His First Snowman
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His First Snowman

Remember the pride you felt when making your first snowman? Here’s a sweet decoration to hang on the tree or add to your mantel.

Designed by Michele Wilcox

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5]
  • Split-Ring Stitch Marker
  • Stuffing
  • Yarn Needle
  • Black Embroidery Floss and Embroidery Needle
  • 3 ¼-inch Black Buttons
  • 4 ¼-inch Red Buttons
  • Red Crayon
 

Project Instructions

MEASUREMENTS
Snowman & Boy are 6¼ inches tall.
 

GAUGE
16 sc = 4 inches; 16 rounds = 4 inches. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS
Sc2tog = [draw up a loop in next st] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
 

To Change Color: Work last st of row until 2 loops are left on hook, drop old color, yo with new color and complete stitch. Fasten off old color.
 

NOTE: Do not join rounds; instead, place marker in first st of round and move up as work progresses.
 

SNOWMAN
Head & Body
With A, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6 sts.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
Round 3: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 18 sts.
Rounds 4-7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around – 9 sts.
Round 9: 2 sc in each st around – 18 sts.
Round 10: * Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Rounds 11-14: Sc in each st around.
Round 15: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around – 12 sts.
Round 16: 2 sc in each st around – 24 sts.
Round 17: * Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 30 sts.
Rounds 18-22: Sc in each st around.
Round 23: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around – 15 sts. Add stuffing.
Round 24: Sc in next st, [sc2tog] 7 times – 8 sts. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave tail through remaining sts and draw tight.
 

Carrot Nose
With G, ch 3.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch. Fasten off, leaving long tail for sewing.
 

Hat
With F, ch 2.
Rounds 1-3: Work same as Head & Body Rounds 1-3 – 18 sts.
Round 4: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around.
Rounds 5-7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: Working in front loops only, 2 hdc in each st around – 36 sts. Fasten off.
 

Finishing
Sew Carrot Nose in half and sew into place on Snowman’s face. Embroider eyes according to picture. Sew buttons in place. Sew Hat on Head. Weave in ends.
 

BOY
Head & Body
With B, ch 2.
Rounds 1-8: Work same as Snowman Head & Body Rounds 1-8 – 9 sts.
Round 9: Sc in each st around.
Round 10: 2 sc in each st around – 18 sts.
Round 11: Sc in each st around.
Round 12: Repeat Round 11; change to C.
Round 13: With C, sc in each st around.
Rounds 14-16: Sc in each st around. Add stuffing.
Round 17: Working in back loops only, * sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around – 12 sts.
Round 18: * Sc2tog; repeat from * around – 6 sts. Fasten off; draw remaining sts together.
 

Legs (Make 2)
With E, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6 sts.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.
Round 3: Sc in next 5 sts, [2 sc in next st] 2 times; sc in next 5 sts – 14 sts.
Round 4: Working in back loops only, sc in each st around.
Round 5: Sc in next 5 sts, [sc2tog] 2 times; sc in next 5 sts – 12 sts.
Round 6: * Sc in next st, sc2tog; repeat from * around – 8 sts.
Round 7: Sc in each st around.
Round 8: Working in front loops only, * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around; change to C – 12 sts.
Round 9: With C, working in unused back loops of Round 7, sc in each st around – 8 sts.
Round 10: Sc in each st around. Fasten off. Add stuffing. Turn up cuff of boot.
 

Coat
With D, ch 13.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 12 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * across; turn – 18 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, * sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * across; turn – 21 sts.
Rows 4-8: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. Fasten off at end of Row 8.
 

Collar
With A, ch 15.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 14 sts. Fasten off.
 

Coat Panel
With D, ch 9.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 8 sts. Fasten off.
 

Arms (Make 2)
With D, ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 6 sts.
Round 2: * Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 9 sts.
Rounds 3-7: Sc in each st around. Fasten off D at end of Round 7.
Round 8: Join E in back loop of any st, ch 1, sc in back loop only of each st around.
Rounds 9-10: Sc in each st around. At end of Round 10, add stuffing, fasten off and draw remaining sts together.
Cuff-Round 11: Join A in any unused loop of Round 7, ch 1, sc in front loop only of each st around; join with a slip st. Fasten off.
 

Thumbs (Make 2)
With E, ch 2.
Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. Fold in half and sew in place.
 

Hat
With C, ch 2.
Rounds 1-3: Work same as Snowman Head & Body Rounds 1-3; change to D at end of Round 3 – 18 sts
Round 4: With D, * sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Round 5: Sc in each st around; change to C.
Round 6: Sc in next 3 sts, * (sc, ch 1, hdc) all in next st, dc in next 2 sts, (hdc, ch 1, sc) all in next st, ** sc in next 10 sts; repeat from * to **; sc in next 3 sts. Fasten off.
 

Finishing
Sew Hat in place. Embroider face referring to photo. Color cheeks with red crayon. Sew Legs in place. Wrap Coat around Body with opening in front. Sew opening closed. Sew Coat Panel over opening; sew buttons in place. Sew Collar around neck. Sew Arms to Coat. Tack Boy and Snowman together.
 

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
yo = yarn over
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.
 

MATERIALS
Red Heart® "Super Saver®": 1 Skein each 313 Aran A, 334 Buff B, 400 Grey Heather C, 505 Aruba Sea D, 319 Cherry Red E, 312 Black F, 256 Carrot G
Crochet Hook: 3.75mm [US F-5]
Split-Ring Stitch Marker
Stuffing
Yarn Needle
Black Embroidery Floss and Embroidery Needle
3 ¼-inch Black Buttons
4 ¼-inch Red Buttons
Red Crayon

Tips

Make sure to fill these pieces firmly with stuffing for a decoration that will stand up on its own.