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Snowman Gift Card Holder Crochet Pattern

by | All Designs, Crochet, Free Patterns, Kids & Toys, Winter

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Fact: I hate giving gift cards. Granted, I don’t necessarily dislike receiving gift cards since it’s still a gift, but giving a gift card tends to make me feel like a cop-out. Giving a gift card in a fun holder like this owl pouch or this snowman gift hard holder makes it all ok. You can give the perfect gift (card) with a pretty heavy dose of cuteness too. I love that this snowman hugs the gift card like she’s going to transfer that hug to the person you’re giving the gift card to. ‘Tis the season for warm fuzzies!

The gift that keeps on giving? Why not dress up a plain gift card this year with an adorable snowman gift card holder? Free pattern! | www.1dogwoof.com

Snowman gift card holder. | www.1dogwoof.com

This small project comes together quickly in an evening, and is a great scrapbuster too, since the mittens and hat don’t use up much yarn at all.

As with my other patterns, you are welcome to sell the finished item and hey, it’s meant to be given away, right? Please do not distribute the pattern in its entirety, commercially or otherwise. You can direct friends and family and group members to this page where they can access this free pattern for themselves. See my Terms of Use for more details.

 

Supplies

Worsted weight yarn in white and another color (A).
G (4mm) hook
Lion Brand Yarn 601-630 Bonbons Yarn, Beach in black and orange. *

1/2 inch pom-pom for hat
embroidery needle
scissors

Instructions

Body

Round 1: In white, work 6 sc into a magic circle. Sl st into first st. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each stitch around.Sl st into first st. (12)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6x. Sl st into first st. (18)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6x.  Sl st into first st. (24)

Round 5-6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st into first st. (24)

Round 7: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6x.  Sl st into first st. (30)

Round 8-11: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Sl st into first st. (30)

Round 12: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 3 stitches, sc2tog] 2x. Ch 8, skip 10 stitches. Work [1 sc in each of 3 next stitches, sc2tog] 2x.  Sl st into first st. (24)

Round 13-14: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around.  Sl st into first st. (24)

Round 15: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, sc2tog] 6x. Sl st into first st. (18)

Round 16: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in next stitch, sc2tog] 6x. Sl st into first st. (12)

Round 17: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 6x. Sl st into first st. (18)

Round 18: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 6x. Sl st into first st. (24)

Round 19-21: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st into first st. (24)

Round 22: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in each of next 2 stitches, sc2tog] 6x. Sl st into first st. (18)

Round 23: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in next stitch, sc2tog] 6x. Sl st into first st. (12)

Round 24: Ch 1. Work sc2tog 6x. Sl st into first st. (6)

Close, fasten off and weave in ends.

Snowman gift card holder. | www.1dogwoof.com

The left and right hands are oriented so that you are the snowman, and these are your left and right hands.

Right hand

Using mitten color (A), ch 3. Switch to body color (white) and ch 10.

Starting in 3rd chain from hook, work 1 hdc in next 8 stitches, changing to color A on the 8th stitch.

Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, and 6 hdc in last stitch <- this turns the corner.

Work 1 hdc in next stitch (*).

Ch 3, then starting in the 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sl st in each of next 2 stitches.

Work 1 sc back into the same stitch as the hdc (*).

Work 1 hdc in next stitch. Change color back to white.

Work 1 hdc in each of next 8 stitches. (Optional, work 1 last sc in same stitch to even out the ends).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to the body.

Left hand

Using mitten color (A), ch 3. Switch to body color (white) and ch 10.

Starting in 3rd chain from hook, work 1 hdc in next 8 stitches, changing to color A on the 8th stitch.

Work 1 hdc in next stitch (*).

Ch 3, then starting in the 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sl st in each of next 2 stitches.

Work 1 sc back into the same stitch as the hdc (*).

Work 1 hdc in next stitch, and 6 hdc in last stitch. <- this turns the corner.

Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches. Change color to white.

Work 1 hdc in each of next 8 stitches. (Optional, work 1 last sc in same stitch to even out the ends).

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing to the body.

Making a mittened hand.

To attach, put the  arm up against the flattened body, in the way you want the finished arm to look. I attached at the row below where the head and the body meet. Use the long tail to stitch the arm to the body.

Snowman gift card holder. | www.1dogwoof.com

Hat

Round 1: In color A, work 6 sc into a magic circle. Sl st into first st. (6)

Round 2: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st into first st. (6)

Round 3: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in next stitch, 2 sc in next stitch] 3x. Sl st into first st. (9)

Round 4: Ch 1. Work [1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch] 3x. Sl st into first st. (12)

Round 5: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Work 1 hdc in next 3 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Work 1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Sl st into first st. (15)

Round 6: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in next 4 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Work 1 dc in next 4 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch. Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Sl st into first st. (18)

Round 7: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in next 5 stitches, 2 hdc in next stitch. Work 1 dc in next 5 stitches, 2 dc in next stitch. Work 1 hdc in next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 3 stitches, 2 sc in next stitch. Sl st into first st. (21)

Round 8: Ch 1. Work 1 sc in each stitch around. Sl st into first st. (21)

Round 9: (Spikes)Ch 1. Work [1 sc in sc of previous row, 1 sc in next stitch] 10x. Work 1 sc in sc of previous row. Sl st into first st.

Fasten off with a long tail to attach to head.

Glue a pom-pom to the top of the hat.

Eyes and Nose

For the eyes, work 1 sc into a magic circle, pull tight and fasten off. Thread the beginning tail and end tail into the head and tie a knot to secure the eye. Repeat for the other eye.

For the nose, work 6 sc into a magic circle. Cut the yarn, leaving a 6 in tail, and pull through last stitch.Thread the end through each of the 6 front loops, from inside to outside. Pull tight, fasten off. Use the ends to fasten the nose to the head.

Alternatively, a felt nose will probably work too.

Snowman gift card holder. | www.1dogwoof.com

Snowman gift card holder. | www.1dogwoof.com

Snowman gift card holder. | www.1dogwoof.com

Snowman gift card holder. | www.1dogwoof.com

I hope you enjoy this pattern!  If you’re gearing up for the holidays, check out my other winter-y projects, including this crochet star and a 14″ Olaf doll.

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29 Comments

  1. Patricia B

    This is so darn cute!! Thank you so much for sharing. Hope all is well with you and your family. Love ya’

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  2. JoAnn Scarborough

    This is too precious, thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  3. Rosanna Judah-Elliott

    Hi, do you allow items made from your patterns for sale? Thanks so much! 🙂

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  4. Sharie

    Hi, could you please give width, and height, i have tried twice with a g, then a f hook and it seems to be too big, at row 11 mine is 4 inches across, and 3 inches tall, judging by you holding it, this still seems too big,, thanks

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  5. carolyn

    would love this in a tutorial

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  6. Crochet Rox

    THis has rapidly become my best seller this year!! Thank you for sharing your fabulous pattern!!!

    Reply
  7. annette

    I made the snowman gift card holder but can’t figure out how you did the pocket on it. Could you help me? Thank you, Annette

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    • Donna

      Me either! Did you hear back from her? I was lost at row 12….chain 8 and skip 10 stitches. ??

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      • ChiWei

        Hi Donna, yes, the pocket is created by skipping stitches in the round. As you keep working around, those skipped stitches are the opening to the pocket.

      • Debbie S

        I was having a REALLY hard with this as well. I think I FINALLY figured it out. For row 13, you sc in the chain 10 part and not in front of it. I made 2 of these and was so frustrated as it wasn’t working out and then the lightbulb went off in my head!! Hope this helps!!

      • Charmaine Power

        Donna S. Your a life saver!!! Row 13 did me in 6 times. I knew something wasn’t right. Thank you for figuring it out!!! Any other suggestions for the arms etc?

        Charmaine

  8. Evelyn Jackson

    i love your pattern. I have done things like this before. I can see hoe it could be changed into Santa, angel, Mrs. Santa, even a deer. My mother in law does plastic canvas. The first year she did a Santa for the kids ( was buying for all grand and great grandkids. My grandkids thought they were great Christmas ornaments. They did not know there was money in them until a cousin threw a fit because it was not a big gift. They were already telling where on the tree they were going to put them and how to keep them til they grew up to put on their own tree. My Grandkids are boys.

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  9. Debby

    This snowman is so cute, the pattern is perfect and worked up quickly without a problem. I did make a few changes. I made two of the hands and sewed them together so it is right side on each side. Used safety eyes and made him a matching scarf! (chain 40 and half double crochet) I also used a bit of Velcro on his hands.

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    • Lina Vallee

      Hi Debbie, Hoping you can help me. I’m not sure where I went wrong but where are the instructions for the head?

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      • Rae

        The body includes the head. Just follow the pattern. Hope this helps.

  10. Diane

    This is just so cute and the perfect thing I was looking for to hold the gift cards I am giving as gifts. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern and your expertise! Happy holidays!

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  11. Lina Vallee

    I am just in the process of making this snowman, Can you please help me. Where is the head instructions? I’m hoping you still check these comments as I know this was posted few years back; but I’m hoping.

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    • Michele

      Hi Lina!
      I had the same problem and used the head pattern for the unicorn gift card holder on this same website. It worked just fine. Hope this helps!

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    • Rae

      The head is in the body instructions. Just follow the body pattern and it will make the head at the end. Hope this helps!

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  12. Ashley

    How are you able to get the pocket? I tried to make this and for some reason theres no pocket
    I really hope you still look at this xp
    Thank you so much! c:

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  13. Kelley

    Thanks for the pattern. It’s super cute. Such a great idea. I can’t seem to get the hat size right. It seems much too big.

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  14. Kels

    This pattern is so cute!!

    I’m just stuck on round 9 of the hat. What do you mean by “1 sc in sc of previous row”? How do I do that?

    Thank you so much!

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    • Kels

      Hah! Never mind I just figured it out 🙂

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  15. bad fingers

    I am also having trouble understanding round 12 of the body. Specifically the ch8 skip 10 st) I am with you through round 11, but then my stitch number does not match yours. I have more than 24 stitches. Can you send illustrations by email?

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  16. Stefanie Baggott

    I don’t know why, but my snowman was too small to hold a standard sized gift card. I used a 4mm hook and size 4 yarn.

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    • ChiWei

      Size 4 yarn can have quite a bit of variation, so if it was a thinner size 4 that could affect the size. Individual crocheters have different tension as well which affects the end size as well.

      Reply

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