Olaf from Frozen Crochet Amigurumi Pattern


I can't stand the cuteness! Adorable Olaf FRozen crochet pattern, and it's free! | www.1dogwoof.com

The idea for an Olaf stuffie came from a quick random survey I asked on Facebook (Like my page if you want to participate in the randomness!), but really, after the initial idea came out, the whole thing just snowballed.  Yup, pun intended of course!  After days of scrolling through Olaf pictures and drawing out Olaf sketches and watching Frozen
* one too many times, I’m pretty dang proud of my Frozen’s Olaf crochet amigurumi so I hope you like it too!

***Because so much work went into this, I really do ask that you do not distribute or share this pattern in its entirety and please do not sell it!  Normally, I allow selling of finished products, but as this is a trademarked character, please reserve this pattern and the finished products for personal use ONLY.  You are welcome to share a photo and link to this post with credit to One Dog Woof .  Thank you!***

Check out this amazing Olaf from Frozen! Olaf Crochet Amigurumi free pattern from www.1dogwoof.com

The hardest part about this project was the head.  DUH.  There’s just something about they way his nose sits on the continental shelf of his lip.  Seriously, the shaping of it just boggled my mind for days.  I even made a first draft of a head but ended up not using it.  But once the head was complete, everything else sort of fell into place. 

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worsted weight yarn in white, orange and brown.  I used yarn from my stash and no longer know what brand it is.
G hook for the body
F hook for the nose
9 mm animal eyes, same as the ones used in my Owl Pouch
black and white felt
fiberfill stuffing
scissors, tapestry needle, hot-glue gun

Olaf Frozen Crochet Pattern


ch: chain stitch
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
yo: yarn over
sc2tog: single crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through all loops on hook.  (I like using Planet June’s invisible decrease for this stitch, which is slightly different but so amazing)
sc3tog: same as above except crocheting 3 stitches together. (the invisible decrease works for this too)
hdc2tog: half double crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through all 5 loops on hook.
dc2tog: double crochet two together – a decreasing stitch -> yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through 1st two loops on hook. yo, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yo, pull yarn through 1st two loops on hook, yo, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
sl st: slip stitch
standing start: with a slip knot on hook, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull up a loop.  yo, pull yarn through loops on hook.  1 sc created.

A few notes:

  • I do not have a pattern for the nose, only basic guidelines.  It was “free crochet” and done on the fly since it was so small and the tube was so tight.
  • I am only providing guidelines on how to assemble his body parts.  Always leave a long tail so you can sew the different parts together.  I liked sewing the parts together at rounds 5 or 6 to give him a more squashy look, but since Olaf can be assembled in a million different ways depending on his mood and what you want him to be doing, this exercise is really left up to the reader.
  • The eyes are white felt pieces cut into 3/4″ circles, with small holes cut slightly off center and a safety eye pushed through the hole.  The safety eye + felt is then “installed” centered between rounds 19 and 20 of the head piece.
  • Once I’m done using the end tails to assemble or secure the pieces, I sew directly into and out the back of the stuffed piece I’m working on so the yarn is pulled into the stuffing.  When I pull the needle out and cut the yarn, the end sort of shrinks back into the stuffing.
  • The parts are worked in continuous rounds.


Round 1.  Start with a magic circle.  Sc 6 into magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (18)
Round 5.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 8 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (20)
Round 6.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 9 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (22)
Round 7.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 10 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (24)
Round 8.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 11 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (26)
Round 9.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 12 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (28)
Round 10.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 13 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (30)
Round 11.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 14 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (32)
Round 12.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 15 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (34)
Round 13.  *Work 1 sc in each of next 16 stitches, then 2 sc in next stitch* 2 times. (36)
Round 14.  Work 1 sc in each of next 11 stitches.  2 sc in next 5 st.  1 sc in next 4 st.  2 sc in next 5 st.  1 sc in next 11 st. (46)
Round 15.  Work 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc3tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 4 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 sc3tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. (30)
Round 16.  Work 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 dc in next 6 st, 1 hdc in next 2 st, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in last st. (28)
Round 17.  Work 1 sc in next 7 st, 7 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 st. (21)
Round 18 and 19.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (21)
Round 20.  Work 1 sc in next st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 15 st, 1 sc3tog. (18)
(Start stuffing the head)
Round 21 and 22.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (18)
Round 23.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (12)
(Install safety eyes between rounds 19 and 20).
Round 24. *sc2tog* 6 times. (6)
Close off using this technique and weave in ends.

Upper Body:

Round 1.  Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (24)
Round 5-9.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (24)
Round 10.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 sc2tog in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 11.  *Work 1 sc in next 1 st, 1 sc2tog in next st* 6 times. (12)
Round 12.  *Work 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (6)
Close off, leaving a long tail for assembly.

