Crochet Snowman Pattern

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What’s cute, festive and soon to be on your hook?  Why this cute little crochet snowman, of course!

Crochet snowman with red hat and scarf, orange nose and brown twig arms

When you think about it, who doesn’t need a good crochet snowman in their life?

A snowman conjures up all the wonderful memories of childhood.  Outside in the winter air.  Packing snow seeping inside wet mittens. Cold noses and rosy cheeks.  And most of all.. laughter.  Because building a snowman is best done with family and friends.  And there’s sure to be a snowy mishap along the way.

Crochet snowman with red hat and scarf, orange nose and brown twig arms

So why not bring all those fun filled memories inside with an adorable crochet snowman?  He can come out just as the weather turns cold.. stay for the holidays.. and then linger a bit after Christmas, until you’re all over the snow and cold for the season.

Make a crochet snowman for yourself and smile every time you spy it in your house.  Or crochet one or more for gifts and share the smiles and memories with others.

This snowman crochet pattern is a great introduction to amigurumi.  Amigurumi is a Japanese word that means ‘knit or crochet stuffed toy’.  I love the crochet snowman as a beginner amigurumi project because there are only two stuffed pieces to make: the head and body.

You basically get the amigurumi experience without a lot of pieces to attach at the end.  And a crochet snowman is a lot like a real made from snow kinda snowman; if he’s a little misshapen from lack of experience, it just adds to the charm!

This crochet snowman is an especially fun make whether you’re looking for a fun Christmas crochet project or just something to decorate for the cold weather months.  Two simple pieces for the body and head.  Insert safety eyes.  You could also embroider the eyes or sew buttons instead.  

Then crochet two easy triangles to sew together for a little carrot nose.  Finally make some cutie pie twig arms with the help of some pipe cleaners.  A tiny bit of sewing with a yarn needle and leftover tail of yarn and ta da.. a beautiful crochet snowman! Serious fun!

This cutie pie crochet snowman is decked out in a red stocking style red hat and an easy to crochet scarf.  The buttons on the body are decorative, but you could crochet or embroider them instead or leave them off altogether.  The snowman would look adorable with a different color hat and scarf or you could go with a different hat and scarf design altogether, if you wish.  This snowman crochet pattern is easily adapted to fit your decor.

Let’s dive in to this fun crochet snowman free pattern:

Crochet Snowman

Here is what you will need:

  • US G 6/4.0 mm crochet hook (these are my absolute favorite hooks I recommend to everyone!)
  • Worsted Weight yarn
    • White: 1.5 oz, sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in White
    • Red: 3/4 oz, sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Red
    • Orange and Brown Scraps, sample used Vanna’s Choice yarn scraps
  • 12 mm safety eyes
  • (2) Pieces of brown pipe cleaner (each cut to 5.5″ in length)
  • (3) Small buttons, sample used 13 mm buttons from an assorted button pack from Hobby Lobby
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle and scissors

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Gauge is not important in this pattern.  You may use other weights of yarn.  Adjust hook size to fit your needs.  With the yarn and hook size given, gauge is about 4 single crochet stitches to an inch.

Finished crochet snowman is approximately 9.25″ tall from top of head (without hat) to bottom of body.

Special Stitches for Snowman Crochet Pattern:

Front and Back Single Crochet Post Stitches:  The brim of the hat uses single crochet post stitches.  Post stitches are worked AROUND the indicated stitch.

To make a FRONT post single crochet, insert your hook around the post of the next stitch starting in the front of the stitch, then make a single crochet as normal.

To make a BACK post single crochet, insert your hook around the next stitch starting in the back of the stitch, then make a single crochet as normal.

Find a complete photo tutorial on how to crochet post stitches here.

white crochet snowman with brown arms and orange nose

Snowman Head

With white yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts).  (Do not join, worked in rounds)

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (24 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (30 st)

R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (36 st)

R7: sc around (36 st)

R8: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (42 st)

R9-14: sc around (42 st)

R15: *sc in next 5 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (36 st)

R16: *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (30 st)

R17: *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around (24 st)

R18: *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around 18 st).  Fasten Off, leaving a long strand for sewing.

Insert 12mm safety eyes between rows 9 & 10, leaving 5 stitches in between.  Stuff head firmly.

Crochet snowman with red hat and scarf, orange nose and brown twig arms

Snowman Body

With white yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts).  (Do not join, worked in rounds)

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (24 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (30 st)

R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (36 st)

R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (42 st)

R8: *sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (48 st)

R9: *sc in next 7 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (54 st)

 R10-18: sc around (54 st)

R19: *sc in next 7 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (48 st)

R20-23: sc around (48 st)

R24: *sc in next 6 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 st)

R25-27: sc around (42 st)

R28: *sc in next 5 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (36 st)

R29-31: sc around (36 st)

R32:  *sc in next 4 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 st)

R33:  sc around (30 st)

R34:  *sc in next 3 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (24 st)

R35:  *sc in next 2 st, sc2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 st)

Fasten off.  Stuff Snowman Body.  Sew open ends of snowman head and body together.

