Knit snowman and snow woman doll free pattern

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Don’t know how I got this idea, but once it was in my head I had to do something about it. I devised a knit snowman pattern with removable hat and scarf so the kids can accessorize the little guy. I’m going to knit a skirt for my daughter’s snowwoman, but for now, here’s what I’ve got.

knit snowman free pattern

knit snowman free pattern

I used 4.5 mm needles which resulted in a 6 inch snowman. You can use whatever size needle and yarn you like.

Instructions

Cast on 11 sts loosely.
Inc K wise into ea st (22 sts)
Beg P row, st st 11 rows
K 2 tog to end of row (11 sts)
P 1 row

Inc K wise into first 5 sts, K 2 sts, inc K wise into last 4 sts (20 sts)
Beg P row st st 9 rows
K 2 tog to end (10 sts)
P 1 row

Inc K wise into first 4 sts, K 2 sts, inc K wise into last 4 sts (18 sts)
Beg P row st st 7 rows
K 2 tog to end
B & T tightly

Turn inside out and sew row ends together, leaving bottom open. Turn right side out and stuff. Tie a string tightly around the 2 decrease rows to create the 3 “ball” snowman and sew in ends. Gather cast on sts and pull shut, trying to give the snowman a bit of a flat bottom so he can stand on his own.

Arms

Make 2 alike

Cast on 6 sts
Beg P row st st 9 rows
B & T tightly

Sew row ends together with right sides facing out. Stuff. Gather up cast on sts, pull together and sew to snowman, 2 rows below “neck”.

Hat

Cast on 20 sts in first colour
K 2 rows
Break off first colour and add second (yellow in this case even though you can’t see it in the picture)
Beg K row st st 4 rows
(K1, K 2 tog) to last 2 sts, K2 (14 sts)
P 1 row
(K 2 tog) to end
B & T tightly.

Oversew row ends together and turn right side out. You can sew the hat to the snowman’s head but I didn’t because I’m going to make a bunch of them.

Scarf

Cast on 40 sts, cast off.

Skirt

Cast on 28 sts in colour of your choice.
K 2 rows
Break off colour and change to white yarn.
Beg K row, st st 10 rows.
(K1, K 2 tog) to last 2 sts, K 2.
Cast off.

Oversew row ends and slip over first “ball” of snowman to make a snowwoman.

Face

It looks way cuter if you use black thread to sew on the features, but my kids pull them out so I went with black marker.

knit snowwoman free pattern

knit snowwoman free pattern

Vest

Vest front, make 2 alike

Cast on 11 sts
K 4 rows.
Continue in Garter st but K 2 tog at beginning of each row until 6 sts rem.
K 2 tog, Cast off rem sts

Vest Back

Cast on 11 sts (for shoulders)
K 4 rows
(K 2 tog) twice, K to end of row (this decreases for neck)
K 9 rows
Inc K wise in first 2 sts, K to end of row (11 sts)
K 4 rows
Cast off.

When sewing the sides together, only sew down 2 sts down from top and leave 5 sts open for arm to fit through.

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