Crochet Snowman Pattern for a Hot Pad free pattern

Jul 8, 2022 | Crochet patterns

A crochet snowman pattern for a cute & quick hot pad is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Crochet Snowman Pattern

Time for Christmas in July – a great time to get a jump start on your Christmas holiday crochet gift making!  I never seem to start early enough on my Christmas makes and every year I find myself frantically working at the last-minute on Christmas gifts.  I always have good intentions but never seem to follow through on them.  Or perhaps I am just overly optimistic on how quickly I will be able to finish them all. 😉

I could seriously design Christmas crochet patterns all year long.  And I don’t know about you but snowmen crochet patterns seem to be my favorite. They are just so cute and so much fun to work on.  And this crochet snowman pattern would be perfect for gifts or a fun addition to your Christmas kitchen home decor!

This cute snowman pattern is the perfect match to my Reindeer Hot Pad free crochet pattern.  I am hoping to eventually have a complete set of Christmas themed hot pads.  If you have any ideas for upcoming designs drop me a note – I would love to hear all of your suggestions!

Pot holders are a great last-minute project, too! Great for craft fairs or to make for Secret Santa gifts for school or work.  I mean who doesn’t love a snowman??

A fun variation of this pattern would be to make this as a mini snowman pillow!  All you would need to do to make a pillow would be to stuff with a small amount of poly-fil stuffing before you completely finish the final round of assembly. Such a great idea for a quick Christmas project! 

Crochet Snowman Hot Pad Pattern Details

This crochet snowman pattern is worked in the round with basic easy crochet stitches.  Basically made up of double crochet rounds of varying sizes which are sewn together with the addition of a nose and simple embroidery for his mouth.

Two identical double crochet rounds are connected together at the end with just one additional round of double crochet stitches.  Part of the last round is worked with the color you use for the ear muffs and then the ear muffs are sewn to the top of the snowman hot pad covering the color changes.  So easy!

Crochet Snowman Pattern headband process

I do like the added bulk of having two double crochet rounds together if you are going to be using this as a functional and practical hot pad. Not absolutely necessary, though!

I made my sample with Red Heart Super Saver which is an economical medium worsted weight acrylic yarn. If you are planning on making this hot pad functional I would recommend switching to a cotton yarn. Acrylic yarn may melt or scorch with the application of high heat.  My hot pad is strictly decorative so acrylic is completely fine.

I love projects where I can head to my yarn stash and know I will most likely have all the yarn I need for my project.  Which means I can immediately get my project on my hook without delay.  I always have black and white yarn in my stash and you can use any color you have on hand for your ear muffs.  A small amount of orange yarn for the snowman’s nose and you are good to go!

One of the tips I can give to improve the look of your hot pad is to substitute the ch-3 with a stacked single crochet stitch.  I typically will use this method as a substitute for a turning ch-3 but it works great in the round, too!  Check out my complete photo and video tutorial for the stacked single crochet stitch.

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Crochet Snowman Hot Pad Pattern

Crochet Snowman Pattern Hot Pad free written pattern instructions

Pattern written in US crochet terminology


  • Red Heart Super Saver Weight 4 / Medium (100% acrylic, 7 oz / 364 yds) *
  • White 2 oz / 106 yds (Color A)
  • Black 0.2 oz / 8 yds (Color B)
  • Pumpkin 0.1 oz / 4 yds (Color C)
  • Aruba Sea 0.8 oz / 43 yds (Color D)

*Acrylic yarn for decorative uses only.

*Use 100% cotton yarn for practical use with heat.

Size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook
Stitch marker (optional)
Tapestry needle

Approximate finished size:  10” diameter

Gauge: First 4 rounds = 4” / 4 dc sts = 1”


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

Pattern Notes:

  • Face, eyes, nose and ear muffs are all worked in the round.  
  • Ch 3 at beginning of each round counts as first dc stitch.

Pattern Instructions

Hanging Loop

With Color A, ch 20.

Row 1:  1 sc in second ch from hook and in each ch.

Fasten off, leaving a long enough tail for sewing.

Face (make 2)

With Color A, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 11 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3 and tighten ring. (12)

Round 2:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3. (24)

Round 3:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (36)

Round 4:  ch 3, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last st, 1 dc in last st, sl st in top of ch-3. (48)

Round 5:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (60)

Round 6:  ch 3, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 2 sts, 1 dc in last 2 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (72)

Round 7:  ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 5 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 5 sts,* repeat from * to * to end, sl st in top of ch-3. (84)

Round 8:  ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, *1 dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st,* repeat from * to * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in last 3 sts, sl st in top of ch-3.  (96)

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Eyes (make 2)

With Color B, make MC.

Round 1:  ch 3, 10 dc in MC, join with sl st in top of ch-3, tighten ring. (11)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.  Weave in remaining end.


With Color C, ch 8, 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 hdc in next 2 chs, 1 dc in next 2 chs, 1 tr in next ch, ch 4, sl st in next ch; now working along bottom edge in unused loops from ch, sc in each loop, sl st in skipped chain from beginning.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ear Muffs (make 2)

With Color D, repeat rounds 1 – 3 of face panel.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.


Crochet Snowman Pattern face process

Note:  Sew following pieces to RS of same face panel.

With long tail, sew eyes to face.

With long tail, sew nose to face.

With Color B, embroider smile on RS of face.  Weave in ends.

With long tail, form a loop with hanging loop and sew to RS of back face panel.

Crochet Snowman Pattern hanging loop process

With WS of panels facing, position front face panel so that you will stitch across the top of the face, using Color D and working through both panels and with RS of face facing:

Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, 1 dc in next 7 sts, *2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 7 sts,* repeat from * to * 6 times, change to color A, repeat from * to * to end,  sl st in top of first st. (108)

Crochet Snowman Pattern headband process 2
Crochet Snowman Pattern headband process 3

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

With long tails, sew ear muffs to RS of face.

Crochet Snowman Pattern ear muff process

Weave in remaining ends.

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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!


  1. Gerrie Wodicka

    Love the snowman Tonya!! Glad your Grandson is ok. I hope to start early this year with Christmas gifts ! This snowman hot pad & the snowman towel topper would be great gifts! I made several of the Red truck towel toppers last year ! Another great pattern . Thank you , Gerrie

    • Tonya Bush

      Thank you so much Gerrie! We are so grateful he recovered quickly – it was so unexpected and scary. I am so happy you like the new snowman hot pad and towel topper patterns 💕. Makes me happy that the Red Truck Towel Topper was a hit for your Christmas gifting it was definitely one of my favorite patterns of last year. 🎄 I am thinking about a harvest pumpkin variation for this fall – my daughter loves everything red truck and fall so I think it would be perfect for her 😉.

      • Geraldine Wodicka

        That would be a great addition to your towel topper collection ! I appreciate when you link where you get your supplies ( plastic rings & cute towels ) Love your posts & patterns ! I made the spring sampler pillow & throw & they are just beautiful. Want to do the fall sampler too ! You are very talented ! Thanks for sharing with us !