By Melissa Mall
Photos: Melissa Mall
Making ornaments for the tree is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. Small, quick, and simple, there’s a lot of room for creativity to come into play. This simple snowman ornament is a great way to add a little color to the tree in a child-friendly way, and all it takes is a few scraps of yarn, a hook, and some stuffing.
Finished Size: Approx. 3.5″ high x 2″ wide
- Red Heart Super Saver [100% Acrylic; 364yd/333m per 7oz/198g skein]; 10 yds White, 5 yds each Red and Green, small amount Orange and Black
- H/8 (5.00mm) hook
- Stuffing or Fiberfill
- Yarn Needle
Gauge: Gauge is not significant in this design.
Rnd 1: Ch 2; in 2nd ch from hook, make sc 6. Join rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 1; sc inc in each st around. (12 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 3: Ch 1; [sc in next st, sc inc in next st] around. (18 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 4-6: Ch 1; sc in each st around, join rnd.
Rnd 7: Ch 1; [sc in next st, sc dec across next 2 sts] around. (12 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 8-10: Ch 1; sc in each st around, join rnd.
Finsh off white, begin red.
Rnd 11-13: Ch 1; sc in each st around. (12 sc) Join rnd.
Rnd 14: Ch 1; sc dec around. (6 sc) Finish off, leaving a tail of yarn approx. 8″ long.
Weave end through 6 sts of Rnd 14, pull tight to close. Loop tail over and tie to form hanging loop; weave in excess.
Scarf: With green, ch 31. Skip 1st ch, sc in each ch across. (30 sc) Finish off.
- Wrap scarf in place around ‘neck,’ sew to secure.
- With black, embroider eyes.
- With orange, embroider nose.
- Weave in all ends.
About the Designer
Melissa Mall is an at-home mom with four sons, and a girl on the way! They have settled in to a quiet (or “quiet,” if you like) rural life in Missouri and are enjoying doing things like gardening and keeping chickens in the backyard. You can keep up with their ordinary adventures over at her blog, or take a peek at her crochet patterns and tutorials at Inner Child Crochet.
Pattern & images © Melissa Mall. All rights reserved.