When you guys asked if I could make smaller versions of some of my animals, just like I did with the sheep and teddy bear, I was obviously happy to oblige. So, now there's also a small zebra pattern and the latest addition - this little deer.
The smaller versions are about 2/3 the size of the larger ones, but take less than half the time to make. Originally I wanted to make them even smaller, but because I didn't want to lose the detail, had to make some compromises.
This sweet little deer is not difficult to crochet and works up using only single crochet stitches, although some details can be a bit fiddly to make. Arms and legs are attached using doll joints (or buttons) which makes them movable.
Finished deer will be about 23 cm (9”) tall from head to toe, 29 cm (11 1/2”) including antlers, when crocheted with DK weight alpaca and wool blend and a 2,50 mm hook.
Here's what you'll need:
- Yarn. I used DROPS Lima, a DK weight alpaca and wool blend. You will need about 55 g of beige, 10 g of brown and 5 g of white yarn.
- 2,50 - 3,00 mm crochet hook (US size 2/C - 3/D).
- Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
- 9 mm (1/2") safety eyes or buttons, beads, felt etc.
- Two 20 mm (4/5”) and two 15 mm (3/5”) doll joints or safety eyes or buttons.
- Dark brown or black cotton embroidery floss.
- Yarn needle, scissors, sewing pins, stitch marker.