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Amigurumi Crochet Deer Free Pattern

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I had so much fun creating the Axolotl Crochet Ami Doll Free Pattern that I wanted to create a festive set of amigurumi crochet deer dolls. I’ve fashioned this set for the holidays, but it’s very adjustable for any time of year or for a woodland rustic theme.

I wanted to not only create a Buck (male deer), but a Doe (female deer) as well. And this pattern comes with a video tutorial for both versions.

Keep on reading for the pattern right here on the blog, for an ad-free pdf download visit Ravelry or Etsy.

The crochet deer dolls are cute as a toy, a gift, and as decor. I’m using these ones for festive Christmas decor and trying to keep them away from my children, it’s a losing battle lol.

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Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern

Why crocheting an ami doll is fun.

Not only is crocheting a crochet doll a therapeutic hobby, but they make the cutest crochet gifts as well. And while gauge is really important in crochet garments, it’s not as critical with a crochet doll. As long as your stitches are tight enough for the stuffing to not show, it’s easy to adjust the sizing by changing the yarn size and hook.

Unique single crochet stitch perfect for crochet ami.

For this pattern, I use the cross stitch single crochet. The only difference between this type of single crochet and the traditional is changing the yarn over to a yarn under. What this does is tighten the stitch, making more of an ‘X’ than a ‘V’ on the front of the stitch, hence more of a cross-stitch look.

Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern

What is Amigurumi Crochet?

We often see crochet stuffed animals called ami or amigurumi, but why? It all comes from the origin of the popular crochet style and Japanese words.

Amigurumi is a Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals, food, emojis, or mythical cute creatures. It’s a certain style of doll that creates a cute and stylized version of something.

Where did the word amigurumi come from?

Amigurumi crochet became very popular in the western world in the late 1990s and has stuck around, rightfully so with how cute ami is. The word amigurumi comes from two Japanese works: amitoys (the meaning of ‘friendhsip toys’) and kuriimu (meaning crochet). We often shorten this word to ami in the crochet world.

Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern

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How to Crochet an Ami Deer Doll Video:

What you will need to crochet a deer ami doll:

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Crochet Hook:

3.5mm (E hook), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors
Fiberfill/Stuffing
3-4 Metal Washers (1 inch – 1 1/4 inch)

Yarn & Yardage:

WeCrochet Wool of the Andes Worsted
100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 110 yds/50 g
Colorways:
Oyster Heather (1 skein, 100yds)
Almond (1 skein, 50 yds)
Camel Heather (1 skein, 50 yds)
Grizzly Heather (1 skein, 30 yds)
White (1 skein, 40 yds)

We Crochet Wool of the Andes Tweed
80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed, 110 yds/50 g
Colorway: Garnet Heather

WeCrochet Twill Fingering
100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, Fingering Weight, 183 yds/50 g
Colorway: Graphite Heather (1 ball, small amount for eyes), embroidery thread works well too.

Abbreviations/Stitches:

blo – back loop only
ch – chain
flo – front loop only
MC – Magic Circle
rnd- round
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge:

18 sts x 20 rows = 4×4 inches in sc

Skill Level:

Easy/Beginner

Size of the Crochet Deer:

19” From folded cuff to toe; 11” circumference.

Notes for the Deer Ami Doll:

Since this is worked continuously, a ch 1 at the beginning of the round is not needed. It is helpful to place a stitch marker on the first stitch of each round.

The body of the crochet deer doll is worked from top-down, with the arms crocheted after and stitched to the body. The hat is made as a separate piece and placed on the doll’s head.

A Note on The Colorwork Portion:

For the colorwork section, Color B will be abbreviated as (B), and color A as (A). Example: (B) x 9 = with Color B, ssc the next 9 stitches

When doing colorwork the yarn will be carried along the back in the fair isle style. Try not to carry a color for more than 3 sts so your floats aren’t too long. You can catch/trap the yarn behind a stitch to keep the floats consistent. To read more about colorwork please visit: https://brianakdesigns.com/ways-to-colorwork-in-crochet/

Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern
Special Crochet Stitches:

For the single crochet stitches in this pattern use the cross stitch single crochet. This is a variation of a crochet stitch that works the stitch tighter and creates an ‘X’ on the front of the stitch. To work a single crochet stitch this way, insert your hook into the stitch, yarn under, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops on the hook.

