Elena Deer

Elena Deer

Meet one of our new mythical friends. Her name is Elena Deer. Goddess of fertility. Get your hooks out ladies and gents! 

Purchase your copy of Issue 6 for the pattern of Elena's cousin, Crispin Rabbit, aka the bringer of luck.

Pattern by Yan Schenkel (Pica Pau)

PREPARATIONS

YARNS
DK or light worsted weight cotton, Mink Brown, 120g
DK or light worsted weight cotton, Mustard Yellow, 30g
DK or light worsted weight cotton, Off-White, 20g
DK or light worsted weight cotton, Black, 15g
DK or light worsted weight cotton, Pastel Pink, 10g
DK or light worsted weight cotton, Light Blue, 10g

TOOLS & MATERIALS
Crochet hook 2.75 mm[US Size C-2]
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
Fiberfill
Black safety eyes 8mm, 2

SIZE
40cm[16”]

STITCHES USED & ABBREVIATIONS
ch/s: chain/s
sc: single crochet
slst: slip stitch
inc: increase
dec: decrease
rnd: round
rep: repeat
st/s: stitch/es
( ) work or repeat all the instructions in the parenteses as directed
[ ] total number of stitches

KOEL-MAGAZINE.COM
For stitch techniques and tutorials

PATTERN NOTES
The amounts of yarn are rather small and will vary according to the yarn you choose and how loosely or tightly you crochet. This project is worked in a continuous spiral, not in joined rounds. To keep track of the rounds you may mark the beginning of a round with a st marker or a safety pin. Move your st marker at the beginning of each round. At the end of each line you will find the number of sts you should have in brackets.

BEGIN

HEAD
Start in black yarn.
Rnd 1. start 6 sc in a magic ring [6].
Rnd 2. inc in all 6 sts [12].
Rnd 3. (sc in next st, inc in next st) rep 6 times [18].
Rnd 4-5. sc in all 18 sts [18].
Change to off-white yarn.
Rnd 6. sc in all 18 st [18].
Rnd 7. (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) rep 6 times [24].
Rnd 8. sc in all 24 sts [24].
Rnd 9. sc in next 6 sts, (inc in next st, sc in next st) rep 6 times, sc in next 6 sts [30].
Change to mink brown yarn.
Rnd 10. sc in all 30 sts [30].
Rnd 11. sc in next 7 sts, (inc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) rep 6 times, sc in next 5 sts [36].
Rnd 12-13. sc in all 36 sts [36].
Rnd 14. sc in next 8 sts, (inc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) rep 6 times, sc in next 4 sts [42].
Rnd 15-16. sc in all 42 sts [42].
Rnd 17. (sc in next 6 sts, inc in next st) rep 6 times [48].
Rnd 18-24. sc in all 48 sts [48].
Insert the safety eyes between rounds 17 and 18, with about an interspace of 24 sts. Embroider short off-white lines on top of the deer’s head. Embroider two cheeks with pastel pink yarn.
Rnd 25. (sc in next 6 sts, dec) rep 6 times [42].
Rnd 26. sc in all 42 sts [42].
Rnd 27. (sc in next 5 sts, dec) rep 6 times [36].
Rnd 28. (sc in next 4 sts, dec) rep 6 times [30].
Rnd 29. (sc in next 3 sts, dec) rep 6 times [24].
Stuff the head firmly with fiberfill.
Rnd 30. (sc in next 2 stz, dec) rep 6 times [18].
Rnd 31. (sc in next st, dec) rep 6 times [12].
Rnd 32. dec 6 times [6].
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Using a tapestry needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining st and pull tight to close. Weave in the yarn end.

BODY
In mink brown yarn.
Rnd 1. start 6 sc in a magic ring [6].
Rnd 2. inc in all 6 sts [12].
Rnd 3. (sc in next st, inc in next st) rep 6 times [18].
Rnd 4. (sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) rep 6 times [24].
Rnd 5. (sc in next 3 sts, inc in next st) rep 6 times [30].
Rnd 6. (sc in next 4 sts, inc in next st) rep 6 times [36].
Rnd 7. (sc in next 5 sts, inc in next st) rep 6 times [42].
Rnd 8-22. sc in all 42 sts [42].
Rnd 23. (sc in next 5 sts, dec) rep 6 times [36].
Rnd 24-26. sc in all 36 sts [36].
Rnd 27. (sc in next 4 sts, dec) rep 6 times [30].
Rnd 28-29. sc in all 30 sts [30].
Rnd 30. (sc in next 3 sts, dec) rep 6 times [24].
Rnd 31. sc in all 24 sts[24].
Rnd 32. (sc in next 2 sts, dec) rep 6 times [18].
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stuff the body firmly with fiberfill.

