Crochet Melting Snowman Centerpiece

This craft is a combination of crochet, fiberfill, flex foam, and glitter. I use mine at Christmas as a centerpiece.

Approximate Time about 24 to 36 hours, based on my crafting time

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Supplies:

  • 4 oz, 4 ply white yarn
  • 1 oz. 4 ply black yarn
  • scrap of blue 4 ply yarn
  • scrap of bright orange yarn
  • size G crochet hook
  • Elmer's glue
  • white glitter
  • stuffing
  • 1 sheet 12x18 inches Creative Hands "flex foam", white

Instructions:

Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch 3 rows = 1 inch
Finished Size: Approx base size is 12x8 inches and 6 inches tall.

Base:

With white yarn ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end with 3 sc in end ch. Working on opposite side of ch, sc in each ch to end, with 2 sc in end sc. (34 sc). Do not join rnds but mark beg of each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next 3 sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in each of next 25 sc. (40 sc).
Rnd 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. (44 sc).
Rnd 4: Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc. (50 sc).
Rnd 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. (55 sc).
Rnd 6: 2 Sc in first sc, sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. (60 sc.)
Rnd 7: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 26 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc. (64 sc).
Rnd 8: Sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 23 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc. (68 sc).

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Rnd 9: Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 23 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 24 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (74 sc.)
Rnd 10: Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 27 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 27 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc. (78 sc).
Rnd 11: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 34 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc. (84 sc).
Rnd 12: Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 29 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 30 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc. (88 sc).
Rnd 13: Sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc. (94 sc.)
Rnd 14: Sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 20 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 22 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 25 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 12 sc. (98 sc.)
Rnd 15: Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 6 sc.
Rnd 16: Sc in 10 sc, hdc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, sc in next 19 sc, hdc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in 6 sc, hdc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sl st in next 3 sc, sc in next sc, hdc in next sc, 3 dc in each of next 2 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 17 sc, hdc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next 22 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, 3 dc in each of next 2 sc, hdc in each of next 2 sc, sc in last 2 sc, sl st in next st of rnd. End off white. Hide all yarn ends.

Head:

With white yarn ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rnds but mark beg of each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc.)
Rnd 3: * Sc in 1 sc, 2 sc in next sc * around. (18 sc).
Rnd 4: * Sc in 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * around (24 sc.)
Rnd 5: * Sc in 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc * around (30 sc).
Rnd 6: * Sc in 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc * around. (36 sc).
Rnds 7 - 14: Sc even around (36 sc).
Rnd 15: Sc around, dec 6 evenly spaced (30 sc).
Rnd 16: Sc around, dec 6 evenly spaced (24 sc). Sl st in 1st sc of next rnd. End off leaving a length of yarn for sewing. Stuff head firmly with fiberfill and sew to center of base.

Hat:


Rnd 1: With black yarn, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6 sc.) Do not join rnds but mark ends of each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc).
Rnd 3: * Sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc * around. (18 sc).
Rnd 4: * Sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc * around (24 sc.)
Rnd 5: * Sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc * around (30 sc).
Rnd 6: Sc in back loops only this rnd (30 sc).
Rnds 7 - 11: Working in both loops sc even around (30 sc).
Rnd 12: Brim: Working in front loop only for this rnd, sl st in first sc, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, 2 dc in each sc around. (60 dc). Join with sl st in top of ch 3. End off black. Weave in yarn ends.

Snow Patch:

With white, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (6 sc). Do not join rnds but mark end of rnds.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in 1st sc, 2 hdc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, 2 hdc next sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc. (12 sts). End off leaving a length of yarn for sewing. Sew to top front of hat. Stuff hat lightly with fiberfill and with black yarn sew at an angle on head of snowman.

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Nose:

With orange yarn, ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook (3 sc).
Rnd 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc (4 sc).
Rnd 3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc (5 sc.)
Rnd 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc (6 sc).
Rnds 5 - 8: sc even around on 6 sc, at end of rnd 8 sl st in next sc. Fasten off leaving length of yarn for sewing. Use a small amount of stuffing and sew to middle of face.

Face:

Using black yarn embroider face as shown.

Scarf:

With blue yarn ch 91, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across. End off. Cut 4 lengths of yarn for fringe. Put two pieces on each end and trim to length desired. Tie around Snowman's neck.

Mittens:

(make 2) With blue yarn ch 6, sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (5 sc.)
Row 2: Sc in each sc across (5 sc), ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Sc in first sc, sl st in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Sc in 3 sc, ch 1, and turn.
Row 6: Skip first sc, sc last 2 sc tog. End off leaving a length of yarn for sewing. Sew to base as shown.

Finishing:

Glue base of snowman to sheet of Creative Hands "Flexi foam". Allow to dry thoroughly. This keeps the base from curling up around the edges. When dry trim foam. spread a small amount of Elmer's Glue around top white part of base. Sprinkle on white glitter. When dry, shake off excess glitter.

By Robin from Bonham, TX

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November 28, 20070 found this helpful

So very cute. I am going to make one for my sister-in-law. She collects snowmen

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November 29, 20070 found this helpful

I just love this - going to make one for my gift at work - Thank's for a new idea

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November 29, 20070 found this helpful

This is a beautiful centerpiece for the season.

Thanks for sharing.

Karyn

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