Meet Rupert, a distant relative of Rudolph. He’s a crochet reindeer that feels like winter, with hot coco and chocolate chip cookies.
This time, my goal was to create an original crochet reindeer pattern, which also easily can be turned into a Rudolph red nosed reindeer. When I choose the colours for Rupert, I almost couldn’t wait to see the end result. And he turned out exactly as I hoped for, I absolutely love the colour combination. He looks so rustic and warm. Also, a dark red nose will look beautiful with these colours.
I wasn’t sure to give Rupert eyepatches, because reindeer have these light eyelids but adding big eye patches did’t feel right, so I decided to go for simple embroidered lines neatly around the eyes. They make him look just as enthousiastic as in the sketch.
The antlers were also something I worried a bit about when I was working on this crochet reindeer pattern, because they needed to be in balance with the rest of the head. I was afraid they would look too big. But that isn’t at all how it turned out, they look perfect. I know real reindeer have much larger antlers, but it has to look nice on a crochet doll.
Here are some more pictures of this cute and rustic reindeer amigurumi and below them you can find info about and links to buy the pattern. As I mentioned above, Rupert is Rudolphs cousin and not in Christmas spirits all year long, but I did made him a nice bell he can wear around Christmas.
Rupert is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool. It’s a lovely rustic and fuzzy yarn and is perfect for this crochet animal. Rupert is sitting 6.7 inch/ 17 cm tall. The crochet pattern for Rupert you can find in my shop at Ravelry, Etsy or order it here.
The pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble this animal, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own rustic reindeer. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings.
I hope Rupert meets up to your expectations, happy crocheting!