January 2, 2013

Snow Buddy



     Here is a happy little snowman that you can take with you anywhere. And the best part is . . . he'll never melt =>

Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     White worsted weight yarn
     Soft Navy worsted weight yarn
     Coffee worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     stuffing material
     yarn needle
     scissors

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     sc --- single-crochet
     sc2tog --- single-crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- I used a blue for my Snow Buddy's scarf; but you can use any color or design of yarn you like to give your creation its own personality.




~Pattern~

Body (make 2):
     With the White yarn, ch 6.
     Row 1: ch 1; 1sc in each ch across - 6sts
     Row 2: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts, 2sc in last st - 8sts
     Rows 3-6: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 8sts
     Row 7: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts, sc2tog - 6sts
     Row 8: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts, 2sc in last st - 8sts
     Row 9: ch 1, turn; 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 6sts, 2sc in last st - 10sts
     Rows 10-16: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 10sts
     Row 17: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 6sts, sc2tog - 8sts
     Row 18: ch 1, turn; sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts, sc2tog - 6sts
     Fasten off.





Scarf:
     Using the Soft Navy, ch 60.
     Row 1: ch 1; 1sc in each ch across - 60sts
     Row 2: ch 1, turn; 1sc in each st across - 60sts
     Fasten off; tie off and trim all loose threads.




Finishing & Assembly:
     Using the Coffee yarn, stitch facial features onto the head of one of the Body panels.


     Holding the two Body panels, sew around the outside edge to affix them together. Firmly stuff the Body as you work.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.



     Wrap the Scarf around the neck; tack in place if desired.




     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.





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