O CHRISTMAS TREE Rudy Reindeer Beth Hulevitch Design by Rnds 5 & 6: change color Sc around, in last in last st, rep from * to * around to beg sc, in beg sc. Fasten off. EASY rnd, (see Stitch join (see Pattern Notes) (44 sc) to warm brown in last st. With warm brown, work Guide) FINISHED MEASUREMENT Rnd 7: front lps 6 inches in diameter Side 2 ing in [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. Working in both lps, [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. (see Stitch Guide), MATERIALS Rows/rnd 1–9: Rep rows/rnd 1–9 of Side 1, do not fasten off. • Red Heart Super Saver medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (7 oz/364 yds/198g per skein): 1 skein each #336 warm brown, #334 buff and #365 coffee Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge Tapestry needle Stitch marker Polyester fiberfill Hot-glue gun 1/2-inch black safety eyes or half- round shank buttons: 2 1/2-inch-diameter red pompom (30 sc) Rnd 8: Joining Row 1: Sl st in next st, ch 1, with WS of Sides held tog, matching sts and working through both thicknesses, beg with long side, sl st in each st across, leave last 9 sts unworked. Now working in rnds and through single thickness, ch 1, sc in each unworked st around, join in beg sc, fasten off. (36 sc) Rnds 9–13: Rep rnds 7–11 of Back. Position eyes between rnds, with 6 sc between them, or where desired and set or sew in place. • (36 sl sts) • • • • • Rnd 2: do ASSEMBLY not turn, As Face and Back are joined, stuff with fiberfill as work progresses. Note: (18 sc) • REINDEER Holding Face and Insert with WS tog and working through both thicknesses in of Face and front lps of Insert, join warm brown in first sc of Face above eye placement, ch 1, sc in same st as join and next 8 sts, drop Insert, pick up Back, with WS of Face and Back held tog with sts aligned and Insert centered, working in back lps through both thicknesses, sl st in each st around to unworked sts of Insert and Back, working through both thicknesses in back lps of Back and front lps of Insert, sl st in each rem st, join in beg sc, fasten off. GAUGE Back 4 sc = 1 inch; 4 rows = 1 inch back lps (see Stitch Rnd 1: With warm brown, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, Guide) do not join, place marker (see Pattern PATTERN NOTES Notes). (6 sc) Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Do not join rounds or turn unless otherwise stated. Place stitch marker at beginning of rounds and move up as each round is completed. Rnd 2: Rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around. [Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. [Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. [Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. [Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. [Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. [Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st] around. Sc around; at end of last rnd, join in first st and fasten off. (12 sc) (18 sc) Rnd 4: (24 sc) Rnd 5: (30 sc) Rnd 6: ORNAMENT (57 sl sts) (36 sc) Large Antler Rnd 7: INSERT (42 sc) Make 2. Rnd 1: Side 1 Rnd 8: With dark brown, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in beg sc. Row 1 (RS): With warm brown, ch 13, sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn, sc across. Now continuing in rnds, ch 1, turn, 3 sc in first st, *sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in last st, sc 6 sts evenly sp across ends of rows*, 3 sc (48 sc) (12 sc) Rnds 9–11: (6 sc) Rows 2–8: Rnd 9: Rnd 2: Ch 1, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around, join in beg sc. Ch 1, sc around, join in beg sc, leaving a 6-inch tail for (9 sc) Face Rnds 3–8: Rnds 1–4: With buff, rep rnds 1–4 of Back. 40 PRESENTS AUTUMN 2019 CROCHET WORLD A VERY CROCHET CHRISTMAS
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