Lower Body:

Round 1.  Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (24)
Round 5.  *Work 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (30)
Round 6.  *Work 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (36)
Round 7.  *Work 1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (42)
Round 8-16.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (42)
Round 17.  *Work 1 sc in next 5 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (36)
Round 18.  *Work 1 sc in next 4 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (30)
Round 19.  *Work 1 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (24)
Round 20.  *Work 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (18)
Round 21.  *Work 1 sc in next 1 st, 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (12)
Round 22.  *Work 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (6)
Close off, leaving a long tail for assembly.


Round 1.  Work 6 sc into a magic circle. (6)
Round 2.  Work 2 sc in each stitch around. (12)
Round 3.  *Work 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* 6 times. (18)
Round 4.  *Work 1 sc in next 4 st, 1 sc2tog* 3 times. (15)
Round 5.  Work 1 sc in each st around. (15)
Round 6.  *Work 1 sc in next 3 st, 1 sc2tog* 3 times. (12)
Round 7.  *Work 1 sc2tog* 6 times. (6)

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Work 4 sc into a magic circle.  Work sc around and increase or decrease as you feel necessary to create the shape you want.  When you close off, leave a long tail for sewing on to the head. #freestylecrochet

Love the head shape of this Olaf from Frozen crochet pattern! | www.1dogwoof.com


Work 6 sc in magic circle (or free crochet into magic circle).
Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew onto bodies.


With yarn already attached to hook (and leaving a slight tail), insert hook through a stitch in the Upper Body and complete a slip stitch.
Chain 13.  In second chain from hook, slip stitch in next 2 stitches.
Chain 4.  In second chain from hook, slip stitch in next 3 stitches.
Chain 4.  In second chain from hook, slip stitch in next 3 stitches.
Chain 3.  In second chain from hook, slip sitch in next 2 stitches.
Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 stitches (should match the 3 “fingers” previously made)
Work slip stitches in each stitch back to the base of the arm.
Fasten off and leave a bit of yarn.  Tie the two tails (beginning tail and end tail) to better secure the arm and stuff the ends into the body.
The instructions are the same for both hands, so one hand might look wonky, c’est la vie.

Olaf from Frozen amigurumi. Free crochet pattern | www.1dogwoof.com


With yarn already attached to hook, insert hook through a stitch at the top of the Head and complete a slip stitch.
Chain 3, 4 or 5 stitches depending on length of “hair” desired.  Fasten off and cut yarn.


Using the tapestry needle and a length of brown yarn, embroider the eyebrows over the eyes.

Here's lookin' at you, says Olaf. | www.1dogwoof.com


The mouth you can free cut out of black felt, with an additional piece of white felt for the tooth.  You can cut the mouth shape any way you’d like, or skip it altogether if Olaf has his mouth closed.   The tooth is always visible and is rounded at the bottom.  These pieces are hot-glued onto the head piece.

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Amazing Olaf from Frozen crochet pattern. Great gift idea! | www.1dogwoof.com

This project has lots of pieces and the directions are completely based on my own experience (obviously).  If you have questions or suggestions on how I can make the instructions clearer, please let me know in the comments sections below!

You might also like some of my other free patterns:

Rainbow Cuddles Unicorn

Double-Strapped Mary Janes

Crochet T-shirt Rug


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  1. Kristin says

    You’re all kinds of awesome! 😀 We’ll all be saying, “Oh.. I’ve been impaled!” every time the crochet hook goes through. HA HA!
    Have a beautiful night!

      • Afri says

        Hi! This pattern is so useful for me; this Olaf is gonna be the perfect christmas present for my brother in-law (he is 8 years old)
        I started to crochet the body and the head and everything was okay, until I tries to crochet the Round 16, of the head. It does not make sense for me, could you pleas explain it? Above all the part that says “1 dc in next 6 st”. I am very confused about this, because I do not get to add the account. Please, it is very important to me. Thanks for your help :)

          • cathy says

            when doing round 16 just do what it says….it will make since after you finish……shapes his mouth….will post mine when done…..MY 20 month old granddaughter is crazy on love with any and everything OLAF..working on a quilt and dress also !

  2. Danielle drown says

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I have looked and looked for olaf patterns and they are all just freaky lol! This one is spot on! Fabulous job!

  3. Robin Andreasen says

    Thank you! My daughter adores Olaf, and I was not able to find a pattern that truly looked like him until yours. The others are a little bizarre looking. You are quite talented. Blessings.

  4. Debbie says

    You are so incredibly talented! Thank you SO much for sharing your skills. I can’t wait to try this (in the hopes that this will solve a few Christmas Present needs!)

    Thanks again!
    As already mentioned, your attention to detail and scale is spot on. I can’t say enough good about the quality of your recreation of him.

