FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 13 inches wide at base x 131/2 inches tall MATERIALS • Caron Simply Soft medium (worsted) weight acrylic yarn (6 oz/315 yds/170g per skein): 1 skein each #9707 dark sage
and #9701 white 1 yd each red, brown, orange
and black • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook or
size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle GAUGE 8 dc = 2 inches; 4 rows = 2 inches PATTERN NOTES Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Last double crochet in row will be worked in top of turning chain. SPECIAL STITCH Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated sp. STOCKING SIDE OF STOCKING Make 2. With dark sage, ch 53. Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beg sk chs count as first dc) and in each ch across to last ch. 2 dc in last ch, turn. (52 dc)
RowDc in 2: base Ch of 3 turning(see Patternch. Dc Notes).in each turningdc across.ch (see 2 Patterndc in top Notes),of turn. (54 dc) Row 3: Ch 3. Dc in base of turning ch. Dc in each dc across, turn. (55 dc) Row 4: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and in each dc across. Work 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn. (56 dc) Rows 5 & 6: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and each dc across, turn. (56 dc) Row 7: Ch 3. Dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 dc. Dc in each dc, turn. (55 dc) Row 8: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and each dc across. Dc dec in last 2 sts, turn. (54 dc) Rows 9 & 10: Rep rows 7 and 8. (52 dc) Row 11: Ch 3. Dc dec in next 3 sts. Dc in each rem dc, turn. (50 dc)
Row 12: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc. Dc in next 35 dc. Dc dec in next 2 sts, leave rem sts unworked, turn. (38 dc)
Row 13: Ch 3. Dc dec in next 3 sts. Dc in each dc across, turn. (35 dc)
Row 14: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and in each dc across, working dc dec in last 3 dc, turn. (33 dc)
Rows 15–29: Ch 3. Dc in 2nd dc and in each dc across. (33 dc in each row counting beg ch-3) Fasten off after row 29. Snowman Head Rnd 1: With white, make a slip ring (see illustration), ch 3, 11 dc in ring. Pull tight, join (see Pattern Notes) in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc) Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc. Fasten off. (24 sc) Middle Ball Rnd 1: Rep rnd 1 of Head. Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as base of beg ch-3. 2 dc in each dc. Join in top of beg ch-3. (24 dc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each dc stopping halfway around the circle. Sl st into sc on Head to join Head and Middle Ball tog. Continue with 2 sc in each st around. Join in beg sc, fasten off. (48 sc) Bottom Ball Rnds 1 & 2: Rep rnds 1 and 2 of Middle Ball.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp. 2 dc in each dc stopping halfway around the circle. Sl st to bottom of Middle Ball to join Middle and Bottom Balls. Continue working 2 dc in each st around. Join in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off. (48 dc) Snow Ball Rep rnd 1 of Head. FINISHING Facial Features See photo of Snowman for placement and approximate st length.
Eyes & Mouth: Using black yarn, make eyes and mouth using short straight stitches (see illustration). Straight Stitch Nose: Using orange yarn, make a short straight stitch for the nose, going over it twice to give it a little depth. Buttons: Using black yarn, embroider 3 French knots (see illus
tration) on each of Middle Ball and Bottom Ball.
Scarf: Using red, leaving about 11/2-inch tail, ch 25, fasten off leaving about 11/2-inch tail. Cut 1 piece of yarn 3 inches long. Using the crochet hook, pull it halfway through the last ch of the scarf end. Tie a knot over end of scarf and fringe piece to make 3 pieces of fringe. Rep for opposite end of scarf. Tie scarf around neck of Snowman. Snow Chain: Embroider a wavy line of chain stitches (see illustration) across the bottom over rows 2–4 of the Stocking from right side to left side as desired or as shown on the Stocking. ASSEMBLY With white, whipstitch (see illus
tration) Snowman to the Stocking placing it above the crochet chain stitches. Attach the Snowball with a whipstitch placing it above the crochet chain stitches as desired.
Arms: With brown, pull up from back to front to the upper side of the Middle Ball. About 1 inch out from the Middle Ball go back through the Stocking. Pull up about 1/4 inch from where the end of the arm is and go back down at the end of the arm to make “fingers”. Make 2 more fingers the same way. Rep for opposite arm.
Snowflakes: With white, make simple straight stitch snowflakes by pulling up randomly through the Stocking and pushing needle down about 1/2 inch from where inserted. Rep pulling thread up and off to the side middle of first stitch crossing over the first stitch and inserting back down on opposite side of beg st. Do the same in an “x” pattern across the first two stitches. Snowflakes can continue to be added without fastening off until more thread is needed. Place as many flakes on the Stocking sides as desired staying down from the top of the Stocking about 3 inches where the cuff will lay when added. Length of the stitches in the snowflakes isn’t important, make desired size. Joining Stocking: Hold wrong sides of Stocking together. Join dark sage with a sl st in the top of the Stocking at the front left top. Ch 1, sc through both layers of the Stocking evenly down the side across the bottom and back up to the top. Ch 10, sl st back into the top of the Stocking at the base of the ch-10 to form a lp to hang. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends securely to keep lp from pulling loose when hanging. Cuff With front side of Stocking facing, join white in first double crochet to the left of the hanging loop of Stocking in back side piece.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st. [Ch 1, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc] around top of Stocking. Fold the hanging loop inside while working on the cuff to keep it out of the way until the cuff is complete and folded down over the top of the Stocking. Hanger will pop back up then and be on the inside of the Stocking. Join in beg sc. (34 ch-1 sps) Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-1 sp. Shell (see Special Stitch) in next ch-1 sp. Sc in next ch-1 sp. *Shell in next ch-1 sp. Sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. Join in beg sc. (17 shells) Rnds 3–5: Sl st in ch-1 sp of first shell. (Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp of same shell. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-1 sp of each shell around. Join in top of beg ch-3. Fasten off after rnd 5. Block.