Rudolph the red nose Reindeer ragdoll-free pattern

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Everyone knows Rudolph, the red-nose reindeer. The helper of Santa delivering the gifts. The real story reveals that Santa found Rudolph in the reindeer village and took him to save the day. He is the 4th one of our Christmas ragdoll collection.

His big red nose helped deliver all the gifts because no one remembered leaving lights on for him. We are adults, but inside, we still wish to believe in SANTA and the whole story for this magical house in the North Pole. If you need a helper delivering your Christmas gifts, then let’s start crocheting our little quiet Rudolph, the red-nose reindeer, to help us find the light!

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Rudloph the red -nose reindeer ragdoll pattern

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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 follow the instructions for the crochet ones.
  9. Poly fiber fill for stuffing
  10. Tapestry needle
  11. Scissors

Final measurements in height:
Mrs. Santa – 39 cm
Mr. Santa – 35 cm
Reindeer – 41 cm with the horns
Elf – 41 cm
Gingerbread cookies – 31 cm each

Special stitches :
sc2tog- insert your hook in the indicated stitch, YO, pull through ( 2 loops on the hook ), insert your hook in the next st, YO, pull through ( 3 loops on the hook ), YO, pull through all the loops.

dc3tog- YO, insert your hook in the indicated stitch, YO, pull through, ( 3 loops on the hook ), YO, pull through the first 2 loops ( 2 loops on the hook ), * YO, insert your hook in the same stitch, YO, pull through ( 4 loops on the hook ), YO, pull through the first 2 loops, ( 3 loops on the hook ) * rep 1 more time ending with 4 loops on the hook, YO pull through all the loops.

Abbreviations:
dec= sc2tog
sc2tog- single crochet 2 together
sc- single crochet
st(s) stitch(es)
dec- decrease
inc- increase

or ** repeat whatever follows the * or **
inc= make 2 single crochet to the same
stitch
prev- previous
YO- yarn over
Rnd- round
dc- double crochet
sk- skip
ch(s)- chain(s)
MR- magic ring
sl.st- slip stitch
sl. knot- slip knot
dc3tog- double crochet 3 together
rem- remaining

Color Legend :
R – red color
CR- cream color
W – white color
B- brown

Joining all the pieces :
When you join two body panels, make sure that the right side of the front panel is facing you while you are crocheting with a single crochet stitch around . As you crochet along the outside, you will need to switch colors where appropriate.
Stuffing – Stuff the toy when you crochet along. When you go around the leg with sc, fill it.

The dolls are made of flat pieces that we will join with a single crochet stitch later. The dolls are made of 6 panels – 2 for body and 4 for hands.

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 an example with colors – insert your hook into the last stitch of Color A. Pull up a loop in Color A. Then yarn over in Color B to complete the stitch. Continue with Color B until you need to switch again. 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 on the Right Side of the panel or piece of string, so you will never wonder which one is the correct side.
Incorporating different colors – You can use the fair isle crochet technique when changing colors or pulling them from the back without cutting the yarn. Be sure that you keep the yarn at the backside of the panel. When we make the head, we will need to work on different color stitches of some rows in the pattern. The whole design is made using a single crochet stitch, so when we incorporate different colors, the stitches will be indicated with the letter of the color.

For example – “ 6W, 12CR, 6W ” – means that you should crochet the first 6 stitches with White color, the next 12 with Cream color, and the last 6 stitches with White color. When it says “ decW,” – it means you should decrease with white color yarn.

Do not forget – Make ch 1 and turn at the end of each row. For each doll, first, we will crochet both legs for each panel, and after that, we will join them and continue to crochet the body and the face.

Front/back body panel :
Start with dark 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 brown 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. 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 2nd 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 cream color yarn.

Now we will start the head.
Row 40: ch2, sc 1, sc 12 along with prev row ( 13 sts )
Row 41: Ch 2, inc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 12 along prev row, inc in last st ( 16 sts )
Row 42: inc, sc 14, inc ( 18 sts )
Row 43: sc across ( 18 sts )
Row 44: inc, sc 16, inc ( 20 sts )
Row 45: sc across ( 20 sts )
Row 46: inc, sc 18, inc ( 22 sts )
Row 47: inc, sc 20, inc ( 24 sts )
Row 48-50: sc across ( 24 sts )
Now we will start to form the muzzle and incorporate 2 colors. Find the corresponding color on the color legend HERE
Row 51: 11CR, 2B, 11CR ( 24 sts )
Row 52: 10CR, 4B, 10CR ( 24 sts )
Row 53: 9CR , 6B, 9CR ( 24 sts )
Row 54: decCR, 6CR, 8B, 6CR, decCR ( 22 sts )
Row 55: 6CR, 10B, 6CR( 22 sts )
Row 56: decCR, 3CR, 12B, 3CR decCR ( 20 sts )
Row 57: 3CR, 14B, 3CR, ( 20 sts )
Row 58: decCR, 16B, decCR ( 18 sts )
Row 59: 1CR, 16B, 1CR, ( 18 sts )
Switch to brown color. Rows 60-63 are worked in brown color yarn.
Row 60: dec, sc 14, dec ( 16 sts )
Row 61: dec 2, sc 8, dec 2 ( 12 sts )
Row 62: dec 2, sc 4, dec 2 ( 8 sts )
Row 63: dec, sc 4, dec ( 4 sts )


Hands : ( make 4 pieces )
Start with brown 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.

Nose : with red color yarn
Rnd 1: Start with a magic ring and
make 6 sc into it. ( 6 sts )
Rnd 2: * sc 1, inc * rep 3 times ( 9 sts )
Rnd 3-4 : sc across ( 30 sts )


Eyes : Make 2 pieces with black color yarn
Start with magic ring and make 6 sc into it. Switch to white color and make 1 sc in next st, ( hdc,dc,hdc all in next st), 1 sc in next st. Fasten off.


Ears ( 4 pieces ): with cream color yarn
Row 1: Ch 4, sc 3 ( 3 sts )
Row 2: inc, sc 1, inc ( 5 sts )
Row 3-6: sc across ( 5sts )
Row 7: dec sc 1, dec ( 3 sts )
Row 8: sc across ( 3 sts )
Row 9: dec, sc1 ( 2 sts )
Row 10: dec ( 1 st ) . End.
Take the brown color yarn and make sc around each of the ears. And for joining again use brown color yarn.


Antlers ( 4 pieces ) : Make with dark 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 point to opposite sides. One must point right and one left side. It means you should turn the pieces when you join them.


Scarf: with red color yarn
Row 1: Ch6, sc in second ch from hook, sc across. ( 5 sts )

Row 2: sc across ( 5 sts )
Repeat row 2 till you get enough length to tie the scarf around the reindeer’s neck.


Joining all pieces together
1. First assembly hand pieces together 2 by 2. 2 pieces for each hand.
2. Sew the nose right under the 1st row where we started to form the muzzle.
3. Sew the eyes on both sides of the nose, leaving 4 sts in between
4. With needle and cream color make lines to finish the muzzle.

5. Make the mouth using a tapestry needle.
6. After you join the body, sew the ears and antlers to the head of the back body panel.

1. The Mr. Santa Claus ragdoll / 2. Mrs. Santa Claus ragdoll / 3. Jingle the Elf ragdoll
4. Rudolph the Reindeer ragdoll / 5. Gingerbread cookie with bow / 6. Gingerbread cookie with frosting

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