Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Free Pattern: The Snowman (Raymond Briggs inspired)

I really love the "The Snowman" animation film. The music, the way is it drawn..
So time for a Raymond Briggs inspired snowman! :)




The body, head, hat and scarf I made with 8 ply acrylic wool (hooksize 4.0 mm). My snowman measures around 16 cm tall.

The eyes, nose and buttons I made with cotton (hooksize 2.5mm).  If you use wool/acrylic, the dimensions may be off, but then you just need to play around a bit.

Eyes (make 2): 3 sc in magic ring, 1 sc, finish off
Nose (make 1): 4 sc in magic ring, 1sc, finish off
Buttons (make 3): 4 sc in magic ring, finish off


BODY (with white)

Work in spirals, do not join rounds.
Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2sc in every st (10)
Rnd 3: *2sc in st, 1sc * repeat (15)
Rnd 4: *2sc in st, 2sc * repeat (20)
Rnd 5: *2sc in st, 3sc * repeat (25)
Rnd 6: *2sc in st, 4sc* repeat (30)
Rnd 7: *2sc in st, 5sc* repeat (35)
Rnd 8: *2sc in st, 6sc* repeat (40)
Rnd 9 - 13: 40 sc (this is 5x)
Rnd 14: *sc in 2st (dec), 6sc* repeat (35)


Rnd 15 - 18: 35 sc (this is 4x)
Rnd 19: *sc in 2st (dec), 5sc* repeat (30)

Rnd 20 - 25: 30 sc (this is 6x)
Rnd 21: in inner loop: *sc in 2st (dec), 4sc* repeat (25)
Rnd 22: *sc in 2st (dec), 3sc* repeat (20)

stuff and sew on buttons  

Rnd 23: *sc in 2st (dec)* repeat (10)
Rnd 24: *sc in 2st (dec)* repeat (5)

Create the illusion of arms by sewing the sides together on each side, leaving a little tube/arm. Start about 2 cm from below. The back and front of the body do not need to touch each other, so you do not need to very pull hard. Just create an indent.  Continue until you are happy with the length of the arms.


 
HEAD (with white)
Work in spirals, do not join rounds.
Rnd 1: 5sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2sc in every st (10)
Rnd 3: *2sc in st, 1sc * repeat (15)

Rnd 4: 15 sc
Rnd 5: *2sc in st, 2sc * repeat (20)

Rnd 6: 20 sc
Rnd 7: *2sc in st, 3sc * repeat (25)

Rnd 8- 10: 25 sc (this is 3x)
Rnd 11: *sc in 2st (dec), 3sc* repeat (20)

stuff and sew on eyes, nose and embroider mouth

Rnd 12: *sc in 2st (dec), 2sc* repeat (15)
Rnd 13: 15 sc
Rnd 14: *sc in 2st (dec), 1sc* repeat (10)
leave tail for sewing on body

HAT (with green)
Work in spirals, do not join rounds.
Rnd 1
: 5sc in magic ring
Rnd 2: 2sc in every st (10)
Rnd 3: *2sc in st, 1sc * repeat (15)
Rnd 4: *2sc in st, 2sc * repeat (20)
Rnd 5: *2sc in st, 3sc * repeat (25)

Rnd 6: in outer loop: 25 sc
Rnd 7 - 8: 25 sc
Rnd 9: *2sc in st, 5sc* repeat (30)
Rnd 10: 30 FPHsc
Turn hat inside out.

 
fyi: (FPHsc) Front Post Half Stitch: yo (yarn over) your hook; starting from the front, place hook from front to back to front around the post of st (stitch) in row below; complete as a hdc (half double crochet)


SCARF (with green) (with green)
chain 4
turn, hdc in outer loop of each st, chain 1
turn, hdc in outer loop of each st, chain 1
continue until scarf is of sufficient length

sew head on body, wrap scarf around neck and put on hat.

Enjoy your snowman ^^ 

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Note: You may NOT use this pattern, or the snowmen produced using the pattern for commercial/retail purposes. You are free to use this pattern to make as many snowmen as you like for personal use/gifts. Please do not post this pattern anywhere else or claim it as your own. If you use my pattern and blog about it I would appreciate a link back to my blog (so others can make it too! =)).
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