Charming Free Crochet Snowman Pattern For Winter Delight

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Free Crochet Snowman Pattern

Cute crochet snowman patterns can be hard to find. I am very excited to share my free crochet snowman pattern with you so that if you are a fan of snowmen, you can enjoy making these adorable little guys decorate your home. 

adorable crochet snowman with hat and mittens

Typically, we think of snowmen as an addition to the Christmas season, however, they don’t have to be! One of the best things about snowmen is that you can make this cute little guy and enjoy it all winter, not just Christmas. 

Snowmen never used to mean much of anything to me, but they were some of my grandma’s favorite things. Every winter she would pull out her collection to line the back of her couch. She had so many cute snowmen in all different shapes, sizes, and styles. 

Because snowmen were some of her favorites, these little guys now hold a very special place in my heart, as a way to remember her memory each season. I have designed this cute snowman pattern in a way that is both easy to make and turns into an absolutely adorable stuffed snowman when you are finished. I hope that you will enjoy this cute little guy, and be sure to add your personal touches to it as well!

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    What We Will Cover

    In this pattern, we are going to look at the different materials I recommend you have on hand to make this free snowman pattern. However, feel free to adjust the pattern as you wish to give it your personal touches. 

    We will look at the step-by-step instructions to make the complete snowman from head to toe, including the cute accents I decided to give it in the pictures you see in this post. 

    We will also cover a few different ways you can customize your snowman to make it your own. Plus, I have included a few tips and tricks to help you out as you make this cute crochet snowman pattern. 

    I hope that you enjoy this free crochet snowman pattern! Let’s get started! 

    crochet snowman looking to the side

    Materials Needed:

    Yarn

    There are a few different colors of yarn that you will want to have on hand to make this cute crochet snowman. The colors that I recommend you use are as follows:

    • white yarn – for the snowman body
    • black yarn – for the buttons and details
    • orange yarn – for the snowman’s nose
    • red yarn or blue yarn – for the hat and scarf

    To make the snowman’s body, I used Bernat brand white velvet yarn, the rest of the yarn was all a basic #4 or medium worsted weight yarn that I had on hand from Hobby Lobby. 

    Crochet Hook

    4.25 mm crochet hook or size G is the size of crochet hook that I used. This is because my yarn was quite fine, and I wanted to be sure my stitches were nice and tight. Feel free to adjust the size of your crochet hook as needed. 

    Yarn Needle

    A yarn needle is good to have on hand to help you sew the finishing touches onto your crochet snowman and assemble the different body parts. 

    3 mm safety eyes

    I used small safety eyes, but you are welcome to increase or decrease the size of eyes you prefer to use. You could also skip the safety eyes if needed, and simply sew the eyes on your snowman. 

    Fiberfill stuffing

    This is important to use stuffing to make your snowman nice and plush. 

    Abbreviations

    sl st – slip stitch

    ch – chain

    sc – single crochet

    sc inc – single crochet increase

    sc dec – sc decrease

    hdc – half double crochet

    st/sts – stitch/stitches

    BLO – back loop only

    Free Snowman Crochet Pattern

    Snowman Head

    Round 1: ch 2 sts, insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, make a sc in this space. In the same space make 6 more sc sts. Join with a sl st to the first sc st made. (7st)

    Round 2: ch 1, in the first st make a sc inc, sc inc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (14st)

    Tip: What is a single crochet increase?

    Round 3: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next st. Repeat (sc inc, sc) around. Join with a sl st. (21st)

    Round 4: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (28st)

    Round 5: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (35st)

    Round 6: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (42st)

    Round 7 – 14: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (42 sts)

    Round 15: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (35st)

    Tip: What is a single crochet decrease?

    Round 16: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (28st)

    Round 17: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (21st)

    *Insert safety eyes as desired and then stuff the head with fiberfill stuffing. Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing. 

    crochet snowman without face

    Snowman Body

    Round 1: ch 2 sts, insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, make a sc in this space. In the same space make 7 more sc sts. Join with a sl st to the first sc st made. (8st)

    Round 2: ch 1, in the first st make a sc inc, sc inc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (16st)

    Round 3: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next st. Repeat (sc inc, sc) around. Join with a sl st. (24st)

    Round 4: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (32st)

    Round 5: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (40st)

    Round 6: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (48st)

    Round 7: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 5 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 5 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (56st)

    Round 8 – 19: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (56 sts)

    Round 20: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 5 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (48st)

    Round 21: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (40st)

    Round 22: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (32st)

    Round 23: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (24st)

    Round 22: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next st. Repeat (sc dec, sc) around. Join with a sl st. (16st)

    * Finish off but leave a long tail of yarn for sewing. Stuff the body with fiberfill stuffing as desired. 

