts)
Fasten off and leave long end for sewing. Sew to Alter 1.

FINISHING
Use a brown cord to make a loop on the Rudolph’s head. Tie the ends in a knot. You can hide a knot in Rudolph’s head.



Happy holidays!
Anja



9 comments:


  1. very cut ornament. Thank you for the free pat. loretta

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  2. I really like your Rudolf Christmas ornament! I hope it is okay that I translate the pattern to Dutch, because I am sure the Dutch crocheters will love your Rudolf as well. Ofcourse I will link back to your website!
    Thank you
    Lisa
    www.haakinformatie.nl

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  3. I really want to make this but row 10 is wrong. it's not adding up to 22 stitches.

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    1. I'm not 100% finished but I've worked up to row 13 and it doesn't look funky so here's my fix:
      I'm not finished but this is how I tried to fix it:
      Row 10: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc.

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  4. Very cute, but Row 10 of the head only makes 16 sc not 22......or am I missing something?

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    1. I wrote it out and counted and I got the same result but here's my fix:
      I'm not 100% finished but I've worked up to row 13 and it doesn't look funky so here's my fix:
      Row 10: 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc.

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    2. It just needs 1 extra repeat of the 4sc and increase.

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  5. R10:1SC, 2SC, 1SC in next 4, 2SC, 1SC in next 4, 2SC, 1SC in next 4,2sc,1SC

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