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Snowman Door Greeter

Snowman Door Greeter
A cheerful little fellow to hang from a doorknob.

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn – White (2 oz), green (1 oz), brown (1 oz)
Size H hook    5 jingle bells    6-mm shank-style eyes or 5 mm black pompoms
Primo Sculpey clay for nose or orange pompom    3 5mm black pompoms for belly
1” white pompom    Fiberfill    Hot glue or craft glue    Blush
Note: Do not join rounds throughout unless indicated, instead mark 1st st of  each round.
Directions:
Body
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc) around (18 sc)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (30 sc)
Rnd 6: (2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (36 sc)
Rnds 7 – 11: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 12: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc) around (30 sc)
Rnd 13: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc) around (24 sc)
Rnd 14: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 15: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18 sc)
Rnd 16: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12 sc) Join with a sl st
to next sc and finish off leaving a 6” tail for sewing.
Stuff body firmly. Thread tapestry needle with long end and weave through
stitches on Rnd 16, gather tightly to close.
Head
Rnd 1-4: Follow rnds 1-4 of body. At end of rnd 4 you will have 24 sc.
Rnd 5-8: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 9: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc) around (18 sc)
Rnd 10: (Dec sc over next 2 sc, sc in next sc) around (12 sc) Join with a sl st
to next sc and finish off leaving a 6” tail for sewing. If using shank-style
eyes, insert them now, centering evenly on face.
Stuff head firmly. Thread tapestry needle with long end and weave through
stitches on Rnd 10, gather tightly to close.
Scarf
Row 1: With green ch 41, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 and
working along opposite side of chain sc in each ch across, ch 1 and join with a
sl st in 1st sc. Finish off and weave in ends. (80 sc)
Fringe
Cut 6 3” pieces of contrasting yarn. Join 3 pieces evenly spaced to each short
end of scarf using a larkshead knot. Trim evenly. Using the tip of your tapestry
needle separate the plies of each yarn end.
Hat
Row 1: With green ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1;
turn. (12 sc)
Row 2-20: Working in BLO, sc in each sc across. At end of row 20 do not fasten
off.
Fold hat in half and matching stitches, sl st rows 1 and 20 together forming a
tube. Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.
With tapestry needle, weave long end of yarn through edge and gather to close.
This forms the top of the hat. Glue white pompom over gather. For trim attach
contrasting yarn in any space on open end of hat, ch 1 and sc evenly around.
Using matching yarn, sew 2 jingle bells to hat as shown in photo.
Bell Hanger
Thread 3 bells onto white yarn.
Ch 13, slide up one bell, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, join
to bottom center of body with a sl st, *ch 13, slide up bell, sl st in 2nd ch
from hook and in each ch across, join in same space as before*. Repeat from *
once more, fasten off and weave in ends.
Assembly
If using Sculpey clay for nose, form “carrot” nose and bake according to package
directions.
Glue head to body. Glue nose (or orange pompom) centered below eyes. Roll up a
small brim on hat, place a small amount of fiberfill inside hat, and then glue
to top of head. Wrap scarf around neck, securing with a small amount of glue.
Glue 3 pompoms evenly spaced down center of body. Put a small amount of blush on
each of the snowman’s cheeks.
Arms
Do not join rnds, arms are worked in a continuous spiral.
Rnd 1: With brown, leaving a long end for sewing, ch 2. Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from
hook.
Repeat rnd 1 until piece measures 16”. Join to next sc and fasten off leaving a
long end for sewing.
Flatten arms and sew opening closed. Sew each end of arms to side of body.
(c)Heartfelt Creations, Inc. 2002

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