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Rupert 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 photos
  • A list of abbreviations and explanation of some techniques
  • A materials list and recommended yarns
  • The pattern is 7 pages and written in English.



Rupert reindeer is a cuddly knitted toy with a big a grey nose, but you could knit the nose in red to make a Rudolph reindeer.

TECHNIQUES: All pieces are knitted flat on straight knitting needles. You will need to cast on and off, knit, purl, work increases and decreases, and sew seams.

FINISHED SIZE: The finished reindeer is 34cm tall (from tips of toes to top of antlers when standing).

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Materials you need at home:

  • A pair of straight 3.5mm knitting needles (US 4)
  • DK yarn (double knitting or light worsted weight) in dark brown, light brown and dark grey; less than 100g each
  • Toy filling
  • Small buttons for eyes (or you can use beads or toy safety eyes)