Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving weekend? Ours was nice and quiet, and I got a lot of crocheting done. The tree is up, and the nutcrackers are all standing at attention on the mantle, so now I have to start wrapping presents. There are still quite a few more small ones that I need to make but only one big one left to go. Hopefully I’ll make it in time!
One of the designs I did over Thanksgiving weekend is a Reindeer Butt Ornament. It looks so cute hanging on the tree!
Ornament measures approximately 5” tall (including tail).
Worsted weight yarn:
30 yards MC
10 yards CC
2 yards black
Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Ribbon (or other decoration)
Gauge: 9 sc = 2″, 9 rows = 2″
Rnd 1: With MC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. Work in continuous rnds throughout.
Rnd 2: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (15 sc).
Rnd 3: *Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (20 sc).
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (25 sc).
Rnds 5-7: Sc in each st.
Rnd 8: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (20 sc).
Rnds 9-10: Sc in each st.
Rnd 11: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts,* repeat around (16 sc).
Rnd 12: Sc in each st.
Rnd 13: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts,* repeat around (12 sc).
Rnds 14-18: Sc in each st. Join with sl st at end of Rnd 18. Fasten off MC.
Rnd 19: Join CC, sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off CC yarn.
Rnd 20: With black yarn, sc in each st.
Rnd 21: Lay flat and sc through both sides – 2 sc in first st, sc across, 2 sc in last st (8 sc).
Using black yarn, wrap yarn around center of black rows and pull tight to create a divot between the 2 hooves. Use CC yarn to embroider line between legs from Rnd 3 to Rnd 12.
Rnd 1: With CC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (6 sc). Do not join.
Rnd 3: Sc in each st. Join with sl st. Fasten off yarn leaving 6” length for sewing. Sew tail centered on top of Rnd 1.
With CC yarn, ch 3, in 3rd ch from hook work 3 dc, 2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc, 3 dc, ch 2, sl st in same sp. Pull center tight. Fasten off yarn leaving 9” length. Sew to Rnds 5-10.
Add a bow or bell to the tail for decoration.
Weave in all ends.
Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 12” long and fold. Pull through top of horse butt and tie off for hanger.
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