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White Tail Deer Baby Crochet Pattern

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White Tail Deer Crochet Outfit by Briana K Designs
Image by Simply Different Photography

A cute little White Tail Deer Baby Crochet Pattern for ages newborn to 12 months. Newborn photography is something I’m passionate about, and if you haven’t noticed, I have a lot of newborn crochet patterns.

The themed shoots are so cute, and my little one dressed up in the white-tailed deer outfit for his newborn session too! It’s a great way to welcome your little fawn to the family.

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Crochet Hook:

Furls Hook
H Hook 5.0 mm and G Hook 4.0 mm for Antlers, or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

¾ inch wood buttons (2 of them)
Sewing Needle
Stitch Markers
Batting or yarn scraps to stuff antlers

White Tail Deer Crochet Outfit by Briana K Designs
Image by Simply Different Photography

Yarn:

Lion Brand Homespun Rococo
Lion Brand Homespun Deco
Yarn for Antlers:
Shine Sport Cream
Alternatives: Loops & Threads, Soft & Shiney Cream OR you can use Caron Simply Soft Off White

Yardage:

60 – 200 yards (55 – 183 m)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

MC- Magic Circle (some call it Magic Ring)
Ch- Chain
SC- Single Crochet
DC- Double Crochet
DC2tog- Double Crochet 2 Together
SC2tog- Single Crochet 2 Together

Gauge:

 14 sts x 8 rows = 4×4 inches with bulky weight yarn

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Size:

Newborn, 3-6 Month, 6-9 Month, 9-12 Month

Notes:

When joining rounds, join to the first DC and start the next round in the same stitch.

The number in ( ) indicates the total number of stitches.

Tip: The Homespun yarn frays easily on the ends. If you put down your work and come back to it later you may want to tape off ends to prevent fray. 

White Tail Deer Crochet Outfit by Briana K Designs
Image by Simply Different Photography

Hat

Newborn (0-3 months)

Use Homespun Rococo

Round 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2  (11)

Round 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2  (22)

Round 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (33)

Round 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (44)

Round 5-8: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2 at end of each round (44)

Round 9: DC in each stitch around. Join with beginning stitch and change to 

Homespun Deco Yarn (44)

Round 10: Ch 1, SC in each stitch around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (44)

3-6 Months

Use Homespun Rococo

Round 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2  (11)

Round 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2  (22)

Round 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (33)

Round 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (44)

Round 5: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 10 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (48)

Round 6-9: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2 at the end of each round (48)

Round 10: DC in each stitch around. Join with beginning stitch and change to 

Homespun Deco Yarn (48)

Round 11: Ch 1, SC in each stitch around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (48)

6-9 Months

Use Homespun Rococo

Round 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2  (11)

Round 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2  (22)

Round 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (33)

Round 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (44)

Round 5: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 10 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (48)

Round 6: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 11 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (52)

Round 7-10: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2 at the end of each round (52)

Round 11: DC in each stitch around. Join with beginning stitch and change to 

Homespun Deco Yarn (52)

Round 11: Ch 1, SC in each stitch around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (52)

9-12 Months

Use Homespun Rococo

Round 1: MC, DC 11 in MC. Join and Ch 2  (11)

Round 2: DC 2 in each stitch around. Join and Ch 2  (22)

Round 3: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next stitch, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (33)

Round 4: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 2 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (44)

Round 5: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 10 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (48)

Round 6: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 11 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (52)

Round 7: DC 2 in the first stitch, DC in the next 12 stitches, repeat around. Join and Ch 2 (56)

Round 8-11: DC in each stitch around, Joining and Ch 2 at the end of each round (56)

Round 12: DC in each stitch around. Join with beginning stitch and change to 

Homespun Deco Yarn (56)

Round 13: Ch 1, SC in each stitch around. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends. (56)

DIAPER COVER

Newborn 0-3 Months:

Ch 47

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 2 (46)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (46)

Row 3: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (46)

Row 4: Slip Stitch in first 12 stitches, Ch 2 and DC in same stitch, DC in the next 23 stitches, turn and Ch 1 (24 not counting the slip stitches)

Row 5: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (24)

Row 6: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (24)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (24)

