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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 ...

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Frederick the Snowman

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Frederick the Snowman
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Frederick the Snowman Fred

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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