Skip to Content

Your Cart

Checkout
Subtotal $0.00

Your Cart is Empty.

How to Make a Rustic Reindeer Ornament

September 05, 2019 3 min read

The holidays are fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about gift-giving! There's no better gift than a handmade gift, right? We're making your to-do list easy this year. We've partnered up with crocheter extraordinaire, Amber Blisson Calderón  (@amberblissthis on Instagram), to bring you a simple, FREE tutorial for creating adorable Rustic Reindeer Christmas Ornaments! We've also included a link to the full kit to make this even easier! They look so cute on a Christmas tree, make for an easy gift for your loved ones, or would be darling gift toppers. These would also be really quick and easy to make in batches, so you can cross everyone off your list in a day!

Three burlap crafted reindeer hanging on a green bush

Materials

• 3-4 yards of 3-Ply Hemp Yarn In Natural
• 10 Inches of 2.5" Burlap Ribbon
• 2 12-inch Pieces of Brightly Colored Yarn for Nose and To Hang Ornament
• 10 Inches of Black Yarn for Eyes 
• 2 36-inch Lengths of Natural Colored Sewing Thread (not included)
• US H (5mm) Crochet Hook (not included)
• Sewing Needle (not included)
• Craft Glue (not included)

Abbreviations

CH: Chain
SL ST: Slip Stitch
SK: Skip

Pattern

Step 1 (Reindeer head and ears): 

With hemp and H hook, ch 14. Sl st into the 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st into the next ch. (First ear made.) Ch 10. Sl st into the 3rd ch from hook. Ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st into the next ch. (Second ear made.) Ch 9. Join to the first ch with sl st (Nose made.). Tie off. Knot the ends together, cut close to knot, and add a dab of craft glue to the knot.

Hemp yarn crochet chain and a purple crochet hook on a white background

Step 2 (Reindeer antlers):

With hemp and H hook, ch 12. Sl st into the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. (First side of antlers made.) Ch 12, sl st in 2nd chain from hook and each ch across. (Second side of antlers made.) Tie off.

 Crochet chain in hemp yarn on a white background

Step 3 (Adding the nose):

With 10-12” of brightly colored yarn, wrap around the nose area of the reindeer head. Tie a knot on the back side. Trim yarn ends, and add a dab of craft glue to the knot.

Hemp yarn crochet chain with a red yarn piece tied on the end, on a white background

Step 4 (Attaching the antlers):

Use hemp ends to tie onto center of reindeer head between the ears. Knot on the back side. Trim hemp ends, and add a dab of craft glue to the knot.

Crochet reindeer head made of hemp yarn with a red yarn nose sitting on a white background

Step 5 (Attaching the reindeer to the burlap ribbon):

Cut 10” of burlap ribbon. With a needle and doubled 36” of thread, sew/tack the reindeer head and antlers to the burlap ribbon. Make sure that the nose of the reindeer is pointing toward the cut end of the ribbon.

Crochet reindeer head attached to a burlap rectangle sitting on a white background

Step 6 (Finishing the ornament):

Tie the two ends of a 12” length of brightly colored yarn together with a knot. Fold Burlap ribbon in half, looping the yarn through to create a hanger for your ornament. With a needle and doubled 36” of sewing thread, sew the two sides of burlap together. Start at the top of one side, sew down, across the bottom and back up the other side. Knot your thread, weave in to hide end, and cut any remaining thread.

Your ornament is complete and ready to hang on your tree or give away!

Crochet hemp and burlap Rustic Reindeer Christmas Ornament hanging from a green tree

Stay in touch!

To stay in the loop on upcoming Darn Good Yarn sales, giveaways, and tutorials, sign up for our FREE newsletter by clicking the button below!