Row 8: DC2tog, DC in next 20, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (22)

Row 9: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (22)

Row 10: DC2tog, DC in next 18, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (20)

Row 11: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (20)

Row 12: DC2tog, DC in next 16, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (18)

Row 13: SC2tog, SC in next 14, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (16)

Row 14: DC2tog, DC in next 12, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 15: SC2tog, SC in next 10, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (12)

Row 16: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (12)

Row 17: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (12)

Row 18-23: Repeat rows 16 and 17 three more times (12)

Row 24: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 10, DC 2 in the last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 25: SC in each stitch across, turn, and Ch 2 (14)

Row 26: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 12, DC 2 in last stitch (16)

Change to Homespun Deco Yarn 

SC evenly around the diaper cover and join with first stitch. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends.

3-6 Months

Ch 57

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 2, (56)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (56)

Row 3: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (56)

Row 4: Slip Stitch in first 14 stitches, Ch 2 and DC in same stitch, DC in the next 30 stitches, turn and Ch 1 (30 not counting the slip stitches)

Row 5: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (30)

Row 6: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (30)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (30) 

Row 8: DC2tog, DC in next 26, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (28)

Row 9: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (28) 

Row 10: DC2tog, DC in next 24, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (26)

Row 11: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (26)

Row 12: DC2tog, DC in next 22, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (24)

Row 13: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (24)

Row 14: DC2tog, DC in next 20, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (22)

Row 15: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (22)

Row 16: DC2tog, DC in next 18, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (20)

Row 17: SC2tog, SC in next 16, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (18)

Row 18: DC2tog, DC in next 14, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 19: SC2tog, SC in next 12, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (14)

Row 20: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 21: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (14)

Row 22-27: Repeat rows 20 and 21 three more times (14)

Row 28: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 14, DC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 29: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (16)

Row 30: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 16, DC 2 in last stitch (18)

Change to Homespun Deco Yarn 

SC evenly around the diaper cover and join with first stitch. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends.

6-12 Months

Ch 63

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 2, (62)

Row 2: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (62)

Row 3: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 (62)

Row 4: Slip Stitch in first 15 stitches, Ch 2 and DC in same stitch, DC in the next 34  stitches, turn and Ch 1 ( 34 not counting the slip stitches)

Row 5: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (34)

Row 6: DC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 1 ( 34)

Row 7: Repeat row 5 (34) 

Row 8: DC2tog, DC in next 30 , DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 32)

Row 9: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (32) 

Row 10: DC2tog, DC in next 28, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 30)

Row 11: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (30)

Row 12: DC2tog, DC in next 26, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 28)

Row 13: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (28)

Row 14: DC2tog, DC in next 24, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 26)

Row 15: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (26)

Row 16: DC2tog, DC in next 22, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 ( 24)

Row 17: SC2tog, SC in next 20, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (22)

Row 18: DC2tog, DC in next 18, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (20)

Row 19: SC2tog, SC in next 16, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (18)

Row 20: DC2tog, DC in next 14, DC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 21: SC2tog, SC in next 12, SC2tog, turn and Ch 2 (14)

Row 22: DC in each stich across, turn and Ch 1 (14)

Row 23: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (14)

Row 24-27: Repeat rows 22 and 23 two more times (14)

Row 28: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 14, DC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (16)

Row 29: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (16)

Row 30: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 16, DC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (18)

Row 31: SC in each stitch across, turn and Ch 2 (18)

Row 32: DC 2 in first stitch, DC in next 18, DC 2 in last stitch (20)

Change to Homespun Deco Yarn 

SC evenly around the diaper cover and join with first stitch. Join and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Antlers:

This antlers will be worked in rounds and joined. Do not chain after each round. Use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. Number in ( ) indicates total number of stitches.

Use Loops & Threads Cream

Use G Hook 4.0 mm (or 4.5 mm works too)

Large Point (make 2)

Round 1: MC, SC 6 in MC

Round 2: SC in each stitch around (6)

Round 3: SC 2 in first stitch, SC one in next, repeat to beginning of round (9)

Round 4: SC in each stitch around (9)

Round 5: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat to beginning of round (12)

Round 6: SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 7: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat to beginning of round (15)

Round 8: SC in each stitch around (15)

Repeat round 8 until the antler is approximately 4-5 inches long. Slip stitch into next stitch. Leave a long tail for attaching to hat, fasten off. 

