Sunday, November 16, 2014

George The Snowman



Hello all!

Today I have a new free pattern for you all. Meet George. George is a snowman, and a cute one at that! He likes ginger cookies and peppermint bark and his friends (who we will meet soon enough!) Just in time for some last minute Christmas Crochet! Arr who said this year could go so fast? George is made in one piece, meaning no joining his head to his body, HORRAH! He is also worked in the round, so no need to join at the end of each round, just move your marker.George is about 6.5 inches tall from base to the top of his pompom making him a perfect shelf sitter or stocking stuffer.

Want to make a George of your own? Or perhaps a whole tribe of them! Here is how!

You will need:
DK/8ply yarn in white, orange, red and green (or any other colour combo you choose)
3mm hook
2 safety eyes (or you could sew them on, or use puff paint too)
Stitch marker
Sewing needle.
Stuffing

George
With white
1: ch2, sc 8 times in the 1st chain, place marker
2: 2sc in each stitch around
3: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch* repeat around
4: sc in each stitch around
5: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around
6-10: sc in each stitch around
11: *sc2tg, sc in the next 2 stitches*, repeat around
12: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
13-14: sc in each stitch around
15: 2sc in each stitch around
16: sc in each stitch around
17: *2sc in the first stitch, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
18-21: sc in each stitch around
Attach eyes to desired place and start stuffing head.
22: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
23-24: sc in each stitch around
25: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
26: *sc2tg, sc in the next stitch*, repeat around
Add more stuffing, George should be stuffed firmly to help him stand
27: sc2tg around.
End off leaving a long tail. Use the tail to weave in and out of the remaining stitches and gather closed.

Nose
With ornage
1: ch2, sc 5 times in the first stitch, join.
2: sc in each stitch around, join.
End off and leave a long tail to sew onto George's head.

Hat
With green
1: ch2, hdc into the 1st chain 5 times, join.
2: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
Change to red
3: ch2, *2hdc in the first stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
Change to green
4: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
5: ch2, 2hdc in each stitch around, join.
Change to red
6: ch2, *2hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next stitch*, repeat around, join.
Change to green
7: ch2, hdc in each stitch around, join.
8: ch1, sc in each stitch around.
End off, leaving a long tail to sew hat to George's head.

Using red and green yarn, make a small pompom. I use the fork method, if you are unfamiliar with this, there is an excellent tutorial HERE by Mollie Makes

Scarf
With green
1: ch52, sc in the second chain from hook and each chain across.
End green, change to red (I find it easier to join in the middle of the scarf rather then the end)
2: ch1, sc in each stitch across, when you get to the end, sc3 times in the end, then working on the other side of the green stitches, sc across until you get to the other end, 3sc in that end as well, and then sc in all stitches back to where you started, join. End off and weave in tails. Tie scarf around George's neck. You can choose to sew it in place if you like.


3 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for this lovely pattern. Adorable. I think George will have friends ;-)

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful pattern! ��

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