Ultimate Sweater Machine®
Two 3-oz skeins in white worsted yarn (MY); one 40-gram ball sport weight glitter yarn in green (color A); few yards of sport weight red yarn (color B); one square black felt; polyester stuffing; H crochet hook; fabric glue.
A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make base. Ch= chain;
sc= single crochet
Using a closed-edge, with MY CO 76 sts, leaving a 2-ft length of
yarn. K 50 R. Remove MY from carriage but do not break off. Thread
carriage with WY & K 6 R. Break off MY & remove work from
Bring forward 38 needles to HP & hang sts from last R MY onto
these needles, placing 2 sts on each needle. K 32 R. Break off MY
leaving an 18" length. Thread this yarn through the loose sts
on the needles and remove work from the machine. With the length
of MY at the cast-on edge, sew seam up body and head and secure.
At top of head draw MY that is threaded through the loose sts tightly
and secure. Stuff head. Where head joins body, with MY threaded
into tapestry needle, make running stitches around neck and draw
together to form more defined separation between head and body.
ARMS (make 2)
Using a closed edge, with MY CO 20 sts. K 34 R. BO across. Fold
in half lengthwise. Sew hand ends and along long seam, stuffing
as you sew.
With MY and crochet hook, ch 3 and join to form ring. Ch1. Round
1: work 2 sc in top of next sc. Work 3 in top of each of the
rem ch around. Join with slip st to top of first sc. Ch 1. Round
2: work 1 sc in top of next sc. *Work 1 sc in top of next sc.
Work 2 sc in top of next sc.* Rep bet *'s around. Join to ch 1 with
slip st. Ch 1. Rounds 2, 3, 4 etc,: rep round 2, until diameter
is 6". Fasten off. Sew body to base, adding stuffing as you
sew. Sew arms to body at sides 4 rows down from where head joins
HAT (knit from top down)
Using color A, KP #2 and open-edge, CO 58 sts, leaving a 12"
end of yarn. K 20 R. Remove yarn from carriage but do not break
off. Thread color B in carriage and K 1 R. COL. *Remove color B
from carriage and move carriage to other side of bed. Thread carriage
with color A and K 1 R.* Repeat between *'s until there are three
stripes of color B. Break off color B. K 1 R color A. With WY threaded
onto tapestry needle, remove every third st. K 6 R. Latch up every
third st on WY to form rib. BO in backstitch. Do not remove hem.
Thread tapestry needle with length of yarn at cast- on edge and
weave through loose sts attached to hem. Remove hem. Sew side seam
of hat and, using yarn woven through the loose sts, gather sts at
the end. Secure. Pompom: Following the instructions in your
pattern book for making a pompom, but make the diameter of the circles
2". Hold 1 strand color A and color B when windig. Sew pompom
to top of hat. Put hat on snowman.
With color A, KP #2 and closed edge, CO 22 sts. K 4 R. *Remove color
A from carriage but do not break off. Thread carriage with color
B and K 2 R. Thread carriage with color A and K 2 R. Thread carriage
with color B and K 2 R. Break off color B and thread with color
A.* K 120 R Repeat between *'s once. K 4 R. BO across. Fold in half
lengthwise and sew seam.
Cut piece of cardboard 3" thick and wind 1 strand color A and
strand color B so there 20 wraps. Cut along end and using crochet
hook, with 1 strand each color, attach to end of scarf through both
thicknesses. Tie scarf around neck. Cut 5 circles of ?" diameter
and 7 circles of ?" diameter from black felt. Using photo as
guide, glue to snowman to make face and buttons.
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