Lux the Reindeer

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Lux The Reindeer

 

Notes:

  • This pattern was made with all of Jo-Anns “Big Twist” yarn, but any worsted weight yarn will work!

  • ****This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

  • She stands 6.5 inches tall!

  • When it comes to the lights on his antlers, feel free to choose any color variation for them!

  • Can be assembled in any order you see fit.

 

Terminology:

Ch Chain

St Stitch

sc Single crochet

Inc Increase, 2 sc in the same space

Dec Decrease, single crochet 2 together



You will need:

US 4 mm hook (any size will be okay, but this is what the picture is made in. Size of hooks determine the size!)

Brown Yarn

White Yarn

Beige Yarn

Dark brown or black yarn

Red Yarn

Pink Yarn

Yarn needle for sewing

Stitch marker

Fiberfill for stuffing

Two 12mm safety eyes

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Head/Body:

(Begin in brown)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] x 6 (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, Inc] around (18)

Rnd 4: [Sc 2, Inc] around (24)

Rnd 5: [Sc 3, Inc] around (30)

Rnd 6: [Sc 4, Inc] around (36)

Rnd 7: [Sc 5, Inc] around (42)

Rnd 8-14: Sc around (42)

(This is where the eyes are in the picture above; They can always be placed where you feel they will look best!)

*Begin stuffing head firmly*

Rnd 15: [Sc 5, Dec] around (36)

Rnd 16: [Sc 4, Dec] around (30)*Place eyes in row 11, 8 stitches apart*

Rnd 17: [Sc 3, Dec] around (24)

Rnd 18: [Sc 2, Dec] around (18)

Rnd 19: [Inc] around in Front Loop only (36) Begin stuffing head firmly

Rnd 20-24: Sc around (36)

Rnd 25: [Sc 4, Dec] around (30)

Rnd 26: [Sc 3, Dec] around (24)

*You can stuff the body now or wait till the end. Don’t stuff the body as firmly as the head. Let the body be a little squishy so it can sit!**

Rnd 27: [Sc 2, Dec] around (18)

Rnd 24: [Sc, Dec] around (12)

Finish off and leave tail to close hole

 

Arms (Make 2)

(Begin in Dark Brown)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] x 6 (12)

Rnd 3: Switch to lighter brown, Sc around (12)

Rnd 4:  Sc around (12)

Finish off and leave long enough tail to attach

 

Legs (Make 2)

(Begin in  Dark brown)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] x 6 (12)

Rnd 3: Sc around (12)

Rnd 4-5: Switch to brown, Sc around (12)

Finish off and leave long enough tail to attach

 

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Antlers (Make 2)

(Begin in white)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Sc, Inc] around (9)

Rnd 3-8: Sc around

Finish off and leave tail for sewing

 

Tiny Antlers (Make 2)

(Begin in white)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Sc, Inc] around (9)

Rnd 3-4: Sc around

finish off and leave tail for sewing
 

Tail (Begin in Brown)

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] around (12)

Rnd 3-4: around (12)

Finish off and leave tail for sewing

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Ears (Make 2)

Rnd 1: 3 Sc into Magic Ring (3)

Rnd 2: [Inc] around (6)

Rnd 3: [Sc, Inc] around (9)

Rnd 4: [Sc 2, Inc] around (12)

Rnd 5-6: Sc around (12)

Finish off and leave tail for sewing

*Attachment: When attaching to the top of the head, pinch the ears slightly!**


 

Snout

(Begin in beige)

Chain 4

Rnd 1: Sc in second chain from hook, and sc next 2 stitches (3)

Rnd 2: Work 2 more sc into the last sc you just did. (There will be 3 in that last stitch)

Rnd 3: By rotating this, work in the next 2 on the other side. (8)

*Next round*

Rnd 4: 2 sc in the first stitch of previous round, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in the next 3 stitches, sc in next, 2 sc in the next 2 stitches (14)

Finish off and leave tail for sewing.

 

****Making an oval can be confusing and many people struggle with it, including me at first! Here is a link to a talented crocheter, Mohu, who uses great visuals to explain how to do ovals! This is how this one is done and I’ve been doing mine ever since! You can find it here.

 

Red Nose

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Sc, inc] around (9)

Finish off and leave tail for sewing

 

Tummy

Rnd 1: 6 Single crochet in Magic Ring (6)

Rnd 2: [Inc] x 6 (12)

Rnd 3: [Sc, Inc] around (18)

Rnd 4: [Sc 2, Inc] around (24)

Finish off and leave tail for sewing



 

Christmas lights

The Christmas lights are not attached to the antlers directly, I thought it would be nice to be able to take them on and off! These are quite simple to make.

For each little “light”, they are made by doing 4 Sc into a magic ring, and sl st back into the first sc. Finish off. Now, with the black yarn, just pull through all of them! They will be able to slide so you can adjust them how you please. Done! Choose any colors you would like to have shining bright on her antlers :)

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