Crochet snowman with red hat and scarf, orange nose and brown twig arms

Crochet Snowman Nose (Make 2 Sides)

The nose is made of 2 triangles which are then sewn together.

With orange yarn, chain 7

R1:  slip stitch in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next 2 chains, hdc in next chain, dc in next chain and tr in last chain.  Fasten off.

two orange crochet triangles

Make 2nd side of nose.  Then match the nose points and long sides together.  Use one of the fastened off ends to whip stitch all the way around the nose, leaving the wide end (by the triple crochet stitch) open.

Sewing together orange crochet pieces

If the strand just used to sew together is long enough, plan to use it in the subsequent step of sewing on the nose.  Otherwise weave that strand in and designate one of the other ends for sewing.

Orange crochet triangle nose with yarn needle

Take the remaining strands and cut them to about 1 to 1.5” in length and use those ends to “stuff” the nose a bit and then sew the open ends of the nose to the snowman’s face under the eyes.

photo of a digital crochet amigurumi ebook

Snowman Twig Arms (make 2)

For each arm, cut a piece of pipe cleaner to a length of 5.5 inches.  Bend over the edges just enough so that the wire end does not poke out.

brown pipe cleaner bent for twig arm

The pipe cleaner is then bent over on itself to form a little branch.  Make the first bend approximately 2.75” from one end.  This portion lies flat against the main branch portion.  Then bend the other end 1” up at an angle.  This 1” portion forms the smaller branch.

You will then crochet a covering for the pipe cleaner twig arm.

With brown yarn, chain 13.  Take a moment to hold the chain against the long part of the pipe cleaner.  The chain should extend past the pipe cleaner by 1 chain.  The finished piece will stretch a little, so if you need to pull on the chain a little to get it to “fit” then that is ok.  However, if your chain is way too big or too small, adjust the number of chains to fit.

R1:  sc in the 2nd chain and across.  Ch 1 and turn.

R2:  sc across.  Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.

brown pipe cleaner and brown crochet fabric

Fold the crochet piece over the long portion of the arm and whip stitch closed.  Fasten off but do not cut off the end yet.  Note that the small 1” twig will be sticking out of the crochet at this point.

sewing needle, brown fabric over brown pipe cleaner

Now make the covering for the small portion of the twig arm.  Chain 5 or 6 and measure against the exposed pipe cleaner in the last step.  Adjust the number of chains if need be and then crochet 2 rows of single crochet, just as in the last step.  Then fasten off, leaving a strand for sewing.

Hold piece over the pipe cleaner and use a whip stitch to sew it closed, securing it to the main, large branch.  Weave in any ends.

Using fastened off yarn ends, sew twig arm to side of snowman referring to photo.  Make several stitches to securely hold in place.  Then knot off yarn and bury in work.  Weave in any remaining ends.

Repeat process for the 2nd twig arm.

MORE HOLIDAY PATTERNS

If you love the Crochet Snowman Pattern, you might also like to check out these other patterns for the season:

Crochet Snowman Hat

With red yarn, make a magic ring

R1:  6 sc into ring (6 sts).  (Do not join, worked in rounds)

R2:  2 sc in ea st (12 st)

R3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (18 st)

R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (24 st)

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (30 st)

R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (36 st)

R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next.  Repeat from * around.  (42 st)

R8-13: sc around (42 st)

R14: Sl st to next st, ch 1, *front post sc around next st, back post sc around next st. Repeat from * around.  At end of round, join with a slip stitch to top of first stitch.

R15:  ch 1, *front post sc around next st, back post sc around next st. Repeat from * around.  At end of round, join with a slip stitch to top of first stitch, using an invisible join if desired.

crochet red hat and scarf for snowman

Snowman Scarf

Note:  If you tend to chain tightly, consider going up a hook size for the chain only portion of this scarf.

With red yarn, chain 60.

R1:  Working in the back bump of the chain, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each chain across, continuing to work in the back bump.  At the end of the row, chain 3 and attach to the bottom of the very first chain, using the invisible join method if desired.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crochet Snowman Finishing

Sew on the buttons to the front of the snowman.  Weave in any ends.  If desired, tack down the hat and scarf.

And ta da! A fun Crochet Snowman is complete!

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Crochet snowman with red hat and scarf, orange nose and brown twig arms

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5 Comments

  1. Snowman looks so cute I can’t wait to make it all I Gotta do is go get some white yarn and I will try it I love to crochet been making Dory three years if you have any afghan patterns or styles suitable for men I would love to see one I have two sons and would like to make a meeting after being in their in their football team colors thank you

  2. The instructions for the snowman body stop at row 35. Is this the end of the body? Are there any specific instructions on how to assemble? Thanks in advance.

    1. There is a sentence after that row instructing you to sew the open end of the body to the open end of the head. Sorry about that; I somehow missed inserting that line in the blog version of the pattern. If you go back you should see it there now.