FREE Reindeer Bauble Knitting Pattern

Free Reindeer bauble knitting pattern

Yarn : Oddments of double knitting light brown, dark brown, red and black.  Small amount of toy stuffing.
Needles : 3mm single pointed needles
Abbreviations : k – knit, p – purl, st – stitch, st-st – stocking stitch (k1row, p1row),  tog – together, inc—increase by knitting into the front and back of the stitch. 
Tension : 26sts x 33rows = 10cm x 10cm in stocking stitch
Dimensions :  Approx. 7cm wide

It is possible to substitute yarn and needles for similar ones if all materials aren’t available.

Bauble—Make 1
With light brown, cast on 8 sts
Purl 1 row
next: increase into every stitch (16 sts)
Purl 1 row
next: (k1, inc1) to end (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
next: (k2, inc1) to end (32 sts)
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Change to dark brown, st-st 12 rows
Next: (k2, k2tog) to end (24 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k1, k2tog) to end (16 sts)
Purl 1 row
Next: (k2tog) to end (8 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends of the bauble.  Add stuffing and seal.  The seam is at the centre back.

Nose—Make 1
With red, cast on cast on 7 sts
Purl 1 row
Next: increase into every stitch (14 sts)
Stocking stitch 3 rows
Next: knit 2 together to end (7 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Sew down the row ends, then fold flat with the bound off stitches in the centre front.   Attach nose to the centre of the reindeer’s face.  Sew a smile in black under the nose and two eyes in black 2 sts apart above the nose.

Ears—make 2
With dark brown, cast on 5 sts
knit 3 rows
Next: k2tog, k1, k2tog (3 sts)
knit 1 row
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Catch the bottom of the ear together so it is folded in half.  Attach ear to the top of the reindeer head slightly forward of the centre leaving room for the antlers.

Antlers—Make 2
With light brown, cast on 10 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Next: knit 5, turn and work with these 5 sts only
starting with a purl row, st-st 7 rows
Next: k2tog, k1, k2tog (3 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight
Reattach yarn to remaining stitches and st-st 4 rows
Next: k2tog, k1, k2tog (3 sts)
Draw thread through the remaining stitches and pull tight

Fold the antlers so there is a long and a short antler.   Sew down the row ends.  Attach to the top of the bauble, one at each side.

Add a loop of yarn to the top centre of the head so it can be hung.

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