Rudolph The Reindeer ~ Guest Post
A fun easy to make in just less than 2 hours the cute reindeer with the red nose! Can be made a dishcloth, washcloth or a hot-pad!
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RUDOLPH THE REINDEER
Skill Level: Easy
- Medium worsted yarn (No 4) (I used Elle Charity Double Knit Pullskein)
- Approx 25 – 50 grams of Brown
- Small amounts of medium worsted yarn in white; red and beige
- Hooks 5, 50 mm
- Yarn Needle
SC – single crochet
HDC – half double crochet
SC2tog – single crochet two together
Gauge: Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect – if making more than one for an afghan or blanket; crocheting the same tension throughout will ensure squares are approx the same size.
Approx 9 x 9 inches when blocked
With Brown yarn CH 26
ROW 1: Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook; then work 1 SC into each CH until end (25 SC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); then work 1 HDC into each ST until end (25 HDC); TURN
ROW 3: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (25 SC); Note – change to white on the last SC worked; TURN
ROW 4/6/8/10/12/14/16/18: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); then work 1 HDC into each ST until end (25 HDC); TURN
Note – change to blue on the last SC worked on Row 18;
ROW 5/7/9/11/13/15/17: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (25 SC); TURN
ROW 19/21/23/25: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (25 SC); TURN
ROW 20/22/24: CH 2 (counts as 1 HDC); then work 1 HDC into each ST until end (25 HDC); TURN
ROW 26: CH 1; work 1 SC into each ST until end (25 SC). Fasten off and weave in ends.
With Brown yarn join into any corner and evenly work SC sts all around.
With Red yarn make a magic circle
RND 1: DO NOT SL ST into first SC – then continue working the round –you might want to use a stitch marker to help mark the start of your round; Work 6 SC into ring.
RND 2: Work 2 SC into each ST all around (12 SC)
RND 3: *Work 2 SC into next SC, then work 1 SC into next ST. Repeat from * all around (18 SC)
RND 4: *Work 2 SC into next SC, then work 1 SC into next 2 STS. Repeat from * all around (24 SC);
RND 5: *Work 2 SC into next SC, then work 1 SC into next 3 STS. Repeat from * all around (30 SC);
RND 6: Work into back-loops only; work 1 SC into each ST – 30 SC
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
With White yarn make a magic circle
Repeat instructions for nose for RND 1 to RND 3 then;
SL ST all around. Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing
Work 5 DC into 4th Ch (6 DC); TURN
ROW 2: CH 3; work 1 DC into same ST; then work 2 DC into each ST until end of row (12 DC); TURN
ROW 3: CH1; work 2 SC into first ST; then work 1 SC into next.
*Work 2 SC into next ST; then work 1 SC into next ST. Repeat from until end of row (18 SC).
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
Work 1 DC into 4th CH from hook; work 1 DC into next 8 CH;
CH 10; work 1 DC into 4th CH from hook; then work 1 DC into next 6 CH;
Work 2 DC over next DC; work 1 DC into remaining CH.
Fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.
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