    Snowman Arms (Make 2)

    Round 1: ch 2 sts, in the 2nd ch from the crochet hook, insert the hook. Make 5 sc sts in the 2nd ch st from the hook. Join with a sl st to the first sc st made. (5sts)

    Round 2: ch 1, in the first st make sc inc, sc inc in each st around. Join with sl st. (10sts)

    Round 3 – 14: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (10sts)

    Stuff the arm with fiberfill stuffing. Then fold top of arm in half, so that the two sides of the arm are touching. Crochet across the top of the arm working in both the front and back of the arm to sew it together. Finish off and leave a long yarn end for sewing. 

    Snowman Nose

    Round 1: ch 2 sts. In the 2nd ch from hook, make 5 sc sts. Join with a sl st.

    Round 2: ch 1, make sc inc in the first st and in each st around. Join with a sl st.

    Round 3 – 5: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st.

    Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

    Snowman Assembly

    Sew the snowman’s head onto the body, so that the open sections meet. Use a yarn needle and the long yarn tail to sew the two body pieces together securely. 

    Once the head and body are sewn together, you can also use the long yarn tail from each arm to sew the arms on each side of the body, where the head and body connect. 

    When the body is assembled, be sure to tie a knot and then weave in the remaining ends of the yarn. Now it’s time to make the cute accents to your crochet snowman. 

    plain crochet snowman

    Snowman Scarf

    Row 1: ch 12 sts

    Row 2: turn in the 2nd ch st from the hook, make a hdc st in the BLO. Hdc in the BLO in each sc st across. Ch 2 and turn. 

    Repeat row 2 until the scarf is your desired length, then finish off and weave in the ends. 

    crochet snowman with scarf

    Snowman Hat

    Row 1: ch 22 sts (or however many it takes for the height of the hat you desire). 

    Row 2: turn, in the 3rd st from your hook, work hdc. Hdc in each ch st across. 

    Row 3: ch 2 sts, turn. Working in the BLO, hdc in each st across. 

    Repeat row 3 until your hat is wide enough to go around the head of your snowman. 

    To assemble the hat, fold the hat together so that the short ends meet. Sew these together. Then take the yarn on a needle and weave it around the top edges of the hat. Pull the yarn tight, then press it together. Sew the top scrunched part of the hat together. Essentially this is a mini version of my Crochet Beanie Ribbed Hat Pattern

    Add A Pom Pom

    You can easily make your own pom pom out of yarn to add it on top of your crochet hat. To do this, you will need a large fork. Wrap the yarn around the fork several times, until you have a nice ball of yarn on the fork. Tie another piece of yarn around the yarn to hold it in place, then cut the sides of yarn that were secured around the fork to finish off the pom pom. Sew the yarn pom pom to the top of the hat. 

    crochet snowman with hat and scarf

    Snowman Buttons

    Round 1: ch 2 sts. In the 2nd make 8 sc sts. Join with sl st. (8st)

    Round 2: ch 1, sc inc in the first st and in each st around. Join with sl st. (16sts)

    Snowman Mittens

    Round 1: make a mr, ch 1, and make 6 hdc sts in the magic ring. Pull the ring tight, and join with a sl st to form a circle.

    Round 2: ch 1, hdc inc in the first st and in each st around. Join with a sl st.

    Round 3 – 7: ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st.

    Working the Cuff of the Mittens

    Chain 5 sts, in the 3rd st from the hook, *make a hdc in the st, and the remaining 2 sts. Join to the mitten with a sl st. Sl st in the next 2 sts above. Turn, hdc in the BLO of the 3 hdc sts. Ch 2 sts, turn.* Repeat from * to * until your hdc sts are made all the way round the cuff of the mittens.

    crochet snowman with hat scarf and mittens

    Customization Options:

    Using Black Buttons. I like to crochet my own buttons to attach to the front of the snowman. However, if you would like to skip a step, you can also use your choice of black buttons to sew along the front of the snowman. 

