Christmas is only about a month away. So who gets an early Christmas gift? YOU! 😀 And my gift to you is this super cute free amigurumi pattern for Rudy, the reindeer.Made with sock weight yarn and 2.5 mm hook, Rudy is around 4.5 inches tall. As the pattern only uses basic stitches (if you know how to make a magic ring, single crochet stitch, increase and decrease, you’re set to go!) and is relatively quick to make, this amigurumi will make a great Christmas project. This is one cutie you should have around you and your loved ones during Christmas. So download the pattern and start hookin’, folks! Christmas is already around the corner.
To download the pattern in DUTCH, translated by our fellow crocheter Jeannette Kemp, click here.
If you liked this free amigurumi pattern—and also since ’tis the season of giving—would you please consider making a small donation to Animal Nepal? Animal Nepal is a not for profit, animal welfare and rights organization based in Lalitpur, Nepal. It runs two sanctuaries for abused and injured homeless/working animals, besides campaigning for animal rights. If you want to see the wonderful work these folks do, you can check out their Facebook page or their blog. You can also help them by donating here.
Thank you for caring.
Keep warm and carry yarn. 😉
118 thoughts on “Rudy, the reindeer”
Another delightful animal! No wonder you have been busy. Can’t wait to add Rudolph to my Christmas decorations. I also wanted to let you know that I just made a donation to Animal Nepal to thank you for your generosity. Your friend, Cynthia
Thank you sooooo much for your donation, my dear Cynthia! You’re such a kind, loving person and I’m glad I have you as my friend. 🙂 Take care of yourself. Hugs to you and kisses to little Digsby. 😀
Oh, and the ‘angels’ will be visiting you soon. 😉
I love this pattern I’ve made several and plan on making more thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us
I’m not sure whether I love or dislike you at the moment!!! I NEED to have some time to sleep in December but this is just so super cute……I HAVE to make it!! Bye bye sleep…… 💤💤💤
(PS. Love you…..it would be difficult to dislike someone so talented and generous!)😊
Ha ha! You had me worried there for a while. 😉 You know what, sleep can wait. Meanwhile, let’s amigurumi! 😀
I do like this but can’t do small hooks anymore (arthritis). Would this translate to a larger hook and thicker yarn for a bigger reindeer?
Maybe for a toy…
OMG he is so sweet !!!!!
Thank you. 🙂
I love it! Thanks for sharing and have a very merry christmas!
He is so sweet and I know just the little fella I’m going to make him for. Thanks for designing him. My grandson and a lot of little ones I don’t know will love him so much when I make him and donate him. Know he will be much loved.
Thank you so much, Miriam. I hope you will loving making him. 🙂
Thank you! This little guy is adorable! ❤
Thank you so much! 🙂
Too cute, thank you for such an adorable pattern ♥ Do you know how much of the main brown color does this take? Even a rough guesstimate is fine, I don’t have any in my stash, so it’d be great to know how much I should buy 🙂
You’re welcome. I’m very happy you like him. I didn’t keep track of how much brown yarn I used since I was using my scraps but if I have to guess, you will not need more than 30gm.
i will try to donate soon pay day is a week away
That would be awesome! Thank you so much! 😀
Thank you. 🙂
Thank You for sharing, hes my Favorite Xmas Doll (74yrs) hehe
Oh wow! Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. 😀
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Thank you so much for sharing my pattern with your blog readers. 🙂
thank you so much, i’ll make one for my mom’s christmas tree… ^^
That’s such a wonderful idea! I’m sure your mom will be very happy. 🙂
Congratulations on such a beautiful and sweet pattern.
I wanted to ask your permission to translate it to Spanish. I loved
I have a publication every Wednesday on my facebook fanpage, called woolly Wednesday, which share Spanish translations of free patterns. would be a pleasure to have a pattern like this in my publications. I hope your answer.
Thank you for asking. 🙂 But I’m sorry to tell you that I’m not taking up on offers of translations of my patterns at the moment. Not that I’m against people sharing my patterns as long as they share just the link, but I’ve noticed that many of my patterns (both free and premium) are being illegally stored on other retrieval system and being shared or sold for profit without my permission. When I release my patterns, I put in a few security measures that allow me to track my pdf files in case such misuse is taking place. However, when it is being shared from other sources, I have no way of protecting my copyright as the designer. As such, I must sadly decline your offer until the time I figure out a way that allows all of us to share freely without the fear of infringement of our copyright. I hope you understand. 🙂
This is adorable! If one were to use worsted weight yarn would that work? It would obviously be a lot larger. What size eyes would you recommend for that?
Yes, worsted weight yarn will definitely mean a bigger Rudy. More of him to love , I guess. 😉 As for your question regarding the eye size, it’s confession time: where I live, we don’t get worsted weight yarn. Of course the yarn that I use is categorized as DK but in reality it is closer to sock weight yarn. So I’m afraid I can’t recommend an exact size. But I can give you a reference point. With the yarn I used, the 10mm eye completely covers three rows/rounds. So I guess you can measure the height of three rounds made with your yarn and then estimate the eye size. I hope this helps. 🙂
Thank you for the very cute pattern very kind of you
You’re welcome, Andrea. 🙂
Thank you so very much for this adorable reindeer pattern! I absolutely love Rudi and can’t wait to make one!
