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Rene the Reindeer

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  • The pattern has row numbers for each step so you don’t lose your place
  • Instructions for making the reindeer and tree and photos
  • A list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques
  • A materials list and recommended yarns
  • The pattern is 4 pages and written in English



René the Reindeer frolics in the forest. These little toys also make super Christmas decorations.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles, apart from the reindeer antlers which are i-cord pieces knitted on two DPNs. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, knit i-cord and sew seams.

FINISHED SIZE: The reindeer is approximately 11cm tall (including antlers) and 11cm long. The finished tree is approximately 11.5cm tall.

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • Two 3.5mm DPNs (US 4) to knit the antlers
  • Double knitting yarns (DK or light worsted weight) in green, brown and beige; less than 50g in each colour
  • Beads for the eyes
  • Toy filling