    Using Worsted Weight Yarn. In the materials needed section, I mentioned that I liked to use worsted weight or medium-weight yarn to make the snowman accessories, and velvet yarn to make the body of the snowman. If you prefer, you can make the entire project out of worsted weight yarn or any other kind of yarn that you prefer. The main difference will be found in the finished size of your snowman, by using different types of yarn. 

    Crocheted Snowman Tips and Tricks

    Using a Magic Ring (AKA magic circle)

    You might have noticed that I suggested using the chain two method, rather than a magic ring. This is simply because a magic ring can be difficult to get to turn out correctly when using velvet yarn. However, you can absolutely make a magic ring to start off the project if you prefer. 

    The Invisible Decrease (inv dec)

    In the pattern above, I suggested using a basic single crochet decrease, or a single crochet together (sctog). This is when you make two partial single crochet stitches and combine them into one stitch. If you prefer, you can make an invisible decrease, which will serve the same purpose, only with a little more complicated stitch. 

    What is a single crochet increase?

    A single crochet increase stitch is when you make two single crochet stitches, in the same stitch from the previous round. This stitch increases your overall number of stitches in the round or row. 

    What is a single crochet decrease?

    A single crochet decrease is when you combine two single crochet stitches into one stitch, decreasing the overall number of stitches in the round or row. To make a single crochet decrease stitch you will insert your hook into the first stitch indicated, yarn over, and pull up a loop, there are now two loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up another loop. There are now three loops on your crochet hook. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on your hook to finish out the single crochet decrease stitch. 

    Should you use a stitch marker?

    Sure, if you want! When I was learning to crochet, I never knew that stitch markers existed, so I just don’t think to use them. However, if you feel more comfortable, using stitch markers to mark the first stitch in each round is a great way to tell when you reach the end. 

    crochet snowman looking to the left

    Working in Continuous Rounds

    Although the pattern I have created for you above doesn’t instruct you to work in continuous rounds, you may choose to do so if you prefer. To work in continuous rounds, you can follow the pattern as instructed, but don’t join the round when you are done. It would also be very important to use a stitch marker if you choose to work in continuous rounds so that you know where you are. 

    Crochet Hook Sizes

    I suggest using a 4.5 mm hook, or a size G. This is just because I like to make sure that my stitches are nice and tight so that my crochet snowman doesn’t turn out holy. If you would like to use a larger or smaller crochet hook, then by all means, please feel free to do so! If you are unsure what hook size to use, you can also reference the skein or yarn to see what size of hook the manufacturer recommends, then increase or decrease the hook size as you wish. 

    me with the finished crochet snowman

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    Free Crochet Snowman Pattern

    Materials

    • 1 skein White Bernat Velvet yarn
    • Black yarn medium weight for the buttons
    • Orange yarn medium weight for the nose
    • Red yarn medium weight for the hat, scarf, and mittens
    • 4.25 mm crochet hook size G
    • yarn needle
    • safety eyes
    • stuffing
    • scissors

    Instructions

    Snowman Head

    • Round 1: ch 2 sts, insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, make a sc in this space. In the same space make 6 more sc sts. Join with a sl st to the first sc st made. (7st)
    • Round 2: ch 1, in the first st make a sc inc, sc inc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (14st)
    • Round 3: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next st. Repeat (sc inc, sc) around. Join with a sl st. (21st)
    • Round 4: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (28st)
    • Round 5: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (35st)
    • Round 6: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (42st)
    • Round 7 – 14: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (42 sts)
    • Round 15: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (35st)
    • Round 16: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (28st)
    • Round 17: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (21st)
    • *Insert safety eyes as desired and then stuff the head with fiberfill stuffing. Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing.

