Crochet Reindeer Christmas Decoration/Mat: Little Christmas Twist On A Triangle Granny

After completing my Christmas granny triangle Santa and Elf decorations/mats I decided to make a reindeer themed one next – complete with red nose!

These Christmas themed granny triangles are perfect for decorating with this Christmas they would make great mats/coasters and could easily be made into bunting by attaching the to a crochet chain or ribbon.

These little makes are also perfect for using up leftover wool too.

Crochet Granny Triangle Christmas Reindeer Decoration/Mat Instructions

Materials

  • 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • Wool, small amounts (around 25g) of:
    • Red.
    • Light Brown.
    • Brown.
    • Black.

Notes:

  • Push bobbles out to the front after completion.
  • Change wool colour on the last yo of the previous stitch.

Bobble stitch (bob):

To make the bobble stitch (bob):

(yo, insert hook into ch2 gap, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops – picture 1) 4 times (picture 2), yo then pull through all loops on hook (picture 3).

Picture 1.
Picture 2.
Picture 3.

Making the Christmas Reindeer decoration

Main decoration:

Starting in red using 2 strands at the same time:

ch4, ss into sc at start of row to make a round.

Round 1: Into round: ch3 (counts at a stitch) bob, tr/dc, [ch2, tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2, change to 1 strand of brown, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 2: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr] in next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 3: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc, into next ch2 gap, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 4: ch3 (counts as a stitch) 2tr/dc into ch2 gap, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap twice, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, 3tr/dc into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to black [tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, change to brown, ch2, [3tr/dc, ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, ch2, change to black [tr/dc, bob, tr/dc] into next ch2 gap, change to brown, [ch2, 3tr/dc] into next ch gap twice, ch2, ss into top of ch3 at start of round.

Round 5: ch1 (counts as a stitch) sc into ch2 gap, sc around the edge – placing an sc into each tr/dc and 2sc into the ch2 gaps, ss into top of ch1 at start of round.

Fasten off.

Antlers:

In the 3tr/dc above the eyes:

Right antler: insert hook into top of tr/dc closet to the eye.

Left antler: insert hook into the tr/dc furthest from the eye.

Light brown wool:

Row 1: Insert hook, pull up loop, ch1 and sc into the same stitch. 2sc.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) sc along row.

Row 3: ch8, htr/hdc in 2nd ch from hook, htr/hdc 5 more times, ss into stitch at the base of the ch. sc into next stitch, ss into last stitch, ch8, htr/hdc in 2nd ch from hook, htr/hdc 5 more times, ss into stitch at the base of the ch.

Fasten off.

Repeat for the other antler.

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