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Scrubby Snowman Craft

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Scrubby Snowman Craft
Scrubby Snowman Craft
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Crochet scrubbies make amazing homemade Christmas gifts and this Scrubby Snowman Craft is one of the most magnificent and merry ones you can make. Whether you're looking for Christmas gift ideas for mom, stocking stuffers for the family, or just brilliant snowman crafts for adults, this is a crochet project you will want to try. The special scrubby yarn allows you to submerge this little snowman in water to clean anything. It's washable and air dries super fast. There's no way that anyone wouldn't smile when seeing this fun snowman in their Christmas stocking.

Notes:
GAUGE: Gauge is not critical for
this project.

-Scrubby measures about 6" [15 cm] across face and 8-1/2" [21.5 cm] long, not including hanging loop.
-Scrubby is worked in nine pieces that are sewn together to form snowman. The mouth is embroidered with French knots.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Main MaterialYarn

Intermediate

Materials List

  • 1 ball of RED HEART Scrubby™: 10 Coconut A
  • 1 ball of RED HEART Scrubby™: 620 Lime B
  • 1 ball of RED HEART Scrubby™: 905 Cherry C
  • Small amounts of RED HEART Scrubby™: 258 Orange D
  • Small amounts of RED HEART Scrubby™: 12 Black E
  • Susan Bates brand Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

Special Stitches:

Bpdc (back post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from back side of work to front and to back again around the post of indicated stitch; yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook). Skip the stitch "in front of" the Bpdc.
Fpdc (Front post double crochet) = Yarn over, insert hook from front side of work to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop remains on hook). Skip the stitch "behind" the Fpdc.
Fpsc (front post single crochet) = Insert hook from front to back and to front again around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook. Skip the stitch “behind” the Fpsc.
dc2tog (double crochet 2 stitches together) = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Directions for Head:

With A, ch 4.

  1. Round 1: Work 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc); join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—12 dc.

  2. Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), Fpdc around beginning ch of Round 1, 2 Fpdc around each of next 11 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch- 3—24 dc.

  3. Round 3: Ch 3, 2 Fpdc around next st, [Fpdc around next st, 2 Fpdc around next st] 11 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—36 dc. 

  4. Round 4: Ch 3, Fpdc around next st, 2 Fpdc around next st, [Fpdc around each of next 2 sts, 2 Fpdc around next st] 11 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—48 dc.

  5. Round 5: Ch 3, Fpdc around each of next 2 sts, 2 Fpdc around next st, [Fpdc around each of next 3 sts, 2 Fpdc around next st] 11 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—60 dc.

  6. Round 6: Ch 3, Fpdc around each of next 3 sts, 2 Fpdc around next st, [Fpdc around each of next 4 sts, 2 Fpdc around next st] 11 times; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—72 dc.

  7. Round 7: Ch 1, Fpsc around beginning ch-3 of Round 6, Fpsc around each remaining st; join with slip st in first st. Fasten off.

Directions for Eye:

Make 2.

  1. With E, ch 4, slip st in first ch. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Pull the long tail all the way through the slip st and pull tightly. Using photograph as a guide, sew eyes to head taking care to work sewing stitches near the surface so they do not show on back of head.

Directions for Mouth:

With E, using photograph as a guide, embroider 7 French knots in a curve for smile.

  1. Cover (to hide French knots on back of head): With A, ch 13. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew cover to back of head, covering the back of the French knots.

Directions for Nose:

With D, ch 7.

  1. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—6 sc.

  2. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sc—5 sc.

  3. Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sc—4 sc.

  4. Row 4: Ch 1, turn, [sc2tog] twice—2 sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew side edges together to form a cone. Using photograph as a guide, sew nose to head.

Directions for Hat:

Make 2. 

  1. Step 1 and 2 for Cuff (make 1 for each hat). With C, ch 18:
    Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc) and in each ch across—16 dc.

  2. Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, [Fpdc around next st, Bpdc around next st] 7 times, dc in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

  3. Step 3-6 for Top (make 1 for each hat). With B, ch 18:
    Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc) and in each ch across—16 dc.

  4. Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each st across.

  5. Row 4: Ch 3, turn, [dc2tog] 7 times, dc in top of beginning ch-3—9 dc.

  6. Row 5: Ch 3, turn, [dc2tog] 3 times, dc in next st, dc in top of beginning ch-3—6 dc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Directions for Assembly, Hanging Loop, and Finishing:

Assembly:
Sew a cuff to long straight edge of each hat top, overlapping the edges slightly. Using matching yarn colors, sew side edges of cuff/ top pieces together, leaving lower edges unsewn. Place hat on head and sew in place.
Hanging Loop:
With C, ch 7; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring. Work 14 sc in ring. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew hanging loop to top center of hat.
Finishing:
Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

A, B, C, etc.
Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.
ch
chain
dc
double crochet
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)
[]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified

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