5 Little Monsters: Crocheted Snowman Ornament

Monday, November 30, 2015

Crocheted Snowman Ornament


I originally made this little snowman ornament as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Series on Here Comes the Sun and couple of weeks ago and now I am sharing it here as well. When I was trying to come up with an idea of something to make one of the first things I thought of was an ornament. Ornaments are usually pretty small which means they are also usually relatively quick to make, and you can make pretty much anything. I had made a Santa ornament a week or so before I made this and I decided it might be fun to make several ornaments all the same size and same basic shape. The shape of two balls stacked on top of each other, the top one slightly smaller that the bottom, lent itself perfectly to a snowman. So using the same basic body pattern as my Santa ornament I made this little snowman. Since then I have also shared a penguin ornament also made from the same basic body shape.



This little stuffed snowman is about 4 inches tall. He has on a top hat and scarf with little stick arms. The head and body are crocheted in one piece and the hat, scarf, and arms are crocheted separately and sewn on. The face is stitched on with yarn and small buttons are added to the front of the belly.


It is a pretty quick crochet project thanks to the small size and it will be a cute little addition to your Christmas tree.


How to Make the Crocheted Snowman Ornament

Finished size about 4" tall

You will need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in the following colors- white, black, brown, green, red, and orange (you only need a small amount of each so this is a great project for using up scraps, the red and green can be replaced with any color you want)
  • G crochet hook
  • stuffing
  • yarn needle
  • 2 small buttons (about 1/4"-3/8")
  • sewing needle
  • sewing thread
  • small piece of crochet thread 

Instructions:

Body

with white yarn
Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, 2 sc in next] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 5: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, 2 sc in next]repeat around (30 sc)
Rounds 6-9: 1 sc in each stitch (30 sc)
Round 10: [1 sc in first 3 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 11: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around, change to white yarn at the end of round (18 sc) 
begin stuffing and continue adding stuffing as needed to the end
Round 12: [1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] repeat around, change to tan yarn at the end of the row (12 sc)
Round 13: 2 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 14-16: 1 sc in each stitch (24 sc)
Round 17: [1 sc in first 2 stitches, sc2tog] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 18:[1 sc in first stitch, sc2tog] repeat around (12 sc)
Round 19: sc2tog, repeat around (6 sc)
Finish off

Hat

start with black yarn
Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc (6 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch (12 sc)
Round 3: [1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc in next] repeat around (18 sc)
Round 4: sc in blo of each stitch around (18 sc)
Round 5: 1 sc in each stitch around, at the end of round change to red yarn (18 sc)
Round 6: 1 sc in each stitch around (18 sc)
Round 7: 1 sc in each stitch around, at the end of round change to black yarn (18 sc)
Round 8: 2 sc in each stitch around (36 sc)
Finish off leaving long end for sewing

Scarf

the scarf is made in 2 pieces, the long piece wraps around the neck, the short piece fold over that piece to make the scarf ends

with green yarn
ch 21
sc in each stitch (20 sc) 
finish off leaving long end for sewing

ch 13
sc in each stitch (12 sc)
finish off and weave in ends

Arms

with brown yarn, make 2
ch 7, slip stitch in first 3, ch 4, slip stitch in those 4 and the first 4



Assembly

Stitch the hat to the top of the head, you may want it to be slightly tilted


Fold the short scarf piece over the long scarf piece, wrap the long piece around his neck and stitch together in the back, make sure the small piece is where you want it and stitch through that piece to secure



Stitch the arms to the sides of the body, just under the scarf

With thread and sewing needle sew the buttons to the front of the body

Stitch the face with black and orange yarn

Attach the crochet thread to the top of the head and tie in a loop for hanging, pull so that the knot is inside of the hat

Now you have a cute little snowman ornament to hang on your tree. 


Be sure to check out the other matching ornaments. 



6 comments :

  1. This is precious! I've only been crocheting for a short time, can you tell me what "in mr" means?

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    1. mr stands for magic ring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLUaywX0-WE

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  2. So cute! My son will love this :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I need to make ALL of your ornaments! They are THE CUTEST!!! :D

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  4. Awe, this snowman is so cute!! Love it!!

    Found you on HOHD #108.

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  5. What do u mean when it says 'sc2tog'?

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