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Sheep and Reindeer Ornaments Free Crochet Pattern

Updated: Nov 20, 2023



Happy Tuesday my crafty fellow crocheters!

Are you all ready for a super cute crochet project?


I had so much fun designing these two adorable ornaments!

The body of the sheep and the reindeer are worked with puff stitches to give a nice and neat look and texture.


...and did you notice what the reindeer's legs and antler are made of? Little pieces of wood! I think the result is just too fun!

 

This project is worked with 24/7 DK yarn by Lion Brand!

100% cotton yarn with a lovely sheen and drape, making it perfect for year-round garments, shawls, home décor, bath and kitchen accessories, and baby items.

 


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Here is the FREE Crochet Pattern!


BEGINNER


SIZE

About 3.5 in. tall (9 cm)


MATERIALS

• LION BRAND® 24/7 COTTON® DK YARN® (Art. # 769)

#305Y Star 1 ball (A)

#300AB Truffle 1 ball (B)


OTHER MATERIALS

Crochet Hook Sizes: F (3.75 mm)

Black Embroidery Floss

Yarn Needle

Poly Stuffing

4 Straight Branches pieces

2 Branches tips


GAUGE

4 ps + 3 ps rows = about 1 in. (2.5 cm)


ABBREVIATIONS

beg = begin(ninig)

ch = chain

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

ps = puff stitch

sl st = slip stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)



Puff Stitch (ps): Yarn over and insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop. You do that a total of five times. Once you have 11 loops on your hook, you are going to yarn over and pull through all 11 loops.


 

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BODY

With A or B make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 7 ps in ring.

Rnd 2: 2 ps in each st around – 14 ps.

Rnd 3: ps in next st, 2 ps in next st; rep from around – 21 ps.

Rnd 4: ps in next 2 sts, 2 ps in next st; rep from around – 28 ps.

Rnd 5: 1 ps in each st around – 28 ps.

Rnd 6: ps in next 3 sts, 2 ps in next st; rep from around – 35 ps.

Rnds 7 - 11: 1 ps in each st around – 35 ps.

Rnd 12: ps in next 3 sts, sk 1 st, ps in the next st; rep from around – 28 ps.

Rnd 13: 1 ps in each st around – 28 ps.

Begin stuffing and continue until piece is complete.

Rnd 14: ps in next 2 sts, sk 1 st, ps in the next st; rep from around – 21 ps.

Rnd 15: ps in next 1 sts, sk 1 st, puff in the next st; rep from around – 14 ps.

Rnd 16: sk 1 st, ps in next 1 sts; rep from around – 7 ps.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through top of sts of last rnd. Pull tail to close opening and knot securely.



Head

With A or B make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 8 sc in ring.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 16 sc.

Rnd 3: sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from around – 24 sc.

Rnds 4 - 6: 1 sc in each st around – 24 sc.

Rnd 7: sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog; rep from around – 20 sc.

Rnd 8: sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog; rep from around – 16 sc.

Rnd 9: 1 sc in each st around – 16 sc.

Rnd 10: sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog; rep from around – 12 sc.

Row 11: Flatten last rnd and crochet through both layers, 1 sc in next 6 sts – 6 sc.

Fasten off and weave in end.



EARS (make two)

With A or B

Row 1: Ch 5, 1 sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in next 2 chs, 5 hdc in next ch; keep working on opposite side of foundation chain,1 sc in next 2 chs, 1 sl st in next ch – 11 sts.

Fasten off and leave a strand of yarn.



LEGS (make four)

With A make a magic ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring.

Rnds 2 - 6: 1 sc in each st around – 6 sc.

Fasten off and leave a strand of yarn.



TAIL

With A or B

Row 1: Ch 5, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in next 3 chs – 4 sc.

Fasten off and leave a strand of yarn.



FINISHING


With A or B sew last Row of Head to Body, between Rnds 3 and 4.

With black floss embroider Eyes between Rnds 8 and 10 of Head, 3 sts long.

With black floss embroider Nose between Rnds 1 and 5 of Head.

With A or B sew the Ears to last Row of Head.

With A sew the Legs to bottom of Sheep’s Body (front legs between rnds 5 and 7; back legs between rnds 10 and 12).

With A or B sew the Tail to back of Body.

Insert branches into bottom of the Reindeer’s Body to create Legs

Insert branches tips into upper side of Reindeer’s Head to create Antlers.

Weave in ends.





I can't wait to see your version of my SHEEP AND REINDEER ORNAMENTS! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook!


Elisa

 

This pattern is an original pattern by Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet.  Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me, Elisa Sartori of Elisa's Crochet. Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you!


 

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