Small Point (make 2)

For the small points you want to leave your beginning thread (approximately 10 inches long) on the outside of your work. To do this pull it through the magic ring before you tighten. We will use this thread later to shape the antler. (see photos below)

Round 1: MC, SC 4 in MC 

Round 2: SC in each stitch around (4)

Round 3: SC 2 in first stitch, SC one in next, repeat to beginning of round (6)

Round 4: SC in each stitch around (6)

Round 5: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 2 stitches, repeat to beginning of round (8)

Round 6: SC in each stitch around (8)

Round 7: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 3 stitches, repeat to beginning of round (10)

Round 8: SC in each stitch around (10)

Round 9: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 4 stitches, repeat to beginning of round (12)

Round 10: SC in each stitch around (12)

Round 11: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in next 5 stitches, repeat to beginning of round (14)

Round 12: SC in each stitch around, slip stitch into next stitch (14)

Leave a long tail to attach to large antler point, fasten off. 


Ears (make 2) 
(H- hook and Rococo Yarn)

Leave a long tail for attaching ears to hat later.

Ch 5Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 1 (4)

Row 2: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in the next 2 stitches, SC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (6)

Row 3: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in the next 4 stitches, SC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (8)

Row 4: SC in each across, turn and Ch 1 (8)

Row 5-6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: SC2tog, SC in next 4, SC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (6)

Row 8: SC in each across, turn and Ch 1 (6)

Row 9: SC2tog, SC in next 2, SC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (4)

Row 10: SC2tog twice (2)

SC around the ear and join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Tail  (H- hook and Rococo Yarn)

Leave a long tail for attaching tail to diaper cover later.

Ch 7

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn and Ch 1 (6)

Row 2: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in the next 4 stitches, SC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (8)

Row 3: SC 2 in first stitch, SC in the next 6 stitches, SC 2 in last stitch, turn and Ch 1 (10)

Row 4: SC in each across, turn and Ch 1 (10)

Row 5-6: Repeat row 4

Row 7: SC2tog, SC in next 6, SC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (8)

Row 8: SC in each across, turn and Ch 1 (8)

Row 9: SC2tog, SC in next 4, SC2tog, turn and Ch 1 (6)

Row 10: SC2tog, SC in next 2, SC2tog, turn and Ch1 (4)

Row 11: SC2tog twice (2)

SC around the tail and join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly:

Stuff small and large antlers with batting. I stuff mine generously so they hold shape when hat is on child’s head. 

Using a tapestry needle sew the small antler to the side of the large antler between rows 7-12. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Thread tapestry needle to the strand of yarn that come out of the top of the small antler. Weave the thread on the top of the antler between every other row, working your way towards the big antler. Gently pull the strand of yarn to pull the small antler into a crescent shape so it points more vertical. Fasten off and weave in end. Repeat to other antler. 

Attach antlers to the hat on each side on rows 3 and 4. Be sure to pay attention to the way the point of your antlers are facing so they appear in uniform. Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Using a tapestry needle sew the ears behind the antlers on row 4 and 5. I pull my stitches a little tighter to help hold them up.

With the tail point facing down, sew the tail onto row 2 in the middle of the diaper cover back.

Fuzzy in ears and tail:

Use  Lion Brian Homespun Deco.

Use H hook.

Using your crochet hook, pull a strand of yarn through the ear on the second row. Pull from back to the front of the ear.

In the space next to the last pull a loop through

Tie the first strand and the loop together. I like to tie twice using a double knot.

Pull loops through the next two spaces. Tie the loops together. 

Continue to pull and tie loops together working back and forth across each row until the top of the ear.

Cut loops to a ½ to ¾ inch length. Rub your hand over the yarn several times to fluff the yarn and blend it together. 

Repeat for other ear and tail.

You can let the tail curl up to show the white fuzz. For the ears fold them in so they curl towards the front of the hat.

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This pattern was originally published February 2014, updated to the blog April 2022

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