Rudy, the reindeer

Christmas is only about a month away. So who gets an early Christmas gift? YOU! ๐Ÿ˜€ And my gift to you is this super cute free amigurumi pattern for Rudy, the reindeer.Rudy, the reindeerMade 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, youโ€™re set to go!) and is relatively quick to make, this amigurumi will make a great Christmas project. Rudy, the reindeerThis is one cutie you should have around you and your loved ones during Christmas. So download the pattern and start hookinโ€™, folks! Christmas is already around the corner.


To download the pattern in DUTCH, translated by our fellow crocheter Jeannette Kemp, click here.

Rudy, the reindeer

If you liked this free amigurumi patternโ€”and also since ’tis the season of givingโ€”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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

118 thoughts on “Rudy, the reindeer

  1. Cynthia Rhodes says:

    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

  2. Lisa says:

    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…… ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค

    (PS. Love you… would be difficult to dislike someone so talented and generous!)๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. Jessica says:

    Too cute, thank you for such an adorable pattern โ™ฅ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Maria Veronica says:

    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.

    woolly sheep

    • Tales of Twisted Fibers says:

      Thank you for asking. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Danielle drown says:

    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?

    • Tales of Twisted Fibers says:

      Yes, worsted weight yarn will definitely mean a bigger Rudy. More of him to love , I guess. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love.Ewe says:

    Reblogged this on Clovers 4 Ewe and commented:
    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!

  7. Plume & Picoti says:

    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.
    Best Regards,

  8. says:

    When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and
    now every time a comment is added I recieve four emails with
    the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service?
    Thanks a lot!

  9. Snowyday says:

    Hi, I do not understand what single stitch sc1 increase by 8 equal s 24 means. Any help would be appreciated… Thank you. Snowyday

    • Tales of Twisted Fibers says:

      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.

  10. happy2smile4thee says:

    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!

  11. Bethlyn 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!

  12. Pauline says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Cindy says:

    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!!



  16. M. says:

    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)

    • Tales of Twisted Fibers says:

      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 โค๏ธ

  17. Juliet says:

    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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