    Olaf: Hands down, this is the best day of my life,
    [starts melting]
    Olaf: and quite possibly the last. (A lot depends on me following your pattern now! haha)

    Thanks again!

    • says

      I’m so touched by your comment Debbie! It feels awesome to know that you appreciate the thought that went into this project. I spent a TON of time staring at pictures and working on the shape of his head and the general proportions of the different pieces, so I’m so glad you (and everyone else) recognize the work. Thank you so much!

  5. jorey says

    Thanks so much for offering this. I have a friend going through post partum depression that loves olaf. I will be making one for her to cheer her up. Once again thank you. :)

  6. says

    This is one of the best, if not THE best, Olaf’s I’ve seen! My daughter is crazy about Olaf so I think I just found one of her Christmas presents! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  7. Debbie K says

    I have made a PDF of it for you if you’d like.
    Now to get my hooks out and start making him!

    Thanks for taking the time to do this for those of us who can’t write a pattern to save our souls :)

    • says

      Wow, Debbie, thank you for the extra work! I haven’t decided if I will be distributing a PDF, so I do ask that you hold on to your PDF for yourself for now. I will post about it once I make a decision!

  8. Wendy says

    I would love a PDFs for this pattern to make it printer friendlier. If it is allowed by the designer of course! Thank you


    • says

      Thank you for the feedback Wendy! It’s something I’m considering doing, but I haven’t fully decided whether to offer it yet. I’ll definitely post about it once I make a decision!

    • says

      Hey Lisa. Let’s go through it slowly. “Work 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc3tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 4 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 sc3tog, 1 sc in next 7 st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in last st.” You should have 46 st from the previous row, and you’re shrinking those 46 stitches down to 30 stitches. The first parts of the line should be straight forward. 1 sc, then sc the next 2 st together. Then you’ll sc in the next 7 stitches. Then, take the next 3 and sc them together. Then, sc 2 stitches together, and then do it again. Take the next 2 stitches and hdc them together. Then you’ll dc together the next 2 stitches, and do that 3 more times (for a total of 4 dc2tog). At this point, you’ll then be repeating what you did, but backwards to create symmetry. Does that make sense?

      • Eileen says

        Thank you for the explanation of the sc2tog as I had not seen this before. Love Olaf and am planning on making him for my g-grandchildren

          • Amber says

            Thank you so much for explaining on how to do those stitches! I usually go to youtube to watch people crochet certain stitches but I couldn’t find anything on there for these. You’re explanation helped me tons! 😀 I’m making this for my 1 year old daughter. She loves Olaf.

          • Amber says

            I actually went on youtube and found a video that does help explain it if you are like me and need visual aid. Look up CrochetCabana- sc2tog, dc2tog – the decrease. Hope you don’t mind me posting ways to get to the video. You did explain it very well and I am loving the challenge of Olaf 😀

          • says

            Thanks! I’ll have to update my pattern with the descriptions. I actually have descriptions in my Mary Jane pattern, so just need to update this one as well.

      • Thio Morgan says

        Thanks for the explanations but I still can’t seem to be available to do the head don’t know what am doing wrong, do u have a video explain this had no problems with the rest thanks :)

    • caz wilson says

      I am still learning to read a pattern….If it helps try what I do if I find something I find hard or new…I go on you tube and search for what I’m stuck on say hcd 2tog and a few videos will come up.i copy what they do then Wright it down in book for future reference. ….when I come to a row like 15 I try not to read all at once as I get very confuse but I just take 1 sc/stitch at a time and use YouTube every time (for people that dont use youtube a lot ) you can also save your videos to favourites by pressing the + at the top of video and they will always be at hand….hope this helps xxx

  9. Gina M says

    Thank you so much, ChiWei, for creating & sharing this ADORABLE Olaf pattern! You are amazingly talented, & I love that you’ve generously made this a FREE pattern. Hugs & Blessings, From Gina in Beautiful SW Oregon.

    • says

      Completely agree with Gina. Couldn’t have found better words of appreciation and gratitude. Sharing is a gift not given to everybody.
      Thank you sooooo much ChiWei and congrats on your talent.

  10. says

    Your Olaf ami is SUPER ADORABLE!! Another thing to add to my never ending crochet bucket list! I’ve just created an Olaf beanie today but my olaf is not nearly as cute as yours!! If you want to see it, it’s on my blog: littlemeecreations.com. Thanks for this Olaf pattern!! Can’t wait to give it a try 😀

  11. tamara says

    This is adorable – and this is my first time attempting this sort of pattern. I’ve mostly stuck to hats and blankets so far, but I could not resist this…

    I have a question for you. I’m just starting on the head and I have noticed that there is no mention of joining with a slip stitch and then doing a chain 1 to start the next row. Am I missing something, or is that something that is not needed on the pattern?

    Thanks so much for sharing your hard work!

