Free Crochet Snowman Pattern



How is July already halfway over? I feel like it just started! We're now on week 3 of our Christmas In July event and it's time to share Sam the Snowman!

I started designing this pattern while sitting at a craft fair last November. I tried 3 different hats and couldn't get the fit and style right. Before I knew it December was over and I decided to put him away and try again later in the next year.

I pulled him out again in June and after 3 more hat tries it came together better than I imagined! His body and head are made as one piece. Plus, the facial features can be added just before closing the head. This means that his arms, nose and pieces of coal are the only part requiring sewing!

Yes, you heard that right. Hardly any pieces to sew! In these Summer months I find I am longing for quick makes since we are spending so much more time outdoors. This pattern is just that!

Feel free to mix up the yarn you use for added softness or texture. This pattern would be great made in Bernat Blanket Yarn or in a fuzzy Pipsqueak! 

If you'd like more information on our Christmas in July event (or missed Rosie the Reindeer) head over here for all of the details, materials and dates!

New to amigurumi? Be sure to check out our Tips to Amigurumi page to walk you through the basics and methods we'll be using below! You'll be 'hooked' before you know it!

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While designing this series of patterns I took your requests from the group to keep them small. They all range from 6-8 inches tall (Sam measures about 6 inches). Difference in tension may result in slightly taller or shorter animals but they should still be the perfect size for stuffing stockings this Winter!



Pattern



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Materials -

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (50g of white and small amount of dark gray, orange, and accent color for mittens and hat)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook (Here are the hooks I use!)
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for smile
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle (Bent tips work great for amigurumi)
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch markers


Abbreviations: US terminology

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase
INV DEC- Invisible decrease

HDC – Half double crochet

DC – Double crochet

FPDC/BPDC – Front post double crochet/ Back post double crochet

St(s)- Stitch(es)

Ch- Chain


NOTES-


- Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round; I like to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

- The body and head will be made as one piece.



Nose –

With orange, chain 4. DC into the 2nd chain from your hook, SC into the next and slip stitch into the last chain. Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing.






Body –

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Rounds 8-15: SC around (42)

Round 16: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 17: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 18: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 19: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 20: SC around (18)

*We will now start the head*

Round 21: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 22: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 23: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 24: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Rounds 25-31: SC around (42)


Note: Here is where we will add the facial features before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 27 and 28, 5 sts apart.

Next, sew your nose centered between the eyes and angled down. Lastly, with your crochet thread add a smile (or smirk) below the nose.

Optional – I sewed my pieces of coal on after the body and head were stuffed and closed. If you prefer, they can be sewn on here before stuffing.


Round 32: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 33: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 34: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff the head firmly

Round 35: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 36: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 37: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end.





Arms- 


With accent color, make 2 stuffing lightly at the bottom

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (15)

Round 4: SC around (15)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 6: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (9)

Change to white

Rounds 7-13: SC around (9)

At the end of round 13 pinch the arm flat and make 4 SC across the top to close, fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto the body.


Pieces of Coal –

With dark gray make 3

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 7 SC

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.





Hat – 

We will be making the hat from the bottom up as a rectangular piece. Once complete, we will sew our ends together to form a circle and close the top to form our hat.

The first row is ribbed using an alternating FPDC and BPDC. Below is a step-by-step photo tutorial to walk you through these stitches.





Hat –

With accent color ch 42

Row 1: DC in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each across, ch 2 and turn (41)

Row 2: *FPDC into the first DC, BPDC into the next*, *rep across, ch 1 and turn (41)

Rows 3-9: HDC across, ch 1 and turn (41)

Fasten off with a long tail for sewing. With your tail fold your hat ends together and sew along the edges to form a circle. Pictures 1 & 2.

Next, we will close the top to form our hat. Using your tapestry needle weave in and out of each stitch across the top. As you gently pull your string it will cinch to close. Secure with a knot on the inside and weave in your ends. Pictures 3 & 4.



Assembly –

1. First, sew the arms onto the body at round 18.

2. Next, sew your pieces of coal centered on the body.

3. Lastly, place your hat onto your snowman





Your mini snowman is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern. Feel free to share your snowman with us in the group and join us next week for our last Christmas in July pattern!

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