Snowperson

Jan 16, 2009
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Introduction

This is the first pattern I've ever written, and it took me three revisions to make it so that Ms. Snowperson could stand up on her own! The pattern is for a basic, two part snowman/woman. It's up to you to make it unique--bead or button eyes, embroidered nose or mouth, a hat or fuzzy black scarf, or even a pipe cleaner camera like the one I made. Please comment on any parts that you think could be changed! Enjoy!

Materials List

Lion Brand Wool-Ease in White; one ball.
Hook (mine is a Susan Bates J10) size 6 MM
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends and embellishing with yarn)
Needle and sewing thread (sewing on buttons, beads, etc.)
Stuffing of some sort (I used cotton balls, which made it a bit lumpy; you may also need something to weigh the bottom down)
A variety of scrap yarn (again for embellishment)

Buttons, beads, or anything for eyes

Finished Size

4.5 to 5 inches tall

Gauge

I really don't know, unfortunately. It shouldn't be the end of the world if the snowman is a little bigger or smaller, though.

Notes

This is supposed to be amigurumi style, so no slip stitching/chaining 1 to begin rounds. I found that using a big bobby pin as a stitch marker was really helpful.
Make sure stitches are as tight as possible, so that they don't stretch when stuffed.
The pattern is in two parts; the head and the body are crocheted separately and then joined. Leave a long tail of yarn for joining.

There is the 'magic circle' beginning, single crochet, increasing, and decreasing in this pattern.

The Pattern

Head:
Begin with a magic circle.
1: Sc around (6 sts). Do not sl st to join round.
2: Inc around (12 sts)
3: *Sc, inc, rep from * around (18 sts).
4: Sc around, inc at 6, 13, and 20 sts (21 sts)
5: Sc around, inc at 7, 15, and 23 sts (24 sts)
6: Sc around, dec at 8, 15, and 21 sts (21 sts)
7: Sc around, dec at 7, 13, and 18 sts (18 sts)
8: *Sc, dec, rep from * around (12 sts)
9: Sc around (12 sts)

10: Sc, dec, sc, dec around (8 sts)

Body:
Begin with a magic circle.
1: Sc around (6 sts). Do not sl st to join round.
2: Inc around (12 sts)
3: *Sc, inc, rep from * around (18 sts).
4: Sc around, inc at 6, 13, and 20 sts (21 sts)
5: Sc around, inc at 7, 15, and 23 sts (24 sts)
6: Sc around, inc at 8, 17, and 26 sts (27 sts)
7: Sc around, dec at 9, 17, and 24 sts (24 sts)
8: Sc around.
9: Sc around, dec at 6, 10, 15, and 20 sts (20 sts)
10: Sc around, dec at 4, 8, 12, and 16 sts (16 sts)
11: Sc around.

12: Dec around (8 sts)

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Comments

nightskyblue wrote
on Jan 16, 2009 12:27 PM

Whoops. I forgot to say that at the end, stuff both parts, take a tapestry needle and use one of the long ends of the yarn to join it. You can embellish before or after.

SylviaCh wrote
on Mar 22, 2010 1:56 PM

This is so cute. I am new to this site so first time in here. I will be making several of these to trim my Christmas tree. Different coloured yarn for the hair on each one. Thank you.