You’re welcome, Pokie Princess!. Please do share the photos of your finished Rudy on Instagram/Raverly or any other site for the rest of us to admire as well. 🙂
As adorable as always. Your work is always so cute. I should have known it was yours when I saw it on Ravelry recently. 😉
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You think I’m becoming a bit of a fan? You’d be right. Here is another wonderful little crochet pattern from Tales of Twisted Fibers, and again, it’s free. She’s too sweet. Thank you Serah!
Thank you so much for the lovely comments, and the reblog(s), and your continued support. You’re awesome! 😀
You’re welcome. 🙂
Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern. I enjoyed making Rudy and he is now up on my Christmas tree. Here’s a photo of him: https://amigurumibymspots.wordpress.com/2014/12/02/tuttu-for-christmas-ornament/
Thanks again and have a great December ahead! xx
Thanks so much for the link. I’m so happy you decided to turn him into a Christmas tree ornament. He looks happy there. 🙂 Happy Holidays!
This is to cute. I can’t wait to make it.
Oh, Serah, he looks so innocent and precious! Love him 🙂
Thank you so much, my friend. 🙂
I fell in love with your small reindeer. I created it with some modifications and I looked for your e-mail to ask you for the authorization to publish it on my blog in French because it is strongly inspired of your.
Thank you so much for sharing! This is about the cutest thing EVER! Love it so much, and my kids will too!
Thank you, Emily! I hope the kids loved it too. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this really cute pattern! My 8 and 4 years old daughters wanted one NOW! 🙂
So I’ve made two of it, and a third one to finish the yarn. Here you can see them http://cocoonetkaktus.blogspot.ro/2015/01/rudy-le-renne-dapres-le-tutoriel-de.html
From a French mum who loves crochet!
Lovely trio! I’m super happy to hear the kids loved little Rudy so much. Thanks for letting me have a peek at the photos. 🙂
I want to make Rudy for my grandson, but don’t know what kind of yarn was used and where to find it???
I use sock weight acrylic yarn by Vardhman to make my amigurumi. I maybe wrong but I don’t think this yarn company ships its products outside South Asia. As far as I know, they don’t have an online store either.
But I’ve seen a lot of people use different brands of yarn to make Rudy, and with excellent results. Perhaps you’d like to have a look at this Raverly page to see what others have used: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rudy-the-reindeer-2/people
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Thanks a lot!
Can I copy your pattern to my facebook?
I don’t allow my patterns to be published in their entirety anywhere. However, you can share the image accompanied by the link to this post. Thanks for understanding.
Hi, I do not understand what single stitch sc1 increase by 8 equal s 24 means. Any help would be appreciated… Thank you. Snowyday
I believe you are confused by this instruction: (sc, inc) X 8. (24)
(sc, inc) means single crochet in the next stitch, increase in the next stitch. “X 8” means repeat instructions within the brackets 8 times. So when you do 8 sets of (sc, inc), your final stitch count will be 24.
I hope this helps.
Thank you so much.It is a cute pattern and now I can try to make it.
About the body part, can you let me know if I should turn the work clockwise every time I see the instruction to “turn” at every row? Or is it for only the first and second rows?
BTW I love this project, and look forward to completing it!
You need to turn it every row, like the pattern says. 🙂
Oh my gosh, I love this! I was looking for a free reindeer pattern so I could make a Christmas gift for my four year old cousin and I think this is the best one that I’ve seen so far! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you! I’m glad to hear you picked my pattern among all the other lovely ones.
Thanks a lot for sharing this pattern ! I’m new to crochet and wanted to try making a reindeer for christmas when I found your model ! Your instructions are really easy to follow even for beginners like me ! Now I have a really cute Rudy and it’s all thanks to you 🙂
I’m really happy to hear that! Thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂
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Hi am I crazy? Lol I dont see the instructions for the legs?? Love this pattern. Thank you so much for taking the time to share!!
It’s on page 3. 🙂
Yup sure is lol I am using my phone and it completely cut off the left side. Thank you!!
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Hello, A message from the Netherlands. Many thanks for the crochet pattern of the reindeer! Every year I make a crochet Christmas ornament for my daughter (11 years old) in her Christmas tree. She made a joy dance when I gave her the reindeer as a gift. Before he was hung in the tree, he first had to cuddle it for 2 days and take it everywhere. I made a donation. THANKS! (I made a nice photo, if you want to see it, send an email)
Thank you for your wonderful message. I’m really happy to learn that Rudy was loved by your daughter. And thank you very much for donating to the animal shelter. I know your help will be much appreciated by the wonderful folks at Animal Nepal. I’d love to see your Rudy, and it’d be awesome if you mailed his pic to email@example.com. ❤️
So glad the internet stuff stays forever cuz I found your cute pattern. Making 3 of different colors for toddler grandchildren obsessed with reindeer. But those antlers are a booger! For we arthritis sufferers & those having failing eyesight, I ended up putting a straw in the center of the tube. Made it so much easier to get around the 5 sc.
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You can download the authorized Dutch version of Rudy’s pattern here: https://talesoftwistedfibers.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/rudy-het-rendier-tales-of-twisted-fibers.pdf