Christmas deer cupcake pattern

Christmas deer cupcake crochet pattern

Christmas decorations bring warmth and happiness to your home. Let’s crochet sweet deer cupcakes to decorate the house and create a celebration spirit! Follow the free amigurumi pattern below.

Materials:

  • Take some yarn for the cake bottom and horns, yarn of main colour (body and ears), white yarn for glazing and a muzzle – Alpina Anabel, 2.25 mm crochet hook
  • Thinner green and red yarn for decoration – Iris, 1.3 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors, needle
  • Some stuffing
  • Cardboard
  • Eyes
  • Ribbon (if you plan to use the toy as a fir-tree decoration)

Christmas deer cupcake crochet pattern free

Christmas deer cupcake amigurumi
Free crochet pattern

Abbreviations:
sc = single crochet
dec = decrease
inc = increase
dc = double crochet
tc = triple crochet
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain

The cake is crocheted from bottom up.
Start with the  colour of bottom
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: (sc in the next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: (sc in the next st, inc, sc in the next st) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 5: (sc in the next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times [30]
Rnd 6: sc in all 30 st in BACK loops, change the yarn colour in the end.
Take some cardboard and cut the circle (the diameter is equal to the bottom). Put it inside to strengthen the foundation.
Rnd 7-13: sc in all 30 st in both loops, cut off the yarn in the end.

Let’s crochet the upper “lid”
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times [12]
Rnd 3: (sc in the next st, inc) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: (sc in the next st, inc, sc in the next st) repeat 6 times [24]
Rnd 5: (sc in the next 3 st, inc) repeat 6 times.
Cut off the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the basement, sew the lid and the bottom leaving a small opening to stuff. Sew the opening, fasten off and weave in the end.

Ears (make 2):
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times.
Fasten off and cut the yarn. Fold the ear as a semicircle and sew the corner. Sew it to the main part.

Horns (2 small details and 2 big details):
Small detail
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2-4: sc in the next 5 st

Big detail
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2-6: sc in all 6 st.
Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing,

Muzzle:
8 sc in a magic ring, sl st, cut the yarn, leaving a tail for sewing.
Embroider a nose on the muzzle.

Glazing:
Rnd 1: 6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2: (inc) repeat 6 times
Rnd 3: 5 dc in one st, skip st, sl st, skip st, 2 dc, 1 tc and 2 dc in one st, skip st, sl st, skip st, 5 dc in one st, skip st, sl st. Cut off the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Glazing decoration:

Take thinner yarn, for example Iris yarn.

Berry:
6 sc in a magic ring
Rnd 2-3: sc in all 6 st
Stuff a little bit (if necessary), (dec) repeat 3 times.

Leaves (make 2):
5 ch, sc in the second st from the hook, continue crocheting 1 sc in each half-loop, sl st in the end, cut the yarn leaving a tail for sewing.

Assembly:
Sew the muzzle above the bottom colour, sew the glazing and decorations on top of the “lid”, sew horns at the sides, sew ears a bit lower than the “lid”.

Embroider or glue the eyes. You can embroider cheeks or make them using dry pastel paints. If you wish tie a ribbon to hang the toy on the fir-tree.

Christmas deer cupcake amigurumi pattern

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15 Comments

  1. These would make adorable gifts! Thanks for the pattern! Love how you used “unnatural” colors for one of them. It will be fun trying to mix and match different colors.

    I have been making amigurumi for years but have never used dry pastel paints for cheeks, or any other details for that matter. It looks great! How exactly do they work? Will they rub off in any way? Are they different from chalk pastels?

    Thanks again for the pattern!

    1. Hi Alexandra, these are soft pastels (look like chalks) that don’t contain oil. They’re fixed perfectly but can be smudged if you rub them hardly. Apply them just a little bit and smudge slightly to fix on yarn.

  2. I made one of these be a keychain. I very like this. So cute really. But, i have a problem when i make a glazing ans horns. I hope you put photo too. 🙂

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