Snowman Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Snowman Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Get ready for some Christmas fun, whatever the weather, with this free, adorable snowman amigurumi crochet pattern. This is a quick and easy-to-make project and is ideal if you are looking to add some cuteness to the holiday season. It is suitable both as a toy for a child or as a part of your Christmas decoration, and will be loved by all members of your household, regardless of age.

There were squeals of excitement from my girls today as they realised that, finally, we were only days away from December. Christmas is our favourite holiday of the year, and this year my girls started the countdown early. Yes, we’ve been listening to Christmas music since July and no, the girls still aren’t bored with it.

I can understand why. Christmas is such a special time of year; the cold days and long nights, drinking hot chocolate and watching films wearing our pyjamas, sparkling decorations and twinkling lights, finding the perfect gift for our loved ones, spending time with family, and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. What more could you ask for? Well, snow please. In the UK we always talk about a white Christmas, but rarely do we see one. Santa brought the girls sledges last Christmas, however we still haven’t had an opportunity to use them. So, this year I wanted to get a head-start on the white Christmas and designed this sweet, little snowman, to keep you in the festive spirit, whatever the weather. I’m in the process of making a few of them to use for Christmas decorations, and my girls keep sneaking them into their bedrooms to play with.

It is in the same cube style as my recent Cuddle Robot Toy, Mummy and Frankenstein. I simply adore working on each cube and then assembling it all together. It is so quick and easy to make and still looks so cute and well made. At some point I’m going to have to find a name for my cube-style amigurumi collection, as I can see myself continuing making more of them. So far the two main name contenders are Crobots (crochet robots) or Cubigurumi (cube amigurumi). What do you think? If you like either one, or have a better suggestion then contact me and let me know.

Snowman Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Below is my free Snowman amigurumi crochet pattern just for you. Or you can purchase your very own ad-free, printer-friendly version of the pattern through my Etsy or Ravelry store. The purchased pattern comes with US and UK instructions as well as clear photos.

Snowman Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

This is an easy pattern suitable for those that have practised the basics of crochet and are ready for their next project. There is no set gauge for this pattern, however the finished size should be approximately 5 inches high (13cm), excluding the hat. Here is what you will need:

Materials

  • You can use any DK or light weight yarn (other yarn thickness can be used – this will result in a different size). I used the following acrylic yarn. You don’t need much.
    • Stylecraft Special DK  in White 50g (161 yards / 148 metres) – yarn A
    • Stylecraft Special DK in Spice (around 1 yard / 1 metre) – yarn B
    • Stylecraft Special DK in Black (around 3 yards / 3 metres) – yarn C
    • Stylecraft Special DK in Lipstick (around 2 yards / 2 metre) – yarn D
  • Polyester stuffing
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Two safety eyes 9mm in diameter

Notes

  • Are you new to crochet? Here is a handy post explaining all the abbreviations.
  • I have used US crochet stitch terms for this post. Check out this US to UK stitch conversion guide if you prefer to work in UK stitches.
  • All pieces, apart from the nose and hat, are worked in rows, turning after each row.
  • The nose and hat are worked in continuous (spiral) rounds with right side facing at all times.
  • Keep your stitches tight to produce a solid looking fabric. You don’t want gaps between your stitches.
  • Carefully stuff to maintain the square shape of the amigurumi toy. You can stuff for a more firmer cuddle, however the cubes will start to take a more rounded shape.
  • When you add the stuffing, you do not want to overstuff to the point that the stuffing is visible.

Head

Make two in yarn A.

11 ch. (11 sts)

Row 1. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each st to end, 1 ch, turn. (10 sc and 1 ch)

Row 2-10 (nine rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (10 sc and 1 ch)

Row 11. 1 sc in the FL of each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (10 sc and 1 ch)

Row 12-20 (nine rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (10 sc and 1 ch)

Row 21. 1 sc in the FL of each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (10 sc and 1 ch)

Row 22-29 (eight rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (10 sc and 1 ch)

Row 30. 1 sc in each sc to end. (10 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Body

Make two in yarn A.

