This snowman stands approximately 6 inches tall and is suitable for all crocheters. I hope you enjoy this pattern, and if you post pictures, please hashtag #laurajaworski & tag me @bugburrypond so I can share your creations.
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Happy crocheting & happy winter! ⛄
Skill Level: Easy
This snowman stands approximately 6 inches tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.
Worsted weight yarn (white, blue, orange, brown)
Crochet thread or light weight yarn (brown or black)
4.0 mm hook
Safety eyes (6mm, or to your preference)
Needle for sewing
Polyester or other stuffing
Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds
Hot glue (optional)
MC = Magic circle
St = Stitch
Sc = Single crochet
Ss = Slip stitch
Rep = Repeat
Inc = Increase
2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease
Ch1 = Chain one
BLO = Back loop only
F/o = Finish off
A note about the magic circle:
Also known as a magic loop or magic ring. If you prefer not to use a magic circle, simply create a slip knot, chain two, and begin by placing your first round of stitches into the first chain. Pull tightly on your tail to close the gap and continue with the pattern as written. Once you have worked a few more rounds, weave your yarn tail back and forth on the underside to secure your piece and close any remaining gap.
A note about working in a spiral:
This little snowman is worked in a spiral which means that each round continues into the next without a slip stitch and chain. You will not turn your work while making this project.
A note about counting stitches:
Using a stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to mark the first stitch of each round will help you track your progress. Move the marker as you complete each round.
Click here for The Christmas Pudding Gnome Free Crochet Pattern.
A note about BLO:
For the back loop only round, you will work all of your stitches into the back loop of each stitch. For all other rounds, work into both loops of each stitch.
A note about increasing and decreasing:
For an increase, crochet two stitches in the same stitch. For a decrease, crochet two stitches together, preferably using the invisible decrease method.
A note about reading the pattern:
Before beginning a pattern, it helps to read through the abbreviations list. If you need help with a technique, refer to a written or video tutorial, or keep a crochet book handy. Below is a round from the pattern, followed by a detailed description of the instructions.
Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)
Beginning round four, add one single crochet into each of the next two stitches. Add two single crochet stitches in the following stitch. Repeat the pattern of one single crochet in each of the next two stitches followed by an increase until you reach the end of round four. There should be 24 stitches in your completed round.
A note about the invisible finish technique:
For the invisible finish technique, complete the last stitch of your pattern. Snip your yarn, leaving a tail long enough for sewing. Pull the loop on your hook, drawing the snipped yarn tail free. Next, thread the yarn tail onto your needle and bring it through both loops of the stitch following the next stitch. Bring your yarn tail through the back loop of the last stitch of your final round, pulling until you’ve created a v that is comparable in size to the rest of your stitches. Weave your yarn tail on the backside of your piece to secure.
Now let’s get started!
Head & Body (beginning at the top, with white yarn):
Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)
Rnd 6-10: 1sc in each st (30)
(Add your safety eyes between rounds 3 & 4 with 3 sts between)
Rnd 11: 3sc then 2tog, rep (24)
Rnd 12: 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)
Rnd 13: 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
Rnd 14: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 15: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)
(Begin stuffing your snowman. You can continue stuffing as you go. Note: be careful not to overstuff the bottom so your snowman will sit flat.)
Rnd 16: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)
Rnd 17: 4sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (36)
Rnd 18-23: 1sc in each st (36)
Rnd 24: 4sc then 2tog, rep (30)
Rnd 25: 3sc then 2tog, rep (24)
Rnd 26: 2sc then 2tog, rep (18)
Rnd 27: BLO 1sc then 2tog, rep (12)
Rnd 28: 2tog 6 times (6)
Snip your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail through the front loops of the six remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure, then hide the yarn tail inside the body, pulling up slightly so your snowman sits flat.
Hat (beginning at the top, with blue yarn):
Rnd 1: MC with 4sc (4)
Rnd 2-3: 1sc in each st (4)
Rnd 4: 3sc then 2sc in the next st (5)
Rnd 5: 4sc then 2sc in the next st (6)
Rnd 6: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (9)
Rnd 7: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (12)
Rnd 8: 1sc in each st (12)
Rnd 9: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 10: 1sc in each st (18)
Rnd 11: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)
Rnd 12: 1sc in each st (24)
Rnd 13: 3sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (30)
Snip your yarn and f/o using the invisible finish technique.
Click here for The Little Gnome Free Crochet Pattern.
Nose (with orange yarn):
Rnd 1: MC with 8sc (8)
Rnd 2: 1sc in each st (8)
Rnd 3: 2tog 4 times (4)
Snip your yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing. Weave your yarn tail through the four remaining stitches and pull to close. Weave your yarn back and forth or knot to secure. If you plan to hot glue the nose to your snowman, snip the remaining tail.
Scarf (with blue yarn):
Ch36, f/o leaving a long tail for sewing on both ends of the scarf. You can add or subtract chains if needed.
Finishing Your Snowman:
Attaching the nose:
Stitch or hot glue the nose to your snowman between rounds 4 & 5, centered between the eyes.
Adding the hat:
Stitch or hot glue the hat to your snowman so that the front edge sits at the top center of your snowman’s head, across your first round.
Adding the scarf:
Wrap the scarf around the back of your snowman’s neck and cross at the front. Next, bring the tails down between rounds 20 and 21, with 8 stitches in between. Bring the tails through the stitches and out through the same stitch on the back of your snowman, knot the tails and hide them in the body.
Embroidering the mouth:
Embroider your snowman’s mouth across 6 stitches between rounds 5 & 6. The bottom of the smile will sit between rounds 6 & 7.
Embroidering the arms:
Begin your snowman’s arms between rounds 15 and 16, centered in the side of his body. Next, bring the yarn down and across 5 rounds, then add the hands. Bring both of your tails out of a stitch on the back of your snowman, knot the tails, then hide in the body.
And now you’re done! I hope you enjoy this snowman & if you post pictures, hashtag #laurajaworski & tag me @bugburrypond so I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
Happy crocheting, happy winter, and have a beautiful day. 💕
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