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Snowman Christmas Ornament Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Snowman Christmas Ornament Knitting Pattern

This pattern makes a cute pin too! Use larger needles and bulky weight yarn for a bigger ornament or smaller needles and sport weight yarn for a smaller one.

Size:
About 5 inches tall

Gauge:
Not vital

Materials:
Small amount of red and white worsted weight yarn
Needles appropriate to the yarn

Instructions
Snowman
With White, CO 6 sts.
Row 1: K
Row 2: K1, k into front and back of next st, k2, knit into front and back of next st, k1 - 8 sts
Row 3: K
Row 4: K1, k into front and back of next st, k4, knit into front and back of next st, k1 - 10 sts
Row 5: K
Row 6: K1, k into front and back of next st, k6, knit into front and back of next st, k1 - 12 sts
Rows 7-13: K
Row 14: K1, ssk, k6, k2tog, k1 - 10 sts
Row 15: K
Row 16: K1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1 - 8 sts
Row 17: K
Row 18: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1 - 6 sts
Row 19: K
Row 20: k1, k into front and back of next st, k2, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 8 sts
Row 21: K
Row 22: k1, k into front and back of next st, k4, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 10 sts
Rows 23-27: K
Row 28: K1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1 - 8 sts
Row 29: K
Row 30: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1 - 6 sts
Row 31: K
Row 32: K1, ssk, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts
Row 33: K
Row 34: K1, k into front and back of next 2 sts, k1 - 6 sts
Row 35: K
Row 36: K1, k into front and back of next st, k2, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 8 sts
Rows 37-39: K
Row 40: K1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1 - 6 sts
Row 41: K
Row 42: K1, ssk, k2tog, k1 - 4 sts
Row 43: ssk, k2tog - 2 sts
BO. Leave long tail and use to make loop for hanging.

Scarf
With Red, CO 45 sts. BO.

Finishing
Make two French Knots for eyes, one for nose, and 3 down center of body for buttons. Use a running stitch to make mouth.
Or you may use fabric paint to paint on eyes, nose, mouth and buttons.
Wrap scarf around neck.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter