If you’re looking for a super cuddly free snowman crochet pattern to use as Christmas decorations or to give as gifts, you’re in the right place. My Chillin’ With My Snowmies jumbo free no sewing crochet snowman pattern is a fun project that works up quickly.
This free crochet snowman pattern uses basic stitches and includes a step-by-step youtube tutorial to walk you through the entire project. The jumbo version of this pattern is the perfect size for cuddles and it makes an adorable piece of home decor that you can keep out all winter season.
You’ll need some orange yarn for the carrot nose, white yarn for the body, brown or black yarn for the arms and blue yarn (or substitute your favorite color) for the scarf and a 3.5 mm crochet hook to get started.
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Want to print out this pattern? Grab a printable, ad-free PDF version of this pattern in my Etsy and Ravelry stores which includes instructions for making a mini snowman amigurumi using worsted weight yarn and instructions for using super chunky yarn weight to make a bigger snowman as well.
A Bit About How This Crochet Snowman Pattern Is Constructed
This crochet snowman pattern is worked from the top of the project to the bottom in a continuous spiral. When working in a continuous spiral, you’ll need to mark the first stitch of the round with a stitch marker to keep track of your stitches.
To make this a no-sew amigurumi pattern, the carrot nose and each of the little arms are crocheted as part of the snowman’s body. If this is your first time crocheting a no-sew amigurumi pattern, I recommend checking out the video tutorial for additional support when you get to the nose and arms.
The scarf is crocheted separately and is tied about the snowman’s neck. Kids love to dress and undress the snowman or use the scarf on their other favorite toys. If you’d like to make it so the scarf is not removable, you can add a stitch or two to the scarf to secure it in place.
Tips for Crocheting Amigurumi
- Any time you are crocheting an amigurumi toy, you want to create a consistent, tight fabric that is free of holes to not only just contain the polyester stuffing you use to stuff the toy but so it cannot be seen through or pulled through the holes.
While the hook size that I used in this pattern is an 8mm crochet hook, I highly recommend changing your hook size if you’re creating a fabric that has holes in it. The hook size listed in any crochet pattern is merely a starting point because it is your personal tension that will dictate the correct hook size for your project.
- Count the number of stitches that you have at the end of each row to ensure that you have the correct number of stitches. Stitch placement in this project is vital for success since the arms, nose and eyes are all placed in specific stitches.
- When stuffing a toy, it should feel like a ripe orange when you squeeze it. Stuffing breaks down over time so stuffing your toy properly gives it the best chance for a long life.
- When using large safety eyes, place the backings into a bowl of boiling hot water for a few moments before use to soften them – it makes putting the backs on so much easier on your hands!
- Read the notes and the pattern in full before crocheting so you have an understanding of what you’ll be doing before getting started
- Keep your tension consistent throughout the toy so your pieces will fit as expected.
Want to Make A Mini Snowman Instead?
Check out my mini amigurumi snowman blog post to make a mini no-sew snowman using a worsted weight acrylic yarn instead of this jumbo crochet snowman.
Feel free to sell the finished product created with this free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://theloopylamb.com. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own patterns or design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items. This pattern is for personal use only.
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- U.S. Terminology
Supplies for Jumbo Snowman:
- M / 8.0 mm Hook – I used an ergonomic hook from Furls Crochet
- Bernat Blanket Yarn (100% Polyester, Super Bulky (6), 220yds/201m, 300g/10.5oz), 1 skein each of:
- Colour A: White (approx. 110 yds)
- Colour C: Taupe (approx. 7 yds)
- Bernat Blanket Brights Yarn (100% Polyester, Super Bulky (6), 220yds/201m, 300g/10.5oz), 1 skein each of:
- Colour B: Carrot Orange (approx. 4 yds)
- Colour D: Royal Blue (approx. 24 yds)
- 25 mm Safety Eyes – I used Crescent Glitter Eyes from Chateau Bornais Crochet
- Polyester Toy Stuffing (also available at Michaels)
- Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker
- Scrap Piece of Yarn
(Click links to view tutorials for that stitch)
- CH(s) = Chain(s)
- DC = Double Crochet
- FLO = Front Loop Only
- FO = Finish Off
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- MC = Magic Circle / Magic Ring
- RS = Right Side
- SC = Single Crochet
- SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
- SCINC = Single Crochet Increase / 2 single crochet stitches in the same ST
- SK = Skip
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- SP(s) = Space(s)
- ST(s) = Stitch(es)
- YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitches and Techniques:
- Yarn Under Single Crochet: Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn under hook and pull up a loop (2 loops on your hook), yarn over hook and pull through both loops on your hook.
- Jumbo Snowman: Rounds 1 – 4 = 3.5” across at the widest point.
- Jumbo Snowman: Approx. 8.75” tall when crocheted to gauge.
- Gauge is not vital to the toy, but not matching gauge will affect the size of your finished toy and the amount of yarn used. Use a consistent tension throughout the toy to create a tight fabric so that stuffing does not show through your stitches.
- Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.
- This snowman is worked from the top-down (head to bottom) in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise). Do not join at the end of the Round, unless indicated. A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
- For a cleaner SCDEC on pieces worked in worsted weight yarn, do your SCDEC under the front loops only of each ST rather than under both loops. This is often referred to as an invisible decrease. Find my tutorial on how to do this HERE.
- This pattern can be worked in either regular single crochet or the yarn under single crochet. My mini snowman sample was done using regular single crochet.
- Colour changes are done using the last YO of the previous ST.
- Place scrap pieces of yarn or stitch markers into the stitches for the safety eyes until you have crocheted past that point far enough to insert the safety eyes with the backs on them without them getting in the way of your crocheting.
- When skipping the nose or the arms, keep the next stitch tight. If your stitch is too loose (particularly the one that skips the nose) it may cause your nose or arm to turn slightly and not sit upright as expected.
- The nose should sit vertically on the snowman’s face. If it isn’t you can fix it using a length of white yarn to add a stitch in the top of the nose to help hold it in place.
- After finishing with each section of orange and brown, cut your yarn and tie the ends of that colour together inside the toy. Do not crochet over the unused colour.
Check Out the Video Tutorial of My Chillin’ With My Snowmies No-Sew Amigurumi Snowman Pattern on YouTube
Chillin’ With My Snowmies Crochet Snowman Pattern
Round 1: Using Colour A, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6. (12)
Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6. (18)
Round 4: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SC INC) X 5, SC. (24)
Gauge Check: Piece should measure 1.5” across the widest point
Rounds 5 – 9: SC around. (24) – Insert safety eyes into STs 5 and 10 of Round 8.
Round 10: SC 7, change to Colour B, CH 5, turn so you are working back down the chain, SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook, SC, HDC, DC, change to Colour A (nose created), SC in each remaining ST of Round 9. (24 STs, 1 nose)
Round 11: SC 7, SK nose pushing it to the RS of the fabric, SC in the next ST and each remaining ST around. (24)
Round 12: SC around. (24)
Round 13: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) X 5, SC. (18) – Start stuffing. Continue to add stuffing as you work. Stuff firmly.
Round 14: (SC, SCDEC) x 6. (12)
Round 15: (SC, SCINC) x 6. (18)
Round 16: SC, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) X 5, SC. (24)
Round 17: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6. (30)
Round 18: SC around. (30)
Round 19: SC 4, change to Colour C, CH 8, turn so you are working back down the chain, SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook, SL ST in the next 2 CHs, CH 3, SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook, SL ST in the next CH, working into the next unworked chain of the original CH 8, SL ST in the next 3 CHs, SC in last CH (first arm completed), Change to Colour A,
SC in the next 12 STs of Round 18, change to Colour C, CH 8, turn so you are working back down the chain, SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook, SL ST in the next 2 CHs, CH 3, SL ST in the 2nd CH from the hook, SL ST in the next CH, working into the next unworked chain of the original CH 8, SL ST in the next 3 CHs, SC in the last CH(second arm completed), change to Colour A, SC in each remaining ST of Round 18. (30 STs, 2 arms)
Round 20: SC 4, SK arm pushing it to the RS of the fabric, SC 12, SK arm pushing it to the RS of the fabric, SC 14. (30)
Rounds 21 – 25: SC around. (30)
Round 26: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6. (24)
Round 27: SC, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) X 5, SC. (18)
Round 28: (SC, SCDEC) x 6. (12)
Round 29: (SCDEC) x 6. (6)
FO leaving a long tail. Thread the yarn tail onto the tapestry needle and weave the yarn tail through the FLO of the last round. Pull the yarn tail to cinch the hole closed.
Weave in ends. (Check out my ultimate finish tutorial here.)
Other Great Free Amigurumi Patterns To Check Out
Using Colour D, CH 51.
Row 1: HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook and each CH across. (50)
FO and weave in ends.
Tie the scarf around the snowman’s neck.
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