Today started off at 6:30am, Kye was ready to get up and so our day began. I gave him breakfast, (everyone else slept until much later) fed the chickens who were waiting at the front door and loaded the dishwasher. I wanted to knit a small project today and so I decided on a teeny snowman as a hanging ornament for the Christmas tree. He is about 2.5 inches altogether and then there is the little loop to hang him with which isn’t included in that measurement.
I still can’t get over the fact that Christmas is going to be here so soon! It’s like this whole year has just sped by at warp speed and then it will be 2013!
Every morning I check the newspaper to see what’s been happening over in the US, the photos are grim, so much water and flooding, my heart really goes out to everyone who is there experiencing this catastrophe.
I have a little pattern to share today, a small knitted snowman, he is perfect for hanging on your tree, or as a gift tag or place tag for the table etc…
Abbreviations: kfb: knit into the front and back of a stitch to increase.
3.5 mm circular needles
dk beige yarn
dk red yarn for the scart
dk black yar for the hat
black fleece for the eyes
orange fleece for the carrot nose
fleece for stuffing
Pattern for the Snowman:
With 3.5mm circular needles cast on 6 stitches and join for knitting in the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Kfb into each stitch (12 stitches)
Round 3: Knit
Round 4: Kfb into each stitch (24 stitches)
Rounds 5-9: Knit
Round 10: (Knit 2 stitches together) across the round. (12 stitches)
Round 11: Knit
Round 12: (Knit1, knit 2 together) across the round. (8 stitches)
Round 13: Kfb into each stitch across the round (16 stitches)
Start putting your stuffing into the snowman, make sure he is firmly stuffed.
Rounds 14-15: Knit
Round 16: (Knit 2 together) across the round (8 stitches)
Round 17: Knit
Stuff the head firmly, break the yarn and thread it onto your sewing needle. Thread the needle through the stitches, stuff the head more until it is full of stuffing and then pull the yarn tightly and finish off.
Cast on 10 stitches with black dk yarn and 3.5 mm circular needles.
Rounds 1-4: Knit
Round 5: (Knit 2 together) across the round (5 stitches)
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: Knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together (3 stitches)
Cut yarn, thread yarn onto the needle, thread the needle through the remaining stitches and pull tight, finish off.
Sew the hat onto the top of the snowman’s head and add a loop at the top of his hat.
Needle felt on two little black eyes and an orange carrot nose.
The scarf is knitted as an i-cord. Cast on 2 stitches with double pointed needles and knit until your scarf is about 4 inches long, mabey shorter.
Bind off, sew in the ends.
Sew the scarf onto the snowman.
Sew in all ends:)
Happy knitting! 🙂