It’s been almost a year since I released my free Christmas plush sewing pattern for Doodles the Deer! For this holiday season, I’m releasing a mash-up of Doodles the Deer and my other free patterns for making Christmas plush and plush ornaments! I’ve updated the Doodles the Deer pattern, so the arms, legs, antlers, and scarf can be interchanged among all the different animal patterns I’ve released. I’ve also finally made kits for Doodles the Deer as well as kits for all the Christmas plush and ornaments! So now it’s time to deck the halls with everything from cuddly stuffed reindeer corgis to reindeer raccoon ornaments!
The tutorial below includes photos and written instructions for making the new Doodles the Deer either with or without socks. It also shows how to make a scarf and add antlers to other animals in my free pattern library. You will want to refer to the respective tutorial for whichever animal body you choose to make.
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If you decide to sew your animals with natural fleece, I recommend using a 90/14 ball point needle; and if you sew with organic cotton thread, I recommend making your final stitch a stretch stitch (a stretch stitch is fairly permanent, so baste first when needed).
If making a Christmas animal other than the deer, you will need to print both the pattern for the animal you wish to make and the antler and/or socks and legs from the new Doodles the Deer pattern.
Print pattern at 100%. (See a tutorial on printing and assembling patterns here.)
If you’d prefer to crochet a scarf, I’ve provided crochet instructions for both a tiny and full-size scarf at the bottom of this section.
Sewn Cowl Scarf
*Measure the circumference around animal right under its nose. You’ll want your scarf to fit snugly under this area. Add half an inch (if using ¼-in seam allowance) to the amount you measured. We’ll call this final dimension ‘X.’ (My full-size deer measured 15.5-in around, so I added 1/2-in to get 16-in. So, for my deer, X=16-in.My tiny deer measured 7.5-in around, so I added 1/2-in to get 8-in. So, for my tiny deer, X=8-in.)
Crocheted Cowl Scarf (Full Size)
Crocheted Cowl Scarf (Tiny Size)
If you’d like to try sewing a Christmas animal or an ornament with organic fabric, I have fabric kits available with just the right amount of hand-dyed organic fabric to complete the project.
I’d love to see what you make with this pattern! Post your photos in my Fluffmonger Patterns group on Facebook or share them with Fluffmonger on social media using #fluffmongerpatterns!
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