Thursday, 28 July 2016

Snowman Family

Yes I know it is still July!
But I also know that some of you like to plan ahead ........ ;)
 
Snowman Family


 
There are 3 sizes - this little chap is the medium size. He is around 5 ½ " high.
 



LARGE SNOWMAN

Make the body & face

Using white ~ Cast on 33sts

Stocking stitch 36 rows

Change colour for the hat ~

Knit 4 rows

5th Row:  S1, k2, *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to end                                     27sts

6th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:  S1, k1, *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last st, k1                           21sts

8th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:  S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                        15sts

10th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:  *K2tog across the row to last st, k1                                          8sts

12th Row:  P2tog across row                                                                        4sts

Break off yarn, leaving a ‘tail’ for sewing up.

Draw yarn tail through the remaining stitches. Pull up tightly.

 

Make the scarf ~

Using the same colour as the hat ~

Cast on 60sts

Knit 2 rows

Cast off

 

To finish ~

Sew up the back seam. Fill with polyester stuffing. Sew along the bottom seam.

Make a head by weaving a length of white yarn in and out around the body 10 rows down from the hat – and pull together to form a neck

 

Add a face ~

For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)

For the mouth – use a length of black yarn to make a running stitch mouth

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Kfb

K1, kfb

Cast off

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.



MEDIUM SNOWMAN

Make the body & face

Using white ~ Cast on 25sts

Stocking stitch 28 rows

Change colour for the hat ~

Knit 4 rows

5th Row:  S1, k1, *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                           19sts

6th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:  S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end                                                          13sts

8th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:  *K2tog across the row to last st, k1                                                            7sts

10th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:  S1, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog                                                                              4sts

Break off yarn, leaving a ‘tail’ for sewing up.

Draw yarn tail through the remaining stitches. Pull up tightly.

 

Make the scarf ~

Using the same colour as the hat ~

Cast on 48sts

Cast off

 

To finish ~

Sew up the back seam. Fill with polyester stuffing. Sew along the bottom seam.

Make a head by weaving a length of white yarn in and out around the body 8 rows down from the hat – and pull together to form a neck

 

Add a face ~

For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)

For the mouth – use a length of black yarn to make a running stitch mouth

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Kfb

K1, kfb

Cast off

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.

 

SMALL SNOWMAN

Make the body & face

Using white ~ Cast on 17sts

Stocking stitch 20 rows

Change colour for the hat ~

Knit 2 rows

3rd Row:  S1, k1, *k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                           13sts

4th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

5th Row:  S1, *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                                       9sts

6th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

7th Row:  *K2tog across the row to last st, k1                                                             5sts

8th Row:  S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:  S1, 2ktog, k2tog                                                                                           3sts

Break off yarn, leaving a ‘tail’ for sewing up.

Draw yarn tail through the remaining stitches. Pull up tightly.

 

Make the scarf ~

Using the same colour as the hat ~

Cast on 36sts

Cast off

 

To finish ~

Sew up the back seam. Fill with polyester stuffing. Sew along the bottom seam.

Make a head by weaving a length of white yarn in and out around the body 6 rows down from the hat – and pull together to form a neck

 

Add a face ~

For the eyes – sew on two small black buttons (or use a length of black yarn)

For the mouth – use a length of black yarn to make a running stitch mouth

For the nose – using a length of orange yarn ~

Cast on one stitch

Kfb

K1, kfb

Cast off

Sew on the nose, using the cast on and cast off tails.
 
This pattern is just an easy starting place - you will find it is very easy to make changes.

Some people find it easier to add the face AFTER the snowman has been stuffed.

You might like to add a little cord if your snowman is to be a hanging decoration.

 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.

 
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 However, please do not copy my patterns
 Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
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5 comments :

  1. oh so cute - and plenty of time for me to get some done thank you so much for the pattern

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  2. So cute! What size knitting needles did you use?

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  3. What size needles and which weight of yarn did you use?

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