Named after one of my best crochet friends, Regina the Reindeer is a fun, easy amigurumi pattern for those who want to start making amigurumi! Christmas is right around the corner, and it’s time to start making all those lovely decorations and gifts, which reminds me, I need to start on my gifts! I love making Squishimos for stocking stuffers, and the Under the Sea amigurumi are always a good gift choice! This reindeer free crochet pattern is also a good choice, especially if you’re new to crochet!d
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Regina appears to be a majestic, unsociable (but beautiful) creature at first glance, but once you get talking to her you realize she’s one of the funniest, nicest animals in the woodland!
Regina is the queen of the woods, and holds court for the other creatures each week, and is very fair.
No one dares to cross her, as when she’s upset she can be quite fierce! Being bigger than most of the other creatures and having sharp antlers to throw baddies with definitely helps ramp up the fear factor!Woodland Amigurumi eBook #2
She only takes a couple of hours to make and is very simple. I designed Regina for the Woodland Amigurumi Book #2! It’s unreleased, but I’ll edit this post when it is. The first ebook is available though, and you can check it out here: Woodland Amigurumi eBook #1
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Now, let’s get on to the free pattern!
Regina the Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern
Abbreviations and Stitch Library:
Sl St: slip stitch- insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through both loops on hook.
Sc: single crochet- YT Tutorial
Sc2tog: single crochet decrease – [Insert hook in next st, yo, pull up loop] twice, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Hdc: half double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc: double crochet- YT Tutorial
Dc2tog: double crochet two together- YT Tutorial
Dtr or Quad: double-treble crochet or quadruple crochet- YT Tutorial
FPDC and BPDC: Front post double crochet and back post double crochet- YT Tutorial (video is for triple crochet, but same technique applies.)
FPTC and BPTC: front post triple crochet and back post triple crochet- YT Tutorial
RSM: running stitch marker – YT Tutorial
Magic Ring: YT Tutorial
Join: Pull hook out of working loop, and insert back to front through both loops of 1st st. Insert hook back into working loop, and pull loop through st
[..]: Repeat text between brackets as many times as stated.
Inc: increase – 2 sts worked in the same st
- 80 yards of Bernat Blanket Yarn #6 super bulky 300g/10.5 oz in Sonoma and a scrap of Taupe.
- Size K/10½/6.5mm. crochet hook or size you need to obtain gauge.
- Polyester Stuffing
- Yarn/Tapestry needle
- 2-12mm. safety eyes
- 1-8mm. safety eye
With suggested yarn and hook: 13 sc by 12 rows= 4″x4″
- Stitch counts are listed in parentheses at the end of each round/row.
- Regina is made in several pieces: Body top and bottom; antlers and nose.
- Chains are not counted as stitches.
Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in magic ring, RSM. (8 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM. (16 sts)
Rnd 3: [Sc inc, sc] x 8, RSM. (24 sts)
Rnd 4: [Sc inc, sc 2] x 8, RSM. (32 sts)
Rnd 5: [Sc inc, sc 3] x 8, RSM. (40 sts)
Rnds 6-17: Sc in each st around, RSM. (40 sts)
Sl st in first st, ch 1, and fasten off.
Repeat rnds 1-5 of Top, sl st in first st, ch 1, and fasten off.
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in magic ring, RSM. (5 sts)
Rnd 2: Sc inc in each st around, RSM. (10 sts)
Change to Sonoma
Rnd 3: Sc2tog x 5, sl st in first st, ch 1, and fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. (5 sts)
FSC: Foundation Single Crochet – Video Tutorial
FSC 7, turn, sl st in next 3 sts, insert hook into next st and work 3 FSC, sl st in bottoms of the 3 sts just worked and first 4 FSC. Ch 1, and fasten off leaving long tail for sewing.
Place safety eyes between rnds 8 and 9, centered and 4 sts apart as shown.
Place 8mm. safety eye in the center of the nose, then sew it to the body below the eyes.
Whipstitch body bottom to top, stuffing as you go.
Weave in all ends.
You can use a stiffening agent on the antlers if you so choose!
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Christmas Amigurumi Email Hop
Hey friend! If you’re here for the Christmas Amigurumi Email Hop hosted by Anvi’s Granny, then you’re in the right place! Just click the link below, and you’ll be taken to Joy’s page! Just sign up on her page, and you’ll get the secret link to download my pattern for free! Enjoy!
FYI, my day is November 21st, and my pattern won’t be available until then!