A Little Knitted Snowman Pattern for Christmas

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

felting needle

sewing needle

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.

Snowman’s Hat:

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! 🙂

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34 Responses to A Little Knitted Snowman Pattern for Christmas

  1. naturmama October 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    So sweet! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

    • JoAnn November 1, 2012 at 3:54 am #

      Thank you so much for your fun little projects! I have so much fun making your patterns for the little ones in my life. Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Happy Holidays!

    • Linda November 1, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      You are welcome:)

  2. Tracey October 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Linda, the snowman is great and since it will probably be the only way I will get a snowman I am casting on today! Thanks again for another great pattern, your talent is endless.

    • Linda November 1, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      Happy knitting Tracey:)

  3. Rachel October 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    These little projects are perfect for me! Thank you so much for sharing them. I am a newbie and they are easy enough to learn by myself! I can’t wait to try it.

  4. Jasmine and Talia's mum October 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    What a cute little pattern, I love it! – thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us. I need to make one or two or maybe a few.

  5. Kirsty@BowerbirdBlue October 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    he’s awesome, just learning to knit so will have an explore of your patterns

  6. Erin @ Wild Whispers October 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Your morning sounds a bit like mine has been today… Hugs, mama! What a cute snowman! I may have to make some of these up for gift tags this year…

  7. Alessandra October 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    so cute! thank you,
    xxx Alessandra

  8. Anke October 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Oh my goodness, that snowman is the cutest little thing! Such a great ornament and gift idea!

  9. Amy {a faithful journey} October 31, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    He is so cute! Would be cute for an ornament on the Christmas Tree!

  10. Heather October 31, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    What a perfect little snowman. You are so very talented!

  11. Lisa October 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    So cute! Thanks for sharing. I’m thinking that some of my kids might like to make these for Christmas gifts. 🙂

  12. Paola Santini October 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Il tuo pupazzo di neve è carinissimo, grazie! Bellissimo da appendere all’albero di Natale, ma anche da attaccare ad un pacco regalo natalizio.

  13. Ellisen October 31, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Adorable! Cutest snowman ever. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Happy Halloween!

  14. niria October 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Another winner! Thank you so much for a fun and easy project.
    My grandkids are going to love him!!!

  15. Nancy Hoxworth October 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Perfect for our 5 great-grandchildren’s gift tags this year! Thank you so much for your creative and generous heart!

  16. Pam October 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Not ready to think about Christmas….HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

  17. Barbara Szatkiewicz November 1, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    Thank you! The Snowman is adorable!

  18. anna November 1, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    Oh how sweet! I do so love your knitting patterns, Linda. They’re the only ones I’ve ever found that a) I can follow and b) actually create things I would like to have! I can’t wait to try this one.

  19. Brid November 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I love this little fellow. Such an adorable little snowman! I love that you post Christmas patterns so early. I’m just starting my Christmas knitting now so it’s perfect! Your blog is so gorgeous.

  20. K November 5, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    Adorable – which is, of course, only what I’d expect.

  21. Jane November 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    I just found this darling pattern? How do I needle felt a nose? Jane

  22. Jane November 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    I just found this darling pattern? How do I needle felt a nose? Jane

  23. Jane November 5, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    How do I felt the nose? This is darling, thank you. Will start soon!!!!!

  24. EMILY November 30, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    I’m obsessed with knitting this snowman, he is just too cute. I’ve hit a snag, I’m not sure how to join for knitting in the round. All the tutorials I’ve watched are for much larger projects. Perhaps my circular needle isn’t the right size??? Please help.

  25. EMILY November 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Hi Linda,
    Thank you so much for your quick reply. I am so excited to start this project I do not know if I will be able to work today. I will let you know how it goes!!! Thanks again!

    Kind Regards,

  26. Sue Tester December 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Your snowman ornament is adorable. I can surely make two in time to mail to my grandchildren!

  27. Adda November 27, 2015 at 4:51 am #

    Linda, I just discovered your site, and love your patterns. I finished a bushel of the little pumpkins — adorable! I just finished the body of the snowman, but I am unsure of how to do the nose — can you tell me how to do that?

    Thank you!,


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