Crochet Snowman Granny Square and Blanket Pattern by Crochet For You.
Crochet snowman patterns can be seen everywhere now. Snowman hats, ornaments, amigurumi, cup cozies, coasters and I also added a pin Snow Lady mittens to my Pinterest Board Christmas Crochet Patterns. But I didn’t see a snowman face on a crochet square?.
So I decided to make one granny square with the face of the snowman. I got a few photos and make a photo collage using PicMonkey(see the photo below). Do you have any idea about this.. Yes.. We can make any size blanket or Afghan joining these snowman granny squares together. Woohoo.. These smiling snowy faces can stay looking at each other in this Christmas all the time.
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I made a blanket using these snowman granny squares. I hope you will love it and try to make yourself.
Here is what I did. First, I made a blanket with the squares using my easiest joining method (JOYGO) Join As You Go. (You can see the pattern instruction for joining squares below) And attached the eyes, nose, and mouth line onto the one square and left the next square. And attached the eyes, nose, and mouth line again onto the next. You can attach them to various angles, looking at each other. Look at the photo below. 🙂
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More about the blanket pattern
- You can use any type of yarns for this pattern.
- This is a free size pattern. Using these granny squares you can make any size blanket or afghan.
- As shown above, I made this blanket with 20 squares joining together and attached eyes, nose, and mouth line onto the selected squares.
- And then added a border. (scroll down for the border part)
Skill level: intermediate
Finished size of the granny square: 4.5″ x 4.5″
Materials (for one square)
sport weight yarn (16 WPI)
You can use any type of yarns for this pattern
- Blue color (13 yards)
- White color (17 yards)
- Small amount of black and orange color
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends and attaching eyes and nose.
Gauge 20 dc x 7.5 rows = 4” with 4mm crochet hook.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- st = stitch
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- ch-sp = chain space
- beg = beginning
- * to * = work instructions within brackets as many times as directed.
-  = work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
- v-st = 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in indicated st.
- Surface slip stitch – crochet tutorial video from Moogly
- (JOYGO) Join As You Go
- Beg ch does not count as st.
Crochet Snowman Granny Square and Blanket Pattern
Make a magic ring with white color,
Round 1: ch 1, 12 hdc into the magic ring. sl st to the first hdc. (12 sts)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc. (24 sts)
Round 3: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, *1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st* repeat *to* around. sl st to the first hdc. (36 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st* repeat *to* around, sl st to the first hdc. (48 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, 2 hdc in same st, *1 hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st* repeat *to* around, sl st to the first hdc. (60 sts)
Round 6: Join blue yarn with ch 1, v-st in same st, sc in next 14 sts, [v-st in next st, sc in next 14 sts] 3 times, last sc sl st to the first hdc of v-st. (4 v-sts / 56 sc)
Round 7: sl st to ch-sp between first v-st, ch 1, v-st in same ch-sp, *[ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next st] 7 times, ch 3, v-st in next ch-sp* repeat *to* end, last ch 3 sl st to the first hdc of v-st. (4 v-sts / 32 ch-3 spaces)
Round 8: sl st to ch-1 sp between first v-st, ch 1, v-st in same ch-sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 8 times, ch 3, v-st in next ch-1 sp* repeat *to* end, last ch 3 sl st to the first hdc of v-st. (4 v-sts, 36 ch-3 spaces)
ch 9 with orange color, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch 2, dc in next 4 sts, fasten off.
Eyes (make 2):
With black color, 8 sc into the ring, sl st to first sc, fasten off. Sew the eyes and nose onto the square.
I used surface slip stitches to make a mouth line. Don’t you know what is the surface slip stitch?. If so click here and watch the video from Moogly to clear it first.
Insert the hook from (RS) in any stitch on round 3 where you want to start, add a slip knot on the hook with black color and pull up a loop through the work, insert hook in next st hole, yarn over, pull through the work and the loop on hook at once, one surface slip stitch is completed, *insert the hook in next stitch hole, yarn over, pull through the work and the loop on hook at once* repeat *to* 8, 9 or 10 times.
Joining method to make any size of the blanket:
Joining as you go: You may already know how doing this, this is the easiest joining method for me. There is a great free online class on Craftsy (I have already enrolled) Amazing Crochet Textures (w/ Drew Emborsky to learn more about joining method.
Make the first square with all rounds (1 to 8) and fasten off.
When you’re working on other granny squares after the first one, follow the instructions below for joining.
- Follow the instruction of Snowman Granny Square rounds 1 to 7 and start to join in next round.
- sl st to ch-1 sp, ch 2, make a first hdc of v-st in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, drop the loop off from the hook, insert the hook in one of the corner ch-1 sp of the previous square we crocheted and finished, pick up the loop and pull through the space, ch 2, work rest of the hdc of v-st in same ch-1 sp of the square we are working now,
- [ch 1, drop the loop off from the hook again and insert the hook in next ch-3 sp of the previous square, pick up the loop and pull through space, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp of the square we are working now.] 8 times,
- ch 1, drop the loop off from the hook, insert the hook in next ch-3 sp of the previous square, pick up the loop and pull through the space, ch 2, work first hdc of the v-st in next ch-1 sp of the square we are working now, ch 1, drop the loop off from the hook, insert the hook in next corner ch-1 sp of the previous square, pick up the loop and pull through, ch 1, work rest of hdc of v-st in same ch-1 sp of the square we are working now.
After finishing joining part, follow the instruction *to* in round 8 of the granny square and complete rest of the sides of the square.
- Join other squares as many as you want a row using this joining method.
- After making the first row of squares together, start to joining next rows of squares to the previous row one by one. Remember: when you reach to joining next rows of squares, you will have to join the 2 sides except first square (second and third …..).
Border for the blanket
(Work in round, do not turn, sl st to first st at the end of each round)
Round 1: (with blue) crochet 3 sc in each ch-3 sp around, and 3 sc in each corner.
Round 2: sc in each st around. Look at the photo below.
Round 3: (with white) hdc in each st around.
Round 4: (with blue) hdc in each st around.
Round 5: sc in each st around. Fasten off and weave the ends.
I added a photo of the back of this blanket if you are just curious about how it looks like. As you can see there is only can be seen surface slip stitches we used for mouth line. When attaching eyes and noses, I was careful to run the tapestry needle through the crochet stitches of the blanket and not to come needle out from the back side.
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