Monday, 30 April 2012

Mini Snowman-free pattern

You will need: 

4, 2.25mm double pointed needles
8ply wool in white, orange and two other colours of your choice for hat and scarf.
Darning needle
Brown sewing thread for eyes and buttons
2 small twigs about 2 1/2 in length


Snowman (from head down)
With white, cast on 6sts on 3 needles
Round(Rnd)1. [Knit in front and back of st (Kfb)] 6 times (12 sts)
Rnd 2. [Kfb, k1] 6 times (18 sts)
Rnds 3-9. Knit (6 rnds)
Rnd 10. [K2tog, k] 6 times (12sts)
Stuff peice
Rnd 11. [K2tog] 6 times (6sts)
Rnd 12. [Kfb] 6 times (12sts)
Rnd 13. [Kfb, k1] 6 times (18sts)
Rnd 14-25. Knit (11 rnds)
Rnd 26. [K2tog, k1] 6 times (12sts)
Stuff peice
Rnd 27. [K2tog] 6 times (6sts)
Break yarn and bring through sts with darning needle. Pull thread tightly through to top of head and tie off. This makes the base flat so he stands up.

Carrot nose
Cast on 4 sts with orange on 1 needle to work straight
K 1 row
K2tog to end (2sts)
K 3 rows
K2tog (1st)
Cast off

 Cast on 18 sts with chosen colour on 3 needles
Rnd 1-6. Knit (6 rnds)
Rnd 7. [K2tog, k1] 6 times (12sts)
Rnd 8. [K2tog] 6 times (6sts)
Break yarn and bring through sts with darning needle.

Cast on 4 sts with chosen colour and knit until desired length
Cast off

Make up
Make french knots for buttons and eyes.
 Sew hat, scarf and carrot onto snowman
Sew in remaining threads.
Poke the twigs in each side of snowman for the arms. Put some glue where the twig and wool meets.

Your cute little snowman is now complete!
If there is a mistake in the pattern, please let me know by commenting on this post or by emailing me at:
If you like, send me photos of your snowmen by email or on Ravelry and I'll post those photos on my blog!


  1. dear rose,

    thank you for your lovely little snowman pattern. i am a new knitter and i found your pattern a joy to work. your directions are clear and thorough. you are a talented and generous young designer and i wish you health and happiness in your life.


  2. I'm so glad you like my pattern! Thank you so much :)

    Love from,

    Rose :)

    x x x


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