• Stephanie

Melting Snowman Amigurumi Pattern



With devastating predictions of climate change upon us, I thought I'd make a Snowman with a twist....one that is melting :( However to give credit where credit is due, Thank you to Cora for the idea! I was originally going to make a happy little snowman, but there are already so many Snowman Amigurumi patterns/designs out there, so why not change it up a bit?


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You will need:


  • A 6.5mm (K) crochet hook

  • A 4mm (G) crochet hook

  • Two strands of Worsted weight wool (4) in White, Also worsted weight wool in orange for the nose, and any colour you would like for the buttons and beanie! :)

  • Safety eyes in different sizes (I used 12mm, 10mm & 6mm)

Abbreviations:

sc - Single crochet

hdc - Half double crochet

dc - Double crochet

tr - Treble crochet


Let's get crocheting!


Using your 6.5mm hook and two strands of white cast on to the hook, chain 2.


HEAD AND BODY:


Round 1: In the second chain from the hook, make 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat 5 times (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat 5 times (24sc)

Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat 5 times (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat 5 times (36sc)

Round 7 - 14: 1sc in each stitch around (36sc)

Round 15: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat 5 times. (30sc)

Round 16: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat 5 times. (24sc)

Round 17: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat 5 times. (18sc)


Before we continue, now would be an ideal time to attach the eyes and mouth. For the eyes, I used my largest safety eyes (12mm). They were placed approximately between rows 9 and 10. Remember not to place them too high, because we will be making a beanie for the Snowman, and we don't want it to cover his eyes! The mouth was a combination of 10mm and 6mm. You can use the photo below for reference.




If you'd rather your Snowman be happy, by all means! Turn that frown upside down! I just wanted to do a twist on the usual Snowman Amigurumi pattern.


Also, now would be a good time to stuff the head.



Round 18: 1sc in each stitch around (18sc)

Round 19: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat 5 times (24sc)

Round 20: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat 5 times (30sc)

Round 21: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat 5 times (36sc)

Round 22: 1sc in each stitch around (36sc)

Round 23: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 5 stitches. Repeat 5 times (42sc)

Round 24 - 29: 1sc in each stitch around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the base.



BASE:


Chain 2.


Round 1: In the second chain from the hook, make 6sc.

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat 5 times (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat 5 times (24sc)

Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat 5 times (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat 5 times (36sc)

Round 7: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 5 stitches. Repeat 5 times (42sc)

Round 8: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 6 stitches. Repeat 5 times (48sc)


Now we will be creating the wavy, "melting" border.


Round 9: Chain 2, 2dc in same stitch, now working around the circle: 1tr, 1tr, 2dc, 1hdc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1dc, (1tr, chain 1, 1tr), dc, hdc, sc, sc , hdc, hdc, dc, dc, tr, (tr chain 1 tr), tr, dc, dc, hdc, hdc, sc, hdc, dc, (tr, chain 1, tr) tr, dc, hdc, sc, sc, sc, sc, hdc, 2hdc, dc, 2dc, tr, 2tr, tr, 2dc, dc, 2hdc, hdc, sc, sc. Slip stitch to join to first dc. Fasten off, weave in ends.


HAT:



(This hat was made using a chunky yarn on my 6.5mm hook) You can use the double strand method with worsted weight, or a thicker yarn of you have one on hand.)


Round 1: In the second chain from the hook, make 6sc

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. Repeat 5 times (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches. Repeat 5 times (24sc)

Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches. Repeat 5 times (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches. Repeat 5 times (36sc)

Round 7 & 8: 1FPhdc in the next stitch, 1BPhdc in the next stitch, repeat around. Fasten off, weave in ends.





Pom-Pom:


I have provided a video tutorial via Red Ted Art on how you can make your own pom-pom using yarn and a fork! :)




NOSE:


Using your 4mm (G) hook:

Chain 2.


Round 1: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next. 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next (6sc)

Round 2: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next, repeat two more times (9sc)

Round 3 & 4: 1s in each stitch around. Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew to the face.





SCARF:


For the scarf (with my 4mm hook) I simply made a foundation sc chain at a length I was happy with, fastened off, then tied around my Snowman's neck!


Here is a tutorial for the foundation single crochet chain, via Gleeful Things:




BUTTONS


Using your 4mm hook, chain 2.


Round 1: In second chain from hook, (6sc)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc) Fasten off, leaving a tail to sew to the body.



Assembly!


Sew the buttons onto the Snowman’s body before sewing the body to the base. I used my crochet hook and a whip stitch to sew them together. Then sew the nose to the face.


I left the hat loose so it can be removed if you choose, however if you’d prefer it to stay on his head, when making the hat, make sure to leave a long tail after fastening off. Make sure you are happy with the placement before seeing the hat on, and I’d recommend using some pins to hold it in place whilst sewing it on.


Aaaaand you're done! I hope you enjoyed this pattern/tutorial and are happy with you melting snowman! Perhaps you can give it as a gift, or use it as decoration around your house during the Winter....or Summer, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere! Please share your work if you make one, I'd love to see! :)


If you have any critiques or questions, please leave me a message below or send me an email! All (constructive) feedback is welcome and I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.


If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Happy Crocheting!


Stephanie xxx



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