How to Make a Crochet Snowman

Making an Adorable Snowman

A crocheted snowman.
Debbie Wolfe

Use this simple snowman for appliqué or as an ornament for your Christmas tree. It's simple to create the body and head using a magic circle. The snowman is also fully customizable—make the circles as big as you want to fit your needs. Swap out the color of the buttons or scarf to match your sweater or shirt if using it for appliqué. However you make it, this easy-to-create crochet snowman will be a fun addition to your holiday decor. 

Gather Your Supplies

Black and white yarn with scissors, embroidery thread, crochet hook and needles.
Debbie Wolfe
  • Worsted weight white yarn
  • Worsted weight black yarn
  • Worsted weight red yarn (optional)
  • Orange embroidery thread
  • Black embroidery thread
  • Three small black buttons
  • I hook
  • Yarn eedle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

Stitch Abbreviations

CH-Chain
DC-Double crochet
HDC-Half double crochet

Make the Head and Body

Crochet circle with red stitch marker and crochet hook.
Debbie Wolfe

With white yarn, make the body. Make a magic circle, Chain 1, half double crochet (HDC) 10 stitches. Pull the tail to close the ring tight and slip stitch to join (10 stitches). Place a marker at the beginning stitch (optional). 

Chain 4. Crochet 2 double crochet stitches into each stitch around. Slip stitch to
join (20 stitches). Cut your yarn and weave in your ends.

The head is made in the same manner but will be smaller. Make another magic circle, chain 1, HDC 7 stitches. Pull the tail to close the ring tight and slip stitch to join (7 stitches). Chain 1. Crochet 2 HDC into each stitch around. Slip stitch to join (14 stitches). Cut your yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail and weave in your ends.

Attach the Head and Body

Sewing to crochet circles together.
Debbie Wolfe

Thread a tapestry needle with the 6-inch tail. Connect the head to the body of the snowman.

Assemble Snowman

Two crochet circles sewn together.
Debbie Wolfe

It should only take about 4 to 5 stitches to connect the head to the body.

Create Its Hat

A crocheted black hat.
Debbie Wolfe

With the black yarn, chain 7. Single Crochet into the second chain from the hook and HDC into every chain after that (6 stitches). Turn. Slip stitch. Chain 1. HDC into the next 4 stitches (4 stitches). Turn. Chain 1. HDC across (4 stitches). Turn. Chain 1. HDC across (4 stitches). Cut your yarn leaving a 6-inch tail and weave in the ends.

Connect the Hat

A crocheted snowman with black hat.
Debbie Wolfe

Thread the 6-inch tail from the hat through a tapestry needle. Sew the hat on the head (smaller circle) of the snowman.

Add the Finishing Details

A crocheted snowman.
Debbie Wolfe

Sew the buttons in a row onto the body using three strands of the black embroidery thread and needle. For the nose, thread the embroidery needle with three strands of the orange embroidery thread. Use the satin stitch to make a triangle. For the eyes, thread an embroidery needle with three strands of black embroidery and make French knots

Customize Your Snowman

A crocheted snowman.
Debbie Wolfe

To make a scarf for the snowman chain 21 with the red yarn. Cut your yarn and weave in your ends. Tie it around the snowman’s neck and it’s done. If you're using it as an ornament, make a matching set and sew them together on top of one another. This will help make the snowman sturdier. If you want it to look more three dimensional, stuff polyfill between the layers before sewing the pieces shut. Don’t forget to make extra to add to holiday gifts!