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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

12 Crafts of Christmas || Crochet Snowman Card

I've never been a fan of the generic cards you can pick up at the store. Whenever I can, I always prefer to make my own cards. It's so much more personal that way. This crocheted snowman card is a great way to send a personal touch to your friends and family this year! I can't wait to make up a few more of these and give them out this Christmas! 


Skill Level: Easy

Materials:
- blank card and envelope
- worsted weight white yarn
- size 3 crochet thread in black, orange, and scarf color of your choice
- crochet hooks (sizes G and E)
- embroidery floss (white, black, and color of scarf)
- scissors
- black marker

Notes:
- Snowman is worked in pieces, then attached to the card.
- When called for, I used two strands of embroidery floss throughout the pattern.

Crochet Directions:
- Body:
    Round One: With size G hook and white yarn, work 6 sc into a magic loop.
    Round Two: 2 sc in each stitch around (12 sc)
    Round Three: *1 sc, 2 sc in next stitch* Repeat from * to * around (18 sc). Slip into first stitch of                                round, bind off, and weave in ends.

- Head: Work rows one and two of body. Slip into first stitch of round two, bind off, and weave in ends.

- Hat:
    Chain 7
    Row One: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.
    Row Two: Sl first stitch. Sc in next four stitches. Turn.
    Row Three: Ch 1. Sc in next four stitches. Turn
    Row Four: Repeat row three. Bind off and weave in ends.

- Scarf:
    Chain 21
    Row One: Sc in second ch from hood and each ch across. Bind off and weave in ends

- Carrot Nose:
    Ch 2.
    Row One: Sc and slip stitch into second ch from hook. Bind off and leave long ends.



Assembly:


-Using white embroidery floss, attach the body of the snowman to the card.


-Attach the carrot nose to the center of the face. (I pulled the ends through the white circle and tied a knot.)
Place the snowman's face to where it barely overlaps the body. Secure the bottom of the face with a few stitches, then place the scarf behind the neck of the snowman. Continue stitching around the head, securing it to the card.


- Fold the scarf around the snowman's neck and secure it in place with a few stitches using an embroidery floss similar to the color of the yarn.


- Place the hat on top of the snowman's head and secure it in place with the black embroidery floss.
- Now just add your Christmas message and you're done!
- (If you're a perfectionist like me, you may also want to cut another card in half and glue it to the inside of the front cover so that your stitching doesn't show.)


There's just one month until Christmas and two days until Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays, everyone!

Do you prefer store-bought or handmade cards this time of year?

Linked to: Take a Look TuesdayWork It WednesdayWhimsy WednesdayWow Me WednesdayLittle Monkeys Crochet

5 comments :

  1. What a cute personalized card. I like to do a unique picture card each year.

    Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I'm glad you like it! Unique cards are my favorite. :)

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  2. Love it! I love making personalized cards and will have to add this idea to my list. Hehe, I'm glad you mentioned that you add paper to cover the stitching, because the visible stitching would drive me nuts. We might be the only two people on the planet that would even notice . . . ;-)

    I'd love to have you link up at my Yarn Fanatic Party if you're interested. It's a weekly party that starts on Monday and ends on Sunday. Here's the link to this week's: http://philwife.blogspot.com/2014/12/yarn-fanatic-party-16.html

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    1. I just linked up! Thank you for your kind comments. :)

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