Free Crochet Deer Pattern



Happy Friday! I have a new fun and exciting pattern to share with you today!

Have you ever been inspired to crochet something in your surrounding? This happens to me a lot when visiting the zoo with my kiddos or characters in their favorite books! A few months back I was brainstorming a present to make for my niece and was inspired by the adorable fawn on her invitation!

I was so excited to crochet something that fit in with the decor for her party and decorations in her room! The little floral crown added the perfect detail.

If you are new to amigurumi this is a great pattern to work on. We'll use simple stitches along with a few color changes and sewing on our limbs. For more tips check out our Tips to Learning Amigurumi and How-To Tutorial for Stuffing.

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Materials -




Abbreviations - US terminology

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC- Half double crochet

DC – Double crochet

TR – Triple crochet

Ch – Chain

Rep – Repeat

St(s) – Stitch(es)

Notes - 
  • The above fawn measures 14 inches tall. Difference in tension, yarn or hook size may produce a slightly taller or shorter finished product.
  • Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in a continuous round; I recommend using a stitch marker at the beginning or end of each round.
  • For this pattern the body and head will be made as one piece.

Nose –


With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Rounds 5-6: SC around (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


With your brown yarn and tapestry needle; create a nose by passing your yarn through 3 stitches between round 3 and 4.





Body-

With brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 8: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)

Rounds 9-15: SC around (48)

Round 16: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 17-18: SC around (42)

Round 19: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Rounds 20-21: SC around (36)

Round 22: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Rounds 23-24: SC around (30)

Round 25: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Rounds 26-27: SC around (24)

Round 28: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Rounds 29-30: SC around (18)

*We will now start the head*

Round 31: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 32: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 33: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 34: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 35: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 36: SC in the first 7 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (54)

Rounds 37-45: SC around (54)

Note: Here is where we will add the facial features before we start closing the head. (If you would like eyelashes/eyebrows I recommend sewing them in place before securing the back onto your safety eyes.) Insert the eyes between rows 42 and 43, 7 stitches apart.

Next, sew your nose centered between the eyes slowly stuffing as you go.

Cheeks – With a piece of pink yarn and your tapestry needle pass your yarn through 2 stitches on either side of your nose piece to create the cheeks. Then, with your white yarn create additional passes through random stitches around your cheeks for added detail.





Round 46: SC in the first 7 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (48)

Round 47: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (42)

Round 48: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 49: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 50: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff the head firmly

Round 51: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 52: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 53: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end.


Ears –

Make 2 with brown

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 8 SC

Rounds 2-3: SC around (8)

Round 4: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 5: SC around (12)

Round 6: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (16)

Rounds 7-10: SC around (16)

Fold ear in half and SC across the top as pictured below, then fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.



Arms- 

Make 2 starting with white

*Lightly stuff the bottom of the arms only*

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (15)

Round 4: SC around (15)

Change to brown

Round 5: SC around (15)

Round 6: SC in the first stitch, INV DEC in the next, repeat around (10)

Rounds 7-18: SC around (10)

At the end of round 18 pinch the arm flat and make 5 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.


Legs -

Make 2 – Stuff firmly

With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch (12)

Round 3: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC around in the back loops only (24)

Round 6: SC around (24)

Round 7: SC in the first 6 sts, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 6 sts (18)

Round 8: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC 6 times, SC in the last 3 sts (12)

Change to brown

Rounds 9-21: SC around (12)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.


Tail –

(Do not stuff)

With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Rounds 2-3: SC around (6)

Round 4: SC in the first stitch, SC INC in the next, rep around (9)

Change to brown

Rounds 5-6: SC around (9)

Round 7: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 8: SC around (12)

Fasten off and leaving a long tail for sewing.




Floral Crown -

Small Flower – Make 3

Make a magic circle, complete the following inside: 2 DC, slip stitch (this completes one petal, repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 petals)

Pull the circle tight and slip stitch to the first petal to close, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.




Leaves – Make 2

Round 1: Complete the following inside of a magic circle; SC, HDC, DC, TR, Ch 1, TR, DC, HDC, SC. Pull tight to close and slip stitch to the first SC.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.




Assembly -

1. Sew the ears onto either side of the head at the 6th round.

2. Next, sew on the arms at round 26.

3. Third, attach the legs covering a span of about 6 rounds. I sewed mine from rounds 2-7. Be sure each foot is facing forward as you sew. (Note: For firmer legs add a little bit of stuffing just before finishing.)

4. Almost done! Next, sew the tail onto the bottom center of the back. I sewed along the bottom of the tail as well as 1 stitch up on each side to help hold its shape in an upward position.

5. Lastly, sew your flowers and leaves between the ears. Optional – Using pins to hold each piece in place will help in finding the desired location before sewing.





Your crochet deer/fawn is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern! Feel free to share your creation with us in the group, we'd love to see it!

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