    • tamara says

      Never mind – I figured it out! I finished Olaf’s head! I had to learn some new techniques, and this was definitely a harder project than I have done before, but your instructions were very clear and easy to follow (especially after I figured out what it meant to work in continuous rounds)

      Thank you again for such a fun project!

  12. sue says

    I Started OlAF yesterday and finished him today, your pattern is by far the best and spot on. Just wish l New how to upload a photo for you. Thankyou for sharing.

  13. Retha says

    Guess who is going to crochet an Olaf today?? Yay.
    Thank you very much for the pattern. He is gorgeous and you are brilliant!

  14. Laura says

    So cute! Your Olaf is very good. What type of yarn is this (cotton, wool…)? I’m a beginner and I don’t think I can resist attempting this.

  15. Anna Fiorillo says

    I’m enjoying making Olaf. My daughter sent the pattern for me for my grandchild who is 5.
    Thanks for clarifying the 15th row, although I was somewhat on the right track. I rewrote it for myself: Work 1sc in next st., sc2tog-1x, l sc in next 7 sts, sc3tog-1x, sc2tog-2x, hdc2tog-1x, dc2tog-4x, …and so on.

    Also, I slip a threaded tapestry needle through the “sc in the next st” as it helps me to keep count. A bobby pin will work too.

    Thanks for a lovely pattern; and do I ever appreciate all your thought, effort, and planning that went into this piece of work.


  16. kim says

    I really love this pattern
    I wrote out the pattern for the nose
    Work 5 sc in magic circle
    Round 1-2 sc round (5)
    Round 3 sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch, 1 sc (6)
    Round 4 sc round (6)
    Round 5 sc in next 2 stitches, 2sc in next stitch x 2 (8)
    Round 6 sc round (8)
    Round 7 sc in next stitch, 2sc in next stitch x 4 (12)
    Round 8-9 sc round (12)
    Round 10 sc in next stitch, 1sc2tog x4 (8)
    Round 11 sc2tog x4 (4)

    Close off

    You may use it for your pdf pattern

    Many thnx

  17. Vanessa says

    Hi :)
    Thnx so much for posting your pattern. It’s the best Olaf I have seen yet. I am making this for my nephew for Xmas. I just wanted to clarify, when working the rounds for the head you state 6 times….. I worked the 18 and the next row states 18 as well…… What do you mean by 6times? I worked the round six times around and it didn’t look right so I disassembled.

    Thank you so much :)

  18. Roxie says

    Round 15 has been popular, I read it did it and messed up. I pulled out the stitches back to round 13 having 36 stitches….then I worked Round 14 I did everything and came out with 45 stitches not 46…..I took it back to Round 13 did it again and came out the same so I took it as a miscount or somewhere I missed a stitch. Any way on to round 15….made it there and followed the instructions you gave Lisa and I came out with 2 single stitches at the end but those two stitches worked came out to 30…..so all in all something I’m doing is not right and as I said I am careful when counting and moving the marker ect…has anyone else have this happen two??? It still looks good I am very pleased and grateful for the Olaf pattern and for you posting it. It is awesome and your response is wonderful too. Can hardly wait to see your finished pattern in PDF or revised….glad everyone is helping.

  19. says

    Hi ChiWei! I want to say congratulations for your job, it’s amazing!.
    I made a translation to spanish of your pattern. I post in my page on facebook. I think it can be interesting for the people who speaks in spanish. You can see it, and if you think I have to erase it, you only tell it to me and I will do it.
    Thank you for your job again. And for your blog too.

  20. Valerie says

    I’ll be trying this for my 6 yr. old daughter. She just walked by as I was looking at this page and squealed in delight. “I need that Olaf, Mommy.” she said. Thanks for sharing this cute pattern.

  21. Bonnie says

    Oh , he is so cute and so spot on. I wish I could crochet, but I have trouble with the pattern directions. I have tried to learn, but I get mixed up. I am having an Olaf sleep over for my two grandsons on December 6. I am making Olaf pajamas for them and wish I could make Olaf. I hope to start a holiday tradition where each year we have a special holiday sleepover with a theme. That is my plan.

  22. Deebi27 says

    I so wish I could crochet…this Olaf to just so darn CUTE!…perfection! I am thinking I may ask someone I know who DOES crochet to make 2…1 for my grandson (6 moths old) and the other for ME! I just LOVE Olaf!!

    If there’s one thing I appreciate..is someone that will go to great lengths to make something so Spot On…this is talent magnified! Thank you Chi Wei!

    • says

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m really happy that everyone appreciates the detail in this pattern, and I’m still pretty darn happy with how the shaping came out, lol! I hope you get one for Christmas!

  23. Cheryl Wood says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern! I have made one already, didn’t take long at ALL, and going to make another one in just a bit!! I will share a pic to your Facebook Page SOON!!!! Thanks again for a GREAT pattern!!!

