Snowman…again

image1Often my kids are coming up with ideas what they want me to crochet for them. This time it’s THE SNOWMAN  AND THE SNOWDOG. Yes, snowman’s green hat makes him look like the one they wanted. But look at him in red hat, hmmm…  I used my reindeer pattern to make the dog and the instructions below are for my snowman 🙂

Snowman

any yarn/wool/thread can be used, I am using DMC Petra 8 with 0.75mm hook

Abbreviations: 

(US crochet terms)
ch=chain, ss=slip stitch, sc=single crochet, 2sc=inc=increase (2sc in the same st), dec=decrease

Body/head: with white, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral (use stitch marker in the beginning of each round)
1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
2. 2sc in each st around (12)
3. *sc, inc* repeat around (18)
4. *sc, inc, sc* repeat around (24)
5. *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (30)
6. *sc, sc, sc, inc, sc* repeat around (36)
7. *inc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (42)
At this stage, I cut out a plastic/card paper circle smaller than the circle I end up with after round 7 and insert it inside my doll at the later stage before stuffing, to keep the base of my snowman flat.
8. (back loop only) sc in each st around (42)
9. *inc, sc in each of next 6sts* repeat around (48)
10. sc in each st around (48)
11.-25. repeat round 10.
26. *dec, sc in each of next 6sts* repeat around (42)
27. sc in each st around (42)
28.-30. repeat round 27.
31. *dec, sc in each of next 5sts* repeat around (36)
32. sc in each st around (36)
Start stuffing (I insert a small circle first to keep the base flat)
33. *dec, sc in each of next 4sts* repeat around (30)
34. sc in each st around (30)
35. *sc, inc* repeat around (45)
36. sc in each st around (45)
37.-43. repeat round 36.
44. *dec, sc in each of next 13sts* repeat around (42)
45. *dec, sc in each of next 5sts* repeat around (36)
46. sc in each st around (36)
Stuff more
47. *dec, sc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around (30)
48. *sc, sc, sc, dec* repeat around (24)
49. *sc, dec, sc* repeat around (18)
50. *dec, sc* repeat around (12)
51. dec around (6)
Fasten off, stuff more if needed and close the opening

Arm (make 2): with white, make a magic ring, work in rounds, close off each round with ss
1. 6sc into magic ring, join with ss (6)
2. ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with ss (12)
3. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (12)
4. repeat round 3.
5. ch1, dec, sc in each of next 10sts, join with ss (11)
6. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (11)
7. ch1, dec, sc in each of next 9sts, join with ss (10)
8. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (10)
9. ch1, dec, sc in each of next 8sts, join with ss (9)
10. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (9)
11. ch1, dec, sc in each of next 7sts, join with ss (8)
12. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (8)
13. ch1, dec, sc in each of next 6sts, join with ss (7)
14. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (7)
15. ch1, dec, sc in each of next 5sts, join with ss (6)
16. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (6)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

Nose: with orange, make a magic ring, work in continuous spiral
1. 6sc into magic ring (6)
2. *sc, inc* repeat around (9)
Fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing

Scarf: with green
chain90 (more/less for shorter/longer scarf), sc in second ch from hook and sc in each ch across, fasten off

Hat: with green, make a magic ring, work in rounds, close off each round with ss
1. 6sc into magic ring, join with ss (6)
2. ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with ss (12)
3. ch1, *sc, inc* repeat around, join with ss (18)
4. ch1, *sc, inc, sc* repeat around, join with ss (24)
5. ch1, *inc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around, join with ss (30)
6. ch1, *sc, sc, sc, inc, sc* repeat around, join with ss (36)
7. ch1, *inc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc* repeat around, join with ss (42)
8. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (42)
9.-15. repeat round 8.
16. (front loop only) ch1, 2sc in each st, join with ss (84)
17. ch1, sc in each st around, join with ss (84)
18. (optional, you may wish to fasten off after round 17.)repeat round 17.
Fasten off, weave in loose ends

 

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6 Responses to Snowman…again

  1. Sydney says:

    But how do you make the little dog? And the reindeer? They are SO STINKIN CUTE I am dying for the patterns on these two!!
    Thanks,
    Sydney

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hi! Thank you so much for your website! I’ve almost completed a snowman and I am AMAZED at how you do this detailed work all the time! It’s taken me so long. I’ve really enjoyed making this little guy. I just need to add his buttons and make a base. I can’t quite decide if I have the patience to make the doggy friend. My eyes might also need a break!
    Thanks again! Your work is beautiful! ~jen

  3. An says:

    Thank you so much , I made this for my daughter to take on spring break

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