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Little Snowman | Advent Cal 2019 – free crochet pattern

It’s the 1st day of December and we are very excited to welcome you to Advent Cal 2019!  Behind the calendar’s first door this little snowman has been patiently waiting to be found. Now he’s very happy to meet you and hopes you will enjoy making him!

We hope you’ll have a lot of fun crocheting along with us until Christmas and can’t wait to see your makes! 

Happy crocheting!

Day 1 of #adventcal2019: Little Snowman

(You can find this pattern also on @iwannabehara)

Materials

– 100% Cotton yarn 125gr/50m (or any yarn you prefer) in colours (small amounts): off white (or white), red, green, black. Also, a thread of orange yarn for the nose.

You can choose of course other colours if you like.

– Crochet hook for yarn you use. I used a 3mm hook.

– Scissors

– Tapestry needle

– Stitch marker or thread of yarn (whatever works for you) as we will work in continuous rounds (spiral)

– Soft toy stuffing

Finished size of snowman: if worked with suggested yarn and hook, approx. 9cm (3.5 in) without the hat – height of hat: 10cm (3.90 in)

Abbreviations (US terms)

mr – magic ring

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase: work 2sc in same stitch. For the hat work 2dc in same stitch.

dec – decrease: work 2sc together as 1; Tip: do this by putting your hook only through the front loops of the stitches

bl – back loops

fl – front loops

rnd(s) – round(s)

[…] x… – repeat instructions within [] x … times

(…) – total number of stitches in this rnd

FO – fasten off

Snowman

Head and Body:

We will start from the head.

With off white (or white)

1. 6 sc in a mr

2. [inc] x6 (12)

3. [sc, inc] x6 (18)

4. [2sc, inc] x6 (24)

5. [3sc, inc] x6 (30)

6. – 10. (5 rnds) 30sc

11. [4sc, inc] x6 (36)

12. – 15. (4 rnds) 36sc

16. in bl only 36sc

17. – 21. (5 rnds) 36sc

22. [5sc, inc] x6 (42)

23. [6sc, inc] x6 (48)

24. 48sc

25. [6sc, dec] x6 (42)

26. [5sc, dec] x6 (36)

27. [4sc, dec] x6 (30)

28. [3sc, dec] x6 (24)

Stuff the snowman and continue stuffing as you go.

29. in bl only 24sc

30. [2sc, dec] x6 (18)

31. [sc, dec] x6 (12)

32. [dec] x6 (6)

FO leaving a long tail to close the remaining hole with the tapestry needle. Pull tightly and secure yarn end.

Scarf:

Hold the snowman upside down and work in fl of rnd 16:

crochet scarf on snowman

1. With red yarn work 36 sc in the fl of this rnd; change to green; do not join;

2. 36sc; change to red

3. 36sc, sl st

FO and weave in ends.

– With black yarn embroider eyes, mouth, buttons, arms and eyebrows.

– With orange yarn embroider nose.

Hat:

Start with red yarn. Do not join.

1. 4dc in a mr

2. 4dc

*Make sure you are facing the right side.

3. [inc] x4 (8)

4. 8dc

5. [dc, inc] x4 (12)

6. 12dc

7. [2dc, inc] x4 (16)

8. 16dc

9. [3dc, inc] x4 (20)

10. [4dc, inc] x4 (24)

11. [5dc, inc] x4 (28)

12. [6dc, inc] x4 (32); change to green

13. 32 sc, sl st

FO and weave in ends.

– With green yarn embroider some “x” to the hat.

– Add pompom or attach green yarn to the top of the hat.

Finished!

crochet snowman

I hope you have enjoyed making this little snowman!

I would love to see your snowman so please tag me @iwannabehara 😉

Don’t forget to use and follow #adventcal2019 to share your makes and see all the free crochet patterns.

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