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Snowmen are everywhere! My dear friend Caro, by the end of last year, asked me to crochet one for  her son Toto. How could I say no if he is my beloved godson!  Here's the result... 
I do hope he liked it!! Toto barely speaks so I don`t know. I post here the pattern, so that you can try it and crochet it for someone as special...

I used 100% cotton yarn (white, black, orange) for a crochet hook number 3 (US). A bit of wool for the scarf and a pair of safety eyes.

Abrbreviations
(I'm not so fond of abbreviations...)
ch: chain stitch
sl: slip stitch
sc: single crochet

Head
Start with a magic ring
1. 6 sc into the ring and close
2. 2 sc in each stitch (12)
3. *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (30)
6. *4 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (36)
7. *5 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (42)
8-14. 42 sc
15. *6 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (48)
16. *7 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (54)
17. *8 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (60)
18-20. 60 sc
21. *8 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (54)
22. *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (48)
23. *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
24. *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
25. *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
{By now you should place the safety eyes and embroider the mouth}
26. *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
27. *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
{Stuff firmly with polyfiber fill}
28. *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
29. *one decrease to join two stitches* repeat (6)
Close and weave in ends.

Little nose
2 ch
1. In the second chain from hook, 4 sc
2. 4 sc
3. 4 sc
Close and leave a long tail for sewing to the head.

Body
Start with a magic ring
1. 6 sc into the ring and close
2. *2 sc in each sc*, repeat * (12)
3. *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (18)
4. *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (24)
5. *3 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (30)
6. *4 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (36)
7. *5 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (42)
8. *6 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (48)
9. *7 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (54)
10. *8 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (60)
11-16. 60 sc
17. *8 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (54)
18-19. 54 sc
20. *7 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (48)
21-22. 48 sc
23. *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)
24-25. Tejer 42 mp
26. 5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
27-28. 36 sc
{Stuff firmly with polyfiber fill}
29. *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
30. 30 sc
31. *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
32-33. 24 sc
{Close and weave in ends. Stuff with a bit more polyfiber fill.}

Arms
{Make 2}
Start with a magic ring
1. 5 sc into the ring and close
2. *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat *  (10)
3. *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (15)
4. *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (20)
5. Only through backloops, 20 sc
6. *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (15)
7-8. 15 sc
{Stuff with some polyfiber fill}
9. *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (10)
10-18. 10 sc
Fold and crochet together both ends with a row of sc. Close and leave a long tail to sew later to the body.

Little hat
Start with a magic ring
1. 5 sc into the ring and close
2. *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat *  (10)
3. *1 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (15)
4. *2 sc, 2 sc in the next stitch (increase)*, repeat * (20)
5. Only through backloops, 20 sc
6-9. 20 sc
10. Change to the color of the strap and crochet 20 sc
11. Change back to the color of the hat and, only through backloops, crochet 2 sc in each stitch (increase) (40)
12. 1 slip stitch in each stitch (40)
Close and leave a long tail to sew to head.

Assembly
- Sew nose to head
- Sew head to body
- Sew arms to the sides of the body
- Stuff the hat and sew it to the head, slightly towards the side.  

You can then knit a chunky scarf to your snowman, or even sew some buttons to his body. Toto’s father was afraid he might remove them with his teeth, so I preferred not to.

Congratulations! You are done! Enjoy!


© 2014 This snowman is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} –All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!