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    Crochet Snowman

    Posted by  ·  November 27, 2014

    You are going to love this Crochet Snowman!  I love to make handmade ornaments, these crochet snowman would also be darling as a holiday decoration!  Another fun way to decorate for christmas is stockings, this crochet christmas stocking is fast and easy!

     

    Crochet Snowman

    Hello Lovelies!
    It’s Matt here from accordingtomatt.blogspot.com. I’ve been getting in the festive spirit and have had a rather splendid time working on this super easy, yet mega cute crocheted snowman. These snowmen look great as stand alone ornaments, or maybe add a little loop to hang them from your Christmas tree?

     

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    How to Make a Crochet Snowman

    youwillneed
    • White, red, brown and black yarn. Ive used a mercerized cotton (dk weight),  along with a 3mm crochet hook.
    • Orange embroidery floss, along with a 1mm crochet hook.
    • polyester toy stuffing.
    • Decorative eyes. I used glass eyes, alternatively safety or googly eyes would work just as well.
    • Decorative diamond embellishments (optional)
    • Red ribbon (approximately 5mm in width)
    • Darning needle
    • Scissors
    • Glue.


    abbreviations

    • ch = Chain
    • ss = Slip Stitch
    • sc = Single Crochet (UK Double Crochet)
    • hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK Half Treble Crochet)
    arms

    (make 2)

    Using 3mm crochet hook and the brown yarn.

    With a slip knot on your hook, Ch 8, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st into next chain.
    Ch 3, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, and into all remaining chains.

    IMG_7468 snowman body

    The body of the Snowman is worked in a continuous round. Use a marker to mark the beginning of each round.

    Using White yarn.

    Round 1: 8 sc into magic loop (8 sc)
    Round 2: 2 sc into each stitch (16 sc)
    Round 3: sc into each stitch (16 sc)
    Round 4: *2 sc into first stitch, sc into next stitch* repeat 7 more times (24 sc)
    Rounds 5 – 9: sc into each stitch (24 sc)
    Round 10: *sc 2 tog, sc into next stitch* repeat 7 more times (16 sc)
    Round 11: sc into each stitch (16 sc)
    Round 12: *sc 2 tog* repeat 7 more times (8 sc)
    Fasten off leaving a long tail.
    Before you stuff and close up the body of the Snowman, attach the two arms on either side (use picture for reference).
    Thread a darning needle with the tails of the arms and sew into the body, hiding the ends on the inside.
    Stuff the body with toy stuffing. Use a pen or blunt object to help stuff the filling through the tiny opening.
    Thread a darning needle with the tail of the body and weave all 8 stitches together. Pull tight for a snug closure. Sew in ends.

    IMG_7490 snowhead

    The head of the Snowman is worked in a continuous round. Use a marker to mark the beginning of each round.

    Using White yarn.

    Round 1: 8 sc into magic loop (8 sc)
    Round 2: 2 sc into each stitch (16 sc)
    Round 3 – 6: sc into each stitch (16 sc)
    Round 7: *sc 2 tog* repeat 7 more times (8 sc)
    Fasten off leaving a long tail.

    Stuff the head with toy stuffing. Use a pen or blunt object to help stuff the filling through the tiny opening.
    Thread a darning needle with the tail of the head and weave all 8 stitches together. Pull tight for a snug closure.
    Use remaining tail end, to sew the head to the body of the Snowman.

    IMG_7496 Scarf

    Using Red yarn.

    Round 1: ch 25, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc into each stitch till end. (24 sc) Fasten off.
    Attach short strands of yarn and secure with a knot, to create tassels on both ends of the scarf. Trim tassels to the same length.

    IMG_7503 top hat

    Using Black yarn.

    Round 1: 6 sc into magic loop, sl st into first sc. (6 sc)
    Round 2: ch 1 (does not count as sc), 2 sc into each stitch around, sl st into first sc. (12 sc)
    Round 3: Working into the back loops, 1 sc into each stitch around, sl st into first sc. (12 sc)
    Round 4-8: sc into each stitch around, sl st into first sc. (12 sc)
    Round 9: Working into the front loops, *2 sc into first st, sc into next st* repeat 5 more times, sl st into first sc. (18 sc)
    Fasten off leaving a tail long enough to sew the hat onto the head of the Snowman.

    IMG_7509 finishing touches

    Nose:

    Ch 4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc into next stitch, hdc into next stitch. Fasten off leaving a tail to sew into the head.
    Use the tail not only to attach the nose, but also to fashion the nose to the desired shape.

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    Embellishments

    Of course your snowman isn’t complete yet! He needs some eyes, some jewelled buttons, and a nice shiny ribbon for his hat!

    For the eyes you can either embroider them on, use glass safety eyes in the smallest size you can find (like in the picture), or even some beads.
    Use a colourful ribbon to wrap around his top hat, attach with a small blob of crafting glue.
    For the buttons on his body I went a bit more extravagant and gave him 2 glitzy Swarovski stones. Alternatively you can use tiny buttons, or reach for your embroidery floss!

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    I hope you have fun making cute little snowmen of your own!

    Matt x

    MattFarci020I’m Matt, a twenty something year old guy with a passion for all things crafty! Originally from England, but now living in Stuutgart, Germany where I perform as a dancer in Disney musical Tarzan. I have a real passion for vibrant colours and love the inspiration that they give me. Why not pop by to my blog for a visit and hopefully be inspired!

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