Snowman Crochet Pattern

Crochet snowman

Please note that this pattern is for personal use only.

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Notes

This pattern uses standard UK terminology. In a nutshell: USA crocheters should substitute a single–crochet stitch where they read ‘double–crochet’ and a half–double–crochet stitch where they read ‘half–treble’. Conversion charts for UK/USA stitch terminology, yarn thicknesses and hook sizes are given on page 44 of the 2013 edition of Crochet Unravelled (page 35 in the 2005 edition).

The side facing you as you work is the ‘right side’ (i.e. the outside of the finished item).

Turning chains do not count as stitches unless specified.

Tension (or gauge) has not been specified since it is not particularly relevant to such a small item, but bear in mind that this item is stuffed, so working too loosely may cause the fibrefil to show through. Similarly, working too tightly may give a ‘tough’ looking appearance to the finished item.

Please keep this item away from babies and small children since it is not intended as a toy. Please also be aware of other health and safety issues, e.g. keep them away from candles, etc.

Finished length: 4″ (10 cm).

Instructions

Materials

Stitch Guide

Decrease: insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (2 loops on hook). Insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over and pull loop through stitch (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Foundation chain (Start at bottom of body)

With white yarn chain 2.

The Figure

Round 1

8 double–crochet in 2nd chain from hook.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (8 stitches)

Round 2

Chain 1. 2 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (16 stitches)

Round 3

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in next stitch. 2 double–crochet in next stitch) 8 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (24 stitches)

Rounds 4–6

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 7

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches. 2 double–crochet in next stitch) 6 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (30 stitches)

Rounds 8–9

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 10

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in each of next 3 stitches. 1 decrease) 6 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (24 stitches)

Rounds 11–12

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 13

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in each of next 2 stitches. 1 decrease) 8 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (18 stitches)

Round 14

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in next stitch. 1 decrease) 6 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. Fill body with fibrefil. (12 stitches)

Round 15 (the neck)

Chain 1. (1 decrease) 6 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (6 stitches)

Round 16 (the head)

Chain 1. (2 double–crochet in next stitch. 1 double–crochet in next stitch) 3 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (9 stitches)

Round 17

Chain 1. (2 double–crochet in each of next 2 stitches. 1 double–crochet in next stitch) 3 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (15 stitches)

Rounds 18–19

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 20

Chain 1. (1 double–crochet in next stitch. 1 decrease) 5 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Fill head with fibrefil. (10 stitches)

Round 21

Chain 1. (1 decrease) 5 times.

Join with a slip–stitch to first decrease.

Cut yarn, weave tail through last five stitches, pull snugly and fasten off. (5 stitches)

The Scarf

Foundation chain

With red yarn chain 34.

Round 1

1 half–treble in 2nd chain from hook. 1 half–treble in each of next 32 chain. Fasten off leaving length of yarn for sewing scarf to body. (32 stitches)

The Hat

Foundation chain

With black yarn chain 2.

Round 1

8 double–crochet in 2nd chain from hook.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (8 stitches)

Round 2

Chain 1. 2 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet. (16 stitches)

Round 3

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in back loop of each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 4

Chain 1. 1 double–crochet in each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first double–crochet.

Round 5

Chain 1. 2 half–trebles in front loop of each stitch around.

Join with a slip–stitch to first half–treble.

Fasten off. (32 stitches)

Making up

Drape scarf around neck and sew on using running stitches.

Thread a length of 3 ply gold thread to top of head and thread both ends up through hat.

Tie ends together to form hanging loop.

Sew hat onto head at a jaunty angle.

Embroider features on face and buttons on body, or glue on felt features if preferred.

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