Crochet Snowman Pattern free towel topper crochet pattern

Nov 23, 2021 | Crochet patterns

This crochet snowman pattern for an adorable and easy towel topper  is a free pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home.

Crochet Snowman pattern

Next in my Christmas Towel Topper Series is the Snowman Towel Topper.  This cute snowman pattern works up so quickly in scrap amounts of yarn.

Perfect for a last-minute gift idea or to add a bit of festive fun to your Christmas holiday kitchen home decor!

This pattern uses the amazing plastic ring* to hold your towel.  The ring holds your towel and makes it removable for easy washing!

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Photo of plastic rings courtesy of Crafts Central on Amazon

These are the plastic rings that I buy (in bulk 😂) from Amazon. They are the perfect size, durable and inexpensive. Many have successfully substituted wood rings, plastic shower rings or elastic hair ties. I recommend if you use hair ties to use thicker versions perhaps even doubled up so in case one breaks you still have another. 

I also have a set of plastic safety eyes and noses that I found at Amazon. Inexpensive with a wide range of sizes so I have just the right one for each project I am making.

Snowman Towel Topper Crochet Pattern Details

My snowman towel topper is made from two identical panels of single crochet rounds – with the back panel you will work over your ring for several stitches which will keep that ring in place.  

Then you will crochet two ear muffs, add a nose with orange yarn, add plastic safety eyes and embroider his smile on the front panel.  Once the front panel is complete you will slip stitch the two front panels together and sew the ear muffs to the front panel.  Add a hanging tab with a button to the top of your topper and he is all ready to go.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn which is a medium worsted weight yarn but you could certainly use your favorite yarn as a substitute.

Add a festive holiday themed kitchen towel to your snowman for an extra bit of fun. Or, sew a couple of black buttons to a plain white kitchen towel to add a special touch.

snowman crochet holiday towel topper pattern

And, he is the perfect match to the Gingerbread Man Towel Topper which is also a free crochet pattern on the blog. Don’t they look like best pals?

Snowman and Gingerbread Man Towel Toppers
Christmas Towel Topper pattern set

And now the Vintage Christmas Red Truck Towel Topper has joined in the fun – another free pattern now on the blog!

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Snowman Towel topper free crochet pattern

Crochet Snowman Pattern Towel Topper free crochet pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


Size J (6.0 mm crochet hook)

1 – 3” plastic ring
1 – 3/4” button
Embroidery floss for sewing on button
2- 12 mm safety eyes
Tapestry Needle
Stitch Markers

Approximate finished size:  5” round (not including towel)

Gauge: 5” = 9 rounds of sc


WS = wrong side
RS = right side
MC = magic circle (or magic ring)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Pattern Notes:

  • Worked in seamless rounds – do not sl st join at the end of each round, use a stitch marker in 1st st of each round and move up to keep track of rounds.
  • Towel topper is worked in two panels which are then joined together at the end.
  • Plastic ring is crocheted over while working back panel.

Front Panel

Round 1:  (RS) With Color A, make a MC, ch 1, 6 sc in MC.  (6)

Round 2:  2 sc in each st.  (12)

Round 3:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end. (18)

Round 4:  1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 sc in last st.  (24)

Round 5:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end. (30)

Round 6:  1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 sc in last 2 sts.  (36)

Round 7:  *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end.  (42)

Round 8:  1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 sc in last 3 sts.  (48)

Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st to first st.  (54)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Back Panel

Round 1 – 5:  repeat rounds 1 – 5 of Front Panel.

Round 6:  repeat round 6 of Front Panel, except work the first 5 sc stitches over the plastic ring. Note:  Keep ring to WS of panel.  

Round 7 – 9:  repeat rounds 7 – 9 of Front Panel.  At end of round 9, sl st to first st.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Ear Muffs (make 2)

With Color B, repeat rounds 1 – 3 of front panel.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


With Color C, ch 5, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in last st.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Snowman Towel Topper assembly process


Add safety eyes to front panel.  I offset mine – left affixed to round 3 and right affixed to round 5.  

Sew nose to front panel.

With Color D, embroider smile to front panel. 

Snowman Towel Topper joining process
Snowman Towel Topper joining process 2

With WS of panels facing (ring to inside of panels, open part of ring at bottom of face), use stitch markers to count 37 sts from one side of panel to the other.  Attach front and back panels together with stitch markers through both panels.  With Color B, attach yarn at first stitch marker, sl st in each st through both front and back panels to next stitch marker.  (37 st) 

Snowman Towel Topper joining process 3

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With long tails left for sewing, sew ear muffs to each side of front panel.

Snowman Towel Topper add ear muffs

Hanging Tab 

Row 1:  With Color A (leaving a long tail for sewing), ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, turn. (4)

Row 2 – 20:  ch 1, sc in each st, turn.  (4)

Row 21 (button hole row):  ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 2, sk next 2 st, sc in last st. (2 st + 2 ch) 

Row 22:  ch 1, sc in 1st st, 2 sc in ch 2 sp, 1 sc in last st.

Fasten off.  Weave in end.

With embroidery thread, sew button to non-button hole end of tab.

With long tail left for sewing, sew button side of tab at top of back panel.  Weave in end.

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Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!