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Scrubby Snowman

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Red Heart
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Red Heart® Scrubby™: 1 ball each Coconut A, Lime B, Cherry C plus small amounts of Orange D & Black E
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors

DIRECTIONS:

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

  • Notes:
  • Scrubby is worked in nine pieces that are sewn together to form snowman. The mouth is embroidered with French knots.

  • Scrubby measures about 6" [15 cm] across face and 8-1/2" [21.5 cm] long, not including hanging loop.

  • HEAD
  • With A, ch 4.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • EYE (make 2)
  • 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.

  • MOUTH
  • With E, embroider 7 French knots in a curve for smile.
  • 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.

  • NOSE
  • With D, ch 7.
  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across—6 sc.
  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in last 3 sc—5 sc.
  • Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sc—4 sc.
  • 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.

  • HAT (make 2)
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in each st across.
  • Row 4: Ch 3, turn, [dc2tog] 7 times, dc in top of beginning ch-3—9 dc.
  • 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.

  • 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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