Oh Deer! – Crochet Reindeer Baby Booties

by Doroteja
Oh Deer - reindeer crochet baby booties pattern by Croby Patterns

The season of lights, shopping sprees, cold and hot chocolate has begun. It’s a most festive time of the year that reminds me of family, peace, and happiness. It’s also that time of the year that seasonal crocheters wake up and start crocheting cowls, hats, and mittens for their loved ones. The best gift that you can give to someone is a hand-made gift. Made with pure love and creativity.

This is not my first animal baby booties pattern. I’ve made a pattern for Panda Baby Booties and Piggy Baby Booties a year ago. You should definitely go and check them if you didn’t yet. I’ve even made a video tutorial on the piggy pattern.

I’ve started working on reindeer baby booties a while ago, but I had a few technical problems during designing this pattern. Especially in the head area. But after hours and hours of crocheting and tearing apart, I finally finished it just the way I wanted it to be. I am very happy with the final result now. Let me tell you more about the pattern…


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YOU WILL NEED:

  • YARN: For this pattern, you will need DK weight cotton yarn in dark and light shade of brown and a small amount of red yarn.
  • CROCHET HOOK: 3.5 mm or E/4 crochet hook or a hook to obtain the gauge.
  • OTHER: two stitch markers, tapestry needle, and scissors, safety eyes (I recommend making embroidery eyes instead of self-adhesive ones!).

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • ch – chain (VIDEO)
  • sc – single crochet (VIDEO)
  • hdc – half double crochet (VIDEO)
  • ss – slip stitch
  • BPhdc – back post half double crochet
  • Hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
  • Dc2tog – double crochet two together
  • Dc3tog – double crochet three together.

PATTERN NOTES:

  • SIZE: 0 – 6 months (available below), 6-12 months (available in the PDF pattern here).
  • GAUGE: Work 21 sts and 9 rows in DC using 3.5 mm crochet hook and Aran weight yarn measure 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches).
  • Use stitch markers to indicate your important stitches (first stitch of the row/round, where to start the next segment of the pattern …).
  • How to read a pattern:
    • If the number is written before the stitch 3 hdc work 3 hdc into the same stitch.
    • If the number is written after the stitch hdc 3, work hdc into next 3 stitches.
  • Repeat what is written in the ( ) as many times as it’s written right after the ( ). For example; Repeat (2 hdc, hdc 1) 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.
  • The chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • The slip stitch at the end of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms.
  • Skill level: Easy/Medium
  • Measurements: The size of the finished sole: 0 – 6 months – 9,5 cm (3.75 inches) and 6 – 12 months – 11,5 cm (4.5 inches).

Oh Deer - reindeer crochet baby booties pattern by Croby Patterns

CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS

Free Crochet Pattern For Baby Booties – Oh Deer! Crochet Baby Reindeer Booties

The pattern is made of six parts: sole, upper part, head, antlers tail, and nose.

SOLE

Take the dark brown yarn and a 3.5 mm crochet hook and ch 10. Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work in rounds. After each round join the round with a slip stitch. Do not turn after each round.

Round 1: Work 2 hdc into the same. Work 1 hdc into each of next 7 sts. Work 6 hdc into the last ch. Now continue on the opposite side of the chain. Work 1 hdc into each of next 7 sts. End the round with 2 hdc into the last one. Ss. = 24 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 hdc into next 2 sts. Work 1 hdc into each of next 7 sts. Work 2 hdc into each of next 6 sts. Work 1 hdc into next 7. Work 2 hdc into each of the last two stitches. Ss. = 34 sts.

Round 3: Ch 1. Start in the same st. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 2 times. Hdc into next 7 (10) sts. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 6 times. Hdc into next 7 (10) sts. Repeat {2 hdc into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one} 2 times. Join the round with ss.  = 44 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

UPPER PART

Cut the yarn. Create the upper part of the shoe with the light brown yarn. Make sure your first stitch is in in the middle of the heel. You can nd your middle stitch by folding the sole in half lengthwise.

The upper part of the shoe is worked with the hook going from the inside of the shoe to the outside and the nicer side of the sole should be on the outer side of the shoe.

Work in rounds. Join each round with a slip stitch. The upper part is made with light brown yarn.

Round 1: Ch 1 around the first stitch. Create your first BPhdc around the same stitch as the chain. BPhdc all the way around. Ss. = 44 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 sc into each of next 44 sts. Ss. = 44 sts.

Round 3: Ch 1. Sc 11. Repeat {hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next 2 sts} 5 times. Hdc2tog. Sc 11. Ss. = 38 sts.

Round 4: Ch 1. Sc 12. Hdc2tog. Repeat dc2tog 5 times. Hdc2tog. Sc 12. Ss. = 31 sts.

