Knitted Snowman By Margaret Bullen Here is a cheerful snowman who will make a lovely Christmas card for some- one special. He does take about 2 hours to knit but I have found him to be very popular. I have made a few hundred over the years, mostly for charity. If you make the scarf in one piece then wrap it around his shoulders and make a loop for his head. He can then be used as a tree decoration too! Materials Required: Blue paper for the sky 11cm x 7cm. White felt 11cm x 6cm. Double sided sticky tape. Silver stars and a silver pen. P.V.A. Craft Adhesive. Pair of no. 12 knitting needles (2.5mm). White wool (preferably 4 ply). Royal blue and bright yellow wool (I used DK as it is not easy to get 4 ply). Black and orange wool/embroidery silk. A small amount of toy stuffing. Card Mount: AP03U in Dark Blue Creative Cover. 10 rows. Final row K1, K2tog. 4 times and thread To Make The Snowman: wool through sts. Sew row ends together. To make the snowman body, cast on 6 sts. Make up the body and arms as follows: Row 1: and every alternate row purl to end. A light press with a damp cloth or steam iron Row 2: K1, inc in next st. (knit in front and back will improve work. Make sure you press the of next stitch) 5 times. arms with the seams at the back. Row 4: K1, inc in next st., K1 5 times. Row 6: K1, inc in next st., K2 5 times. Put a little stuffing into the body and arms Row 8: K1, inc in next st., K3 5 times. and draw up sts. at the top of the head and Row 10: K1, inc in next st., K4 5 times. (31sts.) fasten off. Run a thread round the neck and Stocking st. for 19 rows. draw up slightly. Sew the arms into place. Next row: K1 K2tog. to end. Purl next row. Embroider eyes and mouth in black thread Final row: K2tog. to end. Break off wool and and the carrot nose in orange. thread through all sts. To make the hat, cast on 30 sts. in blue wool Sew along base of snowman with work inside and K1 P1 for 2 rows. Work 2 more rib rows in out, then sew row ends together leaving top of yellow and 2 in blue. Change to st.st. and yellow, head open. K1, K2tog. all along row. Purl a row. Finish off in To make the arms, cast on 9 sts. and st.st. for blue by K2tog. and draw up sts. and fasten off. 28 Knit a pompom with 5 sts. and 5 rows in yellow and draw a thread all round to make a little ball. Sew row ends of hat and attach pompom. Sew hat carefully to head. To make the scarf: Using blue cast on 5 sts. and rib 2 rows, then 2 in yellow, alternate colours until work is about 31⁄2 “ (8 - 9 cms) - enough to go round neck. If you normally slip the first st. of each row, do not do this on the scarf, also, as you change colour, give the last colour wool a little tug to keep the row ends nice and neat. It will have the effect of giving the scarf a slight curve, which is good when stitching it in place. Knit a further piece about 11⁄2 “ (4 cms). Sew one end of the smaller piece to the neck and leave the other end free. Place the longer piece around the neck and sew it at the back, then bring the smaller piece down over it and sew lightly in place. Prepare the background by sticking the blue paper for the sky and the white felt for the snow so that they show through the aperture and glue the card closed. Attach the snowman to the background with double sided tape and decorate with the stars and silver pen. 29 Hello, We hope you enjoy this free article taken from a back issue of the Craft Creations Magazine. You may hand make copies of the card(s) featured in this project, to give away or sell, as many times as you like. You may not use the project, text, pattern or pictures for any other purpose nor make the project using any automated process. All the free articles available for download on our web site are at least one year old. If you want the latest projects, designer profiles, gallery pages and more, then you need to subscribe to the quarterly Craft Creations Magazine. Subscription Benefits: * A free gift with every issue. * 10% off every order placed with Craft Creations*. * £2.50 off post and packing on orders over £20*. * Prize competition in every issue. * New product information. You can subscribe to the quarterly Craft Creations Magazine or purchase any of the back issues from our online shop. * All Craft Creations Magazine subscribers will receive an additional 10% discount off their orders during their subscription period only. Subscribers will also receive £2.50 off post and packing on orders over £20 (after discount). These benefits are not applicable on certain items such as: Magazine Subscriptions, Gift Vouchers, Products already on Promotion, Special Offers or 'SPOF' packs and cannot be combined with any other vouchers or offers. Craft Creations Limited Ingersoll House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9HD, England. Tel: 01992 781900 Fax: 01992 634339 The details above are correct as of 1st April 2008, but are subject to change without prior notice.