This snowman stands approximately 4 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 see & share your creations.
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Happy crocheting & happy winter! ⛄
Skill Level: Easy
This snowman stands approximately 4 inches tall when made with a size 4 hook and worsted weight yarn.
Worsted weight yarn (white, pink, orange, brown/black)
4.0 mm hook
Safety eyes (5mm or to your preference)
Needle for sewing
Polyester or other stuffing
Stitch marker, safety pin, or small piece of yarn to count rounds
Glue (optional but recommended)
MC = Magic circle (see pattern notes)
St = Stitch
Sc = Single crochet stitch
Ss = Slip stitch
Rep = Repeat
2tog = Crochet two together, also known as decrease (invisible decrease preferred)
BLO = Back loop only
Ch = Chain
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 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. 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.
Click here for The Christmas Pudding Ornament Free Crochet Pattern.
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!
Snowman (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 4-6: 1sc in each st (18)
Add the safety eyes between rounds 4 & 5 with 2 stitches between.
Rnd 7: 1sc then 2tog (12)
Begin stuffing your snowman head; you can continue to stuff as you go.
Rnd 8: 2tog x 6 (6)
Rnd 9: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 10: 1sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (18)
Rnd 11: 2sc then 2sc in the next st, rep (24)
Rnd 12-14: 1sc in each st (24)
Rnd 15: 2sc then 2tog (18)
Begin stuffing your snowman body; you can continue to stuff as you close. Be careful not to overstuff the bottom so your snowman will sit flat.
Rnd 16: BLO 1sc then 2tog (12)
Rnd 17: 2tog x 6 (6)
Snip your yarn. Pull your yarn tail free, then 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 and hide the yarn tail inside the snowman, pulling up slightly so the bottom of your snowman sits flat.
Hat (with pink yarn):
Rnd 1: MC with 6sc (6)
Rnd 2: 2sc in each st (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc then 2sc in the next st (18)
Rnd 4-8: 1sc in each st (18)
Rnd 9: ss loosely in each st (18)
F/o using the invisible finish technique.
Note: You can add or subtract rounds of 18 stitches to adjust the length of your hat.
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To create the pompom:
To create the pompom, wrap two colors of yarn around two of your fingers 8-10 times, depending on the size of the pompom you would like (see photos). Next, slide the loops carefully off your fingers, making sure to keep the loops together. Cut a long strand of yarn and wrap it around the loops, cinching them at the center; double or triple knot tightly to secure, then snip all of the loops free. Trim your pompom to a nice round shape then gently fluff the yarn. If you plan to sew the pompom to the hat and/or if you would like to create an ornament loop for your snowman, do not snip one of your long tails. If you plan to hot glue your pompom to the hat (recommended), trim all tails evenly.
To create an ornament loop:
To create an ornament loop, thread the long tail of your pompom on your needle, then bring it through the center of the pompom. Create the loop then bring it back through the center & tie the two tails together with a tight double knot in the same area as the knot you created when making the pompom; this is where you will attach the pompom to the hat.
Scarf (with pink yarn):
Ch30, f/o leaving a tail long enough for sewing on each end of your scarf. You can add or subtract chains depending on how you would like to wrap the scarf.
Completing your snowman (see photos):
Embroidering the nose:
To embroider the nose, cut a length of orange yarn. Beginning at the back of the snowman, bring the yarn through to the front between and just slightly beneath the eyes. You can create the nose between rounds 4&5 or between rounds 5&6, to your preference. Loop the yarn across the length of the nose (one stitch), then bring it out the back of the head. Repeat this step 1 or more times depending on the size of nose you would like. To finish, bring your yarn through the same stitch as your first tail, tie the two tails together (being careful not to warp the shape of the head), snip the yarn, then hide the tails in the snowman.
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Embroidering the mouth:
To embroider the mouth, cut a length of black/brown yarn or embroidery floss. Beginning at the back of the snowman, bring the yarn out of a stitch between rounds 5&6 and one stitch over from the eye. Next, bring the yarn down in the shape of a smile, then through a stitch between rounds 6&7, one stitch over from the beginning of the mouth. To finish, bring your yarn through the same stitch as your first tail, tie the two tails together (being careful not to warp the shape of the head), snip the yarn, then hide the tails in the snowman.
Embroidering the arms:
To embroider the arms, cut a length of black/brown yarn or embroidery floss. Beginning at the back of the snowman, bring your yarn out of the side of your snowman between rounds 9 and 10. Bring the yarn down to the length of arm you would like, then directly to the opposite side of the snowman to create the top of the second arm. Bring the yarn down to the length of arm you would like then bring it back out of the same stitch as your first tail. Knot the two tails together & hide them in the body of your snowman.
Adding the scarf:
Beginning at the back of the snowman, wrap the scarf around your snowman’s neck twice & use your yarn tails to secure; bring the tails out of the same stitch on the back of your snowman, knot the two tails together & hide them in the body of your snowman. Alternatively, wrap the scarf around your snowman’s neck and carefully hot glue into place.
Completing the hat:
Place the hat on your snowman’s head and position the pompom. Stitch or carefully hot glue the pompom to the hat, knotted side down.
Stitch or carefully hot glue the hat to your snowman if desired; gently finger block your snowman into shape.
And now you’re done! I hope you enjoy this little snowman & if you post pictures, please tag me @bugburrypond & hashtag #laurajaworski so I can share your work! You can find me @bugburrypond on Instagram, Facebook, & Pinterest.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Happy crocheting and have a beautiful day. 💕
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