Up next in the Plaid-style blanket is the crochet snowman square. In my sketch, I planned the square to have two cute scarves, but it didn’t look nice, so I took those off. But still left the name!
The crochet snowman square is a quick one! It uses mainly Half double crochet stitch! This is a good project to practice color work!
Easy Plaid Blanket Pattern
As part of the plaid-style crochet blanket, this stitch tutorial is part of the squares, and it’s a fun one to make. See the details of the blanket here.
Square 1 – The Ponssittia square
Square 2 – The Mini Plaid square
Square 3 – The Snowman square
Square 4 and 6 – The Plaid in Black, Red, and Burgundy.
Square 5 – The Star Square
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Supplies needed to make this square
You can use any DK-weight yarn or any yarn used to meet the gauge
Stylecraft Bellissima DK, #3 (100% Acrylic, 293 yards / 286 meters per 3.5 oz/100g skein).
Estimated total yardage
You need 4 colors for this.
No need to worry about the edging shown. I decided to use white since that is the color I have used for my joining. You can change your desired colors for joining the squares,
I made 4 squares of these squares for my version.
|Colors||Yard for 1square||Yardage for 5 squares|
|Bright red (B)||20||80|
|Silver lining (E)||75||300|
Hook and other materials
5 mm Crochet Hook
14 sts over 8 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc
Plaid Blanket Notes
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any other #3 weight yarn can be substituted.
- Use similar weights for all your squares!
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
Chain/chains – ch/chs
Single Crochet – sc
Slip stitch – sl st
Half double crochet – hdc
Each square should measure between 11 – 12”
Each row has 42 stitches.
Add/switch colors when you have two loops of the old color on the hdc stitch BEFORE the new color stitch.
When weaving in ends, weave the color of the end into the same color (i.e red into red)
- You can go up by a hook size if your square is not up to 11”
- Increase or reduce the repeats until your panel measures 11”
How to crochet the snowman square
Make 4 pieces
Row 1: With E, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 42 hdc
Rows 2 – 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 42 hdc
- Make sure to carry the yarn along, crocheting over the unused yarn
- The 3rd dc should be completed with the new yarn for easy transition.
- Made using [Bright red (B), Burgundy (C), Silver lining (E), Black (A), and Grey (D)
Row 5: With C, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout this square), hdc in next 6 sts, *With B, hdc in next 7 sts, with C, hdc in next 7 sts, rep from * to the last 7 sts, with B, hdc in last 7 sts, turn.
Row 6: With B, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout this square), hdc in next 6 sts, *With C, hdc in next 7 sts, with B, hdc in next 7 sts, rep from * to the last 7 sts, with C, hdc in last 7 sts, turn.
Rows 7 – 8: Repeat Rows 5 & 6
Row 9: *With D, ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, With A, hdc in next 7 sts, rep from * to
the last 7 sts, with A, hdc in last 7 sts, turn.
Row 10: *With A, ch 2, hdc in next 6 sts, With D, hdc in next 7 sts, rep from * to
the last 7 sts, with D, hdc in last 7 sts, turn.
Rows 11 – 12: Rep Rows 9 – 10
Rows 13 – 16 Repeat Rows 5 and 6
Rows 17 – 40: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 42 hdc
Or until the piece measures 11”
- Using E
- Crocheting around the whole piece
- Crocheting loosely
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, aim for [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] at each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning chain.
I hope to see your beautiful version of this Crochet Snowman Square.