Magic Circle (MC):

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Start by creating a loop with your yarn. The tail of the working yarn will be over the working end. Insert your hook into the loop from behind. Yarn over and pull through the loop. Ch 1, Work all of your indicated stitches into the loop. Pull the tail end of your yarn to close the loop. Pull firmly to fasten the loop closed, this end will be weaved in and fastened off.

sc2tog invisible decrease:

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Insert your hook into the flo of the first next, insert your hook into the flo of the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and complete stitch.

Crochet Deer Ami Doll Written Pattern

First, we will start with the Buck Crochet Doll instructions, keep scrolling for the Doe Crochet Deer Doll Instruction.

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Buck (Male Deer) Pattern

Head & Body of Buck deer
RndDescriptionSt Count
1Starting with the MC and Oyster Heather Yarn, sc 6, do not join and work continuously.6
22sc in each st around.12
3*2sc in first, sc in next st*; repeat from * to * around.18
4*2sc in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around.24
5*2sc in first, sc in next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * around.30
6*2sc in first, sc in next 4 sts*; repeat from * to * around.36
7-14sc in each st around.36
15*sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sts*; repeat from * to * around.30
16*sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * around.24
17*sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around.18
18sc in each st around. Fasten off Oyster Heather.18
19With Camel Heather Yarn, working in the blo for this rnd, sc in each st around. Begin stuffing the piece with fiberfill as you go.18
20*2sc in first, sc in next 8 sts*; repeat from * to * around.20
21sc in each st around.20
22*2sc in first, sc in next 4 sts*; repeat from * to * around.24
23sc in each st around.24
24*2sc in first, sc in next 5 sts*; repeat from * to * around.28
25-28sc in each st around.28
29Working in the blo for this rnd, sl st in each st around.28
30Working in the blo for this round, *sc2tog in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around. Fasten off Camel Heather.21
31With Oyster Heather Yarn, working in the flo for this rnd, sc in each st around.21
32Working in the blo for this rnd, *sc2tog, sc in next*; repeat from * to * around, place washers in the bottom for weight.14
33sc2tog around, fasten off leaving a tail, using the tail end weave through the flo of remaining sts and pull closed, weave in end and fasten off.7
Arms of Buck Deer (Make 2)
RndDescriptionSt Count
1Starting with the MC and Oyster Heather Yarn,sc 6, do not join and work continuously.6
2*2sc in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around. Fasten off Oyster Heather.8
3-4With Camel Heather Yarn, sc in each st around.8
5sc2tog, sc in remaining sts around.7
6sc2tog, sc in remaining sts around, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip stitch the arms to the doll on rnd 20 of the body.6
Buck & Doe Deer Hat
RndDescriptionSt Count
1Starting with the MC and Camel Heather or Almond Yarn, sc 6, do not join and work continuously.6
22 sc in each st around.12
3*2sc in first, sc in next st*; repeat from * to * around.18
4*2sc in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around.24
5*2sc in first, sc in next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * around.30
6*2sc in first, sc in next 4 sts*; repeat from * to * around.36
7-9sc in each st around.36
10(Brown) x 11, (White) x 3, (Brown) x 7, (White) x 3, (Brown) x 12.36
11(Brown) x 10, (White) x 5, (Brown) x 5, (White) x 5, (Brown) x 11.36
12(Brown) x 10, (White) x 5, (Brown) x 5, (White) x 5, (Brown) x 11.36
13(Brown) x 9, (White) x 7, (Brown) x 3, (White) x 7, (Brown) x 10.36
14Working in the blo for this round, (Brown) x 9, (White) x 7, (Brown) x 3, (White) x 7, (Brown) x 10.36

Using White Yarn, stitch ‘V’s to the front of the hat as shown in the image, and on the back as well for extra little touches.

Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern
Chart for Crochet Deer Hat
Deer Ears (make 2 for Buck and 2 for Doe)
RndDescriptionSt Count
1Starting with the MC and White Yarn, sc 6, do not join and work continuously.6
2With Camel Heather or Almond, 2 sc in first, sc in next 2, 3 sc in the next st, sc in the last 2 sts, fasten off and use an invisible join.10
Buck Deer Antlers (Make 2)
RndDescriptionSt Count

First Spike

1Starting with the MC and Grizzly Heather, sc 4, do not join and work continuously.4
2sc in each st around, fasten off, weave in end and set aside.4
 Second Spike 
1Starting with the MC and Grizzly Heather, sc 4, do not join and work continuously.4
2-4sc in each st around, fasten off, weave in end, and set aside.4
5For this round, we will work around the first and the second spike, sc around all 8 sts.8
6*sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around.6
7sc in each st around, fasten off leaving a tail & stitch to each side of the hat.6
Buck Deer Scarf
RndDescriptionSt Count
1With Garnet Heather, ch 36, starting in the first ch from the hook sc 36, fasten off and weave in ends, tie around the neck of the buck.36
Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern
Deer Tail
RndDescriptionSt Count
1Starting with the MC and Camel Heather, sc 4, do not join and work continuously.4
2*2sc in first, sc in next st*; repeat from * to * around.6
3*2sc in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around.8
4*sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around, fasten off with a long tail, and sew to the back of the deer. With your yarn needle and White Yarn, stitch white lines to the bottom of the tail if desired.6
Finishing & Details

With Twill Fingering Weight Yarn in Graphite, stitch eyes on the front of the doll’s face on rounds 11 & 12. If shading is desired for the cheeks, use either make-up or pastels and a small brush and paint the powder onto the face of the crochet deer doll.

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Doe (Female Deer) Pattern

Head & Body of Doe deer
RndDescriptionSt Count
1Starting with the MC and Oyster Heather Yarn, sc 6, do not join and work continuously.6
22 sc in each st around.12
3*2sc in first, sc in next st*; repeat from * to * around.18
4*2sc in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around.24
5*2sc in first, sc in next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * around.30
6*2sc in first, sc in next 4 sts*; repeat from * to * around.36
7-14sc in each st around.36
15*sc2tog, sc in the next 4 sts*; repeat from * to * around.30
16*sc2tog, sc in the next 3 sts*; repeat from * to * around.24
17*sc2tog, sc in the next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around.18
18sc in each st around. Fasten off Oyster Heather Yarn.18
Neck RuffleWith White Yarn, working in the flo for this rnd, *work the following into the next st: [(sc, ch 1) twice, sc]*; repeat from * to * around. Fasten off White Yarn90  inc. chains
19With Almond Yarn, working in the unworked blo from the previous rnd, sc in each st around.18
20*2sc in first, sc in next 8 sts*; repeat from * to * around.20
21sc in each st around.20
22*2sc in first, sc in next 4 sts*; repeat from * to * around.24
23sc in each st around.24
24*2sc in first, sc in next 5 sts*; repeat from * to * around.28
25-26sc in each st around, do not fasten off Almond Yarn.28
Skirt 1With Color Garnet Heather, working in the flo for this rnd, 3 sc in each st around.84
Skirt 2sc in each st around, fasten off.84
27With Almond Yarn, working in the unworked blo from the previous rnd, sc in each st around (chaining 1 at the beginning of the rnd might be necessary to get started).28
28sc in each st around.28
29Working in the blo for this rnd, sl st in each st around.28
30Working in the blo for this round, *sc2tog in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around. Fasten off Almond Yarn.21
31With Oyster Heather Yarn, working in the flo for this rnd, sc in each st around.21
32Working in the blo for this rnd, *sc2tog, sc in next*; repeat from * to * around, place washers in the bottom for weight.14
33sc2tog around, fasten off leaving a tail, using the tail end weave through the flo of remaining sts and pull closed, weave in end and fasten off.7
Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern
Arms of Doe Deer (Make 2)
RndDescriptionSt Count
1Starting with the MC and Oyster Heather Yarn, sc 6, do not join and work continuously.6
2*2sc in first, sc in next 2 sts*; repeat from * to * around, fasten off Oyster Heather Yarn.8
3With White Yarn, sc in each st around, fasten off White Yarn.8
4With Camel Heather Yarn, working in the blo for this rnd, sc in each st around.8
5sc2tog, sc in remaining sts around.7
6sc2tog, sc in remaining sts around, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Whip stitch the arms to the doll on rnd 20 of the body.6
Doe Finishing & Details

Follow the same instructions as the Buck Deer for the hat & ears.

With Twill Fingering Weight Yarn in Graphite, stitch eyes on the front of the doll’s face on rounds 11 & 12. If shading is desired for the cheeks, use either make-up or pastels and a small brush and paint the powder onto the face of the crochet deer doll.

Deer Amigurumi Crochet Doll Pattern

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