This Snow Globe Towel Topper is a free crochet pattern by Nana’s Crafty Home!
I have been designing towel toppers over the last year that use a 3″ ring crocheted inside so you can remove the towel for easy washing. This theme began with my Gnome Towel Topper which was a huge hit last Christmas and I have added several more designs throughout the last year.
This Snow Globe Towel Topper was inspired by the Snow Globe Ornament design by Sarah of Repeat Crafter Me. Such a cute idea – I loved how those ornaments were completely customizable!
So, I went about designing a snow globe towel topper that you could customize as well! There are so many different little embellishments you could add to your snow globe. I love all things snowman so I went looking for the perfect little embellishments at Joann’s and found these little guys!
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn* for my towel topper which you can find at Yarnspirations. I love the soft sheen of this medium #4 acrylic yarn but you could certainly substitute with your favorite yarn – cotton or acrylic!
I purchased my 3″ plastic rings from Amazon but you could also use heavy duty hair ties or inexpensive shower curtain rings instead.
I found the perfect snowman kitchen towels to go with my towel topper at Amazon as well – so adorable!
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Snow Globe Towel Topper free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Caron Simply Soft Soft Blue Medium #4 weight .7 oz / 40 yds (Color A)
Caron Simply Soft White .5 oz / 26 yds (Color B)
Caron Simply Soft Harvest Red .25 oz / 15 yds (Color C)
Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
1 – 3” plastic ring
1 – 3/4” button
Christmas or snowman novelty buttons
Snowman towel from Amazon
Embroidery floss for sewing on button & button notions
Approximate finished size: 6” from bottom of base x 5” wide (not including towel)
Gauge: 4” = 9 rounds of sc
WS = wrong side
RS = right side
MC = magic circle
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
st = stitch
Notes about pattern:
- 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 of snow globe.
Snow Globe 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 between * * to end. (18)
Round 4: 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* repeat between * * to last st, 1 sc in last st. (24)
Round 5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end. (30)
Round 6: 1 sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 sc in last 2 st. (36)
Round 7: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 5 st,* repeat between * * to end. (42)
Round 8: 1 sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 6 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 3 st, 1 sc in last 3 st. (48)
Round 9: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 7 st,* repeat between * * to end. (54)
Round 10: 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 4 st, 1 sc in last 4 st. (60)
Round 11: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 9 st,* repeat between * * to end. (66)
Fasten off Color A, switch to Color B
Round 12: 1 sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st, *1 sc in next 10 st, 2 sc in next st,* repeat between * * to last 5 st, 1 sc in last 5 st. (72)
Fasten off Color B, switch to Color C
Note: now working in rows for the remainder of the front panel.
Row 1: 1 sc in next 12 st. Turn (12)
Row 2 – 3: ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st. Turn. (14, 16)
Row 4 – 5: ch 1, 1 sc in each st to end. Turn. (16)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Snow Globe Back Panel
Round 1 – 5: repeat rounds 1 – 5 of Snow Globe Front Panel.
Round 6: repeat round 6 of Snow Globe Front Panel, except work the first 5 stitches over the plastic ring. Note: keep ring to WS of panel.
Round 7 – 12: repeat rounds 7 – 12 of Snow Globe Front Panel. At end of round 12, sl st to 1st st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Add Novelty Buttons
With RS of front panel facing, place novelty decorative buttons where desired to front of panel. Using embroider thread, sew buttons to front panel.
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 approximately 1” from bottom RS of back panel securely by sewing along tab on both sides approximately 2.5” from bottom of tab. See diagram below. Weave in end. Note: Make sure your ring on the inside of your back panel is at the top center of your panel before sewing on the hanging tab.
Attaching panels together
With WS of panels facing (ring to inside and at top of towel), use stitch markers to count 52 st from one side of panel to the other. Leave 4 stitches unworked on each side of the snow globe base.
Attach front and back panels together with stitch markers through loops of both panels. With RS of front panel facing, and with Color B, attach yarn at 1st stitch marker, sl st in each st through both front and back panels to next stitch marker. (52 st) Fasten off. Weave in ends. Note: if the towel you plan to use is somewhat thick you may want to sl st through fewer stitches – try 46 stitches instead. Less than that may cause the topper to not hang properly. Leave the same number of stitches unworked on each side of the snow globe base on the front panel.