Free Rudolph the Reindeer Ornament Amigurumi Pattern

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Not gonna lie, I am one of those people who start to decorate for Christmas on November 1st. I love Christmas! I love giving gifts, warm fuzzy textures in blankets and sweaters, hot drinks, holiday foods, Christmas music, and of course, decorating my home… basically, I love everything about this time of the year. 

This Reindeer ornament pattern, like the Christmas Pudding, is an updated version of an old pattern I wrote when when I first started writing patterns. Back then, I wrote all of my patterns in the back of my bullet journal by hand. Because I was so new at pattern writing, it was a lot of trial and error.

Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Ornament Crochet Pattern

As you can tell from the photo above, the newer versions of the Reindeer look a lot more similar to my sketched vision. 

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Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Pinterest

I used the Knitpicks Shine Sport yarn for this ornament because I love how smooth it crochets up. The yarn also looks slightly glossy, which makes the ornaments look a little bit more polished.

The difficulty level of this pattern is Easy and this pattern is written in US crochet terminology.

 

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*Please note that the patterns are worked in continuous rounds unless otherwise stated.

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TERMINOLOGY

st(s): stitch(es)
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
inc: two single crochet in one stitch
dec: invisible decrease, single crochet two stitches together through the front loops only
BLO: crochet only in the back loops (loop away from you) of each stitch
(…) x #: repeat anything in the parenthesis however many times the number indicates
[#]: total number of stitches for that row
#sc: one sc in the following # stitches

THINGS YOU NEED

  • Knitpicks Shine Sport Yarn in Coffee, Willow, and Serrano (optional: Cosmopolitan) 
  • 3.0mm Crochet Hook
  • 6mm Safety Eyes with Matching Backings
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Locking Stitch Markers
  • Pins
  • Polyfil Stuffing or Scrap Yarn
  • White Yarn for hanging the ornament

Head

Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 1
Insert eyes between rounds 8 & 9, making sure to leave sts between the eyes. Snap the backing in.

with Willow yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4 (2sc, inc) x 6 [24]
5 (3sc, inc) x 6 [30]
6-7 sc in all sts [30]
8 (4sc, inc) x 6 [36]
9-10 sc in all sts [36]
11 (5sc, inc) x 6 [42]
12-13 sc in all sts [42]
14 (5sc, dec) x 6 [36]
15 sc in all sts [36]
16 (4sc, dec) x 6 [30]
17 (3sc, dec) x 6 [24]
18 (2sc, dec) x 6 [18]
19 (sc, dec) x 6 [12]

Fasten off, stuff fully, close hole and weave tail in.

Snout

Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 2

with Willow yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 (sc, inc) x 6 [18]
4-5 sc in all sts [18]

Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Ears

Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 3

Make 2
with Willow yarn

1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2 (sc, inc) x 2 [6]
3 (sc, inc) x 3 [9]
4-5 sc in all sts [9]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Long Antler

Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 4

Make 2
with Coffee yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2-8 sc in all sts [6]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.

Short Antler

Make 2
with Coffee yarn

1 4sc in magic circle [4]
2-5 sc in all sts [4]

Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.



Arms

Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 5

Make 2
starting with Coffee yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (sc, inc) x 3 [9]
3 sc in all sts [9]

switch to Willow yarn

4-5 sc in all sts [9]
6 (sc, dec) x 3 [6]
7-10 sc in all sts [6]

Fasten off, stuff lightly, and leave a tail for sewing.

Legs

Make 2
starting with Coffee yarn

1 6sc in magic circle [6]
2 (inc) x 6 [12]
3 BLO, sc in all sts [12]

switch to Willow yarn

4-5 sc in all sts [12]
6 (5sc, inc) x 2 [14]

Fasten the first one off, do not fasten off the 2nd leg. You will be attaching the 2nd leg to the first leg in the next part.

 

Body

Continuing from the 2nd leg

Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 6

1 Ch 1, join to the 1st leg with a sl st, sc into the st you sl st into (see photo below), 13sc around the 1st leg, sc into one side of the ch, 14sc around the 2nd leg, sc in the other side of the ch [30]
2 sc in all sts [30]
3 7sc, inc, 13sc, inc, 8sc [32]
4 inc, 30sc, inc [34]
5-6 sc in all sts [34]
7 10sc, dec, 12sc, dec, 8sc [32]
8 (6sc, dec) x 4 [28]
9 sc in all sts [28]
10 10sc, dec, 8sc, dec, 6sc [26]
11 (dec) x 2, 22sc [24]

Fasten off, stuff fully, and leave a long tail for sewing.



Assembly

  • Pin the snout onto the centre of the face, one row below the eyes, and sew in place. Make sure to lightly stuff the snout before completely sewing it shut.
  • Sew the Short Antler onto the middle of the Long Antler.
  • Sew the bottom opening of the ears shut.
  • Fold the ear vertically in half and sew the bottom to keep the fold.
  • Pin the ears and the antlers onto the top of the head to gauge your placement. Sew each piece in place. My ears were 5 rows from the centre and the antlers were one st apart on the top of the head. I pinned the antlers a little bit behind the ears.  
Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 12


  • Sew the arms onto the side of the body. To make sure the position is the same on both sides, you can look down from the top of the body to determine where to sew your arms onto.
  • Pin the body onto the head to position and sew into place.
Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Step 13
  • Embroider a large nose onto the top part of the snout with Serrano yarn.
  • Optional: Embroider two lines on the cheeks with Cosmopolitan yarn for blush.
  • If you want to make this Reindeer into an ornament, string a piece of yarn through the top and tie off to create a loop.
Free Rudolph Reindeer Amigurumi Christmas Ornament Crochet Pattern Finished

You have just completed your Rudolph the Reindeer ornament! These will make great gifts for friends and family! Handmade ornaments are one of my favourite things to receive as gifts during Christmas! 


Please leave me a comment down below (or contact me) if you have any questions about this pattern. I would also love to see your creation so don’t forget to tag me (@olliehollycrochet) on Instagram or use the #olliehollycrochet! Please let me know in the comments what you would like to see next!

If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please contact me and let me know! I do my best to catch my mistakes when I edit my patterns but I sometimes miss the little things.

You may sell products made from this pattern in small quantities but please clearly credit the design to me, Abby Sy of Ollie + Holly and provide a link to my blog www.OllieHolly.com.  Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind.  Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

3 thoughts on “Free Rudolph the Reindeer Ornament Amigurumi Pattern

  1. Sally Caldwell says:

    With his red nose glowing he’ll be going to deliver good cheer to all.Aside From gifts and celebrations,we can’t miss the King of all the nations whose birth is the reason we pause and pray this delightful Christmas day!!

  2. Betty says:

    I love your site. and I want to thank you for sharing your precious patterns. I have made the cat nurse, the bat for my granddaughter and 2 of the cups. but I made them to look like they had coffee in them, for my son and his fiancée. and I am going to make the reindeer. I have just recently started crocheting again after 40 some years. I am 76 now and you have brought a lot of joy into my life.
    thank you again

    • Abby says:

      Hi Betty,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this lovely comment. You’ve made my day 🙂

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying my patterns!

      Abby

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