  24. Claire says

    Hello, I love your Olaf pattern and I have been trying to resist making him for so long but I had to give yours a try

  25. iane says

    Hi, ChiWei! I do love how your Olaf looks like! I am planning to do crochet stuff for our Christmas decor in the office. We have a ‘Frozen’ theme so making Olaf is a good idea. Thanks for sharing your pattern! :)

  26. Amy says

    I followed your head pattern exactly and the head looks nothing like yours. Im confused. Is the hole on the bottom or back of the head. It just doesnt seem right. It would seem right if the hole was in the back but then mine doesnt look like your picture. I have this pinched look. Uh. I dont know what I did wrong…

  27. Garron says

    thanks so much for this pattern! I will be using as Christmas gifts for my 3 nieces! I just finished with the head (crocheting) and I’m so excited to finish the rest! The pattern is so easy to follow! Thanks again! Happy holidays!

  28. says

    Thank you SO much for sharing your pattern! I know two little girls who will be very happy! (The daughters of my friend, they’re crazy about Olaf! )
    Once again: Thank you!

  29. Kelly says

    Thanks for such a great pattern
    your Olaf is the best by far I’m going to make him for my little ones because they love Olaf so much
    I’m also going to use him in my elf on the shelf projects over the Christmas period
    Thanks again

      • Donna Purcell says

        Hey Ladies ,(oops and Gents if any) Did you know the original Elf on the Shelf came out in the early 70’s and came in three colors-Squash yellow, Olive green, and of course Red. Their arms were closed together and their knees bent up into their chest. Oops I am telling my age now!

  30. Susan Smith says

    Thank you for such a cute pattern, I am attempting to make one for my daughters niece. Can you please clarify, do I keep crocheting in rounds or do I slip stitch the row together and chain one to start the next row? Thank you for your time.

    • says

      I chose to crochet continuously in rounds, but this pattern should work if you end each round with a slip stitch too. My first attempt was worked in individual rounds so I could keep track of stitches, and then I re-made it in continuous rounds to eliminate the seam. Hope that helps!

      • Susan Smith says

        Thank You, I choose to work this pattern in continuous rounds, and used a small safety pin to mark the rows, so I could make sure my stitch count was correct.

  31. Tamara says

    Heel leuk patroon! ik heb echter wel een vraagje (het kan misschien dom klinken :p) maar waar staan de afkortingen 2 sc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 4 dc2tog, 1 hdc2tog, 2 sc2tog, 1 sc3tog voor?
    Het spijt me als dit echt een domme vraag is :p

    Groetjes Tamara

  32. says

    Thank you so much for the pattern ! I will offer it to a friend and soon you’ll be able to see it on my blog (I will note a link to your blog) !

  33. Yvette says

    I was wondering if it would be OK for me to translate this pattern into Swedish and post it on my blogg? With a link too your original pattern of course.

  34. Tish says

    Hi ChiWei! I would like to take this time to say thank you for your designs for the Blog Hop CAL. I really enjoyed it. I’m looking forward to doing more in the future. I really love your Olaf and was wondering if you have a design using him in a Lovey Blanket? I’ve never made one before and wasn’t sure how to as far as attaching the head or continuing an afghan from the head. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

    • says

      I’m sorry, I don’t have experience making lovey blankets. But I’d guess that you make the head individually and attach it directly to a small afghan? Thanks!

  35. Jessica says

    Hi! I’m trying to make this and was a little confused on how the head, upper body and lower body are attached to each other. Your Olaf looks just like the one in the movie! Thanks!

  36. Magda says

    I’ve come up with a pretty good pattern for the nose.
    1. sc4 into the magic ring (4)
    2. Inc 4 (8)
    3. Sc8 (8)
    4. Sc2, dec2, sc2 (6)
    5. Sc2 inc2 sc2 (8)
    6. Sc2 inc4 sc2 (12)
    7. Sc12 (12)
    8. Sc4 inc4 sc4 (16)
    9. Sc16 (16)
    10. Sc4 dec4 sc4 (12)
    11. Sc2 dec4 sc2 (8)
    12. Sc dec sc dec sc2
    Finish off

  37. says

    I made this olaf last night, everybody loves it. You nailed his features just right. That’s not easy, trust me I tried, several times!

    This pattern is amazing, thank you so much for sharing it with everyone.
    I just know I am going to end making loads of these, all my family and friends want one.

  38. Marie-Helen says

    Your Olaf is great! I’m assembling mine but he won’t stay standing- was that a problem with yours??? Or did I over stuff the head and nose??? Thanks for your design. I will forward a pic as soon as I have finished.

