Friday, 24 November 2017

Hanging Snowman

A little snowman for the Christmas tree! 



You will need:
  • Yarn needle 
  • Soft toy filling
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • DK Yarn
    • Approx. 10g each
Stitches and abbreviations used:
(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring (sc unless otherwise specified)
  • Ch - Chain 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch      
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • BLO – Back loop only
  • DC – Double crochet
  • HDC – Half double crochet
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • R – Round or Row
  • FO - finish off

Other things to note....
  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch
  • Remember to stuff the product as you work




Body - White
1.
MC (6)
2.
*INC * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
*2sc, inc * (24)
5-8
Sc (24) – if using safety eyes, place between R 6-7 approx. 4 st apart.
9.
*2sc, dec * (18)
10.
*1sc, dec * (12) – stuff the head adding more to the head and body until closing
11.
*dec * (6)
12.
*inc * (12)
13.
*inc * (24)
14.
*5sc, inc * (28)
15-19.
Sc (28)
20.
*5sc, dec * (24)
21.
*2sc, dec * (18)
22.
*1sc, dec * (12)
23.
*dec * (6)

FO – Close hole.


Hat – Black
1.
MC (6)
2.
*Inc * (12)
3.
*1sc, inc * (18)
4.
BLO – sc (18)
5-7.
Sc (18)
8.
FLO - *2sc, inc * (24)
9.
*3sc, inc * (30)

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to head




Scarf – Red
1.
Ch 25

FO – Leaving yarn tail to sew to body.


Eyes and buttons – French knot
Nose – embroidered on with yarn


Hanging loop – when sewing one of the pieces onto the body, move the yarn to the head and loop round. Hold this loop in place whilst you carry on sewing the rest of the piece on with that strand of yarn. This secures the loop in place.

1 comment:

  1. I made this with normal yarn and then chunky yarn for a bigger snowman. They are so cute. Thanks again. Keep them coming.

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