Free Pattern – Snowman Ornament with a Bowtie and Fez

This crazy snowman looks cool in his brown jacket, bowtie, and fez. Yes, a fez. I imagine he’s a Shriner…or maybe he picked it up as a souvenir on a visit to the middle east. Snowmen need vacations too you know! Either way, the fez hides a secret – behind it, there is a small loop for an ornament hook.

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The pattern calls for fingering weight yarn and size 10 crochet thread, to make an ornament that is about 3 inches tall. You can easily use the pattern to make a larger snowman if you like, simply by using thicker yarns.


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Snowman Ornament

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Materials:

Difficulty:

Intermediate – Several pieces and small gauge. Techniques include magic circle, and working in the round.

Size:

About 3 inches tall

Gauge:

Bottom half of snowman, without edging, should be 1.5” in diameter. Exact gauge is not critical.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
  • sc3tog = single crochet 3 stitches together
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sk = skip

Notes:

  • To start the snowman, the magic circle technique is recommended. If you don’t know or prefer not to use this technique, you can use the alternate option instead.
  • Mark the 1st stitch of each round, moving the marker each time you start a new round.
  • The edges of each piece may curl slightly. This is ok, the fabric stiffener will help it flatten out.

Recommended Resources:

Snowman:

Using larger hook, and white yarn

Bottom:

Rnd 1: Make a magic loop, ch 1, 6 sc inside magic loop, join with sl st to first sc. Pull magic loop closed.

OR

Alternate Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2sc in each st, join with sl st to first sc. (12 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (2sc in next sc, sc in next sc) 6 times, join with sl st to first sc. (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc (2sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) 7 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc. (24 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (2sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 6 times, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (30 sc)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc (2sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) 7 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, join with sl st to first sc. (36 sc)

Top:

Repeat rounds 1-5 of Bottom, fasten off, leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing. Sew top to bottom over 4 stitches.

Edging:

Join white with sc at very top of head, ch6, sc in next st and in each st around outside edge of snowman. join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off (58 sc, 1 ch 6 loop)

Bowtie (make 1):

Using smaller hook, and red thread:

Row 1: Ch 4, leaving an 8 inch tail. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (3sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc 3tog, turn. (1 st)

Row 3: Ch 1, 3sc in next st, turn. (3sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, fasten off, leaving an 8 inch tail.

Finishing: With needle, sew both ends into the center of the bow, in the same way as you would to hide the ends. Holding both ends together, wrap them around the middle of the bow twice, tuck the ends under the wraps, and pull tightly to secure.

Fez (make 1):

Using smaller hook, and red thread:

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (7 sc)

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn

Row 8: Ch 1, sk next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sl st in last st, fasten off. (3 sts). Mark this row as right side.

Tassel: Using smaller hook, and black thread: Join black with sl st at center top of hat, leaving at least a 3 inch starting tail. Ch 3, fasten off,. Sew starting tail through chain so that it comes out at the end of the last ch. Tie both tails in a knot and trim ends to desired tassel length.

Jacket (make 2):

Using smaller hook, and brown thread:

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (7 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, turn. (7 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, turn. (6 sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts, turn. (5 sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts (3 sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last st, fasten off. (2 sts)

Finishing:

Using the photo as a guide:

  • With black thread, embroider facial features and buttons.
  • Sew bowtie, fez and jacket onto snowman.
  • Follow directions on fabric stiffener bottle to stiffen and flatten finished piece.

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