I sat in the house contemplating hooking and I looked outside at the pristine snow gently falling to earth and thought, what does one do when it’s snowing outside? Then it hit me “I’ll make a snowman!” Someone was in the shop on Saturday telling me she would like a pattern of a jolly cone snowman to compliment all the Cone Santa’s that she’s been pulling off her frame. I lost count how many she’s hooked as gifts for family and friends. No two alike and so sweet!
Our Cone Santa pattern has three sizes of santa's so I thought I would stick to the same plan. So I started with the 12” high Snow Cone and made him squat and fat. I decided I would hook them all in the same colours, just manipulate the green, gold and red to highlight various areas. The first one has a wonderful hat with a red background and swirls of white. The second one which is 14” high, more of a tall pinhead kind of snowman, with a vest of red and white squares, these two features will make them cohesive when they stand along a mantle or table. The third one at 9” high and will have a red and white stripe either on his hat or coat. We’ll see…..
I hooked them in a #5 cut but they can be done in the wider strips. I prefer #5 and the detail it allows but it slows down the progress a wee bit although I managed to finish two in two days. Is this bragging? Tonight shouldn’t take long to do the smaller snowman; he’s only 9” high so he will practically hook himself. On Facebook, someone called me #1 Santa’s Elf the way I whiz through them, but they are only small and can be whipped up quickly once the colour plan is down. But I do like the thought of being an elf…..sounds like fun!
I must say making these snowmen while sitting by a fire is the most comfortable way. No wet mittens, cherry nose, frost bitten cheeks and icy feet.
Pattern is available now on Linen $45.95. Get yours and hook one or all of these delightful Snow Cones in time for Christmas. Cheers!