  39. says

    Te escribo para agradecerte este patrón en concreto, gracias por tu generosidad y esfuerzo. Y por favor no me borres de la suscripción al correo, me encanta recibir noticias tuyas. Felices fiestas y próspero 2015. U

  40. says

    Merci beaucoup beaucoup !!! – Huge thanks !
    I just shared the link to your pattern on my blog, translating the “Abreviations” part, so that french readers a bit shy with english pattern can have a try. My two little princesses and their brother can’t wait to have Olaf at home, perfect gift just after Christmas… Thanks again !

  41. Jacqueline Granados says

    Thank you very much for sharing this pattern! I made this for my Son as a Christmas present, and Olaf is his new best buddie! :)

    Your pattern writing is great. The one suggestion I’d make is for you to possibly indicate, for the head, that one is starting at the bottom of the head and working up.

    Be Wll!

  42. Kate Morris says

    Hello, thanks so much for this pattern. I finished Olaf today and he has come out really well. You are very talented.


  43. says

    Your pattern is so very adorable and I can’t wait to make one for shelf!! Thank you for sharing your pattern with us!! When I get mine made I will send you a pic and hopefully it will turn out as awesome as yours! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  44. Karla says

    Hi! thanks a lot for this pattern. I had a problem with the arms. I couldn’t do it! :( do you have a video or something…?

    • says

      For the arms, it’s a chain then worked back on itself. It’s kind of like drawing a handprint around your hand – go up one side, do the individual fingers and then come back down the other side.

  45. Donna Purcell says

    I love your website and Olaf. I tried to print him today so I could crochet him but even that went wrong. I got the instructions but no pictures. Maybe I did something wrong. I only wanted the pattern so I printed just the pages that it was on because if I had printed everything I would have gotten every ones comments, 33 pages total. The pattern is only 8 pages with pictures. I am going to try it one more time because the pictures really help. Keep up the great work!

    • Donna Purcell says

      Tried a 2nd time but no luck so I will just use the computer to see the images when I crochet. It is weird I can print all the images on the side and top of the page just not Olaf images, on pages 1-9.

  46. says

    Hi! We are late comers to the frozen frenzy but my two little boys are now completely obsessed! I’m over the moon you have provided your wonderful pattern for free, I’m just assembling my Olaf and he’s looking great. Thank you for such a detailed, well written pattern and all the time and effort you have put into it. It means I get to whip up a surprise for my children in no time at all so I’m very grateful.


    • says

      Thanks so much Laura! I’m glad Olaf is coming together for you and that your boys love the movie, even with the princesses in it :-) We watch the movie almost daily…

  47. Patricia Fernandes says

    Hi, I’m from Argentina and I have just translated your pattern into spanish. You are a genious. Olaf really looks like the real one. I am doing it right now. The head is amazing.
    My little baby girl will enjoy it tremendously.

    thanks for sharing.

  48. Cherie says

    I have to add my thanks along with all the others. This pattern is so amazing. The attention to detail, the head… all of it! And it was so kind of you to offer this as a free pattern. I appreciate your hard work and your sharing it with all of us. THANKS!!!

  49. Gwen Kennelly says

    This made my day! How wonderful is this!! I am so excited to make this little Olaf. Thanks again. You are wonderful and talented.

  50. says

    Hello I absolutely love this pattern and heres a pattern I made for his nose. I used a 4mm hook.
    Olafs nose
    rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring
    rnd : 2-3 1 sc in each sc around (4)
    rnd 4: 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next [x2] (6)
    rnd 5: 1 sc in first 2 sc, 2sc in next [x 2] (8)
    rnd 6 -10: 1 sc in each around (8)
    *Stuff nose now firmly and as you go on*
    rnd 11: 1 sc in first 2 sc, 1scdec [x2] (6)
    rnd 12: 1 sc in first sc, 1scdec [x2] (4)
    Now fasten off and sew tip closed or sew on as is.

  51. Laurie says

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I’m new to your website and I love it. I started crocheting to help with ptsd and anxiety. And you have great patterns I have been debating weather I want to do one of the patterns I enjoyed looking at but when I saw Olaf I made the decision to make this site my #1 must list. And I simply must try to make Olaf.
    Thanks again

  52. Marian Janssen says

    Heel hartelijk dank voor dit goede patroon van Olaf. Ik heb hem met heel veel plezier gemaakt.
    Het was een hele uitdaging om hem te vertalen in het Nederlands, maar hij is toch goed gelukt.
    Reuze bedankt.

  53. says

    Great work, thanks so much for this free Olaf pattern! I can tell that you’ve watched Frozen many times and spend a lot of time and effort on him. It really looks like the real thing!

    I am thinking of putting Olaf together with velcro strips so the parts can be removeable and poseable… I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    Now I’m going to look for you on Ravelry.

