Crochet Snowman Sack with Stocking Stuffers from Oriental Trading

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The holiday’s are creeping up on us! If you are looking for ways to fill your Christmas stockings to the brim Oriental Trading has a fun assortment of small toys that are perfect for stocking stuffers, classroom gifts, party favors, and more! They have a 50 piece assorted toy set or a 250 piece set that is full of cute winter-themed items like snowflake pencils, stamps, yo-yo’s, bouncy balls, plush penguins, polar bear figurines, squishy and boingy toys (as my 4-year-old likes to call them), and much more! Very holiday neutral if you need something for school parties. I created Crochet Snowman Gift Sacks to hold all the goodies and will give each of my kids a sack to open on Christmas! But I have soooo many little toys leftover (a HUGE box full) that I plan on using them for classroom gifts as well. I am providing the pattern for the Snowman Sack below for all my fellow crocheters!

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You can find these Assorted Toy sets on Oriental Trading.com.
I also snagged a pack of Cheery Winter Spiral Notepads to add to my gift sack (only $5.25 for a set of 48!)
Oriental Trading has over 700 new Christmas items live on their site! Browse them all HERE! 

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Snowman Stocking Stuffer Gift Sack:

Materials:
– Chunky White Yarn (I used Loops & Threads Woolike Chunky found at Michaels Craft Stores)
– Worsted weight yarn in green (or any color you want for the beanie), and orange for the nose. A small strand of black yarn is also needed for the mouth.
– Size H crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
– 1/8 inch ribbon (optional)
– Large snowflake button (or any button you want)
– Two 1/2 inch black buttons for the eyes

Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
Front Post Single Crochet and Back Post Single Crochet tutorial

Sack Pattern;
Magic Ring, Chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, pull tight, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (40 SC)
Round 7-15: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (40 SC)
Attach green worsted weight yarn (or whatever you color you want the beanie to be)
Round 16: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1
Round 17-19: Front Post SC, Back Post SC, repeat around, join, chain 1 (this creates the ribbed rim of the hat)
Round 20-25: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends. (40 SC)

With a thin strand of ribbon (I used 1/8 inch wide) OR a strand of yarn, attach yarn pom-pom to one end. With tapestry needle, weave strand over and under the last SC stitches made in round 25. Attach a large snowflake button to the other end of your strand of ribbon. When pulling tight, only pull on the side of the strand with the snowflake. This allows the pom pom to sit on to of the hat when top of sack is closed!

Snowman Nose:
with orange yarn
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next 2, DC in last. *SC around the back of the DC stitch, continue to slip stitch on the bottom edge of the nose and join to point. *this part is optional.

Stitch nose to front of sack. Add button eyes and sew on a half smile mouth with black yarn and your tapestry needle.

 

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Thank you to Oriental Trading for providing me with the assorted toy products seen in this post.
I was not compensated for this post and all opinions about the products are my own.

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Comments

  1. Jerri says

    Sarah, On row 6. Shouldn’t your stitch count be 45. Just wondering if I’m reading it right?
    Love love this cute snowman..

  2. Denise Sullivan says

    Sarah, I just don’t know how you get so many cute things done. I have about 10 half finished projects. You are so creative. I really love all of your beautiful artwork. Could you change this a little to make it a santa bag?

  3. Miriam says

    Lovely!! Thank you. Do you have something similar that is not Christmas? I have a Women’s retreat in March and we make things for all who come… I just had an idea that I could make one for them… I’m a beginner so any help would be appreciate it.

    • Phoebe says

      I bet if you did the hat in a dark blue it wouldn’t look Christmas-y, just wintery. I substitute blue or purple for red and green all of the time to make things look winter rather than Christmas, and it works really well.

  4. Nitasha says

    Hi! About how many can you get out of 1 skein of the white chunky yarn listed? I’m anxious to make this for my daughters class and curious how much yarn I’d need to make 25.

  5. Nichole says

    Same here!! I’d love to make these as hats for my twin two year old boys. Could this be modified onto a hat? Thanks so much for all your adorable patterns!! I’ve made tons of your hats as gifts and they always wow.

  6. Melissa C. says

    Hi, Sarah. I am making this snowman for 8 kiddies in the family. I noticed in the picture round 20 is actually done in the back loops only. Your pattern doesn’t mention to do this. I just wanted to let you know in case you wanted to let your audience know. :)

  7. Debbie says

    These are so cute I just made three of them real easy to make. Just wondering what size is the pom pom ?

    Thank you for sharing such a great idea

  8. shannon says

    Thank you for such a cute quick little bag. two down and only 48 more to go. I am just using rhss and they are coming out adorable. will line with a coffee filter and fill with cookies for all the little kiddos in two different classes. Happy Hook’n

  9. Kristina says

    What would you suggest I use if I want to seal up the bag and fill it with something with a little weight to it? Rice? I want to make a few of these as decorations for my house!

  10. Lori says

    Hello, i was wondering if this could be made with the Bernat Blanket Yarn for the snowman part. I have extra that I wanted to use if possible.
    Thank you

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