We are rounding out of October and moving into the next holiday season. Here at Yarn Punk, we want everyone to be prepared for all the holiday decorations and gifts. Machine knitting is taking storm through the yarn community this year and I am here for it. Although it makes tubes and flat panels, the ideas that are coming out of the woods seem to be endless. Yarn Punk is super happy to have our guest here take us through the steps on how you can make a little snowman for your home decor this season. Please, let us give a very warm winter wonderland welcome to Savla.
Do you want to knit a snowman?
Hello, my name is Savla and I am the creator of Savlabot 🙂
I have always enjoyed making things, I like to dabble in all crafts but when I have some free time I am usually knitting and making printables for knit and crochet items.
I started Savlabot so that I could share some of my creations with all of you, the name Savlabot is just my name, first part of my first name Savla + my middle name (spelled a bit different for pronunciation reasons) Bot and together they make Savlabot, I work for my children, though I like to think of myself as the CEO of my household with a very involved board of directors (my 3 children and my husband). My children keep me very busy. I love yarn and making things with it, but I do have 2 littles and a teenager and as a result, I don’t get to make stuff as often as I would like or even listen to the music of my choice all the time. Most of our days we listen to toddler tunes or the soundtrack for Spiderman Into the Spider-Verse.
How did my journey start?
I started out a few years ago writing simple patterns for moms and people on the go like me but found that pattern writing is very time consuming. In the last 2 years I started designing tags for people to use with their handmade items and I have found so much joy doing this. I really like making packaging for people to use, more so than writing patterns. Every once in a while I will think up a new pattern like my little snowman, I was inspired by the Inktober Prompt, SNOW and decided to draw a snowman, while participating in Inktober I like to combine my drawings if I can with my crafting so I thought I would try knitting a snowman using my knitting machine, and this is how this pattern came to be.
If you have sometime after checking out this pattern, be sure to stop by and take a look at my blog or find me on instagram @savlabot, I try to post fun and creative items as often as I can.
I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you knit one of these little snowman please share with me on social media, I love seeing what people make using ideas they found on my blog. You can share by tagging me @savlabot or using #Savlabot
Don’t Forget to Pin It For Later
If you Want to Knit a Snowman
On a Circular Knitting Machine 🙂
Materials for Completion:
40 Pin Knitting Machine – I have the Loops and Threads Machine
Worsted Weight Yarn:
- Suggested yarns
- Snowman’s Body – I used Bernant Baby Velvet Yarn
- Scarf & Hat – I used Lion Brand Ferris Wheel
- Carrot Nose – I used a leftover bit of orange yarn -or- Carrot Button
White Thread or String
Beads or Buttons for Eyes
Small Beads for Mouth
Moderate (middle hole only)
Row Counter, Felt for scarf, Carrot Button for nose, Tiny Top Hat
Small – Approximately 5” x 5.5” when finished
Large – 7” x 7.5”
Not terribly important for this pattern
Using the White Velvet Yarn
Cast on and crank out…
- Small – 50 Rounds or until work measures 5.5” unstretched.
- Large – 70 Rounds or until work measures 7” unstretched.
I use a row counter but measured my work on the machine from the pins to the cast on edge.
Cast off by using the darning needle and picking up all stitches from machine.
Cinch both ends so that they are somewhat closed, then pull one end within itself and cinch tightly to close, tie off with a knot, and trim, the remaining tail will be left on the inside of the snowman’s body. Flip inside out.
Using the white string and your darning needle, pick up every other stitch along the folded edge to create a drawstring around the entire circumference.
Cinch slightly, leaving enough room for filling with the stuffing.
Fill with Poly-Fil and cinch tight to close. Leave a pretty long yarn tail, as you will use this later.
Using a new piece of white string and the darning needle, create another drawstring by picking up every other stitch along a row about 2.5” -3.5” down from the top depending on if you are doing the Small or Large Snowman.
Tie with a knot and wrap around once. Tie a couple of knots and leave a long tail. You will use this thread to add your details to the face.
Take the string from the bottom of the snowman and using the darning needle thread it up to the neck of the snowman, hiding the string behind the stitches so the string cannot be seen. Tie this thread to the thread from the neck, pull slightly as it will help shape the bottom of the snowman.
You will now have 4 strings coming out of the neck, these 4 pieces of thread will be used to sew on the details of the face, the scarf and the hat.
Now you are ready to add the details.
I added beads for the eyes and mouth, a crochet carrot nose and knitted a little hat and scarf to add decoration to my snowman.
This little snowman looks pretty cute without a hat. But the scarf is somewhat necessary as it hides the thread that was used to sew everything together.
If you want more details on how to sew on the face and nose as well as how to crochet the carrot nose view the PDF version of this pattern. I have put together a little photo tutorial on how I added everything onto my little snowman.
Add a tag 🙂
I made little tags to go with the snowman and I have them available for free, just click on the link below to download.
Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell the pattern or distribute it.