    • says

      Thanks Nicole! Yes, there was a lot of staring at stills and watching the movie with my kiddos. I had thought about the velcro but was afraid it’d pull the yarn and make it all fuzzy, so I’d love to see how it works for you!

  54. Gloria Martins says

    Hi Chi Wei, This is the most beautiful Olaf I have ever seen. My grandkids will love it for sure… since I have 5 granddaughters you can imagine what I have to work on…. :) – Thank you for sharing!
    Cheers from Portugal 😉

  55. Claire says

    This is an amazing pattern! Very easy to follow. Just finished my version and can’t wait for my daughter to see it tomorrow morning!!

  56. Ellie says

    Hi Chi Wei – I have made and unmade the head several times up to Row 16. I get row 15 done and have 30 stitches, but your stitch count by pattern only produces 26 (however pattern reads 28). I cannot then figure out how to decrease from 26 to 21. I have read through the pattern several times and cannot figure out how to get 28 stitches out of row 16. Could you please help??

    Thank you!

    • says

      Round 16 is 28 stitches, just like the pattern reads. 1 sc, 1 sc2tog, 7 sc, 2 hdc, 6 sc, 2 hdc, 7 sc, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc – that’s 28 stitches. Then, for round 17, you’re removing 7 stitches to get 21.

      • Ellie says

        Thank you for the clarification. I was reading 1 hdc in the next 2 stitches as a decrease. Thanks again! Can’t wait to finish this cute little fella. I appreciate your time in sharing this pattern.

      • Maggi says

        De la ronda 15 (30 puntos), no puedo pasar a la 16 (28 puntos), dado que el número de disminuciones afecta las proporciones. Cómo se hace?

    • says

      Hi Maria, sorry I don’t have an exact pattern. I started with 3 sc in a magic circle, worked up to 4 stitches, 6 stitches, and I think up to 8 stitches before starting to decrease again. But since each round is so small, I didn’t bother with a stitch marker which is why I say to just make it up as you go.

  57. Inga says

    Hi ChiWei,
    First of all Thank you for creating this AWSOME Olaf pattern!
    Secondly Thank you for posting it for free!
    I understand how much work was involved and am awestruck! You have created the best Olaf I have been able to find anywhere and I am really pleased to be able to give my children something so lovely.
    I can’t crochet myself, but my mother in law can, may I translate this into Danish? And if I may, would you like to have a copy?

  58. Lorraine says

    Thank you so much for this fabulous OLAF pattern! I’m probably going to crochet the mouth and eyes too, can’t wait to make it!!!

  59. says

    Hello! Your Olaf is absolutly amazing! I’ll make one to my daughters and another to my niece. Thank you very much. I want to ask if, after finishing the Olaf I can put a link to your page in my blog. Thanks very very much. Big hug .

  60. Juliette says

    Hello I just love this pattern.my daughter and niece love Olaf. Ive taught myself to crochet and I don’t know what a magic circle is?

  61. Azzarine says

    Hi there ! I’m just crocheting your Olaf, but I’m a bit confused at the round 16 of the head ! At on moment we nedd to do “1 dc in next 6 sc” WTF ? I try to search on youtube how can I do that, then I make 1 “sc” in the next 6 sc, and it work ! Can you fix you pattern, please ? Thank a lot !

    • says

      No, I don’t need to fix my pattern. “1 dc in next 6 st” is the same as “1 sc in next 6 st”, except it’s a double crochet instead of a single crochet. That’s what gives the head its shape. Thanks!

  62. Joe says

    Daughter convinced me to learn to crochet with her and this was my first piece. Great pattern and you were right, that head was tricky. Took three tries even with the pattern. By the end I am even able to keep my stitches a consistent size. Keep up the good work.

  63. Lynn Climenhage says

    Thank you so much for the Olaf pattern! I can appreciate how much effort and skill went into it. Just finished it for my granddaughter to take to college in a few weeks. Once I turned the head right side up I had no problems with this!!Might be making it again as 3 other grands are drooling over him!!

  64. mary says

    I love the Olaf pattern and have made 3 so far. I’ve had a couple of friends say they will pay me to make one for each of them but because of your request I’m not sure what to do. I’m thinking of just telling them to give me what they want even though I know it won’t cover the time it takes to make them, but it was fun making the first 3 as 1 went to my daughter and 2 went to 2 sisters who are good friends. I would love it if you could make a Sven pattern, you are way more talented than I am, I love finding patterns to make, but can’t do very well creating my own pattern.

    • says

      Honestly, selling is up to you. Olaf is a trademarked character and there are rules about selling trademarked merchandise, but I don’t know all the details. My statement is more so readers are made aware of the bigger picture before they make a decision for themselves.

  65. Malin says

    Thanks so much for a lovely an accurate Olaf pattern! However, I was wondering about the feet, you don’t close them off? Or is it just a mistake leaving that bit out of the pattern?

