Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shabby chic Snowman pattern

I knitted this little snowman with pure handspun thickish wool. I tried to find a 'dirty' natural color to give him a little character. He is also stuffed with wool fleece. I mentioned in my last post that I am not that great at writing patterns so here we go...

(Work in st st using size 4 mm straight knitting needles)If you find that he needs an extra stitch or two please add them in....

Cast on 7 stitches
~st st 2 rows starting with a plain row
~row 3 - increase into every stitch ( the knit into front and back of stitch method)
~row 4 - purl
~row 5 - increase into every stitch ( the knit into front and back of stitch method)
~row 6 purl
~row 7 -18 st st (12 rows)
~row 19 knit 2 together until the end (if you have a stitch remaining somewhere, just knit it.)
~row 20 purl
~row 21 knit 2 together until the end (same if a stitch is remaining just knit it.)
~row 22 purl (about 6-7 stitches remaining)
~row 23 increase into every stitch to the end (this starts to form the head)
~row 24 purl
~row 25-32st st
~row 33 knit 2 together until the end (about 6-7 stitches remaining)
~row 34 purl
then thread needle through the remaining stitches and pull together and sew up the whole little body. Leave a small opening at the bottom to stuff the snowman with fleece. Sew up.
Add eyes and a smiley face with black embroidery thread .Take a piece of orange fleece and wet felt it by rubbing it with soap and hot water between your palms to create a pointy nose. Dry and glue on.
I then threaded a loop of hemp or ribbon to hang on the tree.

cast on 4 stitches and garter stitch about 35 rows. Wrap around the snowmans neck and sew into place

Thank you and happy knitting


Natalie said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. It is on my to do list for sure.

B said...

Thank you so much for sharing your sweet snowman pattern. I appreciate your kindness.

debje said...

ahhhh I love it, but it's a shame I can't knit :((, because I really would like to have one!!!

Rosa said...

Precioso ese muñeco de nieve, es encantador.
Un abrazo.

Carrie M said...

Thank you! I think I will be cozying up after our Thanksgiving feast and knitting one of these up for my boys!

Susan said...

Suzanne~Thank you for the pattern. Last year, I gave Maddie & The King Frosty the Snowman, a recordable book in my voice so it made them feel as if I was there. This would be a wonderful gift to go with the book. You're so clever! XOXO

Julie said...

Gosh, he is a cutie! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

Natalie said...

I want to thank you again for sharing this snowman pattern.
I have made two can see the first one at if you are interested.