Knit Snowman Pot Holder

This knit snowman pot holder will make an adorable centerpiece or a useful trivet for your holiday table.

This free snowman knitting pattern is the featured pattern for week #2 of our holiday craft-a-long.

With crafting time being as precious as it is this time of year, I’ve designed all of these holiday patterns to be quick and easy to work up.

Just as a reminder for those of you who may have missed week #1…..We’re crafting up these cute little pot holders (or trivets…or hot pads) so we’ll all be able to add some awesome fun to our Holiday tables.  After we’re done making all of them, I’ll be asking you to submit a photo of your Holiday Pot Holders in action! 

Want to join in on the fun!?  You’ll find the free Christmas Tree Pot Holder Pattern from week #1 by clicking here.

Don’t knit?  You’ll find the crochet version of this adorable snowman pattern here.

Come and share your photos with everyone in the Melody’s Makings’ Facebook group along the way…..or e-mail me your photos at melody@melodys-makings.com. I always love seeing them!

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Snowman Pot Holder Knitting Pattern

Materials:

  • Yarn: Approximately 46 yards of worsted (4) yarn (approx. 38 yards of white, and approx. 5 yards of black and approx. 3 yards of red)                      
  • Knitting Needles: Size 5.5 mm (US9) Straight Needles
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit  
  • K2tog: Knit the next 2 sts together
  • CO: Cast on (using Cable Cast On Method)
  • M1: Make 1: On a knit row: Insert left needle, front to back, under the strand between st on left needle and st on right needle making a new loop on left needle. Knit this loop through the back.
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified      

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Knit Snowman Pattern:

Knit Snowman Pattern
Snowman Pot Holder Knitting Pattern

(Use as Trivet or Make 2 and seam together for Pot Holder)

Cast on 4 sts using White Yarn

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K1, M1, K2, M1, K1 (6 total sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K1, M1, K4, M1, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: K1, M1, K6, M1, K1 (10 total sts)

Rows 7-12: Knit

Row 13: K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 total sts)

Row 14: Knit

Row 15: K2tog, K4, K2tog (6 total sts)

Drop White Yarn and Pick up Red Yarn

Row 16: K6, CO4 (10 total sts)

Rows 17&18: Knit

Row 19: BO4, K6 (6 total sts – this will leave a bit of the red section hanging out by itself)

Drop Red Yarn and Pick up White Yarn

Row 20: K1, M1, K4, M1, K1 (8 total sts)

Row 21: Knit

Row 22: K1, M1, K6, M1, K1 (10 total sts)

Row 23: Knit

Row 24: K1, M1, K8, M1, K1 (12 total sts)

Row 25: Knit

Row 26: K1, M1, K10, M1, K1 (14 total sts)

Rows 27-32: Knit

Row 33: K2tog, K10, K2tog (12 total sts)

Row 34: Knit

Row 35: K2tog, K8, K2tog (10 total sts)

Row 36: Knit

Row 37: K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 total sts)

Row 38: Knit

Row 39: K1, M1, K1, M1, K4, M1, K1, M1, K1 (12 total sts)

Row 40: Knit

Row 41: K1, M1, K10, M1, K1 (14 total sts)

Row 42: Knit

Row 43: K1, M1, K12, M1, K1 (16 total sts)

Row 44: Knit

Row 45: K1, M1, K14, M1, K1 (18 total sts)

Rows 46-53: Knit

Row 54: K2tog, K14, K2tog (16 total sts)

Row 55: Knit

Row 56: K2tog, K12, K2tog (14 total sts)

Row 57: Knit

Row 58: K2tog, K10, K2tog (12 total sts)

Row 59: Knit

Row 60: K2tog, K8, K2tog (10 total sts)

Row 61: Knit

Row 62: K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 total sts)

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

Return to starting edge.  Pick up black yarn to add hat.

Row 1: Cast on 2 sts, pick up and knit 4 sts from starting edge, Cast on 2 more sts (8 total sts)

Rows 2&3: Knit

Row 4: Bind off first 2 sts as if to knit, K4, Bind off last 2 sts as if to knit (4 total sts)

Cut Yarn and pick up new strand to work 4 remaining sts

Rows 5-7: Knit (4 total sts)

Bind off as if to knit.  Secure and weave in all ends.

Add a fringe to the edge of the scarf by knotting on 3 pieces of yarn folded in half.  Cut to desired length.

Use a yarn/tapestry needle to embroider on a face and buttons.

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You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but please leave a link to my website, www.melodys-makings.com, in your product listing specifying that I am the designer of this pattern.  Thank you for supporting me as a work at home mother!

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