    Snowman Body

    • Round 1: ch 2 sts, insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, make a sc in this space. In the same space make 7 more sc sts. Join with a sl st to the first sc st made. (8st)
    • Round 2: ch 1, in the first st make a sc inc, sc inc in each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (16st)
    • Round 3: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next st. Repeat (sc inc, sc) around. Join with a sl st. (24st)
    • Round 4: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 2 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (32st)
    • Round 5: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 3 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (40st)
    • Round 6: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 4 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (48st)
    • Round 7: ch 1, sc inc in the first st, sc in the next 5 sts. Repeat (sc inc, 5 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (56st)
    • Round 8 – 19: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (56 sts)
    • Round 20: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 5 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 5 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (48st)
    • Round 21: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 4 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 4 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (40st)
    • Round 22: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 3 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 3 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (32st)
    • Round 23: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next 2 sts. Repeat (sc dec, 2 sc) around. Join with a sl st. (24st)
    • Round 22: ch 1, sc dec in the first st, sc in next st. Repeat (sc dec, sc) around. Join with a sl st. (16st)
    • * Finish off but leave a long tail of yarn for sewing. Stuff the body with fiberfill stuffing as desired.

    Snowman Arms (Make 2)

    • Round 1: ch 2 sts, in the 2nd ch from the crochet hook, insert the hook. Make 5 sc sts in the 2nd ch st from the hook. Join with a sl st to the first sc st made. (5sts)
    • Round 2: ch 1, in the first st make sc inc, sc inc in each st around. Join with sl st. (10sts)
    • Round 3 – 14: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (10sts)
    • Stuff the arm with fiberfill stuffing. Then fold top of arm in half, so that the two sides of the arm are touching. Crochet across the top of the arm working in both the front and back of the arm to sew it together. Finish off and leave a long yarn end for sewing.

    Snowman Nose

    • Round 1: ch 2 sts. In the 2nd ch from hook, make 5 sc sts. Join with a sl st.
    • Round 2: ch 1, make sc inc in the first st and in each st around. Join with a sl st.
    • Round 3 – 5: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join with a sl st.
    • Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing.

    Snowman Assembly

    • Sew the snowman’s head onto the body, so that the open sections meet. Use a yarn needle and the long yarn tail to sew the two body pieces together securely.
    • Once the head and body are sewn together, you can also use the long yarn tail from each arm to sew the arms on each side of the body, where the head and body connect.
    • When the body is assembled, be sure to tie a knot and then weave in the remaining ends of the yarn. Now it’s time to make the cute accents to your crochet snowman.

    Snowman Scarf

    • Row 1: ch 12 sts
    • Row 2: turn in the 2nd ch st from the hook, make a hdc st in the BLO. Hdc in the BLO in each sc st across. Ch 2 and turn.
    • Repeat row 2 until the scarf is your desired length, then finish off and weave in the ends.
    • Snowman Hat
    • Row 1: ch 22 sts (or however many it takes for the height of the hat you desire).
    • Row 2: turn, in the 3rd st from your hook, work hdc. Hdc in each ch st across.
    • Row 3: ch 2 sts, turn. Working in the BLO, hdc in each st across.
    • Repeat row 3 until your hat is wide enough to go around the head of your snowman.
    • To assemble the hat, fold the hat together so that the short ends meet. Sew these together. Then take the yarn on a needle and weave it around the top edges of the hat. Pull the yarn tight, then press it together. Sew the top scrunched part of the hat together.

    Add A Pom Pom

    • You can easily make your own pom pom out of yarn to add it on top of your crochet hat. To do this, you will need a large fork. Wrap the yarn around the fork several times, until you have a nice ball of yarn on the fork. Tie another piece of yarn around the yarn to hold it in place, then cut the sides of yarn that were secured around the fork to finish off the pom pom. Sew the yarn pom pom to the top of the hat.
    • Snowman Buttons
    • Round 1: ch 2 sts. In the 2nd make 8 sc sts. Join with sl st. (8st)
    • Round 2: ch 1, sc inc in the first st and in each st around. Join with sl st. (16sts)

    Snowman Mittens

    • Round 1: make a mr, ch 1, and make 6 hdc sts in the magic ring. Pull the ring tight, and join with a sl st to form a circle.
    • Round 2: ch 1, hdc inc in the first st and in each st around. Join with a sl st.
    • Round 3 – 7: ch 1, hdc in each st around. Join with a sl st.

    Working the Cuff of the Mittens

    • Chain 5 sts, in the 3rd st from the hook, *make a hdc in the st, and the remaining 2 sts. Join to the mitten with a sl st. Sl st in the next 2 sts above. Turn, hdc in the BLO of the 3 hdc sts. Ch 2 sts, turn.* Repeat from * to * until your hdc sts are made all the way round the cuff of the mittens.

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