13 ch. (13 sts)

Row 1. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end, 1 ch, turn. (12 sc and 1 ch)

Row 2-12 (eleven rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (12 sc and 1 ch)

Row 13. 1 sc in the FL of each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (12 sc and 1 ch)

Row 14-24 (eleven rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (12 sc and 1 ch)

Row 25. 1 sc in the FL of each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (12 sc and 1 ch)

Row 26-35 (ten rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (12 sc and 1 ch)

Row 36. 1 sc in each sc to end. (12 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Arms/Legs

Make eight in yarn A.

6 ch. (6)

Row 1. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end, 1 ch, turn. (5 sc and 1 ch)

Row 2-5 (four rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (5 sc and 1 ch)

Row 6. 1 sc in the FL of each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (5 sc and 1 ch)

Row 7-10 (four rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (5 sc and 1 ch)

Row 11. 1 sc in the BL of each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (5 sc and 1 ch)

Row 12-14 (three rows). 1 sc in each sc to end, 1 ch, turn. (5 sc and 1 ch)

Row 15. 1 sc in each sc to end. (5 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Nose

Make one in yarn B.

Work 6 sc into a magic adjustable ring. Pull tail to close. (6)

Round 1-2 (two rounds). 1 sc in each sc to end. (6 sts)

Slip stitch in next stitch to smooth the edge, then fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew nose to body. Shape the nose over the end of a pencil.

Scarf

Make one in yarn D.

61 ch. (61 sts)

Row 1. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each st to end. (60 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Top Hat

Make one in yarn C.

Work 6 sc into a magic adjustable ring. Pull tail to close. (6)

Round 1. 2 sc in each sc to end. (12 sts)

Round 2. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * to end. (18 sts)

Round 3. *2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc; repeat from * to end. (24 sts)

Round 4. 1 sc in BL of each sc to end. (24 sts)

Round 5-11 (seven rounds). 1 sc in each sc to end. (24 sts)

Round 12. 2 ch, 2 dc in each sc to end (2 ch and 48 dc)

Slip stitch in next stitch to smooth the edge, then fasten off and weave in ends.

Hat Decoration

Make one in yarn D.

Row 1. 26 ch. (26 sts)

Check the chain goes all the way around the base of the hat, add or remove a couple of stitches if necessary.  Fasten off, leaving a tail both sides of the chain to attach to the hat.

Snowman Assembly

1. Attach the safety eyes to one of the head rectangles, on the same side as the lines left from crocheting in the front loops. Each eye is placed 3 rows up from the bottom edge and 3 stitches in from the side. There are 4 stitches between the eyes.

2. Sew all the individual cubes together (if this is your first time assembling a cube from two rectangles then check out the How to Assemble a Crochet Amigurumi Cube tutorial).

3. Once all 6 cubes are complete, sew the amigurumi together. Each side of the cube looks different because of the way each cube is assembled. The head and the body should have the same orientation, so they match. The two arms should also have the same orientation as each other so they match, and the two legs should also have the same orientation as each other.

4. Sew the nose into place. Then, using yarn C, sew around two stitches on the front of his body to make the ‘coal buttons’.

5. Take the hat decoration and tie the two yarns ends together to make it into a circle to go around the top hat. Place the hat decoration around the top hat and either weave the loose ends in or hide them inside the hat. Then, lightly stuff the hat and sew into place. Add the scarf.

And there you go, I hope you enjoy making your Snowman using this free snowman amigurumi crochet pattern. He would make a great gift or addition to your amigurumi collection. Why not check out these other free patterns, as well, to add to your collection.

If you do wish to have your very own low-cost copy of the pattern to keep, that is ad-free and printer-friendly you can either purchase it through my Etsy or Ravelry store. It comes with US and UK instructions and clear photo tutorials.

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