Reindeer Basket

The Reindeer Basket is here! Aren’t you excited?!!!

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Of course we needed a Christmas version of this super cute square basket!

You can also get the Bird Baskets and Black Cat Basket patterns for free!

The Reindeer Basket is the perfect holiday addition! He’s small enough to be on your desktop or use him on the center of your kitchen table! He also makes the perfect little holder for craft supplies, such as crochet hooks, paintbrushes, and even rolls of washi tape!

Let’s make one!

Reindeer Basket


Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

  • Brown (2 oz)
  • Black (1/2 oz)

K/10.5/6.50mm Hook

Poly-fil Stuffing

9mm Animal Eyes

10mm Red Jingle Bell or Safety Animal Nose


Not important for this project


Approximately 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” x 4 ¼”

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

FLO = front loop only

sc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Skill Level




Beginning chains do not count as stitches

Double strands of worsted weight yarn can be used in place of super bulky yarn.



With Brown,

1. Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (10)

2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (10)

3-8. Repeat row 2

9. Ch 1, sc in the end of each row and in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (36)

10. Ch 1, sc in each st arnd, sl st to join in 1st sc (36)

11-17. Repeat round 10

18. Ch 2, FLO dc in each st arnd; Fasten.

Fold down round 18.


With Brown,

1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)

2. sc arnd (6)

3. 2 sc arnd (12)

4. *2 sc, sc* arnd (18)

5. sc arnd (18)

6. sl st, ch 5, sl st in same space ch started, sl st x 5, ch 5, sl st in same space ch started in, sl st in next st; Fasten. <Ears Created>

LEGS (Make 4)

With Brown,

1. Magic ring, ch 1, 5 sc in ring (5)

2-4. sc arnd; Fasten at the end of end 4. (5)


With Brown

Ch 5, fold in half and attach ends together.


With Black,

Right Antler

Ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same space ch started, sl st x 3; Fasten.

Left Antler

Ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 4, sl st in same space ch started, sl st x 3; Fasten.


  • Insert safety eyes between rounds 4 & 5 on head, so they line up with the inner side of the ear, leaving 3 sts between them.
  • Stuff head slightly (I used yarn scraps) and attach to the center of one side of basket, over rounds 10-14 approximately.
  • Attach antlers between the ears, so they are up against their respective ear, with the ch-4 portion over the ear and the ch-3 portion pointing toward the center.
  • Attach jingle bell to top center of nose on round 2.
  • Attach tail to the side opposite of head, centered over round 10.
  • Attach legs to bottom of basket, one stitch in from each corner (on the front and back), over round 9.
  • Hide all strings.

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2 thoughts on “Reindeer Basket”

  1. Looks cute. Can you tell me when the cat and bird patterns might be? The links you provided appear to be broken.

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