Santa? You can have him. When it comes to winter knitting projects, I like knitting snowmen because they can stick around even after the holidays are over. I don’t know about you, but I see way more snow in January than in December, anyway.
Place your knit snowmen on the mantle, use them as a centerpiece, or knit up a pair of snowman booties for the baby. Get ready for Christmas — and the entire winter season — by knitting up some of these fun snowman patterns from the Craftsy community.
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Frederick the Snowman
Get ready for some kniting in the round to create this adorable snowman in any size you’d like. Chunky yarn will give you a larger snowman, while a sport-weight yarn will result in a smaller one. Don’t forget to change your needle size depending on the yarn weight you use!
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Oatmeal the Snowman
If you know how to knit cables or want to give it a try, check out the Oatmeal the Snowman pattern who boasts some sweet twisty cables. According to the designer, Oatmeal is in good company; he takes his adorable name from a scene in Frosty the Snowman. He’s also knit with chunky yarn, making him a quick winter project.
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These adorable snowbabies are customizable depending on the scarf and hat you choose. The pattern comes with three different versions of the hat and scarf combo. Knit on double-pointed needles, these little guys are also great for using up scrap yarn. (Inexpensive holiday gift alert!)
Photo via Craftsy member Sylvia Leake
Snowman Baby Booties
Warm little ones’ toes with snowman booties that are cute and functional. The booties are worked flat, so you don’t even need in-the-round experience to knit them. You can also customize the scarf and hat colors, which comes in especially handy if you’re pulling from your stash.
Photo via Craftsy member CSKrafts
Snowy the Snowmen
Why does a snowman need legs? To play in the snow, of course! This pair of snowmen would look great hanging out in your Christmas tree or dangling from the mantle. They’re also happy to sit atop presents that are still days away from being opened.
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Snowman Bottle Topper
Next time you go to a holiday party, top off your wines with a snowman for a little bonus hostess gift. Most of the pattern can be knit with bits of scrap yarn, and the pattern is free! Woo hoo!
If you still can’t get enough knitted toys, Susan also teaches The (Not So) Itty-Bitty Giraffe, where you’ll knit a giraffe complete with a pom-pom mane and tail. The steps Susan explains in both of these classes can help out with any knitted toy you might be working on, including snowmen.
You might also enjoy our roundup of knitting patterns for Christmas ornaments and stockings and our Santa knitting patterns.
Tomorrow on the Craftsy blog, we’ll explore the different types of knitting stitches.