Tutorial #7 Pinterest Inspired Snowman Quartet

Snowman Quartet

And then there were four. We have a Quartet of Snowmen! I think the one with his mouth wide open is the tenor. There’s just something about tenors…..

As you can see, I took my camera outside in hopes of improving my shots. Oh well. I’ll keep trying.

The pin I pinned is here. I tracked it to here. This site has lots of snowmen made from re-purposed items. If you have developed a liking for the cold shouldered, little clothed, smiling beings who are the progeny of Snow balls check it out. It’s a cool browse.

Supply Close-up 1

Supply Close-up 2, Showing Ye Olde Yarn Bag

 

Materials

4- 3” Styrofoam balls

1-Tube Sock, Men’s Size 6-12

1-Hat (Crochet Instructions follow if you choose or felt or fleece or fabric scraps)

4-Scarves

Eyes (Black Pompoms, felt, or buttons)

Noses (Scrap of Fabric, Orange Fine Tip Sharpie, Black Ultra-Fine Tip or White Pompoms or felt or buttons)

Mouths (Red Felt)

Blush and Brush

5 Zip Ties (or yarn, string, bread ties or floral wire)

Small piece of holiday greenery

Assorted buttons or other decoration

Corsage Pins

Glue

Ribbon

My sock had a grey toe. I gathered the toe with a zip tie as tight as possible and cut it.

  • Insert Styrofoam balls into sock.

The simplest way to insert the Styrofoam balls is to roll the sock down toward the toe and insert the first ball, roll the sock over the first ball and insert the second, leaving a little space between the balls. Repeat the process for the third and fourth Styro balls.  I had a substantial amount of sock left. I left it rolled snuggly against the last styro ball.

  • Tie the ‘neck’ of each Snowman with the zip tie. Not too tight, just define each head.
  • Glue on eyes, noses, mouths

I didn’t have white pompoms for the noses as seen in the original.  I did have black so used those for the eyes. Buttons would be great. The noses were drawn on a scrap of light colored fabric with a fine-tipped orange Sharpie and outlined with the black ultra-fine-tipped. The mouths were cut from red felt.

  • Add scarves to ‘necks’

If crochet is not an option, use fleece or felt to cut and fringe scarves. Torn fabric would be cute to make country snowmen. Tie a bit of decoration to the greenery for the top snowman. Use a small Christmas ornament or berries cut from felt if no buttons available.  I stabbed the button, the scarf and the snowman with a corsage pin to secure the scarf. Hey, it works!

  • Add a 12” length of ribbon doubled to the top of the Quartet for hanging.

Glue and pin the ribbon loop to the top.

  • Thread the ribbon loop through the top of the hat.

If using felt or fabric to make the hat, cut a small hole in the top to accommodate the ribbon.

  • Make a small bow for the Hat.
  • Glue and pin Hat to Quartet, securing bow with one of the pins.

Done!

Gather your supplies and ornamentation and this goes really quickly.

The Snowball Quartet

Now the Crochet:

Materials

Small amounts of Worsted Weight Yarn

Size H Hook

Abbreviations

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

FPtr = front post triple crochet

hdc = half double crochet

Rnd – round

st = stitch

HAT

(I used a flecked black acrylic yarn)

Rnd 1 (Right side): Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook; join with slip st to first dc: 12 dc.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same st and in each dc around; join with slip st in back loop only of first dc: 24 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc around.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in each dc around.

Rnd 5: Ch 2, Working around posts of on Rnd 4, work FPtr around post of first 2 dc, *work 2 FPtr around post of next dc, work FPtr around post of next 2 dc; repeat from * around to last dc, work 2 FPtr around post of last dc; join with slip st to first FPtr.

Rnd 6: Ch 1. Hdc in first FPtr, ch 3, slip st in top of same st, (hdc in next FPtr, ch 3, slip st in top of same st) around; join with slip st to first hdc; finish off.

SCARF ONE

(Same yarn as Hat)

Row 1 (Right side): Ch 5, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 dc.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc across.

Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures 12-14”.

Finish off.

Add 6 Strands fringe to each end (3 loops doubled)

SCARF TWO

(I used a red worsted weight cotton yarn)

Row 1 (Right side): Ch 3, dc in third ch from hook.

Repeat Row 1 until scarf measures 12-14”.

Finish off.

Add 4 Strands fringe to each end (2 loops doubled)

SCARF THREE

(I used a multi-colored Boucle yarn)

Ch a strand approximately 12” long.

Finish off.

Add 2 Strands fringe to each end (1 loop doubled)

SCARF FOUR

(I used the same red cotton as Scarf Two and added a strand of white cotton)

Row 1 (Right side): With two strands of yarn held together, ch 3, hdc in third ch from hook.

Repeat Row 1 until scarf measures 12-14”.

Finish off.

Add 4 Strands fringe to each end (2 loops doubled)

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  1. Pinterest Inspired Tutorial #7 Posted « thepolkadotskirt - October 31, 2012

    […] This is a quick one….hope to get back later today. We’ll see if I get all my chores done. Wish me luck! The Snowman Quartet made it to posting today! Yay! It is here. […]

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