Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Free Crochet Amigurumi Pattern - Christmas Snowman & Family


I'm so excited to post my first free crochet pattern. In the spirit of Christmas I made a gorgeous little snowman amigurumi decoration,and then I couldn't help but wonder, why arent' there any snowwomen? So I made a snowwoman too. And then I thought, why not a snow baby too? Ahhh, it's a gorgeous little Christmassy snow family. These amigurumi toys are so easy to make are are ideal for first-time amigurumi makers. They are fast to crochet and make wonderful last minute Christmas gifts. I hope you enjoy this pattern and please ask, if you have any questions.



Snowman and Family Pattern

Materials
4mm Hook
Dk (8 ply) Yarn - White, Red and Green
Eyes - I used 7.5mm Black Safety Eyes for the bigger dolls and embroidered the snow baby's eyes.
Cardboard (optional)

Gauge not important

Pattern Notes
I placed a thick piece of cardboard at the base of my amigurumi dolls to help with stability. This step is optional.

Work in continuous rounds, and place marker at 1st stitch of each round


If you are new to amigurumi and don't know how to do a Magic Circle, then you can replace this step with the following:ch4, join last chain to 1st chain with ss to form circle, 6sc in the centre of the chain circle.Otherwise,there is a great tutorial on how to do Magic Cirle over at Crochet Spot. It's really not that hard to learn and it's definitely worth learning, as it closes up the hole created in the beginning circle.

 

Body
Rnd 1  Work 6 sc in Magic Circle
Rnd 2   2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3   *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* around  (18)
Rnd 4   *sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* around  (24)
Rnd 5   *sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch * around  (30)
Rnd 6:  *sc in next 4 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* around  (36)
Rnd 7    sc around in back loop only (36)
Rnd 8 - 10  sc around (36)
Rnd 11 *sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* around (42)
Rnd 12-14   sc in each stitch around (42) 
(Optional) Place cardboard circle piece at base of amigurumi doll
Rnd 15   *sc in next 5 stitches, sc2tog* around (36)
Rnd 16-17   sc around (36)
Rnd 18 *sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog* around (30)
Rnd 19   sc around (30)
Rnd 20  *sc in next 3 stitches, sc2tog* around (24)
Rnd 21  *sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog* around (18)
Fasten Off leaving enough yarn to attach to head later


Head
Round 1  Work 6 sc in Magic Circle
Rnd 2   2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3   *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* around  (18)
Rnd 4   *sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* around  (24)
Rnd 5   *sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch * around  (30)
Rnd 6-14   sc around (30)
If using safety eyes, attach now. I attached the eyes between rows 10-11
Rnd 15  *sc in next 3 stitches, sc2tog* around (24)
Rnd 16  *sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog* around (18)
Rnd 17  *sc in next stitch, sc2tog* around (12)
Rnd 18   sc2tog around (6)
Close up hole and Fasten Off

Attach head to body. This excellent tutorial by Planet June provides easy to follow instructions on how to attach amigurumi pieces together.

Hat (Stripes)
Round 1  With Main Colour (MC) Work 6 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2   2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3   *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* around, changing to Contrast Colour (CC) for last yarn over of last stitch (18)
Rnd 4   *sc in next  2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* around  (24)
Rnd 5   sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, 2sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches – changing to MC for last yarn over of last stitch (30)
Rnd 6-7   sc around – changing to CC for last yarn over of last stitch (18)
Rnd 8-9    sc around – changing to MC for last yarn over of last stitch (18)
Rnd 10- 11   sc around
Fasten Off

Hat (One Colour)
Rnd 1   Work 6 sc in first ch.
Rnd 2   2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3   *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* around (18)
Rnd 4   *sc in next  2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch* around  (24)
Rnd 5   sc in next 5 stitches, 2sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 9 stitches, 2sc in next 3 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches (30)
Rnd 6-11   sc around (30)
Fasten Off

Scarf
Chain 56
Hdc in 3rd chain from hook then each chain after (54)
Fasten Off



Snow Baby
Note - Snow baby body and head are worked together

Rnd 1  Work 6 sc in Magic Circle (6)
Rnd 2   2 sc in each sc around  (12)
Rnd 3   *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* around  (18)
Rnd 4   *sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch* around  (24)
Rnd 5    sc around in back loop only (24)
Rnd 6-7   sc around (24)
Rnd 8   *sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog* around (18)
Rnd 9-10   sc around
Rnd 11   *sc in next stitch, sc2tog* around (12)
Rnd 12   sc around
Rnd 13   *sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch* around  (18)
Rnd 14-16   sc around (18) 
Rnd 17   *sc in next stitch, sc2tog* around (12)
Rnd 18   sc2tog around (6) 
Close up hole and Fasten Off 

Snow Baby Scarf
Chain 41, ss in 2nd chain from hook and every other chain (40)
Fasten Off 

Snow Baby Ear Warmers
1st Piece
Work 6sc in Magic Circle
Chain 6 
Fasten Off

2nd Piece 
Work another 6sc in Magic Circle
ss in each chain of the 1st piece, then sc in next 6 sc, working on other side of chain, ss in each chain, sc in next 6 sc. (24)   
Fasten Off, keeping one long end to stitch ear warmers to baby's head

Weave in all ends.
I made a cute flower for the snowwoman's hat. There are lot's of free flower crochet patterns on the Internet, like this great tutorial here.
For the rosy cheeks, I just used a pale pink acrylic paint, suitable for fabrics, and dabbed it on lightly.

Thank you for looking. Please do not reproduce this pattern without permission. You may sell products made from this pattern on a small non-commercial scale.

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE this pattern!! Thank you so much. What's so neat is they have personality too. I did make one change, instead of making 2 pieces and sewing them together I made it as one piece. I realllllllllllllly don't like sewing things together :) .

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  2. HI there Margie,

    Glad you enjoyed this pattern. This is one of my earlier patterns and I don't think I was really thinking when I made them as two separate piece...making it seamless is definitely the smart thing to do...lol. All the patterns that I am currently working on are all made seamless as I am not a big fan of sewing pieces together. Thanks again for your feedback.
    Merry Christmas!

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