  66. Cecelia Knuckles says

    There are so many comments to read through so this may have already been mentioned but are the row numbers right for where to attach the eyes. The way I look at it rows 19 and 20 are the neck. I just put them where it looked right to me. Anyway, this is a great pattern, easy to follow and thank you so much for sharing it with us.

      • Cecelia Knuckles says

        Thanks for the reply….must have been too much birthday cake….I should have figured that out. It really is a great pattern and plenty of little ones will be happy to get Olaf. You are sooooooo talented!

  67. Erika says

    Just have to start by saying, this is an incredible pattern. When I saw it I just had to try. I finished one and it turned out great! The only issue I have is with connecting the pieces. I just can’t seem to get a clean look. Must of the tutorials I’ve seen show the pieces being connected with one piece not finished off. Did you use thus method with yours? Or did you do like I did and kind of squish the pieces together and sew them up. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Since I’ve done one and my kids have gone bonkers over it I am going to have to make three more. Next time around I am going try something different with the arms. I’m going to use a piece of brown pipe cleaner, poke it into the body and slip stitch around it up until the fingers making them poseable. I’m hoping it works out. Thanks again fur all the hard work you put into creating this pattern.

  68. Nanske says

    First I like to say … WAUWWWWW
    this is a lovely pattern ,
    The members of my FB group loves it also , but a lot don’t speak English ( We’re a Dutch Group of crochet freaks)
    Can I have your permission to translate it, please ?
    I can give you the translation , so you can put it on your blog , or I put it on my group with a link to your blog
    I hope for a positive respond
    Greetings Nanske

  69. says

    This will be my first “ami”, I hope I’m not too ambitious!
    I’m starting with the feet so I can get the hang of it by the time I get to the head! haha
    Do you stuff the feet?? I noticed instructions for stuffing for the other pieces….

  70. Tina says

    Oh so so, so, happy you posted this pattern, my year and a half old granddaughter is going to love Olof!, started the head tonight thru round 19 and can already see he’s going to be what your pic looks like, I had to laugh at how happy he looks already even with out his eyes or mouth yet, thanks again for sharing and like the others have been saying “spot on”. Great job!!! I feel like a dancing Olof!!! ?

  71. Tracey Nesbitt says

    I’m sorry but confused on the instructions for the arms and hands could you please email it to me so I can print off for myself thank you again

  72. Joan Shimmin says

    Love this can you email the pattern please I have just printed 27 pages of comments and no pattern ,
    It’s lovely to read the comments but I would really like the pattern if possible without the comments thanks in anticipation. Joanx

  73. Ana says

    Im here just to say that you are amazing! Thanks for all your beautiful crochet patterns! My niece is going to flip with this Olaf! Have a good day!

  74. sev bay says

    Unfortunately, I don’t like any amigurumi pattern with DCs, let alone DC decreases. These leave gaps that makes stuffing visible. I can fix it obviously but I’d rather not have any problems in the first place. Thanks for the pattern though although it didn’t work for me.

  75. says

    I made the unicorn for my 2 yr old granddaughter. And now am working in 2 Olafs for my great nieces that turn 4. Party is on Valentine’s Day! Almost done with making all the pieces. You directions are always so clear. And I love that I can turn to your creations for much needed gift ideas, knowing the quality is supurb! Thank you for your patterns!! HUGS!

  76. NancyB from Many LA says

    I just finished my Olaf for my granddaughter – he’s adorable! Instead of a felt mouth and tooth, I crocheted it.y G-daughter is 2-1/2, and I didn’t want to give her the opportunity to tear it off. LOL
    Thanks so much for the pattern – it was fun!

  77. says

    I just want to thank you for your pattern.. I used an F hook and just regular 4 ply yarn it came out pretty big and huggable! I made one for my 7 year old niece, grandson & 1 for my grandsons auction basket for his 1st grade class! Thank you for sharing your pattern… You can whip one out in a night. The first one I had a hard time figuring it out but by the 2nd one I had it down … I made the mouth with felt and used fabric glue and safety eyes. What I like about Olaf it make a great giveaway for a boy or girl no matter how old they are!

  78. says

    My daughter NEEDS a “happy snowman” for her upcoming 2nd birthday. I am about 1/3 of the way finished, and I am loving your pattern! Especially the head… That is one trial and error that I just don’t have time to take on right now. Haha
    Thank you so much for all of the hard work and attention to detail that you put into this pattern!

  79. Amy says

    Thanks so much for this pattern, it’s awesome! My 4yo brother will absolutely love it!
    And I definitely agree with all the others that this is the best OLAF pattern out there :)

    Just wondering if you’d be interested in a german translation of the pattern to put on your blog?

  80. Debbie says

    Thankyou for your free pattern, l am going to make this for a little boy who has just had open heart surgery, he loves Frozen


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