Round 5: Ch 1. Sc 10. Hdc2tog. Dc2tog. Dc3tog. Dc2tog. Hdc2tog. Sc 10. Ss. = 25 sts.

Round 6: Ch 1.Turn. Work 1 ss all the way around. Create your last ss (joining st and it does not count as a stitch) into the first stitch of the round to join the round. = 25 sts.

Cut the yarn and fasten off.

REINDEER’S HEAD

Take a small amount of light brown yarn and ch 4. Start in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Round 1: 2 sc. sc 1. 6 hdc. sc 1. 2 sc.

Round 2: Work 2 sc into next 2 sts. Sc 1. Work 2 sc into the next 6 sts. Sc 1. Work 2 sc into the last two sts.

Round 3: Sc 3. Ch 3. Turn. Start in the 2nd. Hdc 1. Ss 1. Sc into the same stitch as you’ve made your sc before you’ve made your chain for ears. Work 1 sc into next 7 sts. Work 2 sc sts into next 2 sts. Sc 8. Ch 3. Turn. Start in the 2nd. Hdc 1. Ss 1. Sc into the same st as you did before the chain. sc 2. Ss.

Fasten off.

ANTLERS

The pattern for left and right antler is not the same. You will need a small amount of dark brown yarn.

Left:
Ch 5. Start in the 2nd. Sc 2. Ch 5. Start in the 2nd. Sc 1. Hdc into next 6.
Fasten off.

Right:
Ch 8. Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Sc 1. Hdc 3. Ch 3. Start in the 2nd. Sc 2. Hdc 3.
Fasten off.

NOSE AND TAIL

The pattern for the nose and the tail is exactly the same. The only difference between them is in the color of yarn. Use a small amount of red yarn for the nose and a small amount of dark brown yarn for the tail.

Ch 2. Start in the 2nd ch from the hook. Work dc- 3tog stitch into one chain. Pull all the ends tight and make a knot.

ASSEMBLING

Attach the antlers on the top and red dot for nose in the middle of the reindeer’s head. I glued my eyes bootie, but I would highly recommend you to use some dark gray or black yarn and embroider eyes!). Attach the tail to the last round of the upper part of each shoe (in the middle of the heel). Now sew or glue the head to the front part of the bootie.

Make sure every single part is tightly secured!

Happy holidays!

Doroteja

Oh Deer - reindeer crochet baby booties pattern by Croby Patterns
Oh Deer - reindeer crochet baby booties pattern by Croby Patterns

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18 comments

sylciane November 16, 2017 - 09:57

super mais tout est en anglais en je ne peux pas traduire .
bye
sylviane

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libby November 27, 2017 - 12:47

reindeer bootees

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Jeannette December 9, 2017 - 14:09

Hello, I love the look of the reindeer booties but can’t see how I can download the pattern to print a copy. I can’t copy and paste either. Can you help. Thank you
Jeannette

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Doroteja December 23, 2017 - 23:26

You can find all of my crochet patterns in my patterns stores. They are available for instant download. 🙂 Happy crocheting! 🙂

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Achang February 18, 2018 - 23:56

You meant you have to buy the pattern not free.

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Doroteja March 8, 2018 - 14:50

The pattern is available for free here on my blog. There is also a beautifully designed ad-free PDF pattern that you can download available in my Etsy, Ravelry and Love Crochet shops.:)

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evelyne GERME November 27, 2018 - 11:37

thank you so much ! they are so cute ! I made them
where can I post pictures ?

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Doroteja November 29, 2018 - 11:48

You can post them on Instagram. 🙂

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Marilyn Petroff November 7, 2020 - 10:00

That is a great picture of Julia. I love her name as that was my mother’s name. I like the pattern.

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Evelene Sterling November 29, 2020 - 06:19

These are so precious😍!

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Elese December 3, 2020 - 19:11

How do I get to the 6-12 month patter ?

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Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 14:42

You can find it in the PDF pattern. 😊 Link below!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/484825820/crochet-pattern-pdf-crochet-baby-booties

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Cheryl Karpinski December 4, 2020 - 21:25

You are a very talented crocheter!! I also love to crochet but have to follow a pattern. Your blog is very well written and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

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Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 14:41

You are so kind! Thank you! 😊

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Elese December 6, 2020 - 21:44

I can not seem to find the free 6-12 month pattern please help

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Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 14:40

The 6 – 12 months size is available in the PDF pattern only.

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Mary Rodrigues December 12, 2020 - 22:11

Why can’t I copy past the pattern like most web sites. I feel like your forcing us to purchase the pattern. What’s up with that ?

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Doroteja March 17, 2021 - 14:40

No, I don’t. Not, my intention. I am just protecting my patterns. 🙂 They have been stolen so many times. I rather invest my time into writing new patterns for you guys, than sending around emails and reporting a stolen property. 🙂

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