CONTINUE

ARMS (make 2)
Start in off-white yarn.
Rnd 1. start 4 sc in a magic ring [4].
Rnd 2. inc in all 4 sts [8].
Rnd 3-10. sc in all 8 sts [8].
Change to mink brown yarn.
Rnd 11-26. sc in all 8 sts [8].
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stuff lightly.

LEGS (make 2)
Start in black yarn.
Rnd 1. start 5 sc in a magic ring [5].
Rnd 2. inc in all 5 sts [10].
Rnd 3-8. sc in all 10 sts [10].
Change to off-white yarn.
Rnd 9-12. sc in all 10 sts [10].
Change to mink brown yarn.
Rnd 13-36. sc in all 10 sts [10].
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stuff lightly.

EARS (make 2)
In mink brown.
Rnd 1. start 6 sc in a magic ring [6].
Rnd 2. inc in all 6 sts [12].
Rnd 3. sc in all 12 sts [12].
Rnd 4. (sc in next st, inc in next st) rep 6 times [18].
Rnd 5. sc in all 18 sts [18].
Rnd 6. (sc in next 2 sts, inc in next st) rep 6 times [24].
Rnd 7-10. sc in all 24 sts [24].
Rnd 11. (sc in next 2 sts, dec) rep 6 times [18].
Rnd 12-14. sc in all 18 st [18].
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Embroider off-white and black stripes.
Flatten and pinch the ears before sewing.

HORNS (make 2)
In off-white yarn.
Rnd 1. start 4 sc in a magic ring [4].
Rnd 2. inc in all 4 sts [8].
Rnd 3-10. sc in all 8 sts [8].
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stuff lightly.

TAIL
In mink brown.
Rnd 1. start 5 sc in a magic ring [5].
Rnd 2. sc in all 5 sts [5].
Rnd 3. inc in all 5 sts [10].
Rnd 4. sc in all 10 sts [10].
Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Flatten the tail before sewing. Does not need to be stuffed.

DRESS
In mustard yellow.
Ch 27. Crochet in rows.
Row 1. start in second ch from hook, sc in next 26 sts, ch 1, turn [26].
Row 2. sc in next 4 st, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, (sc in next st, inc in next st) rep 4 times, ch 5, skip next 5 sts, sc in next 4 st, ch 1, turn [30].
Row 3. sc in all 30 st [30].
Row 4. (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) rep 6 times, ch 1, turn [36].
Row 5. sc in all 36 sts [36].
Row 6. (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) rep 4 times, ch 1, turn [40].
Row 7. sc in all 40 sts [40].
Row 8. (sc in next 9 sts, inc in next st) rep 4 times, ch 1, turn [44].
Row 9. sc in all 44 sts [44].
Rnd 10. Making sure your row is not twisted, insert the hook in the first sc st of the previous row and crochet a sc to close the round. Continue working in a spiral.
(sc in next 10 sts, inc in next st) rep 4 times [48]
Rnd 11. sc in all 48 sts [48]
Rnd 12. (sc in next 3 sts, inc in next sts) rep 12 times [60].
Rnd 13-17. sc in all 60 sts [60].
Rnd 18. (sc in next 4 sts inc in next st) rep 12 times [72].
Rnd 19-23. sc in all 72 sts [72].
Change to light blue yarn.
Rnd 24. sc in all 72 sts [72]
Change to pastel pink yarn.
Rnd 25. sc in all 72 sts [72]
Rnd 26. slst in all 72 sts [72]
Fasten off, weave in the yarn ends.

END
Sew the head to the body. Sew the arms on both sides of the body between rounds 2 and 3. Sew the legs on both sides of the body between rounds 23 and 25. Sew the horns and the ears onto the head.