Frederick the Snowman

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Frederick the Snowman Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

Meet Frederick. Or Fred to his friends.

He's a very happy chap.

He's great for using up odd bits of yarn and only takes a couple of hours to create. Skills required are knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing stitches so he would be ideal for an advanced beginner. Use sock yarn for a mini snowman or chunky yarn for a huge one, just remember that your gauge needs to be tight enough that no stuffing will show through. This would make a lovely gift for a child but make sure you use safety eyes or glue on felt facial features.

Also included in the pattern is a photo tutorial for making a small sachet to give him a bit of weight.


24 sts and 32 rows to 4? (Not essential as long as it is tight enough that no stuffing shows through.)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Fred stands ~12cm (4.75?) tall.


  • 3mm (US#2.5) dpns or circular needle.
  • 25g DK weight yarn
  • 10g DK weight yarn
  • Toy Filling
  • 3 buttons (safety buttons if giving to a child) or felt Thread for smile and sewing on buttons

You Will Also Need:

  • Small fabric sachet with PVC beanbag granules (Optional)
  • Darning needle

Suggested yarn:

70 yards of DK weight

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I love the creativity of knitting and enjoy exploring new colours, fibres and techniques. I learnt to knit when I was five (I think!) from my mum and grandparents, since then I haven't stopped! As an experienced knitter I take a lot of time and care over my knitting patterns to ensure that they are as accessible as possible to newer knitters, you will often find helpful hints, tips and ideas ...

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