If you’re looking for a cute snowman amigurumi pattern, look no further! My Chillin’ With My Snowmies mini no-sew amigurumi snowman free pattern is a quick project that makes a great addition to winter and holiday decor – and kids love it too!
This free crochet snowman pattern is made with basic stitches and includes a step-by-step free youtube tutorial to walk you through the pattern from beginning to end. Best of all it requires zero sewing.
You’ll need some orange yarn for the carrot nose, white yarn for the body, brown or black yarn for the arms and red yarn for the scarf and a 3.5 mm 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.
Tips for Making and Customizing this Snowman Crochet Pattern
- Matching the exact gauge in the pattern isn’t required for your snowman to turn out, but keep in mind, that it may mean you use a different amount of yarn and your toy may be a different size
- Make sure to check the number of stitches you have at the end of each round and that they match the count given at the end of each round in the pattern.
- Don’t overstuff your little snowman – If you overstuff your toy, it will stretch out the fabric.
- Give your cute mini snowman a little mouth with some black embroidery thread or black yarn if you’d like.
- Add cheeks using embroidery and some pink yarn or embroidery thread
- Your amigurumi fabric should not have any holes in it before you start stuffing. If you have holes in your fabric, try going down a hook size or two until you have a tight fabric that stuffing cannot show through.
- While we’re mostly using just single crochet stitches, I recommend that amigurumi beginners check out the step-by-step video tutorial, especially if you’re not used to reading crochet patterns or making no-sew amigurumi projects
- If you struggling to make an adjustable ring / magic circle, check out my tutorial (linked in the abbreviations below) or substitute a CH 2 for the magic circle and work all your stitches from round 1 into the 2nd CH from the hook.
Want to Make A Large Snowman Instead?
Check out my jumbo amigurumi snowman blog post to make a jumbo blanket yarn snowman instead of this mini amigurumi 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 Mini Snowman:
- E / 3.5 mm Crochet Hook
- WeCrochet Brava Worsted Weight Yarn (100% Premium Acrylic, Worsted Weight (4), 100 g/3.5 oz, 218 yds/200m), 1 ball each of the following colours:
- Colour A: White (approx. 35 yds)
- Colour B: Orange (approx. 1 yd)
- Colour C: Sienna (approx. 2 yds)Colour D: Red (approx. 7 yds)
- 2 – 12 mm Safety Eyes
- Polyester Toy Stuffing (also available at Michaels)
- Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle
- 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 SC STs 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.
- Mini Snowman: Approx. 4” tall when crocheted to gauge.
- Mini Snowman: Rounds 1 – 4 = 1.5” across at the widest point.
- 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 Snowman Body
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 3.5” 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 Crochet 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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