These cute and cheerful snowmen baubles are quick and easy Christmas knits.
Worked in hand wash wool yarn they shrink into beautiful felt with just one or two rides in your washing machine. If you have not tried knit and felt yet these make a fun, first project.
Each cheeky snowman will have a different expression!
You could even use them to embellish your gift wrapping or added to a wreath to give visitors a little smile.
This 4 page pattern includes full instructions for knitting, sewing up, stuffing, creating the face and felting your baubles.
These knit and felt decorations are both cat proof and child friendly- a very important consideration in my house, My Siamese cat believes all Christmas decorations are cat toys!
These baubles are knitted flat using stocking stitch and basic increases and decreases. The orange carrot nose is knitted separately and sewn on before felting.
There is no complex pattern work. The eyes and mouth are easily added after seaming and stuffing the baubles, these features blends into the baubles as the felt forms in the wash.
Alternatively you can embroider or sew on features cut from fabric to the bauble after the heads are felted and dried if you wish
You will be able to make a tree full of felt baubles from 1 skein of wool!
You could also make plain coloured baubles and embellish them as you wish with needle felting, sequins, ribbon or embroidery.
Bauble Size 8.5cm /3”
- 4 page knitting pattern
- Full instructions for finishing and felting
- Suitable for Beginners
Materials you need at home:
- Knitting Needle- 6.5mm UK size 3, US 10.5 , , *Recommended Yarn- , Lion Brand- Cascade 220 (Hand wash) , , *Yardage for one snowman- , Natural 10g (20m, 22yds) , Orange 0.5g (1m, 1.1yd) , Black 1g (2m, 2.2yds) , , *You will also need- , Polyfibre toy stuffing. , Tapestry needle , Large split rings (Jewellery findings) , Or , Ribbon for hanging
What others have made
My sketch book is always full of new toy and doll characters waiting to be created in yarn.
I love bringing them to life with my knitting needles!
I spend my days in my sunny studio with my Siamese cat for company.
Surrounded by colourful yarn, my hands are busy clicking the knitting needles or sketching current ideas.
I create dolls and toys to celebrate the seasons and important times in people’s lives, Christmas and Easter- New babies and snuggly tired toddlers.
In between creating new dolls and teddy bears. I’ve created patterns for knitting magazines and worked with retail firms to create knitting kits.
I started out selling my knitted and felted bags at Craft and Design events where I enjoyed meeting other knitting enthusiasts.
It was these knitters who convinced me to publish my patterns for others to enjoy.
I do hope you enjoy your knitting project and if you would like to read more about my work please visit my website www.clairefairalldesigns.co.uk