Easy Snowman Ornament

I like to make small gifts for my group of friends each year. This year, I decided that I would make a snowman ornament for everyone. I couldn’t find a pattern I liked, so I made my own. Here it is!

This snowman is flat, so it is quick to make. I’ll be making several with different colored scarves for my different friends. You can also make a family one by using different size hooks — make parents by using larger hooks, and children by using smaller hooks.

snowman ornament yarn croppedSupplies

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each in 316 Soft White A, 254 Pumpkin B, and 312 Black D. For this snowman I used 885 Delft C. This is a great project for partial skeins. Feel free to substitute 311 White for 316 Soft White, and to use your favorite of the many colors of Super Saver for the scarf. The other snowmen shown use (l-r) 528 Medium Purple, 718 Shocking Pink, and 672 Spring Green.

Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 5.5mm [US I-9] and 4.0mm [US G-6]

Yarn needle

Gauge is not important for this project.



With A and larger hook, ch 2.
Round 1: Sc 4 times into second ch from hook. Slip st in first sc to join the round — 4 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Slip st in first sc to join the round. — 8 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Slip st in first sc to join the round. — 16 sc.
Round 4: Ch 1. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Slip st in first sc to join the round. — 24 sc.
Round 5: Ch 1. *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Slip st in first sc to join the round. — 32 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

snowman ornament in piecesHEAD

Work as for Body, ending with Round 4. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


With B and smaller hook, leaving a long tail for sewing, ch 4.
Row 1: Slip st in second ch from hook. Sc in next 2 chains. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


With C and smaller hook, ch 16.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook. Sc in next 5 sc. Sc2tog. Sc in remaining sts. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

snowman with noseASSEMBLY

Sew Head to Body with long tails. Head should be positioned so it overlaps Body in front.

Sew Nose to the middle of Head with long tails.

With D, embroider two French Knots on the Head above the Nose to make eyes. Embroider three French knots down the middle of Body for buttons.

To make a French Knot, insert the yarn from wrong side to right side. Leave a tail to weave in later on on the wrong side of the snowman. Wrap the yarn around the yarn needle as shown in figure B. Insert the needle into the snowman so that the entrance (“2” in the diagram) is near the original place where the yarn came out (“1” in the diagram). Pull the yarn gently through the snowman so that a little knot rests on the right side of the snowman when you are finished.French Knot 2Arrange Scarf so the shorter section is across the junction of Head and Body and the longer section is loose off to the side. Sew Scarf in place.

Sew in all ends.

Cut piece of A and slip it through the top of Head. Tie to form a loop for hanging.


Snowman Solo - Cropped

25 thoughts on “Easy Snowman Ornament

  1. Barbara

    They are so darling! I’m bookmarking for the weekend! thanks!

  2. Aldiene

    To cute, will be making these, will be cute as a decoration on Christmas Presents.

  3. Lori

    it looks like a duck, an angry duck. Is there no way to do something else with the carrot nose so it isn’t flat & arched like a duck’s bill?

  4. Tracy Nickels

    I’m making a collection of ornaments for a ornament drive for low income families, a ornament exchange. I’ve done stars, little wreaths, I’ll add the snow men to the group. Also to my publisher, she likes purple.

  5. craftngranny@comcast.net

    can I print this pattern off ? I just think these are so cute.

    • redheart Post author

      Hi, You’re welcome to print the pattern! We do not have a PDF version of this pattern since it is only on our blog, but you can copy the pattern into a Word document to print or you can just print it from the webpage.

  6. Nicalaine Brown

    I made 8 this afternoon. One for each grandchild. Cute project.

  7. Kelly L

    Would it be okay if I made these to sell at a winter charity festival?

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Kelly, Thanks for asking! Yes, you are welcome to make these to sell. Please credit us with the pattern.

  8. Roberta Raup

    I use Red Heart yarns all the time mostly the pound of love and the super saver. I also use the patterns from the Red Heart labels and the blogs and the on line site. Thank you for sharing, your web site is wonderful, I use it frequently, easy to read and navigate.

  9. Anonymous

    I’ve been looking for home Christmas projects to do with my 7 year old. She doesn’t crochet but does rainbow loom. I can get her started by doing the little scarfs. There is no “bad” job on those and it will become a family keepsake for years. Thanks!

  10. Dolores Millington

    My Mother used to make these snowmen many long years ago. I lost the pattern for them and am so happy to see it again. She had one for a Santa face along with it but that is also lost. She had a pattern for a stuffed snowman and stuffed Mr. and Mrs Santa. Mrs. Santa had an apron on her.
    Do you or your readers, have those?

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Dolores, We don’t have any patterns for Santa and Mrs. Santa like you’re describing. Someone may see your comment here, or you can also ask on our Facebook page to see if someone has a pattern.

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Syliva,

      We don’t have a PDF version of this pattern to print. You can print the webpage; exact directions on how to do this will vary depending on your operating system and your browser. You can also copy the pattern into a Word document to print it.

  11. Sandy Anderson

    Love the pattern. Am going to try adding a little Black top hat on some and maybe a few strands if yellow or Brown on a few to distinguish girls and Boys. Then I will put a pin on the back side so they can be pined on shirts, blouses and or coats
    for my friends at work. Thank you for the cute little snow people.

  12. Heather

    what size hook would I need to use if I was using crochet cotton

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Heather, You can just use the size hook on the ball band. Any size hook will work as long as you like the way the snowmen look.

  13. Marsha

    I was wondering how big do these turn out using the I hook?

    • redheart Post author

      Hi Marsha, We don’t have dimensions, sorry!

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