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Yarnigans on craftsy.com
Salisbury, MD

I live in Maryland with my husband and two kids. I've been designing toy knitting patterns for about 6 years now, and keep shops on etsy and ravelry.

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Oatmeal the Snowman

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Oatmeal the Snowman
Oatmeal the Snowman
Oatmeal the Snowman
Oatmeal the Snowman
Oatmeal the Snowman

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting
  • purling
  • knitting in the round
  • basic increases
  • basic decreases
  • basic cables

Pattern Description:

"What will we call him?"
"Yeah, shall we call him Harold?" "Or Bruce?" "Or Christopher Columbus?"
"How about Oatmeal?" ALL: "Oatmeal!?"
-Frosty the Snowman television special, 1969

Oatmeal is a very special snowman. He is knitted from super chunky yarn, making him a rather quick project, and his cables are simple enough for a beginner, or for a first try at doing cables without a cable needle. His arms can be fitted with pipe cleaners on the insides to make him poseable, or without pipe cleaners to make him suitable for a small child. He would make a very lovely holiday gift for someone, but, be forewarned-- you are probably not going to want to give him up!


Gauge is not important for this pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Appx 11" tall with an arm span of 13"


  • 1 set of size US 10.5(6.5mm) double pointed needles
  • 1 set of size US 3(3.25mm) double pointed needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

You Will Also Need:

  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing
  • Two 12" pipe cleaners
  • Two 1/2" black buttons for eyes

Suggested yarn:

90 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Lana Grande for body and scarf, Cascade 220 for nose and arms


Body: 6010(ecru) Scarf: 6032(Baker's Chocolate) Nose: 7824(Jack O Lantern) Arms: 9471(Amber)