Christmas In The Kitchen – Crochet A Snowman Potholder

snowmanpotholder





MATERIALS:

“Knit-Cro-Sheen” type crochet thread – 2 balls of White and 1 ball of Black. A few yards of Orange
Steel Crochet Hooks No. 4 and No. 7
A bone ring
4 snap fasteners.
Padding material of your choice

Use thread double throughout.

BODY

Front – Starting at center with White and No. 4 hook, ch 2.
1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
2nd rnd: 2 sc in each sc around.
3rd rnd: * 2 sc in next sc (l sc increased), sc in next sc. Repeat from * around.
4th rnd: * 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around.

Inc 7 sc evenly on each rnd until piece measures 6 inches in diameter. Join and break off.

HEAD – Work as for Body until piece measures 4 inches in diameter. Join and break off.

HAT – Starting at bottom with Black and No. 4 hook, ch 25.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Break off.
2nd row: Skip first 5 sc. Attach thread to next sc, sc in same place and in next 11 sc. Ch 1, turn.
3rd row: Inc 1 sc, sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
4th row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
5th row: Repeat 3rd row.
6th to 12th rows incl: Sc in each sc across. Ch I, turn. Break off at end of 12th row. Sew Hat to Head.

EYE (Make 2) – Using Black and No. 4 hook, work as for Body until 2 rnds have been completed. Join and break off. Sew to Head.





NOSE – Using a single strand of Orange and No. 7 hook, ch 12.
1st row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.
2nd row: Dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across-to dec 1 sc, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat 2nd row until 3 sc remain. Ch 1, turn.
Last row: Work off 3 sc as 1 sc. Break off. Sew to Head.

MOUTH – Using a single strand of Black and No. 7 hook, ch 2.
1st rnd: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join and break off. Make 3 more pieces the same way. Sew in place to form mouth.

BOW TIE – Using a double strand of Orange and No. 4 hook, ch 13. Work as for Nose until 5 sc remain. Dec 1 sc at both ends of next row. Work 2 rows without decreasing. Inc 1 st at both ends of next row, then inc 1 st at beginning of each row until there are 12 sc on last row. Break off. Sew to base of Head.

BUTTON (Make 3) – Work exactly as for Eyes. Sew in place on Body.

ARM (Make 2) – Using a single strand of Black and No. 7 hook, ch 25. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 6 ch, sl st in same ch as last sl st was made on first limb, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 ch, sl st in same ch as last sl st was made on last limb, sl st in each remaining ch. Break off. Sew to Body.

BACK – Make another Body, Head and Hat.

For Padding, cut lining material slightly smaller than crocheted pieces. Tack to wrong side of one piece, then complete potholder according to directions.





Sew Front and Back pieces together. Sew snap fasteners to Head and Body to join. With Black sc closely around bone ring. Sew to top of Hat.

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  1. Cheryl October 30, 2013

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