Hi everyone! I’m Amanda, the blogger behind Designing Crochet, and I’m here today to share my newest free pattern with you—a fun holiday ornament that’s sure to look great all season long.
This was one of the first patterns I shared on Stitch & Unwind, and I appreciate you taking the time to check out my work. I’ve been running Designing Crochet since 2012, right after I started designing knit and crochet patterns. I received a BS degree in Fashion Design ten years before that, but it suddenly clicked that my passion really was with yarn, and I’ve been designing ever since.
My life really is crazy busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Besides designing, I teach high school full-time (Nutrition and Fashion Design), have been married for over 13 years, and have three amazing little boys under the age of 7! Needless to say, my little guys keep us on our toes all the time.
For publication, I mostly design garments and accessories, but I love to blog and share simple, quick patterns that provide near-instant gratification. This little snowman ornament definitely fits the bill. He works up quickly and is easy enough for someone new to crochet. If you know how to work in the round you can make one of these in a snap.
by Amanda Saladin
What You’ll Need
- 1 Skein # Baby Hugs Medium or any worsted weight
- Scrap worsted weight yarn for scarf and nose
- H-8 (5.0mm)
- 1 2 ½” (60mm) Styrofoam ball
- Fiberfill (for stuffing head)
- Yarn Needle
- Matching Thread (to embroider buttons and eyes)
- Small Ornament Cap
Gauge: Not crucial for this project
Notes: Join each round with slip stitch.
Round 1: Work 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook – 4 sts.
Round 2: Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st – 8 sts.
Round 3: Ch 1, *sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 12 sts.
Round 4: Ch 1, *sc 2, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 16 sts.
Round 5: Ch 1, *sc 3, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 20 sts.
Round 6: Ch 1, *sc 4, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Round 7: Ch 1, *sc 5, 2 sc in next st; repeat from * around – 28 sts.
Double check that the styrofoam ball fits.
Rounds 8-9: Ch 1, sc in each st around.
Place Styrofoam ball inside. Work rounds around ball from this point.
Round 10: Ch 1, *sc 5, sc2tog; repeat from * around – 24 sts.
Round 11: Ch 1, *sc 4, sc2tog; repeat from * around – 20 sts.
Round 12: Ch 1, *sc 3, sc2tog; repeat from * around – 16 sts.
Round 13: Ch 1, *sc 2, sc2tog; repeat from * around – 12 sts.
Rounds 1-4: Ch 1, sc in each st around.
Stuff head with fiberfill.
Round 5: *Sc2tog; repeat from * around – 6 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Draw yarn through remaining sts and pull tight.
Using a yarn needle, draw yarn through top of head. Tie in place. Weave in end.
With scrap yarn, ch 31.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 30 sts.
With orange scrap yarn, ch 2.
Row 1: Slip st in 1st ch from hook, leave last ch unworked.
Use ends to stitch nose in place.
Tie scarf in place.
Glue ornament cap in place.
And, you’re done!
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