Reindeer Coaster

christmas rudolph reindeer crochet coaster

Christmas is getting dangerously close and I’m in the mood for crocheting something for the holidays.

A couple of weeks ago I felted a crochet bag shaped like a fox and I am still in animal mode ;-). This weekend pictures of Rudolph pillows, ceramics, slippers, costumes and more were studied on Google. My humble contribution to the Rudolph reindeer theme is the above free crochet pattern for a felted coaster.

Materials

Yarn   Istex Plötulopi, 100% wool unspun, 100 g-3,53 ounces/300 m-328 yards. 1 skein in brown, red and dark brown were used.

Hook  8 mm and 3,5 mm   US:  K/10,5 and E/4

Tapestry Needle

Finished size

18 cm – 7 inches diameter.

Skill Level  

Easy

Gauge

4 inches x 4 inches   10 cm x 10 cm  =   10 stitches x 6 rows

Pattern

The coaster is worked double stranded. The appliquéd chains are crocheteded with a single strand of yarn.

It is crocheted as a circle and the eyes and the antlers are sewn onto the face before felting.

A Red

B Brown

C Dark Brown

Start with color A and the 8 mm hook.

Ch 4, 1 sl st in first chain.

Round 1     Ch 3, 12 dc in chain.

Round 2    Change to color B. Ch 3, 2 dc in each stitch across, 1 sl st in previous row’s chain.

Round 3    Ch 3, * 1 dc, 2 dc in next stitch*. Repeat between ** across, 1 sl st in previous row’s chain.

Round 4    Ch 3, * 2 dc,  2 dc in next stitch * Repeat between ** across, 1 sl st in previous row’s chain.

Round 5     Ch 3, * 3 dc,  2 dc in next stitch * Repeat between ** across, 1 sl st in previous row’s chain.

Round 6     Ch 3, * 4 dc,  2 dc in next stitch * Repeat between ** across, 1 sl st in previous row’s chain.

Round 7     Ch 3, * 5 dc,  2 dc in next stitch * Repeat between ** across, 1 sl st in previous row’s chain.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Change to 3,5 mm hook and work single stranded from now on.

Eyes  (make 2)

Ch 3, sl st in first chain. 10 dc in circle. Cut yarn and sew eyes to coaster.

Antles

Ch 15, cut yarn. (Do this twice ).

Ch 7, cut yarn. (Do this 6 times).

Sew the eyes and antles to the coaster. Look at the pre felting photo for guidance.

Felt the coaster at 40 Celcius/104 Fahrenheit in the washing machine.

I used a textile label with my logo as mouth.

Abbreviations

sl st  =  slip stitch

dc = double crochet

ch   =   chain

This patttern uses US crochet terms. If you are from Australia, UK,  Germany or Denmark see my Crochet Conversion Chart.

Coaster pre felting:

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