Christmas Granny Square | Free Crochet Snowman Pattern

Who doesn’t love a crochet snowman? We don’t get much (any!) snow here in South Africa. In fact, I’ve only been in snow a handful of times. But I still adore snowmen!

As a child, one of our Christmas traditions was to watch or listen to the classic story of The Snowman. This charming short film is entirely wordless, but through music and animation a snowman comes to life and takes a young boy on an adventure. My Christmas granny square is inspired by the lovable snowman of my childhood.

This would look gorgeous in a shadow box or as a tea towel topper for some festive decor.

Christmas granny square | free snowman pattern, 3D crochet snowman

Christmas Granny Square | Crochet Snowman Pattern

Materials

C / 2.75mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Embroidery needle
Stitch marker
Stuffing

*DK (light worsted) cotton yarn in the following colors:
Light blue (Paintbox Yarn Duck egg blue)
White (Paintbox Yarn Paper white)
Black
Purple (Paintbox Yarn Tea Rose)
Orange (Paintbox Yarn Vintage Pink)
Brown (Paintbox Yarn Coffee Bean)

*Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK: 100% cotton, 50 g (1.7 oz) / 125 (137 yd)

NOTES

  • This pattern is written using US terminology
  • Finished size: 13cm square
  • This pattern uses US terminology (see abbreviations here)
  • A low cost, printer friendly version (including extra photographs and a chart!) can be found here
  • Compatible with other 3D granny squares by Thoresby Cottage
  • Don’t know how to do the magic ring? Head over to my tutorial here

I am beyond excited to share that this pattern is part of 24 Days of Quickies with (the one and only!!) Marly Bird and friends!

Base square

Rnd 1: Starting with Paper White, mr 6 sc, slst to close the rnd (6)

Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as a dc), 3 dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in last st, slst into 3rd ch of initial ch 3 to close the rnd (18)

Rnd 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc into next st. *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * 8 times, slst into 3rd ch of initial ch 3 to close the rnd (26)

Rnd 4: ch 3 (counts as a dc). *2 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st. Repeat from * 8 times, 3 dc into the last st, invisible join into 1st st of rnd to close (44)

Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join Duck Egg Blue anywhere in the circle with a standing dc, work this entire round in BLO *2 dc in next 2 sts, dc in the next 2 sts. Repeat from * 10 times, dc in last 3 st, slst st into 1st st of rnd to close.  (64)

Rnd 6: ch 6 (counts as tr + ch 2). tr into the same st, *tr into the next st, dc into the next 2 sts, hdc into the next 2 sts, sc into the next 5 sts, hdc into the next 2 sts, dc into the next 2 sts, tr into the next st, into the same st (tr + ch 2 + tr), repeat from * 3 more times, leaving out the (tr + ch 2 + tr) in the last repeat.  Slst into the 4th ch of initial ch 6 to close. (68, 4 x ch-2-sp)

Rnd 7: slst into ch-2-sp. Into ch-2-sp, ch 3 (counts as a dc) dc + ch 2 + 2 dc, *dc into the next 17 sts, into the ch-2-sp (2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc). Repeat from * 3 more times, leaving out the (2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc) in the last repeat. Slst into first st of rnd to close (84, 4 x ch-2-sp)

Rnd 8: ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in the next st, *into the ch-2-sp (2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc), dc into the next  21 sts. Repeat from * 3 more times, leaving out the last 2 dc in the last repeat. Slst into the 3rd ch of the initial ch 3 to close. (100, 4 x ch-2-sp)

Rnd 9: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the next 3 sts, *into ch-2-sp (2 dc + ch 2 + 2 dc), dc in the next 25 st. Repeat from * 3 more times, leaving out the last 4 dc in the last repeat. Fasten off with an invisible join and weave in ends. (116, 4 x ch 3)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Snowman’s tummy

Rnd 1: In Paper White, mr 6 sc, slst to close the rnd (6)

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st, slst to close the rnd (12)

Rnd 3: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Slst to close rnd (18)

Rnd 4: *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st. Repeat from * around. Slst to close (24)

Rnd 5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Slst to close (30)

Rnd 6: * 2 sc in next st, sc in next 4 st. Repeat from * around. Slst to close rnd (36)

Rnd 7: * sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next. Repeat from * around. Slst to close rnd (42)

Rnd 8 – 9: sc around (42) Fasten off and leave a long tail for joining.

Head

Rnd 1: Starting with Paper White, mr 6 sc, slst to close the rnd (6)

Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as a dc), 3 dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in last st, slst into 3rd ch of initial ch 3 to close the rnd (18)

Rnd 3: ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc into same st. * Dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * 8 times, invisible join to close rnd (26) Fasten off and weave in ends

Scarf

Using Tea Rose

R1: Ch 18, sk 1

R2: 9 hdc, 4 hdc in same st, 7 hdc. Fasten off

Carrot nose 

Using Vintage Pink: ch 4, sk 1 st, slst, sc, hdc fasten off

Buttons (x 3)

Using Black. 3 sc into a magic ring. Invisible join.

Assembly

  1. Position the Snowman’s head onto his body (making sure that the head does not protrude outside of the square). Stitch down the neck/chin area and leave the rest of the head unstitched.
  2. Stitch the tummy to the base square using the yarn tail. Work through the front loop from the base and the back loop of the tummy. Make sure to stuff the tummy before you close up!
  3. Stitch the buttons onto the tummy, spaced evenly apart.
  4. Embroider arms using brown yarn. Stitch down the carrot nose. Embroider two black eyes above the nose.
  5. Sew the scarf to the snowman.
  6. Weave in any remaining ends and block square.

I hope you have enjoyed this Christmas granny square pattern. If you are looking for more festive makes, why not make a granny square wreath, some Christmas baubles or an Itty Bitty Christmas Kitty?

11 thoughts on “Christmas Granny Square | Free Crochet Snowman Pattern”

  1. 😢 I thought the quickies ran from 9am to 9am the following morning. At least that’s how the others had been so far. It is a lovely square and I’ll check back here on your blog for it when I’m ready to make it up. Thanks for sharing it with us. Blessings.

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