Crocheted Snowman Pillow free crochet tapestry pattern!

Nov 7, 2023 | Crochet patterns

This crocheted snowman pillow is a free crochet pattern by A Box of Twine and hosted by Nana’s Crafty Home!

Welcome to the guest designer series where talented crochet pattern designers from across the crochet world share their free patterns with you, right here on Nana’s Crafty Home!

Today Susan from A Box of Twine is here with her free crocheted snowman pattern!  This simple single crochet tapestry color work pattern will work up quickly and is a great project for a tapestry newbie!

Crocheted Snowman Pillow free crochet pattern by A Box of Twine

Susan offers simple crochet and knitting patterns over at her blog,  You can find a few sewing & fabric crafts there, too.  While homeschooling her two children as a stay-at-home Mom, she decided to start a craft blog to channel her desire to create beautiful things.  It has been so rewarding!  Susan loves neutral colors and peaceful vignettes, and her classic designs reflect that feeling of serenity.  Her work has been featured in craft summits, as well as in American Farmhouse Style magazine.  Be sure to visit at:

The crocheted snowman pillow exudes a cozy winter charm, making it a perfect addition to any living space during the colder months. It’s crafted using a neutral palette, predominantly in shades of off-white and light gray, which lends it a sophisticated and timeless look.

Paired with other neutral-colored home decor items, this crocheted snowman pillow can add a touch of winter wonder to any room. The choice of colors and the simplicity of the design make it versatile enough to fit various interior styles, from modern to rustic.

For different variations and to match your own style, you might consider adding personal touches like buttons or safety eyes for the crocheted snowman’s eyes or a cute scarf made from colorful yarn to give it an extra festive touch! Another way to customize this crochet snowman pattern would be to add a pom pom or tassels to each corner.

You may also like the following free crochet snowman patterns by Nana’s Crafty Home:

Winter Wonderland Crocheted Snowman Pillow Cover – Crochet Colorwork Pattern

Hello crochet fans!  My name is Susan, and I am the designer behind the blog “A Box of Twine” (  It is my pleasure to join you today for a guest post here at Nana’s Crafty Home.  It is exciting to be part of Tonya’s amazing collection of Christmas patterns by guest bloggers this season!

Today I am sharing a super sweet pillow cover pattern that’s made using crochet colorwork from a chart.  If you have never crocheted with two colors or more in colorwork, this is a beginner friendly pattern.  It may just ‘hook’ you into trying more colorwork patterns!   

The pillow cover is designed to enclose a 12” square pillow form insert.  You can purchase these inexpensively online or at a fabric store.  The supplies needed to make one Snowman pillow cover are as follows:

*This post contains affiliate links.  You can click on any yarn or material highlighted to purchase.  I will receive a small commission if you purchase but it won’t cost you any extra!  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)

Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

Gauge: 4″ (10 CM) SQUARE: 12.5 sts by 16 rows

*It is important to check gauge to ensure your pillow cover panels will be 12” square when finished.

Crocheted Snowman Pillow Cover Pattern


  • You will work in a crochet colorwork pattern to create the front square panel. Next you will make a 2nd solid colored panel for the back. Block each panel to 12″ square size.
  • Next, you will join the two panels with a single crochet seam, making sure to insert the pillow form after 3 sides.
  • Lastly, you will finish the single crochet seam on the 4th side of pillow to close the pillow.    

The front panel of the pillow cover is worked in a colorwork pattern, as shown in the Snowman colorwork chart.  You will use two colors to create the front panel – gray (MC) for the background, and white (CC) for the Snowman.  There are a couple of options for crocheting with the two yarn colors:

  1. Work with invisible floats throughout your work such as in Tapestry Crochet.  This method is shown in detail in Tonya’s TAPESTRY CROCHET BASICS GUIDE video tutorial.  It uses more yarn, but the finished result will be neat on both sides (reversible) and the tension should be even throughout. Just be sure to use tight single crochet stitches so that the gray color does not bleed through the white.
  2. Leave stranded floats hanging on the wrong side (WS) of your work, such as in Fair Isle Crochet.  Since the WS of the front panel will not be shown for this pillow cover, it makes sense to carry stranded floats for your unused yarn across the back.  This is the method I used for this pillow cover, as it is not reversible.  This method uses less yarn, but you want to ensure your tension remains even.  For an in-depth tutorial on how to work Fair Isle crochet in rows (such as this pillow project), visit Deja’s video tutorial on HOW TO WORK FAIR ISLE CROCHET IN ROWS.  


  • The Right Side (RS) of the panels are worked on odd numbered rows. Read colorwork chart from right to left.
  • The Wrong Side (WS) of the panels are worked on even numbered rows. Read colorwork chart from left to right.
  • If stranding/floating unused yarn, leave unused color yarn hanging at back (WS) of work. Carry (‘float’) and catch the MC yarn across WS when not in use for more than 4 sts.

Front Panel:

Using size H-8 crochet hook, ch 39 with MC yarn.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (38 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st across. Turn. (38 sts)

Rows 3-48: continue working as row 2 but use Snowman colorwork chart to join and alternate with CC colored yarn when indicated. Each block in chart represents one SC, and each row represents one row of crochet.

(For stranding floats: Leave unused yarn hanging on WS. When working with CC yarn: if MC yarn is not in use for more than 4 sts, carry (float) it across the WS of work by ‘catching’ it with every few CC colored sts.)

Fasten off.

Snowman pillow chart

Figure 1- Snowman Colorwork Chart

Back Panel:

Using size H-8 crochet hook, ch 39 with MC yarn.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (38 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st across. Turn. (38 sts)

Rows 3-48: continue working as row 2 with MC colored yarn throughout.

Fasten off.

Weave in all loose ends.

Block each panel to 12″ square.

Snowman Pillow panels process

Figure 2 – RS of two panels

wrong side of crochet snowman panel

Figure 3 – closeup of WS of front panel with Fair Isle method


Seam together the 2 panels for the pillow with CC yarn as follows:

  • Pin two panels WS together along three side edges. Ensure both panels are aligned with sc rows horizontally across.
  • Using size H-8 crochet hook and CC yarn, join two panels together by working 38 sc sts through both panels along one pinned side.
  • Work 3 sc sts into corner.
  • Continue working 38 sc sts through panels along next pinned side.
  • Work 3 sc sts into next corner.
  • Work 38 sts through panels along third pinned side.
  • Work 3 sc sts into corner.
  • Insert pillow form into 3-sided pillow. 
  • Close up last side of pillow by pinning the last side of panels together and working 38 sc sts through both panels, finishing with 3 sc sts in last corner.

Finished!  This winter wonderland pillow would look so sweet in a child’s bedroom or cozy reading chair by the fire.  If you would like to make two pillows, try out the ad-free PDF digital pattern bundle in my Etsy shop: WINTER WONDERLAND PILLOW COVERS.  The pdf pattern bundle includes this Snowman pattern, as well as a Snowflake pattern:

Crochet snowman and snowflake pillow set

I hope you enjoyed this FREE Fair Isle colorwork crochet pattern for a Snowman pillow cover.   I can imagine this cover being worked in bright red or green as a background for a more traditional Christmas look.  You could also add white yarn pom poms to the corners of the pillow for ‘snowballs’. 

Have fun with it and be sure to visit me at anytime!

Nana’s Crafty Home Social Media links:






Facebook Group:

Sign up for my Newsletter:

Crocheted Snowman Pillow free crochet pattern by A Box of Twine


About Me

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!