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Free Crochet Pattern Snowman Belly Pot Holder

Add a Festive Touch to Your Kitchen with the Snowman Belly Pot Holder

As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to infuse your home with festive cheer. One delightful way to do this is by crafting your own holiday-themed kitchen accessories. The Snowman Belly Pot Holder, designed by Sonya Blackstone, is an adorable and functional addition to your kitchen decor that will bring a smile to your face every time you use it.

Why Choose the Snowman Belly Pot Holder?

This charming pot holder is not only cute but also practical. Designed to resemble a snowman’s belly, it features a cheerful snowman face and a round, plump body that is perfect for handling hot pots and pans. The pattern is easy to follow, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced crocheters. Plus, it can be easily adjusted to fit your needs, whether you want a larger or smaller pot holder.

Materials

  • Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran (#4) [or comparable 100% cotton yarn]
    • White [3.5 ounces/100 grams]
    • Red [1 ounce/30 grams]
    • Black [Scraps]
  • I/9/5.50mm crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • 1/4 yard 100% Cotton Batting (Optional, but recommended)
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter (For cutting batting)

Stitch Guide

  • around = around
  • chain = chain
  • double crochet = double crochet
  • single crochet = single crochet
  • slip stitch(es) = slip stitch(es)

Gauge

12 stitches x 12 rows = 4 inches
Gauge is not critical for this project

Finished Measurements

8.25 inches wide x 8.75 inches high

Skill Level

EasyWritten in U.S. Terms

Notes

  • Batting is used for heat resistance. This will provide more padding and protection from hot surfaces, however, two layers of crocheted cotton are typically thick enough for short-term protection (from oven to stove top). Cotton Batting can be found in any store that sells fabric.
  • 100% cotton yarn (and batting) is required. Acrylics can melt if they become too hot.
  • A yard of fabric (batting) = 36 inches high, 1/4 yard of fabric = 9 inches high, but the width is 54 inches wide and batting doesn’t have a specific cutting direction.
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches.
  • For the first 5 rows (red scarf) use a loose tension to avoid pulling and puckering once you add the body. If you have difficulty loosening your tension, use a J/10/6.00mm crochet hook for these rows.

Free Crochet Pattern Instructions

LARGE PANEL

With Red,Row 1: Chain 25, single crochet in the back bump of the 2nd chain and in each chain across, turn (24)Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch across, turn (24)Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2With White,Row 6: Repeat Row 2Row 7: Chain 1, single crochet, double crochet across, turn (24)Rows 8-44: Repeat Row 7; Fasten at the end of Row 44. (24)

SMALL PANEL

With White,Row 1: Chain 25, single crochet in the back bump of the 2nd chain and in each chain across, turn (24)Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet, double crochet across, turn (24)Rows 3-25: Repeat Row 2; Fasten at the end of Row 25. (24)

LONG SCARF END (leave long tails at both ends)

With Red,Row 1: Chain 11, single crochet in back bump of 2nd chain and across, turn (10)Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch across, turn (10)Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2; Fasten at the end of Row 4.

SHORT SCARF END (leave long tails at both ends)

With Red,Row 1: Chain 9, single crochet in back bump of 2nd chain and across, turn (8)Row 2: Chain 1, single crochet in each stitch across, turn (8)Rows 3-4: Repeat Row 2; Fasten at the end of Row 4.

BUTTONS (Make 3)

With Black,Round 1: Make magic ring, chain 1, 6 single crochets in ring, do not join (6)Round 2: 2 single crochets, single crochet around, slip stitch to join in 1st single crochet; Fasten. (9)

HANGER

Chain 16, single crochet in back bump of 2nd chain and across; Fasten. (15)

Finishing

  • Lay large panel flat and lay batting over the bottom edge (white edge).
  • Lay small white panel over the batting, lining up the bottom edges.
  • Thread needle with white yarn and insert needle from front to back, then from back to front one stitch over, close to the upper right corner. Tie tails into a knot. — Repeat this step 8 more times in the following locations: right center, bottom right corner, bottom middle, center, upper middle, upper left corner, left center, bottom left corner. <This step tacks the 3 layers together and holds the batting in place.>
  • Insert hook under the small panel and pull the tails and knots to the inside of the pot holder to hide them.
  • Fold the remaining portion of the large panel up over the batting and small panel. Pin into place as needed. <Front pocket created>
  • Insert hook in bottom right corner, through all 3 layers, and single crochet in the same space and in end of each row up the side, in each stitch across the top, and in the end of each row down the left edge. Fasten. Make sure you’re working through all crochet layers around. Do not crochet across the top of the pocket.
  • Sew scarf ends to the left of center in desired location: Thread needle through long tail left from crocheting scarf ends and use it to sew one end to the bottom edge of the red scarf stripe. Then thread needle with other tail and add “fringe” by stitching through the bottom of the scarf ends and down the front of the white body.
  • Attach button to the front center, approximately 1/2 inch apart.
  • Attach hanger to upper left corner as desired.

Customization and Creativity

One of the best aspects of this pattern is the ability to customize your snowman. You can experiment with different colors for the hat and scarf, add buttons for eyes, or even give your snowman a unique expression. This allows you to create a pot holder that is truly one-of-a-kind and reflects your personal style.

Finishing Touches

Once you’ve completed crocheting your snowman, the final step is to assemble the pieces and add any additional embellishments. This is where you can get creative and make your snowman truly special. Whether you choose to add a carrot nose, rosy cheeks, or a festive hat, your Snowman Belly Pot Holder is sure to be a hit in your kitchen.

Conclusion

The Snowman Belly Pot Holder, designed by Sonya Blackstone, is a delightful and festive project that will add a touch of holiday cheer to your kitchen. Whether you’re making it for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, this pot holder is sure to bring joy and warmth to your home. So grab your crochet hook and yarn, and start crafting your own adorable snowman pot holder today. Happy crocheting!

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