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Rudolf by DROPS Design
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Crochet DROPS Christmas reindeer in ”Safran”.
DROPS Extra 0-858
DROPS design: Pattern no e-193
Yarn group A
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Measurements: approx. height 14 cm / 5½''

Materials: DROPS SAFRAN from Garnstudio
50 g color no 21, beige
And use:
Some left-over yarn color no 52, dark brown
Some left-over yarn color no 16, black
Some left-over yarn color no 18, off white
Some left-over yarn color no 19, red

DROPS CROCHET HOOK size 3 mm / C - or size needed to get 24 sc = width 10 cm / 4''.

ACCESSORIES: Some poly stuffing for filling

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  • DROPS SAFRAN UNI COLOUR (50g)
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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inch - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
MAGIC CIRCLE:
When piece is worked in the round, start with this technique to avoid holes in the middle (instead of ch-ring): Hold the yarn end and wind the yarn one time around the index finger to make a loop.
Hold the loop with left thumb and middle finger, place the yarn over left index finger. Insert hook through the loop, make a YO and pull yarn through loop, ch 1, then work sc around the loop.
When the desired no of sc have been reached, pull the yarn end to tighten the loop.
Fasten the yarn end at the back. Continue to work in the round in a circle.

WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE:
After last sc on the round, continue to next round with 1 sc in next sc (= first sc from previous round). NOTE: Insert a marker at the beg of round between last sc and first sc on the round, move the marker upwards.

WORKING 2 SC TOG:
* Insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-* one more time, make a YO and pull yarn through all 3 sts on hook.

WORKING 3 SC TOG:
* Insert hook in next st, get yarn *, repeat from *-* 2 times, make a YO and pull yarn through all 4 sts on hook.

COLOR CHANGE - SC:
To get a nice color change work last sc on round as follows: Insert hook in last st, get yarn, make a YO with the new color and pull it through both sts on hook. Continue on to next round with the new color.
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HEAD:
Worked in the round in a circle with beige on hook size 3 mm / C.
Start at the bottom of head by making a MAGIC CIRCLE - Read explanation above.
ROUND 1: Work 8 sc in the magic circle. Read WORK IN THE ROUND IN A CIRCLE above.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 16 sc.
ROUND 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 24 sc.
ROUND 4: * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 32 sc.
ROUND 5: Work 1 sc in every sc = 32 sc.
ROUND 6: * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 40 sc.
ROUND 7: Work 1 sc in every sc = 40 sc.
ROUND 8: * 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 48 sc.
ROUND 9-15: Work 1 sc in every sc = 48 sc on the round.
ROUND 16: * 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog * - Read explanation above, repeat from *-* the entire round = 40 sc.
ROUND 17-18: Work 1 sc in every sc = 40 sc on the round.
ROUND 19: * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 32 sc.
ROUND 20-21: Work 1 sc in every sc = 32 sc on the round.
ROUND 22: * 1 sc in each of the next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 36 sc.
ROUND 23-26: Work 1 sc in every sc = 36 sc on the round.
ROUND 27: * 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 30 sc.
ROUND 28: Work 1 sc in every sc = 30 sc.
ROUND 29: * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the rest of the round = 24 sc.
ROUND 30: Work 1 sc in every sc = 24 sc.
ROUND 31: * 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 18 sc.
ROUND 32: Work 1 sc in every sc = 18 sc.
ROUND 33: * 1 sc in next sc, then work the next 2 sc tog *, repeat from *-* the entire round = 12 sc. Fill the head with some poly stuffing.
ROUND 34: Work all sc tog 2 by 2 = 6 sc.
Cut the yarn and baste it up and down the last sts, pull tog and fasten.


EAR:
Worked back and forth. Beg at the tip of the ear, ch 6 with beige, then 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in every ch = 5 sc. Work 3 more rows with 1 sc in every sc (beg every row with 1 ch). Work next row as follows: ch 1, work the first 2 sc tog, 1 sc, work the last 2 sc tog = 3 sc.
On next row work the 3 sc tog - Read explanation above, cut the yarn and keep 30 cm / 12'' for assembly.
Work another ear the same way.

ANTLERS:
Worked in the round in a circle. Beg at the top of the antler, ch 6 with brown.
Work 1 sc in 1st ch worked, 1 sc in every ch = 6 sc. Then work 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 2½ cm / 1''.
Then work as follows: * ch 2, skip the next 2 sc (= opening for branch), continue with 1 sc in every sc, on next round work 1 sc in each of the 2 ch *.
Then inc 1 sc on next round = 7 sc on round.
Continue with 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 5 cm / 2'', then repeat from *-* 1 more time (ch 2 on the other side of the antler).
Then inc 1 sc on next round = 8 sc on round.
Then work 1 sc in every sc until piece measures approx. 6½ cm / 2½"'' in total.
Cut the yarn and keep 30 cm / 12'' for assembly.
Work around the upper opening as follows:
Work 6 sc around the entire opening, continue with 1 sc in every sc until branch measures approx. 1½ cm / ½'', then work the 6 sc on round tog 2 by 2 = 3 sc remain. Cut the yarn and baste it up and down the last sts, pull tog and fasten.
Repeat bransch around the lower opening.
Work another antler the same way.

NOSE:
Worked in the round in a circle. Start by making a magic circle in red.
ROUND 1: Work 5 sc in the magic circle.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 10 sc.
ROUND 3-4: Work 1 sc in every sc = 10 sc on the round.
Cut the yarn and keep 30 cm / 12'' for assembly.

EYE:
Worked in the round in a circle. Start by making a magic circle in black.
ROUND 1: Work 4 sc in the magic circle. Switch to off white in the last sc - Read COLOR CHANGE - SC.
ROUND 2: Work 2 sc in every sc = 8 sc.
ROUND 3: * 2 sc in the next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc *, repeat from *-* one more time = 12 sc. Finish with 1 sl st in next sc.
Cut the yarn and keep 30 cm / 12'' for assembly. Work another eye the same way.

ASSEMBLY:
Sew the antlers at the top of the head, fold the ears double and sew them on to each side. Sew the eyes and the nose on the front of the head. Embroider on mouth with black. Work a ch-row with red for approx. 15 cm / 6'', sew ch-row on to the middle of the head.


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