Created on: January 14, 2013 Last Updated: January 15, 2013
The snowman image is a well-loved icon that captures the essence of a traditional white Christmas holiday with snow, children playing and happiness flowing from innocent fun. One famous snowman was immortalized in the 1982 film "The Snowman" by Raymond Briggs although fortunately there are hundreds of other shapes, sizes and designs to choose from without having to use a copyright image.
The beginner crocheter might want to consider a simple 2-dimensional flat design working a couple of different sized rounds together to form the head and body, decorating these with eyes, noses and so on. The flat snowman can be used in applique to embellish clothing, bags, and even worked to paper to create a unique card.
One good float snowman pattern can be found at Craftpassion where all you need to know is how to cast on, chain, single crochet and cast off. In white yarn work a few rounds for the head and cast off. Repeat to create a larger round for the body and sew together. You can decorate with beads, ribbons or even sew in eyes and other features in a contrasting colour.
The intermediate crocheter might want to create a 3-dimensional snowman that is stuffed and sewed to make a simple soft object that can be used as a soft toy for a child, a pin cushion or even hung on the tree as a Christmas decoration.
A good design for a 3-dimensional snowman can be found at 4manchesterwoman where all you need to know is casting on off, rounds, chains and double crochet. Gradually increase the round to build up the body and head and then decrease, stuffing before finally closing the balls.
The advanced crocheter might want to create an item of clothing that incorporates a snowman. From children's bib's to hats there are several designs to choose from. One good design for a hat comes from RepeatCrafterMe with different sizes from infant to pre-schooler, while designs for a child's bib can be found at AllFreeCrochet. You can even dress a child or infant up in a white crocheted jumper suit, decorated to look like a snowman with some accessories as at dhgate.
The snowman theme provides every level of crafter something to keep them busy whether just starting out or making substantial projects. Whatever sized hook you use just make sure you have plenty of white yarn and some contrasting yarn or embellishments to incorporate the traditional elements of a Christmas snowman.
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