Save the day with Rudolph the red – nosed reindeer ragdoll free crochet pattern

Save the day with Rudolph the red – nosed reindeer ragdoll free crochet pattern

SAVE THE DAY!

       It is Christmas and everyone knows Rudolph the red- nosed reindeer.The helper of Santa delivering the gifts.    The real story reveals us that Santa found Rudolph in reindeer village and take him to save the day. His big red nose helped delivering all the gifts because no one remember to leave lights on for him. We are adults but inside we wish still to believe in SANTA and the whole story for this magical house in North Pole. If you need a helper delivering your Christmas gifts then let’s start crocheting our little quite Rudolph the red- nosed reindeer to helps us finding the light!

Here is my version of Rudolph the red nose reindeer:

Materials needed :

  1. Paintbox Simply DK – brown – Coffee Bean (110)- feet
  2. Paintbox Simply DK – light caramel (108)- antlers, muzzle
  3. Paintbox Simply DK– light brown– Soft Fudge (109) – main body, head
  4. Paintbox Simply DK– green – grass green(129)- shirt
  5. Stylecraft Special DK– white- shirt
  6. Stylecraft Special DK– red – lipstick (1246)- pants
  7. Crochet hook size – 3,5mm – US crochet hook size – E
  8. Safety eyes – 12mm – black or you can use different color depends on you
  9. Poly fiber fill for stuffing
  10. Tapestry needle

Scissors

The doll is made of flat pieces that we will join with single crochet stitch later. Rudolph the reindeer doll is made of 15 pieces .

Tips and tricks of the patterns :

  1. Color changing – When you switch colors do it always before you finish your last st of the prev color yarn, Just change color before your last YO of prev st and YO with new color then pull through the hook with the new yarn . Here is example with colors – insert your hook into the last stitch of Colour A. Pull up a loop in Colour A. Then yarn over in Colour B to complete the stitch. Continue with Colour B until you need to switch again.
  2. When you change color make sure that you are dropping the yarn in the back of your panel if you wish you can put a stitch marker of the Right side of the panel or piece of string so you will never wonder which one is the correct side.
  3. Do not forget – Make ch 1 and  turn at the end of each row.

Let”s get starting :

Front body panel :

Start with brown color yarn .

Row 1: Ch 6, sc 5 ( 5 sts )

Row 2: inc, sc 3, inc ( 5 sts )

Row 3: sc across ( 7 sts )

Switch to light brown ( Soft Fudge ) color . Row 4-6 are worked in light brown.

Row 4: inc, sc 5, inc ( 9 sts  )

Row 5-6: sc across ( 9 sts )

Switch to red color yarn. Row 7- 22 are worked in red color yarn.

Row 7-11: sc across ( 9 sts )

Row 12: inc, sc 7, inc ( 11 sts )

Row 13-14: sc across ( 11 sts )

Tie off. Repeat the rows 1-14 but do not tie off. Now you will have two pieces that we will join together in next row as in the picture bellow:

In the next row we will join 2 legs of the front body panel .

Row 15: inc, sc 10 across 1st leg piece now continue on 3nd leg piece and make sc 10 across, inc in last st ( 24 )

Row 16-22: sc across ( 24 sts )

Switch to white color yarn. Row 23- 25 are worked in white.

Row 23-25: sc across ( 24 )

Switch to green color. Next 3 rows are worked in green.

Row 26-27: sc across ( 24 )

Row 28: dec, sc 20, dec ( 22 sts )

Switch to white color yarn. Next 3 rows are worked in white.

Row 29-30: sc across ( 22 sts )

Row 31: dec, sc 18, dec ( 20 sts )

Switch to green color yarn. Next 3 rows are worked in green.

Row 32: sc across ( 20 sts )

Row 33: dec, sc 16, dec ( 18 )

Row 34:  sc across ( 18 sts )

Switch to white color yarn. Next 3 rows are worked in white color.

Row 35: dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts )

Row 36: sc across ( 16 sts )

Row 37: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 )

Switch to green color yarn. Next 2 rows are worked in green color yarn.

Row 38: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )

Row 39: sc across ( 12 sts )

Switch to light brown ( Soft Fudge ) color yarn. Rows 40-61 are worked in light brown color yarn.

Now we will start the head..

Row 40: Ch 5, sc 4 along rem chs , sc 12 along prev row ( 16 sts )

Row 41: Ch 5, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in rem 3 chs, sc 14 along prev row, inc in last st ( 22 sts )

Row 42: inc, sc 20 , inc ( 24 sts )

Row 43: sc across ( 24 sts )

Row 44-53: sc across ( 24 sts )

Row 54: 2 dec, sc 16, 2 dec ( 20 sts )

Row 55: sc across ( 20 sts )

Row 56: dec, sc 16, dec ( 18 sts )

Row 57: sc across ( 18 sts )

Row 58: dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts )

Row 59: sc across ( 16 sts )

Row 60: dec, sc 12, dec ( 14 sts )

Row 61: dec, sc 10, dec ( 12 sts )

Hands : ( make 4 pieces )

Start with light brown ( Soft Fudge ) color yarn.

Row 1: Ch 4, sc 3 ( 3 sts )

Row 2: inc, sc 1, inc ( 5 sts )

Row 3-5: sc across ( 5 sts )

Switch to white color yarn

Row 6-8: sc across ( 5 sts )

Switch to green color yarn

Row 9-11: sc across ( 5 sts )

Switch to white color yarn

Row 12-14: sc across ( 5 sts )

Switch to green color yarn

Row 15: sc across ( 5 sts )

Row 16: dec, sc 1, dec ( 3 sts )

Tie off.

Muzzle :

Rd 1: Start with magic ring and make 6 sc into it. ( 6 sts )

Rd 2: make 2 sc in each st around ( 12 sts )

Rd 3: ( sc 1, inc ) rep 6 times ( 18 sts )

Rd 4 : ( sc 2, inc ) rep 6 times ( 24 sts )

Rd 5 : ( sc 3, inc ) rep 6 times ( 30 sts )

Rd 6 : sc across ( 30 sts )

Ears ( 4 pieces ): Make the ears with cappuccino color yarn .

Row 1: Ch 4, sc 3 ( 3 sts )

Row 2: inc, sc 1, inc ( 5 sts )

Row 3: inc, sc 3, inc ( 7 sts )

Row 4-7: sc across ( 7sts )

Row 8: dec, sc 3, dec ( 5 sts )

Row 9: sc across ( 5 sts )

Row 10: dec sc 1, dec ( 3 sts )

Row 11: sc across ( 3 sts )

Row 12: dec, sc1 ( 2 sts )

Row 13: dec  ( 1 st ) . End.

Antlers ( 4 pieces ) : Make with light brown

Row 1: Ch 4, sc 3 ( 3 sts )

Row 2-8: sc across ( 3 sts )

Row 9: ch 5, sc 4 along rem chs, sc 3 along prev row ( 7 sts )

Row 10: sc across ( 7 sts )

Row 11: Cut yarn .Insert the hook in 1st of row 10 and pull a loop, make 1 sc in same st, sc I next 2 sts

Row 12-14: sc across ( 3 sts )

When you join antlers be sure that you are joining the right side facing you. The antlers must be pointing different side . One must point right and one left side. It means you should turn the pieces when you join them.

White piece around eyes :

I used felt piece – just take a medium size ring or coin and make a circle onto white felt piece. Cut it make a little hole in the felt circle where you will put the eyes.

You can make crochet version too :

Start with magic ring and make 12 dc into it . do not pull the ring . First insert the safety eye and then pull to tied it around th eye and then join with sl.st in 1st st. I suggest you to use thicker yarn like sport weight or fingering for that piece so when you put the safety eye you will be sure that it won’t come out.

Insert the eyes in the 52nd  row leave 6sts space between eyes.

Assembling pieces together. It doesn’t matter where you will start assembling for .

It will be easier if you attach the small parts on the body and face first then join the 2 body panel together.

  1. First assembly hand pieces together 2 by 2. 2 pieces for each hand. Join the with sc st.
  2. Insert the eyes in the 52nd row leave 6sts space between eyes.
  3. Make red nose and black line for mouth onto the muzzle before sewing.
  4. Sew the muzzle in the middle bellow eyes.
  5. Sew the hands to the back panel.
  6. Sew the ears and antlers to head of back body panel .

Christmas is always special for children and for adults as well. Just 13 days left and if you are a last minute person like us and searching for unique gift for your friends, family or someone you love and want to make them happy this can be the best gift for them. It is not big, but the biggest happiness is in the small things right? The main character for all of us is Santa, and as I said Christmas without a Santa won’t have the real spirit of Christmas but if there is Mr. Santa there must definitely be Mrs. Santa as well. As my Mrs. Santa is preparing delicious cookies for Santa Claus you would like to make your own Granny Santa and here is the pattern. Enjoy and if you haven’t seen my Mr. an Mrs